Archive | January 7, 2017

Winter Storm Pounds Southeastern US

MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 17:15, 19:45, 20:30 HRS UTC

***VERY URGENT***
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MEGA UPPER AND LOWER DIP SPIKES ON THE WEAK MAGNETOSPHERE @ APPROX 17:15, 19:45, 20:30 HRS UTC. FURTHER EARTHQUAKES, VOLCANO ACTIVITY & ADVERSE WEATHER PATTERNS WILL BE GREATLY INFLUENCED BY THE COSMIC RAYS STRIKING THE EARTH’S CORE
***BE ALERT***

Severe Weather For California, USA

Severe Weather Alert
The threat of heavy downpours and up to eight feet of snow has left residents in California “in a state of panic”, officials have said.
 
The northern part of the US state is expected to be battered by heavy storms over the weekend, prompting flash flood warnings and fears of mudslides.
 
Forecasters say the adverse weather is being caused by an atmospheric river – a thin corridor of moisture originating in the tropics.
 
This is expected to bring up to a foot of rain in Santa Cruz, west California, where sandbags have been handed out to residents.
 
Meanwhile, up to eight feet of snow is expected to fall around Mammoth Lakes in the east.
 
El Dorado County sheriff’s sergeant Todd Hammitt said the forecasts had alarmed those who live within affected areas.
 
“People are definitely in a state of panic right now,” he told the LA Times. We’re getting a lot of calls asking if we’re going to be able to deal with everything.
 
“It’s the general pandemonium of not knowing what’s coming.”
 
He said the state was expecting “heavy, heavy rain”.
 
“It starts out as snow then turns to rain then turns to snow again,” he said.
 
“We have streams, creeks, rivers. We have lakes and ponds. Anybody near a water source could be in jeopardy depending on the severity of the storm.”
 
California has endured five years of drought but has experienced storms with heavy rains since October.
 
On Friday evening, access to the valley of Yosemite National Park was closed as adverse weather conditions began to set in.
 
The Truckee River, which flows from Lake Tahoe to Reno in Nevada, is forecast to rise to its highest point in more than a decade.
 
Meteorologist Zach Tolby said: “This is a classic set up for us for flooding. We’re definitely expecting a very wet weekend.”
Courtesy of Sky News

Severe Snow Storms Wreaks Havoc Across Moscow And Parts Of Europe

From Istanbul to Moscow, cold snap wreaks havoc across Europe (PHOTOS)
People walk on the Istiklal avenue during snowfalls in Istanbul on January 7, 2017. © Yasin Akgul / AFP
Bone-freezing cold, heavy snowstorms, and floods have been plaguing the European continent this week, causing power outages, traffic jams, cancelled flights, and even a stream of plastic eggs with toys washing up on a German island.
On Saturday, heavy precipitation paralyzed Istanbul, Turkey. Around 6,000 passengers found themselves stranded as hundreds of flights to and from the city’s main Ataturk Airport were cancelled due to the snowstorm.
 
The Bosphorus Strait was closed to ships due to poor visibility, cutting off the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea from the Mediterranean.
 
Many drivers abandoned their cars and walked rather than waiting for streets to be cleaned. Istanbul’s metro system operated throughout the night to deal with a sudden passenger spike.
People walk during snowfalls in Istanbul on January 7, 2017. © Ozan Kose / AFP
On Friday, blizzards and snowstorms wreaked havoc across Bulgaria, forcing the closure of major roadways and the airport in the coastal city of Varna, as well as delays at Bucharest International Airport.
 
Bulgaria also experienced power outages after a nuclear power plant reactor in neighboring Romania was shut down by operator Nuclearelectrica. The company said the snowstorm caused interference in the power grid.
A man walks in a suburb of Sofia after heavy snowfall on January 7, 2017. © Nikolay Doychinov / AFP
In Poland, local authorities said Friday was the deadliest day of the winter, with seven victims of the elements found throughout the day.
 
In Serbia, the weather caused a massive car collision involving 27 vehicles on a highway connecting the capital Belgrade and the city of Niš. Reports said 22 people were injured in the incident, including six children.
 
The entire southwestern part of the country, where 10,000 people live, was blocked off from the rest of Serbia by the storm.
 
In Ukraine, over 70 towns and villages throughout the country experienced power outages, the national emergency service reported. Ukraine boosted consumption of natural gas in response to the cold snap, with forecasts that in January it may burn twice more fuel from underground storage tanks than planned.
A man is seen here walking on Kozhukhovsky lake in Moscow as lows drop to minus 24 degrees Celsius. January 6, 2017. © Maksim Blinov / Sputnik
Moscow, where Orthodox Christians celebrated Christmas on Friday, experienced its coldest Christmas night in 120 years. Temperatures dropped to almost -30C in the city and as low as -32.7C in Moscow Region, the Russian national meteorological service said. It was the coldest Christmas night in Moscow since 1891, when the temperature dropped to -32.7C.
A car covered with snow stands amidst the flood on January 4, 2017 in Wismar, northeastern Germany, as the German Baltic Sea coast was hit by storm “Axel”. © Jens Büttner / AFP
On Wednesday night, the storm Axel hit northern Germany, causing a flood with water levels rising by almost two meters in some areas. In Flensburg and Lübeck, the rising water lifted parked cars and sent them drifting down the street. In Bavaria, there was a spike in traffic accidents, with 160, or triple the usual level, reported in one day.
 
On a lighter note, residents of the German island Langeoog found an unexpected surprise on Thursday morning. Tens of thousands of plastic eggs with toys inside had been washed ashore. The eggs apparently came from a freighter ship which was transporting them for a Danish firm and lost them in the sea due to the storm
 
Kirillo-Belozersky Monastery in Kirillov, Vologda Region. January 4, 2017.© Alexey Kudenko / Sputnik
Courtesy of rt.com

YELLOWSTONE REGION MAGNITUDE 2.9 YELLOWSTONE NAT. PARK, WYOMING

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=558209

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 797 km S of Calgary, Canada / pop: 1,020,000 / local time: 02:57:20.7 2017-01-07
280 km S of Helena, United States / pop: 28,200 / local time: 02:57:20.7 2017-01-07
64 km NE of Driggs, United States / pop: 1,700 / local time: 02:57:20.7 2017-01-07
54 km SE of West Yellowstone, United States / pop: 1,300 / local time: 02:57:20.7 2017-01-07

 
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MAGNITUDE 5.6 SUMBA REGION, INDONESIA

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us10007rue#executive

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Depth: 78 km

Distances: 483 km S of Makassar, Indonesia / pop: 1,322,000 / local time: 17:12:00.1 2017-01-07
381 km W of Kupang, Indonesia / pop: 283,000 / local time: 17:12:00.1 2017-01-07
25 km N of Waingapu, Indonesia / pop: 48,900 / local time: 17:12:00.1 2017-01-07

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MAGNITUDE 3.7 FRANCE

http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=558175

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Depth: 5 km

Distances: 136 km S of Saint Helier, Jersey / pop: 28,000 / local time: 06:35:05.7 2017-01-07
58 km W of Rennes, France / pop: 210,000 / local time: 07:35:05.7 2017-01-07
42 km NE of Vannes, France / pop: 54,100 / local time: 07:35:05.7 2017-01-07
2 km N of Taupont, France / pop: 2,100 / local time: 07:35:05.7 2017-01-07

 
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