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Topic 32 of 108: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates

Tue, Jul 13, 1999 (10:05) | Marcia (MarciaH)
This is the place to post severe weather situational reports from your area. Updated Information as it becomes available.
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 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 1 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul 19, 1999 (21:51) * 2 lines 
 
One of the best sources of weather news and everything related to climate world wide is the weather Underground. If you have a weather program running on your desktop it is most likely plugged into this URL for updates, alerts and warnings. Check it out for your area
http://www.wunderground.com/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 2 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jul 19, 1999 (21:57) * 1 lines 
 
oh wow! i usually use the weathersites on the search engines....


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 Response 3 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul 19, 1999 (22:18) * 1 lines 
 
Wolfie, thanks for holding down Geo when I was off reading stuff for tomorrow's postings. I really appreciate it. What fun to find someone beside me is interested (and what woman is not?!) And, authentic, card-carrying Droolers, too. The Spring will never be the same, which is a good thing!


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 Response 4 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul 30, 1999 (19:29) * 7 lines 
 
My ex in central Pennsylvania is complaining of 100°F (37.77°C) temperatures out doors and sent the following:

Russia is having abnormally high temps also. In the 90's and dry like us. Besides all that, they have locusts to eat the few plants that are
surviving the weather.






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 Response 5 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  7, 2036 (03:38) * 35 lines 
 
More from Pennsylvania (note the size of the hail storms):

Yesterday afternoon was sunny and hot, although some welcome
scattered clouds began to appear by mid-afternoon. Then an area
of clouds-joined-together moved over us. They sprinkled a couple
of times and tried to give us a rain, then it got darker and there was
a boomy rumble of thunder. Real rain fell for quite a while, then
there was a rattle on the roof as nickle-sized and quarter-sized hail
fell with the rain.

That cell moved away to the south, and we had a pause in the rain.
It was still dark where the clouds were coming from, but we could
see blue sky along the side of the second storm that was
approaching. A somewhat cauliflowered shower head grew along
the side of the main gray mass, and rapidly achieved the height of
the rest of the storm. Its rapid rise would have given a hint of what
was to come.

The fairly concealed second storm approached; and the sky had
barely begun to get dark, but no rain yet, when scattered white
objects began to fall. They were maybe 20 ft. apart at first, then
there were more and more of them in the air until they were falling
about 2 or 3 ft. apart mixed with rain. These white objects were
the largest hail I have ever seen. Golfball-sized hail is often
mentioned in the news, but there is was! They weren’t spheres, but
were chunks about the right size. They were big enough that they
could roll in the grass after they landed, rather than getting tangled
in it. They generally bounced several feet high, some as high as 4
or 5 feet.

I was afraid to look at the car after it was safe to go outside, but
found only one dimple. Possibly the hail was mostly soft; and I did
see some smash to bits on the parking lot and the cars, rather than
bouncing.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 6 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul 31, 1999 (16:54) * 2 lines 
 
From my Alma Mater, Penn State, one of the best Meteorology pages there is. Lots of links and information relating to severe weather.
Http://bookend.met.psu.edu/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 7 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug  1, 1999 (14:14) * 13 lines 
 
Since Hurrican Season is upon us and we all need to be aware of possible severe weather warnings for Tornadoes and other threats to life and property.

First, before things begin, check for updates and possible storm threats to our area and while it is ongoing - as long as you have power to run your computer: http://www.noaa.gov/

Afterward you will need http://www.fema.gov/

And anytime is good to prepare the little ones in your family by using this URL
http://www.fema.gov/kids/







 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 8 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug  1, 1999 (14:24) * 4 lines 
 
Actually, the best National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association website which has all of the links you will need plus solar images and other goodies is:

http://www.websites.noaa.gov/



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 9 of 990: Heide  (heide) * Sun, Aug  1, 1999 (19:14) * 2 lines 
 
You clever girl, posting this at Keepsakes. It got me to come by. I'm sorry to be complaining about the weather so much. I hate it when people do that. Look
like relief is coming tomorrow though I can't remember if it's a high front or a low front. Which brings cooler temperatures and is it the same in winter?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 10 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug  1, 1999 (19:41) * 2 lines 
 
A high brings clear skies and the cold front. My ex is in Williamsport and he had golfball-sized hail. Did you get any of that? (Heide, I am delighted you posted...I do what I can to get people here as I work pretty hard on it to just be for my own ego..) The jet stream was up in Canada and that is what moved stuff around on the North American continent. It is sliding south again and will move the hot stagnant air out. Yes, the same things happen in the winter...lows bring snow and sleet because you
angle to the sun is different.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 11 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug  2, 1999 (12:37) * 1 lines 
 
The State of New Jersey has declaired a state of emergency due to the prolonged drought afflicting the entire Eastern Seaboard. Other states in the area are bound to follow suit! (Rain Dances, anyone?)


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 Response 12 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 13, 1999 (13:04) * 0 lines 
 


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 Response 13 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 13, 1999 (13:32) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 14 of 990: Autumn   (autumn) * Fri, Aug 13, 1999 (23:15) * 1 lines 
 
Um...Maryland was just declared a federal disaster area (or whatever they call it) because of our severe drought--worst in 70 years they say. When will it rain???


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 15 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 13, 1999 (23:29) * 1 lines 
 
Good question - and if I had the answer, I would not be sitting in the corner of my bedroom writing this. (BTW, welcome, Autumn!)... Jet stream, la niña and all that have to cooperate. Meanwhile I am being deluged by one of the feeder bands from Hurricane Eugene just below our island...Want some?!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 16 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Aug 14, 1999 (11:58) * 1 lines 
 
well, louisiana has placed several parishes under burn bans since it's been so dry. expecting a cool front which will lower the ambient temp by 1 or 2 degrees plus the humidy level is expected to be much lower. hmmmm, so 95 will feel like 95 instead of 115! gotta luv it!!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 17 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Aug 14, 1999 (12:40) * 1 lines 
 
Hey, anything is better than running an external fever...and according the the weather maps, you are due for some relief in the gulf states area. I hope it get to where it is needed most. Plan a garden party, if all else fails...that usually brings on the monsoons!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 18 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Aug 14, 1999 (19:29) * 27 lines 
 
Forecast For Hilo, Hi 12 Pm Hst Sat Aug 14 1999
...High Surf Advisory Is In Effect At 12 Noon For East And Southeast
Facing Shores Of The Big Island Of Hawaii...
.This Afternoon...Partly Cloudy With A Few Showers. High Near 80.
Trades 10 To Near 25 Mph.
.Tonight...Brief Showers. Low In The Upper 60S. Variable Winds 5 To
15 Mph.
.Sunday...Showery. High Near 80. Trades 20 To 30 Mph.

Special weather statement 12 Noon Hst Sat Aug 14 1999
...A High Surf Advisory Is Effective At 12 Noon For East And
Southeast Facing Shores Of The Big Island Of Hawaii...
Large Swell Waves Travelling Out Ahead Of Hurricane Dora Are
Forecast To Start Arriving At The East And Southeast Facing
Beaches Of The Kau And Puna Districts Of The Big Island Late This
Afternoon And Tonight And Continue On Sunday. This Wave Action
Will Likely Also Affect Exposed Hilo District Beaches.
These East And East Southeast Swell Waves Will Produce Surf That
Is Expected To Be In The 8 To 10 Foot Range By Late Tonight And On
Sunday. The Easterly Swell Will Reach As Far As Oahu And Kauai On
Sunday And Could Produce Surf As High As 5 To 8 Feet Along Exposed
East And Southeast Facing Beaches Of These Islands.
Surfers...Swimmers...And Beach Goers Should Remain Alert And
Cautious. Residents Along The Exposed Beaches Should Prepare To
Protect Their Property.

Another day in Paradise - with a hurricane...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 19 of 990: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Aug 14, 1999 (23:54) * 1 lines 
 
does this mean you need to check your life preservers and raft, Marcia?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 20 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 15, 1999 (00:01) * 1 lines 
 
We are 450 feet (157 Meters) above sea level. I think the worst that could happen is my 6 picture windows in the living room might shatter - so we will plywood them across...I always have candles and water to drink (and for flushing) on hand - and we have Spam!!! Thanks for asking, though...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 21 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 15, 1999 (00:02) * 1 lines 
 
Actually, as soon as they post warnings like that one above, the crazies get their surfboards and head for the beach. Those are the ones who are in real danger!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 22 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Aug 15, 1999 (06:23) * 5 lines 
 
Can you see the ocean from your picture windows? What's the view like?

Batten up those hatches, and good luck getting through this one. Is this
the biggest storm of the season so far?



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 23 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 15, 1999 (12:20) * 2 lines 
 
We shall batten down the hatches and tighten the anchor bolts if it becomes necessary. The only ocean I can see from the property without sitting on the roof is a very distant horizon, which is just fine considering the Tsunami potential. This is the first major storm to come our way this season, but we are lucky with the two 14,000'(4267M) mountains behind Hilo. They are usually large enough to deflect the storms that threaten(so far.) The current pattern is for them to hook around the south point of
ur island and head north hitting Oahu (Honolulu) and Kauai. The last one, Iniki, just about levelled Kauai, and they are still trying to rebuild and recover.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 24 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Aug 15, 1999 (15:58) * 2 lines 
 
What's the elevation at your house?



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 25 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 15, 1999 (16:37) * 1 lines 
 
450' (157.16 Meters) above sea level, and 5 miles (8 Km) inland.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 26 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 15, 1999 (18:51) * 2 lines 
 
For the lastest on our hurricane



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 27 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 15, 1999 (18:55) * 1 lines 
 
In the picture above...the Hurricane is at the left and our island is the outline just avobe it. It also apprear as though there are a wholebunch of proto-hurricanes waiting to form to the right, near Mexico.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 28 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 15, 1999 (21:00) * 3 lines 
 
Anyone wishing to listen to our island's Civil Defense Coordinator, Harry Kim give the latest update on our Hurricane can do so on the hour (also does for lava flows when they are threatening inhabited areas)on the net:
http://www.webradio.com/kwxx/



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 29 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 15, 1999 (21:44) * 2 lines 
 
And, as we enter the feeder bands here is our little Big Island and an even bigger Hurricane Dora



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 30 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Aug 16, 1999 (21:22) * 1 lines 
 
wow, it looks ominous. please be careful dear marcia!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 31 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 16, 1999 (21:40) * 1 lines 
 
Thank you...and we had a Earthquake just a bit ago...I am tired of Mother Nature attacking - especially on a day like this one has been...!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 32 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Aug 16, 1999 (21:47) * 1 lines 
 
ohmygod, marcia! girlfriend, you are in my prayers *hugs*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 33 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 16, 1999 (21:51) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks Luv! It surely could not hurt. Where are all those places that need water? Austin? May I ship you some?!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 34 of 990: Autumn   (autumn) * Mon, Aug 16, 1999 (22:13) * 1 lines 
 
Those satellite pictures are just too freaky! Technology scares me!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 35 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 16, 1999 (22:21) * 1 lines 
 
It allows you to see how big God is and how tiny man is. Our Island is the size of Connecticut...it is not tiny!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 36 of 990: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Aug 17, 1999 (09:47) * 1 lines 
 
how's the weather Marcia??


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 37 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 17, 1999 (13:04) * 1 lines 
 
Finally...It is sunny and bright and we can see all the junk in the yard...At this hour it is 70°F (21°C)and the tradewinds are picking up. It will be a lovely day, thank you.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 38 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 17, 1999 (21:18) * 1 lines 
 
glad things are well for you marcia......wish i could say the same about louisiana. yup, the humidity is back on the rise. icky!


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 Response 39 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 17, 1999 (21:59) * 1 lines 
 
...it sounds like it is enough to melt your pralines before they get in your mouth...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 40 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 17, 1999 (22:05) * 3 lines 
 
check http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/read/news/32 for the next little storms waiting to assault the Hawaiian Islands.

BTW, I had not ventured into the News Conference before this got linked to Geo, and Ree, your painting is outstanding. Smashing, actually! And now these cool horizontal bars...it is so chic...wish the default wallpaper could be something else, but...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 41 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Wed, Aug 18, 1999 (10:38) * 1 lines 
 
and as i can see by the updated satellite pics, the hurricane is far off now. thankfully.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 42 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Aug 18, 1999 (13:13) * 3 lines 
 
For an update on the next hurricane poising to attack Hawaii, check
http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/read/Geo/14.26
It updates regularly. (Let me know if it is making the loading of this place too long, in which case I will delete it.)


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 Response 43 of 990: Autumn   (autumn) * Thu, Aug 19, 1999 (22:53) * 1 lines 
 
Glad to see Marcia is safe and sound again (for the moment).


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 44 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 20, 1999 (00:06) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks for saying that, Autumn. It is a great comfort to know good people care if you are safe...and I have not checked the updating maps on post 26 for a while...maybe I'd rather not know!!!


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 Response 45 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Aug 21, 1999 (13:57) * 0 lines 
 


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 Response 46 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Aug 21, 1999 (13:58) * 2 lines 
 
The above image is from
http://www.intellicast.com/LocalWeather/World/UnitedStates/SouthCentral/Texas/Brownsville/Satellite/


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 Response 47 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Aug 22, 1999 (09:49) * 1 lines 
 
my parents live in harlingen. mom icq'd me to let me know they're waiting for evac orders and don't know where they're going right now.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 48 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Sun, Aug 22, 1999 (10:06) * 1 lines 
 
Harlingen! That's where Evelyn was headed yesterday.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 49 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 22, 1999 (11:39) * 2 lines 
 
For the loop of the movement of this Hurricane about to hit Texas go to:
http://www.intellicast.com/WeatherImages/SatelliteLoop/satloop.wsi;bro;SatelliteLoop;gif;satloop.gif It is pretty impressive and has intensified to a Category 4 hurricane - severe wind damage and flooding. They have taken the measures of dumping escess water from the lakes around Brownsville and Corpus Christi to handle the water generated by the rain bands accompanying the hurricane.


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 Response 50 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 22, 1999 (12:06) * 0 lines 
 


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 Response 51 of 990: Gi  (patas) * Sun, Aug 22, 1999 (14:56) * 1 lines 
 
I keep my fingers crossed for all our friends in Texas.


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 Response 52 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Aug 22, 1999 (14:58) * 1 lines 
 
looks like corpus is going to get the brunt of this one. hopefully it'll bring some rain up this way. hope my family is alright.


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 Response 53 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 22, 1999 (15:04) * 1 lines 
 
Plese keep us updated on your families! And, those living in the Austin area, could you please keep us up on your strong windy weather. I hate the thought of your losing power because it would mean no more Spring for a while. We NEED you! Thanks.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 54 of 990: Ray Lopez (ratthing) * Sun, Aug 22, 1999 (19:29) * 5 lines 
 

at present, we just have some clouds in San Antonio, but nothing
else. the good thing about this hurricane is that i dont have to
go to work this week (i work in Corpus)!



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 55 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 22, 1999 (19:58) * 1 lines 
 
It is an ill wind that blows no good?! It would seem that someone else's bad fortune may allow us another day with you. Happy thought, indeed! Thanks for the report, Ray. I wonder if Austin is getting any rain - or any cooler?!


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 Response 56 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 23, 1999 (22:57) * 3 lines 
 
How is the flooding going in Corpus area and are they letting you go home any time soon? Wolf, how is your family doing? Ray is dry in San Antonio on a forced holiday and spent some of the time with us at Spring and got me on telnet for real.

Will someone with the local scoop update us on the progress of your storm. Thanks!


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 Response 57 of 990: wer  (KitchenManager) * Mon, Aug 23, 1999 (22:59) * 1 lines 
 
nope and not noticably(sp?)...


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 Response 58 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 23, 1999 (23:02) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks for the report for the Austin area(?) Are you still not getting any rain from this system?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 59 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 24, 1999 (07:35) * 4 lines 
 
Nope, there has been scarce few drops of rain, the only change we've had
is increased cloudiness.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 60 of 990: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Tue, Aug 24, 1999 (11:17) * 1 lines 
 
sunburn alert here...


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 Response 61 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Tue, Aug 24, 1999 (12:08) * 1 lines 
 
it's been raining here since last night...but am nowhere near the gulf ;-D


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 62 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 24, 1999 (13:44) * 2 lines 
 
Thanks Terry for the Austin update. I hope the tornadoes go elsewhere, too.
(It rains upwards of 200 inches (508 Cm) a year here, so I know rain!) Thanks for the other reports as well. I guess Colorado has sun alerts year round of one sort or another - just as Hawaii does.


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 Response 63 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 24, 1999 (19:44) * 1 lines 
 
my parents are fine (harlingen). we got a t-storm this afternoon, but it didn't rain through the whole area...which is too bad because we really need it.


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 Response 64 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 24, 1999 (19:46) * 1 lines 
 
That sort of activity starts mean brush fires. Glad to hear your parents are well and dry. Thanks for the report.


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 Response 65 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 24, 1999 (19:53) * 1 lines 
 
we've had that and spontaneous hay fires.


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 Response 66 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 24, 1999 (20:05) * 1 lines 
 
Incredible. Not much gets that dry on this side of the island, but where the lava flows go into new channels through the brush, it makes for particularly nasty fires and toxic fumes.


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 Response 67 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Aug 24, 1999 (20:30) * 1 lines 
 
i'll bet! even the humidity doesn't help the parched grasses. i have to water my lawn just about every night to keep the grass from going dormant (that's what it is, not dead like folks think).


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 Response 68 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 24, 1999 (21:26) * 1 lines 
 
We just must live right (oh sure...NOT!)God waters ours every night and shines up the leaves and makes the flowers open with dew on them...! We call our showers "dust control"


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 Response 69 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 27, 1999 (01:51) * 6 lines 
 
Here is a great little map of the world and its troubles with weather

from http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/

Reports from Australia report tornadoes in Perth area again and cricket-ball sized hail stones in Sydney. Homes are still unrepaired, by the thousands.
Thanks, AnneH for your report.


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 Response 70 of 990: Gi  (patas) * Fri, Aug 27, 1999 (04:32) * 1 lines 
 
A map of the world? Where? Where? I see but a little piece of the world here.


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 Response 71 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 27, 1999 (13:40) * 3 lines 
 
I erred. It is the world from Hawaii on the left to the edge of Africa of the right. They do not have one for the entire world, sadly, but few hurricanes form over the land mass of Europe. They have this one, though:
fromhttp://www.wunderground.com/global/EU_ST_Index.html



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 Response 72 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Aug 28, 1999 (18:13) * 2 lines 
 
For a totally awesome image of Hurricane Dennis:
http://lumahai.soest.hawaii.edu/gifs/atl_cam.gif


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 73 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Aug 28, 1999 (18:23) * 2 lines 
 
From http://www.weather.com:



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 Response 74 of 990: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Sun, Aug 29, 1999 (13:56) * 3 lines 
 
So, somebody update me on the weather, pls. In the office tomorrow, it'll be overcast and cloudy... Coping with suboptimal news, putting some plan Bs up, etc.

That's your Central European weather report, brought to you by superstar magazine...


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 Response 75 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 29, 1999 (14:38) * 3 lines 
 
Most of the maps I put on this Topic automatically update every time you check them. Europe is http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/read/Geo/14.71

I am looking for a WX map rather than that temperature map. but it is some indication of the weather pattern for the area. Will try to get it up by the end of this day. Please check back. Sorry about the inclement weather in your office. Sometimes, it is necessary to go through that to appreciate the sun which will inevitably shine on you in two weeks. *smile*


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 Response 76 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 29, 1999 (15:39) * 4 lines 
 
For those interested in European weather, this map also updates each time you boot it.
http://www.weather.com/weather/sat/europesat_440x297.html




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 77 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 29, 1999 (15:42) * 2 lines 
 
This color bar explains the image colors.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 78 of 990: Gi  (patas) * Mon, Aug 30, 1999 (02:57) * 1 lines 
 
Thank you for the European maps, Marcia, they come in very handy :-)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 79 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 30, 1999 (12:29) * 1 lines 
 
You are most welcome - Australia next...! I love the ones that update when you log in. It makes it so much easier.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 80 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 30, 1999 (16:38) * 3 lines 
 
Australia's updating weather satellite map from http://www.weather.com




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 81 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Wed, Sep  1, 1999 (21:45) * 1 lines 
 
I expect Marcia has put some of Oz's strange weather this winter on. But it is nothing compared to some parts in the rest of the world. Sydney's baseball or cricket size hailstones I suppose has been the worst. Adelaide has had a very dry season - already the driest city in Oz and they are in some trouble. I would be most interested to know if the monsoon arrived in India this year. New Delhi seems to have been hot most of their summer season.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 82 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep  1, 1999 (21:52) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks, Anne. Nothing like a report from "on the ground" to go with the weather map. It is hard to imagine how the rest of the world fluctuates because we are eternally springtime here all year round.


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 Response 83 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Sep  2, 1999 (10:49) * 7 lines 
 
Really, I hope you keep those weather reports from the other side of the
planet coming! We're still waiting for rain in these parts, it's
crackling dry here. Day after day of 100 degree weather. I love it!

But we could use a good gully washer.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 84 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep  2, 1999 (13:11) * 2 lines 
 
I shall put up the pacific basin from whence your weather will begin to come as autumn sets in. You need a soaking rain of some duration. Incredible how depressing so much sun can be (especially for someone who gets upwards of 200"
(508 cm) of the stuff anually! (Do you really like that much heat?!)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 85 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Sep  3, 1999 (08:15) * 6 lines 
 
Good chance of some wet stuff over the holidays.

What are folks doing for the holidays and what's the prediction for your
area?




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 86 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Sep  4, 1999 (00:22) * 1 lines 
 
Nothing happening here. Just trying to recouperate from the Volleyball tournament. I would love to hike in the volcano...but I think I may be home alone - again - so I will be at the Spring again!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 87 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Sep  4, 1999 (02:03) * 1 lines 
 
sunny. mild, lovely trades in the day and mountain air at night. Same old Same old...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 88 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Sep  5, 1999 (19:23) * 1 lines 
 
i just want everyone to know that nw louisiana has received rain and cooler temps! yippeeeeeeeee!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 89 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Sep  7, 1999 (13:22) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 90 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Sep  7, 1999 (13:25) * 4 lines 
 
Hawaiian Islands updating satellite image from http://www.weather.com





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 91 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Sep  9, 1999 (08:35) * 2 lines 
 
Alright wolfie got her fur wet.



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 Response 92 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep  9, 1999 (13:45) * 0 lines 
 


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 Response 93 of 990: Stacey Vura  (stacey) * Tue, Sep 14, 1999 (15:06) * 1 lines 
 
the bad one looks like it's sitting on the Bahamas as we speak...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 94 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Sep 14, 1999 (16:40) * 3 lines 
 
A very dpecial lady in Drool is at the moment on a laptop in a bunker in Florida riding it out for the night. It does not sound like my favorite thing to do.
http://www.wunderground.com



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 95 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Sep 14, 1999 (16:44) * 1 lines 
 
I feel rather bad wingeing about the earthquake swarms we are having as a prelude to our next volcano outbreak...I think I would rather deal with this Hell rather than her High Water!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 96 of 990: Gi  (patas) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (13:10) * 1 lines 
 
According to CNN, Floyd is not going to strike Florida after all, but is heading upwards to North Carolina. So Moon should be alright (I hope), but do we know anyone in N.C.?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 97 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (13:18) * 2 lines 
 
My Dear, I was just wondering about that! Do not think FLOYD is going near anyone we are aware of. Perhaps they
will volunteer some information as they emerge from underground. Has to be a bad experience, but lots better than dying!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 98 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (14:01) * 4 lines 
 
Hey did you see that global picture I posted earlier? There's a bigger
hurricane than Floyd out there in the middle of the ocean. Just a little
detail I noticed, that's all.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 99 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (15:08) * 1 lines 
 
No, I did not. Where is it???


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 Response 100 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (15:16) * 2 lines 
 
If you check http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/read/news/32.69
you will see the relative proximities of the two hurrricanes. This map updates so it keeps current.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 101 of 990: Moon Dreams  (Moon) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (16:19) * 3 lines 
 
Yes, that other one is called Gert and so far is following Floyd. I do not want to think about it!

Florida was by-passed, thank you all for your prayers!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 102 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (16:36) * 3 lines 
 
Could you tell us where this bunker you were in is? Dug into your back yard? Under your Condo building? I cannot imagine, but you were computer-up for hours longer than any batteries last on most laptops! I am eyeballing Gert with suspicion. I do not trust her and she is just as big as her brother. Keep that bottled water handy! And, please keep us posted. Terry posted a neat visual water vapor map of both storms http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/read/news/16.14




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 103 of 990: Moon Dreams  (Moon) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (17:00) * 2 lines 
 
My bunker is my home all safely tucked (I hope), under the hurricane shutters, we literally bolt ourselves in.
We will keep all our supplies handy just in case Gert comes our way. It seems to be just as huge as Floyd. :-(


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 104 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (17:05) * 1 lines 
 
Happy to know that, Moon. Don't take too much of that stuff off just yet! Gert is looking Bigger than Floyd now...!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 105 of 990: Gi  (patas) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (17:42) * 1 lines 
 
Hang in there, Moon, we think of you:-)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 106 of 990: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Wed, Sep 15, 1999 (17:42) * 1 lines 
 
Take care, Moon Dreams! My best wishes...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 107 of 990: Stacey Vura (stacey) * Thu, Sep 16, 1999 (13:12) * 2 lines 
 
how'd ya fare???
still raining?? blowing??


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 108 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 16, 1999 (22:19) * 2 lines 
 
I am happy to report that all Floridians save one who was far inland have checked in safe and well, but not unbolting their storm shutters just yet. Gert is not looking good for them...will keep in touch - if they do not report here,
I will attempt to keep everyone posted on their well-being. Thanks for your kind thoughts!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 109 of 990: Marcia (MarciaH) * Sat, Sep 18, 1999 (18:44) * 2 lines 
 
Ah! The Tallahassee Droolian has checked in, finally. They got nothing of the storm, and not even any rain, which is making them very unhappy...and
thirsty.


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 Response 110 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Sun, Oct  3, 1999 (23:27) * 1 lines 
 
Ooooh, Marcia, I love how your maps automatically update. I see our rain is finally heading east. Now, when will it warm up a bit? This is end-of-October weather we're currently having. Any minute now, I expect the doorbell to ring and some little kids to thrust their grocery bags in my face demanding candy!! And the worst part is I've actually had to turn the heat on already. :-(


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 111 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Oct  3, 1999 (23:32) * 1 lines 
 
There is a rule of thumb about these things...as soon as you put away all your cool clothing it gets into Indian Summer in a big way and you rumple your nice woolens. By the mid to end of this month, there should be very few warm spells, considering the latitude of Chicago and its proximity to lake effect weather. Soon! (Those maps are neat, are they not?!)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 112 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct  8, 1999 (19:26) * 13 lines 
 
From Anne Hale in Western Australia:
We have for the last two days had the strangest weather - even my server
was down. Storm winds - force 10 out to sea yesterday and last night
(Thursday) today heavy rain for at least six hours - I measured three
inches - unbelievable for October and extraordinary. Our total rainful for
the month is two inches!! But three in two days. When Denis got up this
morning he had an awful shock - rain coming through the lounge ceiling and
now we have a large brown patch and a small hole - but fortunately he
managed to get a roof tiler to come out in the pouring rain and fix it. He
bored a hole to relieve the guttering on top of the rook and charged $70
but it was worth it to save the carpet and further damage to the ceiling.
Now we have to repaint, it never stops does it.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 113 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Oct  9, 1999 (10:00) * 3 lines 
 
Wow, you really took a hit!




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 114 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct 15, 1999 (14:42) * 5 lines 
 
Moon Dreams is in Miami enduring another hurricane - this time it is Irene. She has lost a huge oak tree so far...

AUTO-UPDATING RADAR MAP OF INTENSE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR THE USA
from http://www.wunderground.com/US/Region/US/Radar.html




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 115 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct 15, 1999 (14:45) * 6 lines 
 
Anne Hale reports from West Australia:
...not been on line for a while - we have had storms again this week - electricity off, trees down and a storm again today. I am almost afraid to
go on line at present because of the fear of losing it all if my computer
goes off.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 116 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Oct 16, 1999 (01:30) * 6 lines 
 
With winter coming on, you might like to know the windchill for your locality
From http://www.wunderground.com/US/Region/US/Windchill.html






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 117 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Oct 16, 1999 (01:32) * 7 lines 
 
Europe Windchill



Australia Heat index




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 118 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Oct 17, 1999 (16:33) * 9 lines 
 
From Moon Dreams in storm-battered and soaked Miami, Florida USA:
Irene did not pull a Floyd and my extensive garden
need major clean up. We lost two trees and part of the
screen where the pool is. It was a category 1
hurricane and ironically, no one really made a big
deal out of it. It happened very quickly, we did not even get
the time to put up the shutters. Where I live lots of trees were up-rooted.
In other areas there is flooding. We survived another one!




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 119 of 990: Moon Dreams  (Moon) * Mon, Oct 18, 1999 (07:12) * 6 lines 
 
One man died when he drove his car into a canal thinking it was part of the street. He could not swim and drown.
Four young boys out walking in the storm were electrocuted from broken electrical lines which were hidden by the high waters same happened to a woman walking her dog.
Lots of areas remain without electricity and phone.

The scary thing was not receiving a warning so as to prepare until it was too late to really do anything about it. Hurricane Irene was over Cuba and they predicted it would turn west towards Naples Florida, instead it went east to Miami.
We survived another one!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 120 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 18, 1999 (14:19) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks for your report, Moon. There is nothing quite as scary as a natural disaster which sneaks up on you then beats you to a pulp. We are delighted that you survived another one. This WAS the last one for the season, was it not? You do not think weather also has a Y2K bug...!


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 Response 121 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 19, 1999 (17:09) * 1 lines 
 
I just scribbled all of the non-updating maps and images from this topic. All of the remaining ones keep currentm including the water vapor ones which show we are going to get hit by some thundery weather tonight or tomorrow!!!


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 Response 122 of 990: Alexander  (aschuth) * Wed, Oct 20, 1999 (11:14) * 1 lines 
 
Good luck!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 123 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 20, 1999 (13:04) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks - the other islands are experiencing flooding now, but this side of the last island to get it is still dry. We have everything lashed down so we are prepared.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 124 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 20, 1999 (17:10) * 41 lines 
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
830 AM HST WED OCT 20 1999
***
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS REMAINS IN
EFFECT UNTIL 830 PM HST WEDNESDAY.
***
FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...
***
ALL THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
***
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR
HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING. FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT... BUT
PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD TAKE PRECAUTIONS BY BEING
PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAIN IS OBSERVED OR A FLASH
FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.
***
THE KONA LOW IS NOW A LITTLE LESS THAN 600 MILES WEST NORTHWEST OF
KAUAI AND CONTINUES TO MOVE WEST AT 15 TO 20 MPH. SHOWERS HAVE
DECREASED OVER KAUAI AND EARLY MORNING PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS
AROUND THE STATE HAVE BEEN RATHER LIGHT EXCEPT FOR KAUAI AND A FEW
AREAS OF THE BIG ISLAND.
***
THE MAIN THREAT IS NOW FROM ABUNDANT MOISTURE CARRIED NORTHWARD
FROM 800 OR 1000 MILES SOUTH FROM THE INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE
ZONE NEAR THE EQUATOR BY A BRANCH OF THE SUB TROPICAL JET STREAM.
RADAR AND SATELLITE SHOW THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY PRECIPITATION
ADVANCING TOWARD THE ISLANDS... MAINLY FROM OAHU TO THE BIG
ISLAND. IT IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE OVER THESE ISLANDS LATER THIS
AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT. KAUAI MAY BE AFFECTED AS WELL SINCE THIS IS
A VERY BROAD AREA OF MOIST UNSTABLE AIR.
***
PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA... ESPECIALLY THOSE IN LOW LYING AREAS
ALONG STREAMS... RIVERS... AND OTHER DRAINAGES SHOULD BE PREPARED
TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAINS OR FLOODING OCCURS OR A
WARNING IS ISSUED.
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV OR RADIO FOR FURTHER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 125 of 990: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct 22, 1999 (17:07) * 4 lines 
 
We got rained upon, went up the volcano to get through the clouds and only
succeeded in getting pure Mother Nature's acid rain (SO2 from the volcano mixing with the mist) - which ate at my eyes and throat until we got upwind of it.
No flooding on this Island that I know of so far...but it is still 1000% humidity (at the very least) and just hanging. No breezes to move it off of our
high mountains. We often get weather systems hung-up that way.


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 Response 126 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Oct 24, 1999 (20:25) * 1 lines 
 
Anne Hale reports that Eastern Australia is having devastating floods and giant hail stones again. Gotta check that weather map...!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 127 of 990: Gi  (patas) * Tue, Oct 26, 1999 (13:10) * 1 lines 
 
Love your maps, Marcia.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 128 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 26, 1999 (13:23) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks! Several people from diverse corners of the world check in here almost daily to check their weather map updates. That is lovely and makes me think I did *something* right! They were a great find!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 129 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 16, 1999 (16:40) * 1 lines 
 
Have heard from Pennsylvania that it is very cold (below freezing) and from California that it is chilly and wet. I shall be watching out for flooding conditions. Will post here when I know more.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 130 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Tue, Nov 16, 1999 (16:53) * 1 lines 
 
Did you hear the south of France has had dreadful flooding in the last few days?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 131 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 16, 1999 (18:37) * 1 lines 
 
No, I had not heard except for a brief mention in headline news (which promptly disappeared from my head). I did note that their Weather Map was not all that promising. Lots more moisture heading for France from the Atlantic. Thanks, Maggie. I'll go check for pix and a report.


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 Response 132 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (09:49) * 1 lines 
 
Ski lovers are under the impression that we are having severe weather... no snow...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 133 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (11:30) * 50 lines 
 
I guess all the white stuff is falling in the New England. 30" (76 cm) have fallen on Mt. Mansfield, but that is not a lot. Is Colorado experiencing warmer than usual weather or is it simply a matter of skies too clear and no weather fronts to dump the good stuff on you? One appears to be heading your way...is just now going through Nevada and Utah.



















































 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 134 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (12:51) * 2 lines 
 
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 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 135 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (13:39) * 2 lines 
 
"Severe" winter, according to Stacey, in the ski state of Colorado is one with NO SNOW at all! "Severe" in all other places means dire things for drivers and homeless and the Amateur Snow-Shovelling Emergency Squad (ASSES for short) which incur heart attacks clearing it out of their sidewalks. Does that answer your
'?'


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 136 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (16:23) * 3 lines 
 
Good thing Stacey's impervious to any environmental extremes.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 137 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (17:11) * 2 lines 
 
We did not get this far in the evolution of time and space without adapting. We are ingenious enough, even though we grouch a lot when it is not specifically the way we want things...too hot...too cold...too damp...too dry... We are worse than the Three Bears!
(don't have the foggiest how that huge space got in there with Response 133...)


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 Response 138 of 990: Marcia (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 17, 1999 (20:36) * 3 lines 
 
There is a hurricane in the Florida area approaching category 5 status.
Check the updating weather maps for your area if you think you might be
in danger.


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 Response 139 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov 19, 1999 (14:30) * 4 lines 
 
One of the best sites for live WweatherCams is the University of Michigan'S
http://cirrus.sprl.umich.edu/wxnet/wxcam.html

Check out the weather and scenery in your area or in the area where someone you know lives *smile* Donner summit in California is interesting in the winter tiime. Lots of snow and trucks impounded until the roads clear (if the name Donner is not familiar to you, ask me...) Mauna Loa Observatory on our Island is good, also, but for very different reasons.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 140 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov 19, 1999 (15:53) * 32 lines 
 
While the Caribbean plays games with Hurricane Lenny, we have high surf warnings. It is the normal situation in the winter when we get our weather patterns flowing from west to east.
Forecast For Hilo, Hi
10 Am Hst Fri Nov 19 1999
...High Surf Advisory In Effect For North Shores...
.This Afternoon...Becoming Mostly Cloudy With Widely Scattered
Showers. Trade Winds 5 To 15 Mph.
.Tonight...Mostly Cloudy With Widely Scattered Showers. Trade
Winds Increasing To 10 To 20 Mph.
.Saturday...Becoming Sunny After Morning Showers. Trade Winds 10 To 20 Mph. Temperature
Hilo Airport 77 65 78
Special weather statement
8 Am Hst Fri Nov 19 1999
The National Weather Service In Honolulu Has Issued A High Surf
Advisory Effective At 8 Am Hst For The North Shores Of All The
Hawaiian Islands.
Surf Heights Reported This Morning Along The North Shores Of Oahu
And Kauai Were 8 To 10 Feet. Surf Heights Are Forecast To Remain
In The 8 To 12 Foot Range Along The North Shores Of Kauai And Oahu
Today And Then Slowly Decline Tonight And Saturday. Surf Heights
Will Be Lower Along West Shores And Along The North Shores Of The
Other Islands. A New Swell Train From More Northwesterly
Directions Is Excpected To Arrive Later On Saturday.
Large Surf Poses A Danger To Swimmers...Surfers...Beachgoers
And Opihi Pickers Along The Affected Shores. These Beaches Should
Be Avoided Until The Surf Subsides.
The Next Advisory Will Be Issued At 8 Pm Hst This Evening Or
Sooner If Necessary.
Rosendal National Weather Service Honolulu






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 141 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Mon, Nov 22, 1999 (11:50) * 3 lines 
 
musta jinxed myself...
six inches of snow on the ground... another four expected before sundown
(although, I mentioned elsewhere that the sun hasn't really even been seen today)


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 Response 142 of 990: Alexander  (aschuth) * Mon, Nov 22, 1999 (11:54) * 1 lines 
 
(bet it woulda looked pretty...)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 143 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 22, 1999 (13:57) * 1 lines 
 
I heard you were really going to get a sizeable accumulation - especially in the mountains - from this storm system. Sunset is just a time it gets dark...as is sunrise when it is storming outside. We are having much the same kind of day but a whole lot warmer *smile*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 144 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Tue, Nov 23, 1999 (10:38) * 2 lines 
 
bitter cold right now but the sun is shining bright so I see no reason to complain...
The ground was still really warm so most of the snow on the roads melted (and froze again this a.m.) but plenty of fluffy white on the grass and trees and roofs, etc...


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 Response 145 of 990: MarkG  (MarkG) * Tue, Nov 23, 1999 (11:01) * 1 lines 
 
So you won't be as annoyed as people who get a lot of snow normally are when the rest of us are a bit jealous?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 146 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 23, 1999 (11:21) * 1 lines 
 
I watched the Raiders - Broncos game played in Denver last night and it was fun to see white stuff falling from the skies. Stace had better be prepared for a lot of envy between now and the New Year. I put flocked white stuff everywhere so at night I can pretend it is like it was when I was young. *sigh* I don't miss the traffic snarls, however!


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 Response 147 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Tue, Nov 23, 1999 (11:47) * 7 lines 
 
nope Mark... won't annoy me at all!
The first 'winter' Brandon and I were in Colorado it snowed on September 25th. I went over to his house... at 5am and made him get dressed and take a picture with me outside!

I still like the white and the fluffy... and now that I have an all-wheel drive vehicle the driving in it isn't so bad either...
there is just a sense of loss at losing temperate sunny days in one fell swoop with nine inches of snow and temperatures in the teens...

It's funny Marcia... now that's we have Christmas seasons with snow when we go back to Texas something just doesn't seem right...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 148 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Tue, Nov 23, 1999 (11:49) * 1 lines 
 
And Marcia... I was AT that game last night (working in the Team Leukemia concession stand) and I froze my bippy!!


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 Response 149 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 23, 1999 (12:13) * 1 lines 
 
Wow!!! Fantastic you were there (did you get to see any of it?)...and I'll bet your bippy was frozen. It is always the worst the first really cold snap of the year. Our bodies think we are playing cruel jokes on us and respond with cruel jokes of their own. Hot toddy weather, methinks! Next time there is a good accumulation, make snow angels for me. I miss being a little kid in the snow!


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 Response 150 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Nov 24, 1999 (11:52) * 3 lines 
 
Well, today is pleasantly chilled in Austin.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 151 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 24, 1999 (12:22) * 1 lines 
 
OOoh, it really is in the 40's. I envy you. In the 70's as usual here...Sun shining after a night of gentle rain to water our plants and clean off the leaves and do general dust control...*sigh*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 152 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Wed, Nov 24, 1999 (14:25) * 1 lines 
 
was 14 F this morning... has warmed up to mid 40's in the sunshine


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 153 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 24, 1999 (16:18) * 1 lines 
 
That will melt your pretty white fluffy stuff! Then it will refreeze tonight making it really fun and games on the roadways. Or, is it too early for that in Colorado? (14°F = -10°C) (40°F = 4.44444444°C)


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 Response 154 of 990: MarkG  (MarkG) * Thu, Nov 25, 1999 (10:35) * 1 lines 
 
Temperature translations, Marcia! That is considerate! Surely it would take quite a while at mid-40s to thaw any serious snow? So long since we had any good stuff I don't remember


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 Response 155 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov 25, 1999 (12:15) * 1 lines 
 
My pleasure on the conversion. My son got me a hand calculator which makes it very easy. I cannot stand not knowing how hot 42°C is when it sounds cold to me and they are complaining about the heat (107°F) - I do it for the non-Americans who seem to outnumber the locals. Thanks for your comments, Mark! Since Britain is surrounded by moderating seas, you do not get as much snow which looks Dickensian?!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 156 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Mon, Nov 29, 1999 (09:55) * 2 lines 
 
and back to warmth... highs in the upper 50s (F) since Friday...
Still snow on the north face of everything but if you stay in the sun, you don't notice!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 157 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 29, 1999 (12:52) * 1 lines 
 
I noted while watching the Colorado game on Saturday that most of the snow was gone with only patchy [places under the trees and on the mountains. I was rooting for you to win the game - not much love for Nebraska from this Penn Stater. I am sure the ski resorts would appreciate a good blizzard about now!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 158 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Mon, Nov 29, 1999 (14:11) * 2 lines 
 
The resorts have still been getting snow... evidently they had enough last week to generate quite a few happy faces over Thanksgiving.
The high country gets and maintains their snow until the weather warms up for good!


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 Response 159 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 29, 1999 (15:11) * 1 lines 
 
This is true...and I am very happy for the most beautiful state I have ever visited. I miss winter and autumn, my very most favorite season!


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 Response 160 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (12:17) * 31 lines 
 
It was a very loud night in Hilo. Much lightning and resulting thunder and buckets of rain as noted below. That means snow on our mountains. The only time we get snow up there is when we have thunder storms. They are the only precipitation-inducing clouds we get which are high enough to snow on the tops of the mountains.

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
2 AM HST THU DEC 2 1999
...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 2 PM HST FOR PERSONS IN
THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...
ON NORTH AND EAST HAWAII INCLUDING THE HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY
RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING. PERSONS ON NORTH AND EAST HAWAII
SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT PROPERTY AND BE
PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAIN IS OBSERVED OR A FLASH
FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.
NOW THAT THE GROUND IS SATURATED IN MOST OF NORTH AND SOUTH HILO
AND PUNA...ANY ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAIN MAY RESULT IN FLASH FLOODING.
SATELLITE AND WEATHER RADAR SHOW MORE THUNDERSTORMS OVER WATER
EAST AND SOUTHEAST OF THE BIG ISLAND. FLASH FLOODING MAY OCCUR IF
THESE THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OVER LAND.
MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR FLOODING AND SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO
CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER...MANY FLASH FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR
WHEN MOTORISTS TRY CROSSING FLOODED ROADWAYS. ESCAPE RISING WATER
BY GOING DIRECTLY TO HIGHER GROUND. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A FLOOD
EITHER ON FOOT OR IN YOUR VEHICLE. DO NOT CAMP NEAR STREAMS OR
OTHER AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING.
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV OR RADIO FOR FURTHER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION.
CRAIG NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 161 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (14:52) * 3 lines 
 
You and John are on high ground, I hope!




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 Response 162 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (15:19) * 2 lines 
 
John teaches at the high school across the street from the Athletic Complex of UHHilo so is pretty high and as dry as anyone is going to be today. He lives in a condo on overlooking Hilo Bay and is well fortified against the elements. I am well above sea level and the yard is surrounded by a drainage "moat" which empties uner the street and goes down across the golf course and eventually into Hilo Bay. That "moat" is usually a mowed and grassy slope which is quite pretty, or partly a stone wall...with a
offee tree growing in it at present time - the gift of the last flooding rains we had.


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 Response 163 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (15:24) * 1 lines 
 
What is fun is listening to the public works road crews - they speak a language which is a whole nuther thing to English. It is very picturesque and semi-pidgin English with some Hawaiiand and Japanese mixed in for good measure. It is an adventure to listen to them (on scanner, of course.)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 164 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (17:09) * 2 lines 
 
Check this picture for true snow in paradise. It IS snowing on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. This is from the 9,000 foot level (2743M) level on Mauna Loa



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 165 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  2, 1999 (19:29) * 4 lines 
 
This picture is Mauna Kea with snow on the top from Mauna Loa. The camera is located atop the buildings in the previous photograph.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 166 of 990: Gi  (patas) * Fri, Dec  3, 1999 (22:48) * 1 lines 
 
Fantastic! But why am I so surprised - high mountains will get snow however tropically situated. Madeira is the same.


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 Response 167 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec  3, 1999 (23:07) * 1 lines 
 
I guess no one ever imagines Hawaii as having mountains that high. They think we are a single funnel-shaped volcano with a palm tree sticking out of the side and white beach all around the perimeter. Not so. This island is 200 sq miles (518 sq Km)and has green, black, brown and some white beaches...and mountains high enough to have snow on them right now!


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 Response 168 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (06:54) * 5 lines 
 
Cooler weather headed this way.

It's been delightful for a long, long time here.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 169 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (11:52) * 1 lines 
 
I've noted your spring/fall weather rather jealously. Do you ever get snow on the ground in Austin.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 170 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (14:50) * 5 lines 
 
Lets see if these update: For Austin and vicinity






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 Response 171 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (17:01) * 79 lines 
 
Fierce Winter Storms Ravage Northern Europe

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Fierce winter storms left at least 17 people dead
and scores injured across northern Europe on Saturday, as well as causing
millions of dollars of damage and severely disrupting power and transport.

Emergency officials said a series of storms packing gale force winds and
heavy rain or snow rolled eastward from Britain on Friday afternoon, causing
devastation across Scandinavia, Germany, Poland and the Baltic states
overnight.

Denmark appeared hardest hit and officials there said six people were killed
and many injured in the country's most powerful storm this century.

Material damage was estimated at more than one billion crowns ($134.5
million), the Danish Insurance Information Service said.

``This is the worst storm in Denmark this century,'' an official at the Danish
Meteorological Institute said on DR1 television.

Rescue officials logged more than 4,000 reports of damage to buildings,
mainly shattered windows and torn off roofs, DR1 said.

THREE KILLED IN NORTHERN POLAND

In northern Poland, falling trees killed three people early on Saturday as 62
mph winds swept across the country, downing power and telephone lines,
damaging houses and wreaking havoc with road and rail transport.

A giant 345 foot crane capable of lifting 900 tons was toppled into the sea at
a shipyard in the Baltic port of Gdynia.

Rail connections between Warsaw and the Baltic cities of Szczecin and
Gdansk were cut by falling trees, the news agency PAP reported. Air traffic at
northern airports was badly disrupted.

``Many homes are cut off from the world, without power or electricity,'' the
agency said. Casualty figures are expected to rise as more information
arrived from outlying areas, police officials said.

In Sweden, three people were killed and more than 125,000 households and
businesses were left without power when the storm swept southern and
central regions.

Power companies said every effort was being made to restore power in the
Skane region, Dalsland and Nykoping but about 70,000 households remained
without power on Saturday afternoon.

The storm halted traffic at Swedish airports and ferry terminals. Several train
services were also cancelled.

OFFICIALS HOPEFUL FOR TRAPPED LATVIAN FISHERMEN

In Latvia, officials at the port of Liepaja said they were hopeful that six men
trapped under their capsized fishing vessel since before dawn could survive a
another night of crashing waves and near freezing water.

``We wouldn't speculate what the odds of survival are but we sincerely hope
that there could be people still alive inside the wreck,'' a port official told
Reuters.

He said the water temperature was about 35.60 degrees Fahrenheit with
winds of 18 miles per hour. He added the waves remained strong and winds
were expected to reach 55 miles per hour overnight.

Lithuanian media reported a 13-year-old boy had been crushed to death after
strong winds toppled the chimney of his house in the western region of
Shilute.

A 76-year-old Hamburg man died and 16 others were hurt in Germany,
officials reported.

Strong winds, which reached up to 110 mph, ripped off roofs, and flooding
raised the sea level 19 feet in Hamburg.

On Friday, three people were killed when a large tree fell onto traffic as gales
swept central England.

Rain, snow and heavy winds also caused serious travel problems in Scotland.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 172 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (17:11) * 3 lines 
 
well marcia, thanks for the snow pics in hawaii because i would've been hard-pressed to believe it (and i know mountains in tropical zones get snow!!)

we've got rain and cooler temps. it's beginning to feel like christmas (for Louisiana that is). but it's been sooooo muggy.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 173 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (17:32) * 3 lines 
 
You have my commiseration on the humidity front. It has rained for so long everything I own aches - including inanimate objects and my refirgerator is sweating - I hate that!

If we wanted to be in a really huge traffic jam we'd go up the mountain with some plywood or a sheet of galvanized metal and slide on the snow. But, we don't so we didn't... This is about as Christmassy as Hawaii gets, as well.


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 Response 174 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (17:33) * 1 lines 
 
Where in Looziana are you? Gimme a town so I can put it on my weather program and see how you're doing.


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 Response 175 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (18:53) * 1 lines 
 
Bossier City--and it's raining cats and dogs. there was some wind damage over in Marshal Texas but all the bad weather is moving east.


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 Response 176 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (19:09) * 1 lines 
 
Ah...that band of bad weather on the above images (Response 170) are going eastward. I guess you are in the middle of it right about now...Keep warm and dry, Wolfie!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 177 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec  4, 1999 (19:23) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, bummer!!! You have a tornado watch in effect. Sheesh! Hunker down, Dear. We cannot afford to have any Wolfies visiting Oz!


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 Response 178 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec  5, 1999 (16:59) * 1 lines 
 
Oh good! The Response 170 weather maps of Austin and Texas in general update. I can keep watch over you now!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 179 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Dec  5, 1999 (20:53) * 1 lines 
 
well, you can see that we are having a clear night, those temps are gonna drop. and it's been cold all day! *woohoo* feels like Christmas. now if i could just get the icicle lights on the outside of the house!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 180 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec  5, 1999 (21:37) * 1 lines 
 
Oooh...you got those lovely dangly ones...they are very popular over here as it is the only time it looks like Christmas. In the daytime all of the green leaves and flowers show and it looks like summer! Looks like you are gonna have good weather and cold nights for a while - just about the entire country is cloud-free!


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 Response 181 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec  6, 1999 (08:48) * 3 lines 
 
Chilly Willy!!! 20 degrees here.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 182 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec  6, 1999 (12:01) * 1 lines 
 
That's getting down to the seriously cold...(-6.7°C) Almost "take a friend to bed to stay warm" temperatures! How cold does Austin get actually?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 183 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Tue, Dec  7, 1999 (12:32) * 3 lines 
 
back into the high 40s yesterday and today...
cold front tonight w/ a few inches of snow and highs only in the 20s tomorrow...
I'll be in Hawaii in 3 1/2 days!


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 Response 184 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec  7, 1999 (14:39) * 36 lines 
 
The weather will be lovely for you. Bring your surf board:

Forecast For Hilo, Hi
4 Am Hst Tue Dec 7 1999
...High Surf Advisory In Effect For North And West Shores...
.Today...Brief Mainly Morning Showers. Frequently Sunny In The
Afternoon. High In The Upper 70S. Trades 10 To 25 Mph.
.Tonight...Brief Showers. Low In The Mid 60S. Variable Wind 5 To 15 Mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly Cloudy With A Few Showers. High In The Upper
70S. Trades 10 To 25 Mph.
Special weather statement
830 Am Hst Tue Dec 7 1999
...A High Surf Advisory Is In Effect For The North And West Shores
Of All Hawaiian Islands...
Another Northwest Swell Generated Several Days Ago By A Storm In
The North Pacific Will Arrive At Hawaii Today.
Surf Along The North Shores Of Kauai And Oahu Will Rise To 12 To
18 Feet This Morning While West Shores Will See 8 To 12 Foot Surf.
Somewhat Lower Surf Will Arrive Along The North And West Shores Of
The Other Islands By Early Afternoon.
The Surf Will Lower Wednesday But The High Surf Advisory Will
Likely Remain In Effect.
Beachgoers Are Urged To Stay Out Of The Water And Well Away From
The Shorebreak Due To The Suddenly Rising Waves And Riptide
Action.
The Next Issuance Will Be At 830 Pm Hst Or Sooner If Needed.
Craig National Weather Service Honolulu

State Extended Forecast
.Thursday Through Saturday...Increasing Showers Both Windward And
Leeward. Chance Of Locally Heavy Showers. Trade Winds 20 To
3O Mph And Gusty Becoming 10 To 20 Mph Friday And Turning
Southeast 5 To 15 Mph Saturday. Lows Upper 60S To Lower 70S.
Highs Upper 70S To Mid 80S.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 185 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec  7, 1999 (14:43) * 1 lines 
 
I did not send you any information because what tourism stuff we get here is so old and miserable, you are better off stopping by one of this kiosks at the airport and picking up a bunch for Honolulu, Oahu and whatever else interests you. Tomorrow, another weather update for you - and you can access our updating weather maps for the islands further up on these Responses.


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 Response 186 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Wed, Dec  8, 1999 (10:12) * 4 lines 
 
the road were nice a clean from the last snow dumping we had but the snow was still hanging around on the grass...
we got five inches over night and they expect up to 12 more this afternoon...

2 1/2 days and counting... pulled the bikini out... and the shorts and tank tops!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 187 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec  8, 1999 (13:15) * 3 lines 
 
Kinda cool, cloudy, rainy and muggy 'round these hyar parts.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 188 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec  8, 1999 (14:33) * 37 lines 
 
Bring sunblock, Stace! Even if it is cloudy, you're gonna burn in that radiation! Especially with all the tender parts emposed by that bikini...! (I have experienced same and have aloe vera plants growing all over - after the fact.)

Austin's temp and humidity is almost like Hilo's today but we have trade winds starting and a blue sky, so it will be most pleasant later. Still high surf...
Betcha don't get hardly any of those warnings in Austin!

Forecast For Honolulu, Hi 10 Am Hst Wed Dec 8 1999
...A High Surf Advisory Is In Effect For North And West Shores...
.Today...Partly Sunny And Windy With A Few Showers. Gusty Trades
20 To 30 Mph.
.Tonight And Thursday...Continued Windy With Brief Showers. Gusty
Trades 20 To 30 Mph.
Temperature
Honolulu Airport 83 72 83
Kaneohe Mcbh 80 72 80
Makaha 81 71 81
Wahiawa 76 64 76
Special weather statement
830 Am Hst Wed Dec 8 1999
...A High Surf Advisory Is In Effect For The North And West Shores
Of All Hawaiian Islands...
Surf Along All North And West Shores Will Be Lower Today...And The
Downward Trend In Surf Heights Will Continue Through Thursday.
The Forecast Calls For Surf Along The Northwest Facing Shores Of
Kauai And Oahu To Be 6 To 10 Feet Today. Surf On The Other Islands
Will Be Foot Or Two Lower.
Beachgoers Are Urged To Stay Well Away From The Shorebreak Due To
The Suddenly Rising Waves And Riptide Action.
The Next Issuance Will Be At 830 Pm Hst Or Sooner If Needed.
Craig National Weather Service Honolulu

State Extended Forecast
.Friday Through Sunday...Increasing Showers...Some Possibly Heavy.
Trades 10 To 20 Mph Becoming Southeast 10 To 20 Mph Saturday And
Sunday. Lows In The Upper 60S To Lower 70S. Highs Near 80.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 189 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (09:00) * 2 lines 
 
Stacey's doing Hawaii?



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 190 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (15:28) * 1 lines 
 
Tomorrow, I think...The Honolulu Marathon is this weekend! It is now raining outside...but cool!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 191 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (15:29) * 1 lines 
 
Gonna check to see if it will be live on the net....


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 192 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (15:36) * 2 lines 
 
Check http://virt-340.connix.com/chapters/southeastern/HonoluluMarathon.html
for everythihng you ever wanted to know about the Honolulu Marathon on Dec 12th


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 193 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (15:45) * 17 lines 
 
RACE DAY NOTICE: The 1999 Honolulu Marathon will be held
on Sunday, December 12th starting at 5 AM (HST). Unofficial
results for the mens' champion and top mens' finishers will be
posted to this website as soon as they come in from the finish
line (sometime between 7:15 and 7:30 AM HST). Unofficial
results for the womens' champion and top womens' finishers
will also be posted as soon as they come in from the finish line
(sometime between 7:40 and 7:50 AM HST). Other unofficial
results will be posted and updated as they come in throughout
the morning. Official results for all finishers will be posted to a
searchable database when they become available. Local radio
station KGU 760 AM will broadcast the Honolulu Marathon live
from 5 to 8 AM on race day. Traffic to this website will increase
more than 10 fold on race day and throughout the post-race
week. With thousands of simultaneous hits, you may
experience slow performance. Your patience is appreciated.
Mahalo!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 194 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (15:46) * 2 lines 
 
The above from the official Honolulu Marathon website
http://www.honolulumarathon.org/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 195 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (20:35) * 1 lines 
 
go stacey!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 196 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec  9, 1999 (20:48) * 1 lines 
 
(was gonna say "break a leg" for good luck...but thought the better of it...!)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 197 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec 11, 1999 (23:15) * 73 lines 
 
Weather forecast for the Honolulu Marathon which begins at 5am HST (9am Austin)



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Updated: 06:53 PM HST on December 11,
1999
Observed at
Temperature
74° F
HeatIndex
72° F
Humidity
91%
Dewpoint
71° F
Wind
East at 6 mph
Pressure
30.00 in
Conditions
Light Rain
Visibility
8 miles
Hourly Precipitation
0.010 in
Sunrise
6:58 AM (HST)
Sunset
5:53 PM (HST)
Moon Rise
10:41 AM (HST)
Moon Set
10:08 PM (HST)
Moon Phase



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Forecast as of 4:00 pm HST on December 11,
1999

High surf advisory in effect for north and
west shores...

Tonight
Cloudy with occasional rain...some locally
heavy. Chance of thundershowers.
Southeast wind 10 to 25 mph.

Sunday
Cloudy with occasional rain...some locally
heavy. Chance of thundershowers.
Southeast wind 10 to 25 mph.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 198 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec 11, 1999 (23:17) * 25 lines 
 
Forecast For Honolulu, Hi
830 Pm Hst Fri Dec 10 1999
...Flash Flood Watch In Effect Until 5 Am Saturday...
...High Surf Advisory In Effect For North And West Shores...
.Tonight...Showers...Some Locally Heavy With A Chance Of A
Thunderstorm. Southeast Winds 10 To 20 Mph.
.Saturday...Mostly Cloudy With A Few Mainly Windward Showers.
Chance Of A Heavy Shower Or Thundershower. Southeast Wind 10 To 20
Mph.
.Saturday Night And Sunday...Mostly Cloudy. Showers Mainly
Windward With A Chance Of Heavy Showers. Southeast Winds 10 To 20 Mph.


. Temperature
Honolulu Airport 73 81 73 81
Kaneohe Mcbh 74 79 74 79
Makaha 70 81 70 81
Wahiawa 65 74 65 74
State Extended Forecast
.Monday Through Wednesday...Partly Cloudy With Showers Mainly
Windward. Chance Of Heavy Showers Kauai And Oahu. East Winds 10 To
20 Mph Except Becoming Southeast 10 To 20 Mph Tuesday Over Kauai
And Oahu. Highs Near 80. Lows In The Upper 60S.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 199 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 12, 1999 (10:47) * 2 lines 
 
I woke up at 4:30am this morning and listed to the start of the Honolulu Marathon. The weather is as big a part of the story as the runners today. They are saying it is the worst race conditions since 1987 with torrential downpours and gusty winds. Monsoon conditions - on this Island as well. The race favorites, the Ethiopians are falling behind and the Russian women ( but not including our own Tinianovna) are running strongly and in front of the pack. Poor Stace, this is Not the way to start your ca
eer in Marathoning. However, she is not alone; Thousands are running for the benefit of cancer research in diverse areas. They have raised many thousands of dollars for their cause - a truly meritorious reason for pounding your pedal extremities to a pulp. Go Stace!


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 Response 200 of 990: Gi  (patas) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (10:21) * 1 lines 
 
Hurrah for Stacey! :-)


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 Response 201 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (11:52) * 1 lines 
 
Lots more about her in the race in Fitness conf topic 15. I posted all sorts of things there yesterday including her order of finish.


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 Response 202 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (13:01) * 8 lines 
 
For Anne Hale in Western Australia I post this Weather map which I hope updates:



And, the satellite image:


http://cnn.com/WEATHER/html/PerthAustralia.html


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 Response 203 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (13:03) * 7 lines 
 
There are two cyclones in these weather maps. Good luck, Dear! Keep us posted!
Anne wrote earlier today:
We have a catogory five cyclone coming down the
coast and the news media is saying the worst Australia has ever faced -
think of the people in the North West tonight and early tomorrow morning -
perhaps Spring will be interested. Anne




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 Response 204 of 990: Gi  (patas) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (15:25) * 1 lines 
 
Take care, Anne!


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 Response 205 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (19:28) * 11 lines 
 
From Anne as regards Cyclone John:

Fortunately it is hundred's of miles from us and will only cause
humidity and heat here in Perth. Karratha it seems will escape the worst of
it. They were expecting huge tides but providentially it is expected to
cross the coast at low tide. Most of the people of the town have been
evacuated to higher ground. Fortunately too if it moves a little further
down the coast it will cross over in a unpopulated area - an answer to
prayer I believe. I shall keep you informed if anything further occurs.
Anne




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 Response 208 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (20:05) * 1 lines 
 
Oh Anne...your posts are disappearing on you again. I wish I could figure out what was the matter!


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 Response 209 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (22:22) * 10 lines 
 
From Anne Hale:

Marcia the cyclone has crossed the coast at a very small settlement called
Whims Creek - it packed winds of 300ks an hour and has been confirmed as the
strongest cyclone ever in Australia - or at least since records began. Port
Hedland a large mining town has closed down and there is bad flooding etc.
happening up there. There are no reports yet of damage or loss of life.
Hopefully all reached higher ground and housed safely in schools etc. in the
area. Thanks again for your concern. Anne



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 210 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (22:24) * 1 lines 
 
300 ks = 186.4 mph. A brisk wind indeed! Thanks Anne. Let us know if you hear anything further.


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 Response 211 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 14, 1999 (23:10) * 72 lines 
 
Cyclone John Hits West Australian Coast

PERTH (Reuters) - Destructive gale-force winds lifted roofs from houses and
cut communications as Cyclone John pounded towns on Australia's isolated
northwest coast on Wednesday.

The cyclone crossed the coast of Western Australia around 9.00 a.m. near
the tiny settlement of Whim Creek, cutting off communications.

Gerry Blum, a state emergency services official at the coastal town of
Karratha, said houses had been damaged and power was down in the towns
of Point Samson, Roebourne and Wickham, which collectively have a
population of about 3,000 people.

``There are reports of substantial damage coming in from those areas and we
are organizing a team to go out there to see what the situation is,'' Blum said.

Whim Creek, one of many isolated towns in the state's Pilbara mining region,
has a hotel, petrol station, and only a handful of miners and prospectors living
in the settlement.

``When the conditions are right we will send a helicopter up to Whim Creek
and see what is happening up there because we have lost contact with the
people there,'' Blum said.

About 400 people from the town of Karratha, which has a population of about
6,000, were on Tuesday moved into emergency shelters amid fears huge
tides could devastate low-lying areas.

``Fortunately the cyclone did not come into Karratha as predicted, at the last
moment it veered off to the east,'' Blum said.

RED ALERT REMAINS

Residents in Karratha were not yet permitted to return to their homes on
Wednesday morning as the region remained on red alert amid fears
conditions could still worsen.

The cyclone, the most severe category five storm with winds gusting up to
290 kph, has caused iron ore operations to close and shut-down offshore oil
production.

The northwest coastal region of Western Australia is typically threatened by
several cyclones each season.

Cyclone John was the strongest cyclone to hit the coast since Cyclone
Vance destroyed a third of the tiny fishing town of Exmouth earlier this year.

Cyclone Warning Center spokesman Bryan Boase said the cyclone had hit
the coast near Whim Creek as a category five cyclone with gusts stronger
than the 167 mph level recorded by the destructive cyclone Vance.

``We haven't got any measuring gear there but we would estimate, as
forecast, gusts around 290 kph. It is pretty substantial,'' he told Reuters.

``It is certainly right up there with Vance.''

Boase said the cyclone had now been downgraded to a category four
cyclone, defined as having wind speeds from 225 kph to 279 kph, and would
progressively weaken as it moved inland.

Australian mining and energy companies continued to shut operations on
Wednesday as Cyclone John passed overhead, with iron ore miner North Ltd
closing its Pannawonica mine in the Pilbara.

Woodside Petroleum said its North Rankin gas platform off the coast had
escaped damage while the Cossack Pioneer oil production ship had stopped
production and was sailing west to avoid the squalls.

The Insurance Council of Australia said insured losses from the cyclone could
be about A$300 million (US$192 million), the same as Cyclone Vance.



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 Response 212 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec 15, 1999 (00:35) * 5 lines 
 
Severe dust storm here. Blew in from West Texas. It's eery and spooky.
We just ain't seen dust like this in these parts. That's why a lot of
West Texas folks moved to Austin, to escape the dusty conditions. Rare!




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 213 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 15, 1999 (12:48) * 13 lines 
 
How long does this stuff hang in the air after the wind stops, Terry? Sounds miserable! Is it gritty or fine and power-like?

From Anne Hale on the aftermath of Cyclone John
Marcia on our news just to hand - no one hurt, some damage, Whim Creek
people managed to save themselves in and old iron container from and old
ship. Cyclone suddenly veered off and went inland at a small township of
just 12 people who as I said managed to shelter in an old container. The
other towns had some damage but not casualties heavy rain, some flooding but
everyone okay. Another cyclone Ilsa due in a couple of days hopefully not
so destructive. Perth is okay. We may get some of the rain on Sunday but
as I said before - heat and humidity but main populated areas safe. Anne
Thank you to everyone for their concern.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 214 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec 16, 1999 (13:46) * 3 lines 
 
It didn't hang around very long. We're back to normal now.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 215 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 16, 1999 (14:03) * 1 lines 
 
Excellent news. Back to breathing air you cannot see? Scary stuff!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 216 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 17, 1999 (08:52) * 3 lines 
 
Yep. We got dusted and now it's back to normal. The folks that moved
here from West Texas to escape the dust got an eerie reminder of their
roots.


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 Response 217 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 17, 1999 (13:33) * 1 lines 
 
Like they tell me when it rains on my visits to Sunny California, they musta brought it with them. BTW, What is "normal" for Texas? I have heard so many stories...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 218 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (08:35) * 2 lines 
 
There's a major cold front heading this way, you can feel it in the air.



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 Response 219 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (13:32) * 1 lines 
 
I posted your WX report and chill warnings in Austin News. Going to be in the teens and icy roads a real possibility. Please be careful out there!


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 Response 220 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (15:33) * 1 lines 
 
cold and cold and super cold here... only in the twenties but there is some humidity in the air (very rare) which makes it feel like negative 273 Kelvin!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 221 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (16:12) * 1 lines 
 
Are you sure you don't mean Celsius? It probably does feel about that cold, though. Sears the lungs and freezes up your nose. Not a good place for me this week, I think!


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 Response 222 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (17:40) * 1 lines 
 
Nope, I meant Kelvin... of course I know we'd all be dead if it were either... so I was kinda stretching the truth.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 223 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (18:29) * 1 lines 
 
Yup! Especially since on the Kelvin scale absolute zero means all molecular activity is stopped. No orbiting electrons, no nothing! (I knew you knew!) *lol* That IS cold!!!


