Archive | December 9, 2014

‘Weather Bomb’ raises risk of severe gales for Scotland, UK

Severe Weather Alert

Ferry and rail services in Scotland have been cancelled as winds strengthen ahead of an Atlantic storm that is due to hit the UK later.
 
The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for most of the UK for later on Tuesday, Wednesday and early on Thursday.
 
For Scotland, it has been upgraded to an amber ‘be prepared’ warning.
 
Severe gales have been forecast and sea swells for parts of Scotland of up to 40ft (12m).
 
The amber warning has been issued for the Northern Isles, Western Isles – where all schools and nurseries will be closed on Wednesday – the north and west Highlands and Argyll.
 
It warns of “very high waves” and islanders have been warned to take extra care on causeways that link up parts of the isles.
 
Stornoway Coastguard has warned that the sea state could become “phenomenal”, the term used to describe the worst conditions.
 
Flood warnings have been issued for the Western Isles and also Corpach, Caol, Fort William and Glen Lyon.
Waves at Prestwick
Richard Brown, of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, said areas at the greatest risk of coastal flooding were Caithness, Sutherland, the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland.
 
Argyll and Bute, Firth of Clyde, Clyde estuary and Dumfries and Galloway could also be affected, he said.
 
Several train services on Wednesday have already been cancelled.
 
They are Inverness-Kyle/Thurso/Wick, Ayr-Stranraer, Kilwinning-Ardrossan/Largs and Dumbarton Central-Helensburgh Central.
 
Also, Glasgow Queen St-Oban/Fort William/Mallaig, including the Caledonian Sleeper.
 
Network Rail said the routes were the most likely to exposed to 70mph winds and high tides.
 
The company said replacement bus services would be considered, but these were dependent on road conditions.

Winter Storm Damon: Nor’easter to Bring Snow, Heavy Rain, High Winds, Coastal Flooding, USA

Setup: East Coast Storm
Winter Storm Damon has developed off the East Coast, and has begun to deliver a disruptive mix of snow, rain, high winds and coastal flooding to the Northeast as it inches northward.
 
Areas hard-hit by Superstorm Sandy two years ago were among the first to face Damon’s fury, as Tuesday morning’s high tide brought minor to moderate coastal flooding to the Jersey Shore and parts of Long Island. In some areas, tides reached their highest levels since Sandy, but impacts were far less damaging this time around.

VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 11th, 12th, 13th DEC 2014

**VERY URGENT**
Solar Energy Alert

VERY POWERFUL INFLUX OF ENERGY WILL STRIKE THE MAGNETOSPHERE FROM THE 11th, 12th, 13th DEC 2014. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY AND ADVERSE WEATHER WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE

**BE ALERT**

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:00, 19:15, 19:30 hrs UTC

**EXTREMELY URGENT**
   MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 19:00, 19:15, 19:30 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 09.12.14  22.29 hrs UTC

MAGNITUDE 4.9 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 0.6 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.668 -17.512
(3.1 km NNE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 4.1 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 0.7 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.682 -17.444
(6.1 km NE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 4.3 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 2 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.657 -17.406
(6.1 km ENE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 4.0 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 9.3 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.687 -17.416
(7.4 km NE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 4.0 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 7.4 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.671 -17.393
(7.2 km ENE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude

MAGNITUDE 4.0 ICELAND REGION

Subject to change

Depth: 2.3 km
 

Distances: Latitude, Longitude  64.674 -17.388
(7.6 km ENE of Bárðarbunga)

Earthquake location   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Map of earthquake epicentres

Time and magnitude of earthquake   09 Dec 21:45 GMT

Graph showing earthquake timing and magnitude