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#61 breezy

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 05:19 AM

Weather extremes: December snowfall breaks 112-year record in Calgary

December 22, 2013

 

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CANADADecember snowfall in Calgary has broken a 112-year record according to the city. The City made the announcement in a tweet Saturday morning after weeks of on-and-off heavy snowfall left many residents complaining about the lack of snow removal in parts of Calgary. “A total of 43.8 cm of snow has fallen in #yyc this month. We haven’t seen this much snow in 112 years!” tweeted the City.

 

Snow removal crews are currently focusing their efforts on Priority 2 routes, which include connector roadways, bus routes and roads that carry 5,000 to 19,999 vehicles per day. As of 1 p.m. MT Friday, city officials said snow removal on those routes is 42 per cent complete. Crews are also spreading salt to help melt snow and ice because of the relatively warmer temperatures.

 

As snow removal in the northeast moves along, the extra resources used in the area will be moved elsewhere to assist with road clearing. In the northeast, crews have now completed snow removal in Saddleridge, Taradale and Marlborough. Crews have completed 80 per cent of snow removal in Coral Springs and Mayland Heights. In Falconridge, Whitehorn, Martindale, Castleridge and Temple, crews are still working on maintaining roads. In the northwest, snow removal is complete in North Haven and Tuscany. In the southwest and southeast, crews are continuing to flat blade residential routes. –CBC

 

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Extreme weather is not strictly confined to Canada. Egypt was hit with a very are snow storm last week. Cairo had been transformed into a winter wonderland after a “historic” storm in the Middle East brought a rare treat to Egypt’s capital Friday (Dec. 13): a blanket of powdery, white snow.

 

 Due to Cairo’s low rate of precipitation and typically above-freezing winter temperatures, snow is an exceptionally unusual weather phenomenon for the North African city. So unusual, in fact, that the Los Angeles Times, citing local news reports, writes that the last recorded snowfall in Cairo was more than 100 years ago. Ali Abdelazim, an official at the city’s meteorological centre, confirmed to the Agence France-Presse this is the  “first time in very many years” that snow has fallen in the Cairo area. Excited Egytians took to social media Friday to share photographs of the unusual meteorological event. -HP

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Posted 26 December 2013 - 05:56 AM

Ice Storm 2013 Power Outages Still Affecting Thousands, Toronto Officials Urge Caution (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

December 24, 2013 updated December 25, 2013

Diana Menta

 

The Canadian Press

UPDATE: An extreme weather warning continues in the Toronto area and overnight, Toronto Hydro had restored power to 230,000 homes, leaving 70,000 still without power Christmas morning.

 

"TORONTO -- As tens of thousands in communities from Ontario to the Maritimes faced the possibility of a Christmas without power, officials issued an urgent warning for residents to guard against carbon monoxide poisoning in their attempts to stay warm.

The call came as temperatures dropped along the path of a nasty storm which had downed power lines, left trees and roads covered in ice and caused widespread travel delays since the weekend.

"It's really cold, so that's why the concern arises,'' Environment Canada meteorologist Marie-Eve Giguere said of the warning that was being sounded Tuesday in communities where some were in their third full day without power.

Much of southern Ontario and southern Quebec experienced temperatures between -15 and -20, with the mercury expected to drop further through the night. Parts of the Maritimes that had been hit by the ice storm on Monday weren't quite as cold, but still experienced temperatures below zero

"It usually happens behind a strong system, you get very cold air in behind,'' said Giguere.

Warmth-craving residents were being urged to take advantage of warming centres or the hospitality of friends and family rather than using gas-powered generators, charcoal stoves or even barbecues indoors, scenarios which led to a number of people being rushed to hospital."

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:18 PM

Chilling NASA Image Shows White-Out Winter Storm From Space

Fran Berkman

January 3, 2014

 

"The other half of the United States is still there, but you might not know it from this NASA satellite image.

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center uploaded the picture to Flickr and shared it on one of the agency's Twitter accounts Friday morning. The true-color image shows a winter storm that has dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the East Coast."

 

Though the image may just look like a first-grader got hold of a bottle of white out and a map of the U.S., NASA, on Flickr, offered up an explanation as to how the agency generated it. The white-washed image is a composite of multiple shots NASA's Aqua satellite captured Thursday, using its Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer.

Meanwhile, in parts of Canada this week, temperatures have been comparable to those that NASA's Curiosity rover experiences — on Mars."

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:31 AM

wish it was snowing in S.E. Qld right now


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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:52 AM

snowing!!! landownunder how could you wish for snow - it is such a cold thing to be around and I hate the cold...... LOL


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:07 AM

wish it was snowing in S.E. Qld right now

 

I had a dream last week that it was snowing on the Sunshine Coast and I had to rescue a few Chanites (not saying who) who's car stalled due to the cold.   :wtf:


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 11:37 PM

Significant snowstorm Tuesday, with widespread 4″ or greater amounts

January 20, 2014

By Wes Junker and Jason Samenow

 

* Winter storm warning Tuesday for entire region *

 

"3:30 p.m. update: You may wonder: It’s 58 degrees outside, how is it going to snow and stick tomorrow? Answer: An arctic front in advancing south and east (coming through this evening), and temperatures will steadily drop to below freezing by dawn. In the upper Midwest, readings are currently in the single digits and below zero.

