Archive | October 18, 2016

It’s Never Been This Hot In October Before, And It’s Only Going To Get Hotter In Parts Of USA

Extreme Heatwave Alert
I left my apartment today in a just a t-shirt, checking out the golden trees on my block, cheerful as can be while soaking up the warmth of the sun.
 
The only problem with this picture is that it’s October. And I live in New York. And this isn’t supposed to be happening.
 
As CNN explains, over 25 cities in America have experienced record high temperatures for this time of year, and 40 cities might break more records this week.
 
There’s a lot of meteorological jargon I could report right now that you would not read, but basically there’s a thing called a “Bermuda High” and its sent hot, dry air into the northeast.
 
Some places might get into the 80s and 90s today and tomorrow, with the warmest temperatures set to come in the southwest and southeast.
 
The dryness and heat is only making the drought conditions the southeast has been experiencing all summer even worse.
 
As CNN points out, much of the Southeast currently has some sort of water restriction already put into place, so this extreme heat is just going to make that situation way worse.
 
I don’t think it should come as much of a surprise to any of us that weather abnormalities like this keep happening.
 
Of course, increases in extreme highs and extreme lows of temperature also brings more severe storms.
 
Global warming, a subject both presidential candidates barely even bring up, has been proven to lead to more and more extreme weather conditions, which will continue to put lives and property at risk.
 
Of course, nobody seems to really care about that any more. Sometimes, I feel like fear over one of the worst threats to our species became cliché and lame to talk about around 2008.
 
God help us all. (God is the name of my pet lizard, who is extremely good at coming up with ideas for alternative energy sources.)
Courtesy of elitedaily.com

MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:00, 21:15, 22:00 HRS UTC

**VERY URGENT**
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  MEGA DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 21:00, 21:15, 22:00 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***

MAGNITUDE 3.8 CENTRAL CALIFORNIA, USA

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=537916


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Depth: 8 km

Distances: 406 km NW of Los Angeles, United States / pop: 3,793,000 / local time: 15:09:07.7 2016-10-18
208 km S of Sacramento, United States / pop: 467,000 / local time: 15:09:07.7 2016-10-18
18 km SE of Hollister, United States / pop: 35,000 / local time: 15:09:07.7 2016-10-18

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MAGNITUDE 5.6 DOMINICA REGION, LEEWARD ISLANDS

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20007f6l#executive

Subject To Change

Depth: 143 km

Distances: 18 km (11 mi) WSW of Pointe Michel, Dominica
19 km (11 mi) WSW of Roseau, Dominica
76 km (47 mi) NW of Sainte-Marie, Martinique
81 km (50 mi) NW of Saint-Joseph, Martinique
81 km (50 mi) NW of Petite Riviere Salee, Martinique

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Super Typhoon Haima is a beast, and it’s on a collision course with the Philippines

Super Typhoon Haima is expected to make landfall in the Philippines on Wednesday. (windytv.com)
A dangerous typhoon is spinning like a table saw toward the Philippines just days after a major storm made landfall in Luzon. Local emergency managers are warning storm surge could exceed 15 feet in the northernmost region of Luzon when the storm makes landfall Wednesday. Another foot of rain is likely on top of soaking-wet soil.
 
Typhoon Haima, known as Lawin in the Philippines, is a monster of a storm. With sustained winds at 160 mph, it became the fifth super typhoon of 2016 on Tuesday morning. The average for this time of year is approximately three. It’s also the seventh Category-5 equivalent of the year, globally.
 
The storm will arrive in the Philippines just days after Typhoon Sarika, which rapidly intensified into a Category 4 just before making landfall Sunday in Luzon. Sarika killed at least two people in the Philippines before tracking to China and prompting hundreds of thousands of evacuations, Al Jazeera reports.
 
Sarika’s heavy rain already saturated Luzon’s soil, which dramatically increases the chance of deadly landslides during Haima.
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“Sarika’s west-northwest track took it across the heart of the island, where it produced rainfall totals that topped 20 inches in spots,” Weather Underground’s Bob Henson and Jeff Masters said Tuesday in a blog post. “Haima is likely to dump another 10 — 20” of rain, with even higher local totals, across the northern half of Luzon.”
 
The Philippines weather agency is comparing Haima’s potential impacts to Super Typhoon Haiyan, known as Yolanda in the Philippines, which killed more than 6,000 people in 2013.
 
“Residents in disaster-prone areas are alerted against the possibility of landslides and [flash floods],” the Philippines emergency management director, Ricardo Jalad, told the Philippines Star. “The occurrence of storm surge of up to five meters is likely to happen over the coast of Cagayan.”
Forecast track for Super Typhoon Haima. (tropicaltidbits.com)
The only good news in Haima’s forecast is that if it makes landfall, forecast models suggest it will be on the northern end of Luzon, which is less populated than the central or southern Philippines. Tacloban City was decimated after Haiyan, and fortunately that city will be spared this super typhoon.
 
However, Haima isn’t just strong, it’s also huge. Hurricane-force winds (64 mph or stronger) spread out 70 miles from the eye of the typhoon, covering an area of 16,000 square miles — about the same area of Switzerland. If we extend it farther to include tropical storm-force winds, that area increases to the state of New York. A significant portion of the northern Philippines will be exposed to destructive winds.
 
The strength of these typhoons can be partly attributed to exceptionally warm water in the West Pacific. Nowhere on Earth is sea surface temperature warmer. This is a signal of the impending La Niña, which pushes the warmest water west across the tropics and tends to increase the number and intensity of typhoons in the region.
Courtesy of washingtonpost.com

MAGNITUDE 1.8 KOSOVO SERBIA FYROM BORDER REG.

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=537903


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Depth: 1 km

Distances: 5 km NW of Skopje, FYR of Macedonia / pop: 475,000 / local time: 22:13:54.5 2016-10-18
7 km S of Чучер – Сандево, FYR of Macedonia / pop: 8,700 / local time: 22:13:54.5 2016-10-18
4 km SW of Радишани, FYR of Macedonia / pop: 2,000 / local time: 22:13:54.5 2016-10-18

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