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Postby CielOnTap on Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:26 pm

It looks like spring will be on track next week but Ontario has two more encounters with snow-overnight into tomorrow and on Tuesday, rain-snow showers.

Meanwhile, if you have noticed a lot of sneezing of late, have you thought about snow mold?
Have you been feeling sneezy and stuffy lately? You aren't alone, and it could be due to melting snow combined with a fungus called snow mold.
This disease can damage or kill grass when the snow melts

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/feeling-sniffly-it-could-be-due-to-snow-mold/47129/
Considering the snow again, snow melt cycle has been repeating often in the past two months, this notion could explain why
family members and I have been sneezing almost daily.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby deja vu on Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:22 pm

At least two people died and a number were injured after an earthquake jolted southern Japan, toppling buildings and disrupting power supplies.

Officials say more people could be trapped under collapsed buildings. About 16,000 homes were left without electricity and 38,000 without gas, reports say. No tsunami warning was issued after the magnitude 6.4 quake, which struck at 21:26 (12:26 GMT) east of Kumamoto city, on the island of Kyushu.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36045140


The only saving grace is that no reactors were affected and no Tsunamis to add to the destruction. Our prays go to that area and hopefully the death toll
will not increase.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby deja vu on Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:18 pm

An update on the post above -

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160415_43/

Nine people are dead and more than 1,000 others were injured in the earthquake that struck Kumamoto Prefecture in southwestern Japan on Thursday.

The magnitude 6.5 earthquake registered the highest level of intensity on the Japanese seismic scale.

Many buildings have been destroyed or damaged by the jolt and the numerous aftershocks that followed.

Transport systems in the area have been disrupted.
The quake derailed one of the Shinkansen bullet trains, but there were no passengers on board and no one was hurt.


The quake struck the region where Japan's only nuclear plant currently online is located. Officials say there are no irregularities and the 2 reactors at the Sendai plant are operating normally.



That only adds to the disaster and rattled nerves. Do not want history to repeat itself.

From the CBC - includes a VIDEO.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/earthquake ... -1.3537576
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Postby CielOnTap on Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:31 pm

Ecuador continues to have aftershocks: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/new-aftershocks-shake/2723702.html

Ecuadoran authorities say more than 500 aftershocks have struck since Saturday's earthquake, the worst to hit Latin America and the Caribbean since the 2010 quake in Haiti, which killed between 200,000 and 250,000 people.

The official toll from Saturday's quake now stands at 587 dead and 153 missing.

Another 8,340 people were injured and more than 25,000 left homeless.

The United Nations appealed Friday for US$72.7 million to provide aid to 350,000 people over the next three months - about half the number it estimates are in need of help.
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Postby CielOnTap on Sun May 01, 2016 1:59 pm

Amazing video clip--this would not have happened in Canada-of a traffic person putting cones around a sinkhole just before it opens up the road in China!
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/watch-a-sinkhole-devour-part-of-this-busy-chinese-street/67171/
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Postby CielOnTap on Sun May 22, 2016 12:29 pm

India's heatwave reached a record temperature of 51C this week. That is 14 degrees above what the human body is said to be set at.
Parts of India has been experiencing drought as well.
A city in northern India has shattered the national heat record, registering a searing 51C – the highest since records began – amid a nationwide heatwave.

The new record was set in Phalodi, a city in the desert state of Rajasthan, and is the equivalent of 123.8F.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/20/india-records-its-hottest-day-ever-as-temperature-hits-51c-thats-1238f

Sri Lanka is contending with flooding and landslides. There have been deaths.
Rescuers pulled out 15 more bodies from the muddy debris of disastrous landslide taking the toll to 84 while over 100 people remained missing on Sunday in floods triggered by the heaviest rains in Sri Lanka in over a quarter century even as relief aid poured in from across the world, including India, for lakhs of displaced people.

The heavy rains have pounded Sri Lanka since last weekend, triggering huge landslides that have buried some victims in up to 50 feet of mud. Sri Lankan army and other rescuers pulled out 15 more bodies in the last 24 hours in the worst-hit district of Kegalle, about 100 kilometres from here.

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report-sri-lanka-floods-death-toll-reaches-84-as-more-bodies-pulled-out-2215394

Fort McMurray's fire in Alberta, Canada continues to grow in size.
http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/fort+mcmurray+fire+crosses+into+saskatchewan+continues+grow/11930263/story.html

Reasons why residents of Fort McMurray might have to wait before returning home-particulate matter could compromise their health if the home and contents are covered in it.
“After people go back to their homes, some of them have the possibility of experiencing exposures to contaminants which have entered into the house,” said Dr. Robert Lockhart, a retired expert in occupational and environmental hygiene.

