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Rare Snowstorm, Winds Batter Arizona, N.M.

Posted by feww on March 19, 2012

Parts of Arizona buried under up to 19 inches of snow

A rare snowstorm pummeled Arizona Monday, a day before spring officially starts. This was the same system that dumped several feet of new snow on the Sierra Nevadas over the weekend.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 19

[March 19, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,458 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

  • Arizona, USA.  A late-winter snowstorm buried parts of Arizona under up to 19 inches of snow paralyzing  travel throughout  the state  and closing schools, including Northern Arizona University and Coconino Community College.
    • The heavy snow and high winds, which exceeded 60MPH, also forced authorities to close more than 180 miles of Interstate 40 and parts on I17 in both directions, said the Arizona Highway Patrol.

Severe Thunderstorms Possible from Southern Minn. to Texas: NWS

The NWS Storm Prediction Center forecast a Moderate Risk of severe thunderstorms Monday into the late evening “for parts of central and northern Texas, southeastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas. Expect severe storms in these areas to continue overnight and be capable of damaging winds, large hail, a few tornadoes and excessive rainfall. SPC has also indicated a Slight Risk or severe thunderstorms from the southern Minnesota southward into Texas.”


US Natural Hazards Map. Source: NWS. Map enhanced by FIRE-EARTH

  • Tornado Alley, USA.  SPC received at least 11 tornado reports in 3 states of Oklahoma, Nebraska and South Dakota.
    • At least 1 serious injury reported in Nebraska.
    • Dozens of houses significantly damaged or destroyed in the tornado-struck areas.
    • In Lincoln County, NE, 15 train cars were flipped over by a tornado, which also caused extensive damage to private vehicles, SPC said.


SPC Tornado, High Wind and Hale Map for March 18, 2012 (filtered).

  • Idaho.  Bonner County in Idaho has declared a State of Emergency amid flooding caused by Thursday’s torrential rains.
    • At least a dozen roads have washed out throughout the county.

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Tornadoes, Flooding Destroy or Damage 600+ Homes in MI and WV

Posted by feww on March 16, 2012

Tornadoes destroy or damage 126 homes in Michigan; flooding ruins 500 homes in W. Virginia

A powerful tornado, packing winds of about 135mph, touched down northeast of Dexter in Washtenaw County, located northwest of Ann Arbor, leveling or damaging at least 123 homes, uprooting trees and toppling power lines, sparking fires and flooding neighborhoods.

Disaster Calendar 2012 – March 16

[March 16, 2012]  Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.  SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,461 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in Human History

Map of Michigan Tornadoes


At least 3 tornado, 18 wind and 146 hail reports were received by SPC, as of posting.

  • Michigan, USA.  A powerful tornado touched down northeast of Dexter, northwest of Ann Arbor, leveling or damaging at least 123 homes, uprooting trees and felling power lines, sparking fires and flooding neighborhoods. The  tornado, packing winds of 135mph, stayed on the ground for about 30 minutes leaving behind a 10-mile path of destruction.
    • Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department told Reuters that “there are homes leveled [in Dexter.]”
    • Sheriff’s spokesman told The AP that at least homes were destroyed and 105 others significantly damaged in Dexter and the surrounding area.
    • More than 200 people have been displaced and placed  in a temporary shelter at a nearby school.
    • Another tornado touched down in Columbiaville, Lapeer County causing damage to trees and powerliness. The tornado left a one-mile path of twisted debris, SPC said.
    • A third tornado touchdown in SSE of Ida, Monroe County, also caused damage to 3 homes, trees and powerlines.


Probabilities of significant tornadoes (F2-F5) in March – NSSL

The Enhanced Fujita Tornado Scale – Quick Chart

EF0: 65 TO  85 MPH
EF1: 86 TO 110 MPH
EF2: 111 TO 135 MPH
EF3: 136 TO 165 MPH
EF4: 166 TO 200 MPH
EF5: Wind speeds greater than 200 MPH (>322 km/hr)

  • West Virginia, USA.Several counties in southern West Virginia experienced widespread flooding following severe storms and torrential rains.
    • The storms caused “extreme devastation” in Logan County.
    • “Once again, severe storms have caused major flooding in our state, causing significant devastation to both homes and businesses,” said the state governor (Earl Ray Tomblin).
    • Mingo County has declared a state of emergency following the deluge.
    • The governor is expected to declare a statewide state of emergency.
    • “The communities of Verdenville, Whitman, Mud Fork, Mt. Gay, Holden and several locations right in the downtown district were affected, with the estimate of homes damaged or destroyed being over 500 as of now,” said a report.
    • At least a dozen roads and bridges in Logan County alone were closed due to high water, mudslides, washouts and rock falls, reports said.
    • The towns of Griffithsville and Yawkey in Lincoln County were also severely hit by flooding.

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