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 Response 224 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (19:45) * 77 lines 
 
Venezuelan Flood Toll Rises to 10,000 Amid Looting
LA GUAIRA, Venezuela (Reuters) - The death toll from mudslides and flash
floods that swamped Venezuela's Caribbean coast last week rose to at least
10,000 on Monday, as hundreds of desperate survivors ransacked the main
cargo port.
Troops fired shots into the air at La Guaira port as disheveled looters, many
barefoot, broke into containers and escaped with children's toys, work tools
and fine imported foods such as smoked salmon and Swiss cheese.
While some hungrily devoured their bounty sitting on the mud-caked streets,
troops pinned about eight youths face down, their hands clasped behind their
necks.
The streets around the port teemed with people left behind by a massive air,
land and sea evacuation of the coastal Vargas state which was devastated by
torrential rains that lashed the South American country last week.
``Definitely it won't be less than 10,000 dead,'' Foreign Minister Jose Vicente
Rangel told Reuters.
At a news conference later, Rangel said the death toll could reach 20,000,
adding that ``any figure we give is more in the realm of speculation than
reality.''
The death toll would make it Venezuela's worst ever natural disaster. It would
also surpass the 9,000 people killed in Central America by Hurricane Mitch in
1998.
Authorities have recovered 1,500 bodies, Rangel said. ''There are bodies in
the sea, bodies buried under mud, bodies everywhere,'' he added.
U.S. GENERAL ``SHAKEN'' BY DAMAGE
About 350,000 people lived in Vargas, an area just north of the capital
Caracas about half the size of the smallest U.S. state Rhode Island.
Along a 60-mile (100-km) stretch of coast, landslides and raging rivers buried
entire towns under yards (meters) of earth, boulders and rubble, leaving tall
buildings marooned in a sea of now rock-hard debris.
U.S. military Southern Command chief Gen. Charles Wilhelm said he was
``shaken'' by what he saw after an overflight of the disaster area to assess
humanitarian needs.
``The extent of the damage is indeed massive and it is obvious that a very,
very large effort will be required to achieve recovery,'' he told reporters.
Officials said reconstruction would run into billions of dollars and take several
years. The Caracas stock market fell 8.8 percent over the impact on the
recession-bound economy.
About 200,000 people were made homeless by the floods which affected the
entire northern coast, from the tourist island of Margarita to the western Zulia
state bordering Colombia.
With officials hinting that most of Vargas state would have to be razed,
President Hugo Chavez said survivors would be moved to new settlements
built in the interior of the country.
``Now comes the task of convincing people of the need to go to safer places,
it won't be easy,'' he said during a visit to a Caracas sports hall sheltering
more than 1,000 people.
Dressed in the military fatigues he has worn since the crisis broke on Dec.
15, the former paratrooper said the government had enough land to
accommodate everyone.
``Don't ask me how long it will take, but we start work today,'' he said, adding
that 5,000 newly built houses were ready to be occupied.

CHAVEZ: ``ADOPT A FAMILY FOR CHRISTMAS''
Chavez said army barracks would house refugees and called on the rich to
``adopt a family for Christmas.'' Leading by example, he took in at La Casona
presidential residence dozens of young children orphaned by the floods.
Evacuation of Vargas continued in a massive air-and-sea military rescue
operation involving 12,000 troops, about 40 helicopters and several warships.
Most towns along the coast were virtually deserted as the government tried to
avoid epidemics caused by blocked drains, absence of running water and
rotting corpses.
``The operation is house-to-house ... with dogs ... we're going to comb the
entire area,'' Chavez said.
Soldiers patrolled the rubble strewn coastal streets, searching for those still
reluctant to leave. A dusk-to-dawn curfew was imposed to combat widespread
looting and theft.
At the once plush resort town of Caraballeda, long lines of people waited
under a blazing sun and waded up to their chests to board a naval ship
designed to transport tanks and troops. Soldiers carried some aboard on
stretchers.
Flanked by the towering Avila mountain range, Vargas houses the country's
main cargo port and international airport and contained some of the country's
most popular beaches.
Officials said the airport would be closed for at least another week and maybe
as long as a month. Some international flights were being diverted via regional
airports.


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 Response 225 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (20:32) * 3 lines 
 
hey people, we may get some snow (ok, louisiana snow--it's called ice, but it'll do in a pinch!). it's real cold out there. now watch it be 70 deg on Christmas Day!

oh, how did you do stacey? i somehow missed the whole thing. did go to the site that marcia posted and looked for your name on last year's list. perhaps, i should go again?


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 Response 226 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (20:37) * 3 lines 
 
It is frozen water? Falls from the sky from God's hands to your yard? It works for me!

Wolfie, did I confuse you with my syntax or lack thereof? I meant I posted the Weather for Austin (since she would be visiting in TX over the holidays) and mistakenly said "yours" instead. Sorry!!!


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 Response 227 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (20:44) * 1 lines 
 
no, didn't catch it *grin*


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 Response 228 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (21:05) * 1 lines 
 
...I am totally lost...but that's not that unusual. Must have the Y2K flu which shut off my mental computer...


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 Response 229 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (21:13) * 3 lines 
 
now i'm confused! *heehee* start over?

hi, i'm wolfie and we might get some snow in looooziana tonight *aaawwww heeee*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 230 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (21:18) * 1 lines 
 
It works for me... Musta been from all that dreaming of a white-stuff Christmas (Where did you lose Stace?)


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 Response 231 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (21:22) * 1 lines 
 
i dunno, somewhere where you all were talking about how well she did in the race.


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 Response 232 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 20, 1999 (21:50) * 1 lines 
 
fitness...I'll email you the URL for that. Ah so! Lightbulb is lighted! *Whew*


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 Response 233 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec 25, 1999 (12:38) * 30 lines 
 
I post the following and add my concern for MarkG's well-being. Please check in with us as soon as you get to a handy computer!

Scores Evacuated As Southern England Hit by Storms
LONDON (Reuters) - Scores of Britons were evacuated from their homes and
more than 5,000 houses were without electricity as gales and heavy rain
lashed southern Britain on Christmas Day, officials said.
Flood warnings were issued for 60 rivers in the southwestern counties of
Cornwall and Devon.
High tides forced police to evacuate 200 residents in east Sussex one of the
worst-hit coastal areas -- but they were later able to return to their homes.
Gales brought down power lines, knocking out supplies to about 4,000 homes
in East Anglia in eastern England and 1,500 homes in south Wales.
The Environment Agency said a change in wind direction and an easing of the
rain had helped prevent worse problems.
``Although we expect showers today, conditions are much better than they
were 24 or 36 hours ago,'' a spokesman said.
``River levels are very high all over Devon and Cornwall and across the south
coast, but tides should start to decrease later in the afternoon,'' he said.
Londoners were battered by strong winds and rain overnight but awoke to
better weather on Christmas morning.
``There was some flooding in the Thames region with damage to lowland and
farmland areas,'' said the spokesman.
``A lot of rivers have peaked, but the worst is likely over.''
The stormy weather played havoc with shipping off Britain's coasts, prompting
several coastguard authorities to issue warnings.
A crewman died on Friday from injuries sustained when raging seas
swamped a cargo ship off England's southwest coast.
On the northwest coast, a five-month-old baby was among six people airlifted
by an air force helicopter from a stricken Dutch coaster.



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 Response 234 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 26, 1999 (17:51) * 58 lines 
 
Storms in Europe Kill More Than 50 People
PARIS (Reuters) - Tornado-force winds up to 120 mph lashed western Europe
over the Christmas weekend, killing up to 53 people, including two in a ski
gondola brought down in the Swiss Alps.
The gales disrupted rail services, blocked roads and closed both Paris
airports for several hours on Sunday. Euro Disney (EDLP.PA) closed its
Disneyland Paris theme park because of fears about the safety of visitors.
Up to 28 deaths were reported in France, two of them when a roof collapsed
on a family gathered for Christmas lunch. A woman was blown into Le Havre
harbor and drowned. Others were crushed in their cars by falling trees. About
200 people were reported injured.
Gales gusted to 60 mph in low lying area of Switzerland, and up to 120 mph
atop the Jungfrau peak.
TEENAGERS DIE IN SKI CABIN
In the ski resort of Crans Montana, a 13-year-old German boy and an
18-year-old Belgian girl were killed when a tree crashed into a cable and sent
their ski gondola plunging to the ground.
Swiss media reported at least eight other weather-related deaths, including
an elderly man blown to his death south of Zurich while trying to repair his
roof.
In the central village of Kandergrund, locals told how freak winds left a trail of
destruction, tearing off roofs, wrecking buildings and flattening forests.
``It is dreadful, what this storm has done in such a short time,'' said Peter
Roesti, head of the local community.
Zurich airport was operating on Sunday but with delays.
FALLEN TREES CAUSE CHAOS IN GERMANY
In southwestern Germany at least 12 people died, many of them in road
accidents caused by fallen trees, including three occupants of a car hit by a
tree in a village near Ettlingen.
The weather delayed flights in Stuttgart and Munich, disrupted trains to and
from Switzerland and brought down power lines. Officials estimated the
damage at millions of marks (dollars).
Some 1.5 million French homes were without electricity, French media
reported. Half a dozen people were seriously injured in Paris by falling walls
or collapsing roofs.
Three huge cranes were blown over in separate areas of Paris. Nearly all
commuter train services to and from the suburbs were shut down, along with
seven of the city's 14 Metro lines. Police even barred cars and pedestrians
from the Champs Elysees because of flying roof tiles.
Incoming flights to Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports were diverted
to Brussels, Lyon and other West European cities. The airports partly
reopened in the afternoon as the winds moved eastwards.
High tides and the threat of floods forced about 300 people out of homes
along the south coast of England on Christmas Day. Three people have died
in weather-related incidents in Britain since Christmas Eve.
The storm hampered the work of firemen, soldiers and hundreds of volunteers
trying to save beaches on France's Atlantic coast from dense oil spilled when
the tanker Erika sank on December 12.
In Austria eight people were injured, two seriously, when a British bus
skidded off a snow-covered road and tumbled 15 yards down a mountainside
in Tyrol.
The ferocious weather was moving east but had not yet reached the Balkans,
where people in Kosovo and Serbia are ill prepared to face it.
Many in Kosovo live in make-shift shelter because their houses were
destroyed during this year's March-to-June war. Many Serbians have scant
heat for their homes because international trade sanctions restrict fuel
supplies.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 235 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Wed, Dec 29, 1999 (12:49) * 2 lines 
 
Europe mopping up after second hurricane in a couple of days hit France. 3 million still without electricity, not expected to be back on until new year. 2/3 of France reported to be affected by storm damage. Swathes of tress flattened, versailles lookes like a demolition site, don't know about damage to the palace. Current total 130 dead in storms and avalanches across mainland Europe. Austria badly hit by avalanches. Southern Britain still mopping up after severe flooding. Thames barrier raised for fi
e consecutive tides (usually only raised three times a year).


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 Response 236 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 29, 1999 (15:13) * 2 lines 
 
...and it is now slamming into the Czech Republic as it wakes its way eastward.
Wonder if this will be the storm of the millenniumn?!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 237 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 29, 1999 (15:15) * 1 lines 
 
Maggie, how are you doing in Britain? Did you have to evacuate? Did you lose some lovely old trees?


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 Response 238 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Wed, Dec 29, 1999 (15:21) * 3 lines 
 
Lucie was asking about Portugal's status on Drool. Any info Marcia?

But now that I read the news story above about the situation in the alps, we have Moon to worry about now. I'm pretty sure they were in Chamonix. :-(


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 Response 239 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 29, 1999 (16:16) * 6 lines 
 
Gi just posted this on Topic 4:
Response 31 of 32: Gi (patas) * Tue, Dec 28, 1999 (14:54) * 1 lines
There have been showers and some wind at different times here in Lisbon and in Albufeira. We were afraid the storm
would hit us for New Year's Eve but I checked the weather channel online just now and it is supposed to get better for friday.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 240 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Wed, Dec 29, 1999 (16:40) * 1 lines 
 
Good news about Gi. Any news on the French alps?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 241 of 990: Stacey Tinianov  (stacey) * Wed, Dec 29, 1999 (16:41) * 1 lines 
 
Maggie mentioned in fitness that the Thames spilled over its banks and flooded a park near to her gym... but she says the ducks love it!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 242 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 29, 1999 (20:22) * 11 lines 
 
Thanks for posting that. Scary!

From Anne Hale in Western Australia:
Today is going to be over a 100 degrees with a possibility of
thunderstorms - tomorrow, 100, and the same on Saturday. This is one of the
worst heat waves we have suffered in years and no end in sight. A blocking
high in the Australian Bight is the cause. Well at least we don't have
flooding, Melbourne has been awash.


(100° F = 37.8° C)



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 243 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Dec 30, 1999 (09:33) * 3 lines 
 
I hope we get an update soon from Ree about weather conditions in Europe,
it's been pretty intense over there.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 244 of 990: Marcia (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 30, 1999 (20:54) * 1 lines 
 
I was hoping she would check in over the holidays. The reports from Zurich were not as bad as from other places...but it sure would be mice to hear from her! We are worried!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 245 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Dec 31, 1999 (09:28) * 3 lines 
 
It would be exceedingly nice to hear from Ree.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 246 of 990: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 31, 1999 (12:13) * 1 lines 
 
....and exceedingly reassuring! One of our sisters is missing...our family is not complete!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 247 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  4, 2000 (16:52) * 4 lines 
 
Since all things Earth are affected by things Solar, keeping a watch on Sun Spots is a science in itself...including an interest by meteorologists:
This updates and you can watch the sun rotate by watching it often...




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 248 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  4, 2000 (18:53) * 26 lines 
 

Thousands Without Power Following Kentucky Storms
OWENSBORO, Ky. (Reuters) - Thousands of homes were without power on
Tuesday and storm debris littered streets and yards following a tornado that
ripped through Owensboro and other parts of western Kentucky.
The local power company, Owensboro Municipal Utilities, said it might take
as long as five days to restore electricity to about 5,000 households in this
town of 54,000 that were still blacked out following the Monday evening
twister which snapped off dozens of power poles.
Some of the most serious damage occurred at Kentucky Wesleyan
University where the roof of the president's house was ripped off and nearly
every building on campus suffered some damage. The campus was largely
empty because students had not returned from Christmas break.
No official damage estimates were available but about 50 houses were
destroyed and many others damaged. There were several injuries though no
deaths were blamed on the tornado in Owensboro. One man died near
Paducah, Kentucky, when his truck was swept off a road by floodwaters from
heavy rains that accompanied the storm front.

The same storm system dumped heavy snow from parts of Kansas
northeastward to Wisconsin and lower Michigan. There were also reports of
tornadoes Monday in Arkansas, Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.
Frigid air spilling down from Canada was chasing away unseasonal warmth
from the East Coast. In the upper Midwest temperatures were falling and lows
around zero Fahrenheit (-17.7 C) were forecast Tuesday night.



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 Response 249 of 990: MarkG  (MarkG) * Wed, Jan  5, 2000 (06:42) * 2 lines 
 
Thanks for the concern at #223, Marcia. Saw no evidence of flooding, as I had evacuated to Dublin before Christmas.
Most of Northern mainland Europe had their highest winds of the century in its last week.


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 Response 250 of 990: Moon Dreams  (Moon) * Wed, Jan  5, 2000 (07:38) * 3 lines 
 
Marcia, I was travelling into France on the worst day of all Dec. 26. The wrath of God decended on La France with high winds, snow storms, floods and even an oil leak on the coast of Bretagne. In Paris there were 30 dead from high winds. All their New Years decorations were brought down and they said the Eiffel Tower's fireworks at midnight were delayed because of it. Sacre bleu!

My DH says it happened to La Grand France because they put sugar in their wines and butter and cream in their food. There's a true Italian!


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 Response 251 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Jan  5, 2000 (11:31) * 3 lines 
 
Wow, Europe went out of the century like a lion. Those winds must have
been fearsome to behold.



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 Response 252 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan  5, 2000 (13:53) * 4 lines 
 
Happy safe return to the European contingent. It is very good to hear from you!
I hope the strong winds are lashing rain is out of the system for this winter!
Thames Barrier up 5 days in one week! Unprescidented!!
Moon...I love your DH's rationalization of the terrible winds and suffering which France underwent. Imagine sugaring wine? Bleah! As for their sauces, it is to hide miserable excuses for meat, according to my unbiased English grandfather. The Tour d'Eiffel was spectacular when it finally went off!


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 Response 253 of 990: Alexander Schuth  (aschuth) * Tue, Jan 11, 2000 (17:22) * 1 lines 
 
Yeah, but they still didn't put a man on the moon, did they? ;=}


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True...true...!


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 Response 255 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 19, 2000 (16:01) * 121 lines 
 
Since this will be read in News as well as Geo I shall post this information here hoping for the widest coverage:
Lunar Eclipse Photography
by Fred Espenak
(c)1999 by Fred Espenak. All rights reserved.
Photographing an eclipse of the Moon is fun and easy. You don't even have to worry about special filters to protect your eyes or your
camera. Unlike eclipses of the Sun, eclipses of the Moon are perfectly safe to watch with the naked eye.
A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the Moon passes directly through Earth's dark shadow. This can only occur during full Moon. Since
we have a Full Moon every 29 and 1/2 days, you'd think we would have a lunar eclipse once a month. Unfortunately, the Moon's orbit
is tipped 5 degrees with respect to Earth's orbit around the Sun. As a result, a lunar eclipse can only happen when Full Moon occurs
as the Moon passes through Earth's orbital plane. This occurs once or twice every year and the resulting eclipse can be seen from
the half of the Earth experiencing night.
Watching and photographing an eclipse of the Moon is a relaxing activity since it progresses at a relatively leisurely pace. The
eclipse begins as a small notch slowly appears along one edge of the Moon. During the next hour or so, the Moon gradually dips
deeper into Earth's dark umbral shadow. If the eclipse is a total one, the last remaining minutes of the partial phases can be quite
dramatic and beautiful. The crescent of the Moon grows thinner as darkness propagates through a night sky now deprived of
moonlight. If you're away from city lights, the Milky Way becomes bright and beautiful as the total phase begins. It's quite a
remarkable sight.
The Star Trail Technique
Perhaps the simplest way to photograph an eclipse is to use the "star trail" method. You'll need a tripod and a camera which
accepts a cable release allowing you to make time exposures on the bulb setting. A 50mm lens works fine but a wide angle lens
(35mm or 28mm) is a better choice for this technique. Choose a moderate speed film (e.g.: ISO 100 or 200), and an aperture of f/8
or f/11. As the eclipse begins, place the Moon's image in one corner of your camera's viewfinder. Your camera should be oriented so
that the Moon's image will move across your camera's field during a 2 to 4 hour exposure. This motion is actually caused by Earth's
rotation on its axis. You can figure out the approximate orientation by trying it out on the Moon one or two nights before the eclipse.
Just remember that the Moon rises about one hour later each night. For example, if the eclipse begins at 10 PM, you'll need to run the
test at 9 PM one night before or at 8 PM two nights before the eclipse. Choose one corner of your viewfinder, place the Moon there
and see if it drifts into or out of the frame after several minutes. Select a different corner if the Moon moves the wrong way. If your
tripod allows you to tilt your camera, you can use this capability to frame the Moon so that it will pass through the diagonal of your
camera's viewfinder. A couple of final tips should help. If the eclipse occurs in the early evening, the Moon will be rising and its motion
brings it up and to the right as you face the Moon. If the eclipse occurs during the middle of the night, the Moon's motion is basically
from left to right. If the eclipse occurs during the early morning hours, the Moon is setting and its motion takes it down and to the right.
On eclipse night, load your camera with film, mount it firmly on a tripod and make one last check of your f/number, focus (on infinity)
and shutter speed. At the appointed time, lock open the shutter with your cable release, sit back and enjoy the eclipse! You can close
the shutter in one or two hours, depending on your lens and the time required for the Moon to pass through the camera's field. When
your film is developed, you'll have an picture of the sky with the Moon's image smeared across it. The interesting thing is that the
diameter of the Moon's trail will be a function of the Moon's brightness (i.e. - phase of the eclipse). If your exposure includes part of
totality, the Moon's trail will probably dwindle down to a bright orange or dark red line.
Multiple Exposure Technique
Although the "star trail" technique is easy, it doesn't give you an image of how the eclipse actually appeared. A variation on the "star
trail" formula which produces recognizable images of the Moon is the "multiple exposure" technique. But to use it, your camera must
be capable of taking double or multiple exposures. Check your camera manual to learn if and how you can make multiple exposures
on one frame of film. The camera set up and orientation are exactly the same as in the "star trail" method. The difference here is that
you will take a series of short exposures at various stages of the eclipse with your camera in multiple exposure mode. The resulting
image will contain a series of small Moon images each illustrating a different phase of the eclipse. An essential key to the success of
this method is ensuring that your camera and tripod remain absolutely ridged and do not move throughout the eclipse.
You'll make your first exposure as the eclipse begins and then shoot additional exposures every five to ten minutes. Be consistent
and use the same time interval between every shot. This will produce an aesthetically pleasing string of evenly spaced Moon images
which show the progress of the eclipse. If you've got a digital wristwatch with a count-down timer, here's an ideal time to use it!
Since the Moon's brightness varies during the eclipse, you'll also need to change your exposures as the eclipse proceeds. The
Lunar Eclipse Exposure Guide shown below gives you approximate camera settings for various stages of the eclipse. To use the
guide, begin in the upper left corner by selecting your ISO speed. On the same line, move to the right until you reach your chosen
aperture (say f/5.6 of f/8). Then drop straight down to the phase of the eclipse and read the recommended shutter speed. Note that
the partial phase begins in the row labeled "Umbral Contact". During the partial phases, just estimate the eclipse magnitude or
fraction of the Moon's diameter eclipsed (Mag. = 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75) to determine the recommended exposures. As an example, let's
say you're using ISO 100 at f/5.6. Then the table would recommend a shutter speed of 1/500 as the partial eclipse begins. The
shutter speeds for eclipse magnitudes 0.25, 0.5 and 0.75 would then be 1/250, 1/125 and 1/60, respectively.
You'll note that the exposure guide lists a range of different exposures for totality. For the time being, use the row labeled "Totality:
L=3" to determine your exposure. These values will be explained later. Continue taking exposures using the time interval you've
chosen until the Moon moves outside your camera's field of view. At this point, it's important to make sure you take your camera out
of double exposure mode. Otherwise, your carefully executed eclipse picture will be superimposed on the next picture you take. To
be safe, put the lens cap on your camera and shot two or three frames to verify that the film is again advancing through your camera.
When your film is developed, you'll have one frame that compresses the entire eclipse into one picture with a sequence of tiny Moon's
each reflecting a different phase of the eclipse.
Telephoto Photography
To achieve large images of the Moon, you've got to use a long telephoto lens or a telescope. You'll need a single lens reflex (SLR)
camera with interchangeable lenses. In this case, a lens with a fairly long focal length is desired in order to get as large an image as
possible. A standard 50 mm lens produces an image of the Moon only 0.5 mm across. Switching to a 200 mm telephoto or zoom
lens, the Moon appears 1.8 mm in diameter. This is still quite small but at least the image is recognizable. However, there are a
number of compact 500 mm mirror lenses available in the $100 to $250 price range which yield a lunar image 4.6 mm in diameter.
While this is seams like a respectable size, it still doesn't fill the frame. Adding a 2x tele-converter to a 500 mm lens results in a focal
length of 1000 mm which doubles the Moon's size to 9.2 mm.
Focal lengths in excess of 1000 mm take you into the realm of the super telephoto lens. If you're in the market for such an item, you
might consider a small telescope instead. The main advantage of a telescope is that you can also use it visually with variable power
eyepieces. There are a number of brands and models in the 1000 mm to 2000 mm focal length range, including the Celestron 90 and
the Meade ETX. These instruments are both compact catadioptics in the $400 to $800 price range. The 3 1/2" Questar is renowned
for both its high optical quality and price ($3000 to $4000). These telescopes are available with equatorial fork mounts and electric
clock drives which counteract the Earth's rotation and allow you to automatically track the Sun, Moon and stars. A wealth of
information on commercial telescopes can be obtained from advertisers in magazines like Astronomy or Sky and Telescope. Keep
in mind that a focal length of 2600 mm produces an image of the Moon 23.9 mm in diameter which barely fits the narrow dimension
of the 35 mm format. You can easily calculate the Moon's image size in any lens by dividing it's focal length by 109. The following
table illustrates this point. Although the table is for the Sun, but it is equally applicable to the Moon since they appear the same size
from Earth.
With a telephoto lens or telescope, you can capture various stages of the eclipse using the Lunar Eclipse Exposure Guide as a
starting point for your exposures. Since you're not putting all your exposures on one frame, you have the luxury of bracketing your
exposures. To bracket, make one exposure at the recommended value and then two more at one stop (or shutter speed)
overexposed and one stop underexposed. In most cases, this will ensure that you obtain a well exposed image. To be extra safe, you
might even bracket plus or minus two stops. Weather conditions (fog, haze, thin clouds) may require an additional two or three stops
to achieve a good exposure. Just remember that film is cheap and eclipses don't happen every month!
To capture a good sequence of photos, you'll probably want to take a bracketed series of exposures every ten or fifteen minutes. Just
make sure that you use a large enough tripod to hold you telephoto lens firmly with as little vibration as possible. The major challenge
to lunar eclipse photography comes during totality because there's no way to predict how bright the Moon will appear.
Brightness of Total Lunar Eclipses
During a total eclipse, the Moon's color and brightness can vary enormously. It can take on hues from bright orange, through deep
red, dark brown or even dark grey as it's brilliance ranges from bright to dark to nearly invisible. Although the Moon is cut off from all
direct sunlight while it is in Earth's umbral shadow, the Moon receives indirect sunlight which is refracted through and modified by
Earth's atmosphere. Our atmosphere contains varying amounts of water (clouds, mist, precipitation) and solid particles (dust, organic
debris, volcanic ash). This material filters and attenuates the sunlight before it's refracted into the umbra. For instance, large or
frequent volcanic eruptions dumping huge quantities of ash into the atmosphere are often followed by very dark, brownish red
eclipses for several years. Extensive cloud cover along Earth's limb also tends to darken the eclipse by blocking sunlight.
To successfully photograph the total phase of an eclipse, you have to be able make a reasonable guess as to how bright a particular
eclipse is. Fortunately, a French astronomer named Dajon formulated a simple five point scale for evaluating the visual appearance
and brightness of the Moon during total lunar eclipses. 'L' values for various luminosities are defined as follows:
L = 0 Very dark eclipse.
Moon almost invisible, especially at mid-totality.
L = 1 Dark Eclipse, gray or brownish in coloration.
Details distinguishable only with difficulty.
L = 2 Deep red or rust-colored eclipse.
Very dark central shadow, while outer edge of umbra
is relatively bright.
L = 3 Brick-red eclipse.
Umbral shadow usually has a bright or yellow rim.
L = 4 Very bright copper-red or orange eclipse.
Umbral shadow has a bluish, very bright rim.
The assignment of an 'L' value to lunar eclipses is best done with the naked eye, binoculars or a small telescope during totality. Use
the descriptions above and select the one that best fits the Moon's appearance.
To photograph the Moon in total eclipse, you choose the exposure with the corresponding 'L' value from the Lunar Eclipse
Exposure Guide. Keep in mind that this exposure is only a 'guesstimate.' You should bracket two or three stops over and under the
recommendation. Better yet, if your camera is one of the rare models which has a spot meter, use it to take an actual exposure
reading and bracket from that point!

http://www.mreclipse.com/LEgallery/LEphoto.html


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 Response 256 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 20, 2000 (16:28) * 51 lines 
 
Storm Socks Midwest, East
By The Associated Press
01/20/00
A powerful winter storm that dumped up to 9 inches of snow in the upper
Midwest blustered into the East today, bringing heavy snow, grounding air
traffic and closing schools throughout the region.
Flights up and down the coast were canceled or delayed today as crews
tried to clear runways. Near Washington, about a third of the flights out of
Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport were canceled this
morning.
"Winter has arrived,'' said Tara Hamilton, spokeswoman for the
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
All of the city's public schools were closed,
and the federal government said
non-essential employees could take a paid
vacation day instead of trying to make it to
the office.
Elsewhere in the mid-Atlantic region --
where about 5 inches had fallen by
midmorning -- Delaware Gov. Thomas
Carper canceled his State of the State address, and schools were closed
across Virginia, Maryland and North Carolina. All the affected states
reported numerous fender-benders.
"This is probably really more typical of what a winter should be in North
Carolina than what we've had in the last three years,'' said Ron Humble, a
National Weather Service meteorologist in Raleigh. The storm dropped 1 to
3 inches of snow over much of the state.
New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania also reported many school
closings, as authorities braced for up to 6 inches of snow and possible
gale force winds near the coast by day's end.
The storm had some characteristics of a nor'easter, but was moving along
the coast fast enough that it wasn't expected to have the same impact,
said Kipp Hogan, a National Weather Service meteorologist.
"There'll be some coastal flooding and that sort of thing, but it's not
expected to last long enough to become a real nor'easter,'' Hogan said.
A nor'easter is a winter coastal storm that packs high winds and rain or
snow. Lingering longer than a hurricane, it can bring blizzard conditions
and severe flooding.
On Wednesday, the high winds blew snow and made driving treacherous in
the Midwest. Blizzard conditions that snarled traffic in Iowa were blamed
for three deaths there Wednesday, and Michigan also reported one fatal
accident in the storm.
Byron, Minn., received 9 inches of snow, while lesser amounts fell across
the Midwest and as far south as North Carolina.
Northwest Airlines on Wednesday canceled close to 200 flights at
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport where just over 8 inches of snow
was recorded.
Bitter arctic air from Canada followed the storm into the region. Several
towns in northeastern Minnesota were the coldest spots in the nation
overnight with temperatures sinking to 24 degrees below zero, the National
Weather Service said.


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 Response 257 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 20, 2000 (16:35) * 12 lines 
 
Mystery iceballs claim ``first victim'' in Spain
MADRID, Jan 20 (Reuters) - An elderly Spanish woman has claimed she
was hit by a falling iceball, apparently the first victim of a phenonmenon that
has been puzzling scientists for days, state radio said on Thursday.
Juana Sanchez Sanchez, 70, said she was knocked out briefly by a large,
flying, frozen object that hit her on the shoulder as she walked in a street
near her home in Almeria, southern Spain, the radio said.
A man in Seville escaped injury last week when a four-kilo (nine-pound)
iceball slammed into his car. Scientists are examining a dozen specimens
to establish their origin amid speculation they could be frozen human
excrement jettisoned by high-flying aircraft or debris from comets, an
explanation which some space experts have ruled out.


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 Response 258 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 21, 2000 (17:33) * 9 lines 
 
Anne Hale in SW Australia
Marcia, for your information re strange weather - last night we had a such a
storm, Denis and I were sweeping water from the Laundry, the drains outside
kept blocking, we had water in the garage, the patio, and the bar. I
reckoned there has been at least 3inches - and as I said yesterday it
doesn't rain in Perth in January or at least it didn't used. Interestingly
Beirut also was inundated virtually the same latitude. The thunderstorm is
starting again - 7.00a.m. now so I may have to log off.



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 Response 259 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 21, 2000 (23:28) * 2 lines 
 
You'll not like what I just heard on the news. The first few iceballs were real atmospheric oddities. The rest were home-made iceballs created and planted by "pranksters." The real ones are the ones we concentrate on now.



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 Response 260 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Jan 22, 2000 (19:55) * 3 lines 
 
geez louise!

sorry about all the rain, anne....


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 Response 261 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan 23, 2000 (15:14) * 10 lines 
 
Now we find out The Rest Of The Story as regards Aussie weather from Anne:

A friend of mine was rather peeved with her husband for arranging a fishing expedition as he had promised to help with the Church's air conditioning.
Well she prayed that the weather would be too inclement to go!!!!!!!!
It was far worse for others, knee high water in their houses - down pipes clogged and water pouring in through their ceilings, even a jumbo jet got clogged in the mud at Perth Airport when full of passangers and getting ready for take off - Airport was closed until they
could get it out. Think of the weight!!!!!!
I measured at least 6 inches of rain in our neck of the woods. Thats a lot
of water. It is more normal now although there is a small cyclone some few
hundred miles up the coast and slowly heading our way - that we don't need.



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 Response 262 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Jan 23, 2000 (17:04) * 1 lines 
 
just shows to be careful what you wish for!!


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 Response 263 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan 23, 2000 (17:11) * 1 lines 
 
yup! You just might get what you wished for!


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 Response 264 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan 23, 2000 (20:48) * 38 lines 
 
My very special friend, who used to live in Hilo and wrote so eloquently of seeing the eruption of Kilauea from the sea, now lives in North Carolina. He is enduring the third winter storm of the week. His weather


Winter Storm Warning For The North Central Portion Of Central
North Carolina Expires At 5Pm...
The Winter Storm Warning In Effect For The North Central
Portion Of Central North Carolina Will Expire At 5Pm.
However Areas Of Freezing Drizzle And Freezing Rain Will Continue
Through The Early Evening Hours.
In The Triad Area Including Winston Salem...Greensboro...Burlington
And Asheboro...Freezing Drizzle Will Continue Overnight. Trees And
Powerlines Have Some Ice Accumulation And The Freezing Drizzle
Will Add To This Accumulation. Many Roads...Especially On
Bridges...Overpasses And Secondary Roads Have Some Icy And Slick
Spots.
In The Triangle Area Including Raleigh...Durham...Chapel Hill
And Roanoke Rapids...Areas Of Freezing Rain Will Continue Through
The Evening Hours Tapering Off To Patchy Freezing Drizzle Around
7Pm. Additional Light Icing Could Accumulate On Trees And
Powerlines. This Could Cause Some Small Or Weak Tree Branches To
Break. Also With Temperatures Hovering Around Or Just Below The
Freezing Mark... There Will Be Some Slick Spots On Roads Especially
On Bridges... Overpasses And Secondary Roads.
Motorists Are Urged To Drive With Extreme Caution While Travelling
This Evening. Slow Down And Allow Extra Time To Reach Your
Destination.
During The Overnight Period...Temperatures Across Central North
Carolina Will Fall Below The Freezing Mark Ranging From The Upper
20S In The Triad...Around 30 In The Triangle Area To Near 32
Degrees Across The Sandhills. Thus With These Temperatures...
The Early Morning Commute Monday Morning Could Be Hazardous With
Areas Of Ice On Roads...Especially On Bridges And Overpasses And
Secondary Roads.
Stay Tuned To Noaa Weather Radio Or Your Local Radio Or Tv Station
For The Latest Weather Information.





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 Response 265 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan 24, 2000 (17:50) * 5 lines 
 
Central Atlantic Seaboard where all of the Hurricanes and Nor'easters hit, Updating Doppler Radar Weather






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 Response 266 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 25, 2000 (13:36) * 15 lines 
 
From Warren near Raleigh, NC
MSN 1-25-2000 Snow Storm

Where we are, there is an average of 14" of snow on the ground. There is about 12" in my yard. Some areas East, like Raleigh got all time records over 18", and some counties south of here got over 2 Feet.
It's about 29 - 30 degrees outside, and the roads are paralysed, except with truckers. Those poor guys have to roll whether they want to or not, and I don't want to get tangled up with them in a sliding accident.

Winston-Salem got 2", Charlotte 6". The surprise was South Rock, SC., with 18", in a place they don't get that much in a year! Wilmington, NC,(where they film Dawson's Creek, and used to film some of Matlock) has 8" and Myrtle Beach(!) has 5". They haven't had that much snow on the ocean in the last decade! South Rock is leaving it alone, and waiting to get dug out by SC DoT trucks.

Actual snowfall in Raleigh is about 18-19 inches. This is topping the biggest of the 1900's. Raleigh's record was 17.8" in 1899, and it is gone now. Call it what anyone wants, this storm dumped more snow than the '93 storm that was so bad for all the east coast. Keep an ear on CNN for what happens in New England. This is a Nor-Easter of the first magnitude! [Airports closed] RDU to Boston! Greensboro is clear and open!

[re:Storm hugging the coast] That is why this will be so strong; it will pick up moisture and strength as it goes north and replenish itself. Boston is going to think that God has dumped a planet sized bowl of stuff on them.

[re the house you are in] This a brick house, with storm windows and doors. Only a power outage could hurt us, and we are in a line with the regional hospital, so our power usually comes back relatively quickly, comparatively speaking.




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 Response 267 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 25, 2000 (18:31) * 30 lines 
 
From http://www.weather.com

Storm pushes N. Carolina into state of emergency,
RALEIGH, North Carolina (CNN) -- A near-blizzard clobbered North Carolina Tuesday, burying Raleigh's airport under
a foot and a half of snow and leaving hundreds of thousands without power. Gov. Jim Hunt declared a state of emergency.
The storm extended northward through Virginia, Washington, eastern Pennsylvania, New York and New England, shutting
down airports, schools, workplaces and government offices in the nation's capital.

Hunt said North Carolina, still dealing with the devastating floods left by Hurricane Floyd last fall, had much of its
snow removal and transportation equipment out of position in the state's western mountains, which were spared
the brunt of the storm. "We really have a drastic situation, but we're used to a lot of these here in North Carolina and
we're moving on it strongly," he said. In Raleigh, snowfall was expected to top a single-day record of 17.8 inches set
March 2, 1927, Mayor Paul Cobble said.

"The amount of snow, I think, was a surprise to everybody," said state emergency management spokesman Tom Hegele.
He said the hardest hit area was Piedmont, in the center of the state, and that many roads from Charlotte to Raleigh
along the I-85 corridor were impassable. More than 300,000 people were left without the power throughout the Carolinas.
About 150,000 National Guard troops were called out to help stranded motorists in North Carolina. The troops will also provide
emergency medical services and set up temporary power generators at hospitals.

Carolina Power & Light reported 121,000 customers without power, primarily in the Sandhills area of North Carolina that
includes Southern Pines and Asheboro, and in parts of South Carolina. Charlotte-based Duke Power, which serves two
million customers in North and South Carolina, said 118,000 of its customers were left without power. Both utilities had
deployed crews to clear downed trees and repair damaged power lines, but CP&L said its crews were slowed by strong winds
upstate. "Visibility is very poor," said Sally Ramey, a CP&L spokeswoman. "With wind gusts at 40 miles per hour, it's just
not safe to have somebody up there working on a power line in a bucket truck."
Snowfall of 14 inches was forecast for Virginia and the Washington suburbs, and 18 inches in eastern Pennsylvania.





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 Response 268 of 990: Ginny  (vibrown) * Wed, Jan 26, 2000 (00:52) * 29 lines 
 
Boston wasn't really hit that badly; we got about 5-6 inches where I live. Not record-breaking, but enough to get out of work early. Worcester got more snow, which is typical. The change to rain/sleet is definately more of a problem; I'll probably have to chip my car out in the morning. I'd much rather deal with snow than ice.

Here are the current weather reports for Boston...


From WHDH-TV Boston, http://www.whdh.com
Bay State Walloped by Winter Storm

The snow is piling up in some parts of the Bay State today, while other areas escape with mostly rain. By midday, some communities north and west of Boston were reporting as much as eight inches of snow on the ground. Totals were much lower in southeastern Massachusetts, and it was raining on the Cape and Islands. Governor Cellucci told all non-essential state employees they could go home at 2 p.m. State highway crews struggled to keep up with the snow and ice. Numerous accidents were reported, but most w
re minor in nature. It's been a tough day for anyone trying to get anywhere by air. The big winter storm has closed
airports up and down the East Coast, leaving countless travelers stranded. Massport spokesman Phil Orlandella says about 400 flights have been cancelled at Boston's Logan Airport today. The airport was forced to close shortly before noon, but officials were hoping to get one runway open by mid-afternoon. (AP)


NWS Weather Report for Boston Area, http://www.nws.noaa.gov/er/box/

Cheshire-Eastern Franklin-Eastern Hampden-Eastern Hampshire-Hartford-Hillsborough-Northern Worcester-Northwestern Providence-Southern Worcester-Tolland-Western Essex-Western Franklin-Western Hampden-Western Hampshire-Western Middlesex-Windham-Including the cities of, Blandford, Chesterfield, Fitchburg, Greenfield, Hartford, Keene, Lawrence, Lowell, Manchester, Northampton, Shelburne, Springfield, Stafford, Willimantic,
Woonsocket, Worcester
1005 PM EST Tue Jan 25 2000

A winter storm warning remains in effect overnight

The warning covers much of interior Southern New England north and west of Boston and Providence.

Areas of mixed snow sleet and freezing rain will change to snow, Then taper off after 2 AM. An additional inch or two of snow is possible before daybreak. Total snow accumulations for the storm will be 8 to 12 inches from Hartford and Woonsocket to Worcester and Manchester New Hampshire...With totals of 10 to 15 inches accumulating across the Monadnocks and northwest Massachusetts.

Gusty north winds will cause blowing and drifting of snow through the overnight hours. As cold air is drawn back across the region any wet or slushy roads will freeze, creating travel problems.

If you must travel through tonight, allow extra time to reach your destination. Slow down, and leave extra distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you.



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 Response 269 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb  2, 2000 (20:14) * 1 lines 
 
Ginny?! Dig yourself a hole and see if you see your shadow! We need to hear from you. Are you OK? Do you have power and all that? Sheesh!


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 Response 270 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb  2, 2000 (20:27) * 297 lines 
 
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Response 269 of 270: Marcia (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 26, 2000 (11:32) * 9 lines
I guess Pennsylvania has not gotten much of this storm. Frank in Williamsport reports:
We had only 3 to 4 inches around here, and it took all day to accumulate
that much. It least it's light and fluffy, and VERY white.
I guess that was too far inland. This seems to tbe an entirely coastal experience. Thanks, Ginny, for your great report. I
remember snow scrapers and whacking at the ice sheets to free the windshield wipers. Funny thing - I don't miss it much,
but it is fun to relive old memories by watching you guys cope.
Seriously. please take care and watch out for the idiots who think they can drive as usual with no traction.
I shall go bug Warren for an update on his weather.

Response 270 of 270: Wolf (wolf) * Wed, Jan 26, 2000 (11:36) * 1 lines
we're in for it tonight and tomorrow (highs in the 30's to 40's plus ice and snow)......

Response 271 of 271: Marcia (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 26, 2000 (13:59) * 1 lines
Oh Dear Wolfie...Please keep us updated. I shall plug you into my prayers for safety during this extraordinary winter
weather. *Warm Hawaiian Hugs*

Response 272 of 272: Wolf (wolf) * Wed, Jan 26, 2000 (19:33) * 1 lines
thanks. i really hope it does come down and closes things down (like work)! (isn't that sad?)

Response 273 of 273: Marcia (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 26, 2000 (20:33) * 1 lines
Nope! Not sad! Weather like that unleashes the little kid in each of us and we just wanna go out and play in it or sit by the
fireside and snuggle with the furry and non furry guys we love. *hugs* of anticipation...

Response 273 of 275: Marcia (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 26, 2000 (20:33) * 1 lines
Nope! Not sad! Weather like that unleashes the little kid in each of us and we just wanna go out and play in it or sit by the
fireside and snuggle with the furry and non furry guys we love. *hugs* of anticipation...

Response 274 of 275: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Jan 27, 2000 (08:48) * 7 lines
Rain. Good thing I spread some ryegrass out at the farm last night!
Marati, the new caretaker/cottage dweller has turned out to me the miracle
man. He's building stuff every day and making new spaces for folks. It's awesome, baby!

Response 275 of 275: Wolf (wolf) * Thu, Jan 27, 2000 (09:35) * 1 lines
well, we're shut down! *woohoo*

Response 276 of 276: Marcia (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 27, 2000 (11:22) * 5 lines
It's about time some of your miracles were performed by someone other than you, Terry. I rejoice in your miracle man who
is being so beneficial to you. I have heard such dire things about this 4 year drought you are having in Texas!
Wolfie gets to stay home and play today. Yippee!
I have had no check-ins yet on the weather front from the east coast, but I am sure the storm has moved off into the
Atlantic. Meanwhile there is another coming in from the west. Happy winter!

Response 277 of 280: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Jan 27, 2000 (12:30) * 3 lines
We're getting a good soaker here.

Response 278 of 280: Marcia (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 27, 2000 (19:44) * 2 lines
from what I have heard, you are in the midst of a serious drought...a good soaker is just what
you need - no matter how inconvenient...!

Response 279 of 280: Wolf (wolf) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (08:19) * 1 lines
and we're closed again today although some of the bridges are open.....

Response 280 of 280: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (11:13) * 1 lines
...and another storm is headed for the Carolinas, so I suppose you will be in on that one, too?! Stay warm and safe,
Wolfie!!!

Response 281 of 283: Wolf (wolf) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (11:55) * 3 lines
just got a call from the office....apparantly, there was a liner on the news that we were to go back at noon today BUT, our
boss called and said not to worry about it and stay home. i say good because the roads look terrible. we've got slush and
everything.
i thought there was another storm headed our way behind this one but i haven't heard anything about it.

Response 282 of 283: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (12:34) * 2 lines
Just for Wolfie I post this updating weather map and for Texas, as well...
http://maps.weather.com/images/radar/regions/s_central_rad_300x187.jpg

Response 283 of 283: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (12:36) * 1 lines
Looks like most of your bad weather is past you and headed for Warren who is still housebound in North Carolina.

Response 284 of 289: Wolf (wolf) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (12:38) * 1 lines
those clear skies mean one thing, cold nights!

Response 285 of 289: Ginny (vibrown) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (14:01) * 1 lines
Cold is right! We're having another arctic blast in the Northeast at the moment. Looks like that storm is going to move up
here on Sunday night or Monday morning.

Response 286 of 289: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (14:28) * 0 lines
(scribbled)

Response 287 of 289: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (14:30) * 2 lines
Check it out! http://maps.weather.com/images/radar/regions/northeast_rad_450x284.jpg

Response 288 of 289: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (14:31) * 1 lines
That map updates so you can come back and check it as long as Spring is here and Geo is functioning and the WX
Channel is feeding the map!

Response 289 of 289: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (14:34) * 3 lines
This is the WINTER WEATHER UPDATING RADAR WEATHER MAP
http://maps.weather.com/images/radar/wintrad_450x284.jpg

Response 290 of 291: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (14:37) * 0 lines
(scribbled)

Response 291 of 291: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (14:40) * 4 lines
On the above map,
green is rain; light color to dark is light to heavy intensity
orange is ice
gray to white is snow accumulation

Response 292 of 294: Wolf (wolf) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (17:53) * 1 lines
marcia, i don't know if i accidently hit the wrong button, but the earthquake topic won't let me post (says it's frozen) :( tried
to say that the map is cool!

Response 293 of 294: Karen (KarenR) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (18:10) * 3 lines
I think we have a winner in the all-time weird weather oddity category:
A foot of snow in Jerusalem.

Response 294 of 294: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (18:41) * 3 lines
I guess it is frozen but I did not do it. Will create EARTHQUAKE!!! as soon as I post this.
Karen, if the shepherds are watching their flocks by night out in the open they are crazy over there! Hope Chicago is
above sea level and not too frozen...

Response 295 of 297: Wolf (wolf) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (20:58) * 3 lines
is that rare in Jerusalem?
marcia, maybe i clicked something but there wasn't a thaw button to undo whatever i did. (did i make one for you?)

Response 296 of 297: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (23:08) * 1 lines
No thaw button! Never got one or saw one, either....

Response 297 of 297: Marcia (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 28, 2000 (23:10) * 1 lines
Yup! It just about never snows in the holy land - it is desert so it freezes but does not snow!!!

Response 298 of 298: Marcia (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan 29, 2000 (14:44) * 43 lines
WEATHER FOR THE SUPER BOWL
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Residents in several Southern U.S. states woke up on
Saturday to snow and freezing rain as a rare winter storm swept through the
region, snarling traffic, canceling flights and complicating preparations for
Sunday's Super Bowl game.
The storm, part of an unusual but nasty patch of winter weather blanketing
much of the Deep South, dumped up to a foot and a half of snow in Arkansas,
Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee and coated northern Georgia with
freezing rain. Several weather-related deaths were reported.
``We've been seeing a lot of traffic accidents through the morning hours,'' said
Ken Davis, public information officer with the Georgia Emergency
Management Agency in Atlanta.
``We're telling people not to travel if they don't have to and folks are beginning
to heed our warnings to stay home.''
The storm touched down as thousands of fans prepared to gather in Atlanta's
Georgia Dome to watch the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans play for
the National Football League championship on Sunday.
Although officials in Atlanta have expressed confidence there would not be
any major disruptions for fans arriving at Hartsfield Atlanta International
Airport, at least one major airline was not taking any chances.
Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL.N) canceled a number of its Atlanta-bound flights on
Friday night and said it would likely have ``a similar schedule'' on Saturday
into Atlanta, its main hub.
Many Atlantans were still recovering from a severe ice storm last weekend
that knocked down trees and power lines, leaving more than half a million
people in northern Georgia without electricity.
Although utility companies scrambled to prepare for the worst, officials
reported only minor outages in the state.
Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (SO.N) and one of two major
power companies in northern Georgia, put more than 4,000 workers on active
duty this weekend. The company provides electricity to about 1.8 million
residents in the greater Atlanta region.
The company said it had relocated hundreds of workers throughout Georgia to
cope with potential problems.
Despite fears bad weather could throw a monkey wrench into Atlanta's
carefully laid Super Bowl plans, city officials noted last week's storm had
pushed many visitors to schedule an earlier arrival.
The storm was expected to continue moving eastward into the interior of
North Carolina and other eastern coastal states. North Carolina was battered
this week by a heavy storm that dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Raleigh.
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Response 299 of 299: Marcia (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan 29, 2000 (20:32) * 45 lines
Southern United States Digs Out After Freak Storm
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Residents in several Southern U.S. states woke up on
Saturday to snow and freezing rain as a rare winter storm swept through the
region, snarling traffic, canceling flights and complicating preparations for
Sunday's Super Bowl game.
The storm, part of an unusual but nasty patch of winter weather blanketing
much of the Deep South, dumped up to a foot and a half of snow in Arkansas,
Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee and coated northern Georgia with
freezing rain.
Several weather-related deaths were reported.
``We've been seeing a lot of traffic accidents through the morning hours,'' said
Ken Davis, public information officer with the Georgia Emergency
Management Agency in Atlanta.
``We're telling people not to travel if they don't have to and folks are beginning
to heed our warnings to stay home.''
The storm touched down as thousands of fans prepared to gather in Atlanta's
Georgia Dome to watch the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans play for
the National Football League championship on Sunday.
Although officials in Atlanta have expressed confidence there would not be
any major disruptions for fans arriving at Hartsfield Atlanta International
Airport, at least one major airline was not taking any chances.
Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL.N) canceled a number of its Atlanta-bound flights on
Friday night and said it would likely have ``a similar schedule'' on Saturday
into Atlanta, its main hub.
Many Atlantans were still recovering from a severe ice storm last weekend
that knocked down trees and power lines, leaving more than half a million
people in northern Georgia without electricity.
Although utility companies scrambled to prepare for the worst, officials
reported only minor outages in the state.
Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Co. (SO.N) and one of two major
power companies in northern Georgia, put more than 4,000 workers on active
duty this weekend. The company provides electricity to about 1.8 million
residents in the greater Atlanta region.
The company said it had relocated hundreds of workers throughout Georgia to
cope with potential problems.
Despite fears bad weather could throw a monkey wrench into Atlanta's
carefully laid Super Bowl plans, city officials noted last week's storm had
pushed many visitors to schedule an earlier arrival.
The storm was expected to continue moving eastward into the interior of
North Carolina and other eastern coastal states. North Carolina was battered
this week by a heavy storm that dumped up to 20 inches of snow on Raleigh.

Response 300 of 300: Marcia (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan 30, 2000 (20:18) * 52 lines
Snow, Ice Disrupt Travel, Power in Eastern US
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Reuters) - Freezing rain and snow caused misery from
the Carolinas to Maryland and Pennsylvania on Sunday, knocking out power,
coating roads with ice and putting a damper on Super Bowl parties.
Forecasters issued winter storm warnings as far south as north Georgia as a
weather system that coated Atlanta with a sheet of ice on Saturday moved up
the coast, leaving tens of thousands without power in the Carolinas and
causing some outages in the Washington area.
``It's awful. The weather people so terrified and terrorized the residents that
there's no people on the streets,'' said Bryan Watson, a former National
Hockey League defenseman and owner of Bugsy's Pizza and Sports Bar in
Alexandria, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, D.C.
Tens of thousands of customers lost electric service as a wave of freezing
rain and sleet passed through North Carolina, where utility crews had just
finished repairing power lines downed in last week's snowstorm.
Charlotte-based Duke Power reported about 52,000 customers without power,
and Carolina Power & Light was working to restore power to about 9,500
customers.
``We had just completed all the ones (customers) related with that (previous
storm) at noon, just in time to be ready for this next wave,'' CP&L spokesman
Mike Hughes said.
Last week's snowstorm dumped a record 20.3 inches of snow at the
Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and up to two feet of snow in the
Sandhills region east of Charlotte.
North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt has asked for an estimated $24.4 million in
federal disaster aid for the state, which is still recovering from Hurricane
Floyd's devastating floods last September.
In South Carolina, Gov. Jim Hodges declared a state of emergency on Friday
in anticipation of widespread damage from this weekend's freezing
precipitation.
In Virginia, six to 12 inches of snow was reported along the Blue Ridge
Mountains, and two to four inches of snow were expected around
Washington, D.C., where snow alternated with sleet and freezing rain during
the afternoon.
Hundreds of trucks spread salt on roads in the Washington area and some
schools in Maryland and Virginia districts around the capital announced they
would be closed on Monday.
The three major airports serving Washington continued operating although
Baltimore-Washington International closed both main runways for 90 minutes
for plowing and salting.
Philadelphia International Airport reported a rash of delays and cancellations,
particularly flights serving cities in the South.
Forecasters predicted one to two inches of sleet and snow accumulation in
Southeast Virginia, including Richmond, which could cause significant icing
on roads and power lines.
In Atlanta, conditions were clearing and temperatures rose into the high 30s F
as the St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans prepared to kick off inside the
Georgia Dome.
The storm was forecast to move into the New York area on Monday and
meteorologists said Philadelphia, southern New Jersey and Delaware could
look forward to a potentially treacherous mix of rain and sleet.

Response 301 of 302: Ginny (vibrown) * Mon, Jan 31, 2000 (10:43) * 3 lines
Nice maps, Marcia!
We got a couple inches of wet, sloppy stuff in the Boston area early this morning. We finally have temps above freezing,
so maybe some of the ice from the previous storm will melt...

Response 302 of 302: Marcia (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan 31, 2000 (11:11) * 6 lines
Glad you enjoy those maps! Pretty neat, huh?! I found some for earthquakes which update - only one online so far, but the
rest will be put at Geo 26.
I was wondering if Bahstin would get this mess heading up the east coaat. I guess you are precip-free for this time, but
you're gonna be cold!
All of those pretty icicles hanging on the wire in Virginia and Maryland causing power outages are going to keep us from
hearing about their weather, I think!
I am still waiting for Warren to check in from North Carolina. They got hurricane flooding of mammoth proportions last fall
and now 5 winter storms in 2 or 3 weeks. They must be really tired of eating their Y2K leftover emergancy rations *grin*

Response 304 of 305: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jan 31, 2000 (22:56) * 3 lines
Go to the new site, this one is closing. Use http://www.spring.net . . .

Response 305 of 305: Marcia (MarciaH) * Tue, Feb 1, 2000 (11:23) * 1 lines
Looks familiar! February 1st and all is well on the Spring (what would we do without it?!)

Response 306 of 306: Marcia (MarciaH) * Tue, Feb 1, 2000 (11:26) * 10 lines
Warren wrote from North Carolina:
We got ice,and there are power and phone problems, so everyone is asked to limit their time on the phone or on-line. I'm
here now only because it is late, and
traffic is down.
We're OK. No damages, and thawing out nicely, but others weren't as lucky.
Don't know when I'll be on again, as they want the restictions followed for
another couple of days.
****************************
back to regular programming *smile*



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 Response 271 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb  2, 2000 (20:28) * 2 lines 
 
Reposting updating weather maps:



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 Response 273 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb  2, 2000 (20:33) * 4 lines 
 


This is the WINTER WEATHER UPDATING RADAR WEATHER MAP



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 Response 274 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb  2, 2000 (20:35) * 1 lines 
 
There! I think we are back up to speed with just one or two glitches of my own...


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 Response 275 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (08:32) * 1 lines 
 
Another overcast day in Austin, it's been wet lately.


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 Response 276 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (12:45) * 2 lines 
 
I noticed! Do you tend to flood? Or, does it soak in, like a good rain should?
I also noticed you get a lot of wind and haze with your rain. Can't quite figure why it does not blow the haze away or at least wash it out of the air with all of that going on. But, Texas is a whole nuther world, isn't it?! Thanks for the report.


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 Response 277 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (18:05) * 1 lines 
 
The day turned out to be sunny and warm in the afternoon.


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 Response 278 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  3, 2000 (20:32) * 2 lines 
 
Back to cracks in the ground? Where does your drinking water come from?
(How does it taste?)


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 Response 279 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Fri, Feb  4, 2000 (05:32) * 1 lines 
 
My water comes from a well out in Cedar Creek. It tastes ok. If only Alcoa would stop sucking obscene amounts of water out of the ground. See http://www.bioregion.com for some notes on the Bastrop Country Environmental network and other water issues related to Texas.


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 Response 280 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb  4, 2000 (17:37) * 1 lines 
 
Pretty terrible...and wasteful. My folks' water in Tucson, AZ was so high in selenium they had to drink bottled water. No dissolved baddies in your water in toxic amounts is indeed good news! I should post that in your Bioregion topic in here, huh?!


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 Response 281 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb  4, 2000 (20:57) * 9 lines 
 
From Maggie as reported on the BBC this morning:

Nepal: Wheat crop in Parsu District badly damaged by
freak hailstones weighing half a kilo(over a pound).
eyewitnesses said it sounded like bombs were falling
on their roofs.
(Shades of the ice blocks in Spain that they're still
muttering on about)



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 Response 282 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 11, 2000 (16:34) * 15 lines 
 
From Warren regarding the current Weather in North Carolina, USA
It has been in the sixties for the last two days and in the seventies today,
and there is STILL snow and ice on the ground and in the parking lots!! Our
high today was 71 here, but it will drop into the low 40's to upper 30's
tonight, colder farther north. With the cold front moving in, if the
weather boffins are wrong about how far south it will go, we could have snow
flurries tonight. No accumulation, tho. We want it to rain, however.
Since it takes a foot of snow to equal an inch of rain, we need some rain to
fill the reservoirs. At least the ground water levels are topped off, with
the slow melt of snow seeping deep.



Thanks, luv! *hugs*




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 Response 283 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Mon, Feb 14, 2000 (13:58) * 28 lines 
 
22 Die in Georgia Tornadoes
CAMILLA, Ga. (AP) -- Tornadoes slashed through southwest
Georgia early today, killing at least 22 people and injuring more than
100.
The Mitchell County town of Camilla appeared to be hardest hit, with
a tornado cutting a five-mile path through a housing development
south of town.
"It's like somebody took a bulldozer and leveled it,'' volunteer
firefighter Mikie Newsome said. He and his father had watched a
large dark funnel cloud dip down about three miles from their house
near Camilla, about 200 miles south of Atlanta.
"All you heard was a roar,
woo-woo-woo,'' said Johnny Jones,
whose mobile home south of Camilla
was lifted up and thrown on its side.
He said he freed his 14-year-old son,
who was pinned under a washing
machine, and they crawled out a
window.
Newsome estimated that 50 to 60
homes were demolished, 90 percent
of them mobile homes. Aerial photos showed the entire
neighborhood was flattened.
Fourteen people died in Mitchell County, said Liz McQueen, a Red
Cross representative working at a temporary morgue in Camilla.
Seven were confirmed dead in Grady County and one in Colquitt
County.



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 Response 284 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Mon, Feb 14, 2000 (14:59) * 1 lines 
 
Awsome - heard it on the news just recently.


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 Response 285 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Mon, Feb 14, 2000 (15:35) * 1 lines 
 
Anyone from near there in here? Wolfie, are you alright?


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 Response 286 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb 16, 2000 (19:37) * 2 lines 
 
Anne Hale informs me that the latest cyclone off the Western Coast of Australia is Cyclone Marcia. I suggested she send it back from whence it came *grin*
Fingers crossed, Anne!


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 Response 287 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Wed, Feb 16, 2000 (20:49) * 1 lines 
 
Added to that Marcia - the 'dead heart' of Australia is a desert no more - they are flooded out and tourists have been stranded for days. We had over 4 inches of rain over a day in January - unheard of in Perth, humidity and horrible temps mostly over 85f. But I will try and blow it away!!


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 Response 288 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb 16, 2000 (22:41) * 1 lines 
 
...or Marcia shall...Some times you need a good gale to clear things out!


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 Response 289 of 990: Cyclone  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (18:47) * 1 lines 
 
Anne reports that Marcia blew herself out and is now a tropical depression. She know all about that...Thanks, Anne!


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 Response 290 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (21:34) * 2 lines 
 
I found two more updating weather maps for your enjoyment:



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For both, this is the color index:



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 Response 293 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 18, 2000 (21:43) * 1 lines 
 
<----warmer colder---->


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 Response 294 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Sat, Feb 19, 2000 (00:26) * 9 lines 
 
Checking in as requested! :-)

Yes, things are ugly here. We haven't had that much snow where I live, but it's the worse kind. Ultra heavy wet stuff looking for potential coronary victims. I shoveled this morning (couldn't sweep it off the stairs...and I have a lot of stairs), then Jeff shoveled earlier this evening. But there's been more. Tomorrow is another day.

Driving was awful because the side streets don't get plowed. Unfortunately, you can't always stick to main thoroughfares. Then there were those smug 4WDers. Argh, I've got ZWD. ;-)

Saw the forecast and temps will be rising. Stuff should melt soon enough.

Thanks for your concern, but next to last year, this is just another winter day.


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 Response 295 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Sat, Feb 19, 2000 (00:30) * 3 lines 
 
Oh yeah, the airports got closed because the winds were bad and there was no visibility (I'm guessing)..

ZWD=zero wheel drive


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 Response 296 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Sat, Feb 19, 2000 (12:17) * 3 lines 
 
Thanks, Karen. I thought about you a lot over night with all of the news stories about the airports being closed from here to there and you can't get there from here stuff. Watch that heart, Sweetie. You are not replaceable and kids get coronaries, too.

Here we sit on a warm sunny day with an AWD in the garage (AWD=All Wheel Drive). Wish I could lend it to you for the duration!


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 Response 297 of 990: Ginny  (vibrown) * Sat, Feb 19, 2000 (23:17) * 3 lines 
 
Boston got about 8-12 inches of heavy, wet snow from Friday to Saturday. The most we've had all winter, but not record-breaking. (The weather-folks have called it a "winter storm", not a "blizzard".) It was enough to cause some backaches and heart-attacks, though.

Logan was still backed up, according to the news at 11. Glad I wasn't planning to go anywhere. (Planning a big vacation in Feb. is always a crap shoot around here.)


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 Response 298 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Sun, Feb 20, 2000 (02:17) * 1 lines 
 
You in Boston and Karen in Chicago got the brunt of the soggy snow. Just let the little kids shovel it. Yup...excuse to play on the computer and fill in gaps on Geo for me this weekend (I am celebrating your snow-in, too!)


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 Response 299 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Sun, Feb 20, 2000 (16:05) * 3 lines 
 
Snow is melting as I type. Unfortunately, I did have to shovel (even while knowing it would start melting the next day...rising temps here) in order to get in and out of the house. The stairs would've been impossible.

No coronaries, but my quads are killing me. Am trying to avoid going "down" any stairs as much as possible, which is tough as I have a duplex. :-(


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 Response 300 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Sun, Feb 20, 2000 (16:21) * 1 lines 
 
Please tell me your stairs are indoors from the second floor...! Get yourself a little sled and skim your way down. Haven't quite figured out how you are going to get back upstairs again, though...*sigh* Didja make any snow angels for me?


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 Response 301 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Sun, Feb 20, 2000 (16:30) * 0 lines 
 


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 Response 302 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Sun, Feb 20, 2000 (16:43) * 5 lines 
 
I have circular stairs (inside) going up to the third floor, which is the only renovated part of my unit. v. painful today.

Around the corner I noticed a few buildings where people hadn't cleaned off their stairs. No way, I'd set one foot on those.

BTW, if I tried to sled my down the front stairs, I'd go right into one of those infernal parkway trees that we've discussed on a non-eco topic before. ;-) Concussion city. Or I'd land in the street and get hit by a car.


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 Response 303 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Sun, Feb 20, 2000 (16:45) * 1 lines 
 
*sigh* posted pearls of oysters rather than pearls of weather wisdom. Sorry!


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 Response 304 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Sun, Feb 20, 2000 (16:47) * 1 lines 
 
scratch the sled idea. What's fun is when those snow-heaped steps do not melt clean and refreeze in the night. You have to end up chipping the stuff off and the brick / stonework with it. Stupid! Love the though of your spiral staircase. Shall we see you starring in Vertigo any time soon?!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 305 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sun, Feb 20, 2000 (17:13) * 1 lines 
 
Just heard on BBC World service that a tropical cyclone is heading towards Mozambique to add to the misery following recent severe flooding.


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 Response 306 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Sun, Feb 20, 2000 (17:26) * 1 lines 
 
Gotta go check the latest africa updating weather map I posted yesterday. Thanks, Maggie!


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 Response 307 of 990: Alexander  (aschuth) * Mon, Feb 21, 2000 (17:13) * 1 lines 
 
Our winter was unusually mild. Need not be the greenhouse hop, nor the Nino mambo, just the solar cycle of 11 years, I guess.


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 Response 308 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Mon, Feb 21, 2000 (18:01) * 1 lines 
 
I think you are right about that. This new jargon of el Niño and La Niña are just new manifestations of the old eleven-year solar cycle. Anyone who is interested in short wave radio or Ham radio is well aware of this. We are just climbing out of one of the longest and lowest solar flux since records were kept. Other times, mini ice ages happened as when the Thames froze over and they ice skated on it. Amazing!


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 Response 309 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Tue, Feb 22, 2000 (19:22) * 20 lines 
 
Austinites, please check in with us in the morning and let us know what your night was like - weather-wise, of course *grin*

Forecast for Austin, TX
400 pm CST tue feb 22 2000
.Tonight...A 70 percent chance of thunderstorms...some possibly
severe before the evening is over. Low in the lower 50s. Winds
stronger and gusty in and near thunderstorms...then becoming west and
northwest and diminishing to 10 mph early morning.
.Wednesday...Mostly sunny skies with the high in the mid 70s. West
winds 10 to 15 mph.
.Wednesday night...Mostly clear. Low in the upper 40s.
.Thursday...Mostly sunny and breezy with the high in the mid 70s.
.Extended forecast...
.Thursday night...increasing cloudiness. Lows near 60.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers or thunderstorms.
Highs in the 70s to near 80.
.Saturday...Mostly clear. Lows in the 50s. Highs in the 70s.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows in the 50s. Highs in the 70s.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 310 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Tue, Feb 22, 2000 (23:39) * 7 lines 
 
Ricky Williams got arrested
and thrown in jail
for changing lanes without signaling
on Mopac
in his hummer.

thus joing the Matthew Mcconaughey Hall of Shame.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 311 of 990: World Builder  (MarciaH) * Tue, Feb 22, 2000 (23:48) * 1 lines 
 
At least he was not cracking open someone else's head with a hockey stick! We gotta do something. Guess your weather is not too terrible - but in a hummer, what is terrible weather?!


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 Response 312 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Wed, Feb 23, 2000 (00:13) * 1 lines 
 
Do you know what a hummer is, Marcia?


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 Response 313 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb 23, 2000 (11:50) * 1 lines 
 
Yup! An outrageously expensive and Ugly (with a capital U) vehicle which was origianlly created for the military. They run convoys through Hilo from the Pohakuloa Military Training Area in the saddle between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa and they always have Hummers included in various shapes and forms. I think it is about the only vehicle I would ever feel truly safe in on the southern California freeways!


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 Response 314 of 990: Ginny  (vibrown) * Wed, Feb 23, 2000 (14:17) * 1 lines 
 
I never liked hockey before, but after watching the news last night, I like it even less. I hope they throw that idiot off the Bruins and out of the NHL!


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 Response 315 of 990: Ginny  (vibrown) * Wed, Feb 23, 2000 (14:18) * 1 lines 
 
By the way, the lava buttons look great! Really hot!! :-)


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 Response 316 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb 23, 2000 (14:30) * 1 lines 
 
Geo conference again looks as we created it on July 10th. I added the buttons (which had ugly white frames around them and which took me some time to find a program to remove them after the brilliant programming magician had done one and made the rest look even worse...) some time later when I could not get the buttons I wanted ( which ended up as the default buttons and which have my heart.) You think I should leave the lava-pool buttons up or only during winter? Guess I'll change the link color if I'm gonna leave the lava buttons up...*sigh*


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 Response 317 of 990: Ginny  (vibrown) * Wed, Feb 23, 2000 (15:06) * 1 lines 
 
I think the lava-pool buttons are very appropriate for this conference; seems kind of nice for each conference to develop it's own look. By all means, do what you think best!


