Crazy storm weather around the world


The Living Force
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Insane numbers as California, and the SF bay area gets hammered. Chaos nothing but pure Chaos! And, another hit for the C's.

Satellite imagery shows massive storm poised to slam the West Coast
Published 9:44 am PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019

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The National Weather Service Bay Area released an image of Wednesday's storm: "Check out this impressive #GOES17satellite imagery this morning. The low pressure system just passed near Buoy 006 with a pressure of 969mb."

19-car pileup leaves 35 injured as powerful storm hits Calif. 11:43 AM
Up to 80 inches of snow: Life-threatening blizzard to hit Sierra 12:02 PM
Huge Bay Area storm brings downed trees, flash flood watch 12:39 PM
Storm to unleash thunderstorms; 'People may see funnel clouds' 11:33 AM
One Bay Area spot could see 7 inches of rain in 24 hours 12:06 PM



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Egypt’s capital Cairo and some of its port cities were hit by a severe sandstorm, with strong winds and heavy dust forcing the closure of several ports.

January 16, 2019 - Sever sandstorm hits Egyptian cities, ports
Severe sandstorm hits Egyptian cities, ports | Reuters

Women cover their face near the River Nile during a sandstorm in Cairo, Egypt January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

Sources at Cairo airport said the storm had caused some delays.

The Red Sea Ports Authority closed the ports of Suez and Zeitiyat at 2 pm (1200 GMT) due to bad weather, wind and high waves.

In the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, Reda El Ghandour, a spokesman for the Alexandria Port Authority, said that the maritime traffic remained suspended for the fourth consecutive day in the ports of Alexandria and Dekheila.

Ski resorts left out in the cold Jan 15, 2019
Ski resorts left out in the cold

Heavy snowfall in parts of Austria has left ski resorts buried under mounds of snow, as seen by this ski lift that serves the Hochkar ski area.

The mountainous area, about 150km west of Vienna, was declared a disaster zone earlier last week because of snow more than 3.5m deep.

The winter storm has left more than 2,000 people trapped in villages and ski resorts, and over 4,000 households without electricity.

January 15, 2019 - Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die
Australian state to pump oxygen into rivers as fish die

CANBERRA, Australia: An Australian state government has announced plans to mechanically pump oxygen into lakes and rivers after hundreds of thousands of fish have died in heatwave conditions.

Water experts are meeting in Canberra to decide how the nation should respond to the crisis. (File/AFP)

Up to a million dead fish were found floating last week in the Darling River in western New South Wales state and the state government announced on Tuesday that 1,800 more rotting fish had since been found in Lake Hume in the state’s south.

Minister for Regional Water Niall Blair says 16 battery-powered aerators have been bought and would be placed in various drought-affected waterways after they are delivered by Wednesday.


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Tornado Hits Havana Leaving At Least 3 Dead, Over 170 Injured - Cuba's President

A tornado that tore through Havana left at least three people dead and 172 injured, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez said Monday.

"The damage is severe, so far we regret the loss of three human lives and are treating 172 injured," the president said on Twitter.
The victims are receiving assistance. The city was seriously affected by strong wind and rain. Damaged houses, fallen trees, overturned cars and power outages were reported throughout some parts of the city.

"In the morning of today an extratropical low has been formed in the Southeast of the Gulf of Mexico, from which a cold front extends towards south-southeast. A line of electrical storms can form in the next hours, which with the movement to the east of these systems will affect the western part of the country tonight and early in the morning," Havana's Institute of Meteorology reported as quoted by the IBT.

According to local residents, the tornado sounded like a jet engine when it hit Havana with strong winds, heavy rain and hail.

Cerro and Santo Suarez, Luyano, Via Blanca, Regla and Chibas were among the most affected areas.


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Italy's A22 saw heavy snow on Saturday that paralysed traffic and created long queues of cars waiting to get to their destinations.

