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Re: US Territories and Protectorates
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2011, 11:57:30 AM »
In the past several hours there have been 3.2 and a 3.4 magnitude quakes in the US Virgin Islands,
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Re: US Territories and Protectorates
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2011, 03:36:28 PM »
In the past week there have been 51 quakes at least in PUERTO RICO AND THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS.
A couple of them on the map were THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.  These ranged from 2.5 TO 5.2
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Earthquake List for 10-degree Map Centered at 20°N, 65°W
Update time = Mon Nov 28 23:06:16 UTC 2011
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Re: US Territories and Protectorates
« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2012, 01:52:31 PM »
http://www.nws.gov/   National weather Service

Flood Advisory PUERTO RICO

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FLOOD ADVISORY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN JUAN PR
233 PM AST WED MAR 14 2012

PRC001-113-142130-
/O.NEW.TJSJ.FA.Y.0017.120314T1833Z-120314T2130Z/
/00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
PONCE PR-ADJUNTAS PR-
233 PM AST WED MAR 14 2012

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SAN JUAN HAS ISSUED AN

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY
  FOR THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES...

  IN PUERTO RICO
     PONCE AND ADJUNTAS

* UNTIL 530 PM AST

* AT 231 PM AST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE ADVISORY AREA. THESE AREAS OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS HAVE THE CAPABILITY OF PRODUCING MODERATE TO HEAVY
RAINFALL WHICH WILL LEAD TO RAPID RISES ON SMALL STREAMS AND
CREEKS...AS WELL AS MINOR FLOODING ALONG ROADWAYS...THROUGH AT LEAST
530 PM AST.

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.

&&

LAT...LON 1806 6669 1809 6668 1811 6668 1814 6672
      1816 6670 1816 6664 1815 6664 1816 6663
      1816 6658 1798 6654 1798 6669

$$

OMS

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Re: US Territories and Protectorates
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2013, 07:41:39 AM »
http://www.petside.com/article/brown-tree-snakes-cause-havoc-guam

Brown Tree Snakes Cause Havoc in Guam

by Jo Singer
Published February 25, 2013

Most of Guam’s native birds have gone extinct due to the lusty appetite of an invading reptile species: the brown tree snake.
 
Shortly after World War II, the rapacious snake invaders stowed aboard military ships from the South Pacific and landed on Guam. After they slithered ashore, the snakes took up residence in the inviting plush island's thick jungles. Today, their population numbers are in the millions, and they have been causing havoc on this small United States territory now for over 60 years.
 
The brown tree snake generally measures a few feet in length, but under the right conditions they can grow to be over 10 feet long. The native bird population was decimated within just a few decades by the nocturnal marauders. These snakes are also adept at climbing power wires and poles, causing power outages, and often wander into people’s homes, biting both adults and babies. The snakes have also adversely affected Guam’s tourist trade by killing off the wildlife native to the island.  However, they are rarely observed outside their jungle habitat. While the reptiles use venom on their prey, fortunately it’s not lethal to humans. Nonetheless these snakes are considered dangerous pests.
 
In order to reduce the population of the island’s predatory pillagers, according to a story featured on National Public Radio, dead neonatal mice laced with acetaminophen, (the active ingredient in painkillers such as Tylenol) will be dropped this coming April or May one at a time by hand over Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base, an area which is surrounded by heavy foliage. This mice-drop strategy has been perfected by U.S. government scientists with support from the Department of the Interior and the Department of Defense.
 
Since the snakes are perfectly content to eat prey they did not kill themselves, the dead mice will be enticing to them. And although acetaminophen is harmless to humans, it is highly toxic to the snakes.
 
To prevent the bait from falling to the ground where it may kill innocent wildlife, the mice are fitted with flotation devices that have streamers designed to be caught in the tree branches where the snakes live and feed. William Pitt, of the U.S. National Wildlife Research Center's Hawaii field station said, "One concern was that crows may eat mice with the toxicant. However, there are no longer wild crows on Guam. We will continue to refine methods to increase efficiency and limit any potential non-target hazards."
 
While this strategy may work to preserve what remains of the native birds and to reduce the risks to island residents being caused by the burgeoning brown tree snake population, this writer wonders what unwanted side-effects may result from what sounds like a gruesome and potentially dangerous plan. Since acetaminophen is extremely toxic to felines, if feral or outdoor cats consume one of these mice, they are destined for a painful death. Will the torrent of acetaminophen-laced neonatal mice raining down on the targeted area eventually end up as throwing out the baby with the bath water?
 
What do you think? Tell us in a comment.
http://www.petside.com/article/brown-tree-snakes-cause-havoc-guam

image on page not accessible:  Flickr User Teejaybee A certain snake species is causing havoc in the island nation of Guam
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Re: US Territories and Protectorates
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2013, 07:42:55 AM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/22/guam-brown-tree-snake_n_2740733.html

Guam's Brown Tree Snake Problem To Be Solved With Toxic Mice, Officials Hope

By ERIC TALMADGE 02/22/13 01:52 AM ET EST

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Re: US Territories and Protectorates
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2017, 09:03:39 AM »
PUERTO RICO flooding is possible
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http://www.weather.gov/

http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=usa&wwa=Flash%20Flood%20Watch

Flash Flood Watch
FLASH FLOOD WATCH
National Weather Service San Juan PR
416 AM AST Fri Apr 14 2017

...The potential for periods of heavy rains and flash flooding is
expected to continued at least until later today.

