Australia Endures Another Dangerous Fire Weather Day; Lorenzo Dissipates

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 3:23 PM GMT on October 24, 2013

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Sydney, Australia and the Blue Mountains have endured a second day of dangerous fire weather conditions without a devastating fire catastrophe ensuing. The high temperature in Sydney on Thursday hit 73°F, with sustained winds of 30 mph gusting to 41 mph, and a humidity as low as 7%. The temperature was nearly 20°F cooler than on Wednesday, but the strong winds and low humidity helped fan the 56 fires still burning across the state of New South Wales. Tragically, a fire-fighting aircraft crashed Thursday during a mission to douse one of the fires, killing the pilot and starting a new fire. The fires have burned more than 120,000 hectares (300,000 acres), and have a perimeter of about 1,600 km (990 miles), and are being blamed for two deaths and over $97 million in damage. Australia has just had its hottest September on record, and the 12-month period ending in August 2013 set a record for the hottest 12-month period in Australian history. Australia's warmest summer and 3rd warmest winter on record occurred during this 12-month period. It has also been quite dry in the fire region over the past few months, with sol moisture levels in the lowest 10% historically. However, the latest drought statement from the Bureau of Meteorology is not showing that long-term drought conditions exist.


Figure 1. Volunteer Christelle Gilmore cares for 'Phoenix', an orphaned baby Swamp Wallaby burned in the Springwood fires on October 22, 2013 in Castlereagh, Australia. Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images.

Raymond weakens, moves away from Mexico
Tropical Storm Raymond continues to move away from the coast of Mexico, and will no longer bring heavy rains to the country. Recent satellite loops show that Raymond is a poorly-organized tropical storm, with just a modest area of heavy thunderstorms.


Figure 2. Rainfall over Mexico from October 15 - 23 from Hurricane Raymond totaled close to 10" near Acapulco, as estimated by NASA's TRMM satellite. Fortunately, Raymond did not move ashore, or else the 15+" inches of rain that fell offshore would have fallen over land. Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

Tropical Storm Lorenzo dies in the Middle Atlantic
Tropical Storm Lorenzo has died in the Middle Atlantic, done in by high wind shear. None of the reliable computer models for tropical cyclone genesis are predicting any new storms developing in the coming five days. During the first week of November, the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO), a pattern of increased thunderstorm activity near the Equator that moves around the globe in 30 - 60 days, will bring rising air over the Caribbean, increasing the odds of a tropical storm developing then.

Typhoons Francisco and Lekima weaken
Typhoon Francisco has weakened to a tropical storm, and is bringing heavy rains to Japan as it stays offshore and heads northeast, parallel to the coast. Super Typhoon Lekima, which stayed at Category 5 status for a day and a half, has now weakened to a Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds. Satellite loops show that Lekima is still an impressive typhoon with a prominent eye surrounded by a solid ring of eyewall clouds with very cold cloud tops. Lekima is predicted to recurve to the northeast without affecting any land areas. While Lekima was at peak strength between 12 and 18 UTC on Wednesday, its eye expanded greatly in size while the storm stayed at Category 5 strength, something that is very unusual to see (thanks to Scott Bachmeier of the University of Wisconsin CIMSS for the info and animation.)


Figure 3. MODIS satellite image of Super Typhoon Lekima, taken at approximately 01:05 UTC on October 24, 2013. At the time, Lekima was a Category 5 super typhoon with winds of 160 mph. Image credit: NASA.

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Quoting 342. nrtiwlnvragn:
UKMET Office


NEW TROPICAL STORM FORECAST TO DEVELOP AFTER 132 HOURS

FORECAST POSITION AT T+132 : 14.3N 71.4W



VERIFYING TIME POSITION STRENGTH TENDENCY

-------------- -------- -------- --------

12UTC 30.10.2013 14.3N 71.4W WEAK

00UTC 31.10.2013 14.3N 74.4W WEAK LITTLE CHANGE


Wow even the UKMET is jumping on board with the carib storm development
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Quoting 336. KoritheMan:
...Who reported my avatar as copyright infringement? This place is beginning to bore me.