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 Response 318 of 990: Ginny  (vibrown) * Wed, Feb 23, 2000 (15:07) * 1 lines 
 
I guess you did change the link color! I now see blue instead of green! Very nice! (Blue is my favorite color.. :-)


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 Response 319 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb 23, 2000 (15:12) * 1 lines 
 
I am playing with it as we speak. I wanted some sort of royal-to-navy blue but it just is plain boring where it is not emboldened. So, I tried brown - ucky. Red was worse. The forest green I used over Christmas and Thanksgiving. I really like it, but the blue is better. This is indigo and I think I need something more blue than purple. Off I go to fiddle behind the scenes again.


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 Response 320 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Feb 23, 2000 (15:23) * 1 lines 
 
Guess there is no darker blue which is not on the purplish side. I really wanted a deep bluish green, but the ones on the hex color chart are electric bluein that part of the spectrum...*sigh*


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 Response 321 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Feb 24, 2000 (16:42) * 1 lines 
 
Love the lava-look buttons, no doubt Pele would approve.


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 Response 322 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb 24, 2000 (17:26) * 1 lines 
 
Thank you. It took some real intelligence and hard work on the part of a few very special people to make Geo look like this. (and I did find Navy blue!) I truly appreciate their efforts and your comments. *grin* Pele must like it - she has not paved over my computer yet with a fresh lava flow, which is the modus operandi of the Goddess when mortals do things with her property she does not like.


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 Response 323 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb 24, 2000 (18:54) * 3 lines 
 
From AnneH in Australia:

Most of the Northern Territory, the top end of Western Australia, a third of Queensland and the North Western part of New South Wales are under feet of water. All have been declared disaster areas. Movement is by boat or helicopter and people are being rescued everywhere. The phenomenon is called "the wet" this is far worse than usual and stock, i.e. cattle, horses and sheep are drowning in their thousands. As for the wild life you can see then running for their lives to higher ground.


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 Response 324 of 990: Gi  (patas) * Fri, Feb 25, 2000 (14:12) * 3 lines 
 
Is it because we care for individuals who live in such different places that natural disasters seem to be more so nowadays?
When it is not an earthquake in Hawaii it's a hurricane in Florida, the Wet in Australia, ecc...
I hope all is well with AnneH, CatheyP, Maureen and our other Spring friends in Australia.


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 Response 325 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Feb 25, 2000 (14:33) * 1 lines 
 
The world has become a very small sphere, thanks to the Internet and easy access to travel. Who'd have thought some of my dearest friends would live in places like Portugal, England and Australia (not to mention Austin, Home of The Spring)?! We need them to check in from time to time...Anne surely will keep us current on Weather because she is also interested in it. As soon as the mother board is replaced on her new computer, we have hopes that she will be able to post her own weather. Earth is a dynamic place, constantly subject to pull from the moon and sun (pulling us out of round) making us oblate (squashed at the poles) from spinning at 100,000 MPH ( 160,390KM ), and all that movement on our own - mountains erupting, plates sliding and colliding - we are a very busy place!!! It is a wonder we hold together at all.


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 Response 326 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sat, Feb 26, 2000 (05:25) * 114 lines 
 
Latest news on African floods received today from the United Nations:

Southern Africa was battered by torrential rains and high winds this week as
cyclone Eline moved across Mozambique and into Botswana, Zimbabwe and
southern Zambia, causing extensive damage and leaving hundreds of thousands
of people displaced.

Mozambique launched an international appeal to cope with extensive flooding,
Zimbabwe declared a state of emergency and will launch its own appeal next
week, while officials in Botswana's National Disaster Management Authority
told IRIN on Friday that care for the displaced was being hampered by a
shortage of tents throughout the effected region.

FLOODS-MOZAMBIQUE: Appeal for international help

The Mozambican government and UN agencies launched a joint international
appeal on Wednesday for US $65 million to repair damaged infrastructure and
carry out humanitarian operations following two weeks of floods that have
left at least 70 people dead and 300,000 in urgent need of assistance.

The government said several main roads, including connections with
neighbouring South Africa and Swaziland were severely affected. "The
national road that connects the capital, Maputo, with the rest of the
country has been cut at several places, and embankments and bridges have
been washed away," a government statement said.

The country's railway and electricity networks, added the appeal, have also
been devastated and need urgent repairs. The Ressano Garcia line to South
Africa, the Goba line that goes through Swaziland to South Africa, and the
Limpopo line to Zimbabwe have all been damaged.

For a detailed report see:
http://www.reliefweb.int/IRIN/sa/countrystories/mozambique/20000224.htm

FLOODS-MOZAMBIQUE: Floods threat to food security

More than 70,000 hectares of land and a substantial amount of livestock have
been destroyed in the floods that have devastated Mozambique over the last
two weeks, humanitarian agencies told IRIN on Wednesday. The risk of an
outbreak of water-borne diseases such as cholera and malaria as well as
meningitis has also increased.

For detailed reports see:
http://www.reliefweb.int/IRIN/sa/countrystories/mozambique/20000223.htm
and: http://www.reliefweb.int/IRIN/sa/countrystories/mozambique/20000222.htm


FLOODS-ZIMBABWE: State of emergency declared

Zimbabwe declared a state of emergency on Thursday as torrential rains and
flooding affected an estimated 250,000 people in four of the country's eight
provinces this week.

Sibusisiwe Ndhlovu, the deputy director of Zimbabwe's Civil Protection Unit
told IRIN on Friday the effects were "the worst we have seen" and the damage
to infrastructure in the south and east of the country could "run into
billions" of Zimbabwe dollars. She said Zimbabwe was preparing an
international appeal over the disaster.

Ndhlovu said the main problem at the moment was accessibility to people
marooned by flood waters. "We are trying to rescue and provide shelter to a
number of communities. There is a problem of foodstuffs, logistics, and
telephones are down." The official 'Herald' newspaper reported on Friday
that at least 12 people have died.

For a detailed report see:
http://www.reliefweb.int/IRIN/sa/countrystories/zimbabwe/20000225.htm

FLOODS-SOUTH AFRICA: Northern Province battered

At least 50 people have been killed and more than 80,000 left homeless in
South Africa's Northern Province since heavy rains started more than two
weeks ago, government officials told IRIN on Friday.

Sam Hlungwane, of the Local Government and Housing department, said many
roads in the province's northern region have been washed away while power
lines and bridges have collapsed. "All the rivers have been flooded after
the dams started overflowing," Hlungwane told IRIN. He added that five
regions in the province were affected by the floods. "The rains were heavier
this week following the Eline cyclone that cut off whole communities in the
Bushbuckridge area, situated east of the province on the way to Mozambique."

For a detailed report see:
http://www.reliefweb.int/IRIN/sa/countrystories/southafrica/20000225.htm

FLOODS-BOTSWANA: North and northeast affected

President Festus Mogae put Botswana on full alert as Eline, downgraded to a
tropical depression, approached the country still struggling to come to
grips with last week's heavy rains. The National Disaster Management
Authority told IRIN on Friday the storms hit the north and northeast of the
country but their full effect were felt in Zimbabwe and southern Zambia.

FLOODS-SOUTHERN AFRICA: New cyclone in Indian Ocean

More rain is expected over much of Southern Africa in the next few days, but
was likely to taper off towards the end of next week, a researcher from the
Climatology Research Group at the University of the Witwatersrand in
Johannesburg told IRIN on Friday.

She said that a new cyclone, Felicia, was currently in the Indian Ocean
around Madagascar and Mauritius, but might not hit the Mozambican coast as
cyclone Eline did this week with devastating results. If Felicia does move
towards Mozambique, it was "likely to weaken down quite a bit, not resulting
in severe rain in southern Africa".

The researcher said that contrary to the current perception the region is
experiencing unusually heavy rainfall, these are "pretty much normal weather
patterns for this time of year". The difference, she said, was the
"sequencing", with storm fronts following one after the other resulting in
"extreme rainfall" over large parts of the region. She added that, according
to the research group, the recent torrential rains "had nothing to do with
changing global weather patterns".



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 327 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Feb 26, 2000 (11:23) * 1 lines 
 
I noted more articles on Mozambique yesterday when I got home from Softball (we won both games!), but was too tired to post them. Thanks, Maggie. Those thirsty monkeys should move to Mozambique!


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 Response 328 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar  1, 2000 (11:14) * 17 lines 
 

VOLCANIC ASH CLOUD HEADING FOR BRITAIN

An ash cloud from a volcano is expected over
the UK within hours, experts are warning.

The Meteorological Office has issued warnings
to aircraft about the ash which was blasted
into the atmosphere by Mount Hekla, near
Keflavik in south-west Iceland.

The volcano's main eruption sent the bulk of
the ash towards northern Norway, but a thin
ash cloud is being blown across the North
Atlantic towards the UK at between 10 and
15,000ft.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 329 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Thu, Mar  2, 2000 (02:13) * 1 lines 
 
Thought we may have seen some atmospheric disturbance last night - colour of moon etc. But nothing visible from my area. They say air quality won't be affected.


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 Response 330 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar  2, 2000 (11:22) * 1 lines 
 
I was hoping you would get some spectacular sunsets. At least you won't have to breathe it. I wonder where it will settle out of the atmosphere. There is nothing quite like lava grit down your neck!


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 Response 331 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Thu, Mar  2, 2000 (13:17) * 1 lines 
 
It should be well into mainland Europe by now. I think they said 10-15,000 feet passing us. I wonder if there's an air traffic problem. I think the cloud level is too heavy and low just now for us to get a good sunset. We had large hail stones yesterday which covered my garden and the road, probably a quarter inch square and very white.


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 Response 332 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar  2, 2000 (13:29) * 12 lines 
 
Oh my! Hailstones mean spring is coming. That is the up side of an otherwise messy and destructive form of precipitation! There is a place on the Weather Channel http://www.weather.com where you can check thngs like aircraft advisories and such.

Texas is having severe weather. I never even knew Texas had weather before. Now, I worry about every off-looking cloud shows up over the state.

High winds and hail pound TX
Heavy hail and high
winds create hail drifts
in Texas, stranding
motorists, while gusts
blow down power
lines and trees.




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 Response 333 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Thu, Mar  2, 2000 (15:56) * 1 lines 
 
I remeber wierd weather when I was there two years ago. At least it was wierd to us visitors. Scraping ice of the car in the mornings, and stripping down to Summer clothes in the same afternoon, heavy winds, and then nothing.


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 Response 334 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar  2, 2000 (16:35) * 1 lines 
 
YOU were in Texas? Wow!!! I'm so envious! Is is wonderful? (stupid question)


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 Response 335 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Thu, Mar  2, 2000 (17:18) * 1 lines 
 
I was working!!!! We had five days of meetings. But - we did see where Kennedy was shot and the herd of bronze cattle (plus cowboys) in the centre of town. We also ate out - a lot (which we don't at home in UK). Driving was wierd, found the traffic light regulations difficult. We couldn't believe people didn't walk anywhere. We tried to walk to the local shops on our first day, and got some really wierd stares. We found out later from our host that you only walk (in their neighbourhood) if you're exercising (i.e. in full sports gear so people know you are). I did enjoy shopping, but never did understand how to add State tax on to prices. I liked seeing houses go by on the backs of lorries, and saw at least one I'd like in a take away lot. Shop assistants seemed to have real problem with my English accent and I had to get rescued a few times. MMm I had a good time.


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 Response 336 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar  2, 2000 (18:11) * 1 lines 
 
LOL!!! Texas is a whole nuther world...I guess you found that out. They think you are hard to understand?! Likew THEY don't have an accent you can cut with a knife. How funny! You could understand Terry, though. Too bad you missed his voice-over the other night. It was wonderful to hear him like he was in the room with me. He has a voice which is well-modulated and he enunciates clearly and speaks at just the right speed for clarity without seeming hurried or too slow. He was raised in the mid-west, so that is not precisely a Texas accent with which he speaks, but it does have overtones. I have become a huge fan...!


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 Response 337 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar  2, 2000 (18:14) * 1 lines 
 
Am trying to imagine an accent from a Southern Gentleman - Texas mix...I just might really be in trouble with that one...*sigh*


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 Response 338 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Fri, Mar  3, 2000 (14:16) * 1 lines 
 
The guy we stayed with NEVER took his hat off - oh except in church, and then he held it. (security blanket?) *lol*


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 Response 339 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar  3, 2000 (17:17) * 2 lines 
 
Did he sleep with his boots on, as well? One never knows about these things!
That is really funny!


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 Response 340 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Sat, Mar  4, 2000 (03:35) * 1 lines 
 
I know a guy like that, a local cinematographer who started wearing cowboy hats and now can't stop.


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 Response 341 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sat, Mar  4, 2000 (06:50) * 1 lines 
 
I guess it's addictive. *lol*


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 Response 342 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Mar  4, 2000 (12:21) * 2 lines 
 
Maybe it makes one's hair fall out and he cannot take off his hat out of vanity? I never have gotten used to wearing a hat in the heat. Especially indoors...
Gotta be addictive and comes with the water, though I have never seen Terry wearing one...


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 Response 343 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar  5, 2000 (22:23) * 15 lines 
 
Space Science News for March 5, 2000
Residents of Canada and the northern United States should be on the alert
for aurora borealis during the night of March 5 and morning of March 6.
The best time to view aurorae is usually around local midnight. Tonight's
new moon will make even faint activity easy to see.
Early on March 5, 2000, the interplanetary magnetic field in the vicinity
of Earth developed a significant southward-directed component. This
condition often means that solar wind plasma can penetrate Earth's
magnetosphere and trigger auroral activity. Data from NOAA's polar
orbiting meteorological satellites late on March 5 show an expanded auroral
oval. If this high level of activity continues, auroral displays could be
visible as far south as the Great Lakes states and in New England.
For continuing coverage of aurora and all forms of space weather, please
visit http://www.SpaceWeather.com



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 344 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (00:18) * 1 lines 
 
Midnight here, but no aurora borealis visible from my back porch. :-( Looks a bit hazy or overcast. Only a miserable possum, which scared me half to death, walking on my back fence. Ugly thing. Not going back out there.


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 Response 345 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (00:20) * 1 lines 
 
Possum??? You live where there is wild life? ! You need an almost inky dark sky (Dark of moon is great for this right now) to see the faint whisps of Aurora


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 Response 346 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (00:21) * 1 lines 
 
If you were a pioneer woman you would catch that sucker and skin'um and cook up a mess of possum like Granny Clampett used to do.


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 Response 347 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (00:23) * 1 lines 
 
Well, heck! Thanks for the resport. Seen: One Possum (U G L Y !)


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 Response 348 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (00:28) * 3 lines 
 
Am glad it was an oppossum. When I first saw it last summer, sitting on my back porch, thought it was a giant rat. My neighbors told me what it was. Every agency in the city has been notified (streets & san, alderman's office, pest control) and no one has come out to deal with it. Where it came from is the big question.

Catch it and skin it like Granny Clampett? ha! Threw a shoe at last summer and it went cowering behind a plant.


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 Response 349 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (00:32) * 1 lines 
 
It likes You ! They're marsupials, you know! Be nice =) Share your veggie scraps and you may end up with many possi? possums?


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 Response 350 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (02:12) * 1 lines 
 
I have seen an Aurora only once in 1947/8 winter - it was particularly cold that year in U.K. and we did indeed see the Northern Lights flickering across the screen - an amazing wave like green in the Northern sky - in those days there were very few street lights in my home town in Southern England and the stars were wonderful in those days. It is something I have never forgotten it was beautiful, strange and even at my young age I believe gave me my first interest in astronomy.


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 Response 351 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (10:30) * 1 lines 
 
I'd love to see them in the far north. They make crackling and booming noises, I've heard tell. All in England are certainly are far enough to see the aurora, BTW, so go out and look at it and report back. My notice was from NASA and usually only covers North American events - but polar is polar. There is also Aurora at the South Pole - Aurora Australis!


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 Response 352 of 990: MarkG  (MarkG) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (11:44) * 1 lines 
 
Too much backglow, I'm afraid - unlikely to see anything unless I drove out to the country and the clouds cleared away - anyway wasn't it last night?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 353 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (12:14) * 1 lines 
 
The solar ejections which cause aruroae arrive over several days. I'll forward any further information get about it, but I am sure if it is visible one night it will be visible it will be so for several days.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 354 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (12:17) * 1 lines 
 
I think our cloud layer will be too heavy - as usual. Still, will look tonight.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 355 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (17:54) * 3 lines 
 
Marcia why are the large powerful ocean storms which sometimes hit Hawaii called "hurricanes"? Shouldn't they be "typhoons"? It should be very logical "hurricanes" in the Atlantic, "typhoons" in the Pacific, and "cyclones" in the Indian Ocean". But no, the news once informed me that a hurricane hit Guam.

Statistically the United States and China are hit by more large tropical ocean storms than any other countries.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 356 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (18:00) * 1 lines 
 
Typhoons originate in the Western Pacific. Hurricanes originate in the Atlantic or Eastern Pacific, It depends on which way it is going where it makes landfall. Hurricanes usually follow the island chain westward and often land on Guam. I think the large ocean distance to Guam and the large land masses available for typhoons keep them from hitting Guam...at least most of the time.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 357 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (18:08) * 1 lines 
 
You noted that there are no stupid questions. Thank you for that. Hurricanes, et. al., is their rotation ever affected by what hemisphere they're in? Will the hemisphere affect whether it's clockwise or counterclockwise?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 358 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (18:32) * 1 lines 
 
Oh yes...they make the cutest curls either side of the equator where they start because they need the warm water to build into such intense storms. The Coriolus effect is directly responsible for the spin!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 359 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (18:34) * 1 lines 
 
As soon as the season begins I will post one with the curls in opposite directions on either side of the Equator. It is so cute. Same with those storms on Jupiter! Absolutely, I believe there are no stupid questions. Not so sure I do not give stupid answers, though, from time to time...*grin*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 360 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (18:41) * 1 lines 
 
There is still data coming in on Hurricane Andrew. There were some very interesting things about that storm. Firstly, it was really small as hurricanes go. However, it did make in strength what it lacked in size, being a very high Category 4 storm. Another interesting thing which was found were pockets of devastation caused by very high velocity winds (about 240-250 mph). Andrew, it seems, had tiny tornadoes impeded in its eyewall. I'd never heard of that before. I was aware that hurricanes could spawn tornadoes, the truly spectacular ones appear as water spouts over the ocean. It would seem that Hurricane Andrew was a very compact compound storm.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 361 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (19:12) * 1 lines 
 
Fascinating stuff! I had never heard of that before. I went through many hurricanes as a child on the East Coast, but never remember tornadoes associated with them. Thanks for the information. Something else I need to check on bye'n'bye when I get a moment. Someone is sure to make a diagram/schematic of what it looked like. Amazing !


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 362 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (20:48) * 1 lines 
 
Cyclone Steve which has formed three times is now I believe dead - it is incredible it travelled right over the whole of Northern Australia and has gone inland near Exmouth just up from Carnarvon - I hope now our weather will not be 102degreesf for the next couple of days. It was extraordinary though - because our meteorologists can stop talking about it. I hope now that is the end of it but one forecaster this morning said it was possible it could go out to sea and reform again - I hope not cause it could then hit Perth.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 363 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (20:53) * 1 lines 
 
102°F (39° C) No wonder your computer did not want to work correctly! That is running a fever outside of your body! National Aspirin time! Cold compresses!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 364 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (20:53) * 1 lines 
 
You mean..Steve could be resurrected ? Go away, Steve!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 365 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (21:10) * 1 lines 
 
Careful thats my sons name!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 366 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  6, 2000 (22:20) * 1 lines 
 
oops....Storm, go away and leave Australia alone! *sorry!*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 367 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar  8, 2000 (11:58) * 13 lines 
 
Space Science News for March 8, 2000
Powerful tidal forces from Jupiter have molded two of the solar system's
most bizarre worlds, fiery Io and icy Europa. Images released this week
reveal new details of tidal action on the two moons. FULL
STORY at
Jupiter's Terrible Tides


CLIMATE NEWS NOTE: Without El Nino to spice up life along the Gulf Coast,
it’s been "a boring year" for thunderstorm watchers, say scientists who
have found an interesting correlation between El Nino and lightning. FULL
STORY at
The Lightning of El Nino




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 368 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar  8, 2000 (22:15) * 11 lines 
 
Does the wind ever shift directly from east to north?

Many people believe the wind never shifts from north to east and
back to the north again without veering around by way of the
south and west.

It is a well-know fact to meteorologists the wind very seldom
veers from the north to the east and then, without further shift,
back from east to north. However, according to the U.S. Weather
Service, such changes can, and often do, occur.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 369 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar  8, 2000 (23:10) * 22 lines 
 
Injuries, Damage As Tornado Strikes Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A tornado swept through part of Milwaukee on
Wednesday, injuring at least 16 people, damaging a commercial area and
lifting some homes off their foundations.
The twister touched down on Milwaukee's far south side, damaging areas
there and in the neighboring community of St. Francis, not far from Mitchell
International Airport.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's office said none of the 16 injuries appeared to
be life-threatening.
Damage, however, appeared to be extensive. Homes were pushed off
foundations and others lost their roofs. Cars were tossed about and a
semi-trailer wound up on its side in an intersection.
The storm damaged a line of shops. Some of the injured were inside a fast
food restaurant at which the window was blown in.
The storm struck at 6:10 p.m. CST (00:10 GMT) following several days of
unusually warm weather across the Midwest that pushed temperatures to
levels that were 30 degrees or more above normal.
The storms occurred along a cold front which was sweeping across the
region, bringing more seasonal late-winter temperatures and even heavy snow
to the Northern Plains.
A 15-square-block area was evacuated due to the possibility that natural gas
leaks and downed power lines might lead to explosions.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 370 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Thu, Mar  9, 2000 (23:14) * 1 lines 
 
Steve has gone inland - very little rain in Perth but oh my further up the coast. It is expected, maybe, to reform in the Great Australian Bight - but this time I think a large depression. It is still hot and horrible here. But we have escaped.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 371 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar 10, 2000 (10:41) * 1 lines 
 
This storm is so strong that it will re-form land features? I AM impressed with this storm. I will look up more about it. That strip of land off of Florida wherein Miami is located was created by a hurricane long ago. I can just as easily be removed! Thanks, Anne.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 372 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar 10, 2000 (20:19) * 10 lines 
 
Aurora Watch, March 10/11, 2000: Residents of northern Europe, Canada,
and the northernmost tier of US states should be on the alert for
possible auroral activity tonight. The interplanetary magnetic field
as monitored by NASA's ACE spacecraft developed a southward-directed
component earlier today. This condition often means that solar wind
plasma can penetrate Earth's magnetosphere and trigger geomagnetic
disturbances. NOAA space environment satellites show an expanded auroral
oval at 2304 UT on March 10. To monitor developments, please visit
http://www.spaceweather.com



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 373 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar 28, 2000 (20:03) * 130 lines 
 
A tornado has touched down in Fort Worth. Much damage and at least one death reported. Please be careful...

Forecast For Dallas-Ft Worth, Tx
325 Pm Cst Tue Mar 28 2000
.Tonight...Thunderstorms Likely...Some Severe And With Heavy Rain.
Low In The Upper 50S. Southeast Wind 10 To 20 Mph Becoming Northeast
By Morning. Chance Of Rain 70 Percent.
.Wednesday...Mostly Cloudy With A 40 Percent Chance Of Showers
Or Thunderstorms. High In The Lower 70S. North Wind 10 To 20 Mph.
.Wednesday Night...Decreasing Clouds And Cool. Low Near 50.
.Thursday...Partly Cloudy. High In The Lower 70S.

.Extended Forecast...
.Thursday Night...Increasing Clouds With A Slight Chance Of Showers
And Thunderstorms. Low In The Mid 40S.
.Friday Through Saturday...Partly Cloudy With A Slight Chance Of
Showers And Thunderstorms. Low Near 50. High In The 70S.
.Sunday...Partly Cloudy. Low In The 50S. High In The 70S.

Tornado warning
640 Pm Cst Tue Mar 28 2000
...This Is A Tornado Emergency For Fort Worth...
The National Weather Service In Fort Worth Has Issued A
* Tornado Warning For...
Tarrant County In North Central Texas

* Until 715 Pm Cst

* At 640 Pm Cst...A Tornado Was Observed By Doppler Radar And Trained
Spotters 5 Miles East Of Fort Worth...Moving East At 20 Mph.

* Persons Along The Interstate 30 Corridor Between Arlington And
Fort Worth Take Cover Immediately!

Lat...Lon 3279 9734 3272 9734 3272 9707 3279 9706

Severe thunderstorm warning
533 Pm Cst Tue Mar 28 2000

The National Weather Service In Fort Worth Has Issued A

* Severe Thunderstorm Warning For...
Tarrant County In North Central Texas

* Until 615 Pm Cst

* At 533 Pm Cst...National Weather Service Doppler Radar Detected A
Severe Thunderstorm 7 Miles West Of Azle...Moving East At 25
Mph.

* Locations In The Warning Include Sansom Park...Saginaw...Lake
Worth...Haslet...Eagle Mountain And Blue Mound

* The Severe Thunderstorm Will Be Near...
Eagle Mountain...Lake Worth Around 550 Pm Cst
Blue Mound Around 600 Pm Cst

Doppler Radar Detected Hail Up To Two Inches In Diameter With This
Severe Thunderstorm.

Lat...Lon 3299 9754 3277 9753 3277 9722 3299 9727

Severe weather statement
705 Pm Cst Tue Mar 28 2000

...A Tornado Warning Continues For Tarrant County Until 715 Pm Cst...

At 700Pm...Doppler Radar Detected A Tornado 5 Miles West Of Arlington
Airport. This Tornado Was North Of I 20 Moving East At 20 Miles Per
Hour. Persons In Arlington Take Cover Now!

Nnnn

Flood warning
643 Pm Cst Tue Mar 28 2000

The National Weather Service In Fort Worth Has Issued A

* Flash Flood Warning For...
Tarrant County In North Central Texas

* Until 945 Pm Cst

* At 643 Pm Cst...Weather Service Doppler Radar Indicated Very
Heavy Rain Over Fort Worth And Northern Tarrant County Moving
Very Slowly East. Another Storm Is Developing In Southeast Parker
County And Will Move Into Tarrant County Through 730 Pm With More
Heavy Rain.

* Avoid Low Lying And Flood Prone Areas.

Lat...Lon 3287 9740 3259 9751 3259 9707 3299 9708

Special weather statement
244 Pm Cst Tue Mar 28 2000

There Is A Moderate Risk Of Severe Thunderstorms Across All Of North
Texas...Mainly Late This Afternoon And This Evening. This Includes
The Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex...Waco...Temple...Sherman...Paris...
And Mineral Wells.

The Main Storm Threats Will Be Very Large Hail...Damaging Winds...And
Heavy Rainfall. There Is A Threat Of A Tornado Or Two During The
Late Afternoon And Early Evening...Mainly Northwest Of An Eastland...
...Mineral Wells...Gainesville Line. The Wind Profile Was Becoming
More Favorable For Supercell Storms Within This Area. A Threat Of A
Few Tornadoes May Spread Further South And East Through Mid-Evening.

Scattered Thunderstorms Were Forming Between Abilene And Vernon At
Mid Afternoon. A Few Of These Storms Will Become Severe As They Move
Into North Central Texas Through 500 Pm...Generally North Of
Interstate 20.

By Evening...Thunderstorms Will Become Widespread...Mainly Across The
Northern Two Thirds Of North Texas. Damaging Wind And Hail Will
Occur In Some Areas. Heavy Rainfall Will Become A Threat...Mainly
In Northern And Eastern Portions Of North Texas. A Flash Flood Watch
Likely Will Be Issued This Afternoon. Emergency Management Officials
And Storm Spotters May Be Activated...Mainly After 400 Pm And Into
The Evening Hours.

For Hazardous Weather/Thunderstorm Outlooks For Adjacent Areas...See
Okcspsokc (Northwestern Texas...Western And Central Oklahoma)...
Okcspstul (Eastern Oklahoma And Northwest Arkansas)...Newspsshv
(Northeast Texas...Northwestern Louisiana...Extreme
Southeastern Oklahoma And Southwestern Arkansas)...Satspshou
(Southeast Texas)...Satspssat (South Central Texas)...And Lbbspssjt
(West Central Texas).




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 374 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar 28, 2000 (20:06) * 1 lines 
 
Can anyone tell me the county in which Austin resides? Please.....


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 375 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (02:59) * 1 lines 
 
Travis! Bastrop is to the East and Blanco County is to the West.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 376 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (14:36) * 6 lines 
 
Thanks, Terry. This morning I heard from a friend who lives in Arlington and works in Dallas. She reported this morning:

Just got here. They have shuttled us in by police escort. We had a tornado here last night. I am scared. I have been scared; this looks like a war zone down here. They shuttled us in. It was amazing. You should see how bad things look. It is really scary. I worried all night. It was frigtening experience.


Thank you, but I much prefer Tsunami and Lava flows.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 377 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (14:39) * 1 lines 
 
I have friends there. haven't heard anything yet.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 378 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (14:43) * 1 lines 
 
Any problems in Austin? I am also concerned about Wolfie as it was heading her direction when last I checked. Scary, indeed! Let us know what you discover when you hear from your friends, Maggie.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 379 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (15:39) * 1 lines 
 
Nope, it's sunny. Getting up to 90 this afternoon. I went for a swim in my pool this morning.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 380 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Mar 29, 2000 (16:00) * 1 lines 
 
You have two extreme season, it seems. What happened to Spring? I am more delighted than I can say that Austin and it Springizens are well and safe *hugs*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 381 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Mar 30, 2000 (18:50) * 13 lines 
 
Ok, everybody sing: "Take me out to the Ball Game...." This just came through
(our game starts in 3 hours)

ULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
100 PM HST THU MAR 30 2000

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD
WATCH EFFECTIVE UNTIL 100 AM HST FRIDAY FOR PERSONS IN THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...

THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 382 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Fri, Mar 31, 2000 (16:12) * 1 lines 
 
I don't know all the words, so I'm humming in some places.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 383 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar 31, 2000 (16:16) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks! It worked because it only sprinkled on the field and no time-outs were needed. However, we lost 7-17 to San Jose State University. We play again this evening, with different results, I hope!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 384 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Sat, Apr  1, 2000 (05:23) * 1 lines 
 
A cyclone in far north queensland is imminent = strange name something like Tessi. Expected to increase from 1 to 2 in the near future


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 385 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Apr  1, 2000 (11:24) * 1 lines 
 
When does your cyclone season end? Or, are you 'lucky' enough to get them year round?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 386 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Sat, Apr  1, 2000 (19:22) * 1 lines 
 
The cyclone season is supposed to end at the end of the big wet - which has been particularly wet this season. It is late ending and affects our weather down here in Perth. We will probably have a dry winter and won't start until end of May.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 387 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Apr  1, 2000 (19:30) * 1 lines 
 
Does it get cold enough to snow in Perth? (How long does it take you to get over expecting July to be HOT and December to be COLD?) Guess Footie is about to supplant cricket for the duration...*sigh*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 388 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr  3, 2000 (00:16) * 19 lines 
 
Cyclone Tessi Crosses Australia's Northeast Coast

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Tropical Cyclone Tessi weakened s it crossed
Australia's northeast coast early on Monday but still brought with it the threat
of flooding inland rains.
Tessi brought down some trees and power lines with wind gusts of up to 81
miles an hour as it crossed the coast south of Ingham, 770 miles north of
Brisbane in the state of Queensland.
Jim Davidson, senior meteorologist at the Queensland Cyclone Warning
Centre, said Tessi was downgraded to a category one cyclone from category
two just before it crossed the coast at about 9:00 a.m.
Australia's far north has barely had time to recover from Cyclone Steve, which
damaged homes and uprooted trees with winds of up to 106 miles when it hit
the resort town of Cairns in late February.
Strong winds associated with Cyclone Tessi were expected to cause more
damage to Australia's sugarcane crop, industry officials said.
Meteorologists are also monitoring a low pressure system near New
Caledonia, which they said has the potential to develop into a cyclone off the
Queensland coast within the next 24 hours.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 389 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr  3, 2000 (14:49) * 5 lines 
 
Sotrm watch updating USA map from http://www.earthwatch.com






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 390 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr  3, 2000 (14:54) * 4 lines 
 
For the most sensational updating weather maps check
http://www.earthwatch.com/SKYWATCH/

I would like to thank the Austin ARES website for pointing me in this direction!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 391 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr  3, 2000 (15:01) * 7 lines 
 
These tropical updating maps will let you watch the hurricanes develop which may be a threat to you and yours...








 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 392 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr  3, 2000 (15:03) * 24 lines 
 
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
850 AM HST MON APR 3 2000

WATERSPOUTS WERE OBSERVED OVER NORTH AND EAST HAWAII...SEVEN MILES
NORTH OF HILO OVER ONAMEA BAY.

IF WATERSPOUTS MOVE ONSHORE THEY CAN PRODUCE DANGEROUS WINDS.

IF YOU CANNOT GET OUT OF THE WAY...MOVE UNDER SOMETHING STURDY
AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN THE OPEN LIE FLAT
FACING THE GROUND WITH YOUR HANDS OVER YOUR HEAD.

CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR WATERSPOUTS TO FORM OVER THE ISLAND
AREA. THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO TERMINATE AROUND 1200 PM
HST.

THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STATEMENT UNLESS CONDITIONS REQUIRE FURTHER
ISSUANCES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV OR RADIO FOR FURTHER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION.

FARRELL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 393 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr  3, 2000 (20:18) * 37 lines 
 
HIGH WIND WARNING NUMBER 1
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A HIGH WIND
WARNING EFFECTIVE UNTIL 400 PM HST FOR...
THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF MAUI...THE SOUTH
SIDE OF THE WEST MAUI MOUNTAINS AND THSLOPES
OF HALEAKALA ON MAUI AND...
THE WAIKOLOA SLOPES OF THE BIG ISLAND FROM WAIMEA TO KAWAIHAI
...INCLUDING WAIKOLOA VILLAGE AND...
A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR STRONG AND GUSTY TRADE WINDS
OVER ALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT WINDS IN EXCESS OF 40 MPH OR GUSTS
IN EXCESS OF 60 MPH ARE OCCURRING. PERSONS IN THE AFFECTED AREAS
SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT PROPERTY. TIE DOWN OR
MOVE LOOSE OBJECTS TO A SHELTERED LOCATION.
SEVERAL TREES HAVE BEEN UPROOTED IN UPCOUNTRY MAUI AND MOTORISTS
ARE LOSING CONTROL OF THEIR VEHICLES IN THE OLOWALU AREA JUST PAST
THE TUNNELS ON THE ROAD TO LAHAINA. ONE VEHICLE HAS OVERTURNED
THIS MORNING IN THIS AREA.
REPORTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH WERE RECEIVED
FROM PAUKA ON THE WAIKOLOA SLOPES OF THE BIG ISLAND.
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE IN THE 35 TO 45 MPH RANGE WITH
GUSTS OVER 60 MPH THROUGH 400 PM HST AND POSSIBLY THROUGH...
TUESDAY OVER THE AFFECTED PORTIONS OF MAUI.
BRISK TRADE WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS ARE FORECAST
TO CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY OVER THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. PERSONS IN
AREAS EXPOSED TO THE STRONG WINDS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT PROPERTY. TIE DOWN LOOSE OBJECTS OR MOVE
THEM TO A SHELTERED LOCATION.
MOST SUSCEPTIBLE AREAS ARE MOUNTAIN RIDGES AND VALLEYS ON THE LEE
SIDE OF THE MOUNTAINS. THE STRONG WINDS ARE BEING CAUSED BY A
LARGE HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM NORTH OF THE ISLANDS.
THE NEXT WARNING ON THIS EVENT WILL BE ISSUED BY 400 PM HST OR
SOONER IF NECESSARY.
FARRELL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 394 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Apr  4, 2000 (19:29) * 19 lines 
 
If it's not one thing out here, it's another...
HIGH WIND WARNING NUMBER 4
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
830 AM HST TUE APR 4 2000
...A HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...
A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS GREATER THAN OF 40
MPH OR GUSTS GREATER THAN 60 MPH ARE OCCURING. TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT PROPERTY..TIE DOWN OR SHELTER LOOSE
OBJECTS. DRIVE WITH EXTRA CARE DUE TO BUFFETING AND POSSIBLE
DOWNED TREES AND POWERLINES.
AN INTENSE 1040MB HIGH NORTH OF THE STATE WILL CONTINUE TO SUSTAIN
VERY STRONG TRADE WINDS OVER THE ISLANDS AGAIN TODAY. SUSCEPTIBLE
AREAS ARE OVER HIGHER ELEVATIONS AND THRU DOWNWIND VALLEYS. THE
HIGH SHOULD BEGIN TO WEAKEN TONIGHT AND SIGNIFICANTLY SO TOMORROW.
THE HIGH WIND WARNING WILL LIKELY LOWER SOMETIME TONIGHT.
THE NEXT ISSUANCE FOR THIS EVENT WILL BE AT 830 PM TONIGHT OR SOONER IF NEEDED.
MATSUDA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 395 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Tue, Apr  4, 2000 (21:25) * 1 lines 
 
We now have cyclone Vaughan off the Queensland coast two days after cyclone Tessi - they have so much rain it is unbelievable. It is a category 2 at present but could increase.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 396 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Apr  4, 2000 (22:02) * 1 lines 
 
Is this the BIGGER Wet? Heavens...when it rains, it really rains!!! Any Ark builders busy at work yet?!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 397 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Apr  4, 2000 (23:15) * 10 lines 
 
Space Weather News for April 4-5, 2000
The interplanetary magnetic field in the vicinity of Earth turned southward
on April 4. This condition often creates a weak point in our planet's
magnetospheric shielding against the solar wind. Geomagnetic activity is
currently high. If active conditions continue, observers in northern
Europe, Canada, Alaska and the northern tier of US states could be in for a
display of aurora borealis around local midnight on April 5 (when April 4
turns into April 5). The Moon is just one day past New, meaning that even
very faint Northern Lights could be visible against tonight's dark skies.
For more information see: http://www.spaceweather.com


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 398 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Apr 16, 2000 (17:26) * 3 lines 
 
Here is an updating central Europe map for you to bookmark. Very Special People are in Italy from time to time, and one is there now. I shall look at this with great frequency.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 399 of 990: MarkG  (MarkG) * Mon, Apr 17, 2000 (03:24) * 1 lines 
 
Excellently useful Marcia! I shall be in the centre of this map next weekend. Your timing is flawless. :-)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 400 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr 17, 2000 (11:56) * 1 lines 
 
Must be the vibes, Mark. Have a pleasant journey and safe return. Now, I will have two gentlemen of great esteem on that little part of this Big Blue Marble. I shall be watching closely, as well.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 401 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr 17, 2000 (23:06) * 3 lines 
 
I should have included this bar with the above weather map




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 402 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr 17, 2000 (23:07) * 1 lines 
 
grey is cold ... deep red is coldest


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 Response 403 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Apr 18, 2000 (19:41) * 12 lines 
 
NASA Science News for April 18, 2000

April's Lyrid Meteor Shower: The oldest known meteor shower peaks
on the morning of April 22. Bright moonlight will reduce the
number of shooting stars that are easy to see, but many meteor
enthusiasts will be watching anyway because it's been over 3 months
since the last major meteor display.
FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast18apr_1m.htm




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 404 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Apr 19, 2000 (18:29) * 4 lines 
 
If this updates it stay, if it does not it will disappear in the morning





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 405 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Apr 19, 2000 (19:55) * 1 lines 
 



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 406 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Thu, Apr 20, 2000 (08:11) * 1 lines 
 
we have just suffered severe cyclone Rosita - category 4-5 Broome damaged - beach devestated - winds at centre 250 k's per hour - tomorrow Alice Springs top temp will be 14degrees c. all due to cyclone - last night Perth suffered thunderstorms not predicted - due to cyclonic weather. Most unusual for this time of year. Perth 9.12p.m. 20th April


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 407 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Thu, Apr 20, 2000 (09:43) * 3 lines 
 
Wow, are you ok? Were you affected personally, Anne?

Where is Broome, which coast?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 408 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Apr 20, 2000 (11:00) * 1 lines 
 
On the NorthWest Coast of Australia is where Broome is located. That is a sizeable distance from Perth, which is the area in which Anne lives. I cannot believe the devastation you have suffered this year from one cyclone after another. Did thid one sneak up on you unaware? Anne, is your roof still intact? How much of that storm reached Perth?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 409 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Thu, Apr 20, 2000 (23:15) * 1 lines 
 
I'm hoping all is well for Anne down under.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 410 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Fri, Apr 21, 2000 (08:02) * 2 lines 
 
We are okay here in Perth - but not in Broome some 1000 ks to the north. It is a tourist area and has been devastated, holiday homes etc. have disappeared, the beach known as Cable beach all but destroyed.
Trees down, light poles, telephone poles etc. all down. It has been an extraordinary year with cyclone Steve re-starting three times and then finishing as a depression in the Bight. Apparently the cyclone season is supposed to stop by 30th April but....... We had heavy rain here in Perth but nothing untoward re wind although we have a cold change, gales etc forcasted for the middle of next week, about a month early. Alice Springs is suffering flooding - two dry river beds are now deeply flooding rivers and much concern is being shown. Roads cut off etc. Again most unusual. Lake Eyre normally a huge salt pan is now a vast inland sea - the rains have filtered down from the North West, North East and from the North. Again most unusual - La Nina I suppose. We really shouldn't complain as we are the dryest continent and any rain is welcome.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 411 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Fri, Apr 21, 2000 (08:14) * 1 lines 
 
Being utter selfish about our troubles in Oz. but will now show my concern re tornadoes in the U.S. I hope all is well with everyone and no one has been hurt.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 412 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Apr 21, 2000 (15:08) * 3 lines 
 
We need you to be utter selfish about it so we can get the details we'd otherwise miss and the immediacy of the damage. Poor Broome!

Anyone in the US mainland who experienced tornadoes yet? I note that there is a tornado watch in the http://www/austin360.com web site. Perhaps I should post that, here, as well.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 413 of 990: terry (sprin5) * Fri, Apr 21, 2000 (17:51) * 1 lines 
 
Nothing here locally. Glad you're ok Anne, I was concerned for your welfare. Has the worst passed now?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 414 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr 24, 2000 (14:40) * 44 lines 
 
GLOBAL WARMING FOUND AT EQUATOR
Macapa -- New evidence of global warming has been found in this
Brazilian city at the mouth of the Amazon River.

Dr. Bruno Clinckerdinck, Professor of Climatology and Auto Repair at
Gomer State University, said evidence of warming is
"incontrovertible".

"There's lots of palm trees and stuff, plus it's always hot and
humid here." Prof. Clinckerdinck, head of an international team of
scientists, has been in Macapa for a month, studying the phenomena
caused by global warming.

"We walk up and down the beach all day, taking air and water
samples. Then we sit under beach umbrellas and analyze the results.
I'm telling you, it's frightening."

The professor then excused himself, mumbling something about "mai
tais" and "nap".

Copyright 2000 Cruddy Enterprises
Blithering Idiot

-=+=-

SCIENTISTS RETRACT GLOBAL WARMING REPORT IN LIGHT OF COLD FRONT

A report validating global warming by a National Academy of Sciences
panel retracted their findings only a few days after it was issued
in light of the current cold front blanketing much of the country.
"Never mind," said one of the researchers who worked on the study.
A skeptic of the report, Professor Marvin Lynch of the University of
Southern North Carolina School of Atmospheric and Animal Husbandry
Sciences, felt vindicated. "I told them to wait just a few more
days before concluding their report because it was going to get
colder than Hillary Clinton on her wedding anniversary, but they
went ahead and rushed it out," he said. The 11 members of the panel
were unavailable for further comment on the report. "They're out
buying winter clothing," said an administrative assistant at the
academy offices.

Breaking News Beyond Repair




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 415 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr 24, 2000 (14:42) * 1 lines 
 
More seriously, Wolfie's home town got pasted with 2-4-inch hail stones yesterday and was a near-miss for a Tornado. I wish she would check in and let us know how she fared. It looked really scary. Guess Texas got some of it, as well, but I do not know anyone in that part of Texas...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 416 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Apr 24, 2000 (23:22) * 1 lines 
 
She did while Spring was frozen. She is fine (aren't you?!) *hugs*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 417 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Apr 25, 2000 (01:32) * 32 lines 
 
While we wait for Wolfie's pix of the black menacing clouds here's some weather news from Ginny's neck of the woods:

Flattening of Radar Antenna Delays Boston Flights
BOSTON (Reuters) - Flight delays and cancellations plagued Boston's Logan
Airport on Sunday after the flattening, apparently by high winds, of a radar
antenna that handled incoming flights, aviation officials said.
A replacement antenna was loaded onto an Air Force C-17 in Oklahoma City
and was expected to arrive at Logan on Sunday, replacing the antenna
knocked over on Saturday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Installing and testing the new antenna were expected to take as long as four
days, snarling plans for travelers returning from April school vacations, airport
officials said. Logan is the nation's ninth busiest airport.
Planes were landing at the rate of about 22 to 28 an hour on Sunday,
compared with an average of 35 to 40 in inclement weather and more than 60
in clear weather, officials said. New England has been soaked by rain in
recent days.
About 210 flights were canceled on Saturday, with 130 others canceled on
Sunday by early afternoon, officials said. Some airlines were diverting flights
to airports in Manchester, New Hampshire, and Providence, Rhode Island.
US Airways Group Inc (U.N) and its US Airways Express and MetroJet
subsidiaries announced late on Sunday that they were canceling selected
flights out of Boston on Monday to minimize the effect of the continuing
outage of the radar system.
US Airways Express regional flights, operated by Allegheny Airlines, Colgan
Air and CommutAir under the US Airways Express brand, were canceled until
5 p.m. (2100 GMT), while Mesa Airlines, another US Airways Express carrier,
would operate a single morning flight from Boston to Washington-Dulles.
US Airways said it was also canceling 10 departures and arrivals at Boston to
and from Baltimore; Charlotte, North Carolina; Buffalo and Atlanta. But US
Airways Shuttle would fly a normal schedule on Monday, servicing airports in
Boston, New York and Washington.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 418 of 990:  (sprin5) * Tue, Apr 25, 2000 (08:10) * 1 lines 
 
Looking for a wolfie check in and update!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 419 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Apr 25, 2000 (13:01) * 1 lines 
 
I think it will not till after work this afternoon...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 420 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Sun, Apr 30, 2000 (06:00) * 1 lines 
 
Sorry I did not reply to your query Terry but have been unindated with relatives over the Easter Period. The weather here in Perth, Western Australia is still very strange - Friday we had winter gales unheard of in April, and it has been wet and horrible ever since. Our bad weather usually occurs between late May and early August - I suppose it must be the La nina effect? Do any of you think so.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 421 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sun, Apr 30, 2000 (06:05) * 1 lines 
 
Hi Anne, we've had really strange weather in the southern England recently too. In the recent week or so we've had snow, large hailstones, Rain, rain and more rain, and bright enough sunshine to go out in shorts!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 422 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Apr 30, 2000 (13:40) * 1 lines 
 
Probably, Anne, but theories are just that. subject to chance to the newest thought on the subject. Do we really know?! Hawaii is still pretty much Hawaii


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 423 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May  1, 2000 (00:21) * 9 lines 
 
NASA Science News for May 1, 2000M

One year ago this week killer tornadoes raged across Oklahoma.
Now, NASA scientists are figuring out how to predict such storms
using lightning data from Earth-orbit.

FULL STORY at http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast01may_1m.htm




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 424 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May  1, 2000 (02:00) * 11 lines 
 
Space Weather News for May 1, 2000

A coronal mass ejection (CME) from a small sunspot group was recorded
by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory on April 30, 2000. If
material from the eruption is heading toward Earth, as animations
of the CME suggest, then the shock wave will probably arrive
late on May 2nd or sometime on May 3rd. Forecasters estimate a
30% chance of active geomagnetic conditions at middle-latitudes
on May 3, 2000.

For more information, please visit http://www.spaceweather.com


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 425 of 990: geospring (sprin5) * Mon, May  1, 2000 (08:24) * 1 lines 
 
We're getting heavy thunderstorms and lightning this morning, it's been going on since at least 3 am, I unplugged all my systems at one point.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 426 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May  1, 2000 (12:24) * 2 lines 
 
I am glad you did unplugged. I trust you also disconnected your antennas from your rigs. A solid-soldered interior is NOT a good thing for a boat anchor!
Guess when it is done tearing up Texas, that storm system will be heading for Wolfie. You guys, be careful, please! None of you are expendable.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 427 of 990: geospring (sprin5) * Mon, May  1, 2000 (14:26) * 1 lines 
 
I didn't but everything survived.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 428 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, May  1, 2000 (14:50) * 1 lines 
 
Good to know. Thanks! The Hams here disconnect the antenna and throw it out the window as far away from the house as they can do easily and in a hurry through a window. Lightning can jump gaps, but you know that!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 429 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Tue, May  2, 2000 (16:06) * 32 lines 
 
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000502/sc/science_tsunamis_1.html
Tuesday May 2 4:45 PM ET
Tsunamis Seen Possible Along U.S. East Coast
By Patrick Rizzo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tsunamis, the sometimes devastating tidal waves produced by undersea earthquakes, volcanoes and landslides, are not normally the kind of geologic activity people on the U.S. eastern seaboard worry about.

But newly-discovered cracks in the continental shelf off the Mid-Atlantic may change that.

Researchers writing in the May issue of the journal Geology said that cracks in the continental shelf off Virginia and North Carolina, if geologically active, could produce landslides that may trigger a tsunami along the heavily populated coast in those states and the lower Chesapeake Bay.

A tsunami could generate two to 20 foot (.06 to 6.1 meter) high waves, equivalent to the storm surge of category three to four, or extensive to extreme, hurricanes.

Hurricane Andrew, a category four storm that hit Florida in 1992, caused over $25 billion in damage, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. In 1998 two strong earthquakes caused a series of tsunamis to hit the north coast of Papua New Guinea, killing 2,500 people.

The researchers, Neal Driscoll of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts, Jeffrey Weissel of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and John Goff of the University of Texas at Austin, discovered the cracks after examining National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration maps of the continental shelf.

Weissel said when he first saw the data, the escarpments ''looked like they could be the headwalls of future large scale submarine landslides.''

He said that he and his colleagues would be leaving from Woods Hole Saturday morning to look for signs of whether the cracks, shaped like a series of tilted roof shingles, are active and likely to trigger a landslide in the future.

``We need to understand whether these crack-like features are active or recently active, in which case we should be concerned,'' Weissel said in a telephone interview.

If they are active and a large chunk of the escarpment were to slump into the deep water off the continental shelf, it would push huge volumes of seawater ahead of it.

Water along the coast would rush in to take its place and the water would then rush back toward land, possibly causing massive flooding in low-lying towns along the coast.

``You could expect a tsunami hitting the coast ... about 20 minutes after the slide,'' Weissel said.

The last major tsunami to strike the Eastern Seaboard was in 1929, when an earthquake triggered a landslide and a tidal wave that killed 51 people on the Grand Banks along the Newfoundland coast.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 430 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, May  2, 2000 (16:58) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks, Maggie. I was hoping you would put this in here where others might see it linked with News. Lotsa relatives there and Autumn lives in the area. This is just an IF scenario...it is not necessarily going to happen. Stay tuned!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 431 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, May  2, 2000 (23:20) * 3 lines 
 
Last week, while the rest of her state and neighboring Texas was getting hammererd by huge hailstones and tornadoes, Wolfie took this image of the distant storm. These cloud formations are known as mamatocumulous... Splendid job and thanks!




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 432 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (03:24) * 1 lines 
 
Oh wow! that's a fantastic photo Wolfie!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 433 of 990: geospring (sprin5) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (04:14) * 1 lines 
 
What a spectacular, mind blowing picture! I'm going to print it on glos


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 434 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (12:18) * 1 lines 
 
I can send you the original which is quite large if you would like to have it to work with.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 435 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May  3, 2000 (13:19) * 19 lines 
 
These GOES satellites are the ones I use to get some of the updating weather maps of the USA

To: Geostationary Satellite Server Users:
NASA Press Release: "The fourth in a series of five of the most
sophisticated weather spacecraft ever built, soared into space
this morning at 3:07 a.m. EDT from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station,
Fla. The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
(GOES)-L spacecraft was carried in space aboard aLockheed Martin Atlas IIA
rocket. Twenty-seven minutes later,
the spacecraft separated from the Centaur stage. At approximately 4:22
a.m., controllers successfully deployed the
outer panel of the solar array, making the spacecraft power positive and
allowing the batteries to charge".

GOES-L will be called GOES-11. More info will be at
http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov and
http://pao.gsfc.nasa.gov/gsfc/earth/goesl/goesl.htm.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 436 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, May 18, 2000 (00:08) * 12 lines 
 
To Be or Not to Be, La Nina?

NASA Science News for May 18, 2000

Just last month, scientists were predicting that current La
Niña conditions would persist, but now data from Earth-orbiting
satellites show that it may be on the decline. Is it too soon
to revise the 2000 hurricane forecast? FULL STORY at
http://spacescience.com/headlines/y2000/ast18may_1m.htm
To Be or Not to Be, La Niña?




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 437 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May 27, 2000 (21:06) * 35 lines 
 
Hurricane season is back. Bookmark this url - it beats wading through the entire topic to get to this excellent map Looks like Arleta has disappeared: http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/read/Geo/14.69

Unplug your computers Terry!

Forecast For Austin, Tx
400 Pm Cdt Sat May 27 2000
.Tonight...Mostly Cloudy With A 50 Percent Chance Of Showers Or
Thunderstorms...Some Possibly Severe Later Tonight. Lows In The
Middle 70S. Southeast Winds 5 To 10 Mph.
.Sunday...Cloudy Morning With A 30 Percent Chance Of Showers Or
Thunderstorms. Partly Cloudy Afternoon. Highs In The Lower 90S.
Variable Winds 5 To 10 Mph.
.Sunday Night...Mostly Clear. Lows In The Lower 70S.
.Memorial Day...Mostly Sunny And Hot. Highs In The Middle 90S.
.Extended Forecast...
.Tuesday Through Thursday...Some Brief Early Morning Clouds...
Otherwise Mostly Clear And Hot. Lows In The 70S. Highs In The
Middle 90S To Near 100.
Special weather statement
734 Pm Cdt Sat May 27 2000
...Thunderstorms Moving Across Northern Hill Country This Evening...
A Line Of Strong Thunderstorms Will Move Across The Northern Hill
Country This Evening. Some Of These Storms May Become Severe And
Capable Of Producing Very Heavy Rain...Deadly Lightning...Strong
Damaging Winds...And Large Hail.
Campers And Persons In The Outdoors Should Take Precautions For The
Storms Later This Evening By Securing Loose Objects...And Having
Safe Shelter Available. Boaters Should Be Ready To Seek Safe Harbor
And Tie Boats Down Securely.
Most Lightning Fatalities And Injuries Occur In Open Fields Or Under
Trees. If Outdoors...Seek Shelter In A Sturdy Building Or Car. Do
Not Take Shelter In Small Sheds...Under Isolated Trees...Or In
Convertible Automobiles.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 438 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May 27, 2000 (21:48) * 51 lines 
 
For Lance - no wonder I have not heard from him...

Forecast For NC
937 Pm Edt Sat May 27 2000
... Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect Until 2 Am...
.Tonight...Showers And Thunderstorms Likely. Some Storms May Be
Severe With Damaging Winds And Large Hail. Low In The Mid 60S.
Southwest Wind Near 10 Mph. Chance Of Rain 60 Percent.
.Sunday... Showers And Thunderstorms. High 75 To 80. West Wind
Around 10 Mph. Chance Of Rain 80 Percent.
.Sunday Night...Showers And Thunderstorms Likely. Low In The Upper
50S. Chance Of Rain 60 Percent.

***If I am lucky I might hear from him for my Birthday but not before, I fear...

For Wolfie who is also unplugged, I hope:
LA
911 Pm Cdt Sat May 27 2000
...Severe Thunderstorm Watch In Effect Until 100 Am Cdt Sunday...
.Tonight...Cloudy With Showers And Thunderstorms Likely. Some Storms
Possibly Severe. Locally Heavy Rain Possible. Low Near 70. Southwest
Wind Near 10 Mph. Chance Of Rain 70 Percent.
.Sunday...Mostly Cloudy In The Morning With A Chance Of Showers And
Thunderstorms. Mostly Sunny During The Afternoon. High Near 90.
West Wind 5 To 10 Mph Becoming North Near 10 Mph. Chance Of Rain 30
Percent.

Severe thunderstorm warning
909 Pm Cdt Sat May 27 2000
* Severe Thunderstorm Warning For...
Bossier Parish In Louisiana
Caddo Parish In Louisiana
* Until 1000 Pm Cdt
* At 909 Pm Cdt...The Shreveport National Weather Service Doppler
Radar Indicated A Line Of Severe Thunderstorms Developing Over The
Area...Moving East At 30 Mph.
This Thunderstorm Will Produce Large Hail And Strong Damaging Winds.
Do Not Remain Outside...This Is A Dangerous Weather Situation.
Repeating...The National Weather Service Has Issued A Severe
Thunderstorm Warning For...
Xxxxx Parish In Louisiana
Xxxxx Parish In Louisiana
Until 1000 Pm Cdt.
Special weather statement
822 Pm Cdt Sat May 27 2000
Thunderstorms Are Rapidly Forming
This Evening. At 820 Pm...Thunderstorms Were Over Northwest
Shreveport And Northern Caddo Parish...Moving Northeast At 30 Mph.
A Thunderstorm Outflow Boundary Moving Southwest Out Of Southwest
Arkansas...



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 439 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, May 27, 2000 (23:29) * 10 lines 
 
Lance checked in with me this evening:

Our problem sprang up unexpected on Thursday and caught the weather weenies totally by surprise. No hail, 1/3 to 1/2 inch of rain, but winds!!!!
Clocked at 82 MPH here in Burlington!
Trees, lines, everything possible. Signs gone, and they blocked the Interstate for hours with downed lines. I sat and watched it blow thru. We are fine, just a couple of downed branches for us. Neighbors on each side lost trees.
Our weenies caught it with about an hour's warning. Didn't do me any good. I slept in until shortly before. I sat down and saw the warning on TV that it was about ten miles away and coming. Got all of one minute of TV when the power went off.
They don't want too much power going too quickly into use and the phone lines getting jammed. You are the only one I'm letting know about this tonight.
Take care and I'll write again when I can.


Thank goodness...I hope Wolfie checks in when she can...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 440 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun  5, 2000 (20:37) * 1 lines 
 
Terry, where are the fatalities in Texas due to flooding? Houston area? Please, not in Austin!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 441 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Tue, Jun  6, 2000 (04:12) * 1 lines 
 
What flooding and fatalities? Not heard about this - or from friends in the area.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 442 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Tue, Jun  6, 2000 (18:09) * 1 lines 
 
No, we haven't had any flooding lately. I've been pretty isolated from news sources the last 2-3 weeks, buried in work.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 443 of 990:  (sprin5) * Tue, Jun  6, 2000 (18:11) * 1 lines 
 
At least no flooding in the Austin area. It's been pretty dry and hot. Only tinges of rain here and there.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 444 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jun  6, 2000 (22:39) * 1 lines 
 
I seem to rememeber it as being in "the Houston Area" which is far to the south of Austin. Still, I worry!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 445 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun  8, 2000 (20:11) * 1 lines 
 
GO OUTSIDE AND LOOK AT THE AURORA TONIGHT!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 446 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jun  9, 2000 (11:25) * 17 lines 
 
June 8-9 Aurora Update

Space Weather News for June 8-9, 2000

Geomagnetic disturbances are finally subsiding after an interplanetary
shock wave struck Earth's magnetosphere around 930 UT on June 8. The event
triggered intense aurora over sparsely-inhabited regions of northern Asia
and the Pacific. However, by nightfall over North America conditions had
quieted. There is still a chance for isolated auroral substorms that might
be visible tonight (June 8-9) at middle latitudes.

The next opportunity for viewing aurora borealis may arrive as soon as June
10, when another solar wind disturbance is expected to reach Earth. For
more information and updates please visit http://www.spaceweather.com

SpaceWeather.com



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 447 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sat, Jun 10, 2000 (02:21) * 1 lines 
 
(Oh drat!!! I was too busy and fogot to look - but there was heavy cloud cover when I looked earlier)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 448 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Sat, Jun 10, 2000 (07:20) * 2 lines 
 
Austin's been getting some flooding and it's been raining solid for the last day or two. And no end in sight. What a change!



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 449 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jun 10, 2000 (14:10) * 1 lines 
 
Is there no moderation in Texas? Your droughts are bigger, your floods deeper...and now there are people I truly care about and am now worried - REALLY worried! Wish there was some way to know if "they" are ok...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 450 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jun 10, 2000 (14:20) * 1 lines 
 
No one saw the aurora that I am in contact with...Pennsylvania was under clouds, Mike fed the mosquitoes for naught, and England had clouds....*sigh* And, I am way too far south...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 451 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jun 10, 2000 (23:24) * 25 lines 
 
Listening to the flood reports on Terry's main page... They did not mention Cedar or Quail creek...does anyone else live near a creek that I should worry about?

Forecast For Austin, Tx - 911 Pm Cdt Sat Jun 10 2000

...Flash Flood Watch In Effect Tonight...

.Tonight...Cloudy With A 50 Percent Chance Of Showers Or
Thunderstorms...Locally Heavy Rainfall And Flooding Possible. Lows
In The Lower 70S. Southeast Winds 5 To 10 Mph.
.Sunday...Continued Cloudy With A 60 Percent Chance Of Showers Or
Thunderstorms...Locally Heavy Rainfall Possible. Highs In The Mid
80S. Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Mph.
.Sunday Night...Cloudy With A 40 Percent Chance Of Showers Or
Thunderstorms. Lows In The Lower 70S.
.Monday...Mostly Cloudy...Becoming Partly Cloudy During The
Afternoon. A 30 Percent Chance Of Showers Or Thunderstorms.
Highs In The Upper 80S.
.Extended Forecast...
.Monday Night...Partly Cloudy. Lows Near 70.
.Tuesday...Mostly Cloudy With A Slight Chance Of Showers Or
Thunderstorms. Highs In The 90S.
.Wednesday And Thursday...Mostly Cloudy With A Chance Of Showers Or
Thunderstorms. Lows In The 70S. Highs Near 90.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 452 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Sun, Jun 11, 2000 (09:29) * 2 lines 
 
Lots of rain in the forecast, esp. Monday.
Well, all week really.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 453 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jun 11, 2000 (14:01) * 1 lines 
 
Looks like the worst of it has gone through Dallas from what the Wx Channel is showing. Is it Very flat in central Texas or is there a impervious layer under the soil as there is in Arizona? Whatever, your 7 inches it way more than baked hard ground can absorb so quickly! Everything up on tables and lashed down!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 454 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Wed, Jun 14, 2000 (08:14) * 1 lines 
 
The rain's let up. It's been pretty mild the last couple of days.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 455 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jun 14, 2000 (18:42) * 11 lines 
 
From my son who lives there:

From: San Francisco Office of Emergency Services

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company has notified the City of San
Francisco that PG&E will begin involuntary curtailment of electrical
service to portions of San Francisco. These outages are necessary to
prevent collapse of the electrical power grid. Parts of San Francisco
are expected to be without power for at least an hour to an hour and
a half.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 456 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jun 14, 2000 (18:44) * 37 lines 
 
More from Iki:

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
345 PM PDT WED JUN 14 2000

CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED AN EXCESSIVE HEAT
ADVISORY FOR TONIGHT AND THURSDAY...

A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COMBINED
WITH BREEZY NORTH WINDS IS PRODUCING WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES
IN PARTS OF THE CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA. AS A RESULT AN EXCESSIVE
HEAT ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED. THIS IS DEFINED AS TWO OR MORE DAYS
WHERE DAYTIME HIGHS EXCEED 105 FAHRENHEIT AND OVERNIGHT LOWS ARE 80
OR GREATER.

LOWS IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 80S WERE COMMON ACROSS THE DELTA THIS
MORNING. HIGHS TODAY WILL TOP OUT WELL ABOVE 105 AT MANY LOCATIONS
...AND LOWS TONIGHT ARE ONCE AGAIN EXPECTED TO ONLY COOL INTO THE
UPPER 70S AND 80S. ON THURSDAY...THE MERCURY WILL ONCE AGAIN SOAR
ABOVE 105 IN MANY AREAS OF THE DELTA. SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPERATURES
ARE EXPECTED OVERNIGHT THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY WITH LOWS IN THE 70S AND
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S TO AROUND 103. GREATER COOLING IS EXPECTED
OVER THE WEEKEND AS MARINE AIR MOVES INLAND.

AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO SUNLIGHT...ESPECIALLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER AND USE SUNBLOCK WHEN OUTDOORS. ALSO IT IS
ADVISED TO CHECK ON THOSE SENSITIVE TO HEAT...SUCH AS THE ELDERLY...
CHILDREN...AND PETS. TUNE TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR VISIT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEB SITE FOR THE LATEST FORECAST PERTAINING
TO THIS HEAT WAVE.

THE INTERNET SITE IS
HTTP://WEATHER.NOAA.GOV/SACRAMENTO. BE SURE TO USE LOWER CASE.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 457 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Thu, Jun 15, 2000 (09:23) * 1 lines 
 
does this have anything to do with the sun's acting up here lately?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 458 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun 15, 2000 (14:03) * 2 lines 
 
No... Not directly... and not yet. They are still figuring out the dynamics of weather systems but seems to be La Nina this time....which is sort of nebulous
at best. Will post some information when I find a clear explanation....


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 459 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Thu, Jun 15, 2000 (19:38) * 1 lines 
 
(i couldn't think of what the sun has been up too besides shining brightly, *grin* the SOLAR WIND)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 460 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun 15, 2000 (21:27) * 5 lines 
 
Check the sunspots with this amazing little updating image:






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 461 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Sat, Jun 17, 2000 (10:15) * 1 lines 
 
One of the days this past week, it was reported that San Francisco reached a temperature of 103 degrees F. That is extremely unsual. San Francisco is noted for having a very temperate climate, being not very cold in winter or hot in summer. The penninsula it sits on is said to keep "air conditioned" as it were.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 462 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jun 17, 2000 (12:25) * 1 lines 
 
Yes, Indeed. A few posts back are two reports for my son who lives there. It was actually 109°F (42.7° C) and that is not fit for human consumption. Rolling brown-outs are the order of the day. It is gonna be a bad fire season.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 463 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Sun, Jun 18, 2000 (04:18) * 1 lines 
 
and the U.K. this morning was complaining about a heatwave all of 27c. or about just over 80f. Well San Francisco is experiencing Western Australian temps. In the summer we often have over 42c. but strangely this year we didn't exceed 40degrees c. once. It must be terrible over there. I hope they don't have awful forest fires - but the ground will be tinder dry won't it.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 464 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jun 18, 2000 (16:30) * 1 lines 
 
You can bet this will be a very active fire season with it being so hot and so dry this early in the year.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 465 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Sun, Jun 18, 2000 (21:09) * 1 lines 
 
i believe fire in colorado is under control now since the weather has taken a turn toward cool. someone correct me if i'm wrong (but be nice about it *grin*)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 466 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jun 18, 2000 (23:53) * 1 lines 
 
From what I head on the Weather Channel the Colorado fire was mostly contained and just about out. The wildfires are now in New Mexico.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 467 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Mon, Jun 19, 2000 (08:34) * 1 lines 
 
UK heatwave hit 35C yesterday. Hottest day for 40 years Supposed to be 32C today. And we forgot to take the fan away with us .....!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 468 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 19, 2000 (16:41) * 1 lines 
 
Don't be tempted to acquire an all-over tan; your skin and mine was never intended to be exposed to such radiation and is ill equipped to deal with the resultant damage.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 469 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Mon, Jun 19, 2000 (16:49) * 1 lines 
 
My father was of French and Scotch/Irish ancestry, and he never got a tan. He got freckles, he got sunburn. He even claimed to have once bought this product called Man Tan, (no kidding), which he said turned him orange. My maternal grandfather was Greek-Cypriot and had blond hair. I have slightly olive skin and I do get sunburn in really obvious places, like my nose.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 470 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 19, 2000 (17:20) * 2 lines 
 
Your Dad and I share much in common genetically. Though eschange the french for English and you have it. We do not tan either. I can remember ManTan. The funniest part of that was the orange palms it gave you...not the usual color!
My son, of the same general heritage as mine with some Teutonic thrown in had blond hair (which has since darkened to brown from being not in Hawaii and in an office), green eyes and a perpetual tan - born that way actually - from who knows where. Maybe a travelling salesman of the swarthy kind visited my ancestress some where way back???


