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Postby CielOnTap on Sat May 05, 2018 3:10 pm

The province of Ontario, Canada had a wind warning yesterday for many communities and cities. Even the Burlington Skyway highway bridge had to be shutdown for safety. Today, there are hydro utilities still repairing power lines and restoring electricity to neighbourhoods. Rain was in motion in some areas so flooding was a concern as well.
The windstorm is being blamed for at least two deaths in Ontario.

One, a forestry worker, was killed after a tree fell on him in Milton, while the other was killed after he came "in contact with live wires" in Hamilton. Police said the second man tried to clear wires from a roadway.

A third man was killed late Friday while crossing near an intersection in Toronto while power was out in the area.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/power-outages-next-day-southern-ontario-windstorm-1.4650025
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:40 pm

Guatemala has an active volcano that erupted on Sunday and flung hot ash and rocks around midday. There are fatalities.
Imagine a 1,300-degree avalanche of rocks, gas, ash and debris roaring toward you at speeds of up to 50 mph.

That's exactly what happened to dozens of Guatemalans on Sunday, when the nation's infamous "volcano of fire" roared back to life, belching out a deadly mix of ash and lava that killed at least 33 people.

And it was that hot avalanche of volcanic gas and rock — known as "pyroclastic flow" — that killed dozens of people from the Volcán de Fuego on Sunday, not lava.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/06/04/guatemala-volcano-hot-avalanche-gas-and-rock-pyroclastic-flow-killed-dozens/669883002/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:56 pm

Guatemala's death toll and missing numbers have increased due to the continuing activity at the volcano.

At least 192 people are missing, Guatemala's disaster relief agency said, and rescuers face hazardous conditions as they navigate hot, rocky debris.
And Fuego might not be done. It expelled more rock and gas Tuesday, sending ash over 16,000 feet into the sky and temporarily halting search operations. More pyroclastic flow is possible in the coming days, the country's disaster relief agency said.


https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/americas/guatemala-fuego-volcano-eruption/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/06/world/guatemala-volcano-before-after-trnd/index.html

A comparison was done between Guatemala's Volcano of Fire and Hawaii's Kiluaea volcano:

The Volcano of Fire produces pyroclastic explosions, which are far deadlier.

These explosions, full of chunks of lava, ash, and volcanic gases, send extremely fast flows down the slopes of the volcano, destroying everything in their path. Anyone breathing in the ash and gas are immediately suffocated. People in a town or city within five kilometres of a pyroclastic flow can be burned and their community's buildings destroyed.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/fuego-kilauea-volcano-1.4692265
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:27 pm

Rain, thunder and wind visited Southern Ontario, Canada. It seems that Toronto got some storm damage but Hamilton had winds and about 20 minutes of rain.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/severe-storms-heavy-rain-hail-damage-southern-ontario-toronto-london-ottawa-power-outages-strong-winds-photos/104588/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby deja vu on Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:06 am

Powerful quake shakes Osaka; three killed, 307 injured

A powerful earthquake struck Osaka and neighboring prefectures on June 18, killing at least three people and injuring more than 300, along with disrupting morning train services and knocking out power in a widespread area.
The quake, which hit at 7:58 a.m., registered a lower 6 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in northern Osaka Prefecture and an upper 5 in southern Kyoto Prefecture, according to the Meteorological Agency.



http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201806180009.html


I hope no one else is hurt by this. My prayers to the city, the victims and their families.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby Speak-Ez on Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:47 pm

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Let us add two posts by NHK on their website. I refer to them as posts because that is somewhat how they approach the posting of news on that site they run. The links become invalid after about 48 hours, so there is not much point in us adding the links. I do think, though, some other entity besides NHK keeps some sort of archive. And now these two are here. The first one was posted about 13 hours ago and the second one about 19 hours ago.

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NHK WORLD-JAPAN > News > Japan > Mayor apologizes for girl's death in wall collapse

The mayor of a city has apologized for a 9-year-old girl's death in Monday's earthquake in Osaka Prefecture. She was crushed when a 40-meter section of a concrete wall at a school swimming pool fell on top of her.

Takatsuki Mayor Takeshi Hamada told reporters on Monday afternoon that the city will investigate the cause of the collapse. He added that the city bears responsibility of some kind for the incident.

The city plans to check the walls at all of its elementary and junior high schools.

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NHK WORLD-JAPAN > News > Japan > Agency warns of another possible quake

Japan's Meteorological Agency is warning people in western Japan to watch out for another big earthquake in the next few days.

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit Osaka on Monday morning and officials say a similar-sized quake could strike again.

Officials say the earthquake occurred at 7:58 AM local time. It also affected Kyoto, Hyogo, Shiga and Nara.

The Meteorological Agency says there is no tsunami warning in the western Japan.

But it says there could be collapsed buildings so people should be careful and stay away from dangerous areas.

It also said people should watch out for rain, because it could cause landslides.

The agency's official Toshiyuki Matsumori said, based on past experience, there is a 10 to 20 per cent chance of a similar quake hitting.

He said that is most likely to happen within the next week in the same area.

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Re: Active Weather News

Postby burnt fare on Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:14 am

Literally, the heat in some parts of planet Earth has been too much or will become too much. Humans can only go without heat relief or water for a short period of time.

Sweden has a drought--farmers are worried. https://www.thelocal.se/20180717/there-hasnt-been-a-proper-rainfall-in-weeks-swedish-farmers-struggle-with-drought-crisis

India's heat is making life harder for the poor.
Extreme heat can kill, as it did by the dozens in Pakistan in May. But as many of South Asia’s already-scorching cities get even hotter, scientists and economists are warning of a quieter, more far-reaching danger: Extreme heat is devastating the health and livelihoods of tens of millions more.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/climate/india-heat-wave-summer.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimes
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby deja vu on Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:33 pm

Meanwhile off the coast of Alaska -

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/ma ... -1.4753456


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A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck to the south of the Alaska peninsula early on Thursday, but the National Weather Service said no tsunami warning has been issued. The quake was centred about 100 kilometres south-southwest of Sand Point, Alaska, at a depth of 17 kilometres according to the U.S. Geological Survey. "No tsunami warning, advisory, watch or threat," said officials from the National Weather Service, a unit of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Jul 21, 2018 3:34 pm

Sweden is not alone in experiencing drought in parts of its land. Other European nations have had farmers talking about how the current drought conditions
are like situations of years ago i.e. 1976. Rain is dearly wanted but not as forthcoming in 2018:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/20/crop-failure-and-bankruptcy-threaten-farmers-as-drought-grips-europe
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:53 pm

Hot temperatures are not just affecting people, but their limits to cope with high heat.
This summer has been a hot one. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/07/27/temperatures-near-or-pass-all-time-records-in-europe-as-another-heat-wave-blasts-the-continent/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.0e1d02ae71f1

Also, crops are impacted by hot weather. Corn, wheat...and more.
http://www.kxxv.com/story/38688748/extreme-heat-in-ctx-impacts-crops
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