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‘Tsunami’ of Snow Buries Russia

Posted by feww on January 19, 2013

DISASTER CALENDAR SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,148 Days Left 

[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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Global Disasters/ Significant Events 

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.

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

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MEGA WHITEOUT COVERS THE U-S

Posted by feww on February 3, 2011

DEADLY SNOWSTORM IMPACTS 2/3 OF THE US – SATELLITE IMAGES

The mega snowstorm, which stretched about 2,100 miles and left parts of the Midwest under 2 feet of snow, has killed at least 12 people, the authorities said.

At least 21 states from New Mexico to New Hampshire had received a minimum of 13cm (5 inches) of snow by 9:00am on February 2.

Chicago and Cook county, where schools were closed once again, received 51.3cm  (20.2 inches) of snow, weighing an estimated 500 million metric tons, a February record and the 3rd biggest ever for the city.

Massive snowstorm covers much of the U.S.


Image Source: NOAA – Dated Feb 3, 2011.


GOES-13 image shows the storm at 21:31UTC on February 1. “Heavy snow, ice, freezing rain, and frigid wind battered about two thirds of the United States, making it ‘a winter storm of historic proportions,’ said the National Weather Service.” At least 21 states from New Mexico to New Hampshire had received a minimum of 13cm (5 inches) of snow by 9:00am on February 2, the National Weather Service reported. Chicago, where the schools were closed once again, received 51.3cm  (20.2 inches) of snow, a February record and the 3rd biggest ever for the city. The snow record for Chicago is 58.4 cm (23 inches) set on January 26–27, 1967. SOURCE: NASA-EO. Click image to enlarge.


Photo-like true color of snow extent in the U-S.


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on NASA’s Terra satellite captured the above composite images in 3 separate overpasses on February 2. “The top image shows the United States in photo-like true color. The lower image was made with both visible light and infrared light to distinguish between clouds and snow. Snow is turquoise, while clouds are white and pale blue. The exception is a turquoise streak of icy clouds over Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina.”  SOURCE: NASA-EO. Click images to enlarge.

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Snowstorm Update: Enjoyed the snowball fight?

Posted by feww on February 8, 2010

Good! Another storm arriving by Tuesday

The new storm could bring another 31cm (12 in)  of snow to the mid-Atlantic region from Washington to New York, forecasters say.

Latest on the Snowstorm in Mid-Atlantic U.S.

Washington DC came to a virtual standstill after 61cm (2ft ) of snow, one of the heaviest snowfalls since 1922, fell on  nation’s capital.

Snowfall totals of 51cm (20 in) to 97cm  (38 inches) covered a vast area from West Virginia to southern New Jersey 24 hours of continuous precipitation.

Federal agencies will stay closed on Monday as a result of the blizzard.

  • Most of the schools in the region will also stay closed.

Major Power Cuts:

  • More 300,000 homes in Washington DC area experienced power cuts as the snow felled trees, and snapped power lines. Up to 1.5 million people were affected.
  • The blizzard disrupted transport all the from southern New Jersey to West Virginia.

Maryland: A record 92 cm (3ft) of snow blanketed Maryland.

  • More than 300,000 homes were left without electricity,  in Maryland and Virginia—the two worst affected states—affecting another 1.5 million people.
  • Blackouts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey hit anther 250,000, the New York Times reported, affecting as many as 1.3 million people.
  • Hundreds of flights were canceled, as rail and road transport came to a virtual standstill.

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Humongous Snowstorm Paralyzes Eastern U.S.

Posted by feww on February 6, 2010

Snow Forecast: Record 76 cm (30 in)

Snowfall totals of up to 76 cm are forecast from Virginia to southern New Jersey

Virginia, Maryland and Delaware  declare states of emergency amid “snowpocalypse,” and put the National Guard on alert


Real-Time U.S. Composite Satellite Image.
Click Image to enlarge (24-Hr FE ED). Source: UW-SSEC

A ferocious blizzard caused by at least 12 inches of snow, as of posting (and mounting),  and 64 km/h  (40 mph)  winds in what is dubbed as “snowmageddon” is pummeling the US mid-Atlantic.

The authorities canceled all flights at Washington’s Reagan National airport, allowing only a few international flights to operate at Dulles International, news reports said.

The blizzard forced the U.S. govt offices in the Washington area to close after lunch yesterday.

Virginia Department of Transportation, VDOT said it had less than 6% of the state’s snow removal budget left, with the lion’s share already spent during the earlier blizzard in December.

About 20,000 homes have lost power in the Washington area as power lines and tree branches snapped under heavy snow.

The blizzard is the second to strike the area since December, when another storm dumped about 41 cm (16in) of snow in the Washington area.

Forecasters have predicted more than 76 cm (30 inches) of snow, for the area, some 5 cm (2 in) more than the all time record of 28 inches set in 1922.

GOES East – Eastern U.S. Imagery


An aviation color enhancement of a satellite image. GEOS Eastern U.S. Imagery
, NOAA SSD.


Weather Map – Click Image to Enlarge

The National Weather Service Snow Stats:

More than 30.5cm (12in, 1ft) of snowfall:  13 times since records began in 1870

Heaviest snowfall on record:  71cm (28in) in January 1922

Worst snowfall ever: about 91.5cm (3ft)  hit the area  in 1772 (100 years before records began)

National Snow Analysis:

February 5, 2010 (Metric Units)

Area Covered By Snow: 62.3%
Area Covered Last Month: 59.0%
Snow Depth
Average: 17.0 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 2340.7 cm
Std. Dev.: 27.6 cm
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 3.7 cm
Minimum: 0.0 cm
Maximum: 1158.5 cm
Std. Dev.: 7.1 cm

February 5, 2010 (English Units)

Area Covered By Snow: 62.3%
Area Covered Last Month: 59.0%
Snow Depth
Average: 6.7 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 921.5 in
Std. Dev.: 10.9 in
Snow Water Equivalent
Average: 1.5 in
Minimum: 0.0 in
Maximum: 456.1 in
Std. Dev.: 2.8 in

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Top Ten: Metric Units…
Station ID Name Elev
(feet)
Snow
(in)
Duration
(hours)
Time(UTC)
35.1322_082.9342 LAKE TOXAWAY (278LAK) 3061 5.000 6 2010-02-05 04
0724H_MADIS CLOUDCROFT 0.4 ESE, NM 8940 12.000 24 2010-02-04 14
0730H_MADIS CLOUDCROFT 2.3 S, NM 8684 12.000 24 2010-02-04 14
35.1906_083.3639 EAST FRANKLIN (840685EA) 2087 3.000 6 2010-02-05 03
35.3186_082.4611 HENDERSONVILLE (932HEND) 2188 3.000 6 2010-02-05 05
2199C_MADIS TIJERAS 5.0 E, NM 7113 11.200 24 2010-02-04 14
0722H_MADIS CLOUDCROFT 4.9 NE, NM 8294 10.700 24 2010-02-04 14
MTRN5 MOUNTAINAIR 8NW 6634 10.500 24 2010-02-04 14
2395C_MADIS CLOUDCROFT 16 ESE, NM 6621 10.000 24 2010-02-04 14
3705S_MADIS NORTH LOGAN 0.8 ESE, UT 4757 10.000 24 2010-02-04 15

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Temp – Real Time Mesoscale Analysis.
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6-Hr Precipitation amount.  (24-Hr FE ED). Click Image to enlarge and update.


12-Hr Probability Precipitation (%).   Click Image to enlarge and update. (24-Hr FE ED).


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