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 471 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Wed, Jun 21, 2000 (05:19) * 1 lines 
 
No problems with tans, we all have perpetual tans and never burn - more like David I spose (and I have green eyes!), unlike the rest of either of our families. All the men in my family have reddish hair from our Scots inheritance with fairish complexions, don't know where I dropped in from!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 472 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jun 21, 2000 (12:57) * 1 lines 
 
The Gypsies??!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 473 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Wed, Jun 21, 2000 (16:58) * 2 lines 
 
Weeelll, there was a rumour ....



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 474 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jun 21, 2000 (17:29) * 1 lines 
 
*grin* There are some of those waaaaaay back in all of our ancestries if we'd only admit it. I am sure my Viking ancestors were not all that choosy where they left their DNA...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 475 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jun 21, 2000 (19:02) * 11 lines 
 
Why are so many umbrellas black?

When umbrellas first came into greater use during the 18th
century, they were made of oil-soaked cotton cloth that was
stretched over a whalebone. The purpose of the oil was to make
the cotton cloth water proof, but it also gave the cloth a
black-looking color. While this type of umbrella was very
waterproof, it wasn't very durable. Soon, newer and better
umbrellas were made, and since the color black was associated
with effective waterproofing, most of the newer models were
dyed black.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 476 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Thu, Jun 22, 2000 (21:48) * 1 lines 
 
Mini Tornado just outside Melbourne today. There was significant damage.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 477 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun 22, 2000 (21:52) * 1 lines 
 
Was it a waterspout which came ashore or a real tornado? Amazing! Thanks, Anne


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 478 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Sat, Jun 24, 2000 (03:48) * 1 lines 
 
It was a genuine tornado - so much so the Victorian Government are paying out $750 per household and some $500odd per week in compensation.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 479 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jun 24, 2000 (18:17) * 1 lines 
 
Amazing. Is this unusual for Sydney? I do not recall hearing of one before this one you reported. Thanks!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 480 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun 29, 2000 (17:42) * 24 lines 
 
THE GO TEAM (from weather.com)

In September 1998, Hurricane Georges rampaged across 17 Caribbean islands. The storm killed over 500 people, flooded out roads and bridges, and tore apart thousands of houses.

In its wake, the number of homeless was staggering - more than 100,000 in the
Dominican Republic alone, with thousands more in Haiti, Puerto Rico, and St. Kitts. Those who lost everything to Georges urgently needed food, clean water and medical supplies, which were often slow to arrive.

A new international response team sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to provide much more rapid relief following a hurricane strike.

The GO (Ground Operations) Team, made up of disaster response professionals from Miami-Dade Urban Search and Rescue and USAID, is set up to deploy immediately. While typical response to a disaster can take as long as 72 hours, GO is on the move within 12 hours, airlifting emergency supplies such as plastic sheeting, water, blankets and hygiene kits.

"From now on these GO Teams, with pre-packaged supplies, will allow us to
provide assistance almost immediately," said USAID administrator J. Brady Anderson.

The teams are able to arrive on the scene so quickly because of the preparation that goes on ahead of time, says Ruben D. Almaguer, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's division chief of special operations. Almaguer has a team of 300 specially
trained urban search and rescue task force members, 50 of whom have also been trained as part of USAID's Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DART) in humanitarian relief.

Even before hurricane season (which runs from June 1 to November 30) began, the GO Team was in full operation, readying a stockpile of supply kits, which are stored in two warehouses at Homestead Air Reserve Base. When a request is made, the team quickly loads the kits onto commercial or military aircraft and is on their way to the country in need.

Almaguer says that beyond the satisfaction of helping those in need, the program is also useful to his department.
"The benefit of it is the value of having county personnel responding all over the world, getting a lot of training, a lot of experience which will better allow us to handle our own disasters," he says.
The GO Team's ultimate goal is to train small islands to better respond to their own needs. But, he says, making them completely self-sufficient is still far in
the future.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 481 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Sat, Jul  1, 2000 (04:32) * 1 lines 
 
Destructive storm in Western Australia including a tornado in Fremantle some 13 miles south of Perth, much damage. One person killed in Safety Bay some 20 miles south of Perth during severe thunderstorm. Destuctive winds still blowing and heavy rain, hail and sleet. Most unusual - okay we get winter storms but this is something else.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 482 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul  1, 2000 (13:20) * 1 lines 
 
Has anyone done a study of recorded weather history for your area? This past 12 months have sounded more stormy and extreme than any I have ever heard of before. Hang in there, Dear. Cannot lose you!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 483 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul  1, 2000 (15:17) * 5 lines 
 
Time to post the updating severe weather map again



http://www.weather.com/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 484 of 990:  (sprin5) * Sat, Jul  1, 2000 (16:11) * 1 lines 
 
Bill Hecke, the Channel 42 Meteorologist, came by and looked in to renting tyhe Cedar Creek house. He's a true weatherman and nearly full blooded Indian to boot. Nice guy.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 485 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul  1, 2000 (16:26) * 7 lines 
 
We need him in Geo!!! Yay, Terry!!!








 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 486 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul  3, 2000 (22:04) * 12 lines 
 
Just in time for the 2000 Cape Verde season, a
resident in central Florida has came up with an idea to
break up hurricanes by dropping Soil Moist, a substance
used by gardners to soak up moisture from the
surrounding ground and keeping it near plants, into the
storms. Soil Moist can absorb 250 times its weight in
water-sounds similar to soak up used to absorb oil. The idea
is that dropping massive amounts of the absorber
into the storms would caus them to fall harmlessly
into the ocean. The govt is seriously considering the
idea.
(from the Hurricane Team)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 487 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Wed, Jul  5, 2000 (21:35) * 1 lines 
 
'HEATWAVES' In Abadan - Iran - the temperature has risen to 53c. over the last four days. Drinking water has been cut off and caused riots in the town. In Italy one of the green lungs of Rome is burning and Italy is suffering Heatwave contions.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 488 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul  7, 2000 (00:27) * 26 lines 
 
Typhoon Kirogi is heading for Japan, after taking
the lives of at least 12 people in the Philippines.
It is expected to brush the country, near Tokyo,
this weekend.

Flooding and mudslides triggered
by Kirogi's torrential rains are blamed for many of
the deaths.

The heavy rainfall worsened as a
tropical depression, now Tropical Storm Kai-tak, also
soaked the Philippines this week. That storm is forecast
to grow to Category 4 hurricane strength and is
forecast to make landfall near Shantou, in eastern China,
this weekend.

The rains forced more than
16,000 families to flee their homes as floodwaters
across the northern island of Luzon climbed to 10 feet.

Now, residents of Tokyo are on alert, as Kirogi is
expected to strike there Saturday morning. Kirogi weakened
during the last 24 hours, and was packing winds of 97
mph at 8 a.m. EDT Thursday.
Courtesy of
Weather.com


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 489 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul  7, 2000 (00:29) * 2 lines 
 
I heard a friend in Tehran that it was 108° when he was talking with me last evening my time (they are 14 hours ahead of us) No rain in sight for months.
It must be stiffling! Thanks for reminding me, Anne!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 490 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul  7, 2000 (16:48) * 11 lines 
 
Typhoons force 400,000 to evacuate

In the Kanto Plain, winds have been running at
about 40-60 kph sustained (10 minute average) with the
pressure down to 976 hPa in Tokyo. Lowest pressure along
the coast I saw was 974 hPa and winds of 77 kph so we
are probably seeing 60-80kph winds along the coast.
Heavy rain showers are occurring throughout the area
and gusts are probably approaching 100 kph in the
Tokyo area and exceeding 100 kph along the
coast.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 491 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul  7, 2000 (21:53) * 10 lines 
 
As if the flooding from heavy rains and tidal
flooding which have killed 27 people on Luzon so far
weren't enough... A tornado struck San Fernando La Union
on the 7th damaging a number of homes. A rain
induced secondary explosion in the Sacobia pyroclastic
deposit zone of Mt. Pinatubo caused a muddy rain and
moderate ashfall on the former Clark AB and surrounding
towns. Fortunately, so far lahars have been minimal.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 492 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jul  9, 2000 (18:24) * 5 lines 
 
Help Plant A Tree With Just A Click
One click a day. It'free.

http://www.webreleaf.com/



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 493 of 990: anne hale  (ommin) * Thu, Jul 13, 2000 (20:26) * 1 lines 
 
Tornado in Perth Western Australia yesterday. The suburb Thornlie was hit by a tornado yesterday morning - early. Although there is much damage no one was hurt. Another bad wind day is forecast for later today. Hopefully less destructive.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 494 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul 14, 2000 (01:17) * 21 lines 
 
Pacific Lunar Eclipse


NASA Science News for July 14, 2000

This weekend the Moon, the Sun and the Earth will
align for the longest total lunar eclipse in 140
years. The best places to see the event are in
and around the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii
and Australia. Observers along the west coast of
North America will be able to see a partial
eclipse just before the Moon sets on Sunday
morning. During totality skywatchers may also be
able to spot the asteroid 4 Vesta, which
coincidentally makes a rare appearance as a
naked-eye object during the days around the
eclipse.

FULL STORY at

http://spacescience.com/headlines/y2000/ast14jul_1m.htm?list


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 495 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul 15, 2000 (14:32) * 79 lines 
 
Saturday July 15, 9:19 AM
Tornado kills 7, injures 79 in Alberta, Canada
MONTREAL (Reuters) - A tornado obliterated a popular mobile home
campground near Red Deer, Alberta, Canada on Friday evening, killing
seven people and injuring 79 as it flipped dozens of trailers in its
path, authorities said.

"We're at seven fatalities and the number of injured is now 79 and
may rise some more," Jim Squire, a public information officer for the
county of Red Deer, told Reuters early on Saturday morning.

Squire said rescue and medical crews continued to work into the early
morning hours at the Green Acres campground site at the edge of Pine
Lake, about 36 miles (60 km) southeast of Red Deer. The tornado
destroyed 400 trailer camp sites in the campground.

In addition to the dead and injured, 325 people had been evacuated to
a nearby community centre and college in Red Deer, he said.

Squire added that county officials were beginning to obtain
information on the scope and severity of injuries inflicted when the
funnel cloud touched down mid-evening on Friday.

The twister ripped through the camp ground, flipping trailers,
tossing cars and uprooting trees. Although some victims escaped with
small cuts and bruises, others suffered broken limbs and gouges from
flying debris.

"Some of the injuries are life threatening," he said.

Crews were continuing their search of the campground as rescue
personnel reported finding trailers stacked one on top of the other,
Squire said. The tornado also blew several trailers into the lake.

WATER SEARCH HALTED

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Patrick Webb told Reuters that
divers had searched trailers found in the water, but had to halt
their efforts because of darkness. The lake search was to resume at
daylight.

Webb said people were frantically calling the police and other
authorities hoping to learn whether friends and family had been
caught in the tornado.

One problem, however, was that authorities did not know how many
people had checked into the campground or how many others had been
headed there for the weekend. That made it difficult to determine the
number of missing, he said.

Louise Martin, producer for RD-TV, said the television station's
video footage from the scene showed injured victims sitting amid the
wreckage of the campground.

"It's like a war zone, mobile homes and cars upside down, people
walking around covered in blood or sitting down wrapped in blankets,"
she said.

The Green Acres campground was a permanent summer recreation area
used by vacationers, including many families with children. A
baseball tournament had been planned for this weekend, Martin said.

Television pictures on the CTV network showed a substantial amount of
debris strewn by the lakeside where many trailers had been parked. A
nearby house was in ruins and several cars and trailers were upended.


The injured were being taken to hospitals in Red Deer and the nearby
community of Three Hills. At least two energy companies had provided
disaster relief crews to assist the rescue effort.

Rescue crews were called in from surrounding communities, including
the cities of Calgary and Edmonton. Citizens from neighbouring
communities and farms also rushed in to help, but some had to be
turned back because of the crush of vehicles and personnel.

Red Deer County's Squire said Ralph Klein, premier of the western
Canadian province, was headed to the campground.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 496 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul 15, 2000 (16:35) * 23 lines 
 
An Extreme Geomagnetic Storm is Underway

Space Weather News for July 15, 2000

A powerful shock wave from the fast-moving July 14th coronal mass ejection
has arrived in the neighborhood of Earth. An extreme geomagnetic storm
was underway at 1900 UT (3:00 p.m. EDT) on July 15th. If conditions
persist as they are now, aurora could be visible at middle (and possibly
even equatorial) latitudes. The best time to view aurora is usually near
local midnight. In this case, sky watchers are advised to look for aurora
as soon as night falls. For more information and updates please visit
http://www.spaceweather.com

Readers are invited to send pictures of tonight's aurora and the July 16,
2000, total lunar eclipse (visible across the Pacific Ocean) as an email
attachment to phillips@spacescience.com for possible posting on
spaceweather.com and/or spacescience.com.

For more information about the lunar eclipse:

Pacific Lunar Eclipse
http://spacescience.com/headlines/y2000/ast14jul_1m.htm



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 497 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul 29, 2000 (23:32) * 3 lines 
 
For those checking the progress of Daniel (once hurricane and not tropical storm)




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 498 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul 31, 2000 (21:38) * 2 lines 
 
have been ordered offline by our civil defense leaders. Storm intensifying.
check in in the morning...wish me luck.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 499 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Aug  2, 2000 (20:16) * 29 lines 
 
This from California from whence I just returned:

The Independent System Operators (ISO) may declare a Stage 3
electrical power emergency for State of California. During a Stage 3
power emergency electrical power around the state would be shut off
for a period of time and then restored. Areas of San Francisco may
be affected by the blackout. During a Stage 3 alert, the blackout could
last from one to two hours. California ISO declared a Stage 1 at
11 a.m., and a Stage 2 at Noon. Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr. has
directed all City agencies to take immediate steps to reduce their
electrical power use and is requesting help from the public to minimize
the effect of this possible outage. City services report the following
developments in association with apossible blackout:- Fire and Police
expect no disruption in 911 service or emergency dispatching
capabilities.- MUNI anticipates minimal loss in service - The
Department of Parking and Traffic has dispatched parking control
officers to major intersections that might be affected - Department
of Public Health reports hospitals affected by the blackout will run
on emergency generator power and that they do not anticipate any
disruption in service - Recreation and Parks Department expects
that some of their facilities will be affected by the blackout Citizens
should expect traffic delays and difficulty with the evening commute,
as traffic signals may be affected. PG&E may interrupt power to the
following areas:The Van Ness Avenue Corridor Fisherman's Wharf
North Beach Chinatown/Portions of the Financial District Portions of
Civic Center Upper Market:Portions of the Haight and Inner Sunset
Portions of the Richmond DistrictPortions of the Outer Sunset District
For further information contact: Kent Paxton, San Francisco Office of
Emergency Services 415-558-2790.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 500 of 990: Lucille Oftedahl  (alyeska) * Wed, Aug  2, 2000 (23:21) * 1 lines 
 
There is a disturbance off the coast of Africa tonight. The same place that spawned Andrew. Those that start there are always so much worse than the ones that form in the Caribbean. the one that they were watching off Cuba seems to have disappeared.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 501 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Aug  2, 2000 (23:57) * 1 lines 
 
This is true, Lucie! There are several good updating weather maps in this topic though some are back a way and should be bookmarked for reference (even by me - or especially by me!) We will be watching it closely. You are in a very vulnerable place! *Hugs* and warm thoughts go out to you!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 502 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 18, 2000 (23:04) * 34 lines 
 
Where a dear freind lives:

* TORNADO WARNING FOR... ALAMANCE COUNTY IN NORTH CAROLINA
* UNTIL 500 PM EDT
* AT 423 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
TORNADO 3 MILES SOUTH OF ALAMANCE...OR ABOUT 7 MILES SOUTH OF
BURLINGTON...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 45 MPH.
THE SAFEST PLACE TO BE DURING A TORNADO IS ON THE LOWEST FLOOR OF THE
BUILDING IN AN INTERIOR HALLWAY OR ROOM SUCH AS A CLOSET. USE
BLANKETS OR PILLOWS TO COVER YOUR BODY AND ALWAYS STAY AWAY FROM
WINDOWS.

----------------------------
BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RALEIGH NC
15 PM EDT FRI AUG 18 2000

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RALEIGH HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
ALAMANCE COUNTY IN NORTH CAROLINA
* UNTIL 445 PM EDT
* AT 415 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM 4 MILES SOUTH OF ELON COLLEGE...OR ABOUT 5
MILES SOUTHWEST OF BURLINGTON...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL PASS SOUTH OF BURLINGTON
AND NEAR ALAMANCE AT 420 PM.
THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM. IF YOU ARE IN ITS PATH YOU SHOULD PREPARE
FOR DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS OF 55 MPH...LARGE HAIL...AND DEADLY
LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER...PREFERABLY
INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING BUT AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

LAT...LON 3614 7952 3605 7956 3601 7957 3589 7928 3606 7927




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 503 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 20, 2000 (00:16) * 3 lines 
 
Heard from my friend and he is well and safe but the storms were fierce and dangerous. I waas delighted to hear that he was well.

Nothing else in the world is happenig except that my ISP did not work most of the day and kept me from my usual posts. Sorry!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 504 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 21, 2000 (21:13) * 6 lines 
 
Maggie reports:

We had SNOW in Humberside (N England) today. 4-6 inches!!! and hail, and a tornado off the coast of scotland.

I asked her if this was usual for August in England. She said, definitly not. May, maybe but never August!



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 505 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 21, 2000 (21:15) * 1 lines 
 
Meanwhile we are enduring squalls from the remains of Hurricane Hector and are pretty tired of the sogginess of it all.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 506 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 22, 2000 (20:14) * 13 lines 
 
From Puerto Rico via Yahoo club: Hurrican Team

At 7:30pm WEare on tropical storm warning we expect a lot of rain
tonite but not wind.We expect everything will go back to normal tomorrow.The
public schools have classes tomorrow and the majority of the people is
working.The authorities have problems with the surfers that are
practicing this sport today.They had to rescue a surfer in Ocean Park,a sector
in San Juan).The damage is minimal.One death reported in Guaynabo when
a man was removing his antenna in his roof and fell off andd died
instantly.The eye just passed north of our island we were saved by the
majority of the rain and wind was in the north of the system.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 507 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Aug 24, 2000 (18:51) * 1 lines 
 
I'd heard that Debby had been downgraded to a tropical storm and might even be downgraded further to a tropical depression.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 508 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 24, 2000 (19:24) * 1 lines 
 
Yup but the gulf states have such a high water tables and the land is so flat that runoff from tropical deluges can lead serious flooding. That is the problem now. That, and whatever storm surges are left...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 509 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Aug 24, 2000 (19:34) * 1 lines 
 
That's true. The storm category is largely determined by wind velocity, but when the winds slow the rain is still left. That's how hurricanes disipate, by raining themselves out.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 510 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 24, 2000 (19:37) * 2 lines 
 
Yup, and without the wind to move it, it just hangs arund and hangs and hangs...
we are still getting wet from Hector's remnants. That does not bode well for those states bordering the Gulf.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 511 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 25, 2000 (13:01) * 57 lines 
 
Oh dear, now I know people in India and worry about them:

Helicopters Rescue Marooned in India Floods; Toll 93
HYDERABAD, India (Reuters) - Helicopters plucked people
from flooded apartments in the inundated south Indian city of
Hyderabad Friday as the number of people killed by the heaviest
rains in more than 40 years rose to 93.
More than 35,000 people had been affected by the floods in
Hyderabad and thousands of homes have been destroyed, said the
chief minister of Andhra Pradesh state, Chandrababu Naidu.
Hyderabad, the state's capital, which has been trying to
become the new center of India's booming software industry, was
among the worst-affected areas after it was hit by the heaviest
rains in more than four decades, officials said.
Hundreds of people, including some marooned in city
apartments, were being evacuated by air force helicopters and
boats were also deployed to rescue stranded people, officials
said.
More than 20 localities in the city remained heavily
water-logged although there has been no fresh rain since
Thursday morning, they said.
Hyderabad Meteorological Center Director C.V.V. Bhadram
said the rains this week were the heaviest in history, with the
city receiving around one third of its normal annual rains in
just 24 hours to Thursday morning.
Officials said more than 10,000 houses were flooded,
forcing residents to flee to the roof-tops to escape the raging
waters.
``We sent away our sons and daughters-in-law and the kids to
the first floor as soon as waters entered into our house soon
after midnight Wednesday,'' said Mohammed Barkatullah, a
resident in one of the worst-affected areas.
Several complained that their food items had been washed
away and drinking water contaminated by the flooding.
``We have nothing to eat or drink. The food packets dropped
by the helicopters missed the target. Please rescue us
somehow,'' another resident Sajid told chief minister Naidu on a
cellular phone.
Officials said rescue efforts would become more effective
with the waters receding as there had been no rains since
Thursday and more areas were now accessible.
The floods in the south followed catastrophic monsoon
season flooding in north and northeast India, Bhutan, Nepal and
Bangladesh in which about 300 were feared killed and millions
left homeless.

DROUGHT IN NEIGHBORING STATE
But in the eastern state of Orissa, which borders Andhra
Pradesh, authorities are battling drought.
Half of Orissa's 30 districts were faced with a grim
situation because of the shortage of rain, the state's revenue
minister Biswabhushan Harichandan said.
State officials said 500 water pumps were being rushed to
the worst-affected districts.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 512 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 29, 2000 (18:13) * 16 lines 
 


UP AND AWAY: Visitors watch the twister off Llandudno
Twisted out of another sunny Bank Holiday
by Sarah 0'Grady
IT WAS your average British bank holiday - rain, plummeting temperatures and...tornadoes.
A "twister" was spotted spinning off the North Wales coast yesterday afternoon.
John Reay watched it for 20 minutes by the West Shore at Llandudno with hundreds of astonished holidaymakers. "It was really spectacular and lasted a long time," he said. "It was followed by an almighty downpour. It was several hundred feet high and amazing."
Another tornado levelled two marquees in Scarbor- ough, trapping a local show organiser inside.
Margaret Pitts, who escaped uninjured, said: "Fortunately the marquee poles missed me and I was able to crawl my way out after being trapped for a time. It was scary and I was extremely lucky."
Rain also hit rail travel. Flooding at Granthouse in Berwickshire blocked the East Coast main line, causing trains from Scotland to the south of England to be diverted via the west coast.
But the weather failed to dampen spirits when up to a million revellers flocked to west London for the final and busiest day of the two-day Notting Hill Carnival.
There were 57 arrests on Sunday, a slight increase on last year. Most were for drunken behaviour and public order offences.Today's forecast is for further showers across the country. However, Northern Ireland can expect a largely dry day.
© Express Newspapers, 2000




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 Response 513 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Sep  3, 2000 (15:16) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 514 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Sep 11, 2000 (17:43) * 13 lines 
 
What Lies Beneath A Hurricane

NASA Science News for September 11, 2000

Two NASA satellites can see things beneath the
cloud tops of hurricanes that have been hidden
from traditional weather satellites. The new data
are helping scientists understand and predict
dangerous storms.

FULL STORY at
http://spacescience.com/headlines/y2000/ast11sep_1.htm?list



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 515 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Fri, Sep 15, 2000 (06:07) * 29 lines 
 
Thursday September 14 2:44 PM ET
Tropical Storm Florence Weakens But Eyes Bermuda
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/nm/20000914/ts/weather_florence_dc_8.html

MIAMI (Reuters) - Bermuda was placed under a storm alert on Thursday as Tropical Storm Florence hovered and lost steam in the Atlantic Ocean several hundred miles from the British colony.

The weather service of Bermuda issued a tropical storm watch for the islands, alerting residents to possible storm conditions within 36 hours.

At 2 p.m. EDT, the center of Florence was about 540 miles west-southwest of Bermuda near latitude 29.3 north and longitude 73.1 west, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (news - web sites).

Its top winds were measured at about 50 mph, down from 60 mph earlier Thursday. Florence was a hurricane with 75 mph winds on Wednesday.

The storm was drifting to the southeast and was expected to begin heading east in the next 12-24 hours.

Three cruise ships and a pair of cargo ships that had been scheduled to sail from Bermuda on Friday moved their departures up by a day to steer clear of the storm, which was expected to skirt the island late on Friday.

``After 6 p.m. this evening, the Bermuda ports will be empty,'' harbor radio officer Joe Pagnam said by telephone from St. George. ``The ships that normally sail tomorrow -- a couple of cruise ships and a couple of cargo ships -- are sailing today.''

The storm was not expected to have a major impact on Bermuda, where homes, resort cottages and hotels are built to withstand much stronger wind and rains than a tropical storm can kick up.

``We're just keeping a close watch, (but) it's not even a threat to us,'' said Annmarie Malcolm, manager at the Cambridge Beaches resort along Somerset Long Bay on the island's west end.

The Bermuda Reservations Service and several hotel managers reported no calls from tourists canceling plans to visit the island in the coming days.

The National Hurricane Center also warned that Florence was stirring up dangerous surf and rip tides along parts of the southeastern U.S. coast, particularly in North Carolina. Rip tides kicked up by Florence were blamed for at least two deaths on North Carolina beaches on Tuesday.

U.S. hurricane forecasters also were watching a tropical depression -- the forerunner of a tropical storm -- that formed along the coast of the Yucatan peninsula. It had winds of about 30 mph.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 516 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sat, Sep 16, 2000 (12:03) * 35 lines 
 
Saturday September 16 10:31 AM ET
Florence Skirts Bermuda; Gordon Threatens Gulf
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/htx/nm/20000916/ts/weather_storms_dc_3.html

By Jenny Miller

MIAMI (Reuters) - Parts of Florida's west coast were on a hurricane alert on Saturday as Tropical Storm Gordon trekked through the Gulf of Mexico while another big storm skirted Bermuda and headed out safely into the Atlantic Ocean.

Gordon was moving at 60 mph and was expected to become a hurricane sometime on Saturday, the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

``Heavy rain can be expected on the Florida coast and people in the watch area should be making preparations,'' said NHC meteorologist Eric Blake.

A hurricane watch was in effect along Florida's Gulf Coast from Bonita Beach north to the Suwanee River.

At 8 a.m. EDT, the storm's center was about 310 miles west-southwest of Key West, Florida, near latitude 23.7 north, longitude 86.6 west. The storm was moving north-northeast near 9 mph.

Sections of western Cuba were doused with 7-10 inches of rain from the developing storm, and 2-5 inches of rain were forecast for south Florida and the Keys. The storm was packing maximum sustained winds near 60 mph, with tropical storm force winds extending up to 105 miles from its center.

Residents along the Gulf Coast from Florida to Louisiana were advised to keep track of Gordon's progress through the weekend. The storm could make landfall by late on Sunday or early on Monday, depending on its track through the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters said.

Meanwhile, the other big mid-September storm, Hurricane Florence, brushed past Bermuda with gale-force winds that did not appear to have caused serious damage on the storm-hardened resort in the mid-Atlantic.

``I think the worst has past,'' Bermuda Weather Service meteorologist Declan O'Connell said shortly after driving to work in St. George on the island's east end.

``There was nothing more than light branches down, maybe some palm fronds.''

At 8 a.m. EDT Florence was centered about 125 miles north of Bermuda and was racing to the northeast and out into the open Atlantic at 25 mph with maximum sustained winds of about 75 mph. It only dumped about half an inch of rain on the islands as it passed by overnight.

Forecasters were also watching the 12th tropical depression of the season, a poorly organized system expected to become a tropical storm later on Saturday. Tropical storm watches were raised for Antigua, Anguilla, Barbuda, Montserrat, Nevis and St. Kitts, and remained in effect for St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius.

Tropical storm warnings could be raised for portions of the Leeward Islands later in the day as it moved west.

The tropical depression was centered about 395 miles east of Guadeloupe in the Leeward Islands, with maximum sustained winds near 35 mph and higher gusts.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 517 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Sun, Sep 17, 2000 (04:06) * 45 lines 
 
Sunday September 17, 9:18 AM(UK)

Gordon becomes hurricane, targets Florida coast
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/000917/80/ajjjp.html
By Angus MacSwan

MIAMI (Reuters) - Hurricane Gordon churned toward Florida on Saturday, prompting a hurricane warning along the state's Gulf coast, and forecasters predicted it could hit land sometime late on Sunday or early Monday.


Gordon reached hurricane strength on Saturday afternoon while ploughing through the Gulf of Mexico, with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph) and higher gusts, according to the U.S. National Weather Service. Gordon previously had been classified as a tropical storm.


Authorities called for a voluntary evacuation along parts of Florida's western coastline and urged residents to make preparations for Gordon's arrival, as forecasters said the hurricane could make landfall somewhere between Tampa and Tallahassee.


Meanwhile, the other big mid-September storm, Florence, weakened from a hurricane to a tropical storm over the Atlantic on Saturday night after brushing past Bermuda with gale-force winds that did not appear to have caused serious damage on the storm-hardened resort.


Rains from Gordon already have caused death and mayhem in Guatemala, where 19 people were killed and more than 50 hurt over the past two days. Hundreds of people in the Central American country have fled their homes for fear of landslides or flooding.


Hurricane or tropical storm warnings were in effect along Florida's Gulf Coast from Bonita Beach to Apalachicola -- around 400 miles (650 km) of coastline -- and communities as far west as Alabama were advised to keep an eye on the storm.


A forecaster at the National Hurricane Centre in Miami said that if Gordon stayed on its present track it was likely to spare towns and cities and lurch ashore at a thinly populated area. "Right now it looks like it will land in north Florida on the West Coast somewhere between Tampa Bay and the 'Big Bend' south of Tallahassee," National Hurricane Centre specialist Stacy Stewart said.
"We're zooming in on a remotely populated area." he said, adding that the storm could still deviate from that course. If Gordon stayed on course it was expected to hit on Monday morning although as of late Sunday night landfall was still a possibility, Stewart said. Although a minimal hurricane, Gordon is packing lots of rain, forecasters added.


GORDON IS STRENGTHENING
Gordon was picking up strength as it moved to the northeast. At 10 p.m. EDT (3 a.m. BST on Sunday), the storm's centre was located about 235 miles (375 km) southwest of Tampa and 275 miles (440 km) south of Apalachicola, near latitude 25.7 north, longitude 85.3 west. The storm was moving northeast at about 12 mph (19 kph). Communities along the coast were bracing for the storm. "We have our emergency operations centre open and operating, and issued a voluntary evacuation at 5 p.m. to citizens who don't feel comfortable staying in homes along the coastal areas," said Karen Windon, public safety director for Manatee County. "We always encourage people to reinforce their homes. It's easier to do it before the winds start blowing."


Sections of western Cuba were doused with seven to 10 inches (17 to 25 cms) of rain from Gordon and two to five inches (five to 12 cms) of rain were forecast for south Florida and the Keys.

Gordon already has lashed Mexico's Yucatan peninsula and the Guatemalan coast with heavy rains. Mexico's National Weather Service said on Saturday another 3 inches (7 cm) was forecast in some parts of the south, with wind gusts of up to 66 mph (110 kph) expected. The storm forced authorities to shut the port of Campeche on the Yucatan peninsula to all shipping, according to the transport ministry. As of earlier on Saturday, Mexico's main oil ports were unaffected by the storm.

In Guatemala, two days of pounding rains left 19 dead and 50 injured, with hundreds more forced from their homes over fears of flooding, cave-ins and landslides, authorities said.

FLORENCE HEADS OUT TO SEA
Forecasters said Florence weakened after brushing past Bermuda, where local weather officials said the effects of the storm appeared light. "I think the worst has past," Bermuda Weather Service meteorologist Declan O'Connell said shortly after driving to work in St. George on the island's east end. "There was nothing more than light branches down, maybe some palm fronds," said Bermuda Weather Service meteorologist Declan O'Connell.

The storm packed sustained winds of 70 mph (110 kph) and was on a course that would take it near eastern Newfoundland on Sunday afternoon.


A tropical storm in the Pacific, meanwhile, moved closer to the Mexican coast on Saturday, prompting authorities to declare a state of emergency in the northwestern state of Baja California. Tropical Storm Miriam was centred 125 miles (200 km) southeast of Cabo San Lucas on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula late on Saturday. It was moving northwest at six mph (9 kph) and was expected to make a gradual turn west-northwest in the next 24 hours, bringing it near the southern Baja peninsula. Miriam was packing winds of up to 45 mph (75 kph) and brought heavy rains to Baja California Sur and the northern state of Sinaloa on Saturday.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 518 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep 20, 2000 (22:26) * 1 lines 
 
I heard this morning form Pennsylvania concerning the remnants of Gordon. It was supposed to stay along the coast, but central Pennsylvania got some really heavy rain from this system.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 519 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Wed, Sep 20, 2000 (22:49) * 70 lines 
 
California Heatwave
http://www.mercurycenter.com/premium/local/docs/power20.htm
Published Wednesday, September 20, 2000, in the San Jose Mercury News


Gradual cooling is expected for the rest of the week
CONSERVATION AND WEATHER LUCK HELP THE STATE AVOID BLACKOUTS, BUT BAY AREA HEAT RECORDS FALL FOR SECOND DAY
BY GLENNDA CHUI AND STEVE JOHNSON
Mercury News

California appears to have dodged the danger of rolling blackouts -- at least for now -- despite record temperatures across the Bay Area for the second day in a row Tuesday.

Cooling through the rest of the week should diminish the immediate threat of the lights going out.

Although the people who control California's sprawling power grid had predicted that electricity use would rise on Tuesday, possibly triggering blackouts, it didn't happen; in fact, power use declined.

Conservation had something to do with it, according to the Independent System Operator, which manages most of the state's power grid. But the biggest factor was that the weather statewide was not quite as hot as expected, especially in Southern California.

Temperatures in Los Angeles were five to 10 degrees cooler than anticipated, leading to a drop in energy use of about 1,900 megawatts. That's enough to power about 1.9 million homes.

``What's making the difference is the weather,'' said ISO spokeswoman Stephanie McCorkle. ``Now, tomorrow it could be a whole different story.''

However, for the time being, state energy experts said they expect power usage to remain level today. ``It should get better'' for the rest of the week, McCorkle said.

The heat set records Tuesday in San Jose, at 99 degrees; Gilroy, at 101; Redwood City, 98; and Oakland, 96.

Downtown San Francisco reached 86 degrees; the record is 93.

Forecasters expect cooler temperatures today, with San Jose reaching a projected high of 94, Santa Cruz 74 and San Francisco 77, as a sea breeze continues to push cool marine air over the land. And Thursday should see a dramatic cooling to seasonally normal temperatures, according to the National Weather Service.

The threat of blackouts has worsened this year because the demand for electricity has increased dramatically but construction of new power plants has lagged. With increasing frequency, demand for power has come close to outstripping supply.

Although the danger of blackouts appears to have eased this week, state energy officials warn that California will struggle until new power plants are built.

The threat of outages has led to growing angst among Silicon Valley companies.

``There were several companies that feel that they've dodged the bullet so far,'' said Justin Bradley, director of environmental programs for the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group. ``It's like a game of roulette.''

He said several large firms, including Sun Microsystems Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., 3Com Corp. and Intel Corp., have been meeting to discuss the challenges presented by the state's continuing power shortages and the cost of conserving power.

Some companies, including Solectron Corp., a major contract manufacturer of circuit boards, don't have backup generators to protect them if the power goes out.

Companies are hard-pressed to calculate exactly how much damage a blackout causes. But Sun Microsystems has estimated that a blackout costs ``up to $1 million per minute,'' says Larry Owens, division manager of customer services for Silicon Valley Power, the utility that manages power for many large Santa Clara County companies.

Chuck Mulloy, spokesman for Intel, says that if one of its fabrication plants shuts down ``it could cost millions, depending on the circumstances.''

The Independent System Operator declared a Stage 2 electricity emergency Monday, reflecting the fact that more than 95 percent of the power generated in California was being used. During a Stage 2 alert, some businesses are urged to go on backup power.

On Tuesday, however, the ISO only had to declare a Stage 1 alert, meaning that 93 percent of available power was in use. In such cases, consumers are urged to conserve electricity.

If a Stage 3 alert had been issued, utilities would have temporarily cut power to groups of customers according to prearranged plans.

Helping to ease the situation Tuesday, some power plants that had been shut down for routine maintenance earlier in the week were able to reopen, increasing the available power by about 500 megawatts, McCorkle said.

The ability of the ISO to deal with these recurring emergencies varies from moment to moment, said Kellan Fluckiger, the ISO's chief operating officer. ``Every day is dynamic and different, and it's a mess,'' he said. But, he added, the agency has become better in recent months at finding sources of power to pump into the grid.

California generates about 75 percent of the electricity it uses. It imports the rest -- mostly from the Pacific Northwest, funneled into the state along high-voltage lines that can carry nearly 7,000 megawatts.

With 17 Stage 2 alerts issued so far this year, Fluckiger said, the stress on ISO officials is acute. ``To have this level of crisis every day,'' he said, ``trying to desperately avoid Stage 3, it's clearly a difficult thing for folks.''

Schools remained open. Teachers and students at San Jose's Leland High School were among those sweating out the heat wave. Although a school bond has brought new air conditioning to many San Jose schools, Leland is not yet among them.

To help wilting students and teachers, some classes were held in the library, where the air conditioning was cranking.

At area nursing homes, workers urged elderly patients to drink extra fluids and stay inside.

At San Jose and other area city halls, employees were urged to conserve energy by turning off lights in kitchens, utility rooms and work areas not being used and by turning off computers, printers and other appliances not in use.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 520 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 21, 2000 (00:25) * 1 lines 
 
Yes, my son sent me the weather bureau warning and a friend in high school there had marching band practice for 2 hours in 110°F (43.3°C) sun on a football field! That is down right dangerous!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 521 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 21, 2000 (15:16) * 13 lines 
 
La Niña's Ghost

NASA Science News for September 15, 2000

La Niña has faded away, but will weather
patterns change? Some scientists expect the
Pacific Decadal Oscillation to pick up where La
Niña left off.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast15sep_1.htm?list



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 522 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Sep 21, 2000 (17:57) * 1 lines 
 
About the heavy rains in Central Pennsylvania, I spoke to my Mom and she said that the remnants of Gordon really were torrential.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 523 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Sep 22, 2000 (00:38) * 1 lines 
 
Bet they are monitoring the flood gauges on the Susquehanna River.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 524 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Sat, Sep 23, 2000 (10:12) * 1 lines 
 
No doubt.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 525 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Sep 23, 2000 (22:49) * 1 lines 
 
Was going to mention something about going out with a guy from Johnstown while at Penn State. He seemed determined to practice his swimming every time we went out. Extra points for you if you can guess his favorite stroke...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 526 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Tue, Sep 26, 2000 (17:01) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, let's see, was it the breast-stroke?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 527 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep 28, 2000 (01:15) * 1 lines 
 
You knew that guy, too??!! *lol*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 528 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Sep 28, 2000 (16:21) * 1 lines 
 
I think it might have been his son, a family trait, it might be said.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 529 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Sep 30, 2000 (20:12) * 52 lines 
 
From: Meteorologist1
Subject:
Hurricane Keith Discussion #9 - 5pm/est [Yahoo! Clubs:
The Hurricane Team]

HURRICANE KEITH DISCUSSION NUMBER 9
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
5 PM EDT SAT SEP 30 2000

KEITH IS BECOMING A LARGE AND DANGEROUS HURRICANE. DATA FROM A
RECONNAISSANCE PLANE INDICATE THAT KEITH IS STRENGTHENING. THE MINIMUM PRESSURE
DROPPED TO 970 MB...FLIGHT-LEVEL WINDS AT 850 MB
REACHED 98 KNOTS FROM THE NORTHWEST AND DVORAK T-NUMBERS... OBJECTIVES
AND SUBJECTIVE ARE INCREASING. ALTHOUGH 98 KNOTS AT FLIGHT LEVEL
CORRESPOND TO 80 KNOTS AT THE SURFACE....THE INITIAL INTENSITY HAS BEEN SET
AT 85 KNOTS ASSUMING THAT SOME STRENGTHENING HAS OCCURRED SINCE THE
PLANE SAMPLED THE AREA OF MAXIMUM WINDS AND AS SUGGESTED BY OBJECTIVE
T-NUMBERS.

THE HURRICANE IS OVER A TREMENDOUS RESERVOIR OF WARM WATER OR LARGE
HEAT CONTENT AND THE UPPER-LEVEL WINDS SEEM IDEAL FOR STRENGTHENING AT
THIS TIME. THE EFFECT OF LAND IS THE ONLY APPARENT INHIBITOR FACTOR. IN
ADDITION...EVERY AVAILABLE INTENSITY GUIDANCE INTENSIFIES KEITH.
THEREFORE...FURTHER STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST ALTHOUGH MANY TIMES...INTENSITY
FORECAST TURN OUT TO BE WRONG ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

KEITH HAS BEEN MOVING VERY LITTLE... AND SO FAR...THIS HAS BEEN AN
OUTSTANDING JOB DONE BY THE GFDL AND THE NCEP GLOBAL MODEL. IN FACT...THE
GFDL SUGGESTED A SMALL LOOP AND THE HURRICANE APPEARS TO BE DOING SO AT
THIS TIME. TRACK GUIDANCE INCLUDING GLOBAL MODELS... WITH THE EXCEPTION
OF NOGAPS AND ITS DERIVED GFDL WHICH TAKES KEITH
WESTWARD...SUGGEST THAT THE HURRICANE SHOULD BEGIN TO MOVE SLOWLY
TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHWEST OVER THE EASTERN PORTION OF YUCATAN OR THE
YUCATAN CHANNEL AND THEN INTO THE SOUTHERN GULF OF MEXICO. LATEST LONG RANGE
GFDL MODEL RUN MAKES KEITH AN EVEN STRONGER HURRICANE IN THE GULF OF
MEXICO.

THE VESSEL C6YC JUST WEST OF THE EYE OF KEITH REPORTED NORTHWEST WINDS
OF 60 KNOTS.

FORECASTER AVILA

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INITIAL 30/2100Z 18.0N 86.8W 85 KTS
12HR VT 01/0600Z 18.4N 87.0W 95 KTS
24HR VT 01/1800Z 19.5N 87.2W 105 KTS
36HR VT 02/0600Z 20.3N 87.4W 105 KTS...INLAND
48HR VT 02/1800Z 21.0N 87.5W 75 KTS...INLAND
72HR VT 03/1800Z 23.0N 88.0W 85 KTS




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 530 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Sep 30, 2000 (20:27) * 24 lines 
 
*** Hurricane Keith ***
Keith is now a category 2 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of
100mph. It is nearly stationary off the east coast of the Yucatan
Peninsula. Its minimum pressure is sitting at around 966mb. Keith has a very
well defined eye and eye wall. It is bringing some heavy rain to parts of
the Yucatan Peninsula. Hurricane warnings are posted for a good chunk
of the coast on the peninsula. There is no external systems to influence
Keith's movement, so it is hard to track where Keith will be going.
Right now the forecast calls for Keith to landfall on the northeastern
part of the peninsula as a category 3 hurricane and drift north-northwest
into the Gulf of Mexico. The whole U.S. Gulf Coast needs to monitor the
storm as it enters the gulf in 60-72 hours. If there are any
significant changes to the storm's movement, it will be posted at the club.

*** Tropical Storm Joyce ***
Joyce is now bearly a tropical storm and moving west. It is expected to
enter the Carribean Sea and slowly intensify over the next couple of
days. More later on this storm.

*** Hurricane Isaac ***
Isaac's winds are down to 75mph and is quickly moving to the northeast.
No threat to land.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 531 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct  2, 2000 (16:50) * 55 lines 
 
Subject: ARLB040 Hurricane Watch Net Activated for Hurricane Keith
Organization: American Radio Relay League
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2000 16:25:05 EDT

Hurricane Watch Net Activated for Hurricane Keith

ARRL Bulletin 40
From ARRL Headquarters
October 2, 2000


Hurricane Watch Net Activated for Hurricane Keith

The Hurricane Watch Net and W4EHW at the National Hurricane Center
activated on 14.325 MHz over the weekend to monitor Hurricane Keith.
Right now, the storm remains stalled along the coast of Belize in
Central America with 80 MPH winds and is weakening slowly.
Reminiscent of Hurricane Mitch last year, the storm is dumping a lot
of rain on the region.

The National Weather Service is advising those in the northwestern
Caribbean and southern Gulf of Mexico to monitor the storm's
progress. Hurricane Keith could be downgraded to a tropical storm by
later today if it remains in place, but Hurricane Watch Net Manager
Jerry Herman, N3BDW, says the National Hurricane Center has been
relying on Amateur Radio field reports indicating the storm still
retains hurricane-force winds.

The Hurricane Watch Net activated September 30 at 1700 UTC to
collect reports via Amateur Radio for the National Hurricane Center.
Operators at the center gather the reports via W4EHW at the Center.

''Reports from Belize indicate extensive damage from wind and
flooding,'' Herman said October 2. ''Since the storm is sitting almost
stationary, I expect the full extent of the damage is not yet known
but that it will be catastrophic.'' He said the Net already has
gotten reports of homes and businesses destroyed.

Assistant Amateur Radio Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4JR, at the
National Hurricane Center, reports the Center continues to hear from
amateurs in Belize and Mexico.

Herman said the Net is attempting, whenever possible, to take
advantage of bilingual amateurs.

The Salvation Army Tactical Emergency Radio Network--SATERN--has
activated on 14.265 MHz to handle health-and-welfare requests and to
assist with relief operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Keith.

A Health and Welfare Network also will use the Web site
http://www.go.to/satern. This will provide a common area for Health
and Welfare information that all can use through the internet.

A VHF and a 40-meter net have been active in Mexico.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 532 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Oct  8, 2000 (18:40) * 7 lines 
 
For a VPC... A Very Special Canadian:








 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 533 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Oct  8, 2000 (18:50) * 4 lines 
 
This may allso be helpful...I hope the upper one updates...





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 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 535 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 10, 2000 (17:42) * 24 lines 
 
Severe Weather Statement - Contra Costa, CA Oct

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE

258 PM PDT TUE OCT 10 2000

...FUNNEL CLOUD REPORTED NEAR ISLETON IN LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS...

AT 258 PM A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDED FROM NEAR ANTIOCH

NORTHWARD TO NEAR WALNUT GROVE. THIS LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS HAS

PRODUCED AN UNCONFIRMED REPORT OF A FUNNEL CLOUD. THE STORMS ARE

ALSO PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL...LIGHTNING...STRONG WINDS AND

POSSIBLE HAIL.

THE STORMS APPEAR TO BE WEAKENING AND SHOULD BE MOVING OUT OF THE

AREA BY 400 PM.



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 Response 537 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Oct 12, 2000 (01:34) * 5 lines 
 
Sorry, but I had to move that one updating North American weather map. The Canadian Flag was far too distracting.

The above maps are from http://www.theweathernetwork.com/

The Canadian Weather map DOES update. Yes!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 538 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Oct 12, 2000 (01:35) * 1 lines 
 
So does the Temperature map for Canada! Again, thank you, John!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 539 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Thu, Oct 12, 2000 (01:47) * 1 lines 
 
How about Mali???? (Has anyone looked at my postings in Travel or cultures???)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 540 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Thu, Oct 12, 2000 (12:58) * 25 lines 
 
Thursday October 12, 6:40 PM
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/001012/4/am3ux.html
Worst floods in decades bring chaos to the south
Much of southern England is in chaos after heavy rain caused the worst flooding in decades.
Millions of pounds worth of damage was caused to homes and businesses as flood waters deluged property, blocked main roads and disrupted and in some cases halted rail services.

Lifeboat crews were drafted in to rescue stranded residents and workers in Uckfield, East Sussex, after 6ins of rainfall in just 12 hours left the town virtually under water.

A shopkeeper in the town was swept away by fast flowing floods earlier in the morning. Twenty minutes later he was spotted in the River Uck desperately clinging on to the bank, cold and shivering.

He was pulled to safety by coastguards and then airlifted to the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath where his condition is described as stable.

In the town centre, cars once parked neatly on a garage forecourt lay scattered close to the railway station. A 400-unit industrial estate and around 30 shops were completely flooded.

Residents from low-lying areas of the historic town of Lewes were also evacuated as the River Ouse threatened to burst its banks. RNLI lifeboat crews are making regular trips to carry stranded home owners to safety.

More than 20 staff at the brewery were also carried to safety. None were injured when a wall collapsed inside. A health centre, the magistrates court, supermarkets including Tesco and Safeway and hundreds of shops and homes are under several feet of water.

The police said they will be working hand-in-hand with the Environment Agency and the fire brigade in a bid to minimise problems caused by the flooding. The whole town is without electricity.

The Environment Agency issued Severe Flood Warnings, which alert of imminent threat to life and property, for 10 rivers in Sussex and Kent. By 4pm, the agency had issued 42 flood warnings, advising that flooding is expected, across the country from Devon to Yorkshire and Shropshire to Kent.

Sussex Police urged all drivers to stay at home as main roads, including the A21, A22, A26, A27, A227 and A272, were flooded. Weather forecasters from the Met Office warned that there was more rain to come in south east England during the evening but added that showers would ease on Friday.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 541 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Fri, Oct 13, 2000 (05:30) * 60 lines 
 
Latest update:Hundreds flee floods in southern England
By Mark Herlihy

LONDON (Reuters) - Large areas of southern England were on full-scale flood alert on Friday after heavy rains raised river levels, swamped towns and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes.


"We are saying there is an imminent threat to life and property," an Environment Agency spokesman told Reuters late on Thursday.


Some insurance experts said Britain could be facing its biggest bill for a natural disaster. The bill could run to four billion pounds, Jeffrey Salmon, of Salmon Assessors, was quoted as saying by the BBC.


Officials estimated that several hundred people had left their homes after rivers broke their banks and flooded towns, villages and roads in the counties of Sussex, Kent and Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight.


Some unconfirmed reports said the figure for the number of homeless could run into thousands.


Helicopters and lifeboats were rushed in to help rescue people stranded by the floods caused by several days of heavy rain.


A man in East Sussex was swept away by floodwaters outside a supermarket and was carried downstream clinging to a door. He was plucked from the water and airlifted to hospital by a coastguard helicopter.


SEVERE FLOOD WARNINGS


"We have currently 16 severe flood warnings in effect -- all in East Sussex and in Kent," the Environment Agency spokesman said.


"We have a total of 40 flood warnings, which means people in those areas should prepare now, and 89 flood watches currently in force across the south, southwest, midlands, central and eastern England."


The Environment Agency said it expected the severe flood warnings in Kent and East Sussex to remain in place for the next few days.


"Even though the rain has been easing off, the rivers are at very high levels. It will take a long time to return to normal," the spokesman said.


Kent police said on Thursday they had started to evacuate whole villages because of the rising waters.


A spokesman said emergency centres had been set up in the affected areas.


"The number of people evacuated from their homes is in the hundreds," he said.


A Sussex police spokesman said: "The general situation in the south is very bad and every road in the area is affected. "We are warning people not to drive if they don't have to."


Sussex police said about 200 people had been evacuated from their homes in the county, mainly from the town of Lewes.


Rail services from London to the English south coast have been disrupted by the weather and some stretches of line have been closed. "There are some delays in the region, where parts of the track are under as much as four feet (1.3 metres) of water," said a spokeswoman for railway network operator Railtrack.


Police in northern England plan to resume a search on Friday for a teenage girl swept away by a fast- flowing river. North Yorkshire police recovered the body of 14-year-old Rochelle Cauvet on Wednesday and have widened their hunt for her friend Hannah Black, 13. The pair were swept away by the swollen waters of the Stainforth Beck river while on a school walking trip along its banks.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 542 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct 13, 2000 (13:47) * 1 lines 
 
...and I thought we had a lot of rain... At least our ground is so porous that it runs straight through seldom flooding anywhere for very long and only in minor ways. Maggie, please be careful...and all those on that very special Island...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 543 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 17, 2000 (21:16) * 9 lines 
 
*** Hurricane Michael ***
Michael has intensified quickly over the last 12 hours. Now it has
winds of 75mph, moving slowly north. Michael is expected to pick up speed
and head northeast. There is a slight chance for the hurricane to brush
the island of Bermuda. The hurricane force winds only extend out about
25 miles from the center. Most of the hurricane force winds are on the
northeast side of the storm. Pressure are down into the 980s mb.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 544 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct 20, 2000 (19:08) * 9 lines 
 
Earth's Fidgeting Climate

NASA Science News for October 20, 2000

Is human activity warming the Earth or do recent signs of climate change signal natural variations? In this feature article, scientists discuss the vexing ambiguities of our planet's complex and unwieldy climate.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast20oct_1.htm?list89800


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 Response 546 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Oct 21, 2000 (00:58) * 2 lines 
 

Click for Asheville, North Carolina Forecast



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 547 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Oct 21, 2000 (13:39) * 45 lines 
 
If this is what we got earlier, you are gonna need water-wings! Good Luck, Texas!

BULLETIN...IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
400 AM CDT SAT OCT 21 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A FLASH
FLOOD WATCH EFFECTIVE THROUGH TONIGHT FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES

IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
COMAL...GILLESPIE...MEDINA...GONZALES...KENDALL...WILSON...
REAL...BASTROP...BLANCO...TRAVIS...KERR...BEXAR...HAYS...
DIMMIT...LAVACA...DEWITT...BURNET...WILLIAMSON...ATASCOSA...
MAVERICK...BANDERA...LEE...LLANO...EDWARDS...KINNEY...
GUADALUPE...FRIO...UVALDE...CALDWELL...ZAVALA...FAYETTE...VAL
VERDE AND KARNES
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH INCLUDES ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND THE
HILL COUNTRY. ABUNDANT LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE AND UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE
FROM THE PACIFIC WILL PERSIST ACROSS MUCH OF THE HILL COUNTRY AND
SOUTH CENTRAL THIS WEEKEND. A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES
WILL MOVE FROM NORTHERN MEXICO ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE INTO PORTIONS OF
THE EDWARDS PLATEAU AND TEXAS HILL COUNTRY TODAY AND TONIGHT. THESE
DISTURBANCES WILL BE THE TRIGGERING MECHANISM FOR THUNDERSTORM
DEVELOPMENT...SOME OF WHICH COULD PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND
FLASH FLOODING. SINCE THE GROUND HAS BECOME NEARLY SATURATED FROM
PREVIOUS RAINS...AND THESE NEW STORMS WILL "TRAIN" ACROSS THE SAME
AREAS PRODUCING HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAIN...FLOODING IS LIKELY. TOTALS
WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN 2 AND 4 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF
4 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

IN ADDITION...A RIVER FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THIS MORNING
FOR THE RIO GRANDE RIVER AND ITS TRIBUTARIES ABOVE LAKE AMISTAD...THE
PECOS RIVER FROM SHEFFIELD TO THE RIO GRANDE...AND THE DEVILS RIVER
NEAR JUNO TO LAKE AMISTAD.

NO IMMEDIATE END IS IN SIGHT FOR THIS WET WEATHER PATTERN. IT
APPEARS THE UPPER AIR DISTURBANCE TO THE WEST WILL KEEP RAIN CHANCES
HIGH INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK AT LEAST. THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH MAY NEED
TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND TONIGHT.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE
WATCH AREA. PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA ARE ADVISED TO CHECK
PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS...KEEP INFORMED...AND BE READY FOR QUICK
ACTION IF FLASH FLOODING THREATENS.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 548 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Oct 21, 2000 (18:46) * 7 lines 
 
Houston Hurricane Evacuation Plan

(1) Hispanics take I-10 west to San Antonio
(2) Yankees take I-45 north to Oklahoma
(3) Cajuns take I-10 east to Lafayette
(4) Aggies take the 610 Loop



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 549 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Oct 22, 2000 (23:56) * 26 lines 
 
My son just sent this - he reported gusts up to 36 MPH on his wind gauge!

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
930 PM PDT SUN OCT 22 2000

...GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS HAVE BEGUN TO GRADUALLY WEAKEN OVER MOST OF
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA AND THIS TREND WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT...

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE NORTH TO
EAST WINDS OVERNIGHT. THE WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO DECREASE THIS
EVENING WITHIN THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY...HOWEVER LOCAL STRONG WIND
GUSTS WILL PERSIST OVERNIGHT IN THE SIERRA NEVADA AND PARTS OF THE
COASTAL RANGE. THE GUSTY WINDS IN THE SIERRA AND ALONG THE COASTAL
RANGE WILL DECREASE MONDAY MORNING.

SOME WIND REPORTS AS OF 9 PM...
HELL HOLE / 5249 FT ..33 WITH GUSTS TO 61 MPH (PLACER COUNTY)
BALD MTN / 4600 FT ..18 WITH GUSTS TO 42 MPH (EL DORADO COUNTY)
KNOXVILLE CRK / 2550 FT ..24 WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH (LAKE COUNTY)
HAWKEYE / 2000 FT ..37 WITH GUSTS TO 71 MPH (SONOMA COUNTY)
SACRAMENTO INTERNATIONAL..20 WITH GUSTS TO 28 MPH
SACRAMENTO EXECUTIVE......18 WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH
VACAVILLE.................20 WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH
FAIRFIELD.................22 WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 550 of 990:  (sprin5) * Mon, Oct 23, 2000 (08:26) * 1 lines 
 
Wow, 71 mph winds in Sonomo County. Wonder where hawkeye station is located?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 551 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 23, 2000 (11:36) * 163 lines 
 
Published Monday, October 23, 2000
Wind, fires cut power Outages affect 80,000 across the Bay Area
Raging winds and dry weather merged into a violent force
this weekend, knocking out power and igniting brush fires from Lake
County to San Jose and in the Oakland hills on the
nine-year anniversary of a blaze that killed 25 people on those same
slopes.
In Contra Costa County, crews scrambled Sunday to put out
blazes that erupted from Bay Point to Port Costa to Orinda. PG&E
crews also worked throughout the day to restore power to
about 80,000 customers in the Bay Area.
No local damage or injuries were reported, although flames
destroyed a hillside house in San Jose.
The high winds forced the postponement of the passage of
four of the world's biggest cranes underneath the Golden Gate
Bridge and the Bay Bridge on Sunday afternoon. The ship
carrying the cranes pulled anchor and headed south -- nearly to
Santa Barbara -- to try to get out of the winds, said
Harold Jones, a spokesman for the port.
The Oakland hills fire erupted when a eucalyptus tree fell
onto power lines at 11:32 a.m. on Clarewood Drive, knocking down
power lines and sparking the flames.
The fire quickly moved east along land belonging to the
Mountain View Cemetery and burned 10 acres before it was
contained, said Oakland Fire Department Capt. Vicky
Evans-Robinson. It was expected to take all of Sunday to completely
knock out the flames, she said.
Two small planes from the California Department of
Forestry dumped retardant on the three-alarm fire while 150 firefighters
fought it from the ground, she said. No one was evacuated.
Adrienne Kohler, who rents a house on Truitt Street, said
she lost her home in the Oct. 21, 1991, fire and was ready to
evacuate when she saw smoke.
"I packed the car a lot faster than the first time,"
Kohler said as she stood outside with her 6-year-old daughter, Haley, watching
the billows of black smoke above the Mountain View
Cemetery.
Although the fire did not spread as the 1991 blaze did,
authorities were worried enough to open up the Alameda County
Emergency Operations Center.
Kohler said after the fire started, "the power kept
flickering in and out and all of a sudden, we heard a loud pop."
She said fire department officials came by and told her
everything was OK. "I've heard that before and I didn't have a house
later."
Only hours earlier, a San Jose hillside fire, one of at
least five in the city Sunday, burned 25 acres. It was started about 1 a.m.
when a power line fell into a pine tree on top of a hill
in eastern San Jose. Winds gusting to 45 mph pushed the flames toward
homes.
People living in the area near Penitencia Creek Road were
forced to make split-second decisions about whether to flee or stay
and fight the fast-moving flames in the dark.
Joseph Gallo, a retired English teacher from Foothill
Community College, chose to fight. Seventeen years ago, a mudslide
destroyed his house in the same hills. Neighbors saw that
Gallo's roof was on fire and ran over to help him spray it with garden
hoses, but Gallo's single-story ranch house was gutted,
destroying two pickup trucks and his Model A.
Thirty-six people were evacuated, some of whom gathered at
a temporary shelter at a nearby middle school.
The fire still smoldered into the late afternoon, and fire
Capt. Mark Mooney said officials were concerned that the gusty wind
could re-ignite lingering hot spots.
Late Saturday, a fire erupted in Lake County and quickly
engulfed 3,000 acres by Sunday morning, thanks to the high-speed
winds. About 1,000 firefighters -- some from the Contra
Costa County Fire Protection District -- worked through the weekend to
control the blaze. By Sunday, the fire was only 10 percent
contained, with full containment not expected until Tuesday.
Houses were threatened in Lake County, but only four rural
structures were reported damaged.
In the East Bay, the weekend was capped off by a string of
small fires and downed trees.
One grass fire ignited a hillside near Cal State Hayward,
and 6 acres burned in another grass fire at Wildcat Canyon and
Inspiration Point in Orinda.
Early Sunday morning, about 100 firefighters battled a
blaze on Evora Road in Bay Point that was caused by electrical wires
"swinging in an arc," said Contra Costa fire Capt. Dave
George.
"A shower of sparks occurred (between the wires) and
rained down," George said.
In Port Costa, a grass fire that raged for most of Sunday
afternoon was under "shaky containment" by early evening, said Lt.
Dean Colombo of the Crockett-Carquinez fire department.
The fire, which went to three alarms, burned more than 100 acres
about half a mile outside town along McEwen Road, Colombo
said.
No one was injured in the fire, which began around 1:45
p.m. and at one time threatened a ranch and a ranch house off
McEwen Road.
"We'll have crews out there all night," Colombo said.
As of Sunday afternoon, fire officials did not know the
cause of the fire. A California Department of Forestry plane dropped fire
retardant, while two forestry department helicopters
scooped water from the Carquinez Strait and dropped it on the fire.
Firefighters from the Rodeo-Hercules, Contra Costa County
and East Bay Regional Park District fire departments also assisted.
The fire sent smoke wafting across the Franklin Canyon
Golf Course along Highway 4 outside Hercules.
"We could smell it inside the pro shop," said Sung Kwon,
an employee. "It lasted a long time. At one point it looked like there
was fog all over the golf course."
Acrid as it was, the smoke apparently did not prompt
anyone to leave the course.
"No one came in for a rain check or anything," Kwon said.
"I'm sure they all kept playing. They just kept going."
In San Ramon, firefighters battled a roof and attic fire
that caused $200,000 in damage to a house on the 2700 block of
Sherbear Drive. Battalion Chief Mike Brown said the wind
helped spread the fire across the roof, although he did not know if the
wind played a role in starting the fire. The cause is
under investigation. No injuries were reported in the blaze, which burned
the roof and caused some smoke and water damage inside the
house.
On Mount Diablo, winds carried embers from a fire pit
being used by campers to nearby grass, where flames charred about 2
acres, said San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
Battalion Chief Mike Brown.
In Danville, the police blocked off all lanes of Diablo
Road on either side of the city's 60-foot-tall valley oak tree for most of the
day. Arborists recently discovered decay in the tree's
roots.
Town Manager Joe Calabrigo said the street was closed
about midnight. He said that while a few branches had fallen, and no
one had been injured, he wanted to err on the side of
caution.
"It was just the prudent thing to do," Calabrigo said. "We
want to make sure nobody is injured."
Felled trees, downed lines and snapped utility poles
caused scattered power outages all over the Bay Area, but the East Bay
was hit hardest. There, some 64,000 customers, including
20,000 in Concord alone, lost power at some time or other during the
period of high winds, according to Maureen Bogues, PG&E
spokeswoman.
Other Contra Costa communities that suffered outages
included Antioch, Martinez, Pleasant Hill, Lafayette, Walnut Creek and
San Ramon, Bogues said.
In Alameda County, most of the outages were in the
Dublin-Livermore-Pleasanton area and in the Fremont area. Berkeley
suffered scattered outages as well. Lights were out for
about 12,000 customers in Berkeley and Oakland.
In San Jose and Peninsula communities to the north, some
12,000 customers lost power, Bogues said. Bay Areawide, more
than 80,000 customers were without power for a time, she
said.
By 8 p.m. Sunday, some 3,500 East Bay customers were still
in the dark, Bogues said.
The strongest gust of wind ripped through Las Trampas
Regional Wilderness on Sunday at 92 mph, according to the National
Weather Service. Such powerful gales were created by two
key ingredients: cold air in the Great Basin and a low-pressure
system in Southern California, say weather officials.
But there's little chance of rain for this week's
forecast, which would help subdue any smoldering fires, said Jim Carrol,
meteorologist for the National Weather Service.
"It doesn't look like we're going to see any wet weather
soon," he said.
Staff writers Ethan Rarick, Yvonne Condes, Tom Lochner and
San Jose Mercury News and Associated Press contributed to this
story.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 552 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 23, 2000 (11:38) * 1 lines 
 
My son says the weather is exciting and is sending these accounts. I'lll check with him about there the hawkeye station is. I know I have seen an internet map of them and will post either it or the URL for it as soon as I find it. THAT is scary weather!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 553 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 23, 2000 (12:25) * 39 lines 
 
While California endures hell, Texas has the high water. How's it going, Austinites???

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
1030 AM CDT MON OCT 23 2000

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS EXPANDED
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH ISSUED EARLIER THIS MORNING AND EXTENDED THE
WATCH THROUGH TONIGHT. THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT
THROUGH TONIGHT FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES
IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
COMAL...GILLESPIE...MEDINA...KENDALL...WILSON...BASTROP...
BLANCO...TRAVIS...KERR...BEXAR...HAYS...BURNET...WILLIAMSON...
ATASCOSA...BANDERA...LEE...LLANO...GUADALUPE...FRIO...REAL...
CALDWELL...AND UVALDE...VAL VERDE...EDWARDS...KINNEY...
MAVERICK...ZAVALA AND DIMMIT

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH INCLUDES MOST ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND
THE HILL COUNTRY AND NOW INCLUDES THE WESTERN PLATEAU AREA. ABUNDANT
LOW-LEVEL MOISTURE AND UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE FROM THE PACIFIC WILL
STREAM ACROSS MUCH OF THE HILL COUNTRY AND SOUTH CENTRAL TODAY AND
TONIGHT. SEVERAL UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES OVER MEXICO WILL TRAVERSE
OVER THE AREA LATE TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE GROUND HAS BECOME NEARLY
SATURATED FROM PREVIOUS RAINS OVER THE WEEKEND AND THIS MORNING...
AND THESE NEW STORMS WILL TRAIN ACROSS THE SAME AREAS PRODUCING
LOCALLY HEAVY AMOUNTS OF RAIN AND FLOODING. ADDITIONAL HEAVIER
TOTALS WILL AVERAGE BETWEEN 1 AND 3 INCHES...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER
AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE
WATCH AREA. PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA ARE ADVISED TO CHECK
PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS...KEEP INFORMED...AND BE READY FOR QUICK
ACTION IF FLASH FLOODING THREATENS.

MOTORISTS SHOULD ALLOW EXTRA TIME FOR THE LATE AFTERNOON COMMUTE AS
SOME ROADS WILL BE BARRICADED AND TRAVEL WILL BE SLOW. PARENTS
SHOULD KEEP CHILDREN INDOORS AND AWAY FROM DRAINAGE DITCHES...STREAMS
AND CREEKS. BANKS WILL BE SOFT...UNSTABLE AND VERY DANGEROUS.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 554 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 23, 2000 (16:11) * 1 lines 
 
Flash flood watches continue - was just notified that they have been extended.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 555 of 990:  (sprin5) * Tue, Oct 24, 2000 (07:55) * 3 lines 
 
It's pretty dry today so far, yesterday wasn't that bad. I'm in Bastrop and Travis counties. I wonder if this is extended today?