 

If temperatures end up a little warmer than forecast or are a bit slow to cool, we might “lose” a little accumulation to melting early on in the storm, but we’ve factored that into our forecast and feel confident that enough cold air and enough moisture will arrive to overcome today’s warmth."

 

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Weather map from 2:30 p.m. shows cold front northwest of D.C., but headed southeast (National Weather Service)

 

"From 12:46 p.m.: Accumulating snow is likely on Tuesday as a disturbance from the north (or “clipper”) dives to our south and then intensifies as it tracks across North Carolina to the coast."

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 02:22 AM

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 10:13 PM

 Quarter of Slovenian homes in the dark after ice, blizzards cut power

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February 3, 2014

 

 

"(Reuters) - A quarter of households in Slovenia were left without electricity on Monday after a weekend of blizzards and very low temperatures wreaked havoc on power lines and roads, the national STA news agency reported.

Leading daily newspaper Delo described it as the worst devastation in living memory.

 

More than 40 percent of schools were closed and only about a third of those were due to reopen on Tuesday, STA said.

It said the power cuts had affected more than 250,000 people, or one in four families, in the country."

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:25 AM

Here are some impressive videos of the ice storm in Slovania .




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Posted 06 February 2014 - 01:11 PM

Welcome to part of the new Northern Hemisphere

 

Why oh why didn't the driver stop to give those 2 people a lift. People are often so selfish in their thinking, it saddens me no end.

 

Cheers Redster   :-*

 

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 05:29 PM

Tokyo hit by heaviest snowstorm in more than 10 years
February 8, 2014

 

 

"TOKYO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- About 4 inches of snow fell Saturday in Tokyo, the most the Japanese capital has seen in more than a decade, meteorologists said.

 

The storm disrupted transportation, with trains running as much as 70 minutes behind schedule and dozens of crashes reported on the roads, the Asahi Shimbun reported. By afternoon, all domestic flights into and out of Haneda Airport had been canceled.

 

The Japan Meteorological Agency issued its first heavy snowfall warning for the region in 13 years. As much as 8 inches was forecast for the city by noon Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported, with higher totals in mountainous areas around Tokyo.

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Salem police make chains, traction tires required

February 7, 2014

 

 

"SALEM, OR (KPTV) - After heavy snowfall led to deteriorating road conditions Friday, Salem police issued a travel advisory for the entire city, making chains or traction tires a requirement.

 

All carsicon1.png must have chains or traction tires until midnight Saturday, police said, and drivers need to be prepared for low visibility due to the heavy snowfall and deteriorating road conditions.

 

The poor drivingicon1.png conditions also led the city to close the Marion Street Bridge so road crews could plow and sand the bridge and on/off ramps."

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Posted 08 February 2014 - 08:20 PM

‘condition 1′ storm in Antarctica looks brutal

 


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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:29 PM

Ice Storm to Batter the South Tuesday, Wednesday

February 10, 2014

Kristina Pydynowski,

 

 

"Rounds of snow and ice will severely threaten travel and daily routines across the interior South through this week before a major winter storm attempts to take a run at the Northeast.

 

The same storm that brought record snow to Seattle on Saturday will cause some snow and an icy mix to drop southward to northern Texas and the Tennessee Valley Monday and Monday night.

 

Initially through Monday night, the ice will not be substantial. However, that does not mean residents and travelers should let their guard down."

 

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 12:37 AM

More heavy snow paralyzes Tokyo, commuters

February 14, 2014

 

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"Heavy snow fell on Tokyo for the second this time week, forcing some companies to cancel work and send their employees home. Nissan Motor Co.’s Yokohama office asked its employees to head home early because snow has already impeded plane and railway services.

 

The Japan Meterological Agency said to prepare for as much as 10 centimeters, or 4 inches, of snowfall within the next 24 hours in Tokyo. Just last weekend, a record 24 centimeters of snow fell on the Japanese capital. Broadcasting company NHK reported that the amount of snow over the weekend was worst snowfall to hit the city in 45 years. Train and plane services were paralyzed because of the snow, leaving many commuters stranded. While ANA Holdings Inc. and Japan Airlines Co., had to cancel 138 domestic and international flights, while six lines from the East Japan Railway Co. were stopped from running. On the other hand, bullet trains such as those from Central Japan Railway Co. were only delayed for up to 50 minutes, as wells as lines from West Japan Railway Co."

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Blizzard to Lash Eastern New England Saturday

February 14, 2014

Alex Sosnowski

 

"Into the first part of the weekend, light to moderate snow will push from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic states, but a blizzard is forecast to develop in eastern New England.

 

The storm has the potential to bring a new round of ground and airline disruptions to parts of the South and East that were hit with the winter storm at midweek and also to some places that escaped the storm in the Midwest.