I'll put one of Hurricane Mitch up so the babies will stop crying. But if I find out that image was not in the copyright domain, I will contest it in a New York minute.

A similar thing happened to me in March. I had a University of Michigan block M as my avatar since Michigan was looking really good in the tournament. Then 5-7 days after I had it up, it was taken down for copyright infringement. All I did is put up another block M afterward, lol.
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He guys hmm looks like Lorenzo maybe be making comeback
Hmm that seems to be the trend this season storms develop then weaken then die then redevelop again
So far it's been
Dorian
Gabrielle
Humberto
And maybe Lorenzo
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UKMET Office


NEW TROPICAL STORM FORECAST TO DEVELOP AFTER 132 HOURS

FORECAST POSITION AT T+132 : 14.3N 71.4W



VERIFYING TIME POSITION STRENGTH TENDENCY

-------------- -------- -------- --------

12UTC 30.10.2013 14.3N 71.4W WEAK

00UTC 31.10.2013 14.3N 74.4W WEAK LITTLE CHANGE

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Good morning, afternoon and evening, everyone. It's 55 degrees and the humidity is down to 75%.

Breakfast's on the sideboard: Andouille sausage and shrimp scramble, Eggs Benedict with asparagus and a creamy low fat shrimp sauce, egg burritos with cheese and chorizo, steak, eggs and hash browns, spinach, lean ham and cheese egg white omelet, Warm grapefruit and orange with toasted coconut, Scrambled Egg Pockets, Belgian waffles with strawberries or powdered sugar, sausage links, cheese Danishes, yogurt, fresh fruit and orange, apple or pineapple juice. Enjoy!
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Good Morning Folks!.............
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TROPICAL STORM RAYMOND DISCUSSION NUMBER 22
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP172013
200 AM PDT FRI OCT 25 2013

THE INTENSITY OF RAYMOND IS SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN TONIGHT. WHILE
SATELLITE IMAGERY CONTINUES TO SHOW A LARGE AREA OF DEEP CONVECTION
NEAR THE ESTIMATED CENTER LOCATION...A PAIR OF ASCAT PASSES BETWEEN
04Z AND 05Z INDICATE THAT RAYMOND IS WEAKER THAN WOULD BE SUGGESTED
BY A BLEND OF THE LATEST SATELLITE CLASSIFICATIONS. THE HIGHER OF
THE TWO ASCAT PASSES SHOWED ONLY A FEW 35-40 KT WIND BARBS EAST OF
THE CENTER...AND BASED ON THESE DATA THE INTENSITY IS SET TO 45 KT
FOR THIS ADVISORY. DESPITE THE WEAKER INITIAL INTENSITY...
CONDITIONS STILL APPEAR FAVORABLE FOR STRENGTHENING DURING THE NEXT
2 TO 3 DAYS...AS RAYMOND WILL BE MOVING OVER SUFFICIENTLY WARM
WATERS IN A LIGHT SHEAR ENVIRONMENT. THE NHC FORECAST IS A LITTLE
LOWER THAN THE PREVIOUS ONE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE CURRENT INTENSITY...
BUT STILL SHOWS RAYMOND REACHING HURRICANE STATUS IN A COUPLE OF
DAYS. BY DAYS 4 AND 5 RAYMOND WILL MOVE OVER COOLER WATERS AND
SHEAR WILL INCREASE AHEAD OF A MID/UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH DIGGING
SOUTHWARD OFF THE U.S. WEST COAST...WHICH SHOULD LEAD TO WEAKENING.
THROUGH THE PERIOD...THE NHC FORECAST IS CLOSE TO THE IVCN
INTENSITY CONSENSUS AID.

