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The United States death toll has reached another grim historic mark after more bodies were found from the Joplin, Missouri tornado.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/united-states-tornado-death-toll-reaches-520-after-more-bodies-found-joplinThe United States death toll has reached another grim historic mark after more bodies... more
A new and horrifying Joplin, Missouri tornado video shows the power and terror of the devestating storm that took 89 lives over the weekend.A new and horrifying Joplin, Missouri tornado video shows the power and terror of the... more
Joplin, Missouri: 142 Killed by F-5 Tornado | Deadliest Recorded U.S. Tornado | New Videos | New Photos | New UpdatesIn Joplin, Missouri: '75% of the town is virtually gone'
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(CNN) -- A tornado flattened buildings, snapped trees and tossed tractor-trailers like toys as it touched down in Joplin, Missouri, on Sunday night, causing an unknown number of deaths and injuries.
"I would say 75% of the town is virtually gone," said Kathy Dennis of the American Red Cross.
The twister was part of a line of severe weather that swept across the Midwest on Sunday, prompting tornado watches and warnings that stretched from Wisconsin to Texas. High winds and possible tornadoes struck Minneapolis and other parts of Minnesota, leaving at least one person dead and injuring nearly two dozen others, police said.
Authorities in Joplin were contending with multiple reports of people trapped, as well as significant structural damage to St. John's Regional Medical Center, which was hit directly by the tornado, city officials said. CNN affiliate KSHB said there were reports of fires throughout the hospital.
One facade of the building made of glass was completely blown out, and authorities were evacuating the medical center, said Ray Foreman, a meteorologist with KODE in Joplin. Makeshift triage centers were being set up in tents outside, witness Bethany Scutti said.
Residents 70 miles away from Joplin in Dade County, Missouri, were finding X-rays from St. John's in their driveways, said Foreman, indicating the size and power of the twister.
Parts of the city were unrecognizable, according to Steve Polley, a storm chaser from Kansas City, Missouri, who described the damage as "complete devastation."
The tornado, which touched down just before 6 p.m. CDT, cut a path of destruction through the heart of the city, hitting heavily populated areas, Foreman said.
"We've had numerous vehicles picked up and thrown into houses," he said.
At least seven overturned tractor-trailers were seen on one stretch of Interstate 44 west of the city, said Michael Ratliff, who has been chasing storms for eight years. Ratliff said the possible tornado was "rain wrapped," making it impossible to see as it tore what he estimated to be a half-mile to three-quarter-mile path of damage.
Officials did not know how many were injured. Witnesses reported seeing some of the wounded being ferried to hospitals in the backs of pickup trucks as first responders struggled to handle the overwhelming destruction.
Lynn Ostot, the spokeswoman for the city of Joplin, confirmed "some fatalities," but did not have an exact number.
The Joplin mayor has declared a local disaster, and the Missouri National Guard was activated by Gov. Jay Nixon.
"These storms have caused extensive damage across Missouri, and they continue to pose significant risk to lives and property," Nixon said in a statement. "As a state, we are deploying every agency and resource available to keep Missouri families safe, search for the missing, provide emergency medical care, and begin to recover."
Elsewhere, tornadoes were spotted in Forest Lake, north of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and near Harmony, more than 120 miles to the south. And in Minneapolis, witnesses reported numerous downed trees and neighborhoods without power.
Minneapolis police spokeswoman Sara Dietrich said the storm left one fatality, with 22 people reported hurt. One hospital, North Memorial Medical Center, said it had treated 18 people for minor injuries.
LeDale Davis, who lives on the north side of Minneapolis, told CNN, "This is the first time we can remember a tornado touched down in this area. They aren't usually in the heart of the city."
Widespread damage from severe weather was reported across Minneapolis on Sunday.
In Anoka County, north of the city, sheriff's dispatcher Linda Hamilton said authorities were receiving reports of roofs blown off, trees down and gas leaks. Hamilton said the worst damage appeared to have been in Fridley, on the northern outskirts of the metro area.
Curby Rogers said warning sirens sounded near her northwest Minneapolis home Sunday afternoon. Shortly afterward, the light rain that had been falling was whipped into sheets by heavy wind, and power went out.
"We could hear doors busting open through the house," Rogers said. "There was a lot of commotion, and then it was silent."
When she and a visiting friend emerged from their house, the streets were blocked by debris and a tree had fallen on her car. Around the corner, the damage was "a million times worse," with some houses split in half.
CNN meteorologist Chad Myers warned that the storms were not over for the Midwest.
"You need to have that NOAA radio on tonight everywhere from Wisconsin to Texas and Oklahoma," he said.
Forecasters said the system that struck Minnesota was separate from another storm that struck eastern Kansas on Saturday, killing one person and damaging or destroying hundreds of homes there.
CNN's Greg Morrison, Divina Mims, Anna Gonzalez, Stephanie Gallman, Joe Sutton, Jessica Jordan, Ross Levitt, Sarah Aarthun, Don Lemon and Sean Morris contributed to this report.
