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‘Tsunami’ of Snow Buries Russia

Posted by feww on January 19, 2013


[January 19, 2013] Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,148 Days Left to the most Fateful Day in Human History
  • Symbolic countdown to the ‘worst day’ in human history began on May 15, 2011 …


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Snowpocalypse Russia: Snow ‘tsunami’ buries entire city

More than 10 feet of snow has buried the polar circle city of Norilsk, forcing rescue workers to dig passageways through the snow banks.

  • Large icicles, up to three feet long,  are breaking up at random and causing a lethal hazard for pedestrians below, said a report.

In Moscow, more than 10 inches of snow—about half the average snowfall for the month of January—has pushed the congested city to the verge of a traffic collapse. “Traffic measuring portal Yandex reported Grade 10 (out of 10) jams on Friday, as strong winds created blizzard conditions and built imposing snow drifts.”

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Snow and Ice Chart – Northern Hemisphere. Source: NESDIS/NOAA

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Snow buries Russia. Global Snow Cover. Source:  NOAA.

Snow buries the polar circle city of Norilsk. Source: bigpicture-ru/via RT-com. More images…


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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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Mega Snowstorm Affects 1/3 of U-S Population

Posted by feww on February 2, 2011

‘Worst Ever’ Snowstorm barrels Across the U-S

Deadly snowstorm of unprecedented magnitudes pummels  the country’s midsection before aiming for the already frozen Northeast

The massive storm has affected 30 states and more than a third of the US population.

  • The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued storm watches, warnings and advisories in 33 states
  • NWS blizzard warnings issued for 8 states: Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma and Wisconsi
  • A state of emergency has been declared in Oklahoma, Missouri and Illinois.
  • In Oklahoma, paralyzed by whiteouts, 6-foot snow drifts have been reported.
  • A state of emergency has been declared in 29 counties in southern Wisconsin.
  • Bolivar and Polk Counties in Mississippi declare a state of emergency.
  • A state of emergency has been declared in several counties in NW Indiana.
  • Kansas Gov. has declared 53 counties as disaster area after blizzard shut down schools and state offices in eastern Kansas.
  • Arkansas declared a state of emergency for the state’s northern and western counties.
  • A state of emergency has also been declared for dozens of cities/counties in several other states.
  • Up to 15,000 flights have been canceled, as of posting, and many roads have become impassible.
  • about a dozen people have been killed in snow-n-ice storm related incidents.

An image of Midsection US covered by snow and ice was captured by MODIS NASA’s Terra satellite.

This visible image was captured by the GOES-13 satellite and shows the low pressure area stretching from the Colorado Rockies and Texas east to New England. The image shows the storm on Feb. 1 at 14:01 UTC. Image and caption: NASA

5 hours later, more snow piling up …

GOES-13 satellite visible image taken at 19:01UTC on February 1. Source: NASA

This NASA satellite image from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA’s Aqua spacecraft, taken Jan. 31, 2011 at 18:47 UTC (1:47 p.m. EST), shows the early stages of a developing storm in the plains and Midwestern states. This image highlights a preponderance of cold air in Canada and the northern US (green and blue colors). Image and caption: NASA

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