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Wildfire Races across I-15, Ignites Vehicles

Posted by feww on July 18, 2015

UPDATED

“Hellfire” in Cajon Pass, Calif.

A fast-moving wildfire swept 15 Freeway in  San Bernardino County, igniting cars, trucks and even a boat, and destroying homes, according to local reports.

The fierce blaze destroyed or damaged dozens of cars and burned several homes near the 15 Freeway, the main route between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, which was packed with weekend travelers, said reports.

The fire had consumed about 3,600 acres and was spreading rapidly through the chaparral and grass on Friday, said a spokesperson for the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

USFS researchers surveyed 4.2 million acres of trees in the Angeles, Cleveland, San Bernardino and Los Padres national forests recently and found more than 2 million trees had died due to the drought and bark beetle infestation.

The North Fire

The North Fire started at about 2:33 pm on Friday July 17 near Interstate 15 north of Highway 138. It is approximately 3,500 acres in size and now 5% contained. Multiple vehicles on Interstate 15 caught on fire when the North Fire crossed southbound lanes. 20 vehicles including two semi’s were destroyed, 10 vehicles were damaged; however no injuries were reported.

4 structures were reported as destroyed.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for the Baldy Mesa areas:
East of Sheep Creek Road
North of Hwy 138
West of I-15/Hwy 395
South of Phelan Road

Resources responding include 1,000 firepersons, said InciWeb.

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Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Mojave Desert Areas

Posted by feww on June 8, 2014

EXTREME WEATHER & CLIMATIC EVENTS
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING
SCENARIO 777
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Excessive Heat Forecast for Sunday through Tuesday

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued Excessive Heat Warnings for Mojave Desert areas.

Those areas include Lake Havasu, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Death Valley National Park, Desert Hills, Topock, Kingman, Golden Valley, Dolan Springs, Valentine, Wikieup, Yucca, Bullhead City, Mohave Valley, Furnace Creek, Shoshone, Barstow, Daggett, Fort Irwin, Baker, Mountain Pass, Mitchell Caverns, Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley, Twentynine Palms, Vidal Junction, Needles, Mesquite, Overton,  Moapa, Pahrump, Indian Springs, Desert Rock, Amargosa Valley, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Summerlin, Nellis, Mountains Edge, Seven Hills, Blue Diamond, Hoover Dam, Laughlin, Primm, Searchlight, and Cal-Nev-Ari.

Other areas covered by the NWS Warning include Lake Havasu and Fort Mohave, Northwest Deserts, Western Mojave Desert, Eastern Mojave Desert, Morongo Basin-Cadiz Basin, San Bernardino County, Upper Colorado River Valley, Northeast Clark County, Western Clark And Southern Nye County, Las Vegas Valley and Southern Clark County.

Forecast Temperatures

  • Death Valley: 118 to 122 (~ 48°C to 50°C)
  • Colorado River Valley: 108 to 114 (~ 42°C to 46°C)
  • Mojave Desert Areas including Las Vegas: 105 to 111 (~ 41°C to 44°C)
  • Kingman: 99 to 102 (~ 37°C to 39°C)

Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect from 11 am PDT to 9 pm PDT Monday.

Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect for elevations below 4000 feet in the Mojave Desert from 11 am to 9 pm Monday.

Monday is expected to be the hottest day, with Unseasonably Hot Temperatures also forecast for Sunday and Tuesday.

An Excessive Heat Warning is issued when temperatures are forecast
to reach dangerous levels…

National High and Low Temperatures (for the contiguous United States)

High and Low Temperatures for Saturday, June 7, 2014, issued 2 am EDT Sunday, June 8, 2014

  • High Temperature: 118 degrees (48°C) at Death Valley, CA
  • Low Temperature:  25 degrees (-4°C) at Stanley, ID

[Source: NWS Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD]

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Massive Thunderstorm Hits Las Vegas

Posted by feww on July 20, 2013

“Tornado-like” winds, heavy rain and flashflooding damage home, force evacuations in Las Vegas

A severe thunderstorm packing 71-mph wind gusts battered the Las Vegas Valley, forcing evacuation of 200 units at the Atrium Garden Condos in east Las Vegas, said a report.

The storm caused heavy damage in several areas, “stranding drivers in flash floods, snapping power poles and tearing trees from the ground.”

“Temperatures dropped more than 20 degrees Friday due to the storm. The weather service reported 109 degrees early in the afternoon and 83 degrees at 10 p.m.”

