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Crop Disasters Declared in 259 Counties across 23 States –USDA

Posted by feww on September 17, 2017

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USDA designates hundreds of counties across the US as crop disaster areas

Major losses and damages caused by multiple disasters including drought and deluge, frost and freeze, hail and high winds, snow and excessive rainfall, as well as other extreme climate and weather events have prompted USDA to designate at least 259 counties across 23 states as crop disaster areas.

Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Wyoming.

The Disaster Designations:

Release No. 0106.17
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated six counties in Wyoming, two in Montana and an additional two counties in South Dakota as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Release No. 0105.17
USDA has designated seven counties in South Dakota as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Release No. 0104.17
USDA has designated 22 counties in Montana and two counties in Wyoming as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Release No. 0103.17
USDA has designated six counties in Ohio and two counties in Pennsylvania as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by frost and freeze that occurred from May 7, 2017, through May 15, 2017.

Release No. 0100.17
USDA) has designated eight counties in South Dakota as primary natural disaster areas due to a recent drought.

Release No. 0099.17
USDA has designated 15 counties in Montana two others in South Dakota and three counties in Wyoming as crop disaster areas due to a recent drought.

Release No. 0098.17
USDA has designated 14 counties in Michigan and two in Indiana as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by frost and freeze that occurred from May 7 through May 9, 2017.

Release No. 0096.17
USDA has designated five counties in South Dakota and one each in Montana and Wyoming as crop disaster areas due to a recent drought.

Release No. 0095.17
USDA has designated ten counties in Montana as crop disaster areas due to a recent drought.

Release No. 0094.17
USDA has designated 26 counties in Iowa and three counties in Missouri as primary natural disaster areas due to a recent drought.

Release No. 0093.17
USDA has designated nine counties in Idaho, three in Montana and one in Oregon as crop disaster areas due to losses caused by excessive snow, frost and excessive rainfall that occurred from Oct. 1, 2016, and continues.

Release No. 0092.17
USDA) has designated seven counties in Arkansas as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by hail that occurred on May 11, 2017.

Release No. 0091.17
USDA has designated 20 counties in Kansas and one in Colorado as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by high winds, hail, excessive rain and flash flooding that occurred from May 11, 2017, through June 20, 2017.

Release No. 0090.17
USDA has designated Hawaii County in Hawaii as a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Release No. 0086.17
USDA has designated 29 counties in Alabama, and a total of 11 counties in Florida, Georgia and Mississippi as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by excessive rainfall and flash flooding that occurred from May 1, 2017, through June 30, 2017.

Release No. 0087.17
USDA has designated eight counties in North Dakota as crop disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Release No. 0089.17
USDA has designated 15 counties in North Dakota as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Release No. 0088.17
USDA has designated 12 counties in South Dakota and three in Nebraska as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

Release No. 0085.17
USDA has designated multiple counties in South Dakota, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wyoming as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by multiple disaster conditions.

– Designation Number 1: USDA has designated 37 counties in South Dakota, two each in Nebraska and North Dakota and one in Wyoming as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. 201

– Designation Number 2: USDA has designated 16 counties in South Dakota as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by ongoing drought that occurred from May 1, 2017, and continues.

Release No. 0084.17
USDA has designated seven counties in North Carolina and two in in South Carolina as crop disaster area due to losses and damages caused by frost and freeze that occurred from March 16, 2017, through March 18, 2017.

Release No. 0081.17
USDA has designated 26 counties in Texas as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by hail, excessive moisture, flooding, high winds and excessive rain that occurred from May 19, 2017, through July 4, 2017.

Release No. 0080.17
USDA has designated three counties in South Dakota, and two each in Montana and North Dakota, as crop disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought.

 

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Ex-Tropical Cyclone DEBBIE – UPDATE 000402

Posted by feww on April 2, 2017

Record-Breaking Flood Forecast for Central Queensland, Australia

Residents central Queensland city of Rockhampton have been warned to leave low-lying areas ahead of a potentially record-breaking flood this week, as after-effects of ex-Tropical Cyclone DEBBIE loom, with major flooding expected in the Fitzroy River on Monday.

Some  5,400 properties, including 3,000 homes, face inundation when Fitzroy River reaches major flood levels on Monday and then peaks as high as 9.4 meters on Wednesday — its highest flood peak in more than 60 years.

Earlier, the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) declared Cyclone DEBBIE a catastrophe and warned that, based on previous cyclones, the damage could cost billions of dollars.

FIRE-EARTH Disaster Models Show that the cost of damage caused by DEBBIE could exceed $8billion.

  • City of Lismore in northeastern New South Wales described as “a disaster zone” as receding floodwaters reveal damage
  • Towns between Murwillumbah and Stotts Creek are isolated
  • Residents returning to properties in Tweed Heads, Lismore are told to look for wildlife, vermin and snakes that may have taken refuge in the property.