In 2008, Lockhart worked as a consultant with B.C. Research, a private firm, to find out what might be causing respiratory illness in a Kelowna household five years after fires there destroyed nearly 250 homes.

All four people in the home were experiencing health issues since moving back to the home about two weeks after the fires ended.

“They had gone through a whole array of efforts over a five-year period,” said Lockhart. “We were able to demonstrate the particulate deposits on basically any surface we looked at. That includes floors, walls, ceilings, furnishings, clothing, you name it, and demonstrated that the chemicals were emitting from the particulate.”

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/returning+fort+mcmurray+homes+could+dangerous+even+house/11935997/story.html
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Postby CielOnTap on Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:37 pm

The flooding along the Seine River in Paris, France is making for worry about art and other things:
The Seine has not overflowed this much since December 1982, when it rose to about 20 feet, but the river’s level is still far short of the 26.2 feet reached in the catastrophic flood of January 1910.

Parisians and tourists thronged to take photos of the swollen Seine, prompting a warning from Ms. Brossel, who said: “There are still people going on the riverbanks to take pictures. It is not safe. We are asking you to respect the ban on going there.”

The government has made emergency plans to shift operations from the Élysée Palace, the seat of the French presidency, to the Château de Vincennes, a former royal fortress just east of the capital, if the waters reach 21.3 feet.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/04/world/europe/paris-flooding-seine-louvre.html

Tourists need to realize that any structure under water stress might give way without notice. Say a hill or bank is weakened by the water-anything natural or manmade is going to move with gravity downwards along with the hill or bank. It would not be wise to later say "no one told us to keep away from the bridge" and create a story about one's own lack of common sense.

The flooding has impacted part of Germany as well:
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/03/world/europe/france-germany-floods-rain.html
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby deja vu on Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:45 am

The greatest was not Gretzky, it was his idol and the Gentleman of Hockey. Thank you Mr. Hockey, does not begin to address the best there was and ever will be in the hockey world. A proud Canadian honored in life will now be remembered in death.

http://www.leaderpost.com/news/gordie+h ... story.html

Gordie Howe, whose down-home Saskatchewan upbringing played itself out at hockey’s highest levels, was as tough and relentlessly stubborn at 88 as he was at 25.

Howe’s passing Friday — nearly two years after he was supposed to be at death’s door — marked the end of a remarkable life that began in Saskatchewan on the eve of the Great Depression.

Howe built his devotion to puck-chasing during countless forays onto the South Saskatchewan River. He prospected and mined the sloughs and rinks that served as hockey incubators in the Saskatoon area before moving onto his storied NHL career.

A series of strokes in late 2014 left him on the verge of death, prompting a massive outpouring of well-wishes and fond reminiscences across North America and the world. But Howe recovered enough to travel to Saskatoon for a gala banquet in February of 2015; attendees chanting “Gordie, Gordie” during his final public appearance in the city.



Thank you for the memories Mr. Gordie Howe.

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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:21 am

Summer solstice for the Northern Hemisphere today and winter solstice for the Southern Hemisphere (hence, winter in Brazil).
A full moon will be in the sky tonight:
Along with this transition between the seasons, this year we also have a rare event - a Solstice Strawberry Moon.

A "Strawberry Moon" doesn't mean the moon will turn a certain shade of red tonight. That only occurs during a lunar eclipse, and unlike the past two years, we don't have any total lunar eclipses during 2016. The name "Strawberry Moon" is a traditional name in North America, given to the June full moon, and was used to indicate when the berries would be ripe for picking.

This year, the Strawberry Moon just happens to fall on the same day as the June Solstice, something that hasn't happened here in nearly 70 years!

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/science-behind-the-solstice-the-longest-day-of-the-year/52958/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:50 pm

Hail has visited Calgary, Alberta this week and Thursday it reached Quebec in stormy weather:
https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/strong-storms-possible-tornado-cause-damage-in-quebec/70128/

Flooding (large quantities of rain within three hours) has preoccupied Saskatchewan communities:
Approximately 100 mm of rain fell in two hours in the northeastern community of Carrot River on Tuesday, while Estevan picked up 130 mm of rain in less than three hours last Sunday, where a state of emergency was declared as well.

https://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/stormy-day-looms-for-alberta-details-here/69583/
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