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Tópico em 'América' iniciado por Gerofil 4 Jan 2008 às 00:16.
Agência dá férias tropicais
A nevasca de 1º de janeiro em Montreal fará uma agência de turismo canadense dar férias tropicais grátis para milhares de quebequenses, informaram nesta quarta-feira fontes empresariais. A Itravel2000, principal agência turística do Canadá, tinha prometido em uma grande campanha publicitária premiar os clientes que compraram passagens em sua página na Web se no dia 1º de janeiro caísse mais de 5 polegadas (12,7 cm) de neve na região de Quebec.
Na terça-feira, caíram 14,8 cm de neve no aeroporto de Montreal, segundo os serviços meteorológicos canadenses. A Itravel2000 informou hoje que vai pagar a promessa e que, em conseqüência, "milhares de quebequenses receberão passagens gratuitas".
LOS ANGELES COUNTY COAST INCLUDING DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES-
SANTA MONICA MOUNTAINS RECREATIONAL AREA-LOS ANGELES COUNTY VALLEYS-
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS EXCLUDING THE SANTA MONICA RANGE-
ANTELOPE VALLEY-CATALINA ISLAND-SANTA CLARITA VALLEY-
123 PM PST FRI JAN 4 2008
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM PST THIS EVENING
THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING...
THE FLASH FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR
* ALL OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY...ESPECIALLY THE BURN AREAS.
* FROM 6 PM PST THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING.
* RAINFALL RATES BETWEEN ONE HALF AND ONE INCH PER HOUR WILL BE
LIKELY AT TIMES DURING THE STORM...WITH LOCALLY HIGHER RATES
POSSIBLE ON SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACING MOUNTAIN AND FOOTHILL
* THESE ANTICIPATED RAINFALL RATES WILL POSE A THREAT FOR
SIGNIFICANT FLASH FLOODING AND DEBRIS FLOWS IN THE BURN AREAS...
ALONG WITH DANGEROUS ROADWAY FLOODING AND OVERFLOWING OF SMALL
CREEKS IN NON-BURN AREAS.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD TO
FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA RESIDENTS...ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO LIVE IN OR
BELOW THE BURN AREAS ARE URGED TO TAKE THE STEPS NECESSARY TO
PROTECT THEIR PROPERTY. PERSONS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD REMAIN
ALERT AND FOLLOW DIRECTIONS OF EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS OFFICIALS.
EVACUATIONS SHOULD BEGIN IMMEDIATELY WITHOUT WAITING FOR
INSTRUCTIONS IF HEAVY FLOWS OF WATER OR MUD AND DEBRIS ARE OBSERVED.
... colectânea de textos de vários foruns e blogues acerca do que se está a passar na Califórnia ...
UPDATE ON LOCAL STORM... ALMOST 200,000 WITHOUT POWER IN CALIFORNIA
Highway 17 is closed due to a mudslide. Highway 9 is closed... only people who know the area are able to get through.
Highway 1 is too dangerous to drive, no one knows if mudslides will happen.
Highway 101 is very dangerous... you can get as far as Gilroy... but after that... who knows... When you turn off 101 on 68 or highway 1... there are down trees... and floods.
So if you are planning on driving to Monterey from San Jose or San Francisco... get a room and stay put.
Carmel Vally road is flooded in many places... Power is out in mid valley -- The village still has power....
The power is still out in Monterey and many parts of Santa Cruz.
***BREAKING*** California Getting Hammered Right Now!!!
Trees DOWN...fences DOWN...phone lines DOWN...drainage ditches and creeks FULL...water, branches, and leaves everywhere, wind gusting to 50mph... accidents, traffic jams, and road closers...power outages...and more of the same to come.
Our local news station in Northern Ca. was predicting 100 mile and hour winds as well as gusts over 100 mph!!! That's Category 3 hurricane strength folks!!!
This is a cold core super storm, the perfect storm in fact. Might be better than the perfect storm.
Cold cores rely on cold, and upper jet stream dynamics to sustain.
