Strongest winter storm in at least 140 years whallops Southwest U.S.

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 4:18 PM GMT on January 22, 2010

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The most powerful low pressure system in 140 years of record keeping swept through the Southwest U.S. yesterday, bringing deadly flooding, tornadoes, hail, hurricane force winds, and blizzard conditions. We expect to get powerful winter storms affecting the Southwest U.S. during strong El NiƱo events, but yesterday's storm was truly epic in its size and intensity. The storm set all-time low pressure records over roughly 10 - 15% of the U.S.--over southern Oregon, and most of California, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah. Old records were broken by a wide margin in many locations, most notably in Los Angeles, where the old record of 29.25" set January 17, 1988, was shattered by .18" (6 mb). Bakersfield broke its record by .30" (10 mb). The record-setting low spawned an extremely intense cold front that rumbled thought the Southwest, and winds ahead of the cold front reached sustained speeds of hurricane force--74 mph--last night at Apache Junction, 40 miles east of Phoenix. Wind gusts as high as 94 mph were recorded in Ajo, Arizona, and a Personal Weather Station in Summerhaven (on top of Mt. Lemmon next to Tucson) recorded sustained winds of 67 mph, gusting to 86 mph, before the power failed. Prescott recorded sustained winds at 52 mph, gusting to 67 as the cold front passed, and high winds plunged visibility to zero in blowing dust on I-10 connecting Phoenix and Tucson. The storm spawned one possible tornado in Arizona, which touched down at 8:32 pm MST in Phoenix near Desert Ridge Mall. No damage or injuries were reported. If verified, it would be only the 7th January tornado in Arizona since record keeping began in 1950.


Figure 1. Radar reflectivity from the Phoenix Doppler radar at the time of the Phoenix tornado. The tornado touched down under the circle with a "+" inside it. The Doppler velocity image did not show any rotation to the clouds in the vicinity.

Some of the all-time low pressure records set in yesterday's storm:
Los Angeles, CA: 29.07", Old Record: 29.25", January 17, 1988
Eureka, CA: 28.90", Old Record: 28.91", February 1891
San Diego, CA: 29.15", Old Record, 29.37", March 3, 1983
Fresno, CA: 28.94", Old Record, 29.10", January 27, 1916
Bakersfield, CA: 28.94", Old Record, 29.24", February 3, 1998

Salt Lake City, UT: 28.94", Old Record, 29.00" April 2002

Reno, NV: 28.94", Old Record, 29.00", January 27, 1916
Las Vegas, NV: 29.03" Old Record: 29.17", December 1949

Phoenix, AZ: 29.22", Old Record: 29.32", May 18, 1902
Flagstaff, AZ: 29.13", Old Record: 29.15", February 7, 1937
Yuma, AZ: 29.15", Old Record: 29.37", September 12, 1927

Three tornadoes in California
Three tornadoes were reported in California yesterday. A small EF0 twister hit the east side of Ventura, leaving a 1.5 mile damage path. Another tornado hit Santa Barbara, downing trees and power poles. The most damaging California tornado yesterday touched down just west of Blythe, on the Arizona-California border, at 4:31 pm MST. The twister crossed I-10, blowing three semi trucks over, ripping the roofs off houses, and downing power lines. I-10 was closed for several hours to clear the debris and toppled trucks.

Two tornadoes also hit Southern California on Tuesday. A sheriff's deputy spotted a possible tornado in Goleta that caused some roof damage, and another tornado hit Huntington Beach, damaging boats and buildings and flipping cars.

If all five tornadoes are confirmed as genuine by the National Weather Service, it will tie the record of most January California tornadoes. The all-time record for most California tornadoes in a single day is seven, set on April 1, 1996, and November 9, 1982.


Figure 2. Radar reflectivity from the Los Angeles Doppler radar at the time of the Santa Barbara tornado.

Figure 3. Storm-relative radial velocity from the Los Angeles Doppler radar at the time of the Santa Barbara tornado. The area of yellow and orange colors, lying right next to a region of blues and greens just west of Santa Barbara shows that the winds in that region were moving towards and away from the radar in a very tight area, signifying the presence of a rotating thunderstorm and possible tornado.

