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Global Disasters/ Significant Events – June 8, 2013

Posted by feww on June 8, 2013

Excessive Heat Warning issued for parts of 3 states

National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for Southern Nevada, Southeastern California and Northwestern Arizona. 

NWS has warned that high temperatures will remain at potentially dangerous levels
through Sunday.

Very hot weather is expected across the region through the weekend. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Sunday evening for elevations below 4000 feet in the Mojave Desert.

Very hot weather is expected across the region through the weekend. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect through Sunday evening for elevations below 4000 feet in the Mojave Desert. Forecast high is represented by the orange bars while record values are denoted in red. Source: NWS


Severe Sandstorm Hits NW China (Again)

Sandstorm NW China 8jun2013
A severe sandstorm enveloped Yinchuan, capital of northwest China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 8, 2013. (Xinhua/Wang Peng). More images …


Three major wildfires burning in N.M.

The largest of the three fires is the Thompson Ridge Fire which broke out in the Jemez Mountains just over a week ago.

Thompson Ridge Fire

  • Location: Valles Caldera National Preserve
  • Started: May 31, 2013
  • Personnel: 1,015
  • Cause: Downed power line
  • Size: 14,430 acres
  • Containment: 10 percent, as of Friday 8:30 a.m.
  • Fuels: Mixed conifer and Ponderosa pine

Evacuations:  An evacuation order remains in effect for Thompson Ridge, Rancho de la Cueva and Elk Valley.

Tres Lagunas Fire

  • Location: 10 miles north of Pecos
  • Started: May 30
  • Personnel: 1,011
  • Cause: Downed power line
  • Size: 10,048 acres
  • Containment: 34 percent, as of Friday 8:00 a.m.
  • Fuels: Timber

Evacuations: Some evacuation orders remain in effect; residents north of Windy Bridge are still evacuated.

Red Flag Warnings are in effect for parts of N. Calif., W. Colorado,  N. Central and Western New Mexico.


Lubbock, Texas Declares a State of Emergency

City and County of Lubbock have declared a state of emergency due the damage caused by severe thunderstorms Wednesday.

“The storm’s 80-plus mph winds caused severe damage to infrastructure throughout the entire service territory, which led to more than 19,000 reported outages at its peak,” said a report citing LP&L.


1,008 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,008 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History


Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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World Record High Temperature Could Be Broken This Year

Posted by feww on June 5, 2013

Death Valley World Record High Temperature of 134ºF Could Be Shattered in 2013

FIRE-EARTH Models show the world record high temperature of 134ºF set 100 years ago cold be broken this year with a probability of  about 78 percent [probability revised up after running additional simulations – June 5, 2013.]  

The world’s highest reliably recorded air temperature was 134°F (56.7°C) set at Furnace Creek Ranch (formerly Greenland Ranch) in Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913.

Excessive Heat Watch for Mojave Desert

Meantime, NWS issued an Excessive Heat Watch for SE Calif., S Nevada and NW Arizona.

  • Very hot weather is expected across the region this weekend as high pressure builds overhead. An Excessive Heat Watch is in effect starting Friday afternoon and continuing through Sunday evening for elevations in the Mojave Desert below 4000 feet.
  • Expected Temperatures: HIGHS ranging from 105 to 110 for much of the MOJAVE DESERT region including Las Vegas Valley, 110 to 114 along the Colorado river Valley and from  119 to 123 degrees at Furnace creek in   DEATH VALLEY national Park

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Schwarzenegger Proclaims Water Emergency in Nine Counties

Posted by feww on June 13, 2008

A Shrinking World Series

Could California Turn to Desert by 2011?

Water, water, my bloody kingdom for a drop of water. ~ King Conan

Water Emergency in Calif

As most of the croplands in the Central U.S. is submerged under floodwater, the heart of California’s farming area is feeling the heat. Gov. Schwarzenegger who proclaimed last week a drought in California, declared yesterday a state of emergency in nine counties in Central Valley.

“Just last week, I said we would announce regional emergencies wherever the state’s drought situation warrants them, and in the Central Valley an emergency proclamation is necessary to protect our economy and way of life,” Mr Schwarzenegger said.

“Central Valley agriculture is a $20 billion a year industry. If we don’t get them water immediately the results will be devastating,” he added. “Food prices, which are already stretching many family budgets, will continue to climb and workers will lose their jobs—everyone’s livelihood will be impacted in some way.”

“His declaration covers Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Kern counties and directs California’s Department of Water Resources to work with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to deliver more water through the State Water Project to where it is most needed.” Reuters reported.

Conservation Action:

  • Water rationing is imposed in Long Beach, Roseville and the East Bay Municipal Utility District, which serves 1.3 million people in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • Water agencies serving about 18 million people throughout Calif have declared a water supply alerts.
  • Officials are planning for reduced water use through this year because lower water supplies are anticipated next year.
  • Schwarzenegger is asking lawmakers to back a “comprehensive solution” to expanding water and says he needs $11.9 billion bond to finance water projects. (Source)

Coyote Dry Lake, Mojave Desert. Image: Jeff T. Alu via Wikimedia. This file is licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation license, Version 1.2 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

Coyote Dry Lake is a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert located about 24 km northeast of Barstow, and north of Interstate 15 in southern California. The lake measures about 10 km long and about 6 km wide at its widest section.

California’s Last Chance: Do a U-Turn, or Turn to Desert!

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