No rain in the forecast today, just clouds and 82 degrees. Rain forecast for Wedsday and Thursday with low 80s and high 70s. I'm still going swimming every day, the water temperature's staying at a constant 70 pretty much.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 556 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 24, 2000 (22:51) * 2 lines 
 
I just got notice that it was extended until further notice - 323 PM CDT TUE OCT 24 2000



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 557 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Oct 29, 2000 (22:19) * 67 lines 
 
This is frightening. So many of those special and dear to me live here:

Gales Batter Southern England And France, One Dead
LONDON (Reuters) - Gales and heavy rain have battered
southern England and northern France, killing one person,
endangering shipping, raising the specter of flooding, and
leaving thousands without electricity.
Police in Surrey, south of London, said one person died on
Sunday and two had been seriously injured when their car was
hit by a tree.
Earlier the Meteorological Office had told people in
southern England, Wales and parts of Scotland to prepare for
heavy rain and damaging winds.
"In the coming 24 hours, the southern part of England and
Wales are expecting very windy weather with gusts of 70 to 80
mph," a national forecaster said. "Gusts of 90 mph would be
possible on exposed parts."
Also in Surrey, a train collided with a tree that had
fallen onto the line near Guildford. Another train hit a tree
in Worcestershire. Transport police said no one had been
injured.
Britain's Environment Agency said it expected storms to
rage through the night and warned there could be serious
flooding on Monday.
The agency said up to 40 millimeters of rain was expected
overnight and that rivers in southern England and Wales might
burst their banks.
Storms also left thousands of homes in southern England
without electricity, one power company said.
Southern Electric said some 8,000 customers had been cut
off in the late afternoon, after winds of 90 mph brought trees
down, cutting through power lines.
"We've been hit fairly hard all over our area and we're
expecting a hard night," Southern Electric spokesman Bob Major
told Reuters.
Sunday's severe weather comes as families in the southern
English seaside resort of Bognor Regis were cleaning up after a
tornado that struck on Saturday, injuring five people as it
ripped roofs from hundreds of houses and overturned cars and
caravans.
STORMS HIT NORTHERN FRANCE, SHIPPING ENDANGERED
Severe storms were also battering Northern France and the
French Meteorological Office recommended "the greatest
prudence" in coastal areas.
Inhabitants along France's northern coastline were told to
expect winds of up to 85 mph while the Paris area could see
gusts of 60 to 75 mph. Twenty to 23 foot waves were forecast
for the Gironde estuary in southwestern France.
The BBC said the six crew of a Norwegian cargo vessel that
was being towed to Liverpool had abandoned ship off Scotland in
force 10 to 12 gales and been winched onto a rescue helicopter.
The 1,600-ton Elektron was continuing its journey to
Liverpool under tow from a Russian tug, the BBC said. The ship
was refloated on Friday night after spending 12 days aground
off St Kilda, an island west of Scotland.
In the early hours of Sunday two ships had also been
troubled by the weather on the French side of the Channel. One
was towed back to harbor and a small oil tanker that had been
stranded in heavy seas near Boulogne managed to push clear of
the coast and head toward Britain on Sunday afternoon.
Gale force winds at London's Heathrow Airport forced a
Dubai-bound Emirates plane carrying 376 passengers to return to
the airport, after the rear of the plane hit the runway on
take-off, the Daily Telegraph said.
Northern France experienced hurricane strength winds in a
storm last December. The French Meteorological Office said it
did not expect the approaching storm to be as intense.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 558 of 990: MarkG  (MarkG) * Mon, Oct 30, 2000 (02:34) * 1 lines 
 
Weather has continued all night long - am not expecting many people into work on time.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 559 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 30, 2000 (11:55) * 3 lines 
 
A friend who works in London finally got to work from the suburbs at 1:30pm since the rail lines and electricity were down. He had time to replant the bushes uprooted and blocking the entry to his home, and other things which needed doing immediatley. All were safe bue the downed trees were plentiful!

Thanks Mark! Happy you checked in safe and sound. How is your garden???


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 560 of 990: MarkG  (MarkG) * Mon, Oct 30, 2000 (13:11) * 1 lines 
 
Have no garden :-(


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 561 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 30, 2000 (16:53) * 3 lines 
 
*Hugs* Mark...neither does anyone else in Britain at this stage of the year and after that gale. May I set aside part of mine for you and think of you as I pluck slugs from it, feed the mosquitoes, remove unwanted over-night-appearing sword ferns and begonias? My roses are worse than none here but I have leaves on everything else the size of those salvers in the Tower Of London Jewel Vaults.

Rose beds are nice...especially in Britain. I wish you a garden. Enghishmen just do not seem complete without one...! I'd even weed an infernal rock garden for you! Now, that's devotion!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 562 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 30, 2000 (17:52) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 563 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 30, 2000 (17:55) * 5 lines 
 
This image will not post but it is excellent for Europe:
http://www.intellicast.com/LocalWeather/World/Satellite/Europe/

This image will not cpost either, but it is amazing for the entire world!
http://www.intellicast.com/LocalWeather/World/Satellite/World/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 564 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 30, 2000 (20:13) * 6 lines 
 
from http://www.weathersite.com/







 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 565 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Oct 30, 2000 (20:17) * 1 lines 
 
If they do not update they are gone. Map projection is distorted but you can see the patterns of the weather which hit Britain...and the storm over the Rockies. As for us, we are under those mid-Pacific clouds, as usual!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 566 of 990: MarkG  (MarkG) * Wed, Nov  1, 2000 (09:03) * 1 lines 
 
Storms due to return to the UK tonight - but still no sign of bad weather outdoors.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 567 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov  1, 2000 (11:47) * 40 lines 
 
Oh Mark, Please take care! You too, Steven!

Austinites are gonna get another flood...
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
1015 AM CST WED NOV 1 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A FLASH
FLOOD WATCH EFFECTIVE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT FOR PEOPLE IN
THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
COMAL...GONZALES...WILSON...BASTROP...TRAVIS...BEXAR...HAYS...
LAVACA...DEWITT...WILLIAMSON...ATASCOSA...LEE...GUADALUPE...
CALDWELL...FAYETTE AND KARNES

THE WATCH IS GENERALLY ALONG AND EAST OF AN INTERSTATE 35 LINE FROM
SOUTH OF SAN ANTONIO TO NORTH OF AUSTIN...AND INCLUDES AUSTIN AND
SAN ANTONIO. A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT APPROACHING FROM THE WEST WILL
MOVE VERY SLOWLY ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS THIS AFTERNOON AND
PROVIDE A FOCUS FOR HEAVY RAINS TONIGHT. MOIST TROPICAL AIR WILL
FEED INTO THE COLD FRONT...RESULTING IN SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. THE COMBINATION OF STORMS TRAINING ALONG THE SLOW
MOVING FRONT AND A GROUND THAT IS NEARLY SATURATED...WILL RESULT IN
THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING.

WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 2 INCHES ARE EXPECTED ACROSS
THE WATCH AREA WITH LOCALLY HEAVY AMOUNTS OF 3 TO 5 INCHES
POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT. IT APPEARS THE CHANCES OF RAIN AND HEAVY RAIN
WILL REMAIN HIGH AND MAY PERSIST FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS AS SOUTH
TEXAS POTENTIALLY GETS LOCKED INTO A VERY WET WEATHER PATTERN.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE
WATCH AREA. PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA ARE ADVISED TO CHECK
PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS...KEEP INFORMED...AND BE READY FOR QUICK
ACTION IF FLASH FLOODING THREATENS.

STAY TUNED TO LOCAL OR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDERS...COMMERCIAL OR
NOAA WEATHER RADIO STATIONS OR OTHER MEDIA FOR FURTHER STATEMENTS ON
THIS FLASH FLOOD THREAT.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 568 of 990:  (sprin5) * Wed, Nov  1, 2000 (18:47) * 5 lines 
 
It's biting at our heels, nothing yet, scheduled a concrete pour tomorrrow (sidewalks), trying to get the garage roof on also. Nothing but rain, rain, rain an d more rain in the forecast.

I'm going to settle down, eat dinner while watching the last two nights opening skits on Leno via tivo, and wait for the raindrops.

I'll stay tuned. thanks for the heads up Marci.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 569 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov  1, 2000 (21:02) * 38 lines 
 
Happy to be of help. Humidity is good for curing concrete, but floods you do NOT need! Your forecast:


Txz173-191/194-208-012200-
Bastrop-Caldwell-Hays-Lee-Travis-Williamson-
Including The Cities Of...Austin...Bastrop...Georgetown...Giddings...
Lockhart...San Marcos
1039 Am Cst Wed Nov 1 2000

...Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through Tonight...
.This Afternoon...Mostly Cloudy With A 60 Percent Chance Of Showers
Or Thunderstorms...A Few Possibly Severe With Heavy Rain.
Highs In The Lower 80S. South Winds 10 To 15 Mph...Stronger And
Gusty In Thunderstorms.
.Tonight...Mostly Cloudy With A 70 Percent Chance Of Showers Or
Thunderstorms...Heavy Rainfall And Flooding Possible. Lows In The
Lower 60S. Winds Becoming Northwest 10 To 15 Mph.
.Thursday...Mostly Cloudy With A 40 Percent Chance Of Rain Or
Thunderstorms. Highs In The Lower 70S. Northeast Winds Near 10 Mph.

.Extended Forecast...
.Thursday Night And Friday...Cloudy With Rain Or Thunderstorms
Likely. Lows In The Lower 60S. Highs Near 70.
.Saturday Through Monday...Mostly Cloudy With A Chance Of Rain
Or Thunderstorms. Lows Near 60. Highs Around 70.
.Tuesday...Partly Cloudy. Lows In The 50S. Highs In The 70S.

Extended Forecast...
.Thursday Night...Increasing Clouds West And North. Mostly Cloudy
With A Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms South And East. Lows In
The 50S.
.Friday Through Sunday...Mostly Cloudy With A Chance Of Showers And
Thunderstorms. Highs In The 60S. Lows In The 50S.







 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 570 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov  1, 2000 (22:53) * 2 lines 
 
The first thunder of the winter season heard just a few minutes ago in Hilo.
That means it is snowing on the mountains!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 571 of 990:  (sprin5) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (07:46) * 1 lines 
 
Still no rain to speak of, that 5 inches never came last night, whew! There's still hope for my concrete pour (sidewalks) today. Hoping to get the roof on the garage and those sidewalks around the pool and house poured before the heavy stuff comes.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 572 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (12:33) * 31 lines 
 
We had 20 inches of rain overnight, many thunder-and-lightning strikes so close that they seemed simultaneous. Did not sleep much. One area above us got 5 inches of rain an hour! Power is on and off.

450 AM HST THU NOV 2 2000
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...HILO PUNA AND KAU AREAS BIG ISLAND
* UNTIL 750 AM HST THURSDAY

* AT 450 AM HST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR SHOWS
PERSISTENT RGENERATING THUNDERSTORM CELLS OVER THE HILO PUNA
AND KAU.
* THUNDERSTORMS WITH EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN
THE HILO PUNA AND KAU.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUS FLOODING IS ALREADY
OCCURRING. TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY AND
CONTINUE PRECAUTIONS UNTIL THE THREAT AND WARNING ARE OVER.

HILO IS STILL RECEIVING ITS HEAVIEST RAINFALL EVER IN 24 HOURS
OF OVER 24 INCHES SO FAR. THE HEAVY THUNDERSHOWERS ARE STATIONARY
APPEARING ANCHORED TO THEIR LOCATIONS. THESE CELLS ARE EXPECTED TO
WEAKEN LATER THIS MORNING.

MOTORISTS SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING
WATER...MANY FLASH FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR WHEN MOTORISTS TRY CROSSING
FLOODED ROADWAYS. ESCAPE RISING WATER BY CLIMBING DIRECTLY TO HIGHER
GROUND. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A FLOOD EITHER ON FOOT OR IN YOUR
VEHICLE. DO NOT CAMP NEAR STREAMS OR OTHER AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV OR RADIO FOR FURTHER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION.
MATSUDA NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 573 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (12:39) * 40 lines 
 
Worst Floods for 50 Years Drench Britain
BEWDLEY (Reuters) - Britain's worst floods in more than 50
years forced thousands of people to evacuate their homes on
Thursday as the rain kept falling and meteorologists warned
worse was yet to come.
The Environment Agency said initial estimates suggested
that about 3,000 properties had already been flooded.
It warned river levels had yet to peak.
"There is no light at the end of tunnel. We are expecting
rain to continue for at least the next few days," said a
spokesman for the Meteorological Office.
Prime Minister Tony Blair visited some of the towns worst
affected by the floods, including Bewdley, Shrewsbury in
central England and York, in northern England.
Dressed in a long raincoat and rubber boots, he surveyed
Bewdley from the main bridge over the River Severn.
He was confronted by activists trying to save a local
hospital from closure. After being constantly heckled by them,
he finally turned and said "I've got the message."
Evacuations of homes were ordered from Yorkshire in the
north to Kent in the south.
Severe flood warnings were issued for 14 areas in England
and Wales. Rivers in Yorkshire and the river Severn in south
west England were the main concerns. The Severn river had
already swollen to 10 times its normal level.
In Yorkshire the Environment Agency, the official body that
deals with natural disasters, said water levels on two rivers
were continuing to rise.
Residents of three villages in the area were preparing to
evacuate their homes for the second time in 18 months. Last
year Malton, Norton and Stamford Bridge were hit by floods that
caused 20 million pounds ($29 million) of damage.
The agency said up to four centimeters of rain was expected
to fall on the region on Thursday.
People in more than 10,000 homes in Dover, on the south
coast of England, were told to boil their water after bacteria
was found in the supply as a result of the flooding.
Folkestone and Dover Water Services warned they could be
forced to introduce water rationing to conserve supplies if the
flooding continued.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 574 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (13:00) * 32 lines 
 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HILO HI

730 AM HST THU NOV 2 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... HAWAII...
INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF...VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
* UNTIL 815 AM HST
* AT 730 AM HST...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM JUST TO THE WEST OF KILAUEA CRATER
* THIS SEVERE THUNDERSTORM IS EXPECTED TO BE NEAR VOLCANOES NATIONAL
PARK FOR THE NEXT 30 TO 45 MINUTES

PERSONS IN OR CLOSE TO THE WARNED AREA...TAKE SHELTER IN BASEMENTS OR
STURDY STRUCTURES.

PERSONS ON SOUTH HAWAII SHOULD MOVE TO SHELTER AND BE READY FOR STRONG
GUSTY WINDS...VERY HEAVY RAIN...LIGHTNING AND POSSIBLE HAIL. A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM MAY GIVE RISE TO A TORNADO.

THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM...TAKE COVER IMMEDIATELY. MOVE TO A
BASEMENT OR AN INTERIOR ROOM AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS.
DO NOT USE YOUR CAR UNTIL THE DANGER HAS PASSED. IF YOU ARE IN
YOUR CAR...LEAVE YOUR CAR AND GO TO A STRONG BUILDING. IF CAUGHT
IN THE OPEN...LIE FACE DOWN IN A DITCH OR FLAT ON THE GROUND
WITH WITH YOUR HANDS OVER YOUR HEAD. BE AWARE THAT HEAVY RAINFALL
MAY GIVE RISE TO FLASH FLOODING.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV OR RADIO FOR FURTHER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 575 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (14:41) * 1 lines 
 
The entire island is involved om this storm comingup from the south. In Kona, on the other side of the island, a tree collapsed on a restauranrt full of people. One has died so far in Hilo when his truck flipped over. Power outages common so I keep my candles lit in votive holders just in case...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 576 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (17:32) * 24 lines 
 
To give you some idea how bad it is, this is the current update for the Kilauea Volcano:

0550 November 2, 2000
There is no update this morning, because exceptionally
heavy rain makes it too dangerous to venture onto the dark
roadways. At your observer's home in Hilo, a rain gage re-
corded more than 20 inches (50 cm) between 1945 last night
and 0405 this morning, and the water still cometh down as
this is written. Lightning and thunder serve as garnish for
the storm. During the day yesterday, more than 5 inches
(12.5 cm) of rain fell near HVO, and it now totals 16 inches
(40 cm) since yesterday morning and is still rising. At
Pu`u `O`o the total since yesterday morning is higher; more
than 18 inches (45 cm). All tiltmeters are showing de-
flections because of the added mass of water to the ground.
This is one whale of a storm.

Volcanic tremor near Pu`u `O`o is at a moderate level.
Earthquake activity is low across the island. The tilt at
Kilauea summit is rather flat (actually continuing the
long-term slow deflation underway since the eruption began
in 1983), as it is near Pu`u `O`o and everywhere else along
the east rift zone.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 577 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (18:28) * 7 lines 
 
Good News for Bastrop!

...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR BASTROP AND TRAVIS COUNTIES
HAS EXPIRED...AT 400 PM CST NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED THE STORMS
THAT PROMPTED THE WARNING NO LONGER POSE A THREAT AND THE WARNING HAS
BEEN ALLOWED TO EXPIRE.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 578 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (18:55) * 49 lines 
 
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

With local flooding, rain, winds and storm activity occurring
around the island, here are some last minute pointers to
consider in emergency preparedness:

East Hawaii has severe damage and West Hawaii is expected to
experience more heavy rains in the very near future. Flooding
is impacting the roads - Various roads are closed around the
island - Stay off the roads - Flooding occurring around the
island.

- Locate your battery operated radios and flashlights now -
don't wait until dark.
- Listen to the radio for Weather Service and Civil Defense
Warnings & Advisories.
- Use the telephone only for emergency purposes.
- Don't go sightseeing.
- Unplug unnecessary appliances.

Most people have plenty of food in their refrigerators and
pantries to last a couple of days - stay at home, you already
have enough food - don't worry about food.

If power goes out - use your refrigerator and freezer
sparingly - eat perishables first, then pantry/canned goods.

If wind and rain continue we should expect the possibility of
prolonged power, water and telephone outages. Use a battery
operated radio to get weather updates.

Start to collect water NOW - two needs:

1. Drinking water - start to collect and store in clean
containers - NOW.
2. If water goes out, your toilets won't work - put empty
garbage cans under your gutter drain pipes to collect
water to use to flush the toilets.

Remain Calm - once the storm passes, we will work together to
get things back to normal. Red Cross volunteers are standing
by to help. If you need to be evacuated follow the evacuation
advisories.

Reminders: Stay at home - Use telephones for emergencies only -
Listen to the Radio - Prepare while it is still light, power is
on, water is on and things are relatively normal.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 579 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (19:09) * 16 lines 
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
634 PM CST THU NOV 2 2000
...THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH HAS EXPIRED...
...A TORNADO WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7PM FOR COMAL BLANCO AND HAYS
COUNTIES...
DOPPLER RADAR CONTINUES TO INDICATE A TORNADIC THUNDERSTORM IN
SOUTHERN MOST HAYS COUNTY MOVING EAST TOWARD WIMBERLY.
NO REPORTS OF SEVERE WEATHER HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AT THIS TIME.
ALTHOUGH REPORTS OF PEA TO MARBLE SIZE HAIL WERE REPORTED IN
KENDALL COUNTY AND THE CITIES OF OTTINE AND KERRVILLE.

NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE OVER MOST
OF THE AREA THROUGH THE NIGHT. GUSTY WINDS...DEADLY LIGHTNING...
HEAVY RAINS AND HAIL CAN BE EXPECTED.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 580 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (21:26) * 21 lines 
 
Austinites you are not out of the woods yet...


BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX

816 PM CST THU NOV 2 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
BASTROP COUNTY
LEE COUNTY
GUADALUPE COUNTY
CALDWELL COUNTY

* UNTIL MIDNIGHT

* AT 816 PM CST...WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY
RAIN BETWEEN SEGUIN AND NEW BRAUNFELS...MOVING TOWARD THE NORTHEAST
AT 20 MPH.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 581 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  2, 2000 (23:21) * 1 lines 
 
The above has been extended until 5 AM CST Friday.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 582 of 990:  (sprin5) * Fri, Nov  3, 2000 (06:58) * 1 lines 
 
We got the heavy rains! But we got the sidewalk poured just before they came, so it should have an interesting mottled pattern when it finishes setting up. It rained hard, probably about 4 inches. And today it has settled down, but like you say, we still in the woods.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 583 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov  3, 2000 (11:56) * 16 lines 
 
It will be textured and a non-skid surface which will not be unpleasing. We had that happen to us one time, too. Four inches? That's a heavy dew, here!

National Weather Summary - Morning Edition
Friday, November, 2000
Hawaiian Deluge Ends
Heavy tropical rains finally taper across the
Hawaiian Islands.
Over thirty inches of rain has fallen across
Hawaii
over the last several days. A persistent flow
of
tropical moisture is finally diminishing, but
not
before causing flash-flooding, mud slides, and
hundreds of thousands dollars worth of damage.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 584 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov  3, 2000 (11:57) * 17 lines 
 
Cover your sidewalk, Terry! This just in:

BULLETIN...IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
523 AM CST FRI NOV 3 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS EXTENDED THE
FLASH FLOOD WATCH...NOW EFFECTIVE THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR
PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES
IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
COMAL...GILLESPIE...MEDINA...GONZALES...KENDALL...WILSON...
REAL...BASTROP...BLANCO...TRAVIS...KERR...BEXAR...HAYS...
LAVACA...DEWITT...BURNET...WILLIAMSON...ATASCOSA...BANDERA...
LEE...LLANO...EDWARDS...KINNEY...GUADALUPE...FRIO...UVALDE...
CALDWELL...FAYETTE...VAL VERDE AND KARNES




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 585 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov  3, 2000 (12:48) * 8 lines 
 
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
1143 AM CST FRI NOV 3 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
BASTROP COUNTY
* UNTIL 245 PM CST



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 586 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov  3, 2000 (16:17) * 19 lines 
 
RIVER FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
354 PM CST FRI NOV 03 2000
THIS PRODUCT INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING RIVERS: COLORADO RIVER.
FOR THE COLORADO RIVER, INCLUDING BASTROP, MINOR FLOODING IS OCCURING
AND IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE.
BF FLD OBSERVED FORECAST
LOCATION STG STG STG DAY TIME 6 PM MIDNIGHT 6 AM
COLORADO RIVER
BASTROP 14 25 12.01 FRI 2 PM 13 15 18
FOR THE COLORADO RIVER AT BASTROP, THE LATEST STAGE IS 12.01 FEET AT
12 PM FRIDAY. THE RIVER WILL CREST BETWEEN 18 AND 19 FEET LATE
TONIGHT.
AT 18 FEET RIVER FLOW EXCEEDS BANKFULL INTO THE LOWEST AREAS OF THE
FLOOD PLAIN.

ADDITIONAL RAINFALL TONIGHT WILL CHANGE FORECAST RIVER LEVELS.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 587 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov  3, 2000 (18:38) * 31 lines 
 
You are not out of the woods yet. Please be careful!


A NEARLY STATIONARY COLD FRONT HAS STALLED OVER THE HILL COUNTRY.
TROPICAL AIR WAS FEEDING INTO SOUTH TEXAS AT THE LOWER LEVELS WHILE
MOIST AIR FROM THE PACIFIC WAS STREAMING INTO TX ACROSS MEXICO.
UPPER LEVEL ENERGY IS ALSO PROVIDING ADDITIONAL LIFT THAT IS HELPING
TO PRODUCE NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS MORNING. THE
UPPER STEERING WINDS WILL ALLOW FOR THE TRAINING OF THE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. SINCE THE SOILS ARE ALREADY SATURATED...THIS WILL
RESULT IN THE THREAT OF SIGNIFICANT FLOODING.

WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES HAVE FALLEN ACROSS MOST
OF THE WATCH AREA WITH SEVERAL AREAS RECEIVING 4 TO 6 INCHES
OVERNIGHT. ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINS OF 2 TO 5 INCHES WILL BE POSSIBLE

TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. WITH SATURATED GROUNDS...SOME
AREAS WILL BECOME FLOODED WITH ONLY AN INCH OF RAIN IN AN HOURS TIME.
THE CHANCES FOR RAIN AND HEAVY RAIN WILL REMAIN HIGH AND MAY PERSIST
THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS SOUTH TEXAS GETS LOCKED INTO A VERY WET
WEATHER PATTERN.

SEVERAL RIVERS IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS ARE ALREADY OUT OF BANKS...AND
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINS COULD RESULT IN A VERY SERIOUS FLOODING
SITUATION.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE
WATCH AREA. PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA ARE ADVISED TO CHECK
PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS...KEEP INFORMED...AND BE READY FOR QUICK
ACTION IF FLASH FLOODING THREATENS.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 588 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov  4, 2000 (13:49) * 45 lines 
 
OH NO...NOT AGAIN!!!

BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
915 PM HST FRI NOV 3 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...THE PUNA DISTRICT OF EASTERN HAWAII
INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF...PAHOA...KEHENA...KALAPANA AND
KAPAAHU

* UNTIL 1215 AM HST SATURDAY
* AT 915 PM HST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR
INDICATED STRONG THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING ALONG AND INLAND FROM
THE COAST FROM CAPE KUMUKAHI TO APUA POINT
* THUNDERSTORMS WITH EXCESSIVE RAINFALL ARE ALREADY OCCURRING IN]
THE PUNA AND VOLCANOES AREA.
FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN NORMALLY DRY STREAMBEDS DURING THE
NEXT TWO HOURS. PERSONS IN LOW-LYING OR FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUS FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR
ALREADY OCCURRING. TAKE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND
PROPERTY AND CONTINUE PRECAUTIONS UNTIL THE THREAT AND THE WARNING
ARE OVER.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR FLOODING AND SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO
CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER...MANY FLASH FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR
WHEN MOTORISTS TRY CROSSING FLOODED ROADWAYS. ESCAPE RISING WATER
BY CLIMBING DIRECTLY TO HIGHER GROUND. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A
FLOOD EITHER ON FOOT OR IN YOUR VEHICLE. DO NOT CAMP NEAR STREAMS
OR OTHER AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

THIS STORM WILL PRODUCE DANGEROUS LIGHTNING. LIGHTING IS A LEADING
KILLER AND PRECAUTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN TO AVOID BEING STRUCK BY
LIGHTING. STAY OUT FROM UNDER TALL TREES AND AWAY FROM THE OCEAN
AND BEACHES IF LIGHTNING IS OCCURRING. DO NOT TOUCH OR REMAIN
CLOSE TO METAL POLES OR FENCES.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV OR RADIO FOR FURTHER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION.
FARRELL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 589 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov  4, 2000 (13:52) * 11 lines 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
NORTH AND EAST HAWAII
INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF...LEEWARD AND WINDWARD KOHALA.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS EXTENDED THE FLASH
FLOOD WATCH... NOW EFFECTIVE UNTIL 830 PM HST SATURDAY EVENING...
FOR PERSONS IN THE FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...
ON MAUI...AND THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 590 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov  4, 2000 (13:55) * 3 lines 
 
The warnings are showing up in my inbox faster than I can read them. More now on the mountains!!!

http://www.intellicast.com/LocalWeather/World/UnitedStates/Southwest/Hawaii/Hilo/BaseReflectivityLoop/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 591 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov  4, 2000 (21:08) * 53 lines 
 
HILO -- In addition to $20 million in damage to Big Island bridges, roads, homes and businesses, this
week's flooding could mean snarled traffic and isolated communities for a month.

Mayor Stephen Yamashiro and Gov. Ben Cayetano have declared a state of emergency for the entire
island. The governor also declared Maui a disaster area and said officials from state Civil Defense and
Federal Emergency Management Administration will make assessments on the Big Island to determine
if federal funds will be made available.

Yamashiro put initial damage estimates at $10.5 million to private property and $8.4 million to public
facilities. He added that the total will likely rise to $20 million.

Civil Defense Deputy Bruce Butts said 77 businesses and as many as 300 homes were damaged.

At Pahala in the Kau District, two bridges on the Hawaii Belt Road were severely damaged, he said.
Traffic can now go only to Kona.

Kapapala Ranch owner Gordon Cran said remote Wood Valley is also isolated from Pahala by a
bridge washout. Cran bulldozed a temporary road across his land so residents can get to the highway.


In Hilo, a culvert underneath Komohana Street washed away. "This is really major," Butts said.

Repairs in both Hilo and Kau could take a month, he said.

Kamehameha Avenue, still covered with slick mud, remained closed yesterday but might open today,
he said.

A flood control project done in 1996-97 deliberately dumps flooding onto Kamehameha Avenue.
Yamashiro said extending the project to the bay would have required two more bridges with no
federal money to pay for them.

With Kamehameha and Komohana closed, traffic in the downtown Hilo area turned
bumper-to-bumper yesterday, moving at a crawl.

Yamashiro said he was happy that it was moving at all.

Some lose food, art collections

He said several more flood control project are planned, but they may cost $15 million each.

In his downtown Hilo office attached to the Hawaiian Arts T-shirt store, artist Regie Koyama had his
mind on a smaller sum: $90. That's the value of just one of his art books that was destroyed when 27
inches of water flowed into his office.

Koyama had been collecting books, art clippings and other objects to help in designing T-shirts and
other art for 35 years. Much of it was destroyed.

An inlet to an underground drain is right outside his doorway. He said the owner of his building tried to
control the flooding with sandbags. When the street was filled with two feet of water, it came into the
shop anyway.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 592 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov  4, 2000 (23:08) * 31 lines 
 
..and you thought you had a bad day...

From Bizarre News:

I am a news junkie. I am so twisted, C-Span is on my remote
memory. I ran across a story last week and have been waiting
for CNN, MSNBC, or other networks to make mention of this
frightening story. There is a village in India called Gauhati
that had suffered through the worst summer drought in their
recorded history. Crops were devastated.

Villagers had an idea. They decided to hire a rainmaker to
perform a ritual designed to break the devastating grip of
the drought. After performing his duty, the skies opened and
a downpour ensued. It rained...and rained...and rained some
more. For 10 days, straight, rain pounded the area. Floods
washed away half of the village.

Now this might sound bizarre, but the story takes an even
more tragic and bizarre turn from here. On the tenth day of
the flood, angry villagers attacked the "Rainmaker" and
killed him for causing the disaster. Within hours of the
killing the rain suddenly stopped.

The final chapter of this story ends with the police. They
made no arrests in the murder because they said that villagers
were simply protecting their personal property from the
ravages of an evil "Rainmaker." Now I ask every single one of
you; isn't this newsworthy? Well, I can say that Bizarre News
picks up where the other news organizations leave off.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 593 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov  5, 2000 (13:38) * 41 lines 
 
Wehave a brilliantly sunny day...finally! Texas is still getting rain:

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
455 AM CST SUN NOV 5 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS EXTENDED THE
FLASH FLOOD WATCH...NOW EFFECTIVE THROUGH TONIGHT FOR PEOPLE IN THE
FOLLOWING COUNTIES
IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
COMAL...GILLESPIE...MEDINA...GONZALES...KENDALL...WILSON...
REAL...BASTROP...BLANCO...TRAVIS...KERR...BEXAR...HAYS...
LAVACA...DEWITT...BURNET...WILLIAMSON...ATASCOSA...BANDERA...
LEE...LLANO...EDWARDS...KINNEY...GUADALUPE...FRIO...UVALDE...
CALDWELL...FAYETTE...VAL VERDE AND KARNES
THIS WATCH COVERS MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND ALL OF THE HILL
COUNTRY AND INCLUDES THE CITIES OF AUSTIN...SAN ANTONIO...DEL RIO
AND KERRVILLE.

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS TEXAS TONIGHT.
AT THE SURFACE A STALLED OUT FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL LIFT NORTH AS A
WARM FRONT TODAY WITH NUMEROUS STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
DEVELOPING ALONG THE FRONT. THEN...AS THE UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM
MOVES ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE WEST TO EAST
ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.

STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND TONIGHT ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE
RAINFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES PER HOUR. RAINFALL TOTALS TODAY
THROUGH TONIGHT WILL LIKELY BE IN THE 1 TO 2 INCH RANGE OVER A LARGE
AREA...WITH ISOLATED 3 TO 5 INCH AMOUNTS POSSIBLE. SOILS REMAIN
FULLY SATURATED FROM RECENT HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING...SO FLASH
FLOODING RAINS WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG BOTH THE WARM FRONT AND THE
COLD FRONT. IN MANY PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA...IT MAY TAKE AN INCH
OR LESS OF RAINFALL IN AN HOURS TIME TO PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING.

SEVERAL RIVERS IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS REMAIN SWOLLEN...AND ADDITIONAL
HEAVY RAINS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN ADDITIONAL RIVER FLOODING. A
BRIEF BREAK IN THE RAINS IS EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY. HOWEVER...
ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL THREATEN TO BRING ANOTHER POTENTIALLY
HEAVY RAIN EVENT ON WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 594 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov  5, 2000 (20:52) * 35 lines 
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
834 PM CST SUN NOV 5 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...
GONZALES COUNTY
BASTROP COUNTY
LAVACA COUNTY
DEWITT COUNTY
LEE COUNTY
CALDWELL COUNTY
FAYETTE COUNTY

* UNTIL 1 AM CST

* AT 834 PM CST...WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A LARGE
AREA OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY MOVING EASTWARD INTO
THE AREA. RAIN ALSO WAS INCREASING FROM THE SOUTH. DUE TO THE
SATURATED SOIL THIS HEAVY RAIN WILL PRODUCE RAPID FLOODING OF
LOWLYING AREAS AND ROADWAYS AND CAUSE STREAMS TO SWELL OUT OF THEIR
BANKS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO
CROSS SAFELY. VEHICLES CAUGHT IN RISING WATER SHOULD BE ABANDONED
QUICKLY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED
ACT QUICKLY. MOVE UP TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO
NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 595 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov  5, 2000 (21:01) * 20 lines 
 
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX

848 PM CST SUN NOV 5 2000



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN TEXAS...

BASTROP COUNTY

* UNTIL 945 PM CST

* AT 848 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM 6 MILES SOUTH OF ROSANKY...OR ABOUT 13 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF SMITHVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 65 MPH.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 596 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov  5, 2000 (21:04) * 1 lines 
 
A thunderstorm moving at 65 MPH?! That is 105 kph??


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 597 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov  5, 2000 (21:32) * 20 lines 
 
aha!!!

848 PM CST SUN NOV 5 2000
...CORRECT THUNDERSTORM SPEED...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN TEXAS...

BASTROP COUNTY

* UNTIL 945 PM CST

* AT 848 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM 6 MILES SOUTH OF ROSANKY...OR ABOUT 13 MILES
SOUTHWEST OF SMITHVILLE...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

LAT...LON 3009 9761 2983 9733 3006 9708 3026 9712
3039 9737 3021 9747




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 598 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov  5, 2000 (21:33) * 6 lines 
 
THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR BASTROP COUNTY REMAINS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 945 CST. AT 915 PM...THE THUNDERSTORM WAS NEAR MCDADE MOVING
EAST AT 25 MPH. THE THUNDERSTORM HAS A HISTORY OF PRODUCING DAMAGING
WINDS. REMAIN IN A SECURE SHELTER UNTIL THE THREAT ENDS.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 599 of 990:  (sprin5) * Mon, Nov  6, 2000 (07:41) * 1 lines 
 
It was a pretty heavy storm last night, I had to fish a chair out of the pool this morning. And the Directv dish was nearly blanked out for periods due to the heavy clouds and rain. Hopefully, it will be clear today so Duane can finish the garage roof.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 600 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov  6, 2000 (12:10) * 1 lines 
 
I'll continue to post the storm alerts as soon as they arrive in my email. I know about fishing stuff out of odd places. One of our trash cans ended up in the "moat" around the property. We have no idea how it got out of the garage!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 601 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov  7, 2000 (15:51) * 18 lines 
 
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
300 PM CST TUE NOV 7 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A FLASH
FLOOD WATCH FOR TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES

IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
COMAL...GILLESPIE...MEDINA...GONZALES...KENDALL...WILSON...
REAL...BASTROP...BLANCO...TRAVIS...KERR...BEXAR...HAYS...
LAVACA...DEWITT...BURNET...WILLIAMSON...ATASCOSA...BANDERA...
LEE...LLANO...GUADALUPE...FRIO...UVALDE...CALDWELL...FAYETTE AND KARNES

THE METROPOLITAN AREAS OF AUSTIN AND SAN ANTONIO ARE INCLUDED IN THE
FLASH FLOOD WATCH AREA.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 602 of 990:  (sprin5) * Wed, Nov  8, 2000 (07:28) * 1 lines 
 
It rained hard last night but I was still able to get by the low water crossing this morning and make it in to Austin.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 603 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov  8, 2000 (13:23) * 39 lines 
 
more bad news for you....

FLASH FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX

448 AM CST WED NOV 8 2000
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT TODAY FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES
IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
COMAL...MEDINA...GONZALES...KENDALL...WILSON...
BASTROP...BLANCO...TRAVIS...BEXAR...HAYS...
LAVACA...DEWITT...BURNET...WILLIAMSON...ATASCOSA...
LEE...GUADALUPE...FRIO....
CALDWELL...FAYETTE AND KARNES

THIS WATCH COVERS MUCH OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND THE EASTERN HILL
COUNTRY AND INCLUDES THE CITIES OF AUSTIN...SAN ANTONIO...HONDO AND
LA GRANGE.

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS TEXAS
TODAY. AHEAD OF IT...WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE WITH A MIX OF SLEET ACROSS THE HILL

COUNTRY. THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL MOVE NORTHEAST
AT 40 MPH WHILE THE STORM SYSTEM SHIFTS EAST AT 30 MPH. ADDITIONAL
RAINFALL OF 1 TO 2 INCHES IN THE WATCH AREA IS POSSIBLE TODAY.

SOILS REMAIN FULLY SATURATED FROM RECENT HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING...
SO FLASH FLOODING RAINS WILL BE POSSIBLE. IN MANY PORTIONS OF THE
WATCH AREA...IT MAY TAKE AN INCH OR LESS OF RAINFALL IN AN HOURS TIME
TO PRODUCE FLASH FLOODING.

SEVERAL RIVERS IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS REMAIN SWOLLEN...AND ADDITIONAL
HEAVY RAINS WILL LIKELY RESULT IN ADDITIONAL RIVER FLOODING. A
BRIEF BREAK IN THE RAINS IS EXPECTED MONDAY AND TUESDAY. HOWEVER...
ANOTHER STORM SYSTEM WILL THREATEN TO BRING ANOTHER POTENTIALLY
HEAVY RAIN EVENT ON WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 604 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov  8, 2000 (13:26) * 1 lines 
 
Our entire island-county of Hawaii has been declared a disaster area, so at least we will see some federal funds (and the bureaucrats who come with them) to help rebuild our infrastructure. It takes hours to just get from one side of Hilo to the other!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 605 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov 11, 2000 (13:07) * 6 lines 
 
Storm damage in Hilo: Where I was standing was under water just a few hours previous to taking this photo.


This is the baseball field. What those brown things are in the grass are huge boulders washed over? under? the chain link fence in the outfield.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 606 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov 11, 2000 (13:18) * 3 lines 
 
Why are the images so bad? The first one was taken at midday. It WAS that dark!!! That is a drop of about 8 feet (2.4 M). Fortunately, just when the water is at house entry level it crosses the road and flows into drainage over there.

The second picture was a foggy lens of which the photographer was unaware. What you cannot see is the chain-link fencing to the right. Mashed flat on the ground by the force of the water. Amazing!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 607 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov 12, 2000 (11:53) * 19 lines 
 
Winter (whatever that is) has hit California:

*** STATE WEATHER WARNINGS ***

CAZ017...019-121700-
SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA-
NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY-

...FROST ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING...
TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL DROP INTO THE UPPER 20S TO MIDDLE 30S
ACROSS THE REGION. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT OR BELOW
FREEZING FOR SEVERAL HOURS LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY MORNING FOR MOST
OF THE AREA. PLANTS THAT ARE SENSITIVE TO FROST SHOULD BE PROTECTED
AND ACCOMMODATIONS MADE FOR PETS. TEMPERATURES SHOULD WARM ABOVE
FREEZING BY 8 AM SUNDAY MORNING.






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 608 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov 12, 2000 (13:42) * 18 lines 
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED

* TORNADO WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN TEXAS...
BASTROP COUNTY

FAYETTE COUNTY

* UNTIL 210 PM CST

* AT 107 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
THUNDERSTORM WITH STRONG SIGNS THAT A TORNADO IS DEVELOPING 7 MILES
WEST OF ROSANKY...OR ABOUT 12 MILES SOUTHWEST OF BASTROP...MOVING
NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.

* THE TORNADO PRODUCING STORM IS EXPECTED TO BE...
2 MILES SOUTHEAST OF BASTROP AT 130 PM CST
OVER CIRCLE D-KC ESTATES AT 145 PM CST




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 609 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov 12, 2000 (13:44) * 9 lines 
 
...TORNADO WARNING FOR CALDWELL COUNTY UNTIL 200 PM...
...TORNADO WARNING FOR BASTROP AND FAYETTE COUNTIES UNTIL 210 PM...

AT 124 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
POSSIBLE TORNADO 15 MILES SOUTHEAST OF NIEDERWALD...OR 7 MILES EAST
OF LOCKHART...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 610 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov 12, 2000 (14:44) * 8 lines 
 
* AT 218 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A
THUNDERSTORM WITH STRONG ROTATION THAT MAY PRODUCE A TORNADO AT ANY
TIME 7 MILES SOUTHWEST OF ROSANKY...OR ABOUT 16 MILES SOUTHWEST
OF SMITHVILLE...MOVING NORTHEAST AT 20 MPH. A SECOND THUNDERSTORM
WITH A POSSIBLE TORNADO WAS LOCATED OVER BASTROP...MOVING IN THE
SAME SPEED AND DIRECTION.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 611 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov 12, 2000 (15:05) * 18 lines 
 
...A TORNADO WARNING IS IN EFFECT TIL 3 PM CST FOR FAYETTE COUNTY...
...A TORNADO WARNING IS IN EFFECT TIL 330 PM CST FOR HAYS COUNTY...
...A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT TIL 7 PM CST...

DOPPLER RADAR WAS INDICATING TORNADOES OVER HAYS AND FAYETTE
COUNTIES AT 250 PM CST.

OVER HAYS COUNTY...THE TORNADO WAS BETWEEN SAN MARCOS AND
WIMBERLEY...ABOUT 10 MILES WEST OF SAN MARCOS...MOVING EAST AT 30
MPH. PERSONS IN SAN MARCOS NEED TO BE ALERT AND READY TO TAKE SHELTER
IMMEDIATELY AS THE TORNADO WILL BE IN THE SAN MARCOS VICINITY IN JUST
A FEW MINUTES.

OTHER TORNADOES WERE INDICATED JUST NORTHEAST OF CISTERN AND IN
THE WINCHESTER WARDA AREAS OF FAYETTE COUNTY. TAKE COVER
IMMEDIATELY IF YOU ARE IN THESE AREAS.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 612 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov 12, 2000 (15:10) * 1 lines 
 
Please Texas, Take cover and report back when you can!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 613 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov 12, 2000 (15:41) * 18 lines 
 
Ther alerts are coming in as fast as I can post them


...TORNADO WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR GONZALES...LAVACA...FAYETTE
AND CALDWELL COUNTIES TIL 4 PM CST...

...A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT TIL 7 PM CST...

DOPPLER RADAR WAS INDICATING TORNADIC STORMS JUST SOUTH OF LA GRANGE
IN FAYETTE COUNTY AND BETWEEN SHINER AND MOULTON OVER LAVACA COUNTY
AT 330 PM CST. ALSO A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM BETWEEN LOCKHART AND
MENDOZA IN CALDWELL COUNTY APPEARS TO HAVE SOME ROTATION. THESE
STORMS APPEAR TO BE MOVING EAST AT 30 MPH. A WALL CLOUD HAS JUST
BEEN REPORTED TO THE WEATHER OFFICE JUST SOUTH OF LAGRANGE AT 325 PM
CST.

IF YOU ARE IN THESE AREAS....TAKE SHELTER IMMEDIATELY..



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 614 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov 12, 2000 (16:12) * 36 lines 
 
342 PM CST SUN NOV 12 2000



THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A



* TORNADO WARNING FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES IN TEXAS...

BASTROP COUNTY



* UNTIL 445 PM CST



* AT 342 PM CST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A

THUNDERSTORM WITH STRONG SIGNS THAT A TORNADO IS DEVELOPING 10

MILES SOUTHWEST OF CEDAR CREEK...OR ABOUT 8 MILES NORTHEAST OF
LOCKHART...MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH.

* THE TORNADO PRODUCING STORM IS EXPECTED TO BE...
7 MILES SOUTH OF CEDAR CREEK AT 350 PM CST


5 MILES NORTH OF ROSANKY AT 410 PM CST
7 MILES SOUTH OF BASTROP AT 415 PM CST
OVER SMITHVILLE AT 430 PM CST

IF YOU ARE CAUGHT OUTSIDE...SEEK SHELTER IN A NEARBY REINFORCED
BUILDING. AS A LAST RESORT...SEEK SHELTER IN A CULVERT...DITCH OR LOW
SPOT AND COVER YOUR HEAD WITH YOUR HANDS.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 615 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 14, 2000 (13:43) * 23 lines 
 
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
930 AM HST TUE NOV 14 2000
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD
WATCH EFFECTIVE UNTIL 1000 PM HST FOR PERSONS IN THE FOLLOWING
LOCATIONS...

ON HAWAII...ALL AREAS

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY
RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING. FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT... BUT PERSONS
ON HAWAII SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT PROPERTY
AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAIN IS OBSERVED OR A
FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.

MOISTURE MOVING INTO THE BIG ISLAND FROM THE EAST IS COMBINING WITH
AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE DUE TO COLDER AIR ALOFT TO PRODUCE HEAVY
SHOWERS. THESE WILL LIKELY CONTINUE OVER THE NORTH AND EAST PORTIONS
OF HAWAII...AND AFTERNOON HEATING COULD SET OFF LOCALLY HEAVY
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER OTHER SECTIONS OF THE BIG ISLAND THIS
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THUS THE WATCH AREA INCLUDES THE ENTIRE
COUNTY OF HAWAII.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 616 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 14, 2000 (13:59) * 1 lines 
 
Move over, Mt Waialeale, we gotta be the wettest place on earth. I never saw rain this hard for this long...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 617 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 14, 2000 (15:03) * 3 lines 
 
Three more flood warnings have come in in the last few moments. Check the loop for the weather patterns;

http://www.intellicast.com/LocalWeather/World/UnitedStates/Southwest/Hawaii/Hilo/BaseReflectivityLoop/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 618 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov 16, 2000 (11:48) * 13 lines 
 
WINTER WEATHER WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1115 PM HST WED NOV 15 2000

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH EFFECTIVE UNTIL 1000 AM HST THURSDAY FOR THE SUMMITS
AND UPPER SLOPES OF MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA.
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS...
INCLUDING BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES...SNOW...SLEET AND STRONG
WINDS...ARE POSSIBLE...BUT NOT IMMIMENT ATOP MAUNA KEA AND
MAUNA LOA. PERSONS ATOP THESE SUMMITS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE ONSET OF HAZARDOUS WINTERLIKE
CONDITIONS.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 619 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov 16, 2000 (11:57) * 23 lines 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD
WATCH EFFECTIVE UNTIL 1000 AM HST THURSDAY FOR PERSONS IN THE FOLLOWING
LOCATIONS...

IN NORTH AND EAST HAWAII

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY
RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING. FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT... BUT PERSONS
ON NORTH AND EAST HAWAII SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS NOW TO
PROTECT PROPERTY AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAIN
IS OBSERVED OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.

HEAVY RAINS HAVE BEEN OCCURRING ON NORTH AND EAST HAWAII...
ESPECIALLY IN THE HILO AND PUNA DISTRICTS. SOME STREAMS ARE REPORTED
HIGH AND SOME OVER THEIR BANKS AND SOME ROADS ARE REPORTED WITH
WATER OVER THE ROAD SURFACES.

SATELLITE AND RADAR INDICATE THAT MORE HEAVY SHOWERS ARE MOVING INTO
THE BIG ISLAND FROM THE EAST AND WILL BRING HEAVY SHOWERS AND
POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS TO THAT AREA OVERNIGHT. WITH THE GROUND
ALREADY SATURATED...AND ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINFALL WILL LIKELY CAUSE
FLASH FLOODING CONDITIONS.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 620 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Sat, Nov 18, 2000 (12:09) * 1 lines 
 
Hope you're staying as dry as possible. The boulders on the baseball field along with the flattened chain link fence do not make a reassuring picture.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 621 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov 18, 2000 (15:09) * 35 lines 
 
Yup, I am fine and joining those wondering what do do about removing all those huge boulders on the outfield without tearing up the turf.

Meanwhile for someone I care deeply about:

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
335 PM EST SAT NOV 18 2000
...ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
.ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL STREAM NORTH FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO
TONIGHT AND SUNDAY...UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A STRONG UPPER LEVEL
JET STREAM. SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FROM THE GULF
COAST TO THE GEORGIA COASTAL WATERS BY SUNDAY. THESE WEATHER
FEATURES WILL COMBINE WITH THE UNSEASONABLY COLD AIRMASS CURRENTLY
IN PLACE TO CAUSE SNOW TO FALL TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR THE MEDIA FOR THE LATEST
INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS WINTER WEATHER SITUATION.
GAZ010-017-NCZ051053-058-059-062065-SCZ001003-190321-
CORRECTED
BUNCOMBE NC-GRAHAM NC-GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS SC-HABERSHAM GA-
HAYWOOD NC-HENDERSON NC-MACON NC-NORTHERN JACKSON NC-
OCONEE MOUNTAINS SC-PICKENS MOUNTAINS SC-RABUN GA-
SOUTHERN JACKSON NC-SWAIN NC-TRANSYLVANIA NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON GA...CLARKESVILLE GA...
CHEROKEE NC...WAYNESVILLE NC...ASHEVILLE NC...SYLVA NC...
FRANKLIN NC...BREVARD NC...HENDERSONVILLE NC
335 PM EST SAT NOV 18 2000
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...
SNOW WILL DEVELOP THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY...SNOW
MAY MIX WITH RAIN AT TIMES IN SOME SOUTHERN VALLEYS. AN INCH OR TWO
OF SNOW ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE BY DAYBREAK...WITH TOTAL
ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.


The Almighty is gonna get tired of hearing for me as winter progresses.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 622 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov 18, 2000 (21:57) * 30 lines 
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
959 PM EST SAT NOV 18 2000

...ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS...
.UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A STRONG UPPER LEVEL JET STREAM...ABUNDANT
MOISTURE WILL STREAM NORTH FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO OVERNIGHT AND
SUNDAY. SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE NORTHEAST FROM THE GULF COAST
TO THE GEORGIA COASTAL WATERS BY SUNDAY. THESE WEATHER FEATURES WILL
COMBINE WITH THE UNSEASONABLY COLD AIRMASS CURRENTLY IN PLACE TO
CAUSE SNOW TO FALL LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY.
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET FOR
THE LATEST INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS WINTER WEATHER SITUATION.

GAZ010-017-NCZ051053-058-059-062065-SCZ001003-190936-
BUNCOMBE NC-GRAHAM NC-GREENVILLE MOUNTAINS SC-HABERSHAM GA-
HAYWOOD NC-HENDERSON NC-MACON NC-NORTHERN JACKSON NC-
OCONEE MOUNTAINS SC-PICKENS MOUNTAINS SC-RABUN GA-
SOUTHERN JACKSON NC-SWAIN NC-TRANSYLVANIA NC-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLAYTON GA...CLARKESVILLE GA...
CHEROKEE NC...WAYNESVILLE NC...ASHEVILLE NC...SYLVA NC...
FRANKLIN NC...BREVARD NC...HENDERSONVILLE NC
959 PM EST SAT NOV 18 2000

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY THROUGH SUNDAY...
SNOW WILL DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH SUNDAY...SNOW
MAY MIX WITH RAIN AT TIMES IN SOME SOUTHERN VALLEYS. AN INCH OF SNOW
ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE BY DAYBREAK...WITH TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 2
TO 3 INCHES POSSIBLE BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 623 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov 19, 2000 (11:08) * 4 lines 
 






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 624 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 22, 2000 (21:08) * 28 lines 
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
354 PM CST WED NOV 22 2000

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A FLASH
FLOOD WATCH EFFECTIVE FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND THURSDAY EVENING
FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES
IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS

GONZALES...BASTROP...TRAVIS...HAYS...LAVACA...DEWITT...
WILLIAMSON...LEE...CALDWELL AND FAYETTE

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE
WATCH AREA. PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA ARE ADVISED TO CHECK
PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS...KEEP INFORMED...AND BE READY FOR QUICK
ACTION IF FLASH FLOODING THREATENS.

A STRONG UPPER LEVEL WEATHER SYSTEM WILL INTERACT WITH A DEVELOPING
SURFACE LOW TO TRIGGER SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE DAY
THURSDAY. A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY DEVELOP WHICH COULD
PRODUCE RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR.

WITH SOILS STILL SATURATED FROM PREVIOUS RAINS...THE RAINFALL WILL
RUN OFF CAUSING FLOODING OF LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND SMALL STREAMS.
THE WEATHER SYSTEM WILL TRACK ACROSS DURING THE AFTERNOON AND
EVENING. WINDY CONDITIONS WILL FOLLOW THE PASSAGE OF A COLD FRONT
THURSDAY NIGHT. LIGHT RAIN AND CONTINUE BREEZY WEATHER ARE IN STORE
FOR FRIDAY.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 625 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov 23, 2000 (12:31) * 25 lines 
 
Despite the threat of floods, Happy Thanksgiving to Austin...

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
358 AM CST THU NOV 23 2000

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS
ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH THROUGH TONIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES:

IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
COMAL...GONZALES...WILSON...BASTROP...TRAVIS...BEXAR...
HAYS...LAVACA...DEWITT...WILLIAMSON...ATASCOSA...LEE...
GUADALUPE...CALDWELL...FAYETTE AND KARNES

THE WATCH COVERS THE EASTERN PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS ALONG
AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 35...THIS INCLUDES THE CITIES OF AUSTIN...SAN
ANTONIO AND LA GRANGE.

LIGHT RAIN WILL CONTINUE FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS WITH A FEW
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON. A STRONG UPPER LEVEL STORM
SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS TEXAS LATER TODAY...TRIGGERING THUNDERSTORMS
AND HEAVY RAIN TONIGHT. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES ARE
POSSIBLE WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 4 INCHES IN STRONGER STORMS.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 626 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov 23, 2000 (21:53) * 43 lines 
 
...TORNADO WARNING FOR DIMMIT AND ZAVALA COUNTIES EXPIRED
AT 930 PM CST...

...TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 1 AM CST FRIDAY FOR PARTS CENTRAL TEXAS
AND EAST PART OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...
...SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR FRIO COUNTY UNTIL 10 PM...

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR TRAVIS...WILLIAMSON...BASTROP...
CALDWELL AND GUADALUPE COUNTIES UNTIL MIDNIGHT...

...FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR HAYS...COMAL...BEXAR AND MEDINA COUNTIES
UNTIL 1130 PM...
TORNADO WARNING FOR DIMMIT AND ZAVALA COUNTIES HAS EXPIRED.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR TRAVIS...WILLIAMSON...
BASTROP...CALDWELL...GUADALUPE...HAYS...COMAL...BEXAR AND MEDINA
COUNTIES. IN THESE COUNTIES...HEAVY RAIN...SOME HAIL...GUSTY WINDS
AND DEADLY LIGHTNING THE NEXT FEW HOURS WILL CAUSE SOME FLOODING AT
LOW WATER CROSSINGS.

A TORNADO WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CST FOR LLANO...BURNET...
WILLIAMSON...LEE...GILLESPIE...BLANCO...KENDALL...TRAVIS...BASTROP...
FAYETTE...COMAL...HAYS...GUADALUPE...CALDWELL...GONZALES...
AND LAVACA COUNTIES. THIS INCLUDES THE AUSTIN METRO AREA.

OCCASIONAL RAIN WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THE NEXT FEW
HOURS OVER PARTS OF CENTRAL AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...PLUS
THE HILL COUNTRY THE NEXT FEW HOURS. SOME OF THE
THUNDERSTORMS COULD BECOME SEVERE...AND ISOLATED TORNADOES COULD
FORM.

STRONG GUSTY WINDS...FREQUENT DEADLY LIGHTNING...SOME HAIL AND
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN ARE POSSIBLE WITH THE STRONGER STORMS.
SOME FLOODING AT LOW WATER CROSSINGS OR OTHER LOW LYING AREAS IS
POSSIBLE WHERE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN FALLS. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH
CONTINUES THROUGH TONIGHT OVER SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS ALONG AND EAST OF
I35.

ON FRIDAY...A WINDY DAY IS EXPECTED...WITH DAYTIME HIGHS IN THE 60S
AND NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH...DIMINISHING LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
TO FRIDAY EVENING.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 627 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 27, 2000 (16:28) * 31 lines 
 
BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED
FLASH FLOOD WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
925 PM CST THU NOV 23 2000


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...

BASTROP COUNTY (Terry and Geo's instigator are both in Bastrop county)
TRAVIS COUNTY
WILLIAMSON COUNTY
GUADALUPE COUNTY
CALDWELL COUNTY
* UNTIL 1200 AM CST
* AT 925 PM CST...WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICTED BANDS OF
STRONG THUNDERSTORMS FROM LAGO VISTA TO GEORGETOWN AND FROM SEGUIN
TO NEAR BASTROP MOVING EAST AT 25 MPH. SOME THUNDERSTORMS WERE
PRODUCING HOURLY RAINFALL RATES OF 1 TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR. THESE
RAINS WILL PRODUCE FLOODING OF URBAN AREAS...LOW WATER CROSSINGS AND
SMALL STREAMS.

DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE
ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS
SAFELY. VEHICLES CAUGHT IN RISING WATER SHOULD BE ABANDONED QUICKLY.
MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

LAT...LON 2962 9814 2957 9783 3008 9730 3067 9744
3083 9785 3033 9798 2998 9768




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 628 of 990:  (sprin5) * Tue, Nov 28, 2000 (08:31) * 1 lines 
 
Wow, and it's such a nice pleasant day today. That front's done gone I think.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 629 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 28, 2000 (23:38) * 1 lines 
 
Thank goodness! It has been a pretty bad couple of weeks for you guys!!! Thanks for checking in!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 630 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Mon, Dec 11, 2000 (17:18) * 1 lines 
 
well, parts of texas, arkansas, louisiana, and oklahoma are in for some nasty weather. we're currently under a winter storm watch and the temp here has dropped 20 degrees since i went to work this morning! (it's 40)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 631 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 11, 2000 (17:34) * 1 lines 
 
Hmmmmmm... wonder why my weather alerts are not arriving? Bad weather??? Take care you guys!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 632 of 990: Karen  (KarenR) * Mon, Dec 11, 2000 (18:13) * 2 lines 
 
we're currently under a winter storm watch
Ha! We've been in the winter storm all day and it doesn't show any signs of easing up. How many times can one shovel in a given day? :-(


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 633 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Tue, Dec 12, 2000 (09:49) * 1 lines 
 
our ice and snow is supposed to arrive late this afternoon and tonight....


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 634 of 990:  (sprin5) * Tue, Dec 12, 2000 (10:36) * 3 lines 
 
We're waiting for a big ice storm, I'm going to check the http://www.kvue.com site for Doppler radar to see when it will hit.

I just bought 20 gallons of reserve spring water, just in case the well goes out due to power outages.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 635 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Tue, Dec 12, 2000 (19:34) * 1 lines 
 
thankfully our power lines are buried! but, we have lost power before. it's early for us to have weather like this!! thanks for the link to doppler radar.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 636 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Wed, Dec 13, 2000 (11:15) * 1 lines 
 
The ice storm is subsiding, at least for now, but the branches are hanging low around Austin.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 637 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Wed, Dec 13, 2000 (14:27) * 3 lines 
 
yeah, we were sent home from work. lots and lots of tree limbs down and now the sun is coming out. but, a low of 28 overnight so those roads are gonna freeze.

be careful out there, esp. those not used to this type of weather!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 638 of 990:  (sprin5) * Wed, Dec 13, 2000 (14:40) * 1 lines 
 
It's bright and sunny outside now! What a change.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 639 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 17, 2000 (03:46) * 1 lines 
 
Happy me and envious, too. Sam old same old here. Looks and feels like June!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 640 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec 23, 2000 (17:30) * 2 lines 
 
Anyone want to help me flock the lawn???



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 641 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Tue, Dec 26, 2000 (05:38) * 1 lines 
 
You're doing this?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 642 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 26, 2000 (16:50) * 63 lines 
 
No, I didn't but had flapole garlanded illuminated with tiny lights!!!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
423 PM CST TUE DEC 26 2000

BANDERA-BASTROP-BEXAR-BLANCO-BURNET-CALDWELL-COMAL-EDWARDS-GILLESPIE-
GUADALUPE-HAYS-KENDALL-KERR-KINNEY-LEE-LLANO-MEDINA-REAL-TRAVIS-
UVALDE-VAL VERDE-WILLIAMSON-

INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AUSTIN...BANDERA...BASTROP...BOERNE...
BRACKETTVILLE...BURNET...DEL RIO...FREDERICKSBURG...GEORGETOWN...
GIDDINGS...HONDO...JOHNSON CITY...KERRVILLE...LEAKEY...LLANO...
LOCKHART...NEW BRAUNFELS...ROCKSPRINGS...SAN ANTONIO...SAN MARCOS...
SEGUIN...UVALDE

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY HILL COUNTRY AND ADJACENT AREAS OF
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AND ADJACENT AREAS
OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS FOR TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. THE ADVISORY AREA
IS ALONG AND NORTHWEST OF A DEL RIO TO SAN ANTONIO TO GIDDINGS LINE.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR LIGHT
WINTER-TYPE PRECIPITATION TO OCCUR. IN THIS INSTANCE...THE BEST
CHANCE IS FOR A MIX OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW TONIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY.

PERSONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA SHOULD CHECK PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS
AT ONCE...REMAIN INFORMED OF THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
ADVISORY...AND BE PREPARED TO SAFEGUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY IF WINTER
WEATHER IS OBSERVED. NOW IS THE TIME FOR ADVANCE PLANNING...TONIGHT
OR WEDNESDAY COULD BE TOO LATE.

COLD ARCTIC AIR CONTINUES TO INFILTRATE SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND THE
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AS SURFACE LOW PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE UPPER TEXAS
COAST. MUCH OF THE AVAILABLE MOISTURE HAS MOVED EAST OF THE AREA
IN ADVANCE OF THE SURFACE LOW. HOWEVER...SOME MOISTURE REMAINS. THE
COLD AIR AND REMAINING MOISTURE WILL COMBINE WITH AN UPPER-LEVEL LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM TO PRODUCE A MIX OF LIGHT RAIN...FREEZING RAIN...
SLEET AND SLOW. MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF ICE AND SNOW ARE POSSIBLE
ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY AND ADJACENT AREAS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TONIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY. THE ICE AND SNOW WILL ACCUMULATE MAINLY ON EXPOSED
SURFACES SUCH AS TREES AND POWER LINES...AND BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIALS SHOULD MONITOR LATER
FORECASTS AND BULLETINS...OR CONTACT THE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION CONCERNING YOUR
LOCALE.

WEATHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS BY TUNING TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTING ON FREQUENCIES RANGING BETWEEN
162.400 AND 162.550 MHZ. THE INTERNET ADDRESS FOR TEXAS WEATHER

SERVICE OFFICES IS HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV. TEXAS ROAD INFORMATION
IS AVAILABLE AT 1-800-452-9292. WEATHER INFORMATION IN CENTRAL AND
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS MAY BE OBTAINED BY DIALING 830-609-2029 OR 830-
606-3617.






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 643 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 26, 2000 (22:08) * 67 lines 
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATE

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
945 PM CST TUE DEC 26 2000

BANDERA-BASTROP-BEXAR-BLANCO-BURNET-CALDWELL-COMAL-EDWARDS-GILLESPIE-
GUADALUPE-HAYS-KENDALL-KERR-KINNEY-LEE-LLANO-MEDINA-REAL-TRAVIS-
UVALDE-VAL VERDE-WILLIAMSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AUSTIN...BANDERA...BASTROP...BOERNE...
BRACKETTVILLE...BURNET...DEL RIO...FREDERICKSBURG...GEORGETOWN...
GIDDINGS...HONDO...JOHNSON CITY...KERRVILLE...LEAKEY...LLANO...
LOCKHART...NEW BRAUNFELS...ROCKSPRINGS...SAN ANTONIO...SAN MARCOS...
SEGUIN...UVALDE

...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AND
ADJACENT AREAS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY AND
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...BANDERA...BASTROP...BEXAR...
BLANCO...BURNET...CALDWELL...COMAL...EDWARDS...GILLESPIE...
GUADALUPE...HAYS...KENDALL...KERR...KINNEY...LEE...LLANO...MEDINA...
REAL...TRAVIS...UVALDE...VAL VERDE...WILLIAMSON...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR LIGHT
WINTER-TYPE PRECIPITATION TO OCCUR. IN THIS INSTANCE...THE BEST
CHANCE IS FOR A MIX OF LIGHT FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW TONIGHT
AND WEDNESDAY.

DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AND ADJACENT
COUNTIES ALONG THE ESCARPMENT ARE DANGEROUS AND TRAVEL IS NOT
ADVISED. ACCUMULATION OF SLEET...ICE AND SNOW IS POSSIBLE OVER HILL
COUNTRY ROAD TONIGHT AND INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING.

COLD ARCTIC AIR CONTINUES TO MOVES INTO AND ACROSS THE TEXAS HILL
COUNTRY AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AS A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE CENTERED
OVER LUBBOCK TEXAS MOVES SLOWLY NORTHEAST. THE COLD ARCTIC AIR MOVING
OVER THE REGION WILL INTERACT WITH THE MOISTURE FROM THE GULF TO
PRODUCE LIGHT RAIN MIXED WITH FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW.

PERSONS IN THE ADVISORY AREA SHOULD CHECK WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS
REQUIREMENTS. REMAIN INFORMED OF THE LATEST WEATHER FORECAST AND
ADVISORY...AND BE PREPARED TO SAFEGUARD LIFE AND PROPERTY.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT...CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIALS SHOULD MONITOR
FORECASTS AND BULLETINS.

WEATHER INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS BY TUNING TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO TRANSMITTING ON FREQUENCIES RANGING BETWEEN
162.400 AND 162.550 MHZ. THE INTERNET ADDRESS FOR TEXAS WEATHER

SERVICE OFFICES IS HTTP://WWW.SRH.NOAA.GOV. TEXAS ROAD INFORMATION
IS AVAILABLE AT 1-800-452-9292. WEATHER INFORMATION IN CENTRAL AND
SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS MAY BE OBTAINED BY DIALING 830-609-2029 OR 830-
606-3617.

ADVERSE WINTER WEATHER EXTENDS INTO NORTH AND WEST TEXAS.
MOTORISTS AND TRAVELERS SHOULD CHECK WEATHER AND ROAD CONDITIONS
PRIOR TO DEPARTURE INTO THESE AREAS OF THE STATE. TRAVEL AND HIGHWAY
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE HAZARDOUS DUE TO ICE AND SNOW
ACCUMULATION. IN ADDITION...AIRLINE TRAVEL MAY BE DELAYED OR
INTERRUPTED AT SOME AIR TERMINALS AND MAJOR HUBS...SO BE SURE TO
CHECK BEFOREHAND WITH YOUR AIRLINE OR TRAVEL AGENT.

ADDITIONAL STATEMENTS OR BULLETINS WILL BE ISSUED PERIODICALLY TO
KEEP YOU UPDATED ON THE VERY LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION. THIS
INFORMATION WILL BE BROADCAST OVER LOCAL RADIO...TV...CABLE TV
STATIONS AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO. LISTEN FOR THESE BROADCASTS...AND
HEED THEIR ADVICE!



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 644 of 990:  (sprin5) * Wed, Dec 27, 2000 (04:08) * 1 lines 
 
Yep, I went to the hockey game last night (Ice Bats won) and saw impending signs of a freeze on the roads as I traversed the back roads to Cedar Creek from the Expo Center. It will be interesting to see what the roads are like in the morning.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 645 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 27, 2000 (14:11) * 66 lines 
 
Ice Bats?!!!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
445 AM CST WED DEC 27 2000


BANDERA-BASTROP-BEXAR-BLANCO-BURNET-CALDWELL-COMAL-EDWARDS-GILLESPIE-
GUADALUPE-HAYS-KENDALL-KERR-KINNEY-LEE-LLANO-MEDINA-REAL-TRAVIS-
UVALDE-VAL VERDE-WILLIAMSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...AUSTIN...BANDERA...BASTROP...BOERNE...
BRACKETTVILLE...BURNET...DEL RIO...FREDERICKSBURG...GEORGETOWN...
GIDDINGS...HONDO...JOHNSON CITY...KERRVILLE...LEAKEY...LLANO...
LOCKHART...NEW BRAUNFELS...ROCKSPRINGS...SAN ANTONIO...SAN MARCOS...
SEGUIN...UVALDE

...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AND
ADJACENT AREAS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS TODAY...
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY CONTINUES TODAY FOR THE FOLLOWING
COUNTIES...BANDERA...BASTROP...BEXAR...BLANCO...BURNET...CALDWELL...
COMAL...EDWARDS...GILLESPIE...GUADALUPE...HAYS...KENDALL...KERR...
KINNEY...LEE...LLANO...MEDINA...REAL...TRAVIS...UVALDE...
VAL VERDE...AND WILLIAMSON.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THE POTENTIAL EXISTS FOR LIGHT
WINTER-TYPE PRECIPITATION TO OCCUR IN THE COLD WEATHER TODAY. IN
THIS INSTANCE...THE BEST CHANCE IS FOR A MIX OF RAIN OR LIGHT
FREEZING RAIN WITH SLEET AND SNOW FOR TODAY. IN ADDITION...DAYTIME
HIGHS WILL BE IN THE 30S ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY TO 40S OVER THE
WARMEST PARTS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...SOME 20 TO 25 DEGREES BELOW
NORMAL. FINALLY...COLD NORTHWEST WIND AT 10 TO 20 MPH TODAY WILL
KEEP THE WIND CHILL INDEX BETWEEN 5 AND 30. AS A RESULT...
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY WILL CONTINUE TODAY.

