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Postby CielOnTap on Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:21 pm

Residents of Iqaluit in Canada's Nunuvut territory had pink skies on Friday.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/must-see-iqaluit-turns-pink-heres-why-/62405/

Pink lighting is flattering in photographs, should one wish to make a portrait subject look better.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby alohasand on Tue Jan 19, 2016 4:01 pm

Most readers seem to know of the California state drought. Did you know that orange trees affected by citrus greening means bye-bye trees?
How are people getting their water needs met?
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Mon Jan 25, 2016 4:45 pm

Venezuela has drought issues and the price of bottled water has gone up. Caracas residents in the know seek free water in the capital city, despite waiting in line
for hours.
A year ago, a five-gallon jug of water cost 80 bolívars — about 10 cents on the streets of Caracas. With inflation, that same bottle now costs 300 bolívars, or about 37 cents. Even that price is too much for most Venezuelans.

One woman waiting in line at the spring arrived at 10:30 a.m. to fill up. Another man said he came at 6 a.m. It’s 2 p.m. now.

Over the course of the day they’ve learned just how long it takes to fill a five-gallon jug: 12 minutes. It didn’t help move their day along when one man arrived early with 18 jugs to fill.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/reporters-notebook/moving-to-venezuela/water
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Jan 27, 2016 1:07 pm

Why the US side of Niagara Falls may need to divert water to the Canadian side to allow bridge examination for repairs to old (over a century old) bridges.
However, there is no money to do the bridge work yet.
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/us-officials-plan-to-temporarily-turn-off-niagara-falls/62781/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby keychain on Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:17 pm

A powerful quake struck southern Taiwan before dawn on Saturday near the city of Tainan, toppling a 17-story apartment building where more than 100 people are feared trapped.
A baby girl and a 40-year-old man have been confirmed dead, according to a government official. Media reported a third death.
Rescuers mounted hydraulic ladders and a crane to scour the wreckage and pluck more than 120 survivors to safety, with at least 26 taken to hospital, a fire brigade official said.
http://www.smh.com.au/world/magnitude-6 ... 205-gmn8lm

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Re: Active Weather News

Postby ice cream on Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:43 am

One picture is worth a thousand words, two worth double -

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Don't worry how you look, just stay warm if you venture outside. Long Johns and layers are the order of the day and PLEASE bring your pets in from the cold. They can do their business in a minute and then back to the warm indoors. It is too dangerous to take chances. Check on your neighours especially the seniors. Salt your driveway and sidewalk, you sure don't want anyone taking a tumble on the ice. Take your time driving as the conditions are less than ideal and walking will also take time unless you have your skates on.

A lesson in Celcius and Fahrenheit. This I did not know and sure others didn't as well. -40C is -40F, it's where the scales correspond to each other, so for those that have trouble with the conversion from one to the other, this is one time you don't have to worry about it.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/extreme-cold-1.3447240

Extreme cold is affecting Central Canada and parts of Eastern Canada, with temperatures feeling like -30 to -45 C with the wind chill. Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, and eastern Newfoundland all have cold alerts in areas.



Meanwhile in the US -

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/12/us/winter ... index.html

An Arctic surge will bring bitter cold air to the Northeast this weekend, with record low temperatures expected. More than a dozen states are under wind chill advisories or warnings, according to CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen. The wind chill in parts of New England is expected to be 40 F to 50 F below zero, he said.

Weather maps show a cold air mass across the Great Lakes triggering heavy lake-effect snow that is pushing inland, especially near Buffalo, New York.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby fishandchips on Sun Feb 14, 2016 2:30 pm

Christchurch, New Zealand-another earthquake. This time, cliffs collapse on a shoreline. Talk about "another one bites the dust."
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/strong-earthquake-rocks-new-zealand-cliffs-collapse/63661/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:30 pm

How many people who don't live in Louisiana know how many islands exist off its coast?

One of the islands is sinking into the Gulf of Mexico and residents have been leaving.
However, in January the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that $1 billion would be granted to 13 states and local communities for resilient infrastructure and housing projects as part of its National Disaster Resilience Competition. About $93 million of the funds were awarded to the sate of Louisiana, allowing the tribal community to "relocate to a resilient and historically-contextual community," according to the HUD.

The tribe will have to move to higher ground, making them the first community of official climate refugees in the United States, Indian Country Today reports.

Chief of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw Indians, Albert Naquin, has been rallying to secure funding for over a decade.

"I'm very, very excited," Naquin told Indian Country Today. "Now we're getting a chance to reunite the family... They're excited as well. Our culture is going to stay intact, [but] we've got to get the interest back in our youth."

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/louisiana-tribe-now-first-official-climate-refugees-in-us/63895/
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:02 pm

An avalanche director in Oregon passed away in an avalanche. While there was a GPS beacon activated, help came after 5hours.

http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/director-of-oregon-avalanche-center-dies-in-an-avalanche/64840/

Backcountry skiiing has its dangers. Avalanches don't leave maybes in its wakes. This person was well-versed in avalanche safety.
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Re: Active Weather News

Postby deja vu on Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:55 pm

If your travel plans include a trip to Alaska, you may want to check with your travel agent first. Another volcano is causing headaches for small and large airlines
across the state and that in turn will cause headaches beyond the state with the trickle down effect.

http://www.ktva.com/pavlof-erupts-sendi ... -high-391/

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Updated at 4:23 p.m. on Monday, March 28

The eruption of Pavlof Volcano, which began Sunday around 4 p.m., has continued into Monday with seismic activity, lightning and an ash cloud covering more than 400 miles to the northeast.

Ash began falling in the Aleutian community of Nelson Lagoon Sunday evening around 10 p.m., according to Village Public Safety Officer Barrett Taylor.

“This morning at around 1:30 is when it was basically raining ash,” Taylor said in a phone conversation Monday afternoon.

He estimated between an eighth of an inch to three-quarters of an inch had blanketed much of the community.

“You can usually see it [the volcano] at night, kind of glowing,” he said. “It almost looks like a cigarette burning in the dark. This time, because of all the ash coming our way, I mean, you can’t see anything in that direction.”

The Eastern Aleutian communities around and including Nelson Lagoon are under an Air Quality Advisory until 10 a.m. Wednesday.
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