02/02/2019 - Firefighters rescued 200 people trapped in cars due to bad weather on an Italian motorway

Italy: Firefighters rescue 200 people trapped in snowy motorway

Queues on the route connecting northeastern Austria with Italy reached 16 km, a spokesperson for firefighters in the province of Bolzano in northern Italy told Reuters.

Firefighters evacuated people who were sitting in their cars under freezing temperatures, said the spokesman. No casualties were reported.

The bad weather caused several cars not prepared for winter to swerve, blocking circulation.

An avalanche had also hit a part of that motorway on Saturday morning but luckily no vehicles were on its way.

A lot of cars were still trapped by Saturday night even though traffic started to circulate again in the afternoon.
Published on Feb 2, 2019 (1:01 min.)


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A strong winter storm struck Colorado and other parts of the central United States on Wednesday, sending hurricane-force winds and heavy snow across the region, meteorologists said.

March 13, 2019 - Strong Winter Storm Classifies as ‘Bomb Cyclone’ in Colorado

Strong Winter Storm Classifies as ‘Bomb Cyclone’ in Colorado

The fierce winter weather, part of which classified as a “bomb cyclone,” pummeled Denver and other areas in Colorado and rapidly intensified throughout the day as it pushed east and north, the National Weather Service said.

Heavy rains turned to snow, blizzard conditions and high winds and affected parts of the country from the Central Rockies across the Plains, and from the Mississippi Valley into the upper Great Lakes, including Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota.

In Colorado, Gov. Jared Polis declared a state of emergency, making more resources available to react to the storm. Winds reached a high of 94 miles per hour, and some areas saw up to four feet of snow. Visibility reached near zero, and travel plans were disrupted throughout the state. Schools were closed on Wednesday in Denver, Littleton and several other cities.

Late Wednesday afternoon, Jim Kalina, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service, said that the storm had “already slowed down” in Denver. “Further east,” he added, “we still have a band of snow and winds at 70 m.p.h.”

Dodge City, Kan., broke a record for low atmosphere pressure that had stood for more than a century, according to Vanessa Pearce, a meteorologist with The National Weather Service in Kansas.

The storm was expected to make its way through Kansas, Nebraska and move northeastward toward Iowa, the Weather Service said. In Colorado, the storm qualified as a “bomb cyclone,” also known as a winter hurricane, according to the National Weather Service.

March 13, 2019 - Millions in path of potential bomb cyclone as winter storm slams central U.S. (Video)

Millions in path of potential bomb cyclone pounding central U.S.

Thousands of Coloradans woke up in the dark Thursday after a winter storm system pounding the central U.S. knocked down power lines, grounded flights and buried highways in snow.

The storm underwent bombogenesis — also known as a bomb cyclone — according to The Denver Post, a term used when a storm drops 24 millibars, or units of atmospheric pressure, in 24 hours or less, according to

Denver remained under a blizzard warning through midnight with as much as a foot of snow in the forecast. The state Department of Transportation closed stretches of interstates 25 and 70 until at least Thursday morning due to blizzard conditions, and other highways were also closed, NBC affiliate KUSA of Denver reported.

Blizzard warnings stretched on a large swath of the central U.S., from eastern Colorado and Wyoming, portions of Nebraska and large parts of the Dakotas and into western Minnesota as of Wednesday night, while eastern Nebraska, southeastern South Dakota and parts of Iowa were under flood warnings.

Between 6 to 12 inches of snow is likely for the central and northern plains through Thursday, particularly in the central portions of the Dakotas, the weather service said in a forecast discussion.

The Nebraska Department of Transportation warned that residents could face flooding and blizzard conditions into Thursday.

It wasn't just the snow causing disruptions. In New Mexico, the storm's high winds derailed a train on Wednesday, according to state police.

Severe thunderstorm warnings also stretched from southwestern Texas to parts of Kansas, according to the weather service. Parts of Wisconsin and Michigan were among the areas under a flash flood watch.

In Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth recorded gusts of wind between 75 mph and 78 mph early Wednesday.

In Tennessee and parts of Mississippi, as much as 4 inches of rain could fall through Friday.
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