The storm will continue to bring heavy rain and snow to many portions the Southwest today, then wind down on Saturday. A new storm is expected to move ashore over Northern California on Sunday night, but this storm will not be as intense. Another storm is also possible next Friday, January 29, but it appears that a renewed battering by a long succession of storms like we had this week will not occur next week.

Selected storm total snowfalls (in inches) from 7 am Sunday January 17, through 7 am PST Friday January 22:
...ARIZONA...
FLAGSTAFF 3.2 NNW 36.5
SUNRISE MOUNTAIN 29.0
FOREST LAKES 26.0
HEBER 21.0
PINETOP/LAKESIDE 4 ESE 20.4
ALPINE 20.0
CLAY SPRINGS 20.0
CLINTS WELL 19.0
KACHINA VILLAGE 18.6
WILLIAMS 16.5
PRESCOTT 7.0

...CALIFORNIA...
CHAGOOPA PLATEAU 73.6
SODA SPRINGS 63.0
SUGAR BOWL 61.0
LWR RELIEF VALLEY 50.6
KIRKWOOD 48.0
SQUAW VALLEY 47.0
SIERRA AT TAHOE 38.0
BIG BEAR CITY 37.0

...COLORADO...
DURANGO 24.0
PAGOSA SPRINGS 9 NW 24.0
SILVERTON 24.0
WOLF CREEK PASS 1 SSE 24.0
ABAJO 19.0
TELLURIDE 15.0
COAL BANK PASS 14.5
RED MTN 12.3
CREEDE 10 SW 12.0
SOUTH FORK 4 SW 12.0
MOLAS PASS 10.0

...NEW MEXICO...
JEMEZ SPRINGS 14.0
CHAMA 12.0
FARMINGTON 7 NE 10.5
AZTEC 8.0
BLUEWATER LAKE 11 WSW 8.0
BONITO LAKE 5 SW 8.0
FARMINGTON 7 NE 8.0
LUNA 8.0
KIRTLAND 2 ESE 6.0
MOGOLLON 6 ESE 6.0
RAMAH 6.0
BLOOMFIELD 3 SW 5.5
LOS ALAMOS 5.5

...NEVADA...
YUCCA FLAT 20.0
BERRY CREEK 19.0
BIG CREEK SUMMIT 16.0
DRAW CREEK 13.0
POLE CREEK R.S. 13.0
MT. POTOSI 12.0
ELY 8.3
WARD MOUNTAIN 8.0
CHARLESTON 6.0

...UTAH...
BRIGHTON CREST 35.0
ALTA/COLLINS 33.5
DEER VALLEY DALY WEST 28.0
PARK CITY JUPITER PEAK 28.0
BIG COTTONWOOD SPRUCES 19.0
SOLITUDE 17.5
SNOWBIRD 13.5

Selected storm total precipitation (in inches) from 7 am Sunday January 17, through 7 am PST Friday January 22:
...ARIZONA...
DAVIS-MONTHAN AFB/TUCSON 10.23
BLACK CANYON CITY 10 N 6.57
CROWN KING 6.50
SURPRISE 1 ESE 5.58
SUN CITY WEST 2 NNE 4.78
COTTONWOOD 1 WSW 4.63
SCOTTSDALE 5.5 NNW 4.21
NEW RIVER 5 ESE 4.05
WITTMAN 5 SW 4.05
PAYSON 4.01
PINE 1 SW 4.00
SIERRA VISTA 3.83
LUKE AFB/PHOENIX 3.58
CASTLE HOT SPRINGS 3.55
FLAGSTAFF PULLIAM AP 3.41
CLIFTON 2.96
WINSLOW 2.84
GILBERT 4 NW 2.74
CHANDLER 4 WNW 2.72
YUMA MCAF 2.43
PRESCOTT/ERNEST A LOVE FIELD AP 2.28
PHOENIX AIRPORT 2.21
TUCSON AIRPORT 0.52

