Archive | January 23, 2014

South Texas Facing Very Rare Winter Storm, USA

Weather Alert
South Texas, from Houston to San Antonio, facing rare winter storm.
It’s been years since South Texas from the Beaumont/Port Arthur area west to San Antonio has faced with a strong winter storm.  But if models verify, which they are at this time (1049a), it appears wintery weather will move through the area this morning and afternoon.
The Houston/Galveston and Victoria area is under a WINTER STORM WARNING.  The warning has been issued due to the threat of freezing rain and sleet accumulating up to a 0.25″ in the area.  Elevated surfaces will be most susceptible to the accumulation but an extended period of below freezing temperatures could cause the precipitation to accumulate on the ground as well as roads.  
If you are traveling to this area be advised the winter storm will impact travel.  Bridges and overpasses in the area will freeze first followed by accumulating ice.
The Beaumont/Port Arthur and San Antonio areas are under a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY.  The advisory has been issued due to the threat of accumulating freezing rain and sleet on grassy surfaces as well as elevated areas such as power lines and buildings.  In addition bridges and overpasses are expected to freeze followed by accumulating ice.  But in the advisory area the accumulation is expected to remain far below 0.25″
The main difference between a warning and an advisory is the accumulation amount of 0.25″  If the amount is forecast to be near or above 0.25″ a warning will be issued and if it is expected to remain below the critical 0.25″ amount an advisory will be issued.
Either way travel across southeast and south Texas will be impacted.

**EXTREMELY URGENT**
MASSIVE DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:45 & 22:15 hrs UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

***BE ALERT***

Magnetogram 23.01.14  22.29 hrs UTC

*YELLOWSTONE REGION*

MAGNITUDE 2.0  GARDINER, MT

    
Subject to change
Depth: 7 km
Distances: Gardiner, MT – 28 km (17 miles) SE (144 degrees)
Cooke City-Silver Gate, MT – 49 km (31 miles) WSW (245 degrees)
West Yellowstone, MT – 51 km (32 miles) ENE (68 degrees)
Island Park, ID – 76 km (47 miles) ENE (60 degrees)
Salt Lake City, UT – 467 km (290 miles) NNE (14 degrees)

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*YELLOWSTONE REGION*

MAGNITUDE 2.3  EMERY, UT

    
Subject to change
 
Depth: 5 km
Distances: Emery, UT – 22 km (14 miles) WNW (289 degrees)
Mayfield, UT – 24 km (15 miles) SE (128 degrees)
Sterling, UT – 29 km (18 miles) SE (143 degrees)
Salina, UT – 32 km (20 miles) E (82 degrees)
Provo, UT – 140 km (87 miles) S (174 degrees)

   

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 LUZON, PHILIPPINES

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=355094

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 398 km N of Manila, Philippines / pop: 10,444,527 / local time: 03:54:58.0 2014-01-24
166 km N of San Fernando, Philippines / pop: 83,003 / local time: 03:54:58.0 2014-01-24
46 km NW of Pagsanahan Norte, Philippines / pop: 2,089 / local time: 03:54:58.0 2014-01-24

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 SOLOMON ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=355059

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 416 km NW of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298 / local time: 04:25:58.0 2014-01-24
92 km N of Gizo, Solomon Islands / pop: 6,154 / local time: 04:25:58.0 2014-01-24

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MAGNITUDE 4.4 WESTERN SAUDI ARABIA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=355038

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 262 km NW of Sanaa, Yemen / pop: 1,937,451 / local time: 18:00:40.0 2014-01-23
38 km N of Jīzān, Saudi Arabia / pop: 105,198 / local time: 18:00:40.0 2014-01-23
9 km NE of Şabyā, Saudi Arabia / pop: 54,108 / local time: 18:00:40.0 2014-01-23

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MAGNITUDE 4.9 WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=355015

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2197 km S of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 00:17:45.0 2014-01-24
2921 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 02:17:45.0 2014-01-24
4160 km SW of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 00:17:45.0 2014-01-24

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 WEST OF MACQUARIE ISLAND

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=355013

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 2195 km S of Canberra, Australia / pop: 327,700 / local time: 23:06:30.0 2014-01-23
2924 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 01:06:30.0 2014-01-24
4160 km SW of Nouméa, New Caledonia / pop: 93,060 / local time: 23:06:30.0 2014-01-23

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MAGNITUDE 4.2 SYRIA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=354998

Subject To Change

Depth: 2 km

Distances: 267 km E of Aleppo, Syria / pop: 1,602,264 / local time: 11:44:27.0 2014-01-23
21 km NW of Dayr az Zawr, Syria / pop: 242,565 / local time: 11:44:27.0 2014-01-23

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