THE CENTER OF RAYMOND HAS BEEN DIFFICULT TO LOCATE IN GEOSTATIONARY
IMAGERY. HOWEVER...MICROWAVE IMAGERY AND THE AFOREMENTIONED ASCAT
PASSES SUGGEST THAT THE CENTER IS LOCATED A LITTLE SOUTH OF
PREVIOUS ESTIMATES WITH A SOMEWHAT UNCERTAIN INITIAL MOTION
OF 260/09. THE TRACK FORECAST SCENARIO HAS NOT CHANGED IN THE SHORT
TERM...AND THE GUIDANCE REMAINS IN GENERALLY GOOD AGREEMENT THAT
RAYMOND WILL MOVE WESTWARD TO THE SOUTH OF A MID-LEVEL RIDGE FOR
THE NEXT 48 HOURS. DURING THIS TIME...THE NHC TRACK IS CLOSE TO THE
MIDDLE OF THE GUIDANCE ENVELOPE AND THE TVCE CONSENSUS...BUT A
LITTLE SOUTH OF THE PREVIOUS OFFICIAL FORECAST DUE TO THE
ADJUSTMENT IN INITIAL POSITION AND MOTION. LATER IN THE PERIOD THE
TRACK FORECAST UNCERTAINTY INCREASES...WITH LARGE RUN-TO-RUN
VARIABILITY SEEN IN THE MODELS WITH THE EVOLUTION OF THE
ABOVE-MENTIONED MID/UPPER-LEVEL TROUGH. THE LATEST RUNS OF THE
ECMWF AND GFS MOVE THIS TROUGH EASTWARD MORE QUICKLY AND RECURVE
RAYMOND AHEAD OF THE TROUGH BY DAY 5. GIVEN THE LACK OF CONSISTENCY
IN THE GLOBAL MODEL SOLUTIONS...AND THE EXPECTATION THAT RAYMOND
WILL BE A SHALLOWER SYSTEM BY THE END OF THE PERIOD...I HAVE
ADJUSTED THE TRACK ONLY A LITTLE TO THE RIGHT AT DAYS 3 THROUGH 5
TO MAINTAIN CONTINUITY WITH THE PREVIOUS NHC FORECAST. THE NHC
TRACK AT THESE TIMES IS MUCH SLOWER THAN THE CONSENSUS AND IS CLOSE
TO THE GEFS ENSEMBLE MEAN ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE GUIDANCE
ENVELOPE.

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 25/0900Z 14.2N 108.5W 45 KT 50 MPH
12H 25/1800Z 13.9N 110.0W 50 KT 60 MPH
24H 26/0600Z 13.5N 112.2W 55 KT 65 MPH
36H 26/1800Z 13.4N 114.4W 60 KT 70 MPH
48H 27/0600Z 13.4N 116.4W 65 KT 75 MPH
72H 28/0600Z 14.5N 119.0W 65 KT 75 MPH
96H 29/0600Z 16.5N 119.5W 55 KT 65 MPH
120H 30/0600Z 18.0N 119.0W 40 KT 45 MPH

$$
FORECASTER BRENNAN
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BULLETIN
TROPICAL STORM RAYMOND ADVISORY NUMBER 22
NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP172013
200 AM PDT FRI OCT 25 2013

...RAYMOND A LITTLE WEAKER BUT EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN...


SUMMARY OF 200 AM PDT...0900 UTC...INFORMATION
----------------------------------------------
LOCATION...14.2N 108.5W
ABOUT 435 MI...695 KM SW OF MANZANILLO MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH...85 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 260 DEGREES AT 10 MPH...17 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1000 MB...29.53 INCHES
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...Who reported my avatar as copyright infringement? This place is beginning to bore me.

I'll put one of Hurricane Mitch up so the babies will stop crying. But if I find out that image was not in the copyright domain, I will contest it in a New York minute.
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Quoting 334. Dakster:


 Also, if you are dehydrated and drink a bunch of water it will cause you to vomit, further dehydrating you...

Could explain why I've felt that way more than once when doing that.
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Quoting 328. KoritheMan:

I've actually heard that water toxicity is only applicable in instances where it is consumed in excess without proper urination. Which, I'm not sure who would be masochistic enough to do that...

Night, Nathan.


Not neccessarily true. If you are extremely dehydrated and drink only water you could die. This has happened to long distance runners in the past, which is why they now drink water with electrolytes added. Also, if you are dehydrated and drink a bunch of water it will cause you to vomit, further dehydrating you...

But, this is a weather forum... So -- what do the new runs say about an early November storm?
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Quoting 330. allancalderini:
I only drink a glass of water when I am going to sleep the rest of the day is coke or pepsi or even fanta.
I used to do that... until I realized how unhealthy it is.

