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Major Winter Storm Hits U.S. Midwest, Targeting New England

Posted by feww on February 22, 2013

Weather Hazards forecast for Friday across the U.S.

‘Snow, heavy at times, will impact the Upper Great Lakes, Washington and Oregon Cascades, and northern Rockies on Friday. Meanwhile, significant ice accumulations are possible for the central Appalachians. Further south, severe thunderstorms may develop along the central Gulf Coast, with heavy rainfall capable of river and/or flash flooding from southern Mississippi to the eastern Carolinas.’ NOAA forecasters reported.

The storm brought snow, sleet and freezing rain to the U.S. Midwest on Thursday, forcing hundreds of flight cancellations.

  • The system is forecast to hit the East Coast, dumping heavy snow on parts of New England for a third consecutive weekend.
  • Earlier, NWS issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Kansas, nearly all of Missouri, as well as most of Nebraska and Iowa. Advisories were also issued for parts of South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, northern Texas and Arkansas.
  • Kansas Governor  has already signed an emergency declaration for all 105 Kansans counties yesterday, shutting down all state offices in the Executive Branch.

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US weather hazards Map, Feb 22, 2013 . Source: NWS

State of Emergency Declared in Missouri

A state of emergency has been declared in Missouri in response to the severe winter storm.

  • “A severe winter storm continues to bear down on communities across the state,” said Gov. Jay Nixon. “Missouri stands ready to help communities in need and to deploy the resources to keep folks safe. I urge all Missourians to keep a close eye on the weather and avoid unnecessary travel.”

Tornadoes Strike MS and LA

SPC received 18 storm reports including 3 tornadoes in Mississippi and Louisiana on Thursday.

  • Moderate to heavy damage reported in counties Jefferson Davis (MS), as well as Concordia and Vernon (LA).

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SPC filtered storm reports- 21 Feb 2013.

US Drought Monitor

As of February 19, 2013 more than two-thirds of Continental U.S. was experiencing drought or was abnormally dry. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported. The report was prepared before the current winter storm, which may have alleviated the drought conditions in parts of the High Plains.

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US Drought Map for February 19, 2013, Released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on February 21, 2013. The map was prepared before the current winter storm.

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February 22, 2013 – DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,114 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,114 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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States of Emergency Declared in U.S.

Posted by feww on February 21, 2013

Kansas Governor Declares State Of Emergency

Kansas Governor signed an emergency declaration for all 105 Kansans counties, shutting down all state offices in the Executive Branch amid “massive snowfall” forecast.

“Every indication is that our state is going to receive a tremendous amount of snow in the next 24 hours. I want to urge Kansans to heed the winter weather warnings and avoid traveling tomorrow,” Gov. Brownback said in a statement.

Nebraska

The mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska’s capital city, has declared a snow emergency ahead of a powerful winter storm which is expected to hit the southwest and south-central parts of the state.

The city of Grand Island has also declared a snow emergency beginning on Wednesday into Friday, in anticipation of large snowfall.

Heavy snowstorm forecast prompts the city of Omaha to declare a state of emergency.

The City of Kearney has declared a snow emergency.

  • A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for the Omaha metro area, NWS reported.

Iowa

The city of Council Bluffs has declared a snow emergency.

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US weather hazards Map. Source: NWS

Missouri

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has declared 14 counties in Missouri as primary and contiguous disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought.

Texas

USDA has designated 8 counties in Texas as drought disaster areas due to damages and losses caused by the recent drought. The designation includes both primary and contiguous areas.

Michigan

Detroit’s long-term liabilities exceed $14 billion. A second state-appointed review team has declared a financial emergency in Detroit with no plan in place to resolved it.

Michigan State Treasurer Andy Dillon has alerted the public that the city is in a financial quagmire and “that there is no plan in place to correct…”

The declaration was sent to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, who in turn declared a “financial emergency” for the city, according to MSNBC

  • “As of June 30, 2012, the City’s long-term liabilities, including accrued pension liabilities and other post-employment benefits, exceeded $14 billion,” said a report.
  • The city’s budget deficit climbed to $327million in June last year.

Related Links

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February 21, 2013 – DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,115 Days Left 

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,115 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …

GLOBAL WARNINGS

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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