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Nearly week of frigid temperatures for West

Nearly week of frigid temperatures for West | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
DENVER (AP) — The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to 20-below or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to deal with...
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Don Carter's curator insight, January 1, 2014 8:38 PM

Be safe as you travel. Pack emergency kits with tools and blankets and warmers in addition to normal safety measures.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan

Super Typhoon Haiyan | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The strongest typhoon in the world this year is bearing down on the Philippines, sending thousands fleeing villages. The super typhoon is nearly 500 miles wide with winds up to 195 miles per hour.
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A monstrous storm has arisen in the Western Pacific, the likes of which haven’t been seen for several years, meteorologists say. The storm, Super Typhoon Haiyan, has become the year’s most intense and is bearing down on the central Philippines, threatening to inflict massive damage and loss of life in the area.

 
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Record snowfall, blizzard conditions expected

Record snowfall, blizzard conditions expected | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A powerful storm expected to hit western South Dakota early this morning could break a nearly 100-year record.
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Rapid City may see the earliest major snowstorm in recorded history, according to the National Weather Service in Rapid City. Records date back to 1888.

This very powerful storm prompted a blizzard warning stretching from Belle Fourche to Pine Ridge to be issued Thursday afternoon effective 6 a.m. today to 9 a.m. Saturday. Winds up to 50 mph are expected with 70 mph gusts.

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Don Carter's curator insight, October 22, 2013 7:48 PM

They calling for an active winter this year...Just ordered my firewoord today! (I Love Snow!)

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Skies open, roads close, airport stalls

Skies open, roads close, airport stalls | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A historic deluge on Sunday afternoon turned roads into rivers across the region, submerging cars, swelling rivers, and disrupting travel on the ground and in the air into Monday morning.
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A record 8.02 inches was recorded at Philadelphia's International Airport in just a few hours on Sunday, with nearly another quarter inch falling early Monday. Sunday's total easily surpassed the previous record for a single day, 6.6 inches, set by Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
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A record 8.02 inches was recorded at Philadelphia's International Airport in just a few hours on Sunday, with nearly another quarter inch falling early Monday. Sunday's total easily surpassed the previous record for a single day, 6.6 inches, set by Hurricane Floyd in 1999.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20130729_Skies_open__roads_close.html#WqZvQ5XgKiB4lFBO.99

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What is a derecho?

What is a derecho? | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Meteorologists warn of unusual weather phenomenon after enormous line of storms moves from Midwest to East Coast
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"It's a cluster of thunderstorms that congeal into a line, and that line will then start moving east or southeast, and as it progresses the winds increase and produce damage along that path," said Jim Keeney, weather program manager at the National Weather Service's office in Kansas City, Mo.

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More Violent Storms in Central U.S. Possible Today

More Violent Storms in Central U.S. Possible Today | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

For the fourth straight day in a row, vicious storms producing destructive tornadoes, very large hail and damaging winds are on the weather menu from the southern Plains to the Great Lakes. This is part of the same storm system that produced a deadly tornado in Moore, Okla., Monday and widespread severe storm reports since Saturday.

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How to Help Victims of the Oklahoma Tornados

How to Help Victims of the Oklahoma Tornados | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Here's how you can help the victims of the Oklahoma tornados online.
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One of the most devastating tornados in U.S. history tore through Oklahoma City Monday, wreaking considerable damage to the suburb of Moore.

The Oklahoma City medical examiner's spokesperson originally reported at least 51 deaths, including 20 children, though those counts are no longer thought accurate. The storm reduced homes to piles of rubble and destroyed entire neighborhoods. Two elementary schools, one in Moore and another on the town's border with Oklahoma City, were among the devastated buildings.

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Superstorm Sandy Flooding New York Streets [PICS]

Superstorm Sandy Flooding New York Streets [PICS] | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Sandy is flooding New York's streets, as the post-tropical cyclone bears down on the Big Apple.

Sandy is flooding New York’s streets, as the post-tropical cyclone bears down on the Big Apple.

A deluge of rainfall is soaking NYC since the former hurricane arrived in town on Monday.

From Queens to Manhattan, social media users across New York were sharing arresting images of the floods; check them out in the gallery above.

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Mexico Earthquake 7.4

Mexico Earthquake 7.4 | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A strong 7.4 earthquake rattled residents in southern Mexican resort towns and the nation's capital March 20 2012... A magnitude-7.4 earthquake followed by a powerful aftershock shook Mexico’s Guerrero state Tuesday, breaking windows and sending buildings swaying in the country’s capital, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.
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Solar Storm Reaches Earth

Solar Storm Reaches Earth | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Solar storms like the one that buffeted the Earth’s magnetic field on Thursday will soon become a common occurrence. Magnetic eruptions on the Sun on Tuesday and Wednesday released two huge bursts of lights — two of the largest solar flares over the last five years

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Largest Solar Storm Hits Earth

Largest Solar Storm Hits Earth | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The Earth is being battered by a storm of charged particles from the Sun, which could disrupt power grids, satellite navigation and plane routes.
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Severe Tornadoes In Illinoise

Severe Tornadoes In Illinoise | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
HARRISBURG, Ill.— 100+ hurt in Illinois. At least 10 people were killed in other states when a severe pre-dawn storm pounded southern Illinois and left the city’s medical center scrambling to treat an influx of injured, authorities said.

Officials initially reported that as many as 10 people had died in the city of 9,000, but later revised the figure. Authorities said at least 100 were injured when a tornado hit the city at 4:56 a.m. today. Between 250 to 300 houses were damaged or destroyed and about 25 businesses were badly hit, authorities said.