Rain of iguanas in Miami
Wednesday night's bitter cold temperatures rattled tree-dwelling iguanas in South Florida.
The large green reptiles drop out of the trees and litter the ground when temperatures drop in sunny South Florida.
The lizards are not dead. Most of them are alive and are simply cold. When the weather returns to the warmth they know and love, they will spring back to life.
"It is as if they are in suspended animation," said Robert Yero, park manager at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on Key Biscayne.
At Bill Baggs park on Thursday, it was raining iguanas.
The critters could be found underneath buttonwood trees and beneath a sea grape.
"We have found dozens on the bike path after a major cold snap,'' said Yero. "When they warm up in the sun, they come back to life.''
The iguanas are exotics from Central and South America. Most of them were house pets at one point, and then released into the wild by their owners when they got too big.
In their new home in the wild of South Florida, they feed on vegetation.
''They really are taking over,'' Yero said.
Hehehehe na Inglaterra já choveram maçãs...pobres bichos.
Big Snowstorm in California - up to 44 inches - Incredible!
A big Snowstorm hit California's Sierra Nevada mountains Saturday, (01/05/08), dumping as much as 44 inches in some locations, some 440,000 people were without power Friday from central California to Washington state. Forecasters are expecting up to 10 feet in higher elevations by Sunday. Flights in the San Francisco area were canceled Friday and trucks blew over due to wind gusts up to 80 mph during a second surge of the storm that toppled trees causing damage to homes and automobiles. Interstate 80, between California and Nevada remains closed today. Flash flood warnings for southern California were in effect by Saturday.
California's emergency operations opened Friday and Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has already been in contact with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
Chicago ontem registrou à incrivel marca de 18,5ºC , recorde quebrado para a data de 17,0ºC em 1965...!!
Tornados atingem Meio-Oeste dos EUA e deixam um morto
Um fenômeno raro de tornados em janeiro varreu cidades do Meio-Oeste dos Estados Unidos, destelhando casas em vários estados e matando ao menos uma pessoa no Missouri.
Em Illinois, cerca de 500 famílias foram desabrigadas, segundo informações do Corpo de Bombeiros e da Agência de Gerenciamento de Emergência. Uma mulher morreu quando sua casa móvel foi levada pela força dos ventos. Ao menos seis pessoas --duas com ferimentos graves-- foram atendidas em hospitais. Carros e caminhões também foram arrastados pelos ventos e o fornecimento elétrico está cortado em várias partes.
No Wisconsin, um alerta de emergência fez com que cerca de 300 pessoas fossem movidas para um abrigo em Walworth. Pequenos tornados foram registrados também em Arkansas, Oklahoma.
Tempestades continuam atingindo a região do Meio-Oeste do país, que sofre com o forte frio desde o início do inverno. O fenômeno raro é resultado do aquecimento causado por uma corrente de ar quente vinda do sul. "É muito incomum para esta época do ano", afirmou Benjamin Sipprell, do Serviço Nacional de Meteorologia. Em dezembro, tempestades de neve e fortes ventos deixaram ao menos 22 mortos, atrasaram vôos nos aeroportos e bloquearam várias estradas na região.
"A combinação de fortes nevadas, ventos e baixa sensação térmica torna perigosa ou inviável qualquer tipo de viagem em algumas áreas", indicou o Serviço Meteorológico Nacional americano, em advertência que inclui zonas de Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Michigan e Minnesota.
Brutal subida dos valores de temperatura nestes últimos dias.
Flooding Forces Hundreds From Their East-Central Illinois Homes
The Torres family was among hundreds forced to evacuate in east-central Illinois after days of heavy rainfall and melting snow caused severe flooding. More than 430 homes, including 235 in Watseka, were evacuated.
The towns hardest hit by the flooding were this Iroquois County community of 6,000 people, where residents left because of flooding from Sugar Creek and the Iroquois River and Pontiac in Livingston County, where about 200 homes were evacuated when the Vermilion River went over its banks.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich declared the two counties state disaster areas.