DRIVING CONDITIONS ACROSS THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AND ADJACENT
COUNTIES ALONG THE ESCARPMENT COULD POSSIBLY BECOME DANGEROUS.
TRAVEL WILL BE MORE HAZARDOUS THAN USUAL. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS
ARE EXPECTED TO BE MOSTLY LIGHT. A MIX OF SLEET...FREEZING RAIN AND
SNOW IS POSSIBLE OVER NORTHERN PARTS OF THE ADVISORY AREA...WHILE
MOSTLY A MIX OF RAIN OR FREEZING RAIN WITH SLEET AND A FEW SNOW
FLURRIES...IS POSSIBLE OVER THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE ADVISORY AREA.

MAINLY ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM JUST NORTH OF DEL RIO TO JUST
NORTH OF SAN ANTONIO TO NEAR THE AUSTIN AREA TO TAYLOR IN WILLIAMSON
COUNTY...LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET...ICE AND SNOW COULD FORM ON
ELEVATED ROADS...BRIDGES AND OVERPASSESES...WHERE TEMPERATURES BE
BELOW FREEZING PART OF THIS MORNING. FROM DEL RIO TO SAN ANTONIO TO
BASTROP AND GIDDINGS IN LEE COUNTRY...PATCHY ACCUMULATIONS OF SLEET
OR FREEZING RAIN...MIXED WITH RAIN...COULD FORM ON
BRIDGES...OVERPASSES AND EXPOSED OBJECTS. TEMPERATURES WILL FALL
CLOSE TO OR REMAIN SLIGHTLY ABOVE FREEZING...THEN RISE SLIGHTLY
LATER THIS MORNING.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO RISE ABOVE FREEZING OVER NORTHERN PARTS
OF THE ADVISORY AREA BY LATE MORNING TO NOON. OVER SOUTHERN PARTS
OF THE ADVISORY AREA...TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR TO SLIGTLY ABOVE
FREEZING...THEN RISE BY LATE MORNING.

DRIER CONDITIONS WILL SWEEP THROUGH THE ADVISORY AREA LATER TODAY
AND TONIGHT...DIMINISHING AND FINALLY ENDING THE CHANCE OF
PRECIPITATION. OVERNIGHT LOWS ARE EXPECTED NEAR TO BELOW FREEZING


TONIGHT...THEN RISING TO MOSTLY 50S THURSDAY...UNDER SUNNY SKIES.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 646 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 27, 2000 (14:13) * 17 lines 
 
945 AM CST WED DEC 27 2000

...THE WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ISSUED FOR THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY AND
ADJACENT AREAS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS IS CANCELLED...

VERY LITTLE PRECIPITATION IS CURRENTLY BEING REPORTED ACROSS THE
HILL COUNTRY AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS. AN UPPER LOW CURRENTLY OVER
WESTERN TEXAS WILL PRODUCE A FEW RAIN...SLEET OR SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS
THE AREA AS IT MOVES THROUGH TEXAS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
HOWEVER...AMOUNTS WILL BE VERY LIGHT AND NOT CAUSE ANY PROBLEMS
ACROSS THE AREA.








 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 647 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 28, 2000 (23:24) * 27 lines 
 
More Travel Chaos Expected As UK Freeze Goes On Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitterly cold and icy weather is expected
to cause more travel chaos on Friday as Britain endures its
worst winter for six years.
Police and motoring organizations told Britons to stay at home
unless their travel was necessary.
They warned that driving conditions would remain treacherous
with black ice on many roads after overnight temperatures
plummeted to minus 14F.
The Meteorological Office said the arctic conditions would
continue throughout Friday, with the maximum temperature
expected to be just 2C 36F.
A spokesman for AA Roadwatch said its message to drivers
had been "try and enjoy the rest of Christmas and don't go out
unless it's absolutely necessary."
Heavy snowfall of up to 6 inches fell across most of the UK on
Thursday causing severe disruption to air travel with flights in
and out of many airports canceled.
The Met Office said it was the most widespread snowfall to hit
the country since February 1994.
More snow showers are forecast for coastal regions on Friday
with another very cold night in store and a severe frost in
places.
The freezing weather was set to continue over the weekend,
the Met Office said.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 648 of 990:  (sprin5) * Fri, Dec 29, 2000 (10:35) * 3 lines 
 
I wonder if Mike is in the UK or US? (Mike Griggs). Who else on Spring is in the UK?

I wonder how Aishling Hall and Ann Whittle are doing? I hope they're ok!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 649 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Sun, Dec 31, 2000 (19:41) * 1 lines 
 
And it's New Year's Eve and NW Louisiana has snow!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 650 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Mon, Jan  1, 2001 (03:51) * 1 lines 
 
I heard that on the way home from a New Years eve party. My friend Mickey said he wished he were in Shreveport.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 651 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Mon, Jan  1, 2001 (12:17) * 1 lines 
 
we got about 2 inches. the roads are pretty good now but earlier today, it was rather slick out. we usually don't get snow until late jan/feb!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 652 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  1, 2001 (17:22) * 1 lines 
 
Shreveport' sgame was amazing. Wish I could have made snow angels all over the field. Talk about a boring half time show... It was lovely to watch, but I was rooting for the team who almost won...*sigh*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 653 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Tue, Jan  9, 2001 (18:04) * 3 lines 
 
Sorry that your team didn't win, Marcia. Too bad the half time show didn't feature people making snow angels on the field.

On the subject of college football, I'm sorry that Penn State had such a dismal season. Maybe next year, Marcia?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 654 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 10, 2001 (22:53) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks! Yup! Wait'll next year, as they say!!! I like that idea for half time - would have been seasonal and pretty, too!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 655 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Jan 11, 2001 (17:13) * 1 lines 
 
In front of a Chinese restaurant just outside of Pittsburgh some of the employees made snow pandas, instead of snowmen. They even colored some of the snow black so that the life-size giant pandas looked very life-like. People would stop and take pictures of, or have their pictures taken with the snow pandas, while they lasted.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 656 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 12, 2001 (13:38) * 1 lines 
 
How cute!!! I love that idea! Next snowfall we get I'm gonna do that, too!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 657 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 12, 2001 (15:10) * 56 lines 
 
California where there is now power and plenty of cold:

LOCAL STORM REPORT...ADDITIONAL REPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY - HANFORD CA
1030 AM PST THU JAN 11 2001
TIME(PST) .....CITY LOCATION..... STATE ...EVENT/REMARKS...
....COUNTY LOCATION....
0700 AM AGNEW PASS 9450' CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 MARIPOSA 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 39 INCHES

0700 AM MAMMOTH MOUNTAIN CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 MADERA 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 30-36 INCHES

0700 AM UPPER BURNT CORRAL 9700' CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 MADERA 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 33 INCHES

0700 AM OSTRANDER LAKE 8200' CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 MARIPOSA 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 20 INCHES

0700 AM HUME LAKE CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 FRESNO 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 17 INCHES

0700 AM GIN FLAT 7050' CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 MARIPOSA 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 16 INCHES

0700 AM TUOLUMNE MEADOWS CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 YOSEMITE NAT'L PARK 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 22 INCHES

0700 AM BIG MEADOWS 7600' CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 TULARE 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 22 INCHES

0700 AM TUNNEL GUARD STATION 8950' CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 TULARE 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 20 INCHES

0700 AM CHAGOOPA PLATEAU 10300' CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 TULARE 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 20 INCHES

0700 AM MITCHELL MEADOW 10375' CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 TULARE 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 20 INCHES

0700 AM BENCH MEADOWS 7650' CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 TULARE 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 17 INCHES

0700 AM QUAKING ASPEN 7200' CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 TULARE 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 12 INCHES

0700 AM FISH CAMP CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 MARIPOSA 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 12 INCHES

0800 AM TEHACHAPI CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 KERN 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 6 INCHES

0900 AM FRAZIER PARK CA HEAVY SNOW
01/11/01 KERN 24 HOUR TOTAL OF 9 INCHES




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 658 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 25, 2001 (14:57) * 59 lines 
 
Coral Reef Exposes Worst El Ninos Ever Are Now

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An ancient coral reef in Papua New Guinea
has let scientists check up on the history of El Nino and suggest the
weather pattern, blamed for droughts, floods and storms, has never
been stronger than it is now.
Other experts said their findings show that El Nino, which can disrupt
weather around the world, is probably unpredictable and affected by
subtle changes in climate -- bad news for people trying to forecast El
Nino influences.
The international team of scientists was able to track El Nino going
back 130,000 years by reading annual bands in the fossilized coral
much like scientists read the annual bands in sawn-off tree trunks.
Coral reef terraces in the Huon Peninsula of Papua New Guinea lie in
the north coast of the island in an area particularly affected by the El
Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a pattern of weather and currents
named after the Christ child by Pacific fishermen who noticed it around
Christmas time.
Corals are small animals that build themselves a hard skeleton and
live in colonies that eventually form reefs. As they slowly grow, they
build into their skeletons a record of the current sea surface
temperature and salinity.
Geological forces are pushing the ancient coral upwards to where it can
be seen and sampled.
"This situation makes it possible to sample corals which grew during
periods when climatic boundary conditions were substantially different
to those today," the researchers wrote in their paper, published on
Friday in the journal Science.
They traced oxygen isotopes in the coral. Isotopes, or chemical
variants, can be detected using special equipment.
"The samples indicated that El Nino was never more intense than the
events of the last hundred years," David Lea, a professor of geological
sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara who helped write
the study, said in a statement.
"Over the last 100 years we have very accurate records of El Nino, with
1982-83 and 1997-98 being the largest events on record."
Lea said global warming may be to blame but this is not certain from
his team's study.
"Of course, everyone wants to know if the intensity of these large
events is somehow related to global warming. Our data suggest that
the behavior of the tropical Pacific over the last 100 years is atypical,
but it does not pinpoint which factors modulate El Nino," he said.
But Julia Cole of the University of Arizona, who studies El Nino and
ancient climate patterns, said the study fits in with other studies that
show background climate change -- whether caused by people or other
forces -- can affect El Nino.
"Their data show really clearly that in the early part of the 20th century,
before you had global warming, you still had very strong El Ninos," Cole
said in a telephone interview.
"From their data alone you cannot blame warming. But ... what that
suggests is that background climate change in the future, whatever the
cause, is also likely to have an influence on El Nino. We can't assume
that El Nino will keep on ticking along in the same way that it has."
And that is a frightening thought for weather experts and government
officials who would like to be able to anticipate and prepare for weather
chaos wrought by El Ninos.
Centuries ago El Nino occurred every two to 15 years, but recent
research shows the pattern has become more frequent. It is blamed
for causing much of the $89 billion in weather-related damage in 1998.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 659 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  8, 2001 (21:45) * 13 lines 
 
...A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 AM HST FRIDAY FOR ALL HAWAIIAN ISLANDS...

THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE MOIST AND UNSTABLE OVER THE NEXT 12 HOURS AND
HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ON ALL THE ISLANDS.

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY
RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING. FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT...BUT PERSONS
ON KAUAI...OAHU...MAUI...MOLOKAI...LANAI...AND HAWAII SHOULD TAKE
NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT PROPERTY AND BE PREPARED TO
TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAIN IS OBSERVED OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING
IS ISSUED.

http://www.intellicast.com/LocalWeather/World/UnitedStates/Southwest/Hawaii/Hilo/BaseReflectivityLoop/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 660 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb  8, 2001 (22:02) * 11 lines 
 
And, in Sunny California:

.TONIGHT...INCREASING CLOUDS WITH A CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN TOWARD
MORNING. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. WIND BECOMING SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST 5 TO
10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SHOWERS...SOME POSSIBLY HEAVY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S TO
AROUND 50. SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WIND 10 TO 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...OCCASIONAL SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND 40. LIGHT WIND.
.SATURDAY...SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S TO AROUND 50.
LIGHT WIND.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 661 of 990:  (sprin5) * Fri, Feb  9, 2001 (10:33) * 1 lines 
 
Is this going to affect your local area, Marci?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 662 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Feb 11, 2001 (22:18) * 25 lines 
 
yup!!!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
4 PM HST SUN FEB 11 2000

...SNOW AND ICE CONTINUING OVER THE SUMMIT AREAS OF MAUNA KEA AND
MAUNA LOA...


.TRAVEL TO THE BIG ISLAND SUMMIT AREAS SHOULD BE DONE WITH CAUTION
OR POSTPONED. DRIVING MAY BE HAZARDOUS AND THE THREAT OF FROSTBITE
EXISTS.

HIZ004-007-008-131400-
BIG ISLAND-
4 AM HST SUN FEB 11 2000

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA
LOA SUMMIT AREAS...

ALTHO SNOWS ON THE SUMMIT AREAS MAY HAVE TEMPORARILY LIGHTENED
THERE ARE MORE CLOUDS MOVING OVER THE BIG ISLAND TONIGHT. THE
POTENTIAL FOR CONTINUED SNOW WILL LAST FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 663 of 990:  (sprin5) * Mon, Feb 12, 2001 (10:22) * 1 lines 
 
How is this progressing?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 664 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Feb 12, 2001 (12:57) * 16 lines 
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
4 AM HST MON FEB 12 2000

BIG ISLAND-
4 AM HST SUN FEB 11 2000

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE MAUNA KEA AND
MAUNA LOA SUMMIT AREAS...

SNOW CONTINUES TO FALL AT TIMES ON THE SUMMIT AREAS OF THE BIG
ISLAND. THE SUMMITS ARE SNOW COVERED AND TRAVEL TO THE SUMMIT
AREAS SHOULD BE DONE WITH CAUTION OR POSTPONED. DRIVING MAY BE
HAZARDOUS AND THE THREAT OF FROSTBITE EXISTS. THE POTENTIAL FOR
CONTINUED SNOW WILL LAST FOR THE NEXT 12 TO 18 HOURS.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 665 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Feb 12, 2001 (13:01) * 1 lines 
 
Unfortunately, the mountains are under heave grey clouds and the Mauna Loa Webcam is not working, so we will have to wait to see. I will dash out with the digital and take pictures as soon as there is anything to see! To the guys in the Piedmont, take it easy this morning, same for you in Toronto commute. Poor Chicago should have gone into hibernation for the duration! More on San Francisco as it becomes available.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 666 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Feb 12, 2001 (13:04) * 30 lines 
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA
834 AM PST MON FEB 12 2001

...HEAVY SNOW WARNING FOR THE AREA ABOVE 1OOO FEET IN THE SAN
FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY BAY AREAS HILLS TODAY...
...CONTINUE THE SNOW ADVISORY FOR THE HILLS ABOVE 300 FEET IN THE
SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY BAY AREAS FOR MONDAY...

COLD...MOIST UNSTABLE AIR REMAINS OVER THE SAN FRANCISCO AND
MONTEREY BAY AREAS...AND WIDESPREAD SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TODAY
SNOW LEVELS ARE AT AROUND 500 FEET THIS MORNING. ACCUMULATIONS
OF 2 TO 5 ADDITIONAL INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE TODAY. SNOW...ICE
PELLETS...OR SMALL HAIL MAY BRIEFLY FALL AT EVEN LOWER ELEVATIONS IN
HEAVIER SHOWERS. SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG SKYLINE BOULEVARD IN SAN
MATEO COUNTY...IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE EAST BAY HILLS...AND
POSSIBLY AS LOW AS THE SUMMIT OF HIGHWAY 17 BETWEEN SAN JOSE AND
SANTA CRUZ. SUMMIT INCLUDING MOUNT TAMALPAIS
...MOUNT DIABLO...AND MOUNT HAMILTON COULD GET AN ADDITIONAL 5 TO 8
INCHES OF SNOW TODAY. BY MONDAY MORNING SNOW HAD PILED UP TO A DEPTH
OF 8 INCHES AT HWY 17 SUMMIT IN THE SANTA CRUZ MOUNTAINS CLOSING
THIS AND OTHER ROADS. 25 INCHES OF TOTAL SNOW WITH DRIFTS TO 6 FEET
AT LICK OBSERVATORY ON THE SUMMIT OF MOUNT HAMILTON...ABOUT 4200 FEET
ABOVE SEA LEVEL.

MOTORISTS TRAVELING IN THE HILLS OF THE SAN FRANCISCO AND MONTEREY
BAY AREAS AND THE CENTRAL COASTAL RANGES TONIGHT AND MONDAY MORNING
MAY ENCOUNTER ICY OR SLUSHY ROADWAYS AND SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION.
ADDITIONAL SNOW MAY FALL IN THE SOUTHERN HILLS MONDAY NIGHT.



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 Response 667 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Feb 13, 2001 (12:42) * 83 lines 
 
From San Francisco Bay Area:

A cold coastal storm dumped several inches of snow Monday
on parts of the Bay Area, closing highways and giving some
residents their first chance to make snowmen in more than
a decade.
Flakes fell as low as 300 feet, said Accu-Weather
meteorologist Scott Homan.
Although Homan said such a storm occurs every five to 10
years, some East Bay residents say it's been longer since they had seen
so much snow.
In the San Antonio Valley, a community about 30 miles
southeast of Livermore, residents were coping with the third day of power
outages brought on by weekend snow storms.
"This is probably the worst (winter) since I've been up
here for 16 years," said George McGowan, chief of the San Antone Valley
Volunteer Fire Department.
More than 7,300 Alameda and Contra Costa County homes and
businesses lost power throughout the day Monday -- 3,300 of
them in San Ramon and Dublin. Another 6,000 lost power in
the Santa Cruz mountains, where residents were among the
hardest-hit.
A pool of cold air inside an eastbound storm system was
responsible for the unusual weather, which dumped half an inch of snow
on Orinda mid-morning, Homan said.
"With the precipitation falling, it drags the cold air
down with it," he said.
Meteorologists expect the sun to peek out today, but more
rain is expected by Sunday.
Along with the snow, Orinda also received two inches of
rain within a 24-hour period, said Diana Henderson, a forecaster for the
National Weather Service.
City officials closed steep, winding El Toyonal late in
the morning because of unsafe conditions caused by "slushy-type ice," said
police Sgt. Dan Quirk.
East Bay Regional Park District police closed Lomas
Cantadas on Monday morning after two cars slid off the ice-slick road and got
stuck in the snow, said Regional Park Fire Lt. Tim August.
The road connects El Toyonal with Grizzly Peak Boulevard near the
southern entrance to Tilden Park.
"They had to abandon their cars," August said. Park police
in 4-wheel-drive vehicles fetched the occupants. No one was injured.
August said in his 21 years on the job he had never seen
anything like the two inches of snow on Grizzly Peak Road.
Residents in other Bay Area cities, including those in the
Oakland and San Francisco hills, woke up to a thin blanket of snow
Monday morning.
Many went out to enjoy the rare weather, tossing snowballs
and constructing carrot-nosed snowmen. Others marveled at the sights
from indoors.
"There were little kids out there with their mouths open
trying to catch a snowflake," said Victoria Purdy, who watched from the
window of the Orinda Community Center.
"I was thinking, 'Awesome. This is a rarity. This is a
gift from God,'" she said.
More than 2 feet of snow fell on Mount Hamilton, east of
San Jose. Mount Tamalpais in Marin County was covered, too.
Snow forced rangers to close Mt. Diablo State Park on
Monday. Forecasters estimated that the 3,850-foot peak received more than
10 inches.
The snow made driving in the park dangerous, supervising
ranger Dave Matthews said. On Sunday, several thousand snow lovers
clogged the 14 miles of road to the summit, forcing
officials to close the gates.
"Yesterday there was 6 to 10 inches at the top and there's
more today," he said.
"We'll open it as soon as we can, once the sun comes out
and the snow starts melting," Matthews said.
In the South Bay, icy roads and fallen trees Monday
morning forced the Highway Patrol to close the northern half of Highway 35
in San Mateo County and Highways 17 and 9 in the Santa
Cruz mountains.
Around Lake Tahoe, part of a state highway remained closed
Monday, but officials lifted travel restrictions on Interstate 80 as the
storm that dumped as much as 6 feet of snow on the Sierra
moved east.
At Lake Tahoe, chains or snow tires remained mandatory
through most of the day Monday on the Mount Rose Highway and other
main highways around the lake.
Employees at Kirkwood Ski Resort said they had nearly 3
feet of new snow over the past 24 hours and estimated a three-day storm
of total of about 6 feet.



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 Response 668 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Feb 13, 2001 (12:45) * 14 lines 
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
4 AM HST TUE FEB 13 2001

BIG ISLAND-

...A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE MAUNA KEA AND
MAUNA LOA SUMMIT AREAS...

THE ROAD TO THE SUMMIT OF MAUNA KEA REMAINS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE
TO HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS IN THE SNOW ABOVE THE 12 THOUSAND
FOOT ELEVATION. TRAVEL TO THE SUMMIT AREA SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL
THE ROAD IS OPENED.



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 Response 669 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Wed, Feb 14, 2001 (14:16) * 1 lines 
 
What does the word Mauna mean?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 670 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb 22, 2001 (17:43) * 17 lines 
 
Two days ago it was tornado warnings: Don't want my son visiting Oz!!!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SACRAMENTO HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTH CENTRAL TEHAMA COUNTY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
* UNTIL 235 PM PST
* AT 205 PM PST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING FROM RED BLUFF SOUTH TO ABOUT 5 MILES
WEST OF CORNING...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 15 MPH.
* THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WILL BE NEAR...
I-5 AT 210 PM PST
CORNING AT 220 PM PST
LOS MOLINOS AT 220 PM PST
DAMAGING WINDS AND LARGE HAIL ARE LIKELY. GO INSIDE A STURDY
BUILDING AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS!



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 671 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Feb 22, 2001 (18:01) * 5 lines 
 
In Hawaiian, Mauna = Mountain

Mauna Loa = Long Mountain

Mauna Kea = White mountain (snow on the summit in winter)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 672 of 990:  (sprin5) * Sun, Mar  4, 2001 (08:31) * 1 lines 
 
What happened to CBS prediction for a 50 year storm on the East Coast? Is this warning still out?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 673 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Mar  4, 2001 (14:16) * 76 lines 
 
Northeast Readies For Snowstorm
By ROGER PETTERSON
Authorities in the Northeast readied salt trucks and imposed emergency
regulations Sunday in anticipation of a powerful winter storm that could
paralyze the region with more than a foot of snow.
Winter storm watches were in effect from Virginia beginning Sunday and
extending into Wednesday for the New England states, the National
Weather Service said.

``I wouldn't have travel plans,'' said NWS forecaster Mike Evans. ``If this
thing pans out, it may be practically impossible to go anywhere.''

A weather system that was spreading rain and thunderstorms across the
Gulf Coast states on Saturday was headed for the North Carolina coast,
where it could turn into a major nor'easter on Sunday, the weather service
said.

Forecasters expected the storm to intensify and bring up to 2 feet of snow
across southeastern Pennsylvania where more than 60,000 tons of salt
and 400 trucks were on standby Sunday.

Philadelphia officials declared a snow emergency beginning at 3 p.m.,
barring residents from parking on snow emergency routes. In nearby
Malvern, police declared a snow emergency to go into effect at noon.

``The crews are resting up because once they start, they won't stop until
the snow subsides,'' said spokesman Charles Metzger.

Hardware store owner Art D'Armiento in North Brunswick, N.J., ran out of
snow shovels Saturday morning and picked up another shipment, but 15
minutes later he was sold out again.

``People were fighting over them,'' he said.

Lightning from one of the system's thunderstorms apparently caused a
fire that killed five people early Saturday in Montgomery, Ala., a city fire
inspector said.

Heavy rain was falling in Georgia when a National Guard plane crashed
early Saturday, killing all 21 people on board.

``In the way it's evolving and predictions of how it's coming together, we
haven't seen anything like this since 1966,'' said Louis W. Uccellini,
director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction at the
Commerce Department in Washington. That January storm was blamed
for 165 deaths along the East Coast.

``I'm sick of it,'' said Stanley Kitten Hayward, 63, in the packed Home
Depot store in Philadelphia. ``I want to go south.''

At Karns Quality Foods in Cumberland County, Pa., milk cartons were
being hauled off the shelves so quickly on Saturday that workers could
barely keep up.

``There hasn't been a break yet,'' Jeff Haft, 15, said as he and co-worker
Grant Lawrence, 16, restocked the milk shelves. ``And when we get done
with this, the eggs are empty, so we've got to restock them. It's a vicious
cycle.''

New Jersey authorities were most concerned about high wind causing
coastal flooding and started urging voluntary evacuations, warning that
barrier islands could be cut off from the mainland. A weather service
bulletin Saturday warned residents to take such precautions.

``I'm trying to figure out whether I should take my kids off the island or
leave them here,'' said Julie Oldham, the Long Beach Island shelter
coordinator. ``It'll be an adventure, that's for sure.''

The New York State Emergency Management Office was on alert and
other state agencies had been notified, said emergency management
spokesman Dennis Michalski.
``Everyone is standing by to see which direction it goes,'' said Dean
Pagani, spokesman for Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland.
On the Net:
Weather Service warnings:
http://iwin.nws.noaa.gov/iwin/nationalwarnings.html


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 674 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Mon, Mar  5, 2001 (13:12) * 1 lines 
 
I guess this afternoon they get the big hit. Meanwhile, sunny and mild here in Austin.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 675 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar  5, 2001 (13:45) * 1 lines 
 
I saw that the entire middle of the US was having a lovely Monday, as are we. The East and West coasts are having problems and, and it is gonna be fun to watch them on the weather channel "interviewing individual snowflakes" to keep up interest (thanks for that quote from Neil.)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 676 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Tue, Mar  6, 2001 (08:47) * 2 lines 
 
Still mild and sunny here and the worst is yet to come on the East Coast.
According to NPR this morning.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 677 of 990:  (sprin5) * Tue, Mar  6, 2001 (10:56) * 8 lines 
 

On the West Coast, there is a low spinning off California dragging up a
whole bunch of rain from the tropics into Mexico.

And for a good view of the Northeaster, see

http://www.intellicast.com/LocalWeather/World/UnitedStates/Radar/



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 678 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Mar  6, 2001 (12:03) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks for posting that. Just what I was hunting for. We didn't get any snow from that storm, either. I am so disappointed... =)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 679 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Mar 26, 2001 (21:28) * 3 lines 
 
Take a look a this link - it is truly amazing!

http://tlc.discovery.com/tlcpages/tornado/fujita.html


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 680 of 990: What's happenin' in the news? (sprin5) * Tue, Mar 27, 2001 (08:09) * 1 lines 
 
That is a pretty amazing, well done graphic.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 681 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Mar 30, 2001 (23:39) * 1 lines 
 
Yup it is - can imagine how intricate the programming was for that!!! No, perhaps I can only begin to imagine!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 682 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, May  4, 2001 (07:06) * 58 lines 
 
USGS scientists, in partnership with NASA, Develop New Extreme-Storm
Hazards Map


USGS scientists, with their partners in NASA, using data gathered by a
high-tech, airplane mounted NASA laser, have developed a new map showing
critical elevations of the south Atlantic coast that indicate relative
vulnerabilities of the coast to storm surge overtopping and inundation by
hurricanes and extreme storms. They have also developed a new scale that
categorizes expected coastal change (erosion and accretion) that occurs
during storms.

The new data used in the map will help local emergency management and
natural resource officials prepare for storms.

The map and scale, which were unveiled in April at the National Hurricane
Conference in Washington, D.C., are now available on the web at:
http://coastal.er.usgs.gov/hurricanes/mappingchange/ The map color-codes
segments of shoreline most vulnerable to overtopping by wave runup for a
storm of the same intensity hitting the coast at approximately mean tide
level. The dark red areas are more likely to be overtopped. The magnitude
of coastal change that occurs during a storm is related to how high on the
beach wave runup reaches relative to the elevation of the beach and dunes.

The data were acquired with NASA's Airborne Topographic Mapper, or ATM, and
have far better accuracy and data density than data presently available
from traditional topographic maps.

"Our ultimate goal is to provide sound, scientific information on where
hazardous areas occur along the coast so that better decisions can be made
on how far back new structures should be set from eroding shorelines," said
USGS Coastal Geologist Abby Sallenger, one of the map's creators. "Accurate
measurements of coastal topography are important to understanding coastal
vulnerability to storms. This map is a first step. The map would have been
nearly impossible to put together using data from traditional means of
beach surveying."

As the aircraft flies along the coast, a laser altimeter scans a several
hundred meter swath of the earth's surface acquiring an estimate of ground
elevation every few square meters. USGS and NASA scientists measure change
by comparing pre-storm to post-storm data. Traditional USGS topographic
maps do not have sufficient resolution to be useful for comparing coastal
elevations. Airborne scanning laser surveys are providing unprecedented
data to investigate the magnitude and causes of coastal changes that occur
during severe storms.

In the future, similar maps will be made for the Gulf of Mexico and
Northeast US coastlines, said Sallenger.

The USGS serves the nation by providing reliable scientific information to:
describe and
understand the Earth; minimize loss of life and property from natural
disasters; manage water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and
enhance and protect our quality of life.

* * * USGS * * *





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 683 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, May 11, 2001 (11:47) * 44 lines 
 
Yahoo! News Bulletins: Weather - Fri 11 2001 5:00 PM ET

May. 11: Midwest & Southern Thunderstorms
Tonight's Weather in the West: A large upper level ridge of high pressure remains in place across much of the region, and this ridge continues to produce abundant sunshine and dry over Oregon, California and Nevada.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010511/we/may_11_midwest_southern_thunderstorms_1.html
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May. 12: Midwest To Dry Out
Saturday's Weather in the West: High pressure will remain positioned over the Rocky Mountain area today, and the moisture overriding this high will produce a threat of isolated showers and thunderstorms from New Mexico north into Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010511/we/may_12_midwest_to_dry_out_1.html
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May. 11: More Midwest/Florida Rains
Today's Weather in the West: A large upper level ridge of high pressure has settled in over the Intermountain West, and that means you can expect abundant sunshine across Washington, Idaho, Oregon and south into California, Nevada and Arizona.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010511/we/may_11_more_midwest_florida_rains_1.html
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May. 12: A Damp N.E. And South
Saturday's Weather in the West: High pressure will remain positioned over the Rocky Mountains today, but moisture will continue to push through resulting in a threat of isolated showers and thunderstorm activity from New Mexico north into Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010511/we/may_12_a_damp_n_e_and_south_1.html
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Ask the Weather Guru: Lightning Bugs Me?
Hi Guru: Ever since I can remember, I've been scared of thunderstorms! I know there is a lot to be afraid of, but still people try to tell me that I'm nutty!
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010511/we/ask_the_weather_guru_lightning_bugs_me__1.html
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Weather Records: Some Uppers
Record Highs for Thursday, May 10:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010511/we/weather_records_some_uppers_1.html
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This Day in Weather History: 1953. Waco.
On May 11th, 1953 - Waco, Texas, was suddenly hit by one of the deadliest tornadoes in the state's history.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010511/we/this_day_in_weather_history_1953_waco__1.html
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Weather Pros: A Serious Snow Job
If you didn't know: those puffy feather-like flakes of snow that seem to float down to earth are actually little pieces of ice which contain an endless variety of hexagoninal (six-sided) crystals.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010511/we/weather_pros_a_serious_snow_job_1.html
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May. 10: Missouri River Fraying Nerves
Tonight's Weather in the West: Low pressure over Eastern Wisconsin is continuing to cover parts of the region with thick clouds, which is producing a few tenths of an inch of rain across Wisconsin as well as over Eastern Montana.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010510/we/may_10_missouri_river_fraying_nerves_1.html
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May. 11: More Midwest/Southern Rain
Friday's Weather in the West: The northern states of the region will see more sunshine today, as high pressure builds into the Northern Plains, its effects will be seen as far west as Idaho.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010510/we/may_11_more_midwest_southern_rain_1.html

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 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 684 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, May 25, 2001 (05:26) * 6 lines 
 
Hi

For 7 days now the weather map for New Zealand has shown southerly after southerly lining up to paste the southern quarter (Otago, Southland, South Canterbury, Fiordland and the West Coast)with snow. On each of those seven days
sleet and hail along with isolated thunderstorms have been forecast for Christchurch. None of it has hit. But it is FREEZING. A chilly southwesterly blows across the country and although it is clear it is 6.C. Usually in May it is 13 or 14.C still. Now I got a weather forecast saying to expect rain, hail and thunder on Saturday night. Will it hit or miss?

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 685 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, May 25, 2001 (13:52) * 3 lines 
 
Gadzooks, how soon we forget! You are heading into winter, and now I will worry about you on the icy roads. Taks care - I am glad you found your updating weather map somewhere in here. A devotee (he actually sent me the match ball from a cricket game in England!) checks his out almost daily here. It is easy enough to bookmark and hit the stop loading button as soon as yours is on your monitor.

Take care, Rob; you are not repaceable!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 686 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Wed, May 30, 2001 (05:57) * 8 lines 
 
Hi

It is not even the end of May and winter is already upon us in New Zealand. It started last week in Southland and systematically worked it's way up the country. It was only 7.C today which is more like July. It was absolutely freezing last night -2.C which is what it usually is after a July southerly. The days are fortunately not going to get much shorter though it is a nuisance nonetheless. OH FOR A BEAUTIFUL NORTHWESTER. To warm up my lands. When the weather is crap here it is beautiful on the West Coast. When it is crap there it is usually good here. Crap for them means a westerly bringing rain of the sea. While crap for us is a southerly straight of the Antarctic. Glorious for them is when we have southerly. The Southern Alps cause a fohn effect and it is sunny and calm there. Glorious for us is a gentle northwesterly 25-30.C in summer or 10-17.C in winter. A southerly usually follows. Good weather for both is when a high pressure going nowhere in a rush is parked overhead, and bad for both is a tropica
depression - we all get wet.
Christchurch's heaviest rain comes from the south or south east. All thunderstorms with the exception of a couple come from the same direction. I think the most well organised storm systems (ones with distinctive features like gustfront)come from the southeast - certainly the most recent powerful storms (last November)originated as a towering mass of VERY BLACK cloud from that quarter.
New Zealand weather is benign in contrast with continental America. The largest hail we get is golf-ball size. Wall clouds (associated with tornado producing storms)are fortunately unheard of here - long may that remain the case.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 687 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 30, 2001 (13:40) * 4 lines 
 
Updating weather map for New Zealand from http://www.weather.com





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 688 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 30, 2001 (13:44) * 5 lines 
 



The cloud temperature that go with the above map - sorry, I should have checked it!



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 689 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, May 30, 2001 (13:50) * 3 lines 
 
cold is at the left and warm is at the right and gradiations are between. I'll get my act together one of these days and post the entire thing all on one message!

We have warm Christmas here and I am more or less used to it (though the urge to flock the yard does hit about that time every year.) Snow for the July 4th (Independence Day) picnics is quite another thing. I cannot imagine a world inverted since I have only ever lived in the Northern Latitudes. No Dickensian Christmas scenery for you, Rob, I guess - unless you head for the South Island glaciers.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 690 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Wed, Jun  6, 2001 (06:12) * 7 lines 
 
Hi

Cold weather warning for New Zealand. A cold front is moving up from the Southern Ocean dragging snow and sleet. It is expected to hit Southland tonight and drop snow on Queenstown and down to 400 metres in Southland, 500 metres in Otago and 700 metres in Canterbury. A cold showery southerly flow is in tow.

I cannot imagine a winter in a snowy setting. I can only imagine a 27.C day with a gentle northwester blowing on the plains and the spectacular Northwest arch on the NW horizon. Nothing wintry about Canterbury in summertime, especially in a northwesterly.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 691 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jun  6, 2001 (14:27) * 3 lines 
 
Bookmarking http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/read/Geo/14.687 so I can check daily on your weather. I see that you are going to have some seriously cold bit of weather coming through.

Texas has the first tropical storm of the season, and Honolulu had flooding yesterday adn we still have our drought


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 692 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Jun  6, 2001 (18:29) * 1 lines 
 
Yeah I heard Galveston was expecting some pretty heavy stuff.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 693 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jun  6, 2001 (19:21) * 54 lines 
 
The US Weather 6 June 2001 - D-Day

Jun. 6: Midwest Tornadoes/Southern Flooding
Tonight's Weather in the West: Fair weather persists over the West, easing the day into a calm and mild night with mostly clear skies, although a few clouds will filter in over the northern states.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010606/we/jun_6_midwest_tornadoes_southern_flooding_1.html

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Jun. 7: Big Damp Down South
Thursday's Weather in the West: A few showers are possible over the Pacific Northwest today, primarily in the morning. Otherwise, fair weather will maintain its hold on the region, allowing for mostly sunny skies.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010606/we/jun_7_big_damp_down_south_1.html

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Weather Records: High, Brownsville!
Record Highs for Wednesday, June 6:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010606/we/weather_records_high_brownsville__1.html

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Jun. 6: Gulf States Still Dealing With "Allison"
Today's Weather in the West: A couple of weak disturbances are moving along the U.S./Canadian border, from Northeastern Washington to North Dakota, and they are creating a few scattered showers in these areas, especially over Northern Montana.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010606/we/jun_6_gulf_states_still_dealing_with_allison__1.html

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Jun. 7: "Allison" Still In Charge Down South
Thursday's Weather in the West: A couple of areas are possible targets for scattered showers today, and one area will be across the northern counties of Washington and Idaho.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010606/we/jun_7_allison_still_in_charge_down_south_1.html

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Jun. 6: "Allison" Lands Near Houston
The Gulf of Mexico: Tropical Storm "Allison," the first tropical system for the 2001 Atlantic Hurricane Season, quickly weakened to a tropical depression during Wednesday morning, after making landfall east of Houston around Midnight.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010606/we/jun_6_allison_lands_near_houston_1.html

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Ask the Weather Guru: What Puts Pressure On The Gradient?
Hello Guru: How does the wind cause pressure gradients? Thanks, Jim Kleinbard.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010606/we/ask_the_weather_guru_what_puts_pressure_on_the_gradient__1.html

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This Day in Weather History: 1894. D-Day For Portland.
On June 6th, 1894 - Portland, Oregon, suffered its worst flood in recorded history, and in fact, one of the worst floods in American history.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010606/we/this_day_in_weather_history_1894_d-day_for_portland__1.html

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Weather Pros: I'll Have A Double?

If you didn't know: even though they are rare, "double" rainbows can and have been observed in nature.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010606/we/weather_pros_i_ll_have_a_double__1.html

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Jun. 5: "Allison" Hammers Gulf States
Tonight's Weather in the West: A weak trough of low pressure over the Northwestern states will continue to produce variably cloudy skies and sporadic showers this evening, with the only measurable rainfall occurring over the coastal areas and the higher elevations.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010605/we/jun_5_allison_hammers_gulf_states_1.html

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 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 694 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jun  6, 2001 (19:24) * 1 lines 
 
Double rainbows are rare? Not here they aren't. I've seen triples too. And, the moonbows I have mentioned before. Mike, you got that rain y'll been needing in Loozyana (Louisiana for those of us not native to the area)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 695 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Jun  7, 2001 (08:59) * 1 lines 
 
We're supposed to get a little rain tonight, maybe. Allison may touch us just a tad.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 696 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun  7, 2001 (21:32) * 40 lines 
 
Jun. 7: Gulf State Flood Warnings Up
Tonight's Weather in the West: Severe afternoon thunderstorms continue to roll across Eastern Colorado, and normal daytime heating is expected to keep producing the same results there and over New Mexico as well.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010607/we/jun_7_gulf_state_flood_warnings_up_1.html
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Jun. 8: More Gulf Coast Rain
Friday's Weather in the West: You can expect some morning showers to roll in across the Pacific Northwest today, but they will be followed by afternoon clearing.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010607/we/jun_8_more_gulf_coast_rain_1.html
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Weather Records: Brownsville Times, Too!
Record highs for Thursday, June 7:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010607/we/weather_records_brownsville_times_too__1.html
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Jun. 7: East Texas/South Still Wet Today
Today's Weather in the West: With abundant high pressure across the West, you can expect a day of abundant sunshine throughout the region.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010607/we/jun_7_east_texas_south_still_wet_today_1.html
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Jun. 8: Texas & South Get It Again
Friday's Weather in the West: A Pacific cold front pushing east across Northern/Central California and Northern Nevada, will bring in slightly cooler air to this area today.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010607/we/jun_8_texas_south_get_it_again_1.html
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Jun. 7: Heavy U.S./Brazilian Rain
The United States: The remnants of Tropical Storm "Allison" is causing heavy rainfall across Eastern Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, with some locations in Eastern Texas have received as much as 12 inches of rain.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010607/we/jun_7_heavy_u_s_brazilian_rain_1.html
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Ask the Weather Guru: A "Smiling" Rainbow?
Hello Guru: While on a trip through Kansas, both my husband and I saw an inverted rainbow. We even stopped the car and got out to look at it. I would like information about this unusual event. Thank You, Alice Cash.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010607/we/ask_the_weather_guru_a_smiling_rainbow__1.html
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Weather Records: The High Country
Record Highs for Wednesday, June 6:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010607/we/weather_records_the_high_country_1.html
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This Day in Weather History: 1972. The Siege Of Richmond.
On June 7th, 1972 - the city of Richmond, Virginia, found itself in a dilemma residents discovered they hadn't faced since 1771!
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010607/we/this_day_in_weather_history_1972_the_siege_of_richmond__1.html
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Weather Pros: Avalanche Central?
If you didn't know: the state in our union that suffers the greatest yearly loss of life due to avalanches, unfortunately, is Colorado.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010607/we/weather_pros_avalanche_central__1.html
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 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 697 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jun 10, 2001 (16:32) * 2 lines 
 
Lousiana and Houston, TX is under water. I heard from a friend near New Orleans that he was shooting snakes and treading water. They needed rain, but this is clearly way too much!



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 698 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jun 10, 2001 (18:33) * 1 lines 
 
And we haven't had much rain at all here in Austin.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 699 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jun 10, 2001 (19:15) * 2 lines 
 
You could use it, if I recall correcty. I think Houston got the whole state's worth at once! I really don't like the thought of having to shoot snakes... when does one sleep?!



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 700 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (07:12) * 10 lines 
 
Hi

New Zealand came away from the last southerly lightly. But VERY HEAVY FROSTS and BLACK ICE shut most schools in Dunedin today plus caused dozens of crashes -and chains were useless - cars simply went for a slide and there was at LEAST one 10 car pile up - no casualties unless you count cars.
It is only June 11 but we are getting stuff usually reserved for JULY. Long hard winter ahead.

We think our eldest cat Maski is dead. She was 16 going 17 in July but has arthritis in her hips and some sort of sickness. She went missing on Friday night after we put her out for the night because she never showed up at all on Saturday or most of Sunday. Came in on Sunday afternoon in a howling southerly, dribbling from the mouth and promptly went to sleep on the couch. Dad put my cat Misty out and Maski went with her for no apparent reason. Has not been seen since.

Exams looming on June 20,21 and 23 - will mean less activity here and more in my room. Am confident I will pass all.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 701 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (14:34) * 5 lines 
 
My biggest and most supportive hugs for you for both the loss of your cat Maski and for your exams. I KNEW you were a cat person! I am, as well. Poor dear. I hope it is warm and pleasant wherever she is now. That was a ripe old age for your Maski.

Black ice is the most lethal sort and there is nothing you can do when you hit it except to go along for the ride and stear in the direction of the car's movement. I am listening to RNZI (11.725MHz at the moment). It make me feel a little closer to you. I am also listening carefully to the accent and wondering how you sound!

Please stay safe and warm! I am beaming my most sunny, optimistic and warm enveloping hugs to you. You will do well - you are not any ordinary man, and we will keep your interests on the net up and thriving as you study.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 702 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (15:30) * 42 lines 
 
Yahoo! News Bulletins: Weather Mon 11 2001 5:00 AM ET

June 10: Gulf Rain
Tonight's Weather in the South: The heaviest rains in the U.S. are concentrated near the Gulf Coast from Eastern Louisiana to Northern Florida.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010610/we/june_10_gulf_rain_1.html
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June 11: Western Extremes
Monday's Weather in the West: Washington's Cascade Mountains could get snow; Tucson could hit 110 degrees.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010610/we/june_11_western_extremes_1.html
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June 10: Southern Storm
Today's Weather in the South: Plenty of rain is falling on the Gulf Coast today.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010610/we/june_10_southern_storm_1.html
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June 11: Upper Midwest Rain
Tomorrow's Weather in the Midwest: Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan got rain on Sunday. They get more on Monday.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010610/we/june_11_upper_midwest_rain_1.html
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June 10: Continental Crud
Europe: A frontal boundary extends through Northern Italy, with several disturbances running along it.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010610/we/june_10_continental_crud_1.html
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June 9: Texas Trouble
Tonight's Weather in the Midwest: The remnants of Tropical Storm Allison continue to pump moisture across Southeast Texas.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010609/we/june_9_texas_trouble_1.html
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June 10: When It Rains, It Pours
Sunday's Weather in the South: For months, drought-parched Louisiana has been hoping for rain. Now, they're hoping it will stop.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010609/we/june_10_when_it_rains_it_pours_1.html
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June 9: Drowning in Houston
Today's Weather in the Midwest: The rains just keep falling on Eastern Texas. Basements, streets, roads and farms are under water.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010609/we/june_9_drowning_in_houston_1.html
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June 10: Sunny California
Tomorrow's Weather in the West: High pressure develops over the Four Corners region, producing sunny skies and light winds from California east to Colorado and south into Arizona and New Mexico.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010609/we/june_10_sunny_california_1.html
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Weather Records: Intermountain Heat
Record Highs for Friday, June 8: Pocatello, Idaho reached 91, eclipsing the 1996 record by 1 degree Coalville, Utah, reached 93, breaking the 91-degree mark set in 1996 Logan, Utah managed 90, breaking the 1977 record of 89 Lander, Wyoming climbed to 88, breaking last year's 87-degree mark
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010609/we/weather_records_intermountain_heat_1.html



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 703 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (15:34) * 15 lines 
 
From ARRL Headquarters - June 11, 2001

COMMUNICATIONS EMERGENCY DECLARED

UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF SECTION 97.401 OF THE FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS
COMMISSION'S RULES AND REGULATIONS [47 C.F.R. PART 97] A GENERAL
COMMUNICATIONS EMERGENCY IS DECLARED TO EXIST IN THE TEXAS AND
LOUISIANA AREAS, REQUIRING THE PROTECTION OF AMATEUR EMERGENCY
COMMUNICATION FREQUENCIES. AMATEURS ARE REQUIRED TO REFRAIN FROM
USING 7285 (DAYTIME), AND 3873 (NIGHT TIME) PLUS OR MINUS 3 KHZ
UNLESS THEY ARE TAKING PART IN THE HANDLING OF EMERGENCY TRAFFIC.
THIS ORDER IS EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY UNTIL RESCINDED.

ARLAN K VAN DOORN, SENIOR ADVISOR FOR PUBLIC SAFETY ENFORCEMENT
BUREAU, FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, WASHINGTON, DC.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 704 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (16:16) * 64 lines 
 
More from Holly Nowell, on the scene:

Monday morning. Water is receding. Death toll stands at 17. 13,000
people are in shelters. The damage is assessed at around 1 billion. Two
main hospitals (Herman & St. Lukes) evacuated and patients were
transferred to hospitals still having power or flown to hospitals all
over Texas. Blood supply is terribly low. Herman lost its entire supply
when the water came in too fast to the basement storage to do anything
but remove personnel. The rest of the hospitals are crippled with only
a few of their buildings with power and all patients being moved into
them. Only emergency operations are taking place - all other planned
medical procedures are cancelled. Most of the downtown area has water
in the basements and is closed while they are being pumped out and
since that's where the generators are, the high rise office buildings
have no power. Most of the courthouses, the downtown post office, the
county jail and the University of Houston, Downtown, is out. Alley
Theatre has lost all their offices, their props, their costumes and
their lower small theatre. Jones Hall & Wortham Center has their
offices and the ballet practice rooms and prop rooms and the costume
storage in their basements and that's under water. Compaq Center where
the basketball teams play: the wooden basketball court floated 4 feet
off its base and is now being cut up and removed because the wood is
too warped to play on and the basement and parking garage and first
floor are being pumped out. There are some 10,000 homes estimated
(preliminary) to have been damaged or destroyed. Still some 15,000 or
so without power. All summer schools and colleges are closed. All city
and county government offices are closed except for essential
personnel. The airports re-opened yesterday and is still working on the
backlog of flights.

And here I am having been in an area that did not flood high and dry
all weekend and I'm back up at the office and I see nothing but
sunshine and it's a normal day back at work. It feels wierd.

I was amazed too. I mean, geez, Houston, swamp, the whole reason we
don't have cellars in houses. But I think it's mainly because
generators and such are pretty large and heavy pieces of equipment.
Whatever, it turned out not to be a good idea. I believe that most of
the flooding in downtown was due to the bayou that runs the other side
of it having had one of the walls break into the tunnel system which
connects most of the basements of downtown. Not to mention the fact the
bayou was full to overflowing and that's where the water goes to drain
out of downtown so...


I heard on the news that the cars in the garage from the Friday night
performance still haven't been cleared. THey're still pumping water
out. That was earlier this morning though. I haven't been watching the
news up here at work although I did walk through the lunchroom and see
the vid of the Herman Hospital damage. Wow.

Here are some URLs for photos of the flood:

http://www.dallasnews.com/slideshow/0609flood/1.html

http://www.txcn.com/texasnews/390057_TXCN_ww_SaturdayPictures.html

http://www.ocay.com/allison/

Great pics. I especially like the before and after.

To read the news reports:
http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/topstory/937327



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 705 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (16:39) * 1 lines 
 
Thanks, Terry. What a mess! I watched several news sources on the TV this morning. Louisiana is not muich better off. I wonder if they will ever find some of the missing with all those gators hanging around waiting for an easy meal. Which brings me to the new topic I created about disaster preparedness. I think we'd best think of assembling a "take it with me" kit for evacuations.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 706 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (19:28) * 9 lines 
 
Hi

With Maski gone (she did not show for breakfast), the senior cat of the house is
Monty, Craigs cat. She is a grey, white multi-coloured bundle and very stubborn when you want to claim your chair. Has rough'n'tumbles with Misty and is the property guardian (she gets into 99% of all fights where our cats are participants).

Saw PEARL HARBOUR last night. It was pretty good and I give it 7/10. It broke even with Tora! Tora! Tora! though the latter won hands down when it dealt with the geopolitics and time constraints. Good special effects, good music, and a reasonable storyline mean I will not call a winner of the two. The Geopolitics
was won by Tora! Tora! Tora! because it showed HOW the diplomatic negotiations were handled, the events that led to the negotiation AND their ultimate aftermath. Furthermore it shows the mistakes made by BOTH the Americans AND the Japanese. The Japanese did not bomb hospitals - they had not the ammunition - improperly fused anti-aircraft shells caused the damage in Honolulu. And in any case Admiral Nagumo had his orders - cripple the fleet and installations and get out. Finally 3 hours is a long time to be sitting and it was the absolute upper limit of how long I will sit through a movie. But don't let that detract too much from the movie overall - it was good.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 707 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (20:05) * 1 lines 
 
Ok, points well taken. I was busy looking around the backgournd. I gather you did not notice the brown haze band at the horizon on the aerial shots of Pearl Harbor. That is Kilauea's fumes from that vog cloud I posted on your WorldVolcanology Club. Not your ordinary smog!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 708 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (20:15) * 3 lines 
 
My son has a theory that if aliens ever wanted to take over the world they would come as cats. His followed him home from the mail boxes, apparenlty a stray. Nowm the cat rules the house and everone does flips to entertain him. He eats precisely what he wants to eat. When he wants to eat it, but he is a most self-contained cat who has never needed to learn to meow. He sort of warbles at the humming birds outside the window. Very odd cat - and totally enchanting.

Yours sound to be a fiesty lot, Rob. Ours has gotten into a territorial fight on occasion, and for her diminutive size she manages to leave only the fur of the invading cat on the gound in the morning. And a trophy rat for us, sans head.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 709 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (20:23) * 1 lines 
 
Did you visit The Arizona Memorial when you were in Hawaii in 1992. Rob? There is a lot of very interesting information there and more coming to light daily about the invasion and who did what to whom and who knew what and when. Local news specials gave details I had nver heard before and footage I did not know existed. I will not fight this war over again, but living out here give one a unique perspective one does not get from a distance.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 710 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jun 11, 2001 (22:59) * 40 lines 
 
Jun. 11: Upper Midwest/South/New England: Wet.
Tonight's Weather in the West: The current shower activity will continue across the Northern Cascades and Northern Rockies this evening, as a cool Pacific trough progresses inland over the Pacific Northwest.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/jun_11_upper_midwest_south_new_england_wet__1.html
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Jun. 12: Upper West Snow/Southern Rain
Tuesday's Weather in the West: Normal daytime heating will likely trigger some shower and thunderstorm activity over the Northern Rockies today, as a cold Pacific disturbance moves farther inland.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/jun_12_upper_west_snow_southern_rain_1.html
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Weather Records: Some Got It Hot
Record Highs for Sunday, June 10:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/weather_records_some_got_it_hot_1.html
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Jun. 11: Southern U.S. Gets More Rain
Today's Weather in the West: A Pacific trough of low pressure is producing rain showers across Northwestern Oregon and Western Washington, with some snow showers over the much higher mountain elevations of Western Washington.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/jun_11_southern_u_s_gets_more_rain_1.html
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Jun. 12: More Deep South Damp
Tuesday's Weather in the West: A swath of moisture will move eastward today as a trough of low pressure over Washington state does the same, and then strengthens into a low pressure system.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/jun_12_more_deep_south_damp_1.html
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Jun. 11: Southeast Asia Rains Supreme
Vietnam: The relentless rain continues across Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia, as tropical moisture continues to flow through from the Pacific.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/jun_11_southeast_asia_rains_supreme_1.html
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Ask the Weather Guru: Santa Ana Winds Rip Guru?
Question to Guru FROM Guru: You messed up on the Santa Ana Winds article last week and the emails of criticism were not only accurate, but some added that you weren't JUST wrong, but "arrogant." What do you have to say for yourself? Signed, Angry and Disappointed.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/ask_the_weather_guru_santa_ana_winds_rip_guru__1.html
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Weather Records: The Cowboy Way
Record Highs for Sunday, June 10:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/weather_records_the_cowboy_way_1.html
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This Day in Weather History: 1842. The Late Comer.
On June 11th, 1842 - New England and the remainder of the country was doubtless looking forward to the arrival of summer, but it definitely got postponed for New England today.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/this_day_in_weather_history_1842_the_late_comer__1.html
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Weather Pros: Are We Feeling Unstable?
If you didn't know: the weather terms "stable" and "unstable" in regard to an air mass, refers to the "temperature" of the air, from the ground up, and the vertical movement of air THROUGH the air mass.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/weather_pros_are_we_feeling_unstable__1.html



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 711 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jun 12, 2001 (13:37) * 43 lines 
 
Texas, Louisiana Hams Wade in to Help in Allison's Wake

Amateur Radio operators in Texas and Louisiana continue to provide
emergency communication for flood-stricken areas. Flood waters
generated over the weekend by Tropical Storm Allison are receding.
The flooding has claimed more than a dozen lives.
An FCC-declared general communications emergency requires amateurs
to refrain from using 7285 kHz during the day and 3873 kHz after
dark, plus or minus 3 kHz, unless they are taking part in the
handling of emergency traffic. The order remains effective until
rescinded. Hams also were active on VHF and UHF providing emergency
communication and helping to coordinate relief activities.
In Texas, telephone service was lost in most of downtown area of
Houston, including the medical center. Bruce Paige, KK5DO, in
Houston, said hospitals not only were without telephone service but
water and power, as basements containing emergency generators
flooded. At one point, he said, ham radio was a communication
mainstay for the city.
Hams were stationed at local Houston Fire Department stations on
Saturday when the department lost its dispatching system. Hams were
helping to direct emergency calls for service to the station
best-equipped to handle the call.
Hams also were linking local Red Cross shelters housing those
displaced by the flooding to Red Cross headquarters, as well as
emergency operations centers. Some 10,000 people were in shelters.
Amateur Radio also continue to handle health-and-welfare messages
from the affected area to the outside.
ARRL South Texas Section Manager Ray Taylor, N5NAV, said radio
amateurs were helping Southwestern Bell employees to communicate
with each other as they reinstalled a telephone trunk line in
Houston that was shut down because of the flooding.
In Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish EC Karl R. Sandstrom, K5MAN,
reports that ARES and RACES were activated June 7 to assist the Red
Cross in the Baton Rouge area following upwards of two feet of rain
during the weekend.
The Red Cross opened two shelters in Baton Rouge and one in Denham
Springs, both staffed by local hams. The national American Red Cross
on Saturday established a command center to coordinate activities in
East Baton Rouge Parish. Shelters were expected to remain open this
week.
The Salvation Army Team Emergency Network's Jerry Jennison, N5OKQ,
reported that SATERN operators were providing communication for five
primary Salvation Army service locations in Houston.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 712 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jun 12, 2001 (15:21) * 31 lines 
 
Yahoo! News Bulletins: Weather
Tue 12 2001 5:00 AM ET

Jun. 11: Upper Midwest/South/New England: Wet.
Tonight's Weather in the West: The current shower activity will continue across the Northern Cascades and Northern Rockies this evening, as a cool Pacific trough progresses inland over the Pacific Northwest.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/jun_11_upper_midwest_south_new_england_wet__1.html
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Jun. 12: Upper West Snow/Southern Rain
Tuesday's Weather in the West: Normal daytime heating will likely trigger some shower and thunderstorm activity over the Northern Rockies today, as a cold Pacific disturbance moves farther inland.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/jun_12_upper_west_snow_southern_rain_1.html
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Weather Records: Some Got It Hot
Record Highs for Sunday, June 10:
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/weather_records_some_got_it_hot_1.html
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Jun. 11: Southern U.S. Gets More Rain
Today's Weather in the West: A Pacific trough of low pressure is producing rain showers across Northwestern Oregon and Western Washington, with some snow showers over the much higher mountain elevations of Western Washington.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/jun_11_southern_u_s_gets_more_rain_1.html
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Jun. 12: More Deep South Damp
Tuesday's Weather in the West: A swath of moisture will move eastward today as a trough of low pressure over Washington state does the same, and then strengthens into a low pressure system.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/jun_12_more_deep_south_damp_1.html
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Jun. 11: Southeast Asia Rains Supreme
Vietnam: The relentless rain continues across Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia, as tropical moisture continues to flow through from the Pacific.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/jun_11_southeast_asia_rains_supreme_1.html
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Ask the Weather Guru: Santa Ana Winds Rip Guru?
Question to Guru FROM Guru: You messed up on the Santa Ana Winds article last week and the emails of criticism were not only accurate, but some added that you weren't JUST wrong, but "arrogant." What do you have to say for yourself? Signed, Angry and Disappointed.
http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/wni/20010611/we/ask_the_weather_guru_santa_ana_winds_rip_guru__1.html



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 713 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jun 12, 2001 (19:42) * 1 lines 
 
The headlines say rain in the South, the articles under them talk about rain in the West?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 714 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jun 12, 2001 (22:34) * 1 lines 
 
Guess I will not use Yahoo's weather bulletins anymore... Oh well, it looked like a great service. They seriosuly need to get their act together at Yahoo.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 715 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Jun 14, 2001 (19:45) * 3 lines 
 
I know New Orleans really is below sea-level, but having to tread water and shoot snakes! Yikes! I guy I used to work with grew up in New Orleans. He said that they had alligators in their back yard. They weren't really a problem if you left them alone. When it rained heavily and the yard flooded, they got snakes in the back yard. They could be a problem. Another problem was the nutria rats which got inside the walls of their house one year. A plus though came from the plant kingdom. His father grew orchids as a hobby and in New Orleans they always bloomed.

Terry are you doing okay there in Houston. You haven't had to get onto the roof of your car or sit up in a tree to avoid rising water? Has there been much property damage near you?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 716 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Jun 14, 2001 (19:49) * 1 lines 
 
Don't Wolfie and her family live in New Orleans? Are they okay?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 717 of 990: Cheryl  (CherylB) * Thu, Jun 14, 2001 (19:52) * 3 lines 
 
Rob, I'm sorry to hear about your cat Maski. As Marcia noted hopefully she's someplace warm and dry where she can prowl and nap to her heart's content. That is if there is a Cat Heaven.

Marcia, your son my have something with theory of aliens successfully taking over the Earth by posing as cats. I think that cats may really be aliens and they may well rule the world.


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 Response 718 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun 14, 2001 (20:37) * 3 lines 
 
Cats certainly rule the households over which the command attention!

*HUGS* for Maski... Given to Rob, of course! I'd make her a lei of catnip if it grew here!


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 Response 719 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jun 28, 2001 (21:18) * 13 lines 
 
El Niño Repellent?

NASA Science News for June 28, 2001

New satellite images of the Pacific Ocean hint that El Niño will not
return this winter. Instead, La Niña-like weather patterns will persist
thanks to a "Pacific Decadal Oscillation" that might also repel strong El
Niños.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast28jun_1.htm?list89800
V


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 Response 720 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jun 29, 2001 (05:38) * 1 lines 
 
What's a Pacific Decadal Oscillation, marci. Would you mind giving us the executive summary?


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 Response 721 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jun 29, 2001 (13:03) * 21 lines 
 
Something that occurs once every ten years (once a decade). Odd about scientists and their ways of putting things.


part of an article found on the link below:

Yi Chao, an oceanographer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena,
California, and colleagues Michael Ghil and James McWilliams of the University of California, Los Angeles, found evidence of the PDO's two-part structure in a study of the past 92-year record of sea-surface temperatures in the North and South Pacific.

The results of their study appear in the Aug. 1, 2000, issue of Geophysical Research Letters.

If El Niño is a brief sonata, then the Pacific Decadal Oscillation is a much larger symphony.

"The El Niño is well defined," said Chao. "We know when it is born, can see its rise and fall, and measure its strength. We can forecast its consequences. But the PDO is larger, longer and more difficult to visualize. An explanation might be that it isn't just one thing. It's potentially two big events going on."

In their study, Chao and colleagues found large-scale temperature oscillations
taking place in the Pacific basin approximately every 15 to 20 years. "While we are only talking about a one-to-two degree centigrade difference in sea-surface
temperature, we are talking about a huge area. This temperature difference has a big impact on the climate of North America."

The change in location of cold and warm water in the Pacific alters the path of the jet stream, the conveyor belt for storms across the continent. Chao's study supports and expands the previous studies by University of Washington researchers that gave a name to the phenomenon only five years ago.

Even more... http://www.iphc.washington.edu/Staff/hare/html/pdo/pdopress.html


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 Response 722 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jun 29, 2001 (13:08) * 1 lines 
 
What is amounts to is that it is cyclical and there is nothing we can do about it. Global warming, I suspect, will also be found to be such a case, as well. We have had minmi-ice ages in the last few hundred years. We are not quite as all-mighty as we think we are. We just ruin everything we touch for a short while. Nature will claim them back, and in time, very little will be left to show that we were even here.


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 Response 723 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jul  8, 2001 (17:45) * 26 lines 
 
We are back to severe weather affecting people who mean a great deal to me. Now if only I could get them for New Zealand... *;)


BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
631 PM EDT SUN JUL 8 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR...
SOUTHERN BUNCOMBE COUNTY IN WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA

* UNTIL 700 PM EDT

* AT 631 PM EDT...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A LINE OF
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WITH DAMAGING WINDS FROM 11 MILES EAST OF
ASHEVILLE TO 12 MILES EAST OF WAYNESVILLE...MOVING SOUTH AT 50 MPH.

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE NEAR...
AVERY CREEK AT 635 PM EDT

PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THIS LINE OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD BE
ALERT FOR LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS. FREQUENT LIGHTNING AND
LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN CAN OCCUR WITH ANY THUNDERSTORM.



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 Response 724 of 990: Lucille Oftedahl  (alyeska) * Sun, Jul  8, 2001 (19:35) * 7 lines 
 
I wonder if those were the ones that passed through Ill. Ind. and Tn earlier today.

I had to shut my pc down and unplug it again this afternoon when a thunderstorm with lightening passes through again.

12 people were struck by lightening jus this past week here, but they call Florida the lightening capital of the U.S.

What a change from Alaska where you never see lightening or hear thunder.


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 Response 725 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul  9, 2001 (21:08) * 1 lines 
 
Lucie, they had to be the same front-related storms. Louisvill, Kentucky was getting them and will continue through this evening and tomorrow. Hawaii very seldom gets lightning since the storm clouds don't get the chance to build to great altitudes. However, when we do get them, we know it is snowing on the mountians. My sister encountered the same experience in the Alps - on a tram trip to the top of one peak or another. She announced to the terrified other passengers that her sister told her it meant it was snowing on top where they were going. Sure enough! When they broke though to sunlight, the top of the mountain was sparkling in the sunlight. She got a round of applause!


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 Response 726 of 990: Lucille Oftedahl  (alyeska) * Mon, Jul  9, 2001 (22:41) * 3 lines 
 
Things are getting stranger and stranger.

Tornadoes in Death Valley. This is unknown.


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 Response 727 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jul 10, 2001 (00:59) * 1 lines 
 
I was in the bookstore in Vancouver today. Blackberry Books at Granville Island and I saw a book by Art Bell and Whitley Streiber called the Coming Super STorm or something. About how we're building up to the real storm of the century.


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 Response 728 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Tue, Jul 10, 2001 (02:45) * 12 lines 
 
Hi

Just when you were hoping I was about to report a change in weather patterns for New Zealand for the better, mum tells me there is a southerly (translated = snow, rain)approaching and that snow is forecast for Southland today and snow for inland Canterbury tomorrow - oh yay. Just what I really wanted to know *sarcasm*. Just give us back the cool easterlies with it's damn sea fog and it will feel more like good ol' Christchurch once more.

Sun, sun, go away. Come back another day - sing the farmers
Sun, sun, go away. Come back another day - sing the skiers
Sun, sun, go away. Come back another day - sing Contact Energy.
Rain, rain, come again soon - sing the farmers.
Rain, rain, come again soon - sing Contact Energy.
Snow, snow, come again now - sing the skiers.

Rob


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 Response 729 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jul 10, 2001 (16:46) * 6 lines 
 
Rob, I know those songs. Sun sun and more sun is the theme on all the other islands who rely on beach tourism for their revenue. Then, they have to ration water to the residents because they have a drought and want to pipe it over from
Hilo's watershed to their wasteful head-buried-in-sand inhabitants. I think it will never change. Today is cool and overcast - just the way Hilo is supposed to be. Too much sun is depressing and hot!

Terry, Art Bell and Whitley Streiber have been crying wolf for as long as they have known one another. Of course we will have truly monumental storms just as we will have an earth-obliterating eruption at Yellowstone and life will cease to exist here. But that might just happen after the cockroaches inherit what little we did not destroy!




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 Response 730 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Sun, Jul 15, 2001 (04:08) * 5 lines 
 
Hi

Marcia, can you check the WEATHER map of New Zealand please? There is something wrong with it. A low pressure system is in the Tasman Sea at the moment and I checked the map image you put up for NZ. The image is not updating because I am fairly certain it was on our weather map last night on television. This is more severe than you think. Thunderstorms are forecast across much of the North Island and heavy rain warnings are in force for some places. Snow is predicted down to about 300 metres in Southland and 500 metres in Canterbury. The REAL winter may be about to hit with a vengeance.

