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Another Round of Extra Terrestrial Weather Hits U.S.

Posted by feww on April 15, 2014


Severe thunderstorms forecast for parts of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia

Unseasonably cold across the central and eastern U.S. prompt Freeze Warning across parts of at least 22 states.

Other warnings associated with the “ET” front include Winter Storm Warning, Storm Warning, Flood Warning, Gale Warning, Hard Freeze Warning and Freeze Warning.

Widespread showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast from the Deep South to the Northeast U.S. on Tuesday as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico continues to advance northward into the region ahead of a strong cold front. —NOAA

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US Weather Hazards Map (Hazmap). UPDATE Here…

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Massive Storm System Impacting Western and Central U.S.

Posted by feww on December 3, 2013


Powerful Storm System moving across the  U.S. Dumping Heavy Snow

Massive Winter Storm is bringing heavy snow to the higher elevations of the Central Rockies, Northern High Plains and Upper Midwest, causing  temperatures to plunge substantially in the West and Central U.S., said National Weather Service (NWS).

The temperatures are forecast to plunge as much as 30 degrees below normal.

  • Up to 18 inches of snow could bury Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

The powerful storm system is moving across the Western and Central U.S. The storm is bringing heavy snow to parts of the Rockies and Northern Plains. The highest snow totals are expected to be in the Central Rockies where up to 24 inches of snow is expected. Further east, parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin may receive up to 18 inches of snow. Once the storm departs, bitterly cold air will follow. —NWS

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U.S. Weather Hazards Map (Hazmap)  for Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Source: NWS/CRH. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH Blog.

A rather strong upper level low currently over the Pacific Northwest is forecast to continue dropping southeastward into the Northern Rockies by Wednesday, pushing a surface cold front south and east ahead of it. Very cold temperatures drawn in from Canada, combined with strong vertical lift, should be enough to support widespread heavy snow from the Northern and Central Rockies into the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Winter Storm watches, warnings, and advisories are currently in effect for much of the Intermountain West, Northern Plains, and Upper Midwest. Light to moderate snow will begin across the Northern Rockies, Northern Plains, and Upper Midwest on Monday night, and eventually spread into the higher terrain of the Central Rockies by Tuesday afternoon. At this point, it appears the heaviest of the snow accumulations should be confined to the highest terrain of the Central Rockies with storm totals ranging from 12 to 18 inches across the Wasatch range of Utah, to as much as 24 or more inches in the Central Rockies. Farther east across extreme Northern Minnesota and Wisconsin, anywhere from 10 to 18 inches of snow is possible. —NWS

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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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Severe Weather Plagues the North, South, Midwest

Posted by feww on May 30, 2013

Flood, Freeze, Gale, Red Flag Warnings and Civil Emergency Situations as Tornadoes Rake a Dozen States

  • Emergency Alert Level (EAS) Activation requested by Meade County Emergency  Management in Meade County, SD, due to severe and widespread flooding  “over many location across western and central Meade County.”
  • EAS Activation has also been requested by Butte County Sheriff in Butte County, SD, due to Flash flooding which has occurred “over many location across Butte County.”

Severe weather continues to be a possibility across the Great Plains and the Midwest Thursday. Primary threats are large hail and tornadoes, some could be strong. SPC has outlined an area of Slight Risk; however this threat may have to be upgraded. In addition to the severe weather threat, river and flash flooding will continue as additional rainfall will move over already saturated locations. —NOAA

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Map of the US Weather Hazards – May 30, 2013. Source: NWS

Dozens of tornadoes rake a dozen states; injuries reported

Some 50 tornadoes struck a dozen states, leaving at least 10 people injured in Kansas and Texas, according to initial reports.

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