Power outages across the valley affected at least 33,000 customers, NV Energy said.

Meantime, a new daily rainfall record of 0.22 inches was set at McCarran International Airport, breaking the previous record of 0.17 inches set in 1951.

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July 20, 2013 – SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN –

966 Days Left

FIRE-EARTH Climate Models show climate change forcings and feedbacks switching global weather patterns onto “primordial tracks.”

FIRE-EARTH Population Model shows mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

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Deadly Tornadoes Attack Oklahoma Again

Posted by feww on June 1, 2013

Tornadoes kill ‘VNV*,’ injure many more in central Oklahoma

Having declared a Tornado Emergency for parts of the Oklahoma City metropolitan area on Friday, the National Weather Service (NWS) warned early Saturday that “Life-threatening” flash floods were hitting much of central and SE Oklahoma and issued Flash Flood Warnings for five additional states.

Gov. Mary Fallin declared a state of emergency. “This has been a very large storm that hit a lot of communities,” she told reporters.

“An extremely unstable air mass has developed across much of Central & Eastern Oklahoma,” the weather service had earlier warned, describing weather conditions as “particularly dangerous.”

“This will likely result in rapid development of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening.” NWS said on Friday.

At least five tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, including a mile-wide twister west of Oklahoma City, causing extensive damage. The tornado-ravaged city of Moore was hit again by a tornado, and experienced widespread flooding.

The tornadoes overturned trucks, tractor trailers and cars on I-40, downing utility poles and tossing livestock on the road, eyewitnesses said.

There were tornadoes on the ground and aloft also in the following places: Oklahoma city,  Joplin, Missouri and St. Louis, Missouri.

The storm system also dumped at least 6 inches of rain  across most of Oklahoma and Canadian counties, stranding thousands of frightened motorists in flood water.

Another tornado touched down Friday night 7 miles northeast of Moscow Mills, Mo., about 50 miles northwest of St. Louis. In St. Charles County, 24 houses were severely damaged or destroyed, said Mike O’Connell, communications director for the Missouri Department of Public Safety.”

The storm system knocked out power lines and left at least 250,000 customers without electricity across the Midwest.

“On Thursday, storms in Oklahoma and Arkansas killed at least three people, including Scott County, Arkansas, Sheriff Cody Carpenter, whose body was recovered early on Friday, said a spokesman for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission,” said a report.

Severe Weather Threat Shifts East on Saturday

Another round of severe weather on Saturday is expected, said the NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Oklahoma, with Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys being the areas for greatest concern. Large hail, damaging winds and isolated strong tornadoes are all possible.

SPC confirmed a total of 36 tornado reports in AR, OK, IL, ND, KS, IA and MO on Thursday and Friday, as of posting.

*[NOTE: VNV stands for a “variable number of victims.”  It is an unspecified number, often more than 5 and less than 250, used for reporting  the number of  disaster deaths, which would otherwise be denied by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.]

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State of Emergency Declared in Missouri

Powerful storm system brings heavy rain, severe flooding, straight-line winds, and tornadoes to Missouri, following days of extreme rains that have prompted Flash Flood Warnings across much of the state.

“Much of Missouri is experiencing dangerous severe weather tonight, on the heels of several days of heavy rain,” said Gov. Nixon. “I urge Missourians to closely monitor weather conditions, so they can take shelter or move to higher ground if needed. The risk of severe weather remains with us well into tomorrow. The state of Missouri will continue to work closely with local officials to help protect lives and property from these storms.”

  • Parts of more than 200 roads were shut down due to widespread flooding.
  • Multiple tornadoes were spotted moving east across the St. Louis area Friday night, with reports of severe damage, said a report.
  • A massive tornado touched down near Bridgeton, causing extensive damage near Harvester, MO, and injuring several people, eyewitnesses reported.

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State of Emergency Declared in San Miguel County, NM, due to Large Wildfire

Gov. Martinez has declared a State of Emergency in San Miguel County and activated the State Emergency Operations Center after Tres Lagunas fire threatened cabins and vacation homes, and closed a highway, prompting dozens of evacuations near Pecos, NM.

The fast-moving wildfire in New Mexico’s Santa Fe National Forest, located near the communities of Pecos and Tres Lagunas, about 25 miles east of Santa Fe,  has consumed at least 2,000 acres and is threatening the Santa Fe and Las Vegas watersheds.