...CALIFORNIA...
LOS GATOS 4 SW 14.70
CAZADERO 13.46
LYTLE CREEK 13.39
MINING RIDGE 13.14
PETROLIA 7 SE 12.17
BARTLETT SPRINGS 11.23
LAKE ARROWHEAD 11.23
ALTADENA 1 ESE 11.14
CLOVERDALE 1 S 10.30
CRESTLINE 10.27
DEVORE 9.58
DESERT HOT SPRINGS 8.04
UKIAH MUNI ARPT 7.58
NEWHALL 7.08
SANTA ROSA/SONOMA CO ARPT 6.55
SAN LUIS OBISPO ARPT 5.37
SAN DIEGO/MONTGOMERY FIELD 4.32
SAN FRANCISCO INTL ARPT 4.30
LOS ANGELES-USC 3.89
PALM SPRINGS RGNL ARPT 3.75
SACRAMENTO METRO ARPT 3.65
SAN JOSE INTL ARPT 3.19

...NEVADA...
NORTH LAS VEGAS AIRPORT 1.50
HENDERSON AIRPORT 1.17
MERCURY/DESERT ROCK ARPT 1.06

...OREGON...
AGNESS 6.4 NE 3.90
PORT ORFORD 5.0 E 3.52
BROOKINGS 4.2 ENE 2.83
BANDON 11.4 S 2.67
ASTORIA 1.45

...WASHINGTON...
HOQUIAM/BOWERMAN AIRPORT 2.01

Tornadoes, severe weather in the South
Severe weather associated with a separate storm brought damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes to portions of Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida last night. Two tornadoes were reported, one in Tennessee, and one in Alabama, near Huntsville. The Huntsville tornado injured approximately six people, and cut power to 10,000 people. The storm responsible for the severe weather has moved out to sea, and no further severe weather is expected today. A slight chance of severe weather is expected Saturday over Arkansas and Mississippi, and there is also a severe weather threat for Georgia and surrounding states on Sunday.


Figure 4. Last night's Huntsville, Alabama tornado was captured by wunderphotographer Southampton.

Portlight's Paul Timmons to appear on NBC and CNN
Portlight.org, the disaster-relief charity that has sprung up from the hard work and dedication of many members of the wunderground.com community, has successfully shipped medical equipment and a water filtration unit capable of supplying the needs of 3,500 people per day to the Dominican Republic. The relief supplies were trucked to Haiti via road, and have made it to the earthquake zone. The supplies have been targeted to go to those with disabilities, or to those who are living in areas where the main aid efforts have been inadequate. Portlight is working through the local Catholic Church, which is probably best positioned to deliver private aid donations to those in need. Paul Timmons, leader of the Portlight relief efforts, is scheduled to appear on NBC news later today, and on CNN news tomorrow, to discuss Portlight's efforts.


Figure 5. Walkers and medical supplies for Haiti getting ready to ship from the Portlight warehouse in Atlanta.

Please visit the Portlight.org blog to learn more. Floodman's blog has the latest info on Portlight's plan for Haitian relief. The Reeve Foundation, founded by Christopher and Dana Reeve has awarded Portlight Strategies a $10,000 Quality of of Life grant to assist in the relief efforts in Haiti. This is very big and will allow Portlight to pursue more aggressive relief efforts over the course of the next few weeks.

For those of you more interested in helping out with the long-term rebuilding of Haiti's shattered infrastructure from the quake, I recommend a contribution to Lambi Fund of Haiti, a charity that is very active in promoting reforestation efforts, use of alternative fuels, and infrastructure improvements at a grass-roots level in Haiti. I've developed a great respect for the work they do in the country in the five years I've been a supporter.

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My next post will be Monday.

