Archive | January 27, 2014

America’s Southeast Airports, Road Crews Race To Prepare For Rare Snow And Ice
Winter Storm

Airports and road crews are in a race against time to prepare for a major winter storm taking aim at the Southeast Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing as many as 10 inches to some places.

Fifty trucks and 70 crew members are prepared for the storm in Wake County, N.C., which could receive 3-6 inches of snow beginning Tuesday.

“We’re bringing as much as we can today,” Steve Abbott, communications supervisor for the North Carolina Department of Transportation said of the Raleigh area Monday.

The area has not received a significant snow event yet this year.

If necessary, outlying counties will be called in to assist in snow removal, to ensure interstates and other major routes are clear, Abbott said.

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport is already warning travelers of potential winter storm impacts for central North Carolina.

Numerous cancellations and delays were occurring last week for travelers headed Northeast, according to the airport’s Twitter account, as a winter storm hammered Philadelphia and New York City up to Boston.

The storm is also forecast to bring 1-3 inches of snow to the Atlanta area, threatening to snarl travel plans for thousands.

“All snow-related equipment-runway de-icers, snowplows, sweepers, etc.- are being checked to make sure they are operating and ready for use,” Reese McCranie, director of communications for the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport told AccuWeather.

As for cancellations and delays from this storm, it’s too soon to tell who might be affected, McCranie said.

Farther south, an icy mix will threaten portions of northwestern Florida.

“Along the I-10 corridor is where the worst conditions will be with ice. Anyone living along or near that corridor are going to run into some issues,” AccuWeather.com Expert Meteorologist Dan Kottlowski said.

Florida Department of Transportation’s Northwest District has already loaded dry sand onto spreader trucks and has equipment staged at operations sites, a spokesperson told AccuWeather.com Monday.

“This is probably one of those storms that only occurs every 10 years or so. Air and ground travel could certainly be impacted tremendously,” Kottlowski said.

**EXTREMELY URGENT**
MASSIVE DIP SPIKE ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 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 27.01.14  22.29 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 5.4 CHUQUISACA, BOLIVIA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=355772

Subject To Change

Depth: 596 km

Distances: 133 km E of Sucre, Bolivia / pop: 224,838 / local time: 12:42:37.0 2014-01-27
33 km E of Padilla, Bolivia / pop: 2,920 / local time: 12:42:37.0 2014-01-27

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MAGNITUDE 5.3 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=355767

Subject To Change

Depth: 8 km

Distances: 635 km SE of Honiara, Solomon Islands / pop: 56,298 / local time: 03:31:08.0 2014-01-28
466 km NW of Luganville / pop: 13,397 / local time: 03:31:00.0 2014-01-28
342 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu / pop: 1,171 / local time: 03:31:08.0 2014-01-28

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MAGNITUDE 5.0 JAVA, INDONESIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000m8w7#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 83 km

Distances: 47km (29mi) S of Adipala, Indonesia
50km (31mi) S of Kroya, Indonesia

61km (38mi) SSW of Gombong, Indonesia
63km (39mi) S of Banyumas, Indonesia

335km (208mi) SE of Jakarta, Indonesia

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 GREECE

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000m8vj#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 17 km

Distances: 20km (12mi) NNW of Lixourion, Greece
70km (43mi) SSW of Preveza, Greece

80km (50mi) NW of Zakynthos, Greece
91km (57mi) W of Mesolongi, Greece

295km (183mi) W of Athens, Greece

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MAGNITUDE 4.8 GREECE

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/usb000m8u3#summary

Subject To Change

Depth: 9 km

Distances: 300 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 15:05:50.0 2014-01-27
124 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 15:05:50.0 2014-01-27
18 km NW of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 15:05:50.0 2014-01-27

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MAGNITUDE 4.7 PAKISTAN

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=355691

Subject To Change

Depth: 30 km

Distances: 130 km N of Islamabad, Pakistan / pop: 601,600 / local time: 15:33:24.0 2014-01-27
63 km N of Mānsehra, Pakistan / pop: 66,486 / local time: 15:33:24.0 2014-01-27
52 km N of Baffa, Pakistan / pop: 14,047 / local time: 15:33:24.0 2014-01-27

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MAGNITUDE 4.5 GREECE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=355677

Subject To Change

Depth: 10 km

Distances: 300 km W of Athens, Greece / pop: 729,137 / local time: 11:47:38.0 2014-01-27
125 km W of Pátra, Greece / pop: 163,360 / local time: 11:47:38.0 2014-01-27
16 km W of Argostólion, Greece / pop: 9,820 / local time: 11:47:38.0 2014-01-27

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***EXTREMELY URGENT***

  QUAKE SWARM

GREECE