Monday, December 19, 2016

Cyclone His Southern India, Killing 2, Forcing Evacuations

A cyclone slammed into India's southeastern coast on Monday, killing at least two people and causing authorities to evacuate thousands of people from low-lying areas.
Schools and offices were closed and state authorities were on alert in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh states as Cyclone Vardah hit the coast.
Police and disaster management teams evacuated more than 15,000 people from low-lying areas, moving them to safer places as heavy rains and strong winds lashed the region. In many places, trees and electrical poles were uprooted by the rain and wind.
Police in Chennai said two people were killed in the storm in the city, but it was not immediately clear how they died.
K. G. Ramesh, director-general of the meteorological department, said the cyclone had made landfall with heavy rain and winds of up to 120 kilometers (75 miles) an hour. "It was a severe cyclone," Ramesh said.

Snow, Ice, Brutal Temperatures to Grip the Midwest and Northeast

Thirty U.S. states, from California to Maine, were under winter weather alerts this morning, and temperatures are expected to drop throughout the day and hit the teens in some northeastern cities by Friday morning. The wind chill, or "feels like" temperature, will make it feel 20 to 30 degrees colder, according to forecasters.
ABC News meteorologists are also monitoring a winter storm coming from the west that is expected to bring rain, snow or ice to much of the country. The storm pummeled Portland, Oregon, today with snow and ice and triggered two avalanches near the Hoodo ski resort.
“The snow is over in Portland, but icy conditions could cause a messy morning commute,” said ABC News senior meteorologist Max Golembo.

PHOTO: Residents in the Midwest woke up this morning to brutal cold and bitter wind chills.

PM Forecast: Hottest Day of the Week Monday

The hottest day of the week is coming Monday and the warmer temperatures are bringing elevated fire concerns to SoCal. Anthony Yanez has your First Alert forecast for Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016.

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November 29-30, 2016 Severe Weather Recap: Tornadoes Tear Through the Southeast
Severe thunderstorms spawned tornadoes from Louisiana to the Carolinas over a two-day period wrapping up November 2016.
So far, 38 tornadoes have been confirmed either by National Weather Service storm surveys, photos and video, or by dual-polarimetric radar from around midday on November 29 through sunset the following day.
This is the most number of tornadoes in any U.S. outbreak since a late May siege of tornadoes and flooding in the Plains and Midwest.

50 States' Biggest Snow Days

A man and a woman stroll down a snow-covered street in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
The snowiest day on record for each state in the country covers a wide range from less than six inches to more than five feet.

On the following pages, you will find the highest single-day snowfall totals for all the states in the country starting with the lowest total in Florida and ending with the highest totals in the western states. The description under each image shows the exact location and date of each single-day snowfall record.

All of this information is from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) division of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has analyzed various snowfall records for the country in each state.

Southern Side of Winter Storm Decima Will Host Severe Weather Through Early Sunday in South

The cold front associated with Winter Storm Decima is expected to swing southward through the South with a chance of severe weather into Sunday morning. A broken squall line continues develop ahead of an arctic blast of cold air. 
Conditions for severe weather will be favorable for isolated severe storms through the early morning hours of Sunday. 
Below is our latest forecast thinking on the timing and magnitude of the severe threats through early Sunday.

Severe Weather Forecast

Saturday into Sunday
  • Forecast: Isolated severe storms are possible in parts of central Tennessee, northern Mississippi, Northern Alabama and northeastern Louisiana through the overnight hours into Sunday morning. Thunder is a possibility early Sunday as the line of showers and storms reaches central Alabama, southern Mississippi and southeastern Louisiana. 
  • Threats: Damaging winds will be the main threat, but a few tornadoes and damaging large hail will also be possible.
  • Note that after this squall line and front pass your area, temperatures will rapidly tumble 20 to 30 degrees. Some areas could see some wintry precip on the backside of the rain. 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

2016 is HOT- Gabriel Evans

2016 will very likely be the hottest year on record and a new high for the third year in a row, according to the UN. It means 16 of the 17 hottest years on record will have been this century.
The scorching temperatures around the world, and the extreme weather they drive, mean the impacts of climate change on people are coming sooner and with more ferocity than expected, according to scientists.
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) report, published on Monday at the global climate summit in Morocco, found the global temperature in 2016 is running 1.2C above pre-industrial levels. This is perilously close to to the 1.5C target included as an aim of the Paris climate agreement last December.
The El Niño weather phenomenon helped push temperatures even higher in early 2016 but the global warming caused by the greenhouse gas emissions from human activities remains the strongest factor.
“Another year. Another record,” said WMO secretary-general, Petteri Taalas. “The extra heat from the powerful El Niño event has disappeared. The heat from global warming will continue.”
“Because of climate change, the occurrence and impact of extreme events has risen,” he said. “‘Once in a generation’ heatwaves and flooding are becoming more regular.”
The WMO said human-induced global warming had contributed to at least half the extreme weather events studied in recent years, with the risk of extreme heat increasing by 10 times in some cases.