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Mass Evacuation Ordered in Japan amid Extreme Weather Events

Posted by feww on January 19, 2016

Much of Japan hammered by high wind, giant waves and heavy snowfall

At least 9,700 people have been ordered to evacuate Nemuro, a town in the northern Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido, as heavy snowfall, high wind and giant waves plagued the region leaving more than 50,000 residents without power, the media reported Tuesday.

Warnings have also been issued to residents in the region concerning the threat of flooding as high waves batter the coastal areas putting some 4,000 families at risk, Kyodo News reported.

At least 169 people were injured in the Kanto area, which includes Tokyo, after heavy snow blanketed eastern and northern Japan early on Monday.

Heavy snow has led to hundreds of flight cancellation, and suspension of train services as of posting.

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Alaska Declares State Disaster for Interior

Posted by feww on November 20, 2013

Four Storm Systems Devastated Western and Interior Alaska

Governor Sean Parnell has declared a state disaster for Interior Alaska. The governor amended his disaster declaration for the western Alaska villages to include the Fairbanks North Star Borough, according to a press release posted on the state website.

“I commend residents for taking care of their neighbors and helping those who were hardest hit by the storm,” he said.

The same storm systems that devastated western Alaska villages went on to cause widespread damage in Interior Alaska. All told, the four storms that moved through the region blew down trees, cutting power to as many as 16,000 residents at the height of the storm.

“All of our state assets have been standing by to assist the borough, and we have maintained communication through the state emergency operations center during the event,” Governor Parnell continued. “The purpose of this disaster declaration is to ensure the borough has access to recovery grants in order to speed up the process.”

Golden Valley Electric Association has coordinated with all available linemen from across the state to repair downed power lines as quickly as possible. Crews have been working around the clock since the storm subsided this weekend.

Parnell made the announcement after meeting with residents in the Northwest Arctic Borough, Bering Straits Regional Education Attendance Area, and Lower Yukon, as well as the mayors  of FNSB, North Pole and Fairbanks.

Four major storm systems battered the state earlier this month with powerful winds, strong seas and freezing rain and snow, said a report.

The governor’s office says that the declaration opens access to state disaster relief funds to repair infrastructure and some homes.

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Major Storms Threaten Alaska

Posted by feww on November 13, 2013

Another Series of Major Storms to Impact Alaska Through the Week: NWS

“Another series of major winter storms will be impacting the State of Alaska through the week bringing high storm surge to already affected areas along the west coast of the State, freezing rain accumulation up to 3/4 inch for the western Interior of Alaska, and snowfall of up to a foot for much of the Alaska Interior,” NWS forecasters reported.

Extreme Weather Warnings currently in effect for Alaska include

  • Winter Storm Warning
  • Storm Warning
  • Gale Warning
  • Heavy Freeze Spray Warning

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Another Wild Weather Day Across the U.S.

Posted by feww on July 11, 2011

Excessive Heat, Flood and Severe Thunder Storms Warnings in Many Parts of the Country

Deadly heatwaves of unprecedented intensity could strike the U.S. in 2011, claiming thousands of lives and affecting millions more: FIRE-EARTH Climate Model

Please cite FIRE-EARTH as the source of forecast, if you’re copying this information.

 


Fatalities from weather events. Source: NOAA


Fatalities from weather events. [More sanitized version?] Source: NOAA-OCWWS

Between 1936 and 1975, about 20,000 people died in the U.S. from the effects of heat and solar radiation. [Source: NWS-WFO]

Follow the temperature line until it intersects the relative humidity line. Then read the Heat Index on the curved line. For example, an air temperature of 100°F and Relative Humidity of 40%. Follow the 100°F temperature line until it intersects the 40% relative humidity line. Then curved line that also intersects is the Heat Index of 110°F, or Very Hot. That is the temperature the body thinks it is and attempts to compensate for that level of heat. Remember, these values are in the SHADE. Add up to 15°F to these values if you are in direct sunlight. [Source: NWS-WFO]

The risk to the body from continued exposure to excessive heat


Click image to enlarge. [Source: NWS-WFO]

National Hazards Map – July 11


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Flooding

Many rivers in Midwest and northern Plains bulging with excess water, as flooding seems set to continue through the summer: Forecasters


GOES Eastern US SECTOR Infrared Image

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