Harrisburg Medical Center CEO Vince Ashley could not immediately estimate how many of the injured were treated at the 78-bed hospital, which sustained damage. No one was injured at the medical center, he said......

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Dangerous Storms Aimed For Tennesse

Dangerous Storms Aimed For Tennesse | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Places like Jackson, Miss., New Orleans, Memphis and Nashville, Tenn., Birmingham and Huntsville, Ala., Atlanta and Lexington, Ky., could see a severe thunderstorm Thursday. The threat will expand east through the day, bringing a severe threat of large hail, gusty winds in excess of 60 mph and a few tornadoes to places like Nashville, Tenn., Atlanta and Huntsville, Ala., and Asheville, N.C., by early evening.

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Storm threatens holiday travel in east

Storm threatens holiday travel in east | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Snow and ice are forecast for the northeast of the country as a deadly storm that started on the West Coast last week gathers steam Tuesday and powers toward the East in time for Thanksgiving.

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Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of strongest storms ever, heads for central Philippines

Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of strongest storms ever, heads for central Philippines | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Thousands of people in vulnerable areas of the Philippines are being relocated as the strongest storm on the planet so far this year spins toward the country.
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With sustained winds of 305 kph (190 mph) and gusts as strong as 370 kph (230 mph), Super Typhoon Haiyan was churning across the Western Pacific toward the central Philippines as one of the most intense tropical cyclones ever recorded.

Its wind strength makes it equivalent to an exceptionally strong Category 5 hurricane.

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Tropical Storm Flossie takes aim on Hawaii

Tropical Storm Flossie takes aim on Hawaii | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Residents and tourists across Hawaii are bracing for heavy rains and strong winds from Tropical Storm Flossie, while the system weakened as it approached the state.
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National Weather Service officials said they expect people on the Big Island and Maui to see the brunt of the storm on Monday morning, with wind gusts up to 60 mph, possible flooding and waves up to 18 feet high.

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Massive storm system roars into Mid-Atlantic

Massive storm system roars into Mid-Atlantic | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A mammoth storm system blew into the Mid-Atlantic Thursday after pounding parts of the Upper Midwest overnight Wednesday with high winds and tornadoes.
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More than 600,000 people are now without power in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington, D.C., due to the severe storms, the Weather Underground reported.

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Long line of fierce thunderstorms could spawn derecho

Long line of fierce thunderstorms could spawn derecho | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Forecasters warn gigantic line of powerful thunderstorms could affect one in five Americans Wednesday as it rumbles from Iowa to Maryland
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gigantic line of powerful thunderstorms could affect one in five Americans on Wednesday as it rumbles from Iowa to Maryland packing hail, lightning and tree-toppling winds.

 

Meteorologists are warning that the continuous line of storms may even spawn an unusual weather event called a derecho, which is a massive storm of strong straight-line winds spanning at least 240 miles.

Wednesday's storms are also likely to generate tornadoes and cause power outages that will be followed by oppressive heat, said Bill Bunting, operations chief at the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla.

 

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Survivors pulled from Oklahoma tornado debris as toll lowered

Survivors pulled from Oklahoma tornado debris as toll lowered | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
MOORE, Oklahoma (Reuters) - Emergency workers pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of homes, schools and a hospital in an Oklahoma town hit by a powerful tornado, and officials on Tuesday sharply...
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NYC Goes Dark: 10 Eerie Photos of the Hurricane Blackout

NYC Goes Dark: 10 Eerie Photos of the Hurricane Blackout | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
New York has gone dark because of Hurricane Sandy, creating an eerie skyline.

The city that’s known for its bright lights went dark Monday night, leaving the Manhattan skyline an eerie shadow.

Electric company Con Edison experienced a major plant explosion, which shut off power in several areas, including Lower and Mid-Manhattan. The company also chose to shut others’ power, in order to prevent further damage from superstorm Sandy. The company is tweeting its plans to shut down more surrounding areas.

New Yorkers are sharing pics of the creepy, dark skyline online. For for more images of Hurricane Sandy, check out the gallery below.

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See the Devastating Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy [PICS]

See the Devastating Aftermath of Superstorm Sandy [PICS] | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Superstorm Sandy blew through Monday, leaving a path of destruction along the east coast.

Superstorm Sandy blew through the east coast Monday, leaving millions without power and a huge mess to be cleaned.

Many people, including the majority of New York City, are still without power this morning. Residents woke up to the disaster area Tuesday and captured the damage.

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by Sandy. We hope you’re safe and dry this morning.

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Michigan Tornado Damages 100's of Homes Video

Michigan Tornado Damages 100's of Homes Video | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A tornado ripped through a Michigan village leaving more than 100 homes in splinters.
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Tsunami Warning System Online

Tsunami Warning System Online | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A new service that provides tsunami information online using radars that can detect the waves within 30 km of the coast and capture images of them as fast as 15 minutes before they reach shore.
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Henryville Indiana Tornado Live Video

Henryville Indiana Tornado Live Video | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
National Weather Service meteorologist, recorded video of the tornado that hit Henryville, Indiana on Friday.
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Tornadoes Rake Midwest States. Tornado Video

Tornadoes Rake Midwest States. Tornado Video | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
At least four people were killed overnight as a line of tornadoes marched across the Midwest, hitting places like the tourist hub of Branson. Midwest States Hit By Severe Tornadoes

Over 16 tornadoes reported. Three of the deaths occurred in Harrisburg, Ill., after a possible tornado swept through, destroying 35-40 homes, according to local TV station KFVS12. A hospital official later confirmed the deaths.

The fourth death happened when a suspected tornado hit a mobile home park in southwest Missouri, outside the town of Buffalo. Another 13 people at the trailer park were injured....see video

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