 

The storm is forecast to remain rather weak along most of its journey. However, it could bring just enough snow to treat, shovel and plow from parts of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to much of Kentucky and Tennessee into Friday afternoon.

 

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"Motorists are advised to exercise caution this evening along Interstates 64, 65, 71 and 75 in Kentucky as temperatures falling below freezing can make for icy travel. Similar conditions in southeastern Pennsylvania early this morning contributed to a multiple vehicle accident on the Turnpike, north of Philadelphia.

The storm brought between 1 and 4 inches over a large part of Iowa and northern Missouri early Friday and was heading across central IIlinois toward Indiana during the midday Friday. St. Louis received a wintry mix."

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Posted 15 February 2014 - 01:27 AM

Oh yes. We got our 10 " in Northern New York. 14" in Western Massachusetts. When will the shoveling ever end. UGH!
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Posted 16 February 2014 - 11:31 PM

Winter storm buries parts of northeast; death toll at 25

February 15, 2014

 

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"PHILADELPHIAThe U.S. East Coast dug out on Friday from the final wallop of a deadly four-day storm that dumped more than two feet of snow in some places, causing chaos from the South to New England. Five more people were killed on icy roads or while shoveling snow in North Carolina, bringing the storm’s death toll to at least 25. In New York, doctors were working to save the baby of a pregnant 36-year-old woman killed by a private snow plow in a parking lot in Brooklyn. The Pennsylvania Turnpike was littered with twisted metal from up to 50 vehicles in multiple accidents that injured at least 30 people. The road had to be closed during the morning commute, causing a 7-mile (11-km) backup, said Renee Vid Colborn, a spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. “It was a chain reaction,” Vid Colborn said of two massive crashes involving up to 25 vehicles each. None of the injuries was life threatening, she said. Blue skies and temperatures in the 40s in the New York City area on Friday belied a previous night of unusual thunder snow and electrical storm in New Jersey. "

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 04:50 AM

Finally A Real Scientific Consensus – Everyone Agrees That The Recent Displaced Polar Vortex Wasn’t Caused By Global Warming

February 21, 2014

by justthefactswuwt

 

 

"For anyone who was witness to the absurdity of the recent warming makes it cold meme, it should come as no surprise that even ardent Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming believers are trying to distance themselves from the meme before it causes more damage. After the White House took a run at it, and the willfully gullible media, e.g. Bloomberg Businessweek, BBC and NPR lapped it up, now everyone, including the scientist credited with starting it, are walking away. Let us start with this Washington Post – Capital Weather Gang article yesterday, “Scientists: Don’t make “extreme cold” centerpiece of global warming argument“:

“It’s an intriguing theory – that recently has gotten legs: the melting Arctic – spurred by global warming – is causing the weather’s steering flow, the jet stream, to become more extreme. This extreme jet stream – rather than zipping around the world in a straight circle (right below) – is more frequently meandering off course (left below) and getting stuck in place, sending bitter, prolonged blasts of cold southward and conversely, see-sawing strong heat domes northward. It’s a fascinating paradox: global warming as the culprit for bone-chilling cold.

But more and more scientists are expressing reservations about this hypothesis, first proposed by Rutgers climate scientist Jennifer Francis and collaborators."

 

“It’s an interesting idea, but alternative observational analyses and simulations with climate models have not confirmed the hypothesis, and we do not view the theoretical arguments underlying it as compelling,” write five preeminent climate scientists (John Wallace, Isaac Held, David Thompson, Kevin Trenberth, and John Walsh) in a recent letter published in Science Magazine.

Elizabeth Barnes, an atmospheric scientists from Colorado State University, after an attempt to dismantle Francis’ theory last summer, published a second challenge in January."

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 02:31 AM

St. Louis to DC, Philly: Major Travel-Disrupting Snow Looms

By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist

March 1, 2014

 

"A storm crossing the country will create travel nightmares for millions from the Plains to the mid-Atlantic through Monday.

Snow will expand from the northern Rockies and central Plains to portions of the Midwest this weekend, reaching the Northeast and mid-Atlantic on Sunday through Monday.

 

Snowfall from the cross-country storm will exceed 1,500 miles on its journey. Along that journey, more than 6 inches of snow will occur from Kansas City, Mo., to St. Louis to Indianapolis to Columbus, Ohio, to Clarksburg, W. Va., to Harrisonburg, Va., to Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia and Trenton, N.J.

 

Some locations along this swath could end up with a foot of snow or more."

 

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People traveling by road or airways should expect major long-lasting delays as this area of snow expands to the south and east.

 

For a time, the snow or an icy mix will impact areas between the I-90 and I-40 corridors in the Plains and Midwest and the I-90 and I-85 corridors in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic.

 

Snowfall rates at the height of the storm may reach 2 inches per hour, causing the snow to quickly clog major interstates."

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Posted 02 March 2014 - 04:34 AM

I'm sure this won't be the last major snowfall of the season. I keep telling people that this is going to be a long winter season... Just more signs of the changes.

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