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First Paralyzing Winter Storm Arrives

Posted by feww on November 15, 2014

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Arctic blast continues across much of the US: NWS

First major winter storm of the 2014/15 hitting the Rockies

A January-like weather pattern is forecast to continue across most of the US, with
another arctic surface high moving south from Canada, said NWS forecasters, reinforcing the freezing air mass already in place . . . “unseasonably cold temperatures will fall even further this weekend, and the cold temperatures will persist for most of the central and eastern U.S.”

The first significant winter storm for the central Rockies and intermountain West is underway and bringing heavy snow to the higher elevations and a wintry mix to the valley locations. Parts of Oregon and Idaho have already seen significant snow and ice accumulations from this event, and winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories are in effect from Oregon to the Colorado Rockies. [NWS]

The cold weather is forecast to affect the Deep South, with sub-freezing overnight lows from eastern Texas to the southeast coast, said the forecasters.

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National High and Low Temperature (for the contiguous United States)
NWS Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD – Issued 7 pm EST Friday, November 14, 2014

High Temperature for Friday, November 14, 2014

  • 29°C (84 degrees F) at Pembroke Pines, FL

Low Temperature for Friday, November 14, 2014

  • -31°C (-24 degrees F) at Jordan, MT
  • -31°C (-24 degrees F) at 12 miles north of Hingham, MT

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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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Louisiana Declares 2nd State of Emergency due to Dangerous Cold

Posted by feww on January 25, 2014


Jindal declares 2nd State of Emergency for Louisiana due to brutal cold

Louisiana Gov. Jindal declared a second state of emergency for Louisiana on Friday (January 24) after National Weather Service (NWS) issued freeze warnings and hard freeze warnings for parishes across the Pelican State. The first state of emergency, proclaimed on January 22 was  to facilitate uninterrupted deliveries of propane and other heating fuels in Louisiana and out of state, as millions of people experienced propane shortages amid the brutal cold across wide swathes of the United States.

State of Emergency

Parts of the governor’s State of Emergency Declaration read as follows

National Weather Service predicts that the dangerously frigid temperatures currently affecting the central and eastern United States will impact the southern states through the weekend, creating hazardous winter weather conditions throughout the State … the National Weather Service has issued winter weather advisories, freeze warnings and hard freeze warnings for parishes across the State for the next twenty-four hours making driving conditions hazardous … State offices have been closed in thirty-eight parishes and schools have been closed in thirty-seven parishes due to the hazards  posed by this extreme winter weather, and these winter weather conditions threaten the lives and property of the citizens of the State of Louisiana …

Propane shortage

The price of propane, a liquefied petroleum gas, soared to $4.30 – $5.0 a gallon on Friday, more than double its price a week ago, Reuters reported.

The crisis caused by record-breaking freeze coincides with pipeline outages and low inventories, has already led to fuel rationing in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, said the report.

“We could be sitting in this situation to spring,” said the Wisconsin Propane Gas Association.

Polar Vortex

“polar vortex has increased the number of deaths throughout the nation,” declared Alabama Gov. earlier this week.

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Southern U.S. Freezes Over!

Posted by feww on November 12, 2013

Hard Freeze Warnings and Freeze Warnings Issued for 12 Southern States

A strong cold front is sweeping through parts of the central and eastern U.S. Winter-like temperatures will reach the East Coast and Deep South by Tuesday, said forecasters at NOAA.

Daytime highs are expected to fall as much as 10 to 20 degrees below normal across these regions with nighttime temperatures dipping into the 20s or 30s, even as far south as Texas!

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US weather Hazards Map for 11/12/13 at 14:15. Source: NWS. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH Blog.

Freeze Warning 101

Freeze Warnings are issued when minimum temperatures are forecast to be 32 degrees or less during the local growing season. This means that confidence is high that freezing temperatures will occur.

The first and last freeze can have a significant impact on the economy across crop-growing regions, especially areas heavily dependent on agricultural interests. These freezes do not cause extraordinary problems when they occur near the “normal” time frame. However, an early autumn or late spring freeze can have tremendous affects, especially when they are preceded by warm periods.

What is the growing season?

The local growing season is defined by both climate and elevation. It is technically described as the time during which native vegetation, ornamental plants, and crops can be grown. This is loosely defined as the period between the last hard freeze of the spring and the first hard (or killing freeze) of the fall.

Hard Freeze Warning

A Hard Freeze Warning means sub-freezing temperatures are imminent or highly likely. These conditions will kill crops and any remaining outdoor vegetation

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Hard Freeze Hits the U.S.

Posted by feww on October 5, 2012


[October 5, 2012] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016. 

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Global Disasters/ Significant Events

“Early season” snowstorm surges south and east across the U.S.

A powerful early season snow storm is forecast to bring light to heavy snow, freezing temperatures and strong winds to the north-central Plains today. Snow will expand to the central Plains and the northern Rockies on Friday and Saturday, NOAA forecasters said.

  • Forecasters in several locations are calling for overnight low temperatures in the 20s that will bring an end to the growing season. A hard freeze with temperatures in the 20s is expected through 9 a.m. Friday in western South Dakota and northeast Wyoming. Freezing overnight temperatures are also expected in parts of Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri.
  • The cold front is expected to move into much of the Eastern United States and the Deep South.
  • Hard Freeze WarningsFreeze Warnings, Hazardous Weather Outlook,  and various winter-weather watches and advisories are in effect across much of the country.

Other Disasters/ Significant Events

China. Landslide death toll in Yiliang County, located in SW China’s Yunnan province,  has climbed to at least 19, including 18 primary school children.

  • Eight-hundred residents were relocated after the landslide.
  • Yiliang was struck by a cluster of earthquakes on September 7, which left 81 people dead and 800 others injured, said a report.

Rescuers search at the landslide site in the village of Zhenhe, located in Yiliang County, Zhaotong City, 
Yunnan Province, southwest China, October 4, 2012. Nineteen people, including 18 primary school students, who were buried in the landslide on Thursday are now confirmed dead. (Xinhua/Long Jiao).  More photos…

South Africa.  Anglo American Platinum, world’s largest platinum producer, has fired 12,000 striking South African miners after a protracted strike over wages, reports said.

  • Clashes between striking miners and police left one worker dead.
  • Some 34 miners were shot dead by the “post-apartheid” police in August.

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