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft and a European Southern Observatory ground-based telescope tracked the growth of a giant early-spring storm in Saturn's northern hemisphere that is so powerful it stretches around the entire planet.
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2011/05/new-look-at-saturns-violent-storms.htmlNASA's Cassini spacecraft and a European Southern Observatory ground-based... more
We Are Change San Francisco
May 10, 2011
A We Are Change San Francisco member taped the following event on April 21, 2011 at the San Francisco Public Library. Geo engineering (chemtrails) were stated as an axiom with this panel of scientists and several members of Wac SF confronted the scientists afterwards. One such confrontation was that of John Fitzgerald who ran for Congress and Mayor of Martinez, California on a 911 truth and End the Fed platform.
...We Are Change San Francisco May 10, 2011 A We Are Change San Francisco member... more
Area and state officials say they're weighing options about how to cope with the tornado damage without federal assistance.
http://www.politicalfailblog.com/2011/05/residents-of-tornado-racked-glade.htmlArea and state officials say they're weighing options about how to cope with the... more
Thousands of people are being warned to prepare for the worst tonight as the Mississippi River swells to historic flood levels. Heavy rain is pushing the river's basin to its limits. That is forcing water into already swollen tributaries, and where ever else it can go.
http://www.politicalfailblog.com/2011/05/mississippi-flood-may-be-large-scale.htmlThousands of people are being warned to prepare for the worst tonight as the... more
Please pray for those living along the Mississippi River. They are going to need it. The tornadoes that just ripped through the southeast U.S. are being called one of the worst natural disasters in American history, and now the flooding along the Mississippi River may top the damage done by those tornadoes. In fact, some are now projecting that this will be the worst Mississippi River flood ever recorded since the United States became a nation. You don't believe that? Well, Bob Anderson, an Army Corps of Engineers spokesman based in Vicksburg, Mississippi says that there has "never been a flood of this magnitude on the upper Mississippi". And you know what they say - "never" is a really, really long time. Hopefully everyone in the region has really good flood insurance. The flood that this is being compared to is the great 1937 Mississippi River flood. That flood was so nightmarish that it changed the whole way that the U.S. government approaches floods, but now this flood is surpassing the record levels set back in 1937 in many areas. This truly is a historic flood.Please pray for those living along the Mississippi River. They are going to need it.... more
Weather disasters and quakes: who’s most at risk? The analysis below, by Sperling’s Best Places, a publisher of city rankings, is an attempt to assess a combination of those risks in 379 American metro areas. Risks for twisters and hurricanes (including storms from hurricane remnants) are based on historical data showing where storms occurred. Earthquake risks are based on United States Geological Survey assessments and take into account the relative infrequency of quakes, compared with weather events and floods. Additional hazards included in this analysis: flooding, drought, hail and other extreme weather. Intro Text » | Printable PDF » | More on the Tornados »Weather disasters and quakes: who’s most at risk? The analysis below, by... more
The death toll approached 300 tonight from the tornadoes and thunderstorms that tore through the South Wednesday night and early today.
NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, estimated there were 173 tornadoes Wednesday, a new record for a single storm system in modern times.
President Obama called the loss of life "heartbreaking," and promised those affected by the storms the full support of the federal government.
"We can't control when or where a terrible storm may strike, but we can control how we respond to it," Obama said during a press conference today at the White House. "I want every American that's been affected by this disaster to know the federal government will do everything we can to help you recover and we will stand with you as you rebuild."
The twisters rampaged through cities like Tuscaloosa, Ala., forced a pair of nuclear plants to go off line, left thousands homeless and more than a million people without power.
NOAA said it was the worst tornado outbreak since 1974, when storms killed 315 people. The deadliest tornado outbreak on record was on March 18, 1925, when 695 people died.
"In a matter of hours, these deadly tornadoes ... took mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors, even entire communities," Obama said.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal toured the tornado area this morning and said, "It's hard to imagine nature can be this devastating."
The governor said it was a remarkably wide swath of twisters and noted there were multiple tornadoes in some areas.
The majority of the deaths reported so far have been in Alabama, where at least 195 people were killed. Mississippi recorded 32 fatalities, Tennessee had 33, Georgia at least 10, and Virginia had eight.
Hundreds more were injured. Of the 134 patients brought to the University of Alabama hospital in Birmingham, 40 were major trauma injuries, the hospital said.
Loring Rue, M.D., chief of trauma surgery at UAB Hospital, said 134 patients came through the E.R.; 40 were major trauma injuries and 23 were admitted to intensive care units. In addition,10 surgical procedures were performed.