Not to knock your preferences there, though. <3
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Snow tonight in Boone, NC. I bet the higher elevations/ski resorts have 1-2". West Virginia checking in with 2-8".

-triadwx from Americanwx
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Quoting 328. KoritheMan:

I've actually heard that water toxicity is only applicable in instances where it is consumed in excess without proper urination. Which, I'm not sure who would be masochistic enough to do that...

Night, Nathan.
I only drink a glass of water when I am going to sleep the rest of the day is coke or pepsi or even fanta.
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329. flsky
I think I heard somewhere that filming in those test sites contributed to John Wayne's and another actress' (I can't think of her name at the moment) cancer deaths.

Quoting 319. sunlinepr:


What I have found is that all these accidents and their effects have been minimized by the powerful interests behind the nuclear industry... The Nevada fallout, Chernobyl, Bikini Atoll, Fukushima and many other accidents in current operating plants, the truth behind has been minimized or hidden...
Its a fact that The Russian gov. has burried behind lies, the real effects and number of deaths after Chernobyl... the same situation repeats in the other...

Take for example the Nevada Fallout effects..

A 1979 study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that:

A significant excess of leukemia deaths occurred in children up to 14 years of age living in Utah between 1959 and 1967. This excess was concentrated in the cohort of children born between 1951 and 1958, and was most pronounced in those residing in counties receiving high fallout.[14]

In a report by the National Cancer Institute, released in 1997, it was determined that ninety atmospheric tests at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) deposited high levels of radioactive iodine-131 (5.5 exabecquerels) across a large portion of the contiguous United States, especially in the years 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1957 doses large enough,

they determined, to produce 10,000 to 75,000 cases of thyroid cancer.

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act of 1990 allowed for people living downwind of NTS for at least two years in particular Nevada, Arizona or Utah counties, between 21 January 1951 and 31 October 1958, or 30 June and 31 July 1962, and suffering from certain cancers or other serious illnesses deemed to have been caused by fallout exposure to receive compensation of $50,000.

By January 2006, over 10,500 claims had been approved, and around 3,000 denied, for a total amount of over $525 million in compensation dispensed to "downwinders"
.[16] Additionally, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 provides compensation and medical benefits for nuclear weapons workers who may have developed certain work-related illnesses.[17]



The same story like GMO seeds from Monsanto... the round-up coctel that many of us consume every day...
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Quoting 325. Astrometeor:


Well...if you eat/drink anything to excess, it will kill you. Including pure water.

I've actually heard that water toxicity is only applicable in instances where it is consumed in excess without proper urination. Which, I'm not sure who would be masochistic enough to do that...

Night, Nathan.
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Quoting 324. KoritheMan:


That's not going to be the case starting next week. I requested Monday through Wednesday off each week and my manager approved it. No more blogging to the dead. :)


Oh, that's excellent news for you Kori!

Good night everyone. Got to get my 5 hours of sleep out of the 8 that is recommended, woot!
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Quoting 275. DonnieBwkGA:
Having a truck is better. So is having a garage :)


I have both, but the truck won't fit in the garage... Garage is too low and too short.
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Quoting 323. sunlinepr:




Don't Eat Table Salt For Radiation Protection! It Can Kill You!

People are still talking about taking iodized table salt as an effective anti-radiation antidote, but the World Health Organization specifically warned everyone outside of Japan against self-medicating at this time with any iodine-containing substance as protection from radiation exposure. As I was saying yesterday, people would need dozens of tablespoons of salt each day to reach the proper and proven dose of potassium iodide. And you absolutely can die from ingesting such large amounts of salt.


Well...if you eat/drink anything to excess, it will kill you. Including pure water.

But there's no denying the benefits it has given to humans with regards to maintaining a healthy level of iodine in your thyroid.

Moderation is key, as always.
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Quoting 322. Astrometeor:


If anyone's still up, you mean.


That's not going to be the case starting next week. I requested Monday through Wednesday off each week and my manager approved it. No more blogging to the dead. :)
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Quoting 321. Astrometeor:


Why? Iodized salt has been a major medical breakthrough for the world, reducing mental retardation by a significant percentage.