.The low pressure system northwest of the area will continue to
disrupt the local weather pattern and maintain a very light southwest
wind flow across the region during the day. The combination of light
winds, available low level moisture and good sea breeze convergence
will all support another day of enhanced convection across parts of
the central interior and northern half of Puerto Rico. In addition,
daytime heating and local terrain effects will continue to play an
important part in creating conditions conducive to the development
of enhanced afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The local soil is
fairly saturated and rivers still remain above normal levels. Any
additional moderate to heavy rainfall will only aggravate the situation
and likely cause quick rising of water levels and flooding of streams
and rivers in Puerto Rico. Mudslide and debris flow will also remain
possible in areas of steep terrain due to loose and unstable soil.
For this reason the Flash flood watch will remain in effect until
later this afternoon. Residents and visitors are urged to exercise
caution along rivers and streams and in flood prone areas.

PRZ001>011-141800-
/O.CON.TJSJ.FF.A.0001.000000T0000Z-170414T2200Z/
/00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-Eastern Interior-
North Central-Central Interior-Ponce and Vicinity-Northwest-
Western Interior-Mayaguez and Vicinity-Southwest-
Including the cities of Bayamon2, Carolina, Catano, Guaynabo,
San Juan, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Tujillo Alto, Ceiba, Canovanas,
Fajardo, Humacao, Loiza, Luquillo, Naguabo, Rio Grande, Arroyo,
Guayama, Maunabo, Patillas, Salinas, Yabucoa, Aguas Buenas,
Caguas, Cayey, Cidra, Comerio, Gurabo, Juncos, Las Piedras,
San Lorenzo, Arecibo, Barceloneta, Dorado, Florida, Manati,
Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Aibonito, Baranquitas, Ciales, Coamo,
Corozal, Jayuya, Morovis, Naranjito, Orocovis, Villalba,
Guayanilla, Juana Diaz, Yauco, Penuelas, Ponce, Santa Isabel,
Aguadilla, Camuy, Hatillo, Isabela, Quebradillas, Adjuntas,
Lares, Las Marias, Maricao, Sabana Grande, San Sebastian, Utuado,
Aguada, Anasco, Hormigueros, Mayaguez, Moca, Rincon, San German,
Cabo Rojo, Guanica, and Lajas
416 AM AST Fri Apr 14 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* A portion of Puerto Rico, including the following areas,
  Central Interior, Eastern Interior, Mayaguez and Vicinity,
  North Central, Northeast, Northwest, Ponce and Vicinity, San
  Juan and Vicinity, Southeast, Southwest, and Western Interior.

* Through this afternoon

* Showers and thunderstorms with areas of heavy rain are expected
  to develop over the interior sections of Puerto Rico and slowly
  spread north and east leaving anywhere between 2 to 5 inches in
  the most affected flood prone areas during the afternoon.

* These heavy rains will bring rapid rises in area rivers and
  streams and will make transiting on roads and low lying areas
  impassable. This may also may trigger dangerous mudslides and
  debris flow without warning.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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Re: US Territories and Protectorates
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2017, 09:12:31 AM »
PUERTO RICO, Hazardous weather possible today and on through this week.
Also the PDF final report on Sunday March 26, 2017 Waterspout:


http://www.weather.gov/media/sju/pdf/2017_Tornado_RioPiedras.pdf
...
http://forecast.weather.gov/wwamap/wwatxtget.php?cwa=sju&wwa=hazardous%20weather%20outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
419 AM AST Fri Apr 14 2017

AMZ710>745-PRZ001>013-150830-
San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-Eastern Interior-
North Central-Central Interior-Ponce and Vicinity-Nortwest-
Western Interior-Mayaguez and Vicinity-Southwest-Culebra-Vieques-
The nearshore and off shore Atlantic and Caribbean Coastal Waters-
419 AM AST Fri Apr 14 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Puerto Rico and the adjacent
Atlantic Coastal Waters.

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Thunderstorms...There is a chance of thunderstorms with heavy
rainfall and brief gusty winds this afternoon across portions of
the interior and northeastern Puerto Rico.

.Flooding...Heavy rains could lead to flash flooding and/or minor
urban and small stream flooding.

.Rip Currents...There is a moderate risk of rip currents for the
northern beaches of Puerto Rico.

.Days Two through Seven...Saturday through Thursday

At least through Sunday, trough pattern across the eastern Caribbean
and a very moist and unstable environment will maintain a high
potential for showers and isolated thunderstorm development across the
islands. Due to already saturated soils urban and small stream
flooding is expected with any additional periods of heavy rainfall.

.Spotter information statement...

Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotters are encouraged to report flooding to the National Weather
Service in San Juan.

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Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
419 AM AST Fri Apr 14 2017

AMZ715-725-VIZ001-002-150830-
St. Thomas St. John adjacent Islands-St Croix-
Nearshore Atlantic and adjacent Caribbean Coastal Waters-
419 AM AST Fri Apr 14 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the U.S. Virgin Islands and the
ADJACENT Coastal Waters.

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Flooding...Heavy rains could lead to ponding of water on roadways and
in poor drainage areas.

.Days Two through Seven...Saturday through Thursday

At least through Sunday, trough pattern across the eastern Caribbean
and a very moist and unstable environment will maintain a high
potential for showers and isolated thunderstorm development across the
islands. The heavy rains will cause ponding of water on roadways and
may lead to minor urban and small stream/gut flooding.

.Spotter information statement...

Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotters are encouraged to report flooding to the National Weather
Service in San Juan.

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