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Warmest Winter on Record Deepens California Drought

Posted by feww on March 18, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATIC EVENTS
WARMEST WINTER ON RECORD

DROUGHT
WATER FAMINE
CROP DISASTERS
STATE OF EMERGENCY

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California had its warmest winter (and driest year to March)

The warmest winter on record has worsened the persistent drought across the Golden State, according to the latest data released by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

The most overpopulated state in the U.S. experienced an average temperature of 8.9ºC (48 degrees) between December and February, more than 2.4 degrees Celsius (4.4ºF) hotter than the 20th-century average, exceeding the previous record, set in 1980/81, by 0.4ºC (0.8ºF).

California also experienced its driest year to winter by March on record, with the average precipitation 4.5 inches which was 38% of last winter’s 11.7 inches.

In comparison, the winter precipitation total for the contiguous U.S. reached 5.69 inches, 1.10 inches below long-term average, making the it the ninth driest winter on record.

Much of the West and Great Plains were much drier than average. Arizona (fourth warmest winter), California (warmest winter, and driest bu March), New Mexico, and Texas (lowest reservoir levels in 25 years) each had a top ten dry winter season, said NCDC.

Below-average precipitation was prevalent in parts of the Southeast, the Northern and Southern Plains, and the Southwest. Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma had February precipitation totals that were top ten dry, said NCDC.

California Drought Conditions

As of March 11, 2014, at least (!) 99.99 percent of California was covered by drought conditions, including 22.37 percent in Exceptional Drought, 43.53 percent in Extreme Drought and  24.91 percent in Severe Drought.

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California Drought Map as of March 11, 2014. Source: US Drought Monitor. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH.

State of Emergency

Governor Brown proclaimed a State of Emergency on January 27  amid the worsening statewide drought.  He called the “really serious,” adding that 2014 could be California’s third consecutive dry year. “In many ways it’s a mega-drought.”

California State Resources

FIRE-EARTH 2009 Forecast: Desertification of California in the Near Future Is Almost a Certainty

[NOTE: The above forecast and most of the links posted below have previously been filtered/censored by Google, WordPress and others. Editor ]

Drought Information – Water Resources – State of California

Water years 2012 and 2013 were dry statewide, especially in parts of the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. Water year 2014, which began on October 1st, continues this trend. Precipitation in some areas of the state is tracking at about the driest year of record.

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‘Until the Wells Run Dry’

Posted by feww on March 10, 2014

EXTREME CLIMATE
EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS

DROUGHT
WATER FAMINE

CROP DISASTERS
STATE OF EMERGENCY

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Lake of the Woods could turn into a ghost town

Lake of the Woods, a small town north of Los Angeles, is running dry amid California drought and the residents are worried about the future.

The following video was  prepared by the New York Times

State of Emergency

Governor Brown proclaimed a State of Emergency on January 27  amid the worsening statewide drought.  He called the “really serious,” adding that 2014 could be California’s third consecutive dry year. “In many ways it’s a mega-drought.”

California State Resources

FIRE-EARTH 2009 Forecast: Desertification of California in the Near Future Is Almost a Certainty

[NOTE: The above forecast and most of the links posted below have previously been filtered by Google, WordPress and others. Editor ]

Drought Information – Water Resources – State of California

Water years 2012 and 2013 were dry statewide, especially in parts of the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California. Water year 2014, which began on October 1st, continues this trend. Precipitation in some areas of the state is tracking at about the driest year of record.

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Hottest U.S. Spring on Record

Posted by feww on June 8, 2012

U.S. experiencing record-breaking  temperatures: Report

Spring 2012 was the hottest spring on record. United States has also recorded both warmest year-to-date and twelve-month periods for lower 48, and 2nd warmest May: NOAA

March-May nationally-averaged temperature rose 5.2°F above the 1901-2000 long-term average of 57.1°F, breaking the record for warmest spring set in 1910 by 2.0°F, reported NOAA.

The 11 warmest 12-months periods ever recorded in the U.S.

The June 2011-May 2012 period was the warmest 12-month period of any 12 months on record for the contiguous United States.


These are the warmest 12-month periods on record for the contiguous United States. [All of these periods have occurred since June 1999. ] During the June 2011-May 2012 period, each of the 12 months ranked among the warmest third of their historical distribution for the first time in the 1895-present record. The odds of this occurring randomly is 1 in 531,441.  Source: NCDC/NOAA. Temp Departures Table.

The warmest year-to-date

“The January-May months were the warmest such period on record for the contiguous United States, with an average temperature of 49.2°F, 5.0°F above the long-term average. Twenty-nine states, all east of the Rockies, were record warm for the five-month period and an additional 14 states had temperatures for the period among their ten warmest.”

The second warmest May on record

May 2012 the second warmest May on record with the average temperature for the contiguous U.S. reaching 64.3°F, 3.3°F above the long-term average.

“The month’s high temperatures also contributed to the warmest spring, warmest year-to-date, and warmest 12-month period the nation has experienced since recordkeeping began in 1895.”

Other significant climatic events during 2012 spring include

  • 31 states east of Rockies experienced record warm.
  • Gila National Forest Wildfire (Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire), aided by the ongoing drought and windy conditions, grew to 210,000 acres by the end of May, surpassing 2011’s Las Conchas Fire as the largest NM wildfire on record. [Currently reported at about 2670,000 and growing.]
  • NW OR received record precipitation at 10.83 inches,  more than 69% above average.
  • 3rd smallest snow cover extent across contiguous U.S.

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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