Rob


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 Response 731 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Mon, Jul 16, 2001 (02:27) * 5 lines 
 
Hi

Here is a progress report on the depression that is tracking across the Tasman Sea. The depression is spawning thunderstorms and heavy rain as it slowly track east. The heavy rain is caught up in a couple fronts associated with the depression and some big falls are expected tonight including in Canterbury where 10-60 millimetres of rain is forecast. Thunderstorms hit Auckland today and more are expected tonight and tomorrow. Snow is expected for the mountains and foothills.

Rob


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 Response 732 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul 16, 2001 (16:07) * 7 lines 
 
Thanks for the alert, Rob. Will check it immediately and repost it if necessary.

NEW ZEALAND WEATHER SATELLITE






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 Response 733 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul 16, 2001 (16:15) * 2 lines 
 
That above New Zealand updating Satellite Weatehr Map is from
http://weather.yahoo.com/graphics/satellite/New_Zealand.html I shall bookmark it so I do not have to scroll through all the weather maps of the world to discover Rob's. Do take care, Dear! The world needs you to be a geologist, and there are so many volcanoes to see!


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 Response 734 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul 16, 2001 (21:08) * 1 lines 
 
That map does up date but it appears offline at the moment. I will search out another satellite image source so we can have a backup for New Zealand. Rob, I remember about the Supernova. Something like that is the stuff of precious memories. In any case, may I send you some tropical heat to ward off the wintry blasts you have heading your way? I have two fans on and really would enjoy sharing the wamth. Off I go to hunt up another satellite image for you.


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 Response 735 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul 16, 2001 (21:11) * 0 lines 
 


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 Response 736 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul 16, 2001 (21:20) * 5 lines 
 
From http://www.elec.uow.edu.au/weather/NZC.JPG






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 Response 737 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jul 16, 2001 (21:24) * 1 lines 
 
Rob, the only other ones available are the Met Services ones and they do not update. I guess they do not wish us to share their knowledge. I hope these help you. I will be watching and working overtime sending you warm vibes.


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 Response 738 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Jul 16, 2001 (22:36) * 1 lines 
 
Can we invite Knut to join our discussion?


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 Response 739 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jul 17, 2001 (19:40) * 1 lines 
 
Most assuredly - who is Knut and a welcome to him complete with leis and hugs from warm sunny Hawaii. Aloha Knut! Where are you from and if I have not gotten an updating weather map for you, I shall chase one down for you.


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 Response 740 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Jul 17, 2001 (20:08) * 1 lines 
 
I was referring to the Knut in the post above, I don't know him actually. But he sounds knowledgeable.


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 Response 741 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jul 17, 2001 (23:55) * 1 lines 
 
Terry, I read back to post 700 over a month ago and could find no reference to Knut Please contact us if you are willing to share your weather with us. You need not be Knut. Everyone out there is welcome, and just about everyone has weather!


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 Response 742 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Wed, Jul 18, 2001 (04:04) * 8 lines 
 
Hi

Thank god I don't live in the continental 48 states. It looked like half the
United States was under a thunderstorm warning of one form or another when I sent this. New Zealand is fine now, the wind having gone southerly after three days of easterlies and rain. But snow is expected in the mountains and that damned northwesterly never came, so the warmer temperatures I was hoping would cheer me up never came. Auckland had thunderstorms for 2 consecutive days and the big chill continues in Alexandra (Otago)where no sun has been seen for most of the month and the trees all have ice a centimetre thick or more on them.
Although we have now had getting close to 190mm of rain to date this year, it is only about half of the norm for the year up to now. Never fear, La Nina is fading and normal patterns involving more rain and hopefully warmer weather should resume soon.
That's the bad news. The good news is there is no more bad news.

Rob


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 Response 743 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jul 18, 2001 (14:49) * 1 lines 
 
Please find attached to this and other pertinent places, warm tropical soft air to protect you from the wintry blasts. I am delighted you dodged the bullet with this last threat, and snow on the mountains is very beautiful here. May it remain up there and not threaten your safety. The US Mainland does look perilously likely to have thunder storms, and as the fronts move eastward, it appears no one will be spared. Out of such situations come tornadoes. I much prefer a nice friendly lava flow.


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 Response 744 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Thu, Jul 19, 2001 (03:50) * 6 lines 
 
Hi all

More bad news (or possibly good news). A moist southeasterly airstream is forecast for Canterbury and some heavy rain is expected for parts of the province. This time in August last year the main road and railway through Canterbury was cut in four places by flooding, one town was surrounded by floodwaters, and farms were inundated as rivers overflowed. The reason - a moist southeasterly airstream had dragged 240mm of rain of the Pacific and dumped it across inland Canterbury.
This year however we have had a drought, so it is possible that the rivers may be able to contain it. Or they may not, in which case, I will let you know the outcome.

Rob


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 Response 745 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Jul 19, 2001 (09:05) * 1 lines 
 
Good luck on that one Rob, brace yourself!


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 Response 746 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jul 19, 2001 (13:28) * 1 lines 
 
Rob! Be safe. Another thing to be concerned about. You, like I, live between Hell and High Water - either option is worrisome. Let us hope you emerge untouched. I will be glued to Radio New Zealand International for the duration!


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 Response 747 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul 20, 2001 (00:11) * 3 lines 
 
If you want to see how appalling it has been and is going to be in New Zealand, check out their Hazard map. Rob, take care. I will hold you in my heart tonight!

http://www.gns.cri.nz/hazardwatch/latest/


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 Response 748 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, Jul 20, 2001 (04:09) * 9 lines 
 
Hi all

The GNS website updates once weekly, so that is the hazards for the last 7 days.

For current problems listen to my reports.

More thunderstorms hit the far North (Northland/Auckland)today and 60mm of rain has fallen in some parts of the South Island. Place to be at the moment is the West Coast, usually rainy, but basking in sunshine and okay temperatures at the moment while we get the crappy weather. Southeasterlies with rain and possible snow forecast for the duration of the weekend. How blimmin' marvellous - not.

Rob


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 Response 749 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul 20, 2001 (15:04) * 3 lines 
 
I can imagine you all catching flu from that mixed weather.

I did note that the map updates but did not post it since it often is difficult to get them to update when they are also clickable such as the GNS map is. We will rely on your updating us either here or on hydrohazards. I noted you had a a landslip (landslide for teh US readers.) We have many of them as soon as it gets to raining heavily for a prolonged period. That is when it is fun to listen to the radio scanner. We get the crappy sunshine in Hilo when Kona (the other side of the island) gets our usual windward showers and we all hide and complain - on both sides of the island!


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 Response 750 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul 20, 2001 (21:26) * 5 lines 
 
For those of you in Europe, with the Ionian Peninsula foreground, this one is for you:






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 Response 751 of 990: horrible horace  (horrible) * Sat, Jul 21, 2001 (05:00) * 1 lines 
 
Lovely clear weather,but look at poor Ireland.What ? you cant see us? Thats because of all the bloody cloud


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 Response 752 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jul 21, 2001 (18:40) * 1 lines 
 
Just about all of Europe is lovely and clear except for the Emerald Isle. It wuld be called the citrine island if you did not get all that rain! Besides, you have some to go to come close to our average rainfall. *Sigh* But, I live in a rain forest... (and Yes, I know Italy is the boot in the center foreground with Scicily at its tip. Crete is west of them and just south of the Greek Mainland in this image.)


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 Response 753 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Tue, Jul 24, 2001 (03:09) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

Avalanches have occurred on three alpine skifields in the South Island and North Island in the last 48 hours. The avalanches were triggered by near record breaking snowfalls at the weekend being triggered by influxes of skiers. At Mount Hutt 1000 tons of snow poured across the access road to a depth of 8 metres leaving the skifield closed until today. At Craigieburn skifield two avalanches buried a couple skiers who were rescued and on Mount Ruapehu in the North Island and at Taranaki skifield on Mount Taranaki there has been dynamiting of loose snow to remove the danger to the skiers on those fields.

Rob


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 Response 754 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jul 24, 2001 (15:17) * 1 lines 
 
I as about to ask you if you use snow cannons as they do here in the US to get the avalanche-prone areas safely stabilized. I see now, that you have. I'd ask you to go make snow angels for me (I REALLY do miss snow) but not in such hazardous places. Please.


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 Response 755 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jul 27, 2001 (20:09) * 10 lines 
 
Current Status

Tropical Storm Dalila Continues Northwest
away from Coast

Typhoon Kong-Rey South-Southeast of
Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm Toraji Over Philippine Sea



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 Response 756 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug  5, 2001 (15:27) * 20 lines 
 
Hurricane Watch Net Activates As Barry Approaches Gulf Coast

The Hurricane Watch Net activated at 1800z (2 PM Eastern Daylight
Time) Sunday, August 5, 2001, as Tropical Storm Barry strengthened
in the Gulf of Mexico. Barry is expected to make landfall as a
hurricane along the Florida Panhandle Monday morning, according to
the National Weather Service.

On 14.325 MHz, the Hurricane Watch Net gathers real-time weather
information that is relayed via National Hurricane Center station
W4EHW to hurricane forecasters. The National Weather Service
requested the activation as Barry, which had been drifting
erratically in the Gulf, dramatically strengthened and turned
northward this morning.

Hurricane Warnings have been posted along the Florida Gulf Coast
from Pascagoula, Mississippi, to the mouth of the Ochlockonee River
in Florida. The net will accept reports from in or near the affected
region, according to Hurricane Watch Net Manager Jerry Herman,
N3BDW.


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 Response 757 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 16, 2001 (13:35) * 13 lines 
 
Into the Storm

While most people are trying to avoid the perils of this year's
hurricanes, scientists will soon be flying right into them. The daring
researchers and their robotic assistants aim to understand these mighty
storms from the inside out. The new data could help forecasters predict
hurricanes better than before -- saving property and even lives.

FULL STORY at

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast16aug_1.htm?list89800




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 Response 758 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 26, 2001 (16:55) * 28 lines 
 
FLASH FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI \
800 AM HST SUN AUG 26 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD
WATCH EFFECTIVE UNTIL 800 PM HST FOR PERSONS IN THE FOLLOWING
LOCATIONS...
ALL OF THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY
RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING. FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT... BUT
PERSONS ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT PROPERTY AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK
ACTION IF HEAVY RAIN IS OBSERVED OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.

A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE IS CENTERED ABOUT 75 MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE
BIG ISLAND THIS EARLY SUNDAY MORNING MOVING WEST NORTHWEST ABOUT 15
MPH. THE CENTER IS FORECAST TO MOVE JUST SOUTH OF SOUTH POINT THIS
AFTERNOON. THE DISTURBANCE IS SURROUNDED BY TROPICAL MOISTURE THAT
COULD GET DRAWN IN OVER THE BIG ISLAND DURING THE DAYTIME HEATING
AND CAUSE HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER LAND DURING THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. ISOLATED FLOODING RAIN SHOWERS IS
THEREFORE A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV OR RADIO FOR FURTHER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION.
ROSENDAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU





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 Response 759 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Aug 26, 2001 (20:15) * 1 lines 
 
How do the skies look, Marci?


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 Response 760 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Aug 26, 2001 (20:54) * 3 lines 
 
Our skies are fairly densely overcast but the rain is no heavier than ususal. I wonder if the system stalled or if our mountains have pushed it north of us. As soon as they cancel the warning we will get our deluge. It never fails!

http://www.intellicast.com/Local/USLocalWide.asp?loc=phto&seg=LocalWeather&prodgrp=NEXRADimagery&product=BaseReflectivityLoop&prodnav=none


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 Response 761 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Aug 27, 2001 (07:07) * 1 lines 
 
Keep us posted, what's a good webcam to use to check out the Hawaiian skies?


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 Response 762 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 27, 2001 (14:45) * 6 lines 
 
This is for downtown Hilo - the camera takes several different shots depending on which way they aim it at the particular time, so you can see much
http://www.tsunami.org/hilobaycam.htm

When Mauna Loa Observatory gets their webcams back online I will let you know their URL, as well. All is dry and only partly cloudy today. Our highest mountains sent the storm south of the islands, and the flood watches were cancelled by 6 PM.




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 Response 763 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Aug 27, 2001 (16:42) * 39 lines 
 
Terry, it's your turn! Be safe!

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
340 PM CDT MON AUG 27 2001
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH
FOR ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND THE HILL COUNTRY EFFECTIVE THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR PEOPLE IN THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES

IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
COMAL...GILLESPIE...MEDINA...GONZALES...KENDALL...WILSON...
REAL...BASTROP...BLANCO...TRAVIS...KERR...BEXAR...HAYS...
LAVACA...DEWITT...BURNET...WILLIAMSON...ATASCOSA...BANDERA...
LEE...LLANO...GUADALUPE...FRIO...UVALDE...CALDWELL...ZAVALA...
DIMMIT...FAYETTE AND KARNES

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT FLASH FLOODING IS POSSIBLE WITHIN THE
WATCH AREA. PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA ARE ADVISED TO CHECK
PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS...KEEP INFORMED...AND BE READY FOR QUICK
ACTION IF FLASH FLOODING THREATENS.
A DEEP FLOW OF VERY MOIST UNSTABLE AIR FROM THE GULF OF MEXICO AND A
NEARLY STATIONARY LOW ALOFT OVER WEST TEXAS WILL COMBINE TO PRODUCE
THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS. IN
SOME AREAS...THE SOIL IS APPROACHING SATURATION AND THE ADDITIONAL
HEAVY RAIN WILL BE QUICK TO RUNOFF. SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL LIKELY PRODUCE ADDITIONAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF
2 TO 4 INCHES WITH ISOLATED TOTALS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES OR MORE
POSSIBLE THROUGH TUESDAY.
THE WATCH MAY NEED TO BE EXTENDED BEYOND TUESDAY AFTERNOON...
FOR TUESDAY NIGHT AND/OR WEDNESDAY...SINCE THIS LATE AUGUST WEATHER
PATTERN WILL BE SLOW TO CHANGE.
BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE
DANGERS OF FLOODS AND FLASH FLOODS. IF FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED...
ACT QUICKLY. MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND TO ESCAPE FLOOD WATERS. DO
NOT STAY IN AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING WHEN WATER BEGINS RISING.
STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...COMMERCIAL RADIO OR TELEVISION
STATIONS...OR YOUR CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDER FOR LATER STATEMENTS
CONCERNING THIS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS FLASH FLOOD THREAT.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 764 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 28, 2001 (15:35) * 12 lines 
 
Still under flash flooding watch Austin. Now we know how Terry keeps Spring flowing!

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
310 PM CDT TUE AUG 28 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS EXTENDED AND
SLIGHTLY RECONFIGURED THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
AND THE HILL COUNTRY. THE WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH 400 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AND INCLUDES THIS CITIES OF AUSTIN...SAN ANTONIO
AND KERRVILLE.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 765 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Aug 28, 2001 (19:37) * 1 lines 
 
Yeah, nothing major though. I can't get used to these dark clouds and low temperatures (79 today).


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 766 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Aug 28, 2001 (20:54) * 1 lines 
 
Get out the brandy snifters. It sounds cold and cruel... Anything for an excuse. Thanks for checking in!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 767 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Aug 29, 2001 (10:35) * 1 lines 
 
Another grey day today.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 768 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Aug 29, 2001 (13:25) * 10 lines 
 
I figured you were in for more seriously overcast weather... see below

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
415 AM CDT WED AUG 29 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS EXTENDED THE
FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND THE HILL COUNTRY
THROUGH 400 PM CDT THIS AFTERNOON. THE WATCH INCLUDES THE CITIES OF
AUSTIN...SAN ANTONIO AND KERRVILLE.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 769 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Aug 29, 2001 (16:07) * 20 lines 
 
I have received 3 more of these . I guess most of Texas is in for a drenching!
It does not look all that great for Lousiana, either. Take care, Wolfie! Terry! and Spring!

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
315 PM CDT WED AUG 29 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS EXTENDED THE
FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS THROUGH THIS
EVENING. THE WATCH IS GENERALLY ALONG AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 35.
THE WATCH INCLUDES THE SAN ANTONIO AND AUSTIN METROPOLITAN AREAS.

THE WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL ABOUT 1000 PM CDT THIS WEDNESDAY
EVENING.

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

ATASCOSA...BASTROP...BEXAR...CALDWELL...COMAL...DEWITT...FAYETTE...
GONZALES...GUADALUPE...HAYS...KARNES...LAVACA...LEE...TRAVIS...
WILLIAMSON AND WILSON.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 770 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Aug 29, 2001 (20:58) * 1 lines 
 
Nice night, I have the windows open in the living room at Cedar Creek. The breeze is wafting through and I'm enjoying no a/c, just ceiling fans.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 771 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Aug 29, 2001 (21:29) * 1 lines 
 
What is a/c ??!! Oh yes, that power-hungry beast the rest of the world needs in summer. We have tradewinds! Enjoy it. Don't you wish you could bottle it for a long hot day in the future? I know the feeling! I am glad you are out of the worst of the rain!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 772 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Aug 29, 2001 (21:58) * 1 lines 
 
I love this breeze blowing through my living room.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 773 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 30, 2001 (16:24) * 45 lines 
 
They are very nice! That is one of the reasons Hawaii is Paradise. We get them as normal weather patterns! I see you had better not take your waders off yet.

FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
330 PM CDT THU AUG 30 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A FLASH
FLOOD WATCH FOR MOST OF THE HILL COUNTRY AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS.
THE WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 400 PM CDT FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

ATASCOSA...BANDERA...BASTROP...BEXAR...BLANCO...BURNET...CALDWELL...
COMAL...DEWITT...FAYETTE...FRIO...GILLESPIE...GONZALES...GUADALUPE...
HAYS...KARNES...KENDALL...KERR...LAVACA...LEE...LLANO...MEDINA...
TRAVIS...WILLIAMSON AND WILSON.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH VERY HEAVY RAIN CONTINUE TO DEVELOP
AND TRAIN ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS. DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE WAS
FEEDING INTO SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND THE HILL COUNTRY AS AN UPPER
AIR DISTURBANCE APPROACHED FROM WEST TEXAS. THEREFORE THE WATCH HAS
BEEN EXPANDED WESTWARD DUE TO THE THREAT OF ADDITIONAL THUNDERSTORM
DEVELOPMENT TO THE WEST THAT WILL TRACK ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY
LATER TONIGHT AND PRODUCE HEAVY RAIN AND FLOODING.

DEPENDING ON THE SPEED AND TRACK OF THE UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE...
SOME IMPROVEMENT IS POSSIBLE FROM THE WEST FRIDAY AFTERNOON HOWEVER
VERY HEAVY RAINS WILL CONTINUE TO THE EAST OF THE DISTURBANCE.
ADDITIONAL HEAVY RAINS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE VERY LIKELY WITH LOCALLY
HIGHER AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES OR MORE POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT.

RISES ARE FORECAST ON THE GUADALUPE BELOW SEGUIN...CIBOLO CREEK
BELOW SELMA...AND THE SAN ANTONIO RIVER BELOW ELMENDORF. STREAMS
AND CREEKS...ESPECIALLY IN AND AROUND BEXAR AND GUADALUPE COUNTIES
WILL BE VERY SUSCEPTIBLE TO FLOODING IF ALREADY NOT IN FLOOD.

PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF HEAVY
RAINFALL AND AVOID LOW LYING AREAS. KEEP CHILDREN INDOORS AND FAR
AWAY FROM CREEK BANKS WHICH HAVE BECOME SOFT AND UNSTABLE.

CHECK YOUR PREPAREDNESS REQUIREMENTS AND BE READY TO ACT QUICKLY IF
FLASH FLOODING IS OBSERVED OR A FLASH FLOOD WARNING IS ISSUED.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 774 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Aug 30, 2001 (16:27) * 1 lines 
 
It's been very rainy today. I had to drive to lunch only two blocks away. Bastrop and Travis are my counties.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 775 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Aug 30, 2001 (16:34) * 1 lines 
 
Yup, and those are the ones for which I asked for alerts, along with a few special other ones. I wonder how the hurricane forming off Baja California is doing. It is supposedly heading this way, too.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 776 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, Aug 31, 2001 (04:00) * 8 lines 
 
Hi all

Last week we had something unusual for New Zealand - thunderstorm forecasts were issued for most of the North Island while we had a low pressure overhead. So it came to be that Wangani, Palmerston North, New Plymouth, Hamilton, Rotorua, Tauranga, Auckland, Whangarei and most places inbetween EXCEPT for the Napier/Hastings and Gisborne urban areas, had thunderstorms last Friday.

You ask what was driving all that thunderstorm activity? A low pressure system in the Tasman Sea that had big heavy cumulonimbus clouds rolling of the sea.
The eastern part of the South Island, Napier/Hastings and Gisborne were all spared because of their location on the sheltered side of the mountain ranges, or in the case of the eastern South Island too far south to be in the line of fire.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 777 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, Aug 31, 2001 (04:06) * 8 lines 
 
Hi all

Winter officially ends tomorrow - WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

But just because it OFFICIALLY ends tomorrow DOES NOT MEAN that it actually HAS.
Winter here usually continues until the start of October and then there is a transition period where insane things happen. This is the period when the weather can be drop dead glorious at 3.PM with a gentle northwester and a high of 23.C and then half an hour later hailing as a thunderstorm goes through. I therefore caution you if you say "Oh, New Zealand's winter just ended".

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 778 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Aug 31, 2001 (14:32) * 3 lines 
 
Alas, prcession of the equinoxes or some sort of time error over the millenia has set the seasons off slightly. I am delighted you were not illuminated by a diving spark which can make all that sandy hair black in a slpit second. Please be safe! Do you ever get snow from your thunder storms?

Don't pack away the woolies quite yet. It always tempts the weather gods to dump huge amonts of snow and storms on our heads for being so arrogant as to try to out guess them. But, Happily, the end of winter heralds the imminent state of cricket season. I can hardly wait!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 779 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Sat, Sep  1, 2001 (05:38) * 7 lines 
 
Hi all

Thunderstorms and very heavy rain in Northland today. State Highways 1 and 16 closed by flooding and slips, while thunderstorms hit Kaitaia and the far north just after 4.PM. Still raining heavily in Northland at the moment and downpours also spilling into Auckland.

Muggy and humid in Christchurch today with a moist easterly airstream. It looked like it should have thundered but all we got was drizzle. More of the same forecast tomorrow - OH YAY!!!!!! Not.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 780 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Sep  1, 2001 (12:45) * 1 lines 
 
Clearing up here today. Sunny. Finally a reprieve from the heavy rains.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 781 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Sep  1, 2001 (13:02) * 3 lines 
 
I still have storm warnings for Texas! I hope you are right, Terry.

Rob, it sounds like you need a good book and a good snuggle in that dreary weather. Trying to be a little too much like England. Several days of dreariness gets bothersome. I'll send you some sunshine immediately. The brightness is hurting our Hilo eyes. We are not used to this!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 782 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Sep  1, 2001 (16:31) * 1 lines 
 
It's "iffy" right now, the skies are darkening as we approach kickoff.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 783 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Sep  2, 2001 (14:13) * 1 lines 
 
You blew them away. I watched the game. Penn State was also blown away on our home field, 33-7 to Miami Hurricanes. I wonder how far from the bottom of the list we are now? Texas should have maintained its grip on a position in the top 5 of college football. Wait'll next year (as I said last year.) Your flood warnings have stopped coming in and your weather map looks good.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 784 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Sep  3, 2001 (21:07) * 20 lines 
 
Now you are paying for it again. Here is more rain!

FLASH FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
845 PM CDT MON SEP 3 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A
FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS AND ADJACENT AREAS OF THE
TEXAS HILL COUNTRY THROUGH TUESDAY.

THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:

IN SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
COMAL...GILLESPIE...MEDINA...GONZALES...KENDALL...WILSON...
REAL...BASTROP...BLANCO...TRAVIS...KERR...BEXAR...HAYS...
LAVACA...DEWITT...BURNET...WILLIAMSON...ATASCOSA...BANDERA...
LEE...LLANO...GUADALUPE...FRIO...UVALDE...CALDWELL...ZAVALA...
DIMMIT...FAYETTE AND KARNES

THE AUSTIN AND SAN ANTONIO METROPOLITAN AREAS ARE INCLUDED IN THE WATCH AREA.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 785 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Sep  3, 2001 (21:43) * 1 lines 
 
Well at least we had a sunny, nice spell over Labor Day.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 786 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Sep  3, 2001 (23:19) * 1 lines 
 
Nice of it to hold off till the picnics were over. Only one shark bite, too but that one killed the guy it bit!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 787 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep  5, 2001 (17:48) * 1 lines 
 
About 10 flood warnings for Texas showed up in my email this morning. Can you tread water, Terry?! Be safe!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 788 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Sep  6, 2001 (08:17) * 1 lines 
 
The low water crossing by my house was pretty high last night, it settled down by this morning.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 789 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Sep  6, 2001 (18:33) * 1 lines 
 
It seems to be moving east of you... I am still getting more flood warnings, but I think you are out of the worst of it. It was scary about the tornado touching down in Dallas yesterday. I trust you are safe?!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 790 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Sep  6, 2001 (22:28) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, yeah, it's a quiet uneventful, calm night tonight.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 791 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Sep  7, 2001 (14:16) * 1 lines 
 
When you get clear skies again, go out and watch iridium flares. I am still waiting for my first, but my ex resported seeing one last night and was amazed at how bright it was!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 792 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Sep 10, 2001 (16:46) * 28 lines 
 
Hurricane Watch Net activates for Erin

The Hurricane Watch Net and operators at W4EHW at the National
Hurricane Center in Miami activated for 11 hours over the weekend to
keep an eye on Hurricane Erin. The storm, now considered a major
hurricane, continues to move away from Bermuda, which had been
threatened this weekend.
The Hurricane Watch Net and W4EHW activated September 9 at 1100 UTC
and terminated operations at 2200 UTC after the storm had passed
east of Bermuda with no significant impact.
W4EHW Assistant Amateur Radio Coordinator Julio Ripoll, WD4JR
reports that W4EHW received many live surface reports from Bermuda.
W4EHW operated on the Hurricane Watch Net frequency of 14.325 MHz as
well as on the Bermuda Emergency Net frequency 14.275 MHz. Ripoll
and the Hurricane Watch Net's Mike Pilgrim, K5MP, reported that up
to a half dozen Bermuda hams provided storm data, including measured
weather surface reports and visual observations of the surf.
As of this morning, the storm--with maximum sustained winds of 120
MPH--was in the Atlantic--some 585 miles south of Yarmouth, Nova
Scotia, and moving north-northwest at around 10 MPH. Forecasters say
the storm poses only a small risk to land and give it a less than 10
percent chance of coming within 65 miles of the Eastern US Seaboard
or Maritime Canada. A gradual turn to the north was expected.
Tropical storm-force winds extend some 175 miles from the storm's
center.
The Hurricane Watch Net http://www.hwn.org activates 14.325 MHz
whenever a hurricane is within 300 miles of projected landfall or
becomes a serious threat to a populated area.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 793 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Sep 12, 2001 (09:38) * 8 lines 
 
http://weather.noaa.gov/radar/latest/DS.p20-r/si.kokx.shtml


which is the weather satellite photo of the East Coast yesterday. Remember
that a dark red in a weather photo is usually associated with major
hurricane or other such catastrophe -- the clouds over New York are all
caused by the smoke/dust over the WTC -- similar to the scale of cloud
over major volcanic eruptions.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 794 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Sep 12, 2001 (18:15) * 1 lines 
 
Terry, it looked exactly like a Pyroclastic flow eating Manhattan. Like some special effects from Hollywood's latest disaster movie. Still in my mind indelibly is that shot of masses of people leaving Mahattan Island during the evacuation. Orderly and measured calm determination. I was most inpressed!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 795 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Sep 16, 2001 (19:55) * 5 lines 
 
For John the weather satellite for Greece. His daughter is marrying next Saturday and they need lots of sunny weather. I hope this updates...


http://weather.oneclick.gr/satellite/greece_view.go



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 796 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Sep 17, 2001 (18:10) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 797 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Sep 17, 2001 (18:11) * 5 lines 
 




http://www.euroweather.net/go.php?url=http://forecast.uoa.gr/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 798 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Sep 17, 2001 (18:47) * 1 lines 
 
The above map does not update... to to the site and check it out for Greek weather and forecasts.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 799 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Sep 22, 2001 (00:56) * 1 lines 
 
Rob and New Zealand is in for some bad weather that threatens to cancel his geology field trip tomorrow. Good luck, Rob! I'd tell you myself but I have to reload ICQ to allow me access. I defragged my computer during dinner and managed to do something it did not like. Keep us posted, please!!! *Hugs* and fingers crossed for you!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 800 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, Sep 28, 2001 (03:37) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

I got up this morning and it was cool with a gentle easterly wind blowing, cloudy and overcast with drizzle. The previous 3 days it was 21.C - 25.C and moderate northwesterly - warm and glorious. However the rain we so desperately need to stave off a third year of drought is not coming and if we don't get some soon the drought conditions of the last 2 years will return very quickly.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 801 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Sep 28, 2001 (17:14) * 24 lines 
 
I suppose Rain Dances are out of the question as is picking Lehua blossoms. It works for various Native Americans and Hawaiians. I noted the hazard reports are out again. I wonder(as do you and your father amongst many others) about long range weather forecasts for New Zealand. I keep my eyes open for anything that might be of help.

The latest Hazardwatch is now online:
http://www.hazardwatch.co.nz

Four vacancies at GNS , three of them new as of today.
http://www.gns.cri.nz/news/vacancies/index.html

Marine Geology Scientist
Strategic Analyst
Photo librarian (fixed term)
Volcanic Fluid Geochemist

Some new content on the Stephenson's Probe pages,
http://www.gns.cri.nz/earthact/probe/index.html

with existing current site installation details, and brochure available to
download in Jpeg format.
http://www.gns.cri.nz/earthact/probe/probeinfo.html

http://www.gns.cri.nz/help/photolib/
http://www.gns.cri.nz/news/
http://www.gns.cri.nz/products/



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 802 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 10, 2001 (20:22) * 1 lines 
 
A tornado touch-down in Springfield, MO was just resported by a friend. She is well but it is terrifying and something I have never experienced. Oklahoma is under tornade seige, too, today. Be safe!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 803 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 10, 2001 (20:28) * 3 lines 
 
Rob and New Zealand is squishing with much-needed rain.

Marcia lives in a rain forest. We are soggy all of the time!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 804 of 990: Lucille Oftedahl  (alyeska) * Wed, Oct 10, 2001 (21:14) * 1 lines 
 
Florida dodged the bullet on the last two hurricanes. Beliez unfortunately did not.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 805 of 990: Lucille Oftedahl  (alyeska) * Wed, Oct 10, 2001 (21:15) * 1 lines 
 
A high sitting over us pushed everything south.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 806 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, Oct 12, 2001 (06:00) * 24 lines 
 
Hi all

One year ago today (October 12, 2000)Canterbury was hammered by a powerful storm system. The weather forecasts said the worse would pass by 9.AM and that there would be some heavy showers in tow. It did not sound all that bad and we went to bed thinking it would be winters dying gasp.

But approaching from the south was something that would prove to be much more than winds gusting up to 75 kmh and heavy showers. It was with some concern that weather watchers noted powerful cumulus clouds, many with hail lining up on the front of the depression. Behind it strong winds were driving massive clouds packed with heavy rain.
As dawn broke wind were gusting up to 100kmh an hour as the first shrubs started being battered. Rain blasted and plastered the windows and stung peoples faces. At 9AM I got up for my Geology lecture, Mum had just come in from clearing up the drive way which was littered with branches and debris blasted from the trees. She drove me down to University with difficulty. The wind was so strong blasting across Wairakei road that the car was being pushed toward the traffic island and I could not see out the window because the heavy rain plastered the windshield. It was 9.AM and the storm was only just arriving.
In Geology the wind was so strong that combined with the rain it often disrupted the lecture sounding more like a hurricane. We finished the lecture at 11.AM instead of 10.50AM. The carnage was becoming apparent as a branch had been ripped of the big gum tree outside the bookstore just minutes before and the quickest route to the Student Union building was off limits. As I passed through the carpark I noticed most of it was under a centimetre of water or more. I spent the next 2 hours in the Student Union building sheltering from the storm while watching a bunch of idiots play a stupid relay game where they would down as much as they could of a jug of beer, then race across the lawn jump or swim the flood swollen Avon River up the bush clad bank, across the road and tag a person waiting near a cottage on the rise, who would race back, tank himself up and tag the last person on the team who tanked himself up. It looked fun and they obviously thought it was, but in hindsight with the worst storm in 40 years i
progress I thought it was the height of stupidity. By now trees were coming down all over the university and Christchurch as a combination of rain and wind pounded the city with a ferocity usually reserved for hurricanes. Winds at this stage were gusting at between 120-160kmh and rainfall was about 6mm an hour in Christchurch.

Across city things were getting progressively worse. The Heathcote River was out of its banks and into several houses carrying a flow usually reserved for the Waimakariri River!! A bunch of school girls from Cashmere High who had been
at home for lunch was stranded when their car was crushed by a falling tree.
On Banks Peninsula things were dynamite. A WHOLE PLANTATION of pinus radiata was left looking like the Mount St Helens devastation zone where winds had exceeded for a brief period 200kmh and where rainfall exceeded 200mm - 3 months rain in a day!!! Porritt Park Hockey facilities and the Avonside Rowing Club were underwater. At Purau Bay in Lyttleton Harbour, the local stream (usually never more than 2 metres wide)became a 30 metre wide torrent carrying a garage, trees, and a rubbish bin (most of which ended up in the garden of my Uncle Bruce's bach (holiday home). Winds exceeding 200kmh had done roofing damage to most properties in the area and dozens of yachts were sunk when a marina was completely destroyed by wind and wave damage driven by a southerly blasting down
the harbour.

When I got home at 5PM it was the only thing on the local radio and local TV stations, and was the lead article for most of the segment before the first ad break on the 6PM television news. The following day the full extent of the damage became known.

Hundreds of mature trees had been wrenched out of rain-soaked soil and toppled over and some of these were on perfectly flat ground. At least a dozen houses suffered flood damage. Several more suffered slip damage and 2 were condemned (unsafe to live in - demolition material). The Christchurch City Council damage bill alone exceeded $20 million, and the public bill was probably close to $20 million as well, for property losses, damage and so on. 230mm of rain had fallen on the Peninsula and 50mm on Christchurch. The Avon and Heathcote rivers both overflowed and coastal roads around the Estuary were closed by flooding.
Wind speeds topped 200kmh on several occasion on Banks Peninsula and ranged between 120-160kmh on the plains around Christchurch. Even 4 months later the damage was obvious to the casual observer in central Christchurch and in outlying areas. Two shopping malls were closed and a third was on the brink of closing because the rain was so heavy the roof and drainage could not cope.

Rob






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 807 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct 12, 2001 (13:24) * 9 lines 
 
Thanks and *hugs* for your survival of that frightning storm, Rob. Is it still raining there? I guess flood control will wait till the first masssive loss of life. It seems to work that way in our world.

I heard from a lady in Missouri that her town had a tornado touch down ast night. One side of her street had been demolished and the other side untouched. I cannot imagine what a terror that must be! Happily, no one was hurt.

Hurricane Iris has destroyed a lot of the infrastructure of Belize. They suffered damaging hurricanes last year, also. I wonder if those exclusive little private island resorts will continue to rebuild yearly. I have not seen my contact there online since before the category 4 hurricane came ashore.






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 808 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Oct 12, 2001 (13:26) * 1 lines 
 
I have been though many hurricanes on the Atlantic sea coast, but my most memorable was crossing the George Washington Bridge in New York City. The road bed more resembled a hammock with us riding in it than a solid suspension bridge.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 809 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Sat, Oct 20, 2001 (06:23) * 7 lines 
 
Hi all

Marcia: Hugs for your survival of that frightning storm Rob.

Rob: That storm was a year ago and we still have not decided what to do with the marina in Lyttleton Harbour, even though locals insisted on making it an election issue this year for the local body elections just past. I often wonder what it takes to get politicians to listen to people, as we had record low turn outs in the voting (46-56%). However their central government counter parts are no better at listening which unbelievably sad because ideology is dominating common sense instead of vice versa.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 810 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Oct 20, 2001 (21:42) * 2 lines 
 
Rob, that is so sad about your elections, but I cannot expect any better considering that this paradise also has blinders on and only speak of the issues
which concern the public health and safety during elections. No matter who we elect, it is soon back to "business as ususal." My sympathies! Hindsight is always useful but seldom inforced unless the politicians have personally suffered losses. We had a dangerous intersection where many cars crashed. Its traffic signal was not funded until a legislator's daughter was badly injured in a traffic incident there. *sigh*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 811 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 24, 2001 (17:51) * 30 lines 
 
From Neil... and http://www.theweathernetwork.com/alerts/


Special weather statement for Southern Ontario

Special weather statement WOCN13 CWTO 240833
ISSUED BY ENVIRONMENT CANADA. REGIONAL CENTRE TORONTO ONTARIO.
4.33 AM EDT WEDNESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2001.
SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT CONTINUED FOR..
SOUTHERN ONTARIO.
..ACTIVE WEATHER COMING TO THE DISTRICTS..
A POWERFUL FALL STORM WILL DEVELOP AND MOVE INTO NORTHERN ONTARIO
LATER TODAY.
FOR SOUTHERN ONTARIO THIS IS LIKELY TO MEAN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
HEAVY AT TIMES..MAINLY THIS EVENING. MORE IMPORTANTLY..IT IS LIKELY
TO MEAN VERY STRONG WINDS. FIRST..THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A COLD FRONT
THIS EVENING WILL HAVE POTENTIAL FOR PRODUCING DAMAGING WINDS AND
POSSIBLY EVEN TORNADOES ESPECIALLY OVER SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO.
STRONG SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT ALSO ARE EXPECTED TO GIVE
BLUSTERY CONDITIONS AND POSSIBLY DAMAGING WINDS TO THE REGIONS AND
COULD REQUIRE WINDS WARNINGS FOR TONIGHT AND THURSDAY.
MUCH COLDER AIR COMBINED WITH THE WINDS THURSDAY COULD ALSO RESULT IN
HEAVY SHOWERS OF RAIN AND SNOW TO THE LEE OF LAKE HURON AND GEORGIAN
BAY.
LISTEN FOR FURTHER STATEMENTS. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY ALSO BE
FOUND BY CONSULTING THE LATEST PUBLIC FORECAST. THE NEXT PUBLIC
FORECAST WILL BE ISSUED BY 5 AM.





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 Response 812 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 24, 2001 (18:38) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 813 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Oct 24, 2001 (22:32) * 3 lines 
 
Hilo has been undergoing terrific Thunderstorms all day. Tropical inundations of rain have fallen, and our cat is not too happy about all the heavenly noise being made. I think I will get off the computer again for the duration.

Snow is falling on Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 814 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Oct 25, 2001 (16:25) * 5 lines 
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... NORTH AND EAST HAWAII INCLUDING THE COMMUNITIES OF...HILO. * UNTIL 625 PM HST * AT 325 PM HST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY SHOWERS CONTINUING OVER THE CITY OF HILO AND AREAS IMMEDIATELY UPSLOPE.

* THUNDERSTORMS WITH EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL BE NEAR HILO..


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 815 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Oct 30, 2001 (14:41) * 27 lines 
 
Canada Finds New Way to Measure Wind Chill

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian researchers have unveiled a new way to
test how cold the weather really feels, using human guinea pigs rather
than vials of water to measure the potentially deadly wind chill index.
A new wind chill index, launched on Tuesday by Defense Minister Art
Eggleton, is based on trials on human subjects carried out defense
ministry experts and weather specialists.
The old system measured how quickly a vial of water froze at different
temperatures and wind speeds, but without taking account of how the
human body reacted to cold weather.
"I am proud of the expertise of our defense specialists and their
significant contribution to helping improve living conditions for all
Canadians," Defense Minister Art Eggleton said in a statement, noting
that the military would be among the winners.
"Accurate wind chill assessment will make certain our soldiers are
properly protected from potential cold-weather injuries," he added.
The government said the standard way of measuring wind chill
over-estimated the impact by as much as 18 degrees Fahrenheit.
Wind chill plays a large role in the death of around 80 Canadians a year
from over-exposure to the cold, and it also causes countless frostbite
injuries.
The new index was launched simultaneously in both Canada and the
United States, which provided part of the funding for the research.
The new findings show that exposed skin can freeze in less than two
minutes at a wind chill index of minus 76 degrees Fahrenheit.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 816 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Thu, Nov  1, 2001 (04:06) * 7 lines 
 
Hi all

A bad thunderstorm spawned a tornado in Auckland last night and caused considerable damage to property. Greg Johnson is lucky to be alive after a tornado uprooted a tree and drove it through his fence and a second came down on the roof. Winds gusted up to 150kmh and were accompanied by very heavy rain as the storm passed through the city. NOTE THE LAST SENTENCE!!!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,993833a10,FF.html

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 817 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Thu, Nov  1, 2001 (04:09) * 5 lines 
 
Me again

That tornado was the second to hit in the last month and more ominous is the southward trend of tornadoes. The first one roared through a town in Northland and now our biggest city gets clobbered at 12.30AM. I hope there is no trend being started because otherwise I think the central North Island is next.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 818 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Nov  1, 2001 (13:48) * 1 lines 
 
I guess there is not much you can do but dig in and all squeeze into the family bathtub. Do you have basements in NZ? We don't so if a tornado were to come here, I cannot imagine where we would go other than to my sunken bathtub away from the window. How does one prepare for this sort of disaster? No matter where you stash things, the wind will take it away. I have never considered this problem. Since you are actively stowing things for earthquake preparedness, what do you do for tornadoes? Please be safe! We need you!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 819 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov  2, 2001 (15:15) * 7 lines 
 
Finally a good satellite weather map and forecasting service for Grrece:
For John who worries about such things, this will be buried by later posts. I bookmark my weather map posts, but I am sure not that many people access my udating weather maps. I will delete them as soon as I hear from any of the services whose maps I post.

http://www.hnms.gr/english/greek_satmap.html





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 820 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Nov  2, 2001 (15:18) * 4 lines 
 
A fairly exhaustive list of meterological sites on the net:
http://web.bham.ac.uk/jxw788/weathernew.htm

I am still looking for an English version of the one I posted on Geo 1. I think it is John' secret site, unless he is much better at this than I am (YES! He is!)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 821 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, Nov  2, 2001 (23:08) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

More tornadoes. More thunderstorms and a bad bout of heavy rain in the Tararua Range north of Wellington. The Tararuas had 190mm of rain in 24 hours to 6.AM yesterday. Whakatane had a tornado visit a town nearby and there were thunderstorms on the central plateau. Another tornado may have hit farmland because someone saw a thunderstorm with a rotating base but did the wise thing and fled and therefore cannot confirm the tornado idea. And while all this is happening yet another wintry blast has hit the South Island with steady rain and snow that is not expected to settle forecast for tonight. OH YAY!!!!!!!! (sarcasm NOTE the sarcasm).

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 822 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Nov  3, 2001 (15:24) * 3 lines 
 
Oh Rob!!! Just when you are at the maximum need for spring you get such appalling weather. Just when I thought your only difficulty was volcanoes and earthquakes, you spring another "gift" from Mother Nature. Your sarcasm was noted straight away. It echoes my sentiments. Can you fit the telly in the bathroom as you try to hang onto something solid? You never did say where you go when weather this destructive threatens.

John reports his part of Greece is in an early wintry blast that sent snow levels down to 500 meter level (1640 feet if my converter is accurate)on Mount Pilion. 7° C (44° F)temperatures too, lower down, where people live. That is cold! Water freezes at 55°F (12.7° C) in Hawaii.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 823 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Sun, Nov  4, 2001 (02:24) * 10 lines 
 
Hi all

Do you want the good news or the bad news?? Tough luck you are getting both.
The GOOD news is that I am on holiday for the rest of the year and Freedom tastes as good as good beer (Canterbury Draught, Speights, DB Draught, Monteiths). Woohoo!!!!!
Now, here is the bad news and it is NOT GOOD AT ALL!!! The second tornado I was REAL and it touched down just outside a town in the Bay of Plenty. Damage has been done but reports are still coming in so I cannot tell you the full extent of the destruction. Makes me wonder what Canterbury is in for if we have a thunderstorm season this year. I love thunderstorms but I think I will skip the twister unless it is on farmland miles from anyone.
We have no place to bunker down because we never get that sort of weather here, though I imagine I would shelter in the bath and if it was really bad and of course assuming I had time I suppose the secret entrance under the house (basements nonexistent in New Zealand)in Mum and Dads wardrobe (move the shoes about and you find a segment of carpeted board which doubles as a door as well as the floor).
Canterbury and Christchurch have more problems with southerly blasts dumping snow or delivering 1-in-40-year storms than we do with thunderstorms spawning tornadoes. I am not personally aware of any storm dropping a tornado in Canterbury. Besides it is unheard of for practically all of New Zealand to have TWO tornadoes in a year let alone 4 in two weeks. Sure we have thunderstorms and that some of them are quite powerful but 99% of the time it is more of a spectacle than a hazard.

Rob



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 824 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov  4, 2001 (13:07) * 4 lines 
 
*Sigh* We Never get weather like this. Famous last words, I fear! We don't either, but I am getting into my sunken tiled sarphagous-sized tub in the bath. Never mind that glass doors were put on it expressly against my wishes, but there it is. Shards of glass and no way to drag a mattress over me when/if it becomes necessary. We have had minor damage due to waterspouts coming ashore, but our thunderstorms only send torrents and terror into Hilo and sleet and snow up higher on the mountains. In one rare instance, we got hail in Hilo, too.
Does New Zealand create her own storm systems or do you get them hatched from elsewhere?

John, how goes winter's early arrival in Greece? Great thunderstorms were hung up on the mountains last I looked, and were intensifying. Be safe!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 825 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov  4, 2001 (13:09) * 3 lines 
 
Happy Holidays, Rob! Kick back and enjoy. Your earned it. I'll try to find you earlier tonight if I can. No joy last night. I am sure my ICQ has serious problems. I only hear from people I don't even know!

*Hugs* John. I hope you are feeling better!


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 Response 826 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Nov  4, 2001 (13:26) * 9 lines 
 
This might prove to be interesting.

AFGHANISTAN SATELLITE





http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/satelliteworld/index_large.html


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 827 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov  5, 2001 (15:08) * 4 lines 
 
The above map and bar are color-coded from left to right cold to colder cloud temperatures, as are all of the updating weather maps like this I have posted.

Any reports from Hurricane Michelle? I have hear from Barbara that it will miss her. Lucie? Moon? How are you doing? Please check in either here or email me.
I seem to remember Moon is secure in her well-constructed home, but it is still a worry. Be Safe!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 828 of 990: Moon Dreams  (Moon) * Mon, Nov  5, 2001 (18:27) * 1 lines 
 
Hi Marcia! We got very lucky in Miami, Michelle went to the Bahamas instead. Schools were cancelled today along with garbage pickup, etc. We were expecting much more than rain which is what we got. Hugs!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 829 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov  5, 2001 (20:57) * 2 lines 
 
Moon, I suspect you will be growing fins and gills like we are about now. There is a very wet weather system stuck on our mountains. The people are not thrilled but, my tree-dwelling orchids are very happy, indeed. There is always an upside of bad weather. Your trash might be removed with the can attached! I'm delighted that you dodged another one. Last year you rode out far too many!
*Hugs* Thanks for checking in. I worry about all of you out there!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 830 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 26, 2001 (13:29) * 1 lines 
 
Hilo is experiencing Thunder Storms, so may be offline today to protect both my computer and my life. I think changing Geo's appearance during such chances of power surges might be highly hazardous. The upside of this strong weather is that we are getting snow on the mountain. A White Christmas, perhaps?!


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 Response 831 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Nov 26, 2001 (14:23) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 832 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Nov 27, 2001 (14:43) * 13 lines 
 
FLASH FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 845 AM HST TUE NOV 27 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... EAST AND SOUTH HAWAII INCLUDING THE KAU...PUNA...SOUTH AND NORTH HILO DISTRICTS * UNTIL 1145 AM HST * AT 845 AM HST...SATELLITE IMAGERY INDICATES A NORTH-SOUTH LINE OF HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS SOUTH OF THE BIG ISLAND AND MOVING TO THE NORTH.

ALTHOUGH FLASH FLOODING IS NOT YET OCCURRING...IT IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR DURING THE NEXT THREE HOURS. PERSONS IN LOW-LYING OR FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT DANGEROUS FLOODING IS IMMINENT OR ALREADY OCCURRING. TAKE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY AND CONTINUE PRECAUTIONS UNTIL THE THREAT AND THE WARNING ARE OVER.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR FLOODING AND SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER...MANY FLASH FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR WHEN MOTORISTS TRY TO CROSS FLOODED ROADWAYS. ESCAPE RISING WATER BY CLIMBING DIRECTLY TO HIGHER GROUND. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A FLOOD EITHER ON FOOT OR IN YOUR VEHICLE. DO NOT CAMP NEAR STREAMS OR OTHER AREAS SUBJECT TO FLOODING.

STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV OR RADIO FOR FURTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE INFORMATION. CRAIG NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 833 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Nov 27, 2001 (20:28) * 1 lines 
 
The Southern Tip of Hawaii, is it on high ground? How does Diamond Head fit in to this picture?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 834 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Nov 28, 2001 (13:35) * 8 lines 
 


http://www.alternative-hawaii.com/hmap.shtml

Diamond Head is east of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. I am on the eastern-most island in the Hawaiian chain. The southern tip of the Big Island of Hawaii (my island) is one of the oldest parts of the island and is relatively flat (see Ka Lae = south point on the above map) However, the storms whihc come up from the south dump a lot of rain and the belt road around the island has many low places in it in that area.

Check for our current weather pattern. It has imroved greatly since yesterday!
http://www.intellicast.com/WeatherImages/BaseReflectivityLoop/basereflectivityloop.wsi;hwa;BaseReflectivityLoop;gif;basereflectivityloop.gif


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 835 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec  2, 2001 (20:22) * 22 lines 
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
125 PM PST SUN DEC 2 2001

...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A TORNADO WATCH UNTIL 600
PM PST FOR THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY...

THIS WATCH INCLUDES THE SACRAMENTO METRO AREA...REDDING...RED
BLUFF...CHICO...MARYSVILLE/YUBA CITY...AND VACAVILLE. A TORNADO
WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR BRIEF TORNADOS TO
POSSIBLY DEVELOP.

NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE DEVELOPING ACROSS THE REGION
THIS AFTERNOON. THE MAIN THREAT WILL BE DANGEROUS LIGHTNING AND
SMALL HAIL...HOWEVER...ISOLATED TORNADOS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE. THE
RISK FOR THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TO QUICKLY DIMINISH AFTER SUNSET.

RESIDENTS LIVING IN THIS AREA ARE ADVISED TO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO
THE WEATHER FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON. IF A TORNADO IS
SIGHTED...CALL YOUR NEAREST LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY WHICH WILL RELAY
IT TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 836 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec  9, 2001 (21:30) * 6 lines 
 
Winter has come to Greece though not to the US Mainland:

Weather forecast: Overcast, rainy in most parts of the country Monday
09/12/2001 15:39:23

The weather will be overcast and rainy in most parts of the country on Monday, with cloud and drizzle in Thessaly, the eastern mainland, Evia, the Peloponese, the Cyclades and Crete and snowfall in the mountainous regions. The rest of the country will be overcast. Winds will be moderate, easterly-northeasterly, turning to storm-force at sea with local gales. Temperatures will range from -5 to 5 C in the north, -1 to 9 C in the rest of the mainland, and 5-11 C on the islands. Athens will be overcast with drizzle in the north of the prefecture and light snow on Mt. Parnitha, and temperatures of 4-7C, but 2-3 degrees lower in the north. Thessaloniki will be slightly overcast, with temperatures from 0 to 5 C.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 837 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 10, 2001 (17:18) * 31 lines 
 
Alerts like the one below do not cause worry here. Rather, it is a reason to get the surfboard waxed and enjoy the waves.

Severe Weather Alert from the National Weather Service
HIGH SURF ADVISORY NUMBER 19 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
HONOLULU HI 830 AM HST MON DEC 10 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS CONTINUED THE...
* HIGH SURF ADVISORY FOR... EAST FACING SHORES OF ALL
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS
* EFFECTIVE TODAY AND TUESDAY.
* SURF ALONG EAST FACING SHORES WILL BE 5 TO 10 FEET AND
ROUGH FOR A FEW MORE DAYS.
STRONG TRADE WINDS EAST OF THE ISLANDS ARE GENERATING
THE EAST SWELL. THESE TRADE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO
INCREASE EVEN FURTHER OVER THE AREA EAST OF THE ISLANDS
DURING NEXT FEW DAYS. THUS THE SURF WILL LIKELY ALSO
INCREASE AND COME CLOSE TO THE WARNING LEVELS FOR EAST
SHORE SURF WHICH IS 15 FEET BY WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

BEACH GOERS ALONG THE AFFECTED SHORES SHOULD STAY OUT
OF THE WATER AND WELL AWAY FROM THE SHORE BREAK DUE TO
HAZARDOUS WAVE ACTION AND RIP CURRENTS.

FORECAST SURF HEIGHTS ARE ESTIMATES OF THE HEIGHT OF THE
FACE OR FRONT OF WAVES. THIS MAY BE UP TO TWICE THE SURF
HEIGHTS TRADITIONALLY REPORTED IN HAWAII.
THE NEXT ADVISORY WILL BE ISSUED AT 830 PM HST MONDAY OR
SOONER IF NECESSARY.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 838 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Mon, Dec 10, 2001 (19:43) * 1 lines 
 
Surf's up! Time to dust off the old surfboard Marci, and catch a few waves.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 839 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Dec 10, 2001 (20:27) * 1 lines 
 
I'll be appearing on the Hilo webcam hanging ten. (Sounds good, doesn't it!)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 840 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 11, 2001 (13:36) * 30 lines 
 
*SIGH*
And, you thought it didn't snow in Hawaii...

COLD & WET WEATHER HEADING FOR BIG ISLAND VOLCANO SUMMITS

A COLD CORE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE CIRCULATION WITH SNOW & HAIL
WILL LIKELY AFFECT BIG ISLAND SUMMITS OF MAUNA KEA & MAUNA LOA ON
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY.

HIZ004-007-008-120800-
NORTH & EAST HAWAII...WEST HAWAII...SOUTH HAWAII-
10 AM HST TUE DEC 11 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH EFFECTIVE AT 10 AM HST FOR THE SUMMITS & UPPER SLOPES
OF MAUNA KEA & MAUNA LOA.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS...
INCLUDING BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES...SNOW...SLEET & STRONG
WINDS...ARE POSSIBLE...BUT NOT IMMIMENT ATOP MAUNA KEA AND
MAUNA LOA. PERSONS ATOP THESE SUMMITS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE ONSET OF HAZARDOUS WINTERLIKE
CONDITIONS.


TRAVEL TO THE SUMMIT AREAS TODAY & TONIGHT SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED
BY THE APPROACHING INCLEMENT WEATHER...HOWEVER CAUTION IS ADVISED
FOR DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS ON WED & THUR INTO
FRIDAY.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 841 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Tue, Dec 11, 2001 (21:03) * 1 lines 
 
Uh oh, trade that surfboard in on a sled.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 842 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 11, 2001 (21:07) * 5 lines 
 
One of the joys of living in Hawaii is you can use a surfboard and a sheet of roofing iron for a sled on snow (or go skiing) the same day! Been there and done that!

Alerts and warnings out here tend to make people go toward the danger instead of keeping them away. That is, all except for tsunami warnings. Enough had died in Hilo to take them any other way but most seriously!

*waxing both surfboard and sheet metal sled*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 843 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Tue, Dec 11, 2001 (21:08) * 1 lines 
 
or a snowboard!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 844 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 11, 2001 (21:17) * 3 lines 
 
True! Snowboarding is a bit hazardous. The snow is on cinder cones with very sharp non-skid ejecta. When you get a really good run going you tend to slide off the snow and onto the cinders, stopping abruptly and tearing holes in what you are wearing. Sitting down is much safer than standing up in this situation.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 845 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 11, 2001 (21:18) * 26 lines 
 
WEATHER ALERT HI - Hawaii County

..WINDS INCREASING OVER MUCH OF THE MAUI & THE BIG ISLAND...

STRONG WINDS PARTICULARLY THROUGH THE ALENUIHAHA CHANNEL & AREAS
OF MAUI & BIG ISLAND BORDERING THE CHANNEL.

HIZ003-004-007-008-121500-
500 PM HST TUE DEC 11 2001
MAUI-NORTH & EAST HAWAII-WEST HAWAII-SOUTH HAWAII-

..WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 500 AM HST WED FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...
MAUI...NORTH HAWAII...WEST HAWAII...SOUTH HAWAII

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE ALREADY
OCCURRING IN PORTIONS OF THE AFFECTED AREA. PERSONS IN THESE
AREAS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT PROPERTY.
TIE DOWN LOOSE OBJECTS OR MOVE THEM TO A SHELTERED LOCATION.

WINDS OF 60 MPH HAVE BEEN REPORTED IN THE KAWAIHAE AREA & THE
KOHALA DISTRICT OF THE BIG ISLAND. STRONG WINDS ARE ALSO REPORTED
THROUGHOUT THE KAU DISTRICT & THE SOUTH POINT AREA. LIKEWISE WINDS
IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF MAUI ARE PICKING UP WITH SOME GUSTS THERE
LIKELY NEAR 50 MPH.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 846 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 11, 2001 (21:20) * 3 lines 
 
I guess above high wind warning means I should get out my wind-surfer, too.
FYI, there is a total calm in Hilo currently. I will monitor public works to to find out what is happening on the other side of the island.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 847 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 11, 2001 (21:24) * 1 lines 
 
I need to have the roof on the house replaced, but I would rather nature not rip it off in high winds...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 848 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Dec 11, 2001 (22:42) * 27 lines 
 
COLD & WET WEATHER HEADING FOR BIG ISLAND VOLCANO SUMMITS

A COLD CORE UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE CIRCULATION WITH SNOW & HAIL
WILL LIKELY AFFECT BIG ISLAND SUMMITS OF MAUNA KEA & MAUNA LOA ON
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY.

HIZ004-007-008-120800-
NORTH & EAST HAWAII-WEST HAWAII-SOUTH HAWAII-
615 PM HST TUE DEC 11 2001

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH
EFFECTIVE AT 10 AM HST FOR THE SUMMITS & UPPER SLOPES OF MAUNA KEA
AND MAUNA LOA.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS...
INCLUDING BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES...SNOW...SLEET & STRONG
WINDS...ARE POSSIBLE...BUT NOT IMMIMENT ATOP MAUNA KEA & MAUNA
LOA. PERSONS ATOP THESE SUMMITS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IN
PREPARATION FOR THE ONSET OF HAZARDOUS WINTERLIKE CONDITIONS.

TRAVEL TO THE SUMMIT AREAS TODAY & TONIGHT SHOULD NOT BE AFFECTED
BY THE APPROACHING INCLEMENT WEATHER...HOWEVER CAUTION IS ADVISED
FOR DETERIORATING WEATHER CONDITIONS ON WED & THUR INTO
FRIDAY.





 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 849 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Wed, Dec 12, 2001 (04:49) * 1 lines 
 
Great bowling weather.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 850 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 12, 2001 (14:16) * 13 lines 
 
Bowling?! It rained so hard last night it kept waking me up. This was issued this morning:

ON MAUI...NORTH & EAST HAWAII...WEST HAWAII...SOUTH HAWAII
HEAVY SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH AN UPPER LOW ARE
DEVELOPING EAST OF THE BIG ISLAND & ARE EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE BIG
ISLAND & MAUI TODAY.

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY RAINFALL
AND FLOODING. FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT... BUT PERSONS ON MAUI...
NORTH & EAST HAWAII...WEST HAWAII...SOUTH HAWAII SHOULD TAKE
NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT PROPERTY & BE PREPARED TO
TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAIN IS OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 851 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 12, 2001 (15:09) * 13 lines 
 
Definitely Bowling or other indoor warm sports. A good snuggle by a fireplace might also be good! Consider the following:

A WINTER STORM WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED AT 10 AM FOR THE SUMMITS
OF MAUNA KEA & MAUNA LOA ON THE BIG ISLAND


WINDS HAVE STRENGTHENED OVER MAUNA KEA & HAS RECENTLY GUSTED UP
TO 90 MPH. WINDS WILL CONTINUE TO BE DANGEROUSLY STRONG THRU
TOMORROW. THE UPPER LOW WILL ALSO BRING HEAVY SNOWFALL LATER
TONIGHT. TRAVEL TO THE BIG ISLAND SUMMIT AREAS ARE NOW CONSIDERED
HAZARDOUS & SHOULD BE POSTPONED.

THIS SITUATION WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED & SPECIAL STATEMENTS WILL
BE ISSUED AS NEEDED.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 852 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 12, 2001 (17:05) * 30 lines 
 
No to be outdone, my son aklso has snow:

RAINSNOW AND WIND FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THURSDAY NIGHT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
300 PM PST WED DEC 12 2001

...RAIN...SNOW AND WIND FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA THURSDAY NIGHT INTO
FRIDAY...

A STRONG PACIFIC FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BE MOVE THROUGH NORTHERN
CALIFORNIA THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY MORNING. THIS STORM WILL BRING
PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE REGION LATE THURSDAY AND INTO FRIDAY. THE
HEAVIEST AND MOST WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION WILL OCCUR THURSDAY NIGHT.
THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE RAINFALL AMOUNTS FROM ONE HALF
INCH TO LOCALLY OVER ONE INCH THROUGHOUT THE VALLEY. GREATER AMOUNTS
ARE LIKELY OVER THE FOOTHILLS.

WINDS ARE FORECAST TO REACH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH
POSSIBLE THURSDAY NIGHT. THE WIND WILL SHIFT TO A SOUTHWEST OR
WESTERLY DIRECTION ON FRIDAY AND REMAIN LOCALLY GUSTY.

WINTER STORM WATCHES HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR THE HIGHER TERRAIN.
SNOW LEVELS WITH THIS SYSTEM WILL REMAIN ABOVE THE FOOTHILL LEVEL
THROUGH MOST OF THE STORM...HOWEVER COLD AIR BEHIND THE STORM MAY
BRING SOME LIGHT SNOWFALL DOWN TO AROUND THE 2500 FOOT ELEVATION
ON FRIDAY.

WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/SACRAMENTO (USE ALL IN LOWER CASE.)



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 853 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 12, 2001 (21:10) * 5 lines 
 
Snow in Hawaii? See the webcam:
http://www.jach.hawaii.edu/JAClocal/cgi-bin/jcmtvid/

Weather conditions: TEMP -3.24 °C WIND 67.30 ° at 53.69 mph HUMIDITY 100.00 %
PRESSURE 623.15 mbar


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 854 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 12, 2001 (21:22) * 0 lines 
 


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 855 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 13, 2001 (15:19) * 58 lines 
 
The storm now involves the entire state:

..STRONG WINDS WILL CONTINUE STATEWIDE WITH SUMMIT SNOWS ON THE BIG
ISLAND...

AN UPPER LOW LOCATED SWOF THE BIG ISLAND WILL CONTINUE TO
BRING STRONG GUSTY WINDS & INCLEMENT WEATHER TO THE STATE TODAY
AND FRIDAY.

AT THE SUMMITS OF MAUNA LOA & MAUNA KEA...THE COMBINATION OF WINDS
AND SNOW WILL BE DANGEROUS TO LIFE & PROPERTY. MOUNT HALEAKALA
WILL EXPERIENCE STRONG WINDS & HEAVY RAINS. TRAVEL TO ALL THE
SUMMIT AREAS IS DANGEROUS & SHOULD BE AVOIDED.

ELSEWHERE...AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...CAUTION SHOULD BE TAKEN TO
AVOID PROPERTY DAMAGE UNTIL THE WINDS SUBSIDE. CAUTIONS IS ALSO
ADVISED FOR MOTORISTS TO AVOID DOWNED BRANCHES...POWER LINES...AND
OTHER DEBRIS ON THE ROADS.

AN UPDATED STATEMENT WILL BE ISSUED AT 4 PM THUR OR SOONER IF
NECESSARY. STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO...LOCAL TV OR RADIO FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION.

HIZ004-007-008-140200-
NORTH & EAST HAWAII-WEST HAWAII-SOUTH HAWAII-
330 AM HST THU DEC 13 2001

..WINTER STORM WARNING THROUGH FRI FOR THE SUMMITS OF MAUNA KEA
AND MAUNA LOA...

..WIND ADVISORY THROUGH FRI FOR THE OTHER AREAS OF THE BIG
ISLAND INCLUDING ALL LOWER ELEVATION COMMUNITIES...

AT THE LOWER ELEVATIONS...TRADE WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
45 MPH WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY. WINDS WILL BE EVEN STRONGER AT
HIGHER ELEVATIONS. AT THE SUMMITS...WIND SPEEDS OF 60 TO 80 MPH WITH
GUSTS TO 100 MPH WILL CONTINUE. IN ADDITION...THE SUMMITS OF MAUNA
LOA & MAUNA KEA CAN EXPECT FREQUENT THUNDERSTORMS WITH HEAVY SNOW
AND ICE ABOVE 12000 FEET THROUGH FRIDAY...AND TEMPERATURES IN THE
MID 20S.
$$

HIZ003-140200-
MAUI-
330 AM HST THU DEC 13 2001

..HIGH WIND WARNING UNTIL 4 PM HST FRI FOR THE SUMMIT OF
HALEAKALA...

..WIND ADVISORY THROUGH FRI ELSEWHERE...

WINDS AT THE SUMMIT OF HALEAKALA WILL CONTINUE IN THE 50 TO 70 MPH
RANGE...WITH HIGHER GUSTS...THROUGH TONIGHT & POSSIBLY THROUGH
PART OF FRIDAY. ELSEWHERE...TRADE WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
TO 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY.
$$




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 856 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 13, 2001 (15:20) * 11 lines 
 

THE ENTIRE ISLAND OF HAWAII...AND MAUI.

SHOWERS HAVE BEEN FREQUENT & INTENSE BUT OF SHORT DURATION AT ANY
ONE POINT ACROSS BIG ISLAND & MAUI DURING THE NIGHT. RAINFALL
AMOUNTS IN THE 6 HOURS UP TO 2 AM HAVE BEEN MOSTLY LESS THAN AN INCH
OVER THE WINDWARD SIDES OF THE TWO ISLANDS WHILE LEEWARD SLOPES HAVE
RECEIVED ONLY LIGHT AMOUNTS. LARGE CLUSTERS OF HEAVY SHOWERS ARE
HOWEVER INDICATED BY RADAR & SATELLITE IMMEDIATELY UPWIND OF THE
ISLANDS. THE FLOOD WATCH IS THEREFORE CONTINUED.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 857 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Thu, Dec 13, 2001 (19:56) * 1 lines 
 
wait, is it snowing in the mountains or is it on the ground? this is weird!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 858 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 13, 2001 (23:37) * 1 lines 
 
It is snowing on the ground from 10,000 feet level to the top of the mountain, which is nearly 14,000 feet high. And the air is very cool in Hilo tonight.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 859 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 13, 2001 (23:44) * 7 lines 
 
STRONG WINDS ALL ISLANDS WITH BLIZZARDS ON BIG ISLAND SUMMITS

THE COMBINATION OF AN UPPER LOW & A STRONG HIGH HAS RESULTED IN
VERY STRONG TRADE WINDS AS WELL AS SNOW & BLIZZARD CONDITIONS
ATOP MAUNA KEA & MAUNA LOA. BOTH THE LOW & HIGH ARE EXPECTED
TO BEGIN WEAKENING...HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS SHOULD END SATURDAY.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 860 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec 15, 2001 (21:55) * 3 lines 
 
For those of you who wonder why John has not updated his local seismic signals, he is snowbound in Beautiful Thessaly (Pronounced As: thesl ) - or Magnesia - more specifically. Snow? Aegean Sea? Indeed so, and lots of it. Power and phone lines down. Be patient, as I shall try to be.

Be Safe, John! I send you warm tropical thoughts to keep you from freezing!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 861 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Sun, Dec 16, 2001 (16:53) * 9 lines 
 
Hi all

New Zealand's Spring knows no moderation - we had tornadoes, floods, thunderstorms and above average rainfall. Yet it was one of the warmer Springs on record.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/inl/index/0,1008,1043237a1934,FF.html

Rob




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 862 of 990: John Tsatsaragos  (tsatsvol) * Wed, Dec 19, 2001 (00:39) * 9 lines 
 
Thank you for your warm tropical waves Marcia. We need them.

