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Record-Breaking Earth Changes Statistics
« on: November 22, 2011, 04:50:33 PM »
Record-breaking late-season hurricane strengthens to category 4
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/22/record-breaking-late-season-hurricane-strengthens-to-category-4/
11:25 AM ET

Hurricane Kenneth has strengthened to a category 4 storm far from land in the eastern North Pacific Ocean, becoming the strongest late-season hurricane on record in that region, the National Hurricane Center said Tuesday.

Kenneth also is the first major hurricane (category 3 or higher) on record to have formed in the eastern North Pacific so late in the year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says.

[poses no threat to land, story continues]

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Re: Record-Breaking Earth Changes Statistics
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 06:09:32 AM »
"Hurricane Irene this year pushed the U.S. yearly record for billion-dollar natural disasters to 10, smashing the 2008 record of nine." 
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 06:55:12 AM »


Oklahoma's Extreme Weather Year Brought Floods, ..
Nov 04, 2011 12:12 PM CST
Travis Meyer, News On 6

TULSA, Oklahoma -- It seems like Oklahoma weather is always trying to kill us! From 30 below zero to 114 degrees, what a year it's been, even for Oklahoma!

Oklahoma was frozen, flooded, blown around and baked, all ending with the worst drought in decades.

As January drew to a close, a monster winter storm closed in. The first round buried parts of the Tulsa metro in as much as 21 inches of snow.

The wind created blizzard conditions and brought the region to a stand-still. To add insult to injury, several more rounds of snow followed, bringing the official total in Tulsa to an unprecedented 26.1 inches.

02/01/2011 Related Story: Blizzard Brings Record Snowfall To Tulsa

Streets and highways were closed, roofs collapsed and people were stranded for weeks. Records were shattered left and right. Nowata set the state's all-time low temperature, a mind-numbing, bone-chilling 31 degrees below zero.

Spring brought some record flooding in far eastern Oklahoma along the Illinois River, but last Spring will be most remembered for the deadly tornado outbreaks.

"Dixie Alley" across the southern part of the country saw the first major outbreak, killing hundreds around Tuscaloosa, Alabama and other locations in the Deep South. That put Oklahomans on alert and May 22nd it came.

Just across the Missouri border, an EF-5 tornado roared through Joplin, cutting a destructive path through the community and killing 160 people.

05/23/2011 Related Story: A Third Of Joplin Gone After Tornado Ravages City 

Just south in Oklahoma, tornadoes damaged lakeside communities on Grand Lake. Just days later, western Oklahoma got hit hard. One of several violent tornadoes struck the communities of Piedmont, El Reno, and Guthrie, killing nine people along a 65-mile path. It was the first EF-5 tornado to hit Oklahoma in a dozen years.

Severe spring weather gave way to the hottest summer in Oklahoma history. Ten record highs were set in Tulsa, with the temperature reaching a scorching 113 degrees on August 4th. It devastated crops, pushed ranchers and cattle to the breaking point and strained city power and water supplies.

The miserably hot, dry conditions turned grass and other vegetation into kindling. Pawnee County, just west of Tulsa, was just one of many areas across the state that erupted in flames.

08/08/2011 Related Story: High Winds, Extreme Heat Plague Green Country Crews Battling Wildfires

You can still see the effects; homes, fields and out-buildings lost in an instant to the wind-driven flames that pushed firefighting crews to the limits.

Year-to-date, 290,000 acres of Oklahoma land have been charred by wildfires. The financial toll from the fires: millions of dollars in lost homes, buildings and other property.

The fires were bad enough, but the long-term drought conditions have cost the state more than 1 billion dollars in lost crops, lost cattle and lost business at lakeside marinas.

You can still see the effects of the drought at Lake Skiatook. The lake level is about a dozen feet below normal. The story of the drought, unfortunately, will continue beyond 2011.

The long-range forecast does not look promising. The predicted return of La Nina does not bode well for drought improvement.

But maybe 2012 will bring calmer weather.

