Archive | January 24, 2015

Tornado strikes Sarasota County, Florida, USA

Tornado Hampton 02.06.12

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado touched down in Sarasota County Saturday around 3:30 a.m.
WINK News has confirmed the tornado touched down in Myakka State Park. The tornado destroyed a camper, owned by Senior Forest Ranger Mike Corgnell. Corgnell told WINK News he was asleep when it hit. Our crew on the scene said the camper was completely destroyed, household items were thrown across the forest floor and part of the camper floor was thrown into a tree. Crews also reported seeing trees in the area twisted and broken.
Fortunately, no one was injured.
Andrew Mckaughan, a forecaster from the National Weather Service Office in Tampa surveyed the damage Saturday. He estimated the tornado’s winds were between 70 and 100 miles per hour, making it either an EF0 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale. The official report from the National Weather Service Tampa Bay Office will follow later Saturday.
At 3:51 a.m, the National Weather Service put out an alert that indicated a tornado near Warm Mineral Springs in Sarasota County. The area was placed under a Tornado Warning until 4:15 a.m.
Courtesy of Wink News



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Magnetogram 24.01.15  20.58 hrs UTC

Snowstorm brings as much 9 inches of snow to Pennsylvania, USA

Snow Alert
Mother Nature dumped as much as 9 inches of snow on parts of Pennsylvania overnight, with the heaviest totals occurring in the center and eastern parts of the commonwealth.
The National Weather Service says 9 inches was reported in Coolbaugh Township in Monroe County, with 8 inches reported in parts of Berks, Lehigh, Northampton and Schuylkill counties. Seven inches or more was reported in Dauphin and Bucks counties.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation reduced speeds to 45 mph on some roadways but lifted the restrictions Saturday morning.
The Delaware River Port Authority reduced speed limits to 25 mph on bridges crossing the Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia International Airport instituted a “ground delay” traffic management program that led to about two dozen cancellations. Harrisburg International Airport experienced minimal issues.
Courtesy of Penn Live

Major Snow Storm To Strike On Sunday Into Monday in Baltimore, USA

Snow Alert

The winter weather advisory has been canceled for the Baltimore metro region, but the bigger story is what’s coming.
Meteorologist Tim Williams reports it’s been a rather messy overnight in some areas.
Many areas saw only rain, although slick spots were possible, especially on sidewalks. That may be true again Sunday morning before temperatures get above freezing.
Sunday promises to be brighter, but another system will approach later at night, and it promises to bring more frozen stuff here in time for the Monday commute. That will likely become a nightmare!
Credit: Accuweather
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The snow will begin Sunday evening and continue through Monday afternoon. The storm total is expected to be 3-6 inches over the course of the two days, with locally higher amounts.
Temperatures will be below normal all week with highs in the low to mid-30s. The coldest nights will be Monday and Tuesday; temperatures will only reach the low teens.
Courtesy of CBS Baltimore

Swine flu claims two more lives rising to 199 cases in January; Delhi, India

Swine Flu Alert

Swine flu claimed two more lives in the national capital on Friday, taking the death toll to five while 26 people tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
While a 53-year-old woman from Chattarpur died at Ram Manohar Lohiya hospital, a 50-year-old woman from Patel Nagar passed away at Safdarjung hospital, officials said.
Also, 26 people tested positive for the virus, taking the number of cases to 199 this month.
“The two women tested positive for H1N1 virus and died during the course of treatment. Now the two cases are being reviewed to reconfirm that they died of swine flu,” said RN Das, who is part of the five-member team constituted by the health department to review the cases.
In 2014, 38 cases of swine flu were reported in Delhi. There were no deaths. Das maintained that there was no cause for alarm and the seasonal infection will disappear once warmer days set in.
Samples are being sent to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to confirm whether they are swine flu cases. “We have enough medicines in stock. The 11 District Surveillance Officers nominated by the health department are checking that the 22 designated hospitals are following the standard operating procedures for treatment of swine flu,” he said.
Swine influenza A (H1N1) virus spreads in the same way as the seasonal flu and even the symptoms are similar to the symptoms of regular flu which includes fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, and fatigue.
“It spreads when infected people cough and then others breathe in the virus. People should avoid touching their nose and mouth after using a public tap. People have to be vigilant and if they feel that they have contracted the virus, they should immediately seek medical help.
“Infected people can pass the infection to others a day before symptoms develop and up to seven or more days after becoming sick,” said a health expert.
However, it can be serious for elderly or children with low immunity or people who have health complications like heart diseases, cancer, HIV, diabetes or pregnant women, elderly or children with low immunity, he added.
Courtesy of IBN Live

Bird flu kills the 8th person in Egypt

Bird Flu

An Egyptian child died on Friday after contracting bird flu, becoming the eighth fatality from the virus in Egypt within three weeks.
A five-year-old boy died from the virus in the southern Assiut province, the Egyptian Health Ministry said in a statement.
Friday’s fatality brings total bird flu deaths in Egypt to 82 since the virus first appeared in 2006, according to Health Ministry figures.
The H5N1 virus, commonly known as bird flu, caused huge losses to poultry owners and breeders when it first appeared in the country eight years ago.
Although the avian flu is generally found in poultry, some types – which are potentially fatal – can affect humans as well. 
H5N1 is endemic to pigeons and some other birds. The virus has caused numerous deaths in over 15 countries, especially Indonesia, Egypt and Vietnam.
Courtesy of Turkish Press


Winter Weather AlertAlways Subject To Change

Significant colder air flow from the Arctic from Wednesday 28th Jan
Snow and Freezing conditions will behold many parts of the UK/Ireland for at least 1-2 weeks


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Depth: 37 km

Distances: 274 km SE of Yokohama-shi, Japan / pop: 3,574,443 / local time: 18:24:11.0 2015-01-24
217 km S of Katsuura / pop: 22,307 / local time: 18:24:00.0 2015-01-24

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Depth: 100 km

Distances: 151 km N of Bucharest, Romania / pop: 1,877,155 / local time: 09:55:46.7 2015-01-24
51 km W of Focşani, Romania / pop: 105,112 / local time: 09:55:46.7 2015-01-24
14 km W of Paltin, Romania / pop: 3,687 / local time: 09:55:46.7 2015-01-24

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Depth: 10 km

Distances: 95 km E of Tabrīz, Iran / pop: 1,424,641 / local time: 04:47:45.3 2015-01-24
49 km SE of Ahar, Iran / pop: 94,348 / local time: 04:47:45.3 2015-01-24

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