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"Mass Casualty" Incident In Illinois; Kentucky Governor Fears 50 Dead As Major Storms Rip Through Multiple US States
“This tornado event may surpass the one in 1974 … as one of the most deadliest in Kentucky’s history,” Dossett said, adding that this will be “one of the darkest days in the state’s history.”
The primary tornado was on the ground for 200-miles, Beshear said and would be the longest traveled of any tornado in the state for nearly 100 years.
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Very unusual that a December tornado lasts that long for such a long distance. Late night tornado strikes are the most deadly. Although I disagree with some of the space weather guys about the cause of this "weather compacting", it does seem to be happening. Reading Pierre's books definitely explains the cause as "grounding" of the magnetosphere by Nemesis.
There were also cases of rock slides creating a local tsunami. No people were injured, but there were material damages.- There are possibilities for lightning and torrential rain in periods also this weekend, says the meteorologist.
In the last 24 hours, 125 lightning strikes have been registered in Trøndelag and Nordland.
The Norwegian Meteorological Institute had a warning for lightning on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
- Is it common for the Meteorological Institute to have a warning of lightning for so many days in a row?
- It is not completely abnormal in the winter. It happens at irregular intervals, says Austerheim.
Danger warning for lightning was introduced last year. Therefore, the meteorologist thinks that we may not be so used to seeing it yet.
Heavy snowfall blanketed the GTA this morning, shutting down the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway for several hours and stalling hundreds of city buses in the snow.
Environment Canada issued a blizzard warning for the GTA early Monday amid one of the biggest winter storms the region has seen in many years. The national weather agency later downgraded the weather event to a winter storm warning, which eventually was dropped altogether shortly before 6 p.m.
During the peak this morning, about eight to 10 centimetres of snow fell each hour. Wind gusts of up to 60 kilometres an hour are still causing blowing snow across the region.
- Nor'easter slammed into New York City on Friday and Saturday and has blanketed the region with snow
- Up to eight to 12 inches of snow are expected in the area with blizzard warnings in place for 10 million
- More than 3,500 US flights were cancelled on Saturday with more than 1,000 cancellations in NYC area
- National Weather Service reports snowfall of 1 to 2 inches per hours in NYC on Saturday morning
- 'Travel is not recommended,' the service advised. 'If you must travel, use extreme caution'
- Boston could get up to two feet of snow and is bracing for strong gusts and coastal flooding
- In Massachusetts more than 78,000 lost power; Amtrak cancels all train service to Northeast cities
- Freeze alerts in place as far south as Florida, where NWS warned of 'isolated falling iguanas from trees'