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Re: Record-Breaking Earth Changes Statistics
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 08:00:10 AM »
Erv thanks for bringing these statistics...
Meanwhile I found some more specific statistics too,
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http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/weather/andy_blog/tornado-activity-across-us-in-april-makes-for-record-breaking-month

Tornado activity across US in April makes for record breaking month
Posted: 05/06/2011
By: Andy Wallace

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http://www.kjrh.com/dpp/weather/andy_blog/tornado-activity-across-us-in-april-makes-for-record-breaking-month#ixzz1f14X9Qyj

TULSA - It goes without saying that April 2011 shattered all major tornado records.

Most tornadoes in a single day, single month, and the deadliest tornado outbreak in modern times.

There are likely a lot of local/state level records that will be broken too.
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Re: Record-Breaking Earth Changes Statistics
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 08:26:42 AM »
Recap:

(A minimum of)
five new earth changes records broken in 2011.
No doubt there are others. References posted in my previous posts.
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1.   April 2011 most tornadoes in a single month in US recorded history
2.   April 27 -28th 2011 biggest tornado outbreak in one day, in US
       recorded history
3.   April 27th to 28th the deadliest tornado outbreak in US recorded history
4.   2011 Highest U.S. yearly record for billion-dollar natural disasters. 10 as of May 2011.
5.   Northern East Pacific Record-breaking late-season hurricane strengthens to category 4

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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2012, 01:49:09 PM »
Winter in the US was not quite a record breaker. It was the 4th warmest winter on record for the United states. (Source: TWC The Weather Channel.)
It's not quite over yet and now we are seeing more flooding in the south and some severe weather and threat of tornadoes popping up in the midwest.
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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012, 09:39:49 PM »
http://www.financialsense.com/contributors/evelyn-browning-garris/record-tornadoes-weather-us-severe-drought-mexico-europe

Record Tornadoes & Weather in US, Severe Drought in Mexico and Europe

The following article is an excerpt of the Browning Newsletter, a key source of information in describing the relationship between macro weather-related trends and their potential impact upon energy, commodities, and the wider global economy. To subscribe to her montly newsletter, CLICK HERE.

Weather Notes from Around the World

This spring has already been a record-breaker. By March 25 the National Climatic Data Center March had already broken more than 6000 heat records!

On March 23, 2012, the US broke all tornado records with 319 reported tornadoes. The high temperatures, combined with the fact that winter left most of the nation’s ground unfrozen, has created ideal conditions for the type of low-lying thunder storms that are ideal for twister development.

Normally the entire month of March has 80 tornadoes. This year we had 160 tornadoes in a single outbreak. The only comparable year was 2008, also when a La Niña was ended. It should be noted, La Niñas tend to shift storm development eastward so that storms are more likely to appear in unexpected (and sometimes unprepared) places, like the recent swirl of 8  tornadoes hitting Michigan.

There was even a rare tornado in Hawaii! The same storm dropped the largest hailstone in Hawaiian history – 4.25 inches (10.8 cm) long.

Plants bloomed early throughout the Central and Eastern US, creating a record-breaking pollen season. The pollen count is soaring. Atlanta, for example, is setting a record, with “9,369 particles per cubic meter of air” when 1,500 particles are officially considered “extremely high.” Other hot spots for are Oklahoma and Tennessee. Unfortunately, (Achoo!) this has created a record allergy season. Normally allergists start getting their spring allergy patients in March. This February saw visits up as much as 30% and by March, doctors have been  deluged.
 
Russia’s Sheveluch volcano has become more active. Ash plumes rose up to 4.3 miles (7.0 km) high each day on March 25-26 and 28. These eruptions were far too small to enter the stratosphere, but they were large enough to enter a cold front that is crossing the Pacific. This not only means cooler temperatures hitting the Pacific Northwest, but also heavier precipitation and the ash and chemicals fall out as acid rain and snow.

Mexico is facing the worst drought in its nation’s history. The water shortage wiped out millions of acres of farmland this winter, caused 15 billion pesos ($1.18 billion) in lost harvests, killed 60,000 head of cattle and weakened 2 million more livestock. Poor weather destroyed some 7.5 million acres (3 million hectares) of cultivable land in 2011 - an area about the size of Belgium or Massachusetts. An estimated 8 million people are affected and the government is having to provide food food rations to more than two million people.