Jeff Masters

Road disappears in flood in San Luis Obispo, California (annestahl)
Cops stand by closed road.
Road disappears in flood in San Luis Obispo, California
Southern California Snow (gemd)
A Pacific storm (usually warm) came and dropped snow in Southern California in area which rarely see snow. This was not even an "insider slider" (lingo for a northern, non-Pacific cold jet stream). Snow days for schools are rampant and there are many accidents on the roadways. Our snow is not the typical fluff, but very wet and slick.
Southern California Snow
Prescott 2010 Snowstorm (kempix)
Heavy Snowstorm came in last night with almost a foot of snow in the mountains of Prescott.
Prescott 2010 Snowstorm
Bad Luck (scphotos)
the ocean in Santa Barbara takes no prisoners
Bad Luck
Blue Thunder Bolt (LianesLightroom)
Amazing bolt of lightning strikes the Pacific Ocean in Manhattan Beach, CA.
Blue Thunder Bolt
Shrouded in Clouds (ChandlerMike)
I took a drive this morning to document some of this amazing weather we're having in Arizona. My path took me over to the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix and I beheld some sights that I don't expect to see again. (HDR)
Shrouded in Clouds

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Did anyone see CNN's poll about the ethics of vacationing in Haiti now?

My personal opinion is that we should make Haiti a vacation paradise. This would create jobs for the people there. Also, we should use American companies to rebuild the island. This would create American jobs and bring profits to American companies! This could be a win-win situation for Haiti and the U.S. if we play it correctly.

I can't wait to see Paul's interview on tv later discussing Portlight. Well deserved.
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Quoting atmoaggie:

I tried it once, but the laptop kept swinging closed. Gonna have to get a treadmill to run and blog simultaneously.

I despise career politicians...all of them.

Kinda' harsh, A-Aggie. Might want to soften the rhetoric, just a tad...to mistrust, disdain...lots of words in the English language that would work for you, jmho.

The Pell Grant program is a type of post-secondary, educational federal grant program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. It is named after U.S. Senator Claiborne Pell[1] and originally known as the Basic Educational Opportunity Grant program. Grants, which do not require repayment, are awarded based on a "financial need" formula determined by the U.S. Congress using criteria submitted through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of grants for international educational exchange for scholars, educators, graduate students and professionals, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright.

The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries and with 50 commissions. More Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes than those of any other academic program (for a total of 40, including one in 2009 Oliver Williamson).

Oh whoops, my very bad: excerpts from WIKI.
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Quoting Patrap:


Your math is like,,way off El,..LOL

Part of NOLA are below sea Level due to its strategic Position in the Delta..but Louisiana has much more to it than NOLA.And Well,every port in the World is at Sea Level,thats why there a Port.

Id do a tad bit of simple, Googling before ya er..make a statement.

No where in La. is anything 30 feet below Sea Level friend,cept save for a Few Tunnels.

Here at my Locale,Uptown,Im 20 ft above,and as is most of NOLA.

The Original City,The Vieux Carre or French Quarter,has NEVER flooded in its History,as the Founding Fathers,Iberville and Bienville were spot on as per Location.








I spent some time in Algiers Point, and was absolutely shocked when the locals said they avoided any severe flooding. The whole damn point is surrounded by levees, I would have thought for sure they'd be in trouble. Though I guess if the winds were from the north during Katrina, the bulk of the flooding would have occurred on the north side of Nola, courtesy of the lake being forced in.
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If one always has a narrow view looking ahead,figuratively,with ones Political or Personal Bias to one side of any debate.. they will always,

and I mean,"always", find a angle to dispute or de-value the Emprical Evidence presented from those who have no dog in the debate.

Science is empirical and the Data produced from minds much more focused on the science than us here,shouldnt be willy nillied due to the Lack of understanding or skewed thinking,or Political Bias,or personal belief..of the one digesting it.

Shucks,I like this one so much I may post it in the CLIMATE CHANGE entry.

LOL
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Quoting atmoaggie:[...]
If you want to refute the article you need to present evidence. And as i just posted, it is a theory - and this is how science is working. It might actualy turn out, that "Schulz" is wrong. But in order to acknowledge this you need observation, meassurments, other techniques, etc. And those need to be published for peer-review. You are way to fast with telling people what is or not. That is not how science work. If we had no science there would be no GOES, GFS and all the observation techniques. There would be not even cars!
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Quoting Patrap:
You Sounds Like a Politician now Atmo..

Are you running ?

I tried it once, but the laptop kept swinging closed. Gonna have to get a treadmill to run and blog simultaneously.

I despise career politicians...all of them.
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atmo makes great points.
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Quoting NRAamy:
NE...I think if you really want to know the answer to that question, we will all end up getting banned....