The snow stopped falls. Álso the sky is already unclouded. This created conditions excessive cold for our own usual weather. We have –6 Celsius degrees this morning and everything is frozen. All Thessaly but also the bigger part of Greece are one immense skating-ground. It appears that these extreme conditions will kill the citrus trees, maybe the olive trees and not only.
Many Greek areas have temperature under –15 Celsius degrees.

My telephone line continues having powerful noise. I cannot be connected in the network for this reason. It appears that the restitution of damage will take certain days more.

John



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 863 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Wed, Dec 19, 2001 (21:18) * 3 lines 
 
john, is it rare to have snow in greece (aside from the mountains)?

i'm worried that marcia is snowed in too!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 864 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Dec 19, 2001 (22:17) * 5 lines 
 
Marcia just felt too sick to turn on the computer for a few days. I didn't realize how much I would miss you!

Wolfie, I am at the tropical elevation of the island. It only snows above 10,000 foot-level in Hawaii (occasionally it will get down to the 9,000 foot level and that is amazing to see. Moonlight on the snowy mountain peaks is also beautiful.

Ok... where did John put his snowflake? I LOVE snowflakes.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 865 of 990: Maggie  (sociolingo) * Thu, Dec 20, 2001 (02:29) * 1 lines 
 
Hugs! Hope you're feeling better now.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 866 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 20, 2001 (18:44) * 15 lines 
 
Thanks! Feeling much better, and after two days of nothing looking edible, I feel hungry enough to eat anything even remotely considered food. There goes m pretty figure...*sigh*

Back to weather and Snow in Hawaii: The first image was taken about 3 hours ago from my side yard looking at distant Mauna Kea. That white stuff is snow! If I had a telephoto lens (my next acquisition for a digital camera)...



This is molten lava on Mt AEtna thanks to Neil


The last is the most remarkable photo of snow on three of the 5 volcanoes making up the Island of Hawaii: Hualalai, Mauna Loa and Mauna Loa.







 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 867 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 20, 2001 (18:46) * 6 lines 
 
try that last one again: The last is the most remarkable photo of snow on three of the 5 volcanoes making up the Island of Hawaii: Hualalai, Mauna Loa
and Mauna Loa.






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 868 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Thu, Dec 20, 2001 (20:59) * 1 lines 
 
wow!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 869 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 21, 2001 (15:07) * 15 lines 
 
Poor sunny Greece is feet-deep in snow: John reports ice storms have taken his power, and it appears that more is on the way. Be safe! We need you!

Weather Forecast: Scattered cloud and rain on Friday

21/12/2001 10:45:44

Cloud is forecast throughout the country on Friday early in the day with snow
and rain later in the day. Winds southerly, moderate. In the north, temperatures
will range from -14C to 5C; on the rest of the mainland from -9C to 9C; and in
the islands from 2C to 13C. Cloudy in Athens with showers later in the day and
temperatures between 1C and 10C. Showers in Thessaloniki, with
temperatures from -4C to 3C.

http://www.hri.org/news/greek/apeen/last/last.html



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 870 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 23, 2001 (14:48) * 6 lines 
 
The reason for Snow in The Mediterranean area and most of Europe:



more: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/NewImages/images.php3?img_id=6262



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 871 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 23, 2001 (23:06) * 11 lines 
 
Weather for Greece:

Showers are forecast for most of the country on Monday, Christmas Eve, with
snow falling in the mountainous regions and parts of northern Greece. Southerly
winds, strong to gale force intensity, on the seas – turning northerly as the day
progresses. Temperatures between -3C to 8C in the north; 0C to 14C in the Ionian
and the rest of the mainland; 5C to 17C on the islands.
Cloudy in Athens, 6C to 14C. Rain and a possibility of snow for Thessaloniki, 0C
to 7C.

http://www.ana.gr/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 872 of 990: John Tsatsaragos  (tsatsvol) * Thu, Dec 27, 2001 (01:46) * 4 lines 
 
Thank you for your postings Marcia.
You help us as usually do. Our bad weather it has created many problems in Greece and specially in Thessaly. Many houses are still without water because water tubes and water gauges are broken. Also many central heating systems do not work yet. It was the first time in my life that we had temperatures lower than 10 Celsius degrees.

John


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 873 of 990: John Tsatsaragos  (tsatsvol) * Thu, Dec 27, 2001 (01:48) * 4 lines 
 
I am sorry
I mean lower than -10 Celcius Degrees

John


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 874 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 27, 2001 (14:19) * 5 lines 
 
-10° Celsius?! I did not know it got that cold in Thessaly! We have images of golden Greeks in the sun on your glorious beaches in our minds, I think. But, who thought it would snow in Hawaii?! Broken frozen water pipes is not unfamiliar to me. When I lived in the mountains of West Virginia, it was a common thing to happen. My heart goes out to those who suffer from this rare cold weather.

I took comparison photos of Mauna Kea and the snow on the top to compare it with the our normal clear tradewind weather. Note the difference the volcano fumes make. I will resize them and post them in a post on Geo 2




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 875 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Dec 27, 2001 (22:24) * 10 lines 
 
Weather Forecast for Greece: Snow and rain on Friday
27/12/2001 18:05:34
Rain and snow is forecast throughout the country on Friday. Winds northerly,
northwesterly, moderate to strong and in some areas they will reach gale force.
In the north, temperatures will range from -5C to 4C; on the rest of the
mainland from 2C to 11C; and in the islands from 10C to 15C. Rain in Athens
with snow in local high elevations and temperatures between 8C and 11C. Sleet
and snow in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from -1C to 4C.

The price Greece will be paying for their White Christmas is loss of young branches of their precious olive trees - perhaps worse! Pipes frozen and broken. People in traffic accidents - they are broken, also. I never had frozen olives before. I always thought they were harvested in the autumn. I have much to learn.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 876 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, Dec 28, 2001 (04:02) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

Yesterday and today I have been rocked by thunderstorms of reasonable length and strength. Jetstream activity contributed to maybe 5 thunderstorms visible from our place today including one that rolled in about 4.PM and dropped a brief heavy shower to a spectacular light and sound display. The 4.PM event was the biggest and longest lasting storm and the only one on the rain radar to cover Christchurch as it tracked northeast. It is clear and cool now so I suspect that it will be a bit before anymore thunderstorms pop up anywhere.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 877 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, Dec 28, 2001 (04:08) * 8 lines 
 
Me again

Here is the address for the weather radars:

http://oneweather.nzoom.com/satellites.html - blue indicates light rain, green moderate rain, yellow heavy rain, red very heavy rain, and purple possible hail.

Rob



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 878 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 28, 2001 (15:24) * 3 lines 
 
Rob, Please continue to post your amazing weather in Floods etc - Geo 46. I post so many diverse weather alerts here, your's would get lost. I find your weather fasicnating and wish for you to concentrate on putting it where you have done.

BTW, I'm watching the Rugby year in review. Amazing !


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 879 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Dec 28, 2001 (17:43) * 61 lines 
 
New scale ranks winter storms

Until now, winter storms have been left
out of the categorizing and ranking that tornadoes get with the Fujita
Scale and hurricanes with the Saffir-Simpson Scale.
"We always knew with tornadoes and hurricanes there were scales
that you could use to assess how big is big and to give them some
kind of relative measure. We wanted to do the same thing with snow
storms, but the problem was much different," explained Paul Kocin,
winter weather expert at The Weather Channel.

Kocin and colleague Louis Uccellini, the director of the National Centers
for Environmental Prediction, developed the new Northeast Snowstorm
Impact Scale.
Much like the Fujita Scale, the Northeast Snowstorm Impact Scale will
measure a storm's wrath after it has passed. In contrast, the
Saffir-Simpson scale ranks a hurricane's intensity from its origin to the
time that it loses tropical characteristics, even if the hurricane never
makes landfall.
Storm categories of the Saffir-Simpson and Fujita scales are based on
wind speed and damage done by winds, respectively. But, when it
comes to ranking strength of snowstorms, there is more to consider,
says Kocin.

"Snowstorms are a different kind of beast. The problem with
snowstorms is that there are a number of factors that go into impact
on people: snow depth, temps, length of storm, whether it's a wet
snow or a dry snow. That gets very complicated," explained Kocin.
"We wanted to use something that was simple and straight-forward."
Kocin and Uccellini decided to base their new scale on three things: the
geographical size of the area that received snow, how much snow fell
and how many people were affected. The three factors are considered
together and on a sliding basis, meaning one storm could rank low on
the scale if its snowfall was great but the population of the affected
area was small. Meantime, another storm with relatively low snowfall
could rank high on the scale if the affected population was large.

The scale ranks storms by five levels: 1 for significant storms; 2 for
major storms; 3 for severe storms; 4 for paralyzing storms; and 5 for
the century's worst storms
Kocin says he and Uccellini used some of the most severe snowstorms
to strike the United States to develop the scale. They ranked some of
the top 30 storms, including the blizzard that hit New York with a foot
of snow on December 30, 2000. The storm dumped a foot of snow in
New York City. It hit a smaller geographic area with a lighter
population, so the storm ranked 2 on the scale.

Two of the storms to hit the scale's highest rating of 5 are the 1993
March Superstorm and the January 1996 Blizzard. Both struck heavily
populated, expansive regions with heavy snow.
While the scale provides new analysis of winter's worst weather, it
does have some limitations.
"The scale is a way of assessing snowstorms in one part of the country
- the Northeast. And at the present stage, it cannot be used to
determine impact of storms in other parts of the country, such as
Midwestern storms or even lake effect snows," said Kocin.
The Northeast Snowstorm Impact Scale is currently in its testing
phase. Kocin says he and Uccellini may expand the scale to cover other
parts of the country in the future.

http://www.weather.com/newscenter/topstories/homeandgarden/home/011221xhomxsnowscale.html


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 880 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec 29, 2001 (17:36) * 5 lines 
 
Updating Weather Map for GreeceWeather



from http://www.agn.gr/info/newsroom.htm


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 881 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec 29, 2001 (17:39) * 3 lines 
 
The country of Greece is not all that easy to make out in the above post, but it is the only one I have found with current temperatures and wind.

John, please consider Geo topic 37 for the olive tree discussion. That is where I have posted pictures and other things about trees...!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 882 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Sat, Dec 29, 2001 (21:49) * 3 lines 
 
yes and don't forget the garden conference--you can blab all day about your particular plant habitats!

so it's not my monitor making it so i can't see greece! (have a new one anyway since this one is definitely going out)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 883 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Dec 29, 2001 (23:33) * 5 lines 
 
Ok!! Get a good one and make certain you get one of those filters for over it. I need one desperately on this monitor - it hurt amy eyes after many hours. My old screen filter went with my old monitor, which was smaller.

Yes! Please go to the garden conference. Wolfie and I will make you feel right at home! Olive trees also grow in that conference.

*Hugs* Wolfie for bring up the shell and other topics. I see lots of great stuff in Garden. As soon as my plants recover from the drought and fume assault, I will post more picture. Our plants have huge leaves, and my anthuriums are blooming beautifully!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 884 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Sun, Dec 30, 2001 (15:36) * 8 lines 
 
Hi all

For three days Canterbury reverberated to the rumble of thunder and the crack of lightning in a fireworks extravaganza that will not be forgotten quickly. On Thursday afternoon rising scud formed a battle line of storm clouds south of my place and about 5.30 there was a short thunderstorm in the vicinity of the Selwyn river. It did not last long and cleared up quickly, but not before dropping marble sized hail on farmland. On Friday the day started of well enough but by 1.PM the four corners of the sky were pockmarked with forming cumulonimbus clouds and at 2.30 I spotted cloud to cloud lightning jumping between two storms in the vicinity of Kaiapoi. I watched that storm for about an hour before debating with myself the merits of whether to go into town or not, and watch for storms from there. That proved to be an inspired move for rolling in from the southwest was a large storm. I got a burger from a takeaway shop and went into Cathedral Square to watch the storm. It was awesome and the pyrotechnics were v
ry good. The same storm bombed Mayfield in South Canterbury with cherry size hail and caused surface flooding in a couple small towns. That was the final of five storms visible from our place on Friday and easily the biggest on day two of the three day epic.

Saturday dawned bright and clear without a hint of the trouble that would follow later, and so Dad and Mum went for a long walk in glorious sunshine. No clouds in sight. Until...... until 10.AM when small cumulus began appearing. No problem. At a distance they appeared quite harmless and that stage they would have been. But about 11.30AM the clouds began to merge and before long were forming a distinct battle line. At 1.PM while I was at work all hell broke loose. A storm with a gust front was rolling in and air to ground lightning was clearly visible. Thunder rocked, rumbled and rolled through the clouds, as panicky children started running helter skelter. It was the best storm in ages.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 885 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Sun, Dec 30, 2001 (19:27) * 1 lines 
 
that's funny, rob!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 886 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Dec 30, 2001 (23:07) * 1 lines 
 
We get sudden storms here that way, too. However the satellites usually pick it up before it hits. Now, if only I would make it a practice to look at the satellite images...*sigh*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 887 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  1, 2002 (20:29) * 6 lines 
 
Greece Weather Forecast: Snow and rain on Wednesday
01/01/2002 15:52:02

Rain and snow is forecast for most parts of the country on Wednesday, while later in the day conditions will improve. Winds northerly, moderate to gale force. In the north, temperatures will range from -12C to 1C; on the rest of the mainland from -6C to 6C; and in the islands from 4C to 9C. Rain and snow in Athens with temperatures between -1C to 5C. Cloudy in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from -8C to 1C, and snow in the higher elevations of the city.

*Sigh* I will make blankets for the olive trees. They die in this freezing weather.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 888 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Wed, Jan  2, 2002 (18:34) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

We had another thunderstorm last night and this one was a rarity because you seldom get northwesterly thunderstorms drifting on to the Canterbury Plains. It started just before midnight and although the lightning and thunder were far apart, the flashes that were visible were absolutely MAGNIFICENT, and the whole sky would just light up before a deep bass rumble that could actually be felt if you were sitting was heard.

Rob


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 Response 889 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan  2, 2002 (19:27) * 1 lines 
 
Have you seen purple lightning? The bolts are white but the entire lit=up universe is a lovely light plum purple. Unhappily it happens when the storm is just about on your roof-top and I like it a bit farther away. Lightning is beautiful and truly the embodiment of "awesome".


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 Response 890 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Wed, Jan  2, 2002 (21:23) * 1 lines 
 
I like to watch it spiderweb across the sky (don't really care for the "right in my backyard" experience--too scary!!) which probably explains why i haven't seen purple lightning--i'm too busy hiding!!


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 Response 891 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan  2, 2002 (23:22) * 1 lines 
 
Wolfie, I don't blame you but the scientist in me and myson got the better of us. One storm we watched hit the hill right behind us just a few meters away. That bolt shorted out the ceiling lights, and blew a hole in the heating coil of our water heater andalso melted a plug-in clock-radio. That was ear-splitting, and I never want to come that close to immortality, again!


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 Response 892 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan  2, 2002 (23:26) * 5 lines 
 
For Greece:
http://www.ana.gr/

Cloudy throughout the country on Thursday, with rain and snow in the north later in the day. Winds northerly, moderate to gale force. In the north, temperatures will range from -10C to -1C; on the rest of the mainland from -6C to 5C; and in the islands from -1C to 7C. Rain and snow in Athens with temperatures between -1C to 5C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from -5C to -1C.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 893 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Thu, Jan  3, 2002 (04:46) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

Marcia, you seen purple lightning too?? We saw it in Australia in 1996, and Dad saw some last night when the storm was in progress. Fair distance off but the thunder must have been horrendously loud near the centre and it was plenty loud enough here to cause some concern. The deep bass rumble would have been appropriate for Mars - Bringer of War.

Rob


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 Response 894 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Thu, Jan  3, 2002 (20:54) * 7 lines 
 
Hi all

Please VISIT "Floods and other hydro hazards" because you are missing out on a great and grand story of floods, thunderstorms and rain storms. To catch the saga of the Canterbury and West Coast floods, thunderstorms and rainstorms, you should see the articles I am churning out. The story is a week old now but the tales of spectacular storms, floods and pyrotechnics continue to come.

Rob




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 Response 895 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan  4, 2002 (12:58) * 3 lines 
 
I'm going to Geo 46 to read how you are washing into the sea.

Purple lightning was so amazing I don't remembe being afraid, but I do remember it being very LOUD! It was so outstanding that I'll be content with memories of the event.


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 Response 896 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan  4, 2002 (18:48) * 13 lines 
 
[1]METEOROLOGY & CLIMATOLOGY
* The Risk of Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapse
* White Christmases Becoming More a Dream Than Reality
* Flickering Sun Switched Climate
* Here Comes the Rain
* Antarctic Mud Reveals Ancient Evidence of Global Climate Change
* Warming May Increase Risk of Sudden Climate Change
* The Perfect Dust Storm
* Broken Seesaw Warms North

References
1. http://www.sciquest.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ExecMacro/sci_level3.d2w/report?nav_banner=bio&resource=articles&gateway=S-meteo



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 Response 899 of 990: Kilauea83  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan  4, 2002 (21:03) * 13 lines 
 
SNOW IN ATHENS





Snowstorms and low temperatures caused
problems throughout Greece on Friday, with snow
falling even in the centre of Athens for the first
time in several years. Scene is of a snowman
made with the Acropolis in the background.
http://www.ana.gr/



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 900 of 990: Kilauea83  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan  4, 2002 (21:06) * 1 lines 
 
It took me three tries to get it all together, but this is an amazing sight and only the second snowman in Greece that I know about! See the above post. Slushy snow is better than none at all!


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 Response 901 of 990: Kilauea83  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan  4, 2002 (21:08) * 10 lines 
 
More Snow for Greece:

Weather Forecast: Snow and rain on Saturday
04/01/2002 19:40:53
Snowy throughout the country on Saturday, lighter in the northwest. Winds northerly, northeasterly, of
gale force. In the north, temperatures will range from -20C to -4C; on the rest of the mainland from
-10C to 2C; and in the islands from -2C to 5C. Rain and snow in Athens with temperatures between
-2C to 2C. Same in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from -9C to -3C.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 902 of 990: Kilauea83  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan  5, 2002 (00:39) * 62 lines 
 
Snow paralyses central Europe

[BBC News] Parts of the Czech Republic are declared a
disaster area. Heavy snowfalls and blizzards have been
causing chaos in many parts of central Europe.
Parts of the Czech Republic have been declared a disaster
area, and people are feared dead in avalanches in Poland.
A number of avalanche deaths have also been confirmed in the Alps.

In Poland, southern regions have been among the worst
affected, with many roads declared impassable.
Snowdrifts piled up overnight on trunk roads, leaving
drivers stranded as they returned home after New Year
celebrations.

Rescue officials said five people were feared dead in
avalanches in the mountain resort of Zakopane.
Traffic has also been affected north-south routes near the
central city of Lodz.

"Nobody expected such heavy snowfalls and we are doing our
best to clear the snow and slush off the roads," a
spokeswoman for Poland's Public Roads Bureau told the
Reuters news agency.
"But in many parts of the country it is still snowing, which
makes our work pretty fruitless," she said.
Bad weather was forecast to continue across much of the
country, and the temperatures were expected to plunge to -18C.

Heavy snows have also caused problems in the neighbouring
Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Officials in Prague declared about a third of the country a
disaster area, and several border crossings with Poland and
Germany were closed.

In Slovakia, transport links to villages in northern and
eastern parts were severely interrupted, but none was cut
off.
The country's president Rudolf Schuster was slightly injured
in a traffic accident.

In Albania, heavy snow left around 150,000 villagers
completely cut off on New Year's eve.
The K-For peace-keepers in neighbouring Kosovo were
delivering food supplies after the Albanian authorities had
asked for urgent help.

Bad weather has also wreaked havoc in Germany and France.
In north-eastern France, roads and rail links were disrupted
by heavy rainfall causing flooding of the Mosell, Meuse and
Seine rivers.
In Paris, lights illuminating the Pont Neuf in the blue and
yellow of the European flag, were turned off on Wednesday as
the waters of the Seine rose.

They had been switched on as the New Year arrived, in order
to celebrate the introduction of the euro.
Severe weather also continued to take its toll in the Alps,
where a number of skiers have been killed in avalanches
since the weekend.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 903 of 990: Kilauea83  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan  5, 2002 (14:13) * 15 lines 
 
Weather Forecast for Greece: Sporadic light snowfall on Sunday
05/01/2002 18:14:28

Sporadic light snowfall will prevail in most parts of the country on Sunday.
Cloudy in the east and south with light snowfall mainly in eastern Thessaly,
central Greece, Evia, eastern Peloponnese, the Cycladic islands and northern
Crete. In northern Crete there will be heavy snowfall in the morning. Possibility
of storms in the Dodecanese. It will be partly cloudy in the rest of the country.
Winds northerly, northeasterly, moderate to gale force. In the north,
temperatures will range from -18C to -4C; on the rest of the mainland from
-8C to 2C; and in the islands from -2C to 5C. Light snowfall mainly in the
morning in Athens with temperatures between -2C to 2C. Cloudy in
Thessaloniki with temperatures from -9C to -3C.

http://www.ana.gr/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 904 of 990: Kilauea83  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan  5, 2002 (22:52) * 1 lines 
 
I am very worried about John. I pray he is not in some snowbank or down a ravine or worse...


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 905 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Sat, Jan  5, 2002 (22:53) * 1 lines 
 
when did you last hear from him?


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 Response 906 of 990: Kilauea83  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan  5, 2002 (23:09) * 3 lines 
 
Friday when he was putting chains on the car for the drive to work. He usually does not take the car unless the weather is very bad. And, he does not put chains on the car unless the snow (!! In Greece ?!) is deep enough to be dangerous to drive in. I am hoping he is snowbound and safe and will not try to get to a computer until the weather clears. *sigh*

Whenever I go to the Greek news, all I have seen in the past few days is the weather report. Not good!


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 Response 907 of 990: Kilauea83  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan  5, 2002 (23:16) * 13 lines 
 
Weather Forecast: Sporadic light snowfall on Sunday
05/01/2002 18:14:28

Sporadic light snowfall will prevail in most parts of the country on Sunday.
Cloudy in the east and south with light snowfall mainly in eastern Thessaly,
central Greece, Evia, eastern Peloponnese, the Cycladic islands and northern
Crete. In northern Crete there will be heavy snowfall in the morning. Possibility
of storms in the Dodecanese. It will be partly cloudy in the rest of the country.
Winds northerly, northeasterly, moderate to gale force. In the north,
temperatures will range from -18C to -4C; on the rest of the mainland from
-8C to 2C; and in the islands from -2C to 5C. Light snowfall mainly in the
morning in Athens with temperatures between -2C to 2C. Cloudy in
Thessaloniki with temperatures from -9C to -3C.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 908 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Sat, Jan  5, 2002 (23:16) * 1 lines 
 
will keep him in my prayers!


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 Response 909 of 990: Kilauea83  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan  6, 2002 (21:07) * 37 lines 
 
Thanks, Wolfie! I will also. No news, but it is nighttime in Greece at the moment.

Minister takes steps as Athens faces worst winter since 1963
06/01/2002 16:24:55

Interior Minister Costas Skandalidis, following a marathon meeting on Sunday,
announced that as of 1 p.m. cars driving on the Athens-Lamia motorway can
drive towards Athens and as of 2.30 p.m. in the opposite direction, on
condition they are fitted with snow chains.
Skandalidis also appealed to citizens to postpone their return trip to
Athens until Monday since Athenians are expected to return to Athens en
masse following the Christmas and New Year's holidays and traffic jams can
be expected.
He acknowledged that motorists are being inconvenienced on national
motorways, adding that snow ploughs are already in use and are cleaning up
the national motorway from Ritsona to Agios Stephanos and between the 70th
and 90th milestone in the Iliki area.
Meanwhile, the Fire Brigade termed weather conditions
"unprecedented", since Athens has not been faced with a similar situation since
1963, while many regions have become isolated either due to snow or ice
covering streets.
The Eleftherios Venizelos airport in Athens remains closed, despite the
fact that snow ploughs had succeeded in opening one runway at noon on
Sunday. However, no flights are being carried out following a decision taken
by the administrations of all Greek and foreign airline companies.
Many passengers not living in the Athens area have found themselves
stranded at Athens airport over the past two days, while those desiring to
return home can board the Athens-Eleftherios Venizelos buses despite
difficulties faced on roads.
Trolley and urban buses are not running in Athens, the electric railway
is scheduling trains from Piraeus to Neo Irakleio and the Athens Metro is
operating as normal.
Weathermen are expecting an improvement in the weather as of Tuesday.

http://www.ana.gr/




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 910 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Sun, Jan  6, 2002 (23:14) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

At last. Something normal weatherwise today. No thunderstorms, no rain and only broken cloud. A moderate SW breeze and pleasantly warm. After 11 days, 5 thunderstorms, two rain storms, a hail storm and a wind storm things have finally calmed down to resemble some sense of normality. No northwesterlies unloading bucketloads of rain in the mountains, no wild twisters popping out of nowhere in the middle of the night, and no gales buffeting the house. It all seems rather quiet now. How boring.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 911 of 990: Kilauea83  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  7, 2002 (12:24) * 1 lines 
 
*Laugh* You sound like me. I fuss and worry and fill my imagination with great storms then miss them terribly when all is back to normal. The last really good one we had blew all the shingles off the house back of us and pounded them against my house and picture windows. I hid under the window sill watching before I was dragged away for fear the glass would break. It didn't and I thought it a really good storm! (I'm far too curious!)


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 Response 912 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  7, 2002 (12:41) * 9 lines 
 


Scene from the Changing of the Guard at
snow-covered Syntagma Square in central Athens
on Saturday. Many citizens also visited the
square to both admire the brave guards and enjoy
the snow. http://www.ana.gr/




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 913 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  7, 2002 (16:42) * 1 lines 
 
So much for pleated white (kilts?) and those fluffy balls on their shoes. Not the right weather for such uniforms no matter how handsome!


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 Response 914 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  7, 2002 (18:22) * 24 lines 
 
WHAT IS A HURRICANE EYE?
The roughly circular area of comparatively light winds and
fair weather at the center of a hurricane. Eyes are usually
25-36 miles in diameter. The area around the eye is called
the wall cloud.

WHICH WAS THE DEADLIEST HURRICANE IN RECORDED HISTORY?
Galveston Hurricane of 1900--over 6,000 people were killed
by the storm surge.

WHICH WAS THE COSTLIEST HURRICANE IN RECORDED HISTORY?
Hurricane Andrew in 1992--over 25 billion dollars in public
expenditures. This does not include private insurance costs.

WHAT IS STORM SURGE?
A dome of seawater, often 50 miles across, that sweeps across
the coastline inundating the land with up to 26 feet of water
above normal high tide. The ocean level rises as a hurricane
approaches, peaking where the eye strikes land, and gradually
subsiding after the hurricane passes. Out of the following
hazards--storm surge, rain flooding, high winds, tornadoes,
and lightning--storm surge is the greatest threat to life and
property. Historically, nine out of ten deaths are caused by
storm surge.


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 Response 915 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  7, 2002 (18:28) * 17 lines 
 
Before I offend half of the known world:

Uniform of the Greek Presidential Guard, the Evzones

After the liberation of Greece in the first quarter of the 19th century, all male
costumes in the Peloponnese took the form of the foustanela. Extremely popular,
this costume is now one of the world's most well-known traditional garment. It
consists of the following items:
- white cotton shirt
- foustanela (white cotton pleated skirt)
- boudouri (white underpants)
- long knitted white leggings, secured by gonatoures (garters) tied below the knee
- embroidered coat
- fesi (cap)
- tsarouchia (shoes) with pompons

pictures and much more... http://dept.kent.edu/museum/costume/bonc/2geographicsearch/Greece/greece.html


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 Response 916 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  7, 2002 (18:29) * 1 lines 
 
Talk about miniskirts!!! I need to go see the changing of the guard. Nothing like the British. More like the scots who are regulated to wear NOTHING under their kilts.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 917 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Mon, Jan  7, 2002 (18:38) * 1 lines 
 
*GRIN*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 918 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  7, 2002 (20:49) * 10 lines 
 
Guys with legs and shoes cuter than mine. *frown*

Weather Forecast for Greece: Snow and rain on Tuesday
07/01/2002 18:24:02

Sunny in most parts of the country on Tuesday, with light snowfall in the east.
Winds northerly, of gale force. In the north, temperatures will range from -14C
to 7C; on the rest of the mainland from -8C to 9C; and in the islands from -3C
to 12C. Sunny in Athens with temperatures between -1C to 8C. Same in
Thessaloniki, with temperatures from -4C to 7C.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 919 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan  7, 2002 (21:02) * 1 lines 
 
I wish John would check in. I suspect the telephone wires and roadways are still non-functioning. *sigh*


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 Response 920 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Mon, Jan  7, 2002 (22:10) * 5 lines 
 
this has to be a strain on their utilities! my goodness....

that was great on the grecian kilts and it's nice to know they wear bloomers!

did the scotts wear kilts so they could take care of nature whilst upon a mighty steed? that's why levi's are buttoned, or so i've read!


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 Response 921 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (00:01) * 5 lines 
 
More than likely about the Scots and kilts. But they were mostly afoot!! Horses were scarce and only for the Laird. I think I will remain in ignorance about the Greek "kilt's" battlefield convenience, but they are a whole lot shorter than the Scots' and they are WHITE!!! I think they are strictly for formal occasions. However, that url I posted in Travel 40 shows many diverse outfits for both men and women. Beautiful. Hmmm... My college senior prom gown was chiffon draped over a shoulder "in the Grecian style. It was absolutely gorgeous!

Come to think of it, Roman Legions wore leather "skirts" too.

I rather like the little touch of the Greek underclothing. Much more civilized than the Highlanders of Scotland (despite my having their blood in my veins in tiny amounts!) Little wonder! While the Greeks were writing deathless poetry, my ancestors fought NAKED and painted with blue dye called "woad." I am still in my civilized infancy!


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 Response 922 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (13:19) * 2 lines 
 
I heard from John this morning (Hawaii time) - he has a broken leg which was operated on 7 January. I am relieved to know he is safe. I am distressed to know he has broken his leg. *Sigh* My best wishes for a speedy recovery, John!
And, thank you for letting me know!


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 Response 923 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (13:21) * 14 lines 
 
Weather Forecast for Greece: Snow and rain on Wednesday
08/01/2002 18:04:52

Cloud with light snowfall in most parts of Greece on Wednesday. Winds
northerly, northeasterly, of gale force. In the north, temperatures will range from
-7C to 5C; on the rest of the mainland from -5C to 12C; and in the islands from
-3C to 8C. Cloud with light snowfall in Athens with temperatures between 0C to
7C. Mostly sunny in Thessaloniki, with temperatures from -1C to 5C.

The Forestry Department of Messolongi and the
local hunting association, due to the prevailing icy
conditions, threw food to the wetland wild birds in
the sea region of Louros, Messolongi, western
Greece, on Tuesday. http://www.ana.gr/


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 Response 924 of 990: PurpleHazley  (PurpleHazley) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (13:32) * 1 lines 
 
Who cares.....


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 Response 925 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (13:41) * 66 lines 
 
PROBLEMS DUE TO THE WEATHER IN MANY PARTS OF GREECE
Athens, 7 January 2002 (16:39 UTC+2)

Serious problems in electricity supply, water
supply as well as in the market supply with fresh
fruit and vegetables are still faced by the
prefectures of Attica, Evia, Viotia and the Aegean
island of Crete which were mainly hit by the recent
bad weather.
The transfer of patients to hospitals in the wider
region of Athens was conducted with great
difficulty,
while schools will remain closed in the
prefectures of Attica, Viotia and Evia until
Wednesday. The schools in other regions also hit
by bad weather will open tomorrow.

http://www.mpa.gr/

NEW DEMOCRACY MEETING ON THE PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THE BAD WEATHER
Athens, 7 January 2002 (17:25 UTC+2)

The bad weather that hit many parts of the
country and the problems it has caused, were the
issues of discussion in the meeting that was held
today at the right-wing main opposition party of New
Democracy offices in Athens.
New Democracy Political Planning Secretary
Giorgos Souflias in statements he made afterwards,
stressed that the bad weather that hit the country
was unprecedented but in many cases the state
was unable to do even the basics.
ND parliament deputy Ms. Dora Bakoyianni
congratulated the Greek Police, the Fire
Department, the Coast Guard and the state
employees, pointing out, however, that the state
mechanism displayed its huge weaknesses.

Extensive damages were recorded in agriculture
as a result of the snowfall and freezing
temperatures.

The Ministers of Agriculture and Economy will
hold a meeting this week. They are expected to
request EU economic support for the farmers who
suffered damages as a result of the unprecedented
bad weather.


More Articles




[08/01/02]

SPATA AIRPORT FUNCTIONING
NORMALLY

[07/01/02]

SPATA AIRPORT SNOWED IN
FOR 4TH DAY






 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 926 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (13:44) * 1 lines 
 
I do and so do others who look forward to his contributions. Aloha Purplehazley and welcome to Geo. Apoparently the worst weather of the century in Europe does not matter to you. What is your location?


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 Response 927 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (15:43) * 19 lines 
 
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
1130 AM HST TUE JAN 8 2002

A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS OBSERVED OVER OAHU...EAST OF HONOLULU
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.
IF FUNNEL CLOUDS EXTEND TO THE GROUND THEY CAN PRODUCE DANGEROUS
WINDS.
IF YOU CANNOT GET OUT OF THE WAY...MOVE UNDER SOMETHING STURDY
AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS. IF YOU ARE IN THE OPEN LIE FLAT
FACING THE GROUND WITH YOUR HANDS OVER YOUR HEAD.

CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR FUNNEL CLOUDS TO FORM OVER THE ISLAND
AREA. THESE CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO TERMINATE AROUND 600 PM HST.
THIS WILL BE THE FINAL STATEMENT UNLESS CONDITIONS REQUIRE FURTHER
ISSUANCES.





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 Response 928 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (18:23) * 8 lines 
 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
205 PM HST TUE JAN 8 2002

A FUNNEL CLOUD WAS OBSERVED BY AN OFFICIAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
SPOTTER EAST OF HONOLULU NEAR AINA HAINA AT 130 PM. ANOTHER FUNNEL
CLOUD WAS OBSERVED EAST OF HONOLULU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EARLIER
TODAY FROM 1115 TO 1121 THIS MORNING.



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 Response 929 of 990: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (18:34) * 1 lines 
 
thanks for the updates marcia!


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 Response 930 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (18:40) * 1 lines 
 
It sounds far more exciting than the plain flat-out gorgeous weather in Hilo. I wish I could send some of it to thaw out some other places deep in ice and snow. To my spamer, I would send a volcano spout. What an image that conjures ...


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 Response 931 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (18:41) * 3 lines 
 
(so i see that you are safe from the tornado, *whew*)

don't let them get to you sweetie! it's just ignorance talking.


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 Response 932 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (20:17) * 1 lines 
 
Actually, I'm more than a little surprised to find it took so long to find Geo; and, even more amazing, that Geo was found at all! I usually get my stuff in email. Free speech is part of a democratic society. So is being responsible for what one writes.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 933 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (20:20) * 1 lines 
 
say it sister!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 934 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (20:23) * 1 lines 
 
Very Special *HUGS* fro Wolfie and AM. You know why!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 935 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Tue, Jan  8, 2002 (20:26) * 1 lines 
 
right back atcha! *HUGS*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 936 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan  9, 2002 (16:37) * 10 lines 
 
Weather Forecast for Greece: Snow and rain on Thursday
09/01/2002 18:56:14

Mostly sunny in Greece with cloud and light snowfall in the east early in the
day on Thursday. Winds northerly, northeasterly, of gale force. In the north,
temperatures will range from -7C to 6C; on the rest of the mainland from -2C
to 9C; and in the islands from 0C to 9C. Cloud with light snowfall in higher
elevations of Athens with temperatures between 1C to 8C. Mostly sunny in
Thessaloniki, with temperatures from -3C to 6C.
http://www.ana.gr/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 937 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan  9, 2002 (16:42) * 4 lines 
 
GREECE WEATHER MAP - UPDATING


http://www.mpa.gr/weather/index.html?lang=en


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 938 of 990: John Tsatsaragos  (tsatsvol) * Fri, Jan 11, 2002 (01:29) * 10 lines 
 
Hi all,

Welcome Purplehazley to Geo. I think that you will find a warm place and much interesting information here. You can discuss with us anything. Welcome again.

These extreme low temperatures, during last week, are unexampled for my country. They have completely destroyed the vegetable production and they have killed the most of the trees and garden vegetables. But life continued.

Warm regards from the cold Greece.

John.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 939 of 990: Rob Glennie  (AotearoaKiwi) * Fri, Jan 11, 2002 (01:47) * 5 lines 
 
Hi all

A thunderstorm rattled Wellington early today. But to see more, you will have to go to "Floods and other hydro hazards" for the full story.

Rob


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 940 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 11, 2002 (21:39) * 3 lines 
 
John, I always send you Hawaii's sun and tropical heat but something is making it cold. My sympathies for the entire country of Greece and for your lovely ancient olive trees.

Rob, I am watching the golf tournament this week fom New Zealand. I watched this morning's sunshine turn to black clouds and thunderstorms cancelling play this afternoon. When it rains there, it POURS!!! I thought only Hilo got deluges like that!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 941 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 11, 2002 (21:57) * 2 lines 
 
Happy me! The weather map I posted updates.
http://www.spring.net/yapp-bin/restricted/read/Geo/14.937


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 942 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan 12, 2002 (19:43) * 11 lines 
 
Weather Forecast for Greece: Scattered cloud on Sunday
12/01/2002 15:03:08
http://www.ana.gr/

Scattered cloud is forecast throughout the country on Sunday, becoming
overcast in parts of the west and south. The morning will be misty in some
parts of the country. Winds northerly, light to moderate. In the north,
temperatures will range from -5C to 10C; on the rest of the mainland from
-1C to 15C; and in the islands from 4C to 15C. Light cloud in Athens with
temperatures between 5C and 15C. Same in Thessaloniki with temperatures
from -1C to 10C.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 943 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan 14, 2002 (20:00) * 43 lines 
 
Weather for New Zealand:

Updated Tuesday 15 Jan 10:59AM
In the north and west from Northland to Wellington, also Coromandel,
Bay of Plenty, and the North Island central high country and
Marlborough:
Cloudy periods and ocn showers, although long fine periods in Bay of Plenty
tomorrow.

In the east from Gisborne to Wairarapa:
Mostly fine, but a few showers spreading east off the ranges this afternoon.

For The west coast of the South Island:
Fine today but becoming cloudy overnight and occasional showers tomorrow.

For Canterbury, Otago and Southland:
Cloudy areas. Afternoon showers inland, and isolated thunderstorms are
possible.

And for the Chatham Islands:
Rain clearing to a few showers this afternoon. Occasional showers most of
tomorrow, but clearing at night.


National Long Range Forecast
Updated Tuesday 15 Jan 1:59PM
Thursday:
For the North Island, occasional showers in the west.Cloudy periods and a few
showers for most other places, but dry in the east. For the South Island, more
showers in the north and west. A few showers about Marlborough and
occasional rain further south.

Friday:
For the North Island, a few showers over the northern half of the Island. Showers
becoming more frequent further south as winds turn southerly. For the South
Island, showery for most places, especially about the east coast.

Saturday:
For the North Island, just the odd shower possible over the upper half of the
Island, but mostly cloudy further south with occasional showers. For the South
Island, occasional showers for much of the Island, but from Otago southwards,
only a few showers, mainly about the coast.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/weather/weathernational.cfm


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 944 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 15, 2002 (18:16) * 27 lines 
 
New law for better disaster relief

A week after the heavy snowstorms that paralyzed large parts of Greece, the
Interior Ministry yesterday unveiled details of new legislation aimed at improving
the coordination and the means to fight natural disasters. These involve the
procurement of materials, better coordination, spelling out the responsibilities of
everyone involved, continually updating of operational plans, supervision, and
punishment for those who fail in their tasks.
The Interior Ministry will be sending its blueprint to all local and regional
governments today in order to have their feedback before the Inner Cabinet
discusses the legislation.
Interior Minister Costas Skandalidis yesterday chaired a meeting of deputy
ministers, local governors and regional governors from areas affected by the
recent weather. "We want to get ideas from the experience of this wave of bad
weather," Skandalidis said. The meeting concluded that coordination was the
weakest point in dealing with difficulties. That is why everyone involved will have
his or her responsibilities spelled out, and the Interministerial Coordinating Body
(ICB) will be upgraded and put into continual operation during crises.
Each October, this body will present Parliament with an annual National Plan for
dealing with natural disasters, accompanied by a budget from the General
Secretariat for Civil Defense.
The bill calls also for: Stricter penalties for those who violate ICB measures in
times of crisis; measures such as demanding that all cars contain tire chains;
drawing up operational plans for all types of disaster and preparing infrastructure
to put them into effect.

http://www.ekathimerini.com/news/content.asp?aid=114672


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 945 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Tue, Jan 15, 2002 (21:32) * 1 lines 
 
saw something about FEMA and how they think it's a better idea to relocate homes/businesses out of flood ranges than to pay the owner for damages. they said it's worth the initial cost because it will save a lot down the road. in one instance, they only needed to move a church 100 feet to get it out of flood range and the parishoners didn't mind at all. it was literally moved across the street!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 946 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 15, 2002 (23:22) * 1 lines 
 
I watched them move an entire wooden chuch on a huge flatbed truck from the encroaching lava flows that buried Kalapana. FEMA has curious ideas, but they are learning. I have heard of whole towns being relocated! Rather like Abu Simbel when they damed the Nile River. That still irritates me.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 947 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 16, 2002 (22:53) * 6 lines 
 
Greece needs more snow like New Zealand needs more rain:

Weather Forecast: Rain on Thursday
16/01/2002 17:55:39
Cloud and rain are forecast throughout the country on Thursday, with islolated storms mainly at sea. Snow will fall on high ground on the mainland. Winds variable, moderate to strong. In the north, temperatures will range from -1C to 8C; in the Ionian and on the rest of the mainland from 3C to 13C; and in the Aegean islands from 7C to 15C. Rain and possibly a storm in Athens with temperatures between 8C and 12C. Same in Thessaloniki with temperatures from 3C to 8C.
http://www.ana.gr/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 948 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 17, 2002 (18:35) * 39 lines 
 
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
800 PM HST WED JAN 16 2002

COLD WINDY WEATHER & SNOW ARE ON THE WAY FOR THE MAUNA KEA
AND MAUNA LOA SUMMITS


HIZ004-007-008-171800-
NORTH & EAST HAWAII...WEST HAWAII...SOUTH HAWAII-
800 PM HST WED JAN 16 2002

..WINTER STORM WATCH...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WATCH EFFECTIVE AT 8 PM HST WED & VALID UNTIL 800 AM
HST THUR FOR THE SUMMITS & UPPER SLOPES OF MAUNA KEA & MAUNA
LOA.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS...
INCLUDING BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES...SNOW...SLEET & STRONG
WINDS...ARE POSSIBLE...BUT NOT IMMIMENT ATOP MAUNA KEA AND
MAUNA LOA. PERSONS ATOP THESE SUMMITS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE ONSET OF HAZARDOUS WINTERLIKE
CONDITIONS.
A COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS MOVING TOWARD HAWAII FROM
THE EAST. NORTHEASTERLY WINDS OF 35 TO 40 MPH WERE ALREADY
BLOWING ACROSS THE SUMMIT AREAS WED EVENING WITH TEMPERATURES
A FEW DEGREES BELOW FREEZING FOR CONSIDERABLE WIND CHILL. THE HEAVY
SNOW & SLEET & ICE ARE NOT EXPECTED FOR ANOTHER 48 TO 72
HOURS...FROM FRI NIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

UP TO THEN...TRAVEL TO THE SUMMIT AREAS SHOULD BE DONE WITH
CAUTION. PERSONS PLANNING TO GO TO THE SUMMITS FROM FRI THROUGH
THE WEEKEND SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE THREAT OF SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS & AVOID OR POSTPONE TRAVEL TILL THE THREAT OF INCLEMENT
WEATHER ENDS.
THE NEXT STATEMENT ON THIS EVENT WILL BE ISSUED AT
800 AM HST THURSDAY.




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 949 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Thu, Jan 17, 2002 (19:17) * 5 lines 
 
The same storm system is also snowing in California:

COLD OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 245 PM PST THU JAN 17 2002 ...COLD OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY... ...RAIN AND SNOW EXPECTED BY MONDAY... MORE COLD AIR HAS FILTERED INTO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY AND THIS WILL AGAIN LEAD TO SOME FREEZING TEMPERATURES IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY THE NEXT COUPLE OF NIGHTS. ENOUGH NORTH WIND TONIGHT WILL LIKELY KEEP MANY LOCATIONS FROM DIPPING BELOW 32 DEGREES HOWEVER WIND SHELTERED AREAS WILL FALL INTO THE UPPER 20S. LESS WIND IS EXPECTED FRIDAY NIGHT AND THIS COULD BE THE COLDEST NIGHT FOR MOST LOCALES. A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT WILL CLIP NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ON SATURDAY AND MAY PRODUCE A FEW SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE SOUTHERN CASCADES AND FAR NORTHERN SIERRA NEVADA. A STRONGER PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO APPROACH NORTHERN CALIFORNIA BY THE END OF THE WEEKEND. THE ASSOCIATED WARM FRONT WILL BRING PRECIPITATION TO NORTHERN AREAS ON SUNDAY. MORE WIDESPREAD AND SIGNIFICANT PRECIPITATION WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION ON MONDAY.
HIS IS EXPECTED TO BE A MODERATELY COLD STORM WITH SNOW LEVELS GENERALLY ABOVE 4000 FEET. SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE ON TUESDAY ACROSS THE HIGHER TERRAIN AND IT WILL BE COLD ENOUGH FOR SNOW IN THE FOOTHILLS. VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEB PAGE FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION AT WWW.WRH.NOAA.GOV/SACRAMENTO (USE LOWER CASE).



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 950 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 18, 2002 (00:00) * 27 lines 
 
NORTH & EAST HAWAII...WEST HAWAII...SOUTH HAWAII-
400 PM HST THU JAN 17 2002

..WINTER STORM WATCH...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS CONTINUED THE WINTER
STORM WATCH...VALID THROUGH 400 AM HST FRI FOR THE SUMMITS &
UPPER SLOPES OF MAUNA KEA & MAUNA LOA.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS...
INCLUDING BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES...SNOW...SLEET & STRONG
WINDS...ARE POSSIBLE...BUT NOT IMMIMENT ATOP MAUNA KEA AND
MAUNA LOA. PERSONS ATOP THESE SUMMITS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY
PRECAUTIONS IN PREPARATION FOR THE ONSET OF HAZARDOUS WINTERLIKE
CONDITIONS.

A COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL DEVELOP OVER HAWAII THIS
WEEKEND. THIS WILL BRING COLD TEMPERATURES...WELL BELOW FREEZING...
AND SNOW...WITH POSSIBLE HEAVY ACCUMULATIONS OF OVER 6 INCHES AT
THE SUMMIT LEVELS OF MAUNA KEA & MAUNA LOA SAT NIGHT INTO
SUNDAY.

TRAVELLERS TO THE SUMMIT AREAS SHOULD BE FOREWARNED THAT WINTER
STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND. EXTENDED TRAVEL TO THE
SUMMIT AREAS SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL THE THREAT OF SEVERE WINTER
WEATHER HAS ENEDED.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 951 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 18, 2002 (00:02) * 1 lines 
 
Watch it snow: http://stratus.mlo.hawaii.gov/LiveCam/Fcam.htm


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 952 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Jan 18, 2002 (06:11) * 1 lines 
 
What's it like at ground level in Honolulu, this forecast is for up in the mountains, right?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 953 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 18, 2002 (14:38) * 22 lines 
 
Honolulu has warm sunny weather and the following high wind warning. The snow is for my island. Atop Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. The clouds gathering there are impressive this morning.


KAUAI-OAHU-MAUI-NORTH & EAST HAWAII-MOLOKAI-LANAI-WEST
HAWAII-SOUTH HAWAII-
1025 AM HST FRI JAN 18 2002

..WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 400 PM HST FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...

KAUAI...OAHU...MAUI...NORTH & EAST HAWAII...MOLOKAI...LANAI...
WEST HAWAII...SOUTH HAWAII

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 30 TO 40 MPH ARE ALREADY
OCCURRING IN PORTIONS OF THE AFFECTED AREA. PERSONS IN THESE
AREAS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT PROPERTY.
TIE DOWN LOOSE OBJECTS OR MOVE THEM TO A SHELTERED LOCATION.

WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 TO 60 MPH HAVE BEEN REPORTED
IN LEEWARD KOHALA & SOUTH POINT ON THE BIG ISLAND. SIMILAR WINDS
ARE LIKELY OCCURRING IN EXPOSED & CHANNELLED AREAS ON THE OTHER
ISLANDS AS WELL.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 954 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 18, 2002 (14:41) * 1 lines 
 
In Hilo, despite the winter storm brewing within eyesight of me in Hilo, it is 71% humidity and 71° F (21.0° C) and sunny with pretty puffy white clouds.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 955 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 18, 2002 (18:52) * 32 lines 
 
The storm is here. Thunder and lightning and it is raining torrents like only a rain forest can do. I'm getting offline before I get electrocuted by this fury.

BULLETIN - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
300 PM HST FRI JAN 18 2002

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
WATCH EFFECTIVE UNTIL 400 AM HST SAT FOR PERSONS IN THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS...

ON NORTH & EAST HAWAII INCLUDING HILO PUNA HAMAKUA & NORTH
KOHALA

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY RAINFALL
AND FLOODING. FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT... BUT PERSONS ON NORTH &
EAST HAWAII SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT
PROPERTY & BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAIN IS
OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.

PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA... ESPECIALLY THOSE IN LOW LYING AREAS...
ALONG STREAMS...RIVERS...AND OTHER DRAINAGES SHOULD BE PREPARED TO
TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAINS OR FLOODING OCCURS OR A WARNING IS
ISSUED.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR FLOODING & SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO
CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER...MANY FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR WHEN
MOTORISTS TRY CROSSING FLOODED ROADWAYS. ESCAPE RISING WATER BY
GOING DIRECTLY TO HIGHER GROUND. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A FLOOD EITHER
ON FOOT OR IN YOUR VEHICLE. DO NOT CAMP NEAR STREAMS OR OTHER AREAS
SUBJECT TO FLOODING.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 956 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 18, 2002 (19:06) * 12 lines 
 
check the webcams - it should be snowing up there now!

300 PM HST FRI JAN 18 2002

...WINTER STORM WARNING UNTIL 400 AM HST SATURDAY FOR THE SUMMITS AND UPPER SLOPES OF MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT WINTER-LIKE CONDITIONS... INCLUDING BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES...SNOW...SLEET AND STRONG WINDS...ARE NOW OCCURRING ATOP MAUNA KEA AND MAUNA LOA. PERSONS ON THE SUMMITS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIVES AND PROPERTY.

SNOW WILL BE FALLING ON THE SUMMITS OF THE BIG ISLAND TONIGHT WITH ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 INCHES OR MORE EXPECTED BY MORNING. WITH THE FREEZING LEVEL DOWN TO 10,000 FEET...ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY ABOVE THIS ALTITUDE.

TRAVEL TO THE SUMMIT AREAS SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL THE WEATHER IMPROVES AND ROADS ARE CLEARED AND SANDED. IF SUCH TRAVEL IS UNAVOIDABLE...WEAR WARM PROTECTIVE CLOTHING AND USE OR CARRY TIRE CHAINS IN YOUR VEHICLE.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 957 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 18, 2002 (19:08) * 1 lines 
 
Just try to buy chains for your car tires in Hawaii..!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 958 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Fri, Jan 18, 2002 (19:23) * 1 lines 
 
http://www.cfht.hawaii.edu/misc/summitview.html


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 959 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Fri, Jan 18, 2002 (19:41) * 1 lines 
 
they did mention snow in our viewing area!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 960 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan 19, 2002 (16:10) * 23 lines 
 
4 AM HST SAT JAN 19 2002

..A WINTER STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM HST SAT FOR
THE SUMMITS & UPPER SLOPES OF MAUNA KEA & MAUNA LOA...

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS THAT WINTER-LIKE CONDITIONS...
INCLUDING BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES...SNOW...SLEET & STRONG
WINDS...ARE NOW OCCURRING ATOP MAUNA KEA & MAUNA LOA. PERSONS ON
THE SUMMITS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT LIVES &
PROPERTY.

OCCASIONAL SNOW WILL FALL ON THE SUMMITS OF THE BIG ISLAND WITH
ACCUMULATIONS OF 6 INCHES OR MORE EXPECTED. WITH THE FREEZING LEVEL
DOWN TO 10,000 FEET...ROADS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SNOW COVERED &
SLIPPERY ABOVE THIS ELEVATION.

TRAVEL TO THE SUMMIT AREAS SHOULD BE POSTPONED UNTIL THE WEATHER
IMPROVES & ROADS ARE CLEARED & SANDED. IF SUCH TRAVEL IS
UNAVOIDABLE...WEAR WARM PROTECTIVE CLOTHING & USE OR CARRY TIRE
CHAINS IN YOUR VEHICLE.


I'm freezing at 65° at noon.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 961 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan 19, 2002 (16:12) * 1 lines 
 
wheeee - everyone I know is getting snow today. I guess only we appreciate it and are on television news for it. =)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 962 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus  (terry) * Sun, Jan 20, 2002 (04:44) * 1 lines 
 
National news?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 963 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Sun, Jan 20, 2002 (13:13) * 1 lines 
 
*HUGS* marcia, stay warm, i've got lots of fur!!!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 964 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan 20, 2002 (18:12) * 3 lines 
 
The clouds parted briefly this morning and I got to see the snow down father than I have see on Mauna Kea in many years. This is my digital shot of snow in Hawaii:




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 965 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan 20, 2002 (18:15) * 1 lines 
 
Oh, no wind here (we seldom get those high winds, but Kona does) and I am back in summer shirt and cut-off jeans. That is what I call winter. Now I can admire the snow and bask in the tropical sun-dappled shade. How much snow did you folks on the east coast get? The football game yesterday was fun to watch just to see a snowstorm!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 966 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Sun, Jan 20, 2002 (19:04) * 1 lines 
 
is that snow on the rooftop or over in the distance?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 967 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan 20, 2002 (19:58) * 2 lines 
 
Rooftop. You have to go from where I am at 450 feet up mauna kea to about the 9,000 foot level before you get to the snow line today! I also suspect they would not let you up the summit road. One skier was hurt when she was skiing up there and hit the bare cinder area and pitched forward face first into a'a. Not a pleasant thought! She has several stitches.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 968 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Sun, Jan 20, 2002 (22:19) * 1 lines 
 
wow!!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 969 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan 21, 2002 (13:35) * 3 lines 
 
I was lucky to catch the picture I got yesterday. Though our weather is sunny and skies are blue, the mountain is cloaked in the usual clouds it creates for itself. The times I have played in Hawaiian snow have been going feet-first and for short distances. Even with that precaution, I managed to slide off my "sled" and into the cinders tearing the backside of my denim jeans. A'a is very abrasive and high in volcanic glass. Thus, it cuts like a razor.

According to this morning's newspaper (with attached photo)the snow got down to the 7,000 foot level (2134M) - very low, indeed! (I wish I could post the picture our local pres photographer took!)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 970 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Mon, Jan 21, 2002 (13:39) * 3 lines 
 
do you have a link to your local presses?

marcia, can you see me on msn?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 971 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan 21, 2002 (17:30) * 1 lines 
 
I'm looking for you on MSN - can you see me??? You are listed as offline on mine. I'm looking for news coverage in Hawaii in hope they posted the picture!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 972 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan 21, 2002 (18:47) * 9 lines 
 


Tropical blizzard - The summit of Mauna Kea is seen from Hilo during a break in
the cloud cover late Sunday morning. The view of the mountain from East Hawaii
had been obscured almost continously since a storm Friday dumped a huge volume
of snow on its slopes, reaching down to the 7,000-foot elevation. Although the storm
eased Sunday, meteorologists say more rain (and snow) was possible today.

http://www.hilohawaiitribune.com/


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 973 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan 21, 2002 (18:50) * 1 lines 
 
Wolfie, where did you go????


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 974 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Mon, Jan 21, 2002 (22:08) * 1 lines 
 
i'm back--had to eat!! but now i can't see you on MSN! *laugh*


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 975 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sat, Jan 26, 2002 (22:54) * 33 lines 
 
FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI
700 PM HST SAT JAN 26 2002

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A FLOOD
WATCH EFFECTIVE UNTIL 700 AM HST SUN FOR PERSONS IN THE FOLLOWING
LOCATIONS...

ON KAUAI...OAHU...MAUI...MOLOKAI...LANAI...HAWAII ISLAND

A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE FOR HEAVY RAINFALL
AND FLOODING. FLOODING IS NOT IMMINENT... BUT PERSONS ON ALL
ISLANDS SHOULD TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS NOW TO PROTECT
PROPERTY & BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAIN IS
OBSERVED OR A WARNING IS ISSUED.

AT 7 PM THE FOLLOWING AREAS WERE HAVING HEAVY RAINS...KOHALA ON THE
BIG ISLAND EAST MAUI ALONG THE ROAD TO HANA...WEST MAUI MTNS
INCLUDING YAO VALLEY...EAST MOLOKAI...CENTRAL OAHU &
KOOLAUS...CENTRAL KAUAI. THE HEAVY RAIN SHOWERS ARE NEARLY
STATIONARY OR MOVING VERY SLOWLY WESTWARD.

PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA... ESPECIALLY THOSE IN LOW LYING AREAS...
ALONG STREAMS...RIVERS...AND OTHER DRAINAGES SHOULD BE PREPARED TO
TAKE QUICK ACTION IF HEAVY RAINS OR FLOODING OCCURS OR A WARNING IS
ISSUED.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR FLOODING & SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO
CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER...MANY FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR WHEN
MOTORISTS TRY CROSSING FLOODED ROADWAYS. ESCAPE RISING WATER BY
GOING DIRECTLY TO HIGHER GROUND. NEVER TRY TO OUTRUN A FLOOD EITHER
ON FOOT OR IN YOUR VEHICLE. DO NOT CAMP NEAR STREAMS OR OTHER AREAS
SUBJECT TO FLOODING.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 976 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Jan 27, 2002 (05:51) * 1 lines 
 
Pretty much for the whole Hawaii Chain of Islands, isn't it? Are you experiencing this now, Marci?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 977 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Jan 27, 2002 (17:53) * 1 lines 
 
Yup, supposedly. However, if it the usual sort of flood warning, NO ONE will get water until they cancel them. Then we will have Biblical Deluges. Either that happens, or they let us sit about soggily got several days before finally alerting us to the fact that it might rain. I hope tornado warnings in Kansas are more efficient! Hilo is sunny and beautiful.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 978 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Sun, Jan 27, 2002 (20:42) * 1 lines 
 
we are cold and rainy!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 979 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan 28, 2002 (11:23) * 21 lines 
 
My son sent photos snapped on the way to work. Pretty unusual for it to be how low in altitude on the foothills.

COLD AIR OVER THE COASTAL WATERS WILL BRING NUMEROUS THUN...
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO CA

855 AM PST MON JAN 28 2002

...COLD AIR OVER THE COASTAL WATERS WILL BRING NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS
THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING...

A VERY COLD...MOIST...UNSTABLE AIR MASS HAS MOVED INTO THE COASTAL
WATERS OVERNIGHT CAUSING SCATTERED SHOWERS TO DEVELOP THIS MORNING.
AS THE DAY PROGRESSES THE AIR MASS WILL BECOME MORE CONVECTIVE
RESULTING IN NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS. THESE THUNDERSTORMS MAY PRODUCE
BRIEF HEAVY RAIN...SMALL HAIL AND EVEN A FEW COLD AIR FUNNEL CLOUDS.

THUNDERSTORMS POSE A VARIETY OF THREATS TO BOATER SAFETY FROM
BOTH GUSTY WINDS AND LIGHTNING. YOUR BEST COURSE OF ACTION
DURING THUNDERSTORMS IS TO SEEK SAFE HARBOR...BUT IF YOU ARE
CAUGHT ON THE OPEN WATER...STAY BELOW DECK...IF POSSIBLE...AND
AWAY FROM UNGROUNDED METAL OBJECTS.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 980 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Mon, Jan 28, 2002 (19:54) * 61 lines 
 
For those of you unfamiliar with the part of California, it snows here about as often as it does in Central Greece by the sea. Rarely, indeed!

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA
400 PM PST MON JAN 28 2002

A COLD AND MOIST STORM SYSTEM FROM THE GULF OF ALASKA BROUGHT SNOW
SHOWERS TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY. SNOW LEVELS WERE DOWN TO THE
FLOOR OF THE CENTRAL VALLEY THIS MORNING. A TRACE OF SNOW FELL IN
SACRAMENTO THIS MORNING. TWO INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATED IN REDDING
TODAY.

THE LAST TIME ANY ACCUMULATION OF SNOW WAS REPORTED WAS FEBRUARY 5
1976 WHEN SACRAMENTO RECEIVED 2 INCHES. THE ALL TIME RECORD SNOWFALL
FOR SACRAMENTO IS 4 INCHES SET JANUARY 4TH AND 5TH WAY BACK IN 1888.
THE GREATEST SNOWFALL IN REDDING ON THIS DATE WAS 2.7 INCHES IN 1933.
THE ALL TIME RECORD SNOWFALL FOR REDDING IS 23 INCHES SET JANUARY
1ST 1899.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOTTER REPORTED SNOWFALL AMOUNTS FOR
TODAY ARE:

SACRAMENTO TRACE
REDDING AIRPORT (EL 502 FT) 2.0 INCHES
PARADISE 4.0 INCHES
STOCKTON AIRPORT (EL 29 FT) TRACE
ARBUCKLE (EL 176 FT) TRACE
ORLAND TRACE
CORNING (EL 300 FT) 0.25 INCH
BEAR VALLEY 2.0 INCHES
CHICO (EL 220 FT) 0.25 INCH
PLACERVILLE (EL 2280 FT) 0.5 INCH
ANTELOPE TRACE
MAGALIA (EL 2200 FT) 2.0 INCHES
WILLIAMS 1.5 INCHES
SONORA TRACE
CAMERON PARK (EL 1350 FT) 0.5 INCH
PACIFIC HOUSE (EL 3500 FT) 1.0 INCH
DAVIS TRACE
DIXON TRACE
WOODLAND 0.5 INCH
GROVELAND (EL 2850 FT) 2.0 INCHES
APPLEGATE (EL 1800 FT) 0.5 INCH
AUBURN 1.0 INCH
COBB (EL 3250 FT) 5.0 INCHES
COTTONWOOD (EL 450 FT) 0.5 INCH
MILLVILLE (EL 750 FT) TRACE
HAPPY VALLEY (EL 782 FT) 1.5 INCHES
CLEARLAKE OAKS (EL 1350 FT) 0.5 INCH
BASSETTS STATION (EL 5400 FT) 1.0 INCH
NEWCASTLE 0.75 INCH
COLFAX (EL 2500 FT) 1.5 INCHES
SHINGLETOWN (EL 1500 FT) TRACE
SODA BAY (EL 1400 FT) 6.0 INCHES
LAKEPORT (EL 1340 FT) 3.0 INCHES
NORDEN 8.0 INCHES
TABLE MOUNTAIN (EL 1000 FT) 2.5 INCHES
OROVILLE (EL 1880 FT) 3.5 INCHES




 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 981 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Mon, Jan 28, 2002 (21:07) * 1 lines 
 
yes, there is snow in southern california! we're under a winter storm watch!! we actually might get thunderstorms too--i haven't heard a good thunderstorm in over 3 months!! (since my move here)


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 982 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 29, 2002 (09:58) * 2 lines 
 
move to Hawaii - I have a big one going on at the moment. I heard from my son that he drove through frozen fog to get to work. Only one vehicle upside down.
Wolfie, did you feel the earthquakes?


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 983 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 29, 2002 (18:03) * 10 lines 
 
It has poured rain and thundered since early last night. Now, they decide to post warnings!

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR PERSONS IN THE... HILO...PUNA AND KAU DISTRICT ON THE BIG ISLAND OF HAWAII * UNTIL 5 PM HST * AT 145 PM HST...NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAINFALL OVER THE ENTIRE SOUTHEAST PORTION OF THE BIG ISLAND WHERE RAINFALL OF 6 TO 12 INCHES HAVE BEEN OCCURING DURING THE PAST FEW HOURS. * HEAVY SHOWERS WITH EXCESSIVE RAINFALL WILL BE OVER THE KAU PUNA AND HILO AREAS DURING THE NEXT FEW HOURS.

FLASH FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN LOW LYING AREAS DURING THE NEXT THREE HOURS. PERSONS IN FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD MOVE TO HIGHER GROUND.

A FLASH FLOOD WARNING MEANS THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. PERSONS IN THE HILO PUNA AND KAU DISTRICTS SHOULD TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION TO PROTECT LIFE AND PROPERTY AND SEEK HIGHER GROUND OR REMAIN INDOORS.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 984 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 29, 2002 (20:51) * 4 lines 
 
California in the not so sunny part:

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SACRAMENTO CA 550 PM PST TUE JAN 29 2002 NORTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-CENTRAL SACRAMENTO VALLEY- SOUTHERN SACRAMENTO VALLEY-CARQUINEZ STRAIT AND DELTA- NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY- 550 PM PST TUE JAN 29 2002 ...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FREEZE WARNING FOR THE SACRAMENTO VALLEY...DELTA...AND NORTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY FOR TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... TEMPERATURES WILL QUICKLY LOWER THROUGH THE 30S THIS EVENING UNDER CLEAR SKIES AND A VERY COLD AIRMASS LEFT IN THE WAKE OF YESTERDAY/S WEATHER SYSTEM. NORTHERLY WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE IN MOST AREAS BY LATE TONIGHT...ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO DIP INTO THE MID AND UPPER 20S BY SUNRISE. VALLEY RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO TAKE FREEZE PROTECTIVE MEASURES TONIGHT. COVER FREEZE SENSITIVE PLANTS WITH OPAQUE MATERIAL...SUCH AS SHEETS OR BLANKETS...OR BRING THEM INDOORS IF POSSIBLE. MAKE SURE EXPOSED OUTDOOR PIPES ARE COVERED. MAKE SURE PETS HAVE A WARM PLACE TO TAKE SHELTER.



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 985 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Tue, Jan 29, 2002 (20:59) * 20 lines 
 
If we could get together we might have ice skating in the side yard!

FLASH FLOOD WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HONOLULU HI 500 PM HST TUE JAN 29 2002

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HONOLULU HAS EXTENDED THE

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR... THE HILO...PUNA AND KAU DISTRICTS

* UNTIL 800 PM HST

* AT 445 PM HST...RADAR INDICATED VERY HEAVY RAIN OVER GLENWOOD...PAHOA...AND PAHALA.

* LOCATIONS IN THE WARNING INCLUDE HONOMU...HAKALAU....MOUNTAIN VIEW...GLENWOOD...HILO...PAHOA...KEAAU...NAALEHU...AND PAHALA

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM THIS STORM WILL CAUSE FLASH FLOODING OF STREAMS AND COULD ALSO TRIGGER ROCK AND MUDSLIDES IN STEEP TERRAIN.

MOTORISTS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR FLOODING AND SHOULD NOT ATTEMPT TO CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER. MANY FLASH FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR WHEN MOTORISTS TRY CROSSING FLOODED ROADWAYS.

LAT...LON 1900 15579 1887 15565 1971 15457 2002 15510



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 986 of 990: Curious Wolfie  (wolf) * Wed, Jan 30, 2002 (19:29) * 1 lines 
 
the mountains were beautiful with their white tops and the sky was pretty with all the smog gone for a couple of hours!


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 987 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Wed, Jan 30, 2002 (23:18) * 1 lines 
 
Ooh, you had snow on the San Gabriels and San Bernardinos? Next we must get you a digital camera so you can take pictures for us! We are still having heavy rain so I cannot see our new snow.


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 988 of 990: wer  (weroland) * Sat, Apr  8, 2006 (22:21) * 1 lines 
 



 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 989 of 990: Marcia  (MarciaH) * Sun, Apr  9, 2006 (13:54) * 1 lines 
 
Oh yes I could talk abbout the weather and if I could figure out how to do it, I'd post the pictures I took on Friday of the sky just before the storm got here. Fairdale got hit as did other places south of us. We just missed it by a mile. That is too close for me. This time after watching the storm approach on radar, we took a lot of stuff to the basement safe room that we never took before. I was resigned to losing this computer !


 Topic 32 of 108 [news]: Weather: Current Severe Weather Warnings and Updates
 Response 990 of 990: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Apr  9, 2006 (21:09) * 1 lines 
 
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