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Postby CielOnTap on Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:52 am

Parts of the province of Manitoba (in Canada) had tornado damage, shaking thunderstorms and rains and some places even saw a double rainbow at the end of Nature's fury.
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/mother-natures-beautiful-finale-to-violent-prairie-storms-/70345/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:11 pm

Hurricane Hermione (Category 1 Hurricane) has tossed parts of Florida in her path:

Friday, September 2, 2016, 6:51 PM - Torrential rain and damaging winds lashed Florida early Friday as Hermine made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane.

Though it has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, Weather Network forecasters say the storm could re-strengthen to a hurricane by Monday. Life-threatening storm surge and flooding rains continue with tropical storm watches and warnings in effect all the way up the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/hermine-lashes-florida-photos-flood-social-media-/71770/?platform=hootsuite
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby testzone on Sat Oct 08, 2016 5:04 pm

Meanwhile on the other side of the world -

Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture erupted early Saturday, belching a column of ash 11,000 meters into the air. The explosive eruption occurred around 1:46 a.m. on one of the peaks of the 1,592-meter-high mountain, the Meteorological Agency said. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

It was the first explosive eruption at that particular peak since January 1980. The agency raised the alert level for the volcano to level 3 on a scale of 5 and urged people not to approach the mountain.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/1 ... _lsNqJ9vCE


Time for breathing (surgical) masks if going out. Better to be safe than sorry.

Farmers and producers of fruits and vegetables, such as strawberries and spinach, in Kumamoto Prefecture expressed concern over the ash as they prepare to harvest their crops.


Even if cleaned properly, is it safe to eat those food items?
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby deja vu on Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:30 am

More on the volcano - Sounds like it may be time to get out of Dodge, especially if you have breathing issues, and the very young and elderly should be no where near this.

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http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161009_18/

Volcanic activities are continuing at a crater of Mount Aso in Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan, after an explosive eruption on Saturday morning.

The eruption sent large volcanic stones flying more than one kilometer from the Nakadake crater.

Satellite images confirmed that a plume of volcanic smoke rose as high as 11,000 meters.


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http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161009_02/

Authorities in Kumamoto Prefecture and Aso City, southwestern Japan, plan to survey damage to farmers from the latest volcanic eruption on Mount Aso.

The explosive eruption early on Saturday sent ash and rock fragments several centimeters in size over wide areas in the central part of Aso City, about 8 kilometers from the crater.

Municipal officials say they have learned that more than 70 greenhouses have been damaged. Some had their roofs punctured by flying fragments.


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http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20161008_32/

A video is also attached to this article:

Authorities in Japan have banned people from approaching Mount Aso in the southwestern prefecture of Kumamoto after it erupted on Saturday, belching ash and rocks.

Weather officials say it's the first explosive eruption at the mountain since 1980.

Large volcanic stones landed more than one kilometer from the crater.

The Meteorological Agency raised the eruption alert level from 2 to 3 on a scale of 5, imposing restrictions on entry to the area.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:43 pm

Hurricane Matthew has caused about 900 deaths in Haiti. However, given the official way that the government counts the dead, there are many
deceased Haitians that won't be officially counted as they were buried or washed away.

Just as the impoverished island nation, bereft of resources and capacity, struggled to prepare for the storm, the recovery has been hampered by the same shortcomings. And communications have been scattered. Although news outlets are reporting nearly 900 dead, the government has for two days insisted on a figure less than half of that.
That gap is partly the result of how the deaths are reported. The government is counting only those it can verify, a formal process that cannot be completed until access to areas cut off by the storm is restored. But in towns like Port-Salut, many have already buried their dead or stopped searching for loved ones carried away in the storm surge.

“Honestly, we don’t even know how many died,” said Sanite Moïse, seated with a group of women washing clothes in a shallow flood pool. Small children bathed in the murky water.