;)


There are some subjects worth getting banned.
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thanks AIM.

I am glad Portlight is getting some good backing. With the slow medical attention and all the limb injuries, their disabled population is likely to skyrocket.

Is the associated church equiped to distribute the water too?
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
This very NY times article based on 2 nature publishings. Which (if you would have bothered visiting the article) can be directly downloaded.

You didn't see my post from a couple of hours ago in the previous blog including details from that article, did you...

And:
1. Being in Nature doesn't make it so
2. No one can claim that a science reporter at a newspaper cannot interpret scientific articles incorrectly and/or misunderstand the certainty of the conclusions, intentionally or not
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Quoting atmoaggie:
And that wasn't science, that was the NY times.
This very NY times article based on 2 nature publishings, which (if you would have bothered visiting the article) can be directly downloaded.
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The quake broke the red tape along with everything else.

Yea, silver linings and small miracles!

Congratulations and blessings to your friend!!
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Happy Friday!

Dr. Masters mentions a low pressure record of L.A. at 18" in the text for yesterday but 29.07" in the table of lows.
Did I miss something?

On the good side of the earthquake aftermath, my friend Jenny who has been trying to adopt a little girl, Hope for over a year is on her way to pick her up. The quake broke the red tape along with everything else.
Thanks to all who hoped and prayed for her.
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
What is your point? The only people who bark loud when science is posted are people like you actualy. Arguments? Logic? Im open to discuss nearly anything here with you but it takes also steps from you and an open mind. And btw it's not about what i see, it's about the science evidence. which btw you use on a regular basis during the day or for example when posting images or wahtever.
And again i posted an article which cites 2 nature publishings. What are you doing? Attaking me personaly and telling me what todo or not. Pretty lame if you ask me. If you want me to take you seriously, you should present some evidence for your conclusions Oh you didnt even proivided a conclusion. Right. Back to this epic weather event.

You? Take me seriously? I gave up on that a long time ago. You have that refusal to consider real sources just because I personally posted them written all over you.

I was simply giving my impression of what you find worthy of sharing...could be's, maybes, and be afraids.

And that wasn't science, that was the NY times.
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Quoting NRAamy:
NE...I think if you really want to know the answer to that question, we will all end up getting banned...[AIM Edit: AGAIN!!!].

;)
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NE...I think if you really want to know the answer to that question, we will all end up getting banned....

;)
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Quoting NEwxguy:
Kind of curious what kind of study they did to determine the thong is dead?

I nominate you to double-check and verify the validity of those findings.
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67. mnp
We live on the Central Coast of California, equidistant between Monterey and Salinas. Yesterday, 01/21/10, the lowest reading we had on our barometer was 28.54. The lowest I've ever seen.
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Kind of curious what kind of study they did to determine the thong is dead?
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Quoting NRAamy:
Awake...the thong is not dead...it's alive and well in Southern Calif...

;)

Bord...you suck...

;)


Love you too :0). Actually you guys got hit with both severe weather, flooding, and snow. I thought you all would have more rain and no severe weather.
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BALTIMORE CANYON TO HAGUE LINE S OF 1000 FM
1000 AM EST FRI JAN 22 2010

...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING...

...N WALL OF GULF STREAM NEAR 36.9N 71.2W TO 38.9N 69.2W TO
38.8N 67.5W TO 38.9N 65.9W...

