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Humongous Wind Storm Wreaks Havoc in the Midwest

Posted by feww on October 27, 2010

Massive Storm System Causes Substantial Damage in Parts of the U.S.

A massive wind storm, extending more than 2,000km (1,200 miles) north to south, pummeled the Midwest Tuesday, spawning tornadoes, causing widespread damage, and disrupting air travel throughout the region. Some 31 states were impacted by the storm system.


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IR satellite image of the massive storm system heading north to Canada Tuesday after causing widespread damage in the midwest.Source: NOAA.

The system set a record low barometric pressure of 955.2mb in Minnesota, or the equivalent of cat. 3 hurricane [on land.]  The storm caused significant damage to buildings in Lincoln County, N.C., Racine, Wisconsin and Peotone, Illinois. Some structural damage in St. Louis, Missouri, were also reported.
At least 11 people were injured after a tornado swept through Lincoln County, N.C. causing extensive damage to homes and vehicles, reports say.


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Tornadoes

Tornado watches extended from western New York through Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi, as well for southern Ontario, Canada. At least 21 tornadoes were reported by Tuesday evening.

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Tornado Headlines

Posted by feww on April 27, 2009

NWS Warnings and Forecasts

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1 Dead After Severe Storms Rake Midwest

Severe thunderstorms raked parts of the Midwest on Saturday, killing a motorcyclist, spawning tornadoes that damaged several homes and sent race fans fleeing, snarling air traffic and knocking out power.


Tornadoes touched down in southern Leavenworth County, Mo., northwest of Linwood, and in Butler County, Kan. No injuries were immediately reported. Source Your Fox. Image may be subject to copyright.

NWS issued a tornado watch for all of western Oklahoma

On Sunday, the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch for all of western Oklahoma until 10 p.m. as pockets of storms moved across the state.

Strong front brings possibility of tornadoes, severe storms

A moderate risk covers most of the rest of central and northern Kansas, including Wichita.

Tornado damages some rural areas, halts races

KANSAS CITY — Severe thunderstorms spawned at least one tornado that damaged rural homes and structures, and sent race fans fleeing from the Kansas Speedway.

The tornado touched down in southern Leavenworth County, northwest of Linwood. Leavenworth County emergency management reported barns were destroyed and some homes were severely damaged, with some cars flipped over.

Over 23,000 Hydro One customers without power after storm

Thunderstorms  started in Michigan before making it’s way to  Southwestern Ontario causing power outages for thousands of residents.

The region reached highs of 27.5 degrees yesterday. In the early evening that was joined by damaging thunderstorms and unstable air.

Severe storms possible across Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – Tomorrow could be a day of volatile weather across much of Oklahoma.

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Image of the Day: Three men we admire most

Posted by feww on June 28, 2008

The Conciliary, the Prez and the unholy ghost

George W Bush: “He” no longer speaks to me!


He only knows, I have been trying to speak to Him about flooding and fire, but He is avoiding me!

U.S. President George W. Bush takes part in a briefing on Midwest flooding with Vice President Dick Cheney (L) and Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, June 17, 2008. REUTERS/Jim Young (UNITED STATES). Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

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Anyone For More Biofuels?

Posted by feww on June 28, 2008

The Future of Biofuels: Bleak!

As the 36th levee along the Mississippi River broke flooding another 1,500 hectares of agricultural land and about one hundred homes, the death toll in the Midwest storms and torrential rains topped 24 souls since early June. About 40,000 people were displaced from their homes mostly in Iowa where 83 of 99 counties were declared disaster areas.

Flooding has caused billions of dollars of crop damage destroying several million hectares of corn and soybeans and pushing corn and livestock prices to new record highs.


[A few damaged] Corn plants stand in a field that was flooded by overflowing waters of the Cedar River in Mount Vernon, Iowa June 16, 2008. More storms dumped crop-drowning rains on parts of the U.S. Midwest on Thursday [June 26], threatening strained levees and slowing recovery from a multibillion-dollar flood disaster in the heart of the world’s biggest grain and food exporter. REUTERS/Frank Polich. Image may be subject to copyright. See FEWW Fair Use Notice!

“On Thursday, Chicago Board of Trade corn for July 2009 delivery set another record high at $8.22 a bushel, more than double the 40-year average for corn prices. Corn is the main feed for meat animals, main source for ethanol fuel, and used in hundreds of other food and industrial products.” Reuters reported.

Unsurprisingly, rising corn and soy prices in addition to other factors have reportedly forced up to fifteen U.S. biofuel plants out of business.

“Corn prices are making the feasibility of ethanol plants every day more and more questionable,” said Alex Moglia, president of Moglia Advisors in suburban Chicago, which helps biofuel companies restructure.
About 12 small to midsize biodiesel and ethanol plants have declared bankruptcy since early 2008 including Renova Energy LLC, a company with a partially built 20 million-gallons-per year ethanol plant in Idaho, which declared bankruptcy last week. Ethanex Energy Inc, another midsize company based in Kansas declared bankruptcy in March, said Moglia. “There will be more to follow.”

VeraSun one of the major players announce earlier that it will delay the opening of three ethanol plants with a total capacity of 330 million gpy (gallons per year) due to soaring corn costs. Poet energy, another major player, scrapped plans for a 70 million gpy Minnesota plant in May.

The outlook was not entirely bad, said Todd Alexander, a partner at Chadbourne & Park LLP in New York specializing in energy finance. Biofuel output from plants that survive the current high feedstock prices should continue to be in demand because the U.S. mandates that require the blending of biofuels into gasoline are set to rise in volume year after year.

Clearly, “the majority of ethanol plants are not as happy as they once were,” said Todd Alexander, a partner at Chadbourne & Park LLP in New York specializing in energy finance.

Despite the U.S. mandates that demand the blending of biofuels into gasoline, which are set to rise in volume year after year, the full effect of high corn prices will only be felt once the distilleries current contracts, agreed on at much lower prices, run out and new, skyrocketing prices take effect.

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