The National Weather Service is forecasting Critical Fire Weather conditions throughout the State and has declared a Red Flag Warning for the northern half of New Mexico through Saturday.

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Average CO2 at Mauna Loa: Last 5 days of preliminary daily average CO2

May 30: 399.99 PPM
May 29: 400.20
May 28: 400.27
May 27: 400.29
May 26: 400.45      

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Apparent Temperature for Friday May 31, 2013

ApparentT1_conus - 05312013

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Melbourne, Australia hit by flash floods after record rainfall

Record rainfall in Australia’ s second largest city Melbourne triggered widespread flash floods. The city received cumulative rainfall of 48.4mm between 9:00 am Friday and 8:00 am Saturday, the largest amount in a June day since 1904.

The one-day record almost equaled the average rainfall for the month June, currently 49.2mm, Australia’s BOM reported.

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Flooding kills at least 2,  affects 16,000 others in Xinjiang , NW China

Heavy flooding triggered by extreme rain events in NW China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has killed at least two people and affected thousands of others, according to local authorities.

  • About 2,000 residents have been relocated.
  • Some 700 homes have been damaged or destroyed .
  • More than 13,000 livestock lost.
  • Thousands of hectares of crops in Kashgar Prefecture destroyed.
  • “The flooding also destroyed local roads, bridges and underground power lines in the region,” said a report.

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Iraq Body Count, May 2013

Some 1,045 people were killed in Iraq during May, most of whom were civilians, U.N. reported. According to Iraq Body Count Org, the civilian death toll for may was 883.

In April more than 700 people were killed, according to U.N. figures; Iraq Body Count reported 561 civilian deaths.

[GW Bush, Tony Blair, Obama and the rest of their criminal gangs will be brought to justice, before the global collapse shifts into full gear.]

DISASTER CALENDARJune 1, 2013  
SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:
1,015 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,015 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History

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No Nuke Dump Site Quite Like Nevada

Posted by feww on February 25, 2010

South Carolina to sue President “Chauncey Gardiner” over Yucca Mountain nuke dump site plan reversal

South Carolina Attorney General Henry McMaster has threatened to take legal action to stop President Obama from abandoning plan to build a nuke waste dumping site in Yucca Mountain, Nevada.


The Yucca Mountain designated by US Congress as deep geological repository storage facility for the country’s radioactive waste. In 2009 the Obama Admin. proposed to eliminate all funding in the 2009 United States Federal Budget. In March 2009, Energy Secretary Steven Chu told a Senate hearing “the Yucca Mountain site was no longer viewed as an option for storing reactor waste.”

In January, Obama administration announced it was abandoning  a plan to build a  nuclear waste storage site at Yucca Mountain near Las Vegas, Nevada [for political reasons, rather than environmental concerns.]


[Temporary] storage areas for the US nuclear mess.

“McMaster said that he would file a petition to intervene with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission this week and plans to take additional legal action in appellate courts in Washington and Virginia on Friday.” Reuters reported.

“South Carolina has a vested interest in insuring that the Yucca Mountain licensing proceedings continue, so that the spent fuel and other nuclear material now being temporarily stored in our state will be safely placed in the Yucca Mountain repository, as mandated by the United States Congress,” McMaster said.

The site at Yucca Mountain was considered an ideal nuclear waste repository by Congress in 1987  to store most of the  nation’s high level radioactive waste, which is currently piling up at numerous [“temporary”] locations throughout the country including Savannah River Site in South Carolina.

“Reached for comment, McMaster said he planned to file either a temporary restraining order, a writ of mandamus, or both, to either the District of Columbia Court of Appeals or the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., on Friday.” Reuters said.

“There seems to be no other alternative … The Obama administration is attempting to stop a process that was begun many years ago and was confirmed and ordered by federal law,” he said.

“We have seven nuclear power plants in South Carolina. The nuclear waste is still there and in temporary storage and has been there since the beginning … Our position is it ought to go to Yucca Mountain.”


Annotated astronaut photo of the Savannah River Site, South Carolina, USA. Picture taken from the International Space Station by ISS Crew. Labels by NASA Earth Observatory newsroom.

Why shouldn’t OUR nuclear waste be dumped in someone else’s backyard, McMaster might have been tempted to say 😉 .

America’s energy requirements could be reduced PAINLESSLY and MANY NEW JOBS could be created, if the government cared!

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