.THIS AFTERNOON...NE WINDS 35 TO 50 KT...EXCEPT FROM THE GULF
STREAM S 50 TO 65 KT...AND OVER FAR NE PORTION 20 TO 30 KT
EARLY. SEAS 4 TO 8 FT...EXCEPT OVER SW PORTION 8 TO 16 FT
EARLY... BUILDING TO 8 TO 16 FT...EXCEPT FROM THE GULF STREAM S
16 TO 24 FT LATE. AREAS OF RAIN WITH PATCHY FOG.
.TONIGHT...NE WINDS 35 TO 50 KT DIMINISHING TO 25 TO 35 KT...
EXCEPT FROM THE GULF STREAM S 50 TO 65 KT DIMINISHING TO 35 TO
45 KT LATE. SEAS BUILDING TO 11 TO 16 FT...EXCEPT FROM THE GULF
STREAM S 16 TO 26 FT. RAIN CHANGING TO ISOLATED SHOWERS.
.SAT...NE WINDS 25 TO 35 KT...EXCEPT FROM THE GULF STREAM S 35
TO 45 KT EARLY...DIMINISHING TO N TO NE 15 TO 25 KT THROUGHOUT
LATE...HIGHEST E. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 9 TO 16 FT LATE...HIGHEST SE
IN THE GULF STREAM. SHOWERS ENDING EARLY.
.SAT NIGHT...N TO NE WINDS DIMINISHING TO 10 KT OR LESS...THEN W
OF 70W BECOMING SE 10 TO 15 KT LATE. SEAS SUBSIDING TO 6 TO 10
FT LATE...HIGHEST SE.
.SUN...WINDS BECOMING S TO SE 15 TO 25 KT...EXCEPT W OF 69W
INCREASING TO 25 TO 35 KT LATE. SEAS BECOMING 5 TO 9
FT...HIGHEST SW.
.MON...SE TO S WINDS INCREASING TO 35 TO 50 KT...THEN W OF 69W
SHIFTING TO W TO SW AND DIMINISHING TO 20 TO 30 KT LATE. SEAS
BUILDING TO 14 TO 24 FT...BECOMING HIGHEST E LATE.
.TUE...S TO SW WINDS 35 TO 50 KT...EXCEPT W OF 68W W TO SW 20 TO
30 KT EARLY. WINDS BECOMING W 20 TO 30 KT THROUGHOUT LATE. SEAS
SUBSIDING TO 10 TO 15 FT...HIGHEST SE.
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Awake...the thong is not dead...it's alive and well in Southern Calif...

;)

Bord...you suck...

;)
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Quoting NRAamy:


Ahh, here in Arlington, TX weather is absolutely fabulous:
At 12:20PM CST Arlington, TX

Current Conditions- Mostly Sunny
Temp- 70F
Rel Hum- 40%
Dew Pt- 46F
Winds- SW 7MPH G 10MPH
Bar Press- 29.73" and falling

We all love you and hope you guys and gals in CA are safe :0)
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Here's a Lil Link to Bring ya up to speed on NOLA and its Geo-Political Importance.

I'd note the Date as well.

New Orleans,A Geo-Political Prize

For that reason, the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815 was a key moment
in American history. Even though the battle occurred after the War of 1812
was over, had the British taken New Orleans, we suspect they wouldn't have
given it back. Without New Orleans, the entire Louisiana Purchase would have
been
valueless to the United States. Or, to state it more precisely, the British
would control the region because, at the end of the day, the value of the
Purchase was the land and the rivers - which all converged on the Mississippi
and the ultimate port of New Orleans. The hero of the battle was Andrew Jackson,
and when he became president, his obsession with Texas had much to do with
keeping the Mexicans away from New Orleans.


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Quoting ElConando:
Wow at the Jindal piece: Guess when you 30 feet or so below sea level, you gotta think of other things first besides ideology.


Your math is like,,way off El,..LOL

Part of NOLA are below sea Level due to its strategic Position in the Delta..but Louisiana has much more to it than NOLA.And Well,every port in the World is at Sea Level,thats why there a Port.

Id do a tad bit of simple, Googling before ya er..make a statement.

No where in La. is anything 30 feet below Sea Level friend,cept save for a Few Tunnels.

Here at my Locale,Uptown,Im 20 ft above,and as is most of NOLA.

The Original City,The Vieux Carre or French Quarter,has NEVER flooded in its History,as the Founding Fathers,Iberville and Bienville were spot on as per Location.






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Quoting atmoaggie:

If you are only capable of seeing horror and fear everywhere you look, maybe you should quit looking.