Mrs. Moïse said her 77-year-old father had died a few days earlier, drowned in the floods that engulfed his home near the beach. When she went to look for him, there was nothing left — just an embankment and washed-up debris. The house, she said, was gone.


http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/09/world/americas/haiti-hurricane-matthew.html

The hurricane also impacted the US Eastern seaboard and Caribbean nations. Remnants of Matthew are going for the Canadian Eastern Seaboard soon.
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/hurricane-matthew-remnants-to-impact-atlantic-canada-rain-flood-risk/73030/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby rocks on Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:08 pm

Communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are recovering after being slammed by the remnants of Hurricane Matthew and a system off the coast of the Carolinas. Thousands of people in Cape Breton are preparing to spend 40 hours without electricity as Nova Scotia Power works overtime to reconnect them. About 50,000 Nova Scotia Power customers lost electricity Tuesday after high winds and heavy rain felled power lines Monday.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scot ... -1.3799440

Mother Nature is definitely working overtime from coast to coast, around the world. East Coast Canada gets Matthew and the West coast is about to be slammed by the
remnants of Typhoon Songda this weekend.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:55 pm

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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Thu Dec 15, 2016 10:37 pm

Snow systems are top of mind for parts of North America this week. Planning on flying out from an airport? Best to check the weather forecast well in advance and have alternate plans for travel or staying longer at the airport. Also check your flight information at the airport via website online.
It's the second very cold day with windchill in Southern Ontario-parts of Ontario have had snow events that have closed roads. Even Toronto Pearson airport had some hours where snow was affecting service but that ended a few hours ago.

The Weather Network has these alerts posted for Ontario, Canada: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/alerts/ca/on
And these ones for New York state in the US: https://www.theweathernetwork.com/alerts/us/ny
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:11 pm

Winter solstice is three days away in the Northern Hemisphere. http://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-winter-winter-solstice

Residents in the Southern Hemisphere will be celebrating summer's arrival.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby fishandchips on Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:31 am

An October article but a good one! If you have any of these creatures near your community, their disappearance or surfacing is a clue that the earth is up to something.
A three-year study of ants in Germany found that before an earthquake, the ants would all leave their mounds, even at night. That raised scientists’ eyebrows, as ants aren’t nocturnal, and being outside after dark exposed them to predators. Nevertheless, outside they stayed, apparently out of fear the tremors would collapse their burrows.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/five-animals-who-can-supposedly-predict-earthquakes/52620/

Ants inside a house at night don't necessarily go to sleep. They still crawl.

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The USGS has two hazards maps-one for natural earthquakes and one for earthquakes triggered by human activities. It has come to that reality.
By including human-induced events, our assessment of earthquake hazards has significantly increased in parts of the U.S.,” Mark Petersen, Chief of the USGS National Seismic Hazard Mapping Project said in a statement.

“This research also shows that much more of the nation faces a significant chance of having damaging earthquakes over the next year, whether natural or human-induced.”

Oklahoma, Kansas, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico and Arkansas are at risk of experiencing the most significant earthquake-related hazards.

“In the past five years, the USGS has documented high shaking and damage in areas of these six states, mostly from [human] induced earthquakes,” Petersen said.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/humans-causing-so-many-earthquakes-hazard-maps-need-updating/65715/

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There have been past earthquake situations in which building standards are blamed for not being followed. Did you know that in Taiwan, after September 1999, buildings could not have tin cans used in wall construction? You may wish to know how old buildings are prior to visiting them. Feb.2016 article references the can as part of the blame for deaths in a condo building that collapsed in Taiwan.
According to CNN, the Taiwanese government has ordered an investigation into the collapse after images emerged showing tin cans built into the walls of the complex.

First responders discovered the cans during rescue operations, Taiwan's state-owned Central News Agency (CNA) reports. It appears they were used as construction fillers in beams.

An engineer told CNA it is illegal to use tine cans "for such purposes" in construction, although it was "not illegal prior to September 1999."

Since September 1999, styrofoam and formwork boards have been used instead, according to CNA.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/taiwan-quake-toppled-building-built-with-tin-cans/63407/
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