The two years of La Niña has caused the drought and, with the negative Pacific Decadal Oscillation, the nation faces two more decades of drought risk. Expect these difficulties to not only affect Mexico, but also US immigration.

While Europe and the US are enduring drought, Australia is once again being deluged with spectacular floods. Australian State Emergency Service (SES) Commissioner Murray Kear reported that this year’s flood crisis was the most significant in a generation. It has affected an area the size of Spain (bigger than California). The eastern states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria have been hard hit. Thousands have been evacuated and several coal mines have been hit. (So far reports indicate that transportation and mining infrastructure damage has been far less than last year’s flooding.) The severe floods are as a result of the moderate La Niña which has been enhanced by the strongly negative Pacific Decadal Oscillation. (It should be noted that many scientists claim that the PDO is a Northern Hemisphere phenomenon, but it historically affects the behavior of El Niños and La Niñas.)

Droughts in North America and Europe

Summary: Conditions should improve for agriculture in North America. Historically years following La Niñas are good years for agriculture. However the rapidly flowing Atlantic and remnants of Iceland’s volcano eruption, which have caused freezes and drought in Europe, may continue to cause problems.

It’s springtime in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s planting season. After a peculiar winter and a hot, early spring, what can we expect?

This year, the planting issue is an even bigger concern than normal. The price of food soared in 2010 and remained high in 2011. It settled slightly in midyear but has started going up again. Much of this increase has been due to the impact of weather on food production. The cool La Niña, enhanced by the cold Pacific Decadal Oscillation interfered with the global precipitation patterns, particularly in the tropics and southern hemisphere. The growing season in the Southern Hemisphere saw drought baking Argentina and Brazil and tropical storms and floods lashing Australia.

Now the Northern Hemisphere is facing a planting season with major droughts in North America, drought in Europe and both flooding and drought in China.

Is it any wonder that the price of food is going up?
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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 09:01:29 AM »
WOW, that's a lot of tornadoes! I've been through one and was lucky enough to survive. It was a small tornado and hit my brothers truck while we were driving down the road, but still strong enough to turn his truck 45 degrees. I pray the new record never gets broken!
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 03:42:12 PM »
WOW, that's a lot of tornadoes! I've been through one and was lucky enough to survive. It was a small tornado and hit my brothers truck while we were driving down the road, but still strong enough to turn his truck 45 degrees. I pray the new record never gets broken!

So glad you did survive...
Well things will either calm down or escalate, then escalate exponentially.
We will know soon....
Thanks for all your posts and Topics recently  :) and
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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2012, 10:14:49 AM »
Scorching here in the North--and DRY!  Record setting 85 degrees in APRIL!  The snowpack is almost gone. Methinks we're in for a tough summer, with lots of fires in the beetle-killed forests. 

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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2012, 01:07:03 PM »
Scorching here in the SW as well.
Phoenix was 105 yesterday - breaking the last record from 1949 temperature of 102.

http://planetxtownhall.com/index.php?action=post;topic=3447.0;last_msg=56364

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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2012, 12:26:05 AM »
Extreme weather: UK set to experience one month’s rain in five days

The April washout is set to continue as forecasters predict a month’s worth of rainfall will fall in five days across many parts of Britain.
Forecasters are warning that total rainfall could exceed 60mm in southern counties of England and the north east of Scotland as a system of low pressure from the Atlantic lingers over Britain.
The monthly average rainfall for April is 54mm for the UK as a whole. April 2012 is now on course to be the wettest since 2000.


No flood warnings have been officially issued yet, although there is a high risk of hail, thunder and gale force wind in the worst affected areas.

Temperatures will also struggle to get above the average for this time of year, varying between 12C - 16C in the day and 1C - 3C at night.
Speaking to Yahoo! News, Met Office forecaster Charlie Powell said: “It’s not all doom and gloom - Tuesday will be a day of sunshine and showers.”