And news reports that say "A" might happen, which could possibly cause "B", which might have an effect on "C", and we know well that "C" causes "D", and "D" may have an effect on "F" ...then morphing that into "A" will happen and will cause "F", bring one word to mind. "Fail"
What is your point? The only people who bark loud when science is posted are people like you actualy. Arguments? Logic? Im open to discuss nearly anything here with you but it takes also steps from you and an open mind. And btw it's not about what i see, it's about the science evidence. which btw you use on a regular basis during the day or for example when posting images or wahtever.
And again i posted an article which cites 2 nature publishings. What are you doing? Attaking me personaly and telling me what todo or not. Pretty lame if you ask me. If you want me to take you seriously, you should present some evidence for your conclusions Oh you didnt even proivided a conclusion. Right. Back to this epic weather event.
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Quoting PcolaDan:


That was cool, but is that guy nuts???? Think I'll just drive on this side since my lane is full. :O


If you hit the red arrow in the top right corner there is two more videos. One has him walking around and the other is driving again.
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Quoting StormChaser81:
360 View of Haiti this is really cool.

360 View


That was cool, but is that guy nuts???? Think I'll just drive on this side since my lane is full. :O
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Wow at the Jindal piece: Guess when you 30 feet or so below sea level, you gotta think of other things first besides ideology.
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I assume that someone will be able to post a video of the interviews. Will be great to see. Congrats
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Quoting Tazmanian:
MY POWER IS OUT all so 10" of snow fell here last night


TAZ! Your turn to have a weather event. Hope you got your power back.
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Same with a lot of frames: Link
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360 View of Haiti this is really cool.

360 View
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Quoting Floodman:


As do I, my friend...you'll be dressed traiditionally, I hope? LOL
don't worry press walk in like ya own the place do a lot of self intro pump out your contact info like fishing sooner or later something is gonna bite just got to reel them in
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Tornado Cuts 6-Mile Path Of Damage
NWS: Tornado Touched Down In Brevard Co.

Tornado Story
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Quoting presslord:
I have a face much better suited to radio...


As do I, my friend...you'll be dressed traiditionally, I hope? LOL
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its ok pat remember from nothing something wunderful comes
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Gov. Bobby Jindal pressed to take greenhouse gases more seriously

By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune
January 21, 2010, 8:30PM

In a letter filled with citations of peer-reviewed scientific studies, 32 scientists -- including many working on the state's coastal restoration efforts -- told Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal that there's a direct link between the rising sea levels eroding the state's coastline and greenhouse gases produced by the state's industries.

"We believe that the scientific evidence is compelling that sea level is highly likely to rise at faster rates than in the recent past and that this poses severe threats to Louisiana's people, land and coastal ecosystems," said the letter signed by 32 scientists, including 27 from Louisiana universities. "We also believe that substantial scientific evidence shows that healthy coastal wetlands are a necessary ingredient for a sustainable system able to respond to sea-level rise, and are thus a critical part of effective flood and storm protection.



"The amount of sea-level rise that will be experienced depends on the future trajectory of societal greenhouse gas emissions," the letter said. "These emissions are increasing atmospheric and oceanic temperatures, which are leading to concerns about stronger hurricanes, a key vulnerability for Louisiana. It is therefore imperative that these factors be included in the development of policies on coastal protection and restoration, and that such integrated policies be strategically planned and urgently implemented."
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If you are only capable of seeing horror and fear everywhere you look, maybe you should quit looking.

dude...that gets statement of the day award as far as I am concerned....right on....

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Quoting NRAamy:
Pat...I'm ordering your Patriotic G-String bikini right now!!!!!

;)
lol
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Quoting drg0dOwnCountry:
November 2009

If you are only capable of seeing horror and fear everywhere you look, maybe you should quit looking.

And news reports that say "A" might happen, which could possibly cause "B", which might have an effect on "C", and we know well that "C" causes "D", and "D" may have an effect on "F" ...then morphing that into "A" will happen and will cause "F", bring one word to mind. "Fail"
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good to see ya taz
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Pat...I'm ordering your Patriotic G-String bikini right now!!!!!

;)
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Quoting Patrap:
Oh I hope so,TD..LOL


I do love da Para-Sailing.

LOL


Press will have to answer that one.


LOL thats going to be quite the sight
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Oh I hope so,TD..LOL


I do love da Para-Sailing.

LOL


Press will have to answer that one.
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that's good news, Taz....

:)
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