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Rising Temperatures, Red Flag Warnings and Erupting Volcanoes

Posted by feww on May 18, 2013

Max Temp Forecast for Contiguous US – Sunday May 19, 2013

During the first 17 days of May some 21 maximum temperature records were broken and 8 others tied, according to National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

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US Weather Forecast: Significant Severe Weather Forecast in the Plains Saturday through Monday

The Storm Prediction Center is predicting a moderate risk of severe weather from western Oklahoma to southwest Nebraska today. Damaging winds, very large hail and significant tornadoes are all possible. Significant severe weather is also possible Sunday and Monday in the Plains. —NWS

Meantime, a Winter Storm Warning is in effect in parts of Alaska.

Red Flag Warning in 5 States

Red Flag Warnings are in effect in parts of five states—New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas—due to strong winds and critically low humidities, NWS reported.

Pavlof and Cleveland Volcanoes Continue Erupting

Pavlof Volcano – Friday, May 17, 2013 3:05 PM AKDT (Friday, May 17, 2013 23:05 UTC)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE
Continuous steam, ash, and gas clouds to as high as 20,000 ft. above sea level, carried downwind to the northeast, east, and southeast as much as 100 km…  Seismicity remains elevated with near continuous tremors recorded… “A light ashfall was reported the evening of May 14 in a mining camp 80 km northeast of the volcano,” AVO reported.

“Although the activity to date has been characterized by relatively low-energy lava fountaining and gas emission, more energetic explosions could occur without warning at any time that could place ash clouds above 20,000 ft.”

Cleveland Volcano – Friday, May 17, 2013 3:05 PM AKDT (Friday, May 17, 2013 23:05 UTC)

Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Cleveland Volcano’s continued activity over the past week is marked by energetic steam plumes and high surface temperatures, AVO reported. “Re-analysis of earlier images revealed that a small lava flow had breached the southeast rim of the summit crater and extended up to about 1.5 km down the flank.”


Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events

South China Flooding and Landslides, Leave 70 People Dead or Missing, Affect Millions

Severe flooding triggered by extreme rain events in southern China has left at least 55 people dead and 14 others missing.

  • Up to 400mm of rain since Tuesday has triggered widespread flooding affecting millions of people in 10 provinces across southern China.
  • Flooding has destroyed thousands of homes and tens of thousands of hectares of crops.

[China has 34 administrative divisions including 23 provinces, 4 municipalities, 5 autonomous regions, and 2 special administrative regions.]


1,029 Days Left 

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

  • SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN: 1,029 Days Left to ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human  History
  • The countdown began on May 15, 2011 …


Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Flooding, Drought and Wildfires Ravage China

Posted by feww on May 10, 2012

Tens of thousands evacuated as extreme rain events swamp central China

More than a million people have been affected in central China’s Hunan province, as storms dumped 200+mm of rain in less than 24 hours.

Floods have claimed at least a dozen lives, leaving many others injured, damaging or destroying thousands of homes, and forcing the authorities to evacuate more than  30,000 people.

In Yunnan province, more than 700 people are desperately attempting to control a major wildfire on Mt. Laoyingshan on the outskirts of Lijiang, said to be a popular tourist destination.

There were no details available concerning the extent of damage or the number of casualties, as of posting.

The blaze is one of a dozen or so significant wildfires aided by the severe drought in southwest, north and northeast China in the recent weeks.

Severe Geological Event in South China

A significant land subsidence in Maohe Village, Liuzhou City, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, caused buildings to collapse, affecting an area of about 7 hectares, and forcing the authorities to evacuate more than 1,700 villagers.

Original caption: Photo taken on May 10, 2012 shows collapsed wall in the Maohe Village in Liunan District, Liuzhou City of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. A severe geologic hazard hit Maohe Village in Guangxi on Thursday, affecting an area of about 100 mu (66,667 square meters) and forcing more than 1,700 villagers to be evacuated to safe places. Several buildings have collapsed in the disaster, local sources said. (Xinhua/Li Bin). Image may be subject to copyright. More images…

Other Global Disasters, Significant Events

  • In the first 4 months of 2012, China’s railways carried
    • 606 million passengers (up 2.8 percent YoY)
    • 785.34 million tons of coal (up 6.6 percent)
    • 35.96 million tons of grain (increase of 15 percent)
    • 1.33 billion tons of cargo (up 3.8 percent)

Global Disasters: Links, Forecasts and Background

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Landslides Kill at least 44 in South China

Posted by feww on June 4, 2010

Rain-triggered Landslides Leave 44 Dead, with 150,000 Evacuated in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, South China

Rescuers search for trapped persons in Beigeng Township, Xincheng County, south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, June 3, 2010.  (Xinhua/Zhou Hua). Image may be subject to copyright. See Fire Earth Fair Use Notice.

Most of the deaths have occurred in Cenxi County,  Tengxian County, Donglan County and Fangchenggang City, the official news agency Xinhua reported.

“More than 600 residents in two villages in had been evacuated because of land subsidence Thursday. Four pits and cracks were reported near the villages, with the biggest having a diameter of more than 70 meters and depth of 20 meters.”

The subsidence may have been caused by increased water flow in underground streams caused by torrential rains, a Laibin municipal government official was quoted as saying.

Torrential rains have pummeled Guangxi region since Monday triggering large-scale landslides since early Wednesday, the report .

“Across Guangxi, the rainstorms had battered 27 counties and 144,800 people had been evacuated by 4 p.m. Thursday, the regional civil affairs bureau said.”

Some 8,123 houses have collapsed and 161,830 hectares of crops destroyed or damaged, with the damage estimated at about $180 million, the report said.

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