"The injuries were remarkable," Rue said, adding that people who were in the comfort of their homes when the tornado struck were brought in with injuries doctors normally see in high-speed motor-vehicle accidents
cont.The death toll approached 300 tonight from the tornadoes and thunderstorms that tore... more
Many of the local media weather crews are saying that when this is analyzed it will end up being worse than the tornado outbreak of 1974.Many of the local media weather crews are saying that when this is analyzed it will... more
New life is showing up everywhere, as the trees show a few buds of new growth telling me old man winter will leave for several months before returning.
http://www.connectutilities.org/blog/2011/10-essential-things-to-prepare-your-yard-for-spring/New life is showing up everywhere, as the trees show a few buds of new growth telling... more
After learning the next morning of a tornado warning that happened after the TV was turned off and I was sleeping away the night, we invested in a NOAH weather radio.
http://www.internetproviders.net/blog/2011/10-ways-to-check-the-weather-online/After learning the next morning of a tornado warning that happened after the TV was... more
High winds were expected to cause localized damage Monday along a 1,000-mile line of thunderstorms and rain stretching from Texas to the lower Great Lakes, according to The Weather Channel.
The forecast came after strong storms and tornadoes tore through Wisconsin and Iowa over the weekend.
Tornadoes ripped down houses, barns, power lines and trees across the Badger State, according to WHBL radio news.
It said twisters were seen in Lincoln, Marathon and Adams counties. The Weather Channel also reported tornadoes in Sac and Pocahontas counties.
In La Crosse County, 15 homes and a number of vehicles were damaged by hail the size of tennis balls, WHBL said, while baseball-sized hail hit Winneconne, WHBL reported.
Video: Twisters tear across Midwest (on this page)
Two people were taken to the hospital and dozens of homes were wrecked when tornadoes hit Merrill, Wisconsin, overnight Sunday, The Weather Channel said. Thousands of people were also left without power.
In North Dakota, there was heavy flooding, with the Red River cresting at 38 feet, The Weather Channel said. Coast Guard and National Guard personnel were called in to rescue people affected by the rising waters, The Weather Channel's Chris Warren told TODAY.
Story: Red River Valley flood fight shifts north of Fargo
Golf-ball sized hail fell in South Carolina, while in Pulaski, Virginia, eight people were injured and hundreds of homes damaged by two tornadoes, TODAY reported."It's hard to look at this and think 'this is where I grew up,'" said one resident. "My house is completely gone."
Iowa town wrecked
On Saturday, tornadoes caused widespread destruction in the small town of Mapleton, Iowa.
The Weather Channel said that wind-speeds there were estimated at between 136 to 165 mph.
Tom Sanford, 92, found part of his neighbor's chimney in his living room, next to his busted television.
Sanford and his neighbors will spend the next several months rebuilding the western Iowa town of 1,200.
Emergency responders have not yet calculated an exact dollar amount for the losses, but Monona County sheriff said the recovery would likely cost millions of dollars, and Gov. Terry Branstad has promised state help.
The huge, centuries-old trees the town was named for had been pulled out of the ground and wrapped around houses and tossed on top of cars. In one case, a huge motor home had been flipped on its side.
"It's not a pretty sight," Mayor Fred Standa said. "It's something nobody has seen in this town."
cont.High winds were expected to cause localized damage Monday along a 1,000-mile line of... more
Remote Sensing Systems has released their satellite measured temperature data for the month of March 2011.
March 2011 ended up as the coolest March globally since March of 1994. The actual global temperature anomaly for the lower troposphere last month was negative 0.026 C.
This is also the first month since June of 2008 that the global temperature anomaly was in the negative.
The RSS image below gives you a visual of where the warmer and colder than normal regions were across the globe for March 2011.
There is this thing called the Sun, which is the center of our Solar System, hence the name, that blasts massive amounts of solar radiation at varying levels. There is the Moon, which pulls and tugs at the tides and even the magma under the crust as well as shaping our weather patterns. There are cycles of thousands of years of climate change. We are not promised tomorrow and the tiny sliver of CO2 put out by man is a drop in the ocean and negligible at best on its affect of temperature.
Those who promote AGW Global Warming are liars and cheats...Al Gore. Those who buy the lie still are fools.Remote Sensing Systems has released their satellite measured temperature data for the... more
The team of hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University (CSU) announced today that they expect another above average season upcoming in the Atlantic Basin.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/csu-expects-another-fairly-active-2011-atlantic-hurricane-season-aheadThe team of hurricane forecasters at Colorado State University (CSU) announced today... more
The ozone layer has seen unprecedented damage in the Arctic this winter due to cold weather in the upper atmosphere.By the end of March, 40% of the ozone in the stratosphere had been destroyed, against a previous record of 30%.
:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12969167The ozone layer has seen unprecedented damage in the Arctic this winter due to cold... more
A fairly significant outbreak of severe weather late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday night produced damaging winds, numerous reports of large hail and flash flooding across parts of Mississippi, but no areas were hit harder than in Copiah and Simpson Counties.
http://www.examiner.com/weather-in-jackson/copiah-and-simpson-counties-hit-hard-by-macroburst-winds-up-to-110-mphA fairly significant outbreak of severe weather late Tuesday afternoon into Tuesday... more
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