"This disaster is of a magnitude that you can never be fully prepared," Watseka Mayor John Weidert said.
Canada - Huntsville flooding drives out 125 families
The mayor of Huntsville declared a flood emergency yesterday as melting snow and rain left about 125 homes under as much as a metre and a half of water.
The worst flooding in a decade in the Ontario cottage country town came with little notice from environmental officials.
Huntsville Mayor Claude Doughty had been warned Wednesday afternoon by Ministry of Natural Resources officials that there would be "very minor" flooding, as light rain and warm weather melted snow. But about 6 p.m., "The (ministry) phoned back and said this is the big one," Doughty told the Star. "Within two hours, we had to get people out of that area. Within three hours, there was five feet (1.5 metres) of water."
High water affected 125 homes in two flood plains near the Big East River basin, one around Ravenscliffe Rd., another around Rivercove Dr. No injuries were reported.
Weatherman calls deadly early-morning tornado unusual event
The intensity of a tornado that struck the Ozark foothills on Tuesday, killing a Pope County man, could produce winds up to 135 mph and was unusual in its timing, a meteorologist said Thursday.
John Robinson of the National Weather Service in North Little Rock said the tornado was an Enhanced Fujita (EF ) 2, which can generate winds of 111 mph to 135 mph.
E eles que se cuidem; ao que tudo parece indicar até a Florida e mesmo o México terão uma intensa entrada fria na próxima semana, superior à ocorrida à uns dias.
A corrente do Labrador ... a fazer das suas
Augusta -3 °C Muito nublado
Boston 0 °C Céu Encoberto (Sensação Térmica: -5 °C)
Nova Iorque 2 °C Céu Encoberto
Filadélfia 3 °C Céu Encoberto (Sensação Térmica: 0 °C)
Washington 3 °C Neve fraca (Sensação Térmica: -2 °C)
Cleveland -1 °C Neve fraca ( Sensação Térmica: -9 °C)
Cincinnati -7 °C Céu Encoberto
Columbus -4 °C Céu Encoberto (Sensação Térmica: -13 °C)
FRIO DESDE O CANADÁ AO GOLFO DO MÉXICO
A second wet and wild California storm
Blue Haze Prompts Emergency Advisory
Metro 911 is advising people in Kanawha County to go indoors if you are affected by the mysterious blue haze and chlorine smell.
Group Stuck in Icy Creek in Frigid Temperatures
Winter Storm Blasts Southern California
POINT MUGU Calif. - A powerful winter storm that unleashed a thick blanket of mountain snow, heavy rain and at least one tornado pounded Southern California for a fifth straight day Friday.
Some areas Thursday received more rain than they did the entire year before, National Weather Service meteorologist Jamie Meier said, though experts said the moisture would do little to improve local water supplies.
By Friday morning, Long Beach had received 2.43 inches of rain, compared to 2.1 over the previous 12 months, Meier said. Downtown Los Angeles had received 2.25 inches and Santa Barbara was drenched with 5.4 inches.
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT
ONTARIO WEATHER SERVICE
JANUARY 26, 2008 7:00amPST
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COASTAL AND VALLEY SECTIONS...ALL...
THE ONTARIO WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT IN ADVANCE OF A POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORM SETUP ON SUNDAY. THUNDERSTORMS, AID WITH STRONG LOW, MID AND UPPER LEVEL JET DYNAMICS, COUPLED WITH ENOUGH INSTABILITY WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO ROTATE. THIS MEANS TORNADIC THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE WATER, COAST, AND VALLEY SECTIONS OF THE FORECAST AREA. SHEAR VALUES ARE EXPECTED, AS OF NOW, TO EXCEED NORMAL SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONDITIONS FOR TORNADOES AND SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS...ALL PUBLIC MUST BE AWARE OF THIS SETUP ON SUNDAY...FULL DETAILS COMING OUT SUNDAY MORNING BY 6AM ON A POSSIBLE SEVERE AND TORNADO WATCH ISSUED BY THE OWS....