Netweather forecaster Paul Michaelwhite added: “April is living up to its reputation – with ‘power showers’ meaning anyone leaving home has needed waterproofs.

Although the rain will be welcomed by farmers across the drought-hit South East, where the effects of two dry winters in a row have taken its toll, the Environment Agency warns that it will be nowhere near enough to alleviate drought conditions.
Environment chiefs last week warned that the ongoing drought - which has forced water restrictions - could continue beyond Christmas.

Much of England is on course to record the coldest April since 1989, with temperatures averaging just 7C so far.
The topsy turvy weather is a far cry from last April’s heatwave, which was the warmest for 100 years.

And this year’s unusually warm conditions in March is now just a distant memory.

Let’s just hope the old saying comes true: “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers.”


http://uk.news.yahoo.com/extreme-weather--uk-set-to-experience-one-month%E2%80%99s-rain-in-five-days-20120423.html

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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2012, 07:21:22 AM »
Flash Flood in Afghanistan on Tuesday, 24 April

Flash floods seem to becoming an everyday occurrence suddenly!

 At least sixteen people were killed on Sunday as a result of severe flash floods in northern and eastern Afghanistan, local authorities said on Monday. As many as 800 houses are believed to have been destroyed. The flash floods occurred on Sunday and mostly affected the districts of Kushandi and Shulgara, located in the northern province of Balkh, where eleven and four people were killed respectively. Deputy Provincial Council chief Ghulam Abbas Ikhalaqi confirmed the number of deaths, according to the Pajhwok Afghan News agency. The provincial official said an estimated 700 houses were destroyed in Kushandi and Shulgara districts while another 80 were washed away in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which serves as the capital of Balkh province. Several other structures and a large number of acre (hectares) of farmland were also damaged. At least 60 shops were destroyed in the district town of Shulgara. Also on Sunday, flash floods killed at least one person and washed away more than 300 houses in several villages in the Gilan district of Ghazni Province, which is located in eastern Afghanistan. Four others are believed to be missing in the village of Zabit, where flash floods damaged dozens of houses. Regional chief Rahmatullah of the Afghanistan Natural Disasters Management Authority (ANDMA) said the agency has already deployed a team to the areas involved to review the damages.

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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 02:40:20 PM »
The UK does NOT get Tornado's so this is VERY unexpected, A tornado in northern England!!!

http://www.therugbyobserver.co.uk/2012/04/25/news-Tornado-hits-homes-and-flattens-trees-37895.html#.T5hWQzFzjUE.twitter

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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 02:00:42 AM »
Heat Wave in USA on Thursday, 26 April, 2012

Spring unofficially turned to summer Wednesday. San Angelo broke the 100-degree mark for the first time this year, reaching 104. The heat broke the previous record for the day, 99 degrees, set on April 25, 1996. The normal high temperature for April 25 is 83 degrees. The April weather could have been worse. In 1925, San Angelo recorded 107 degrees on April 19, the highest temperature ever recorded on an April day in San Angelo. The earliest recorded date the temperature has reached 100 degrees in San Angelo was April 6, 1972. Yes, the immediate forecast predicts "sunny and hot" weather. And, yes, the temperature may break 100 degrees again today. And, yes, that will set another hot weather record (the old high for April 26 is 99, set in 1943). But the heat may back off a bit going into the weekend. The National Weather Service's short-term forecast calls for highs of 96 Friday, 91 on Saturday, 79 Sunday, 81 Monday and 85 Tuesday. The weekend also brings a chance of rain, with cloudy weather and a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night through Tuesday. Terry Huber, senior forecaster at the National Weather Service in San Angelo, said he thinks three factors caused Wednesday's unusually hot weather: a very strong high pressure ridge just to the west causing air compression — and therefore, heat — near the ground; clear skies with plenty of sunshine; and surface winds blowing into the Concho Valley from the south and southwest, which also caused compression and heat. Huber said the unusually hot conditions will continue at least through Thursday. He said in such hot weather it's important to check on the conditions of elderly people and, if working outdoors, to take frequent breaks and drink plenty of fluids.

 

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