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Hundreds More Lowest Temp Records Broken

Posted by feww on December 10, 2013


Deadly winter storm impacts much of U.S., as arctic air, snow and ice engulf East Coast

Several inches of snow is forecast for the Mid-Atlantic into Southern New England and the Great Lakes for Tuesday through Thursday, said the National Weather Service (NWS) in its latest forecast.

A new round of arctic conditions will drive temperatures well below average across the country through Thursday, said NWS.

The winter storm cut power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses on Monday, and forced thousands of flight cancellations or delays.

Parts of Maryland, Pennsylvania and New York state received up to 10 inches of snow through Monday morning, said NWS.

Hundreds of crashes reported from Texas to Pennsylvania, resulting in scores of injuries, as the storm-related death doll reached at least 18.

U.S. Daily Lowest Min Temperature Records

Meantime, hundreds of additional daily lowest minimum temperature records were set or tied across the country since the last report..

Low Temperature for Monday, December 9, 2013
(as received by 1 am EST December 10)
-34 degrees Fahrenheit  at West Yellowstone, MT

Low Temperature for Sunday, December 8, 2013
-43ºF at Chinook, MT ( old record smashed by -3.1 degrees)

High Temperature for Sunday and Monday, December 8 – 9
87ºF at Punta Gorda, FL

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Map of the U.S. Daily Lowest Min Temperature Records in December 2013.  Some
538 records were broken and 111 others tied between 1 and 8 December 2013. [Full stats for December 9 NOT available, as of posting.]

Recent Extreme Weather Events

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WA State Emergency Operations Center Activated

Posted by feww on January 19, 2012

Massive snowstorm in the Northwest closes schools, halts transportation

Washington activates the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to winter storm conditions throughout the state.

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  • Washington, USA. Officials have activated the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to winter storm conditions throughout the state of Washington, a report said.
    • “Heavy snowfall throughout the state has snarled transportation, and created health and safety issues, according to a press release.”
    • “County emergency operations centers have been activated in King, Pierce, Jefferson, and Grays Harbor counties as well as in several cities including Seattle and Kent. “
    • Gov. Gregoire may declare a state of emergency later today.
    • Hundreds of car accidents have have been reported in Pierce, Spokane and Thurston counties.
    • Storm cut power to hundreds of thousands of customers throughout the Northwest.
  • Oregon, USA. More than 2 feet of snow covered the Oregonian town of Vernonia (Pop: ~ 2,300) causing a major power outage that affected the entire town and prompted the officials to declare a state of emergency.
    • The town officials are also concerned about the possibility of flooding after the massive snowfall, a report said.
  • Pacific Northwest, USA. A major winter storm is affecting the NW United States with heavy snow, torrential rains and powerful winds. The storm is currently growing in size, intensity and spreading to Central Rockies, NWS reported.
    • Heavy snows are forecast in the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado as well as parts of California, Nevada, Utah, and Nebraska, the report said.
    • Extreme Cold Warnings have been issued for the northern states from the Dakotas to Iowa and Minnesota, while Flood Warnings are in place for parts of southern Indiana.
    • “Green Bay and northeastern Wisconsin are forecast to see the Arctic air move in tonight. By late tonight and early Thursday morning, wind chills are expected to range from around 25 degrees below zero in the central and north-central parts of the state to about 15 below to the east.”
    • “Flood Warnings are currently in effect from coastal northwestern California into coastal Oregon. High
      Wind Warnings and wind advisories are in effect across western Oregon. Hazardous Seas Warnings have been issued along the Oregon coast. Avalanche Warnings and watches are in effect for the Washington and Oregon Cascades.”
    • In the St. Paul area of south-central Minnesota temperatures will drop way below zero with 25-30 mph winds creating wind chill factors of 30-35 below zero, NWS said.
    • In southwest Wisconsin, southeast Minnesota and northern Iowa wind chill values will drop to about 30 degrees below zero.
    • Severe weather reports to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center for Thursday included notice of 14 tornadoes, 99 high wind reports and 6 reports of large hail. “Mostly EF-0 and EF-1 tornadoes were reported in Jefferson, Floyd and Clark counties in Indiana; Tippah and Marion counties in Mississippi; and Jefferson County, Kentucky.”

    Storm Prediction Center Severe Weather Map (filtered).

  • North Carolina, USA.North Carolina Gov. Perdue has declared Burke and Rutherford counties disaster areas following the severe storms and tornadoes that left a trail of destruction on January 11.
    • Storms barreled across the state leaving at least 15 injured, destroying dozens of homes and damaging scores of others in the two counties.

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State of Emergency in Oklahoma, S. Dakota, Texas

Posted by feww on December 25, 2009

Raging blizzard hits the lower plains

State of Emergency declared in Oklahoma, S. Dakota and Texas after winter storm kills dozens of people

“The storm is spanning two thirds of the country.  Its effects run the gamut from severe thunderstorms in the Gulf Coast to ice in New England to really what is a raging blizzard in the lower plains.The National Weather Service said.

Highlights of Storm Related Events:

  • Oklahoma’s governor Brad Henry declares state of emergency, closes all state highways and interstates.
  • As many as 3 dozen people have been killed in accidents in the Midwest.
  • About 50 vehicles pile up in chain-reaction crash in Oklahoma.
  • About a dozen states in the Midwest are under blizzard warnings.
  • Heavy snow forced the cancellation of at least 80 flights in Oklahoma Thursday, trapping hundreds of passengers and employees at Oklahoma’s main  airport.
  • About 10,000 customers lost power in Oklahoma.
  • Oklahoma City received  35cm (14in) of snow by Thursday night, nearly 6 times the record  of 6cm (2.5in) set in 1914.
  • 80kph (50mph) winds pummeled Kansas
  • 105 kph (65mph) helped bury parts of Texas in 1.5m (5ft) snow drifts.
  • Blizzard warnings stretch from Texas to northern Minnesota.
  • The real misery will commence after the snowmelt will cause large scale flooding in the south and the north-east.

Near Real-Time U.S. Composite Satellite Image.  Click image to enlarge.

National Weather service reported:

A powerful weather system pushing through the central U.S. will continue to significantly impact travel plans during this holiday season…
The north-central states can expect some of the heavier snowfall, occasionally accompanied by blizzard-like conditions as cold and windy conditions will spread through the region. Even places as far south as Oklahoma and northern Texas have seen snowfall totals in excess of a foot. The swath of precipitation will move toward the north and east, spreading a mixture of rain and snow to much of the Great Lakes by midday on Christmas. For more details, check the web site of the local Weather Forecast Office. Details…

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Min Temps.
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Temp – Real Time Mesoscale Analysis.
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