Don't Eat Table Salt For Radiation Protection! It Can Kill You!

People are still talking about taking iodized table salt as an effective anti-radiation antidote, but the World Health Organization specifically warned everyone outside of Japan against self-medicating at this time with any iodine-containing substance as protection from radiation exposure. As I was saying yesterday, people would need dozens of tablespoons of salt each day to reach the proper and proven dose of potassium iodide. And you absolutely can die from ingesting such large amounts of salt.
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Quoting 320. KoritheMan:
Blog update on Raymond if anyone's interested.


If anyone's still up, you mean.
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Quoting 316. Pallis:
But never feed your children iodized salt.


Why? Iodized salt has been a major medical breakthrough for the world, reducing mental retardation by a significant percentage.
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Quoting 306. KoritheMan:


All of that was obvious already, I would think.


What I have found is that all these accidents and their effects have been minimized by the powerful interests behind the nuclear industry... The Nevada fallout, Chernobyl, Bikini Atoll, Fukushima and many other accidents in current operating plants, the truth behind has been minimized or hidden...
Its a fact that The Russian gov. has burried behind lies, the real effects and number of deaths after Chernobyl... the same situation repeats in the other...

Take for example the Nevada Fallout effects..

A 1979 study reported in the New England Journal of Medicine concluded that:

A significant excess of leukemia deaths occurred in children up to 14 years of age living in Utah between 1959 and 1967. This excess was concentrated in the cohort of children born between 1951 and 1958, and was most pronounced in those residing in counties receiving high fallout.[14]

In a report by the National Cancer Institute, released in 1997, it was determined that ninety atmospheric tests at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) deposited high levels of radioactive iodine-131 (5.5 exabecquerels) across a large portion of the contiguous United States, especially in the years 1952, 1953, 1955, and 1957 doses large enough,

they determined, to produce 10,000 to 75,000 cases of thyroid cancer.

The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act of 1990 allowed for people living downwind of NTS for at least two years in particular Nevada, Arizona or Utah counties, between 21 January 1951 and 31 October 1958, or 30 June and 31 July 1962, and suffering from certain cancers or other serious illnesses deemed to have been caused by fallout exposure to receive compensation of $50,000.

By January 2006, over 10,500 claims had been approved, and around 3,000 denied, for a total amount of over $525 million in compensation dispensed to "downwinders"
.[16] Additionally, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 provides compensation and medical benefits for nuclear weapons workers who may have developed certain work-related illnesses.[17]



The same story like GMO seeds from Monsanto... the round-up coctel that many of us consume every day...
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Many good stories about the Pacific being a changed ocean now too with huge amounts of junk and waste everywhere like never before. Some who have traveled there throughout their careers have horrifying stories of no fish to be caught anymore, no birds circling, and having to be very careful of running the outboard motor because the Pacific is that congested now with so much stuff. The shear amount of refuse that got ejected into the Pacific after the tsunami is hard to fathom. A good research if your interested. Here's to hoping another large quake doesn't happen anywhere near Fukushima anytime soon.
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Quoting 306. KoritheMan:


All of that was obvious already, I would think.

well... im nervous about the spent fuel removal... i live on the west coast.. so it make me nervous
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Quoting 312. Skyepony:


Not mentioned on that can do list..It's important that everyone, especially kids gets 100% of their daily Iodine..
But never feed your children iodized salt.
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Quoting 304. KoritheMan:


They've also made it now to where education is required in Louisiana. Found that out recently. Apparently you need at least a high school diploma or GED to be eligible for a driver's license, I think if you're under the age of 20, but I might be mistaken there.
By the first summer kids get pregnant or knocked someone up, with no car, with that plan. The Church is always there to console you as they steal your child. Thank God I started driving when I was 13, otherwise I would never have gotten the concept of going to work and would have had kids with 4 child mommies by 16. Heck I didn't even bother to get a license till I was 25 because I was always on the jobsite. What is the opposite of prevention? Could one of you post a low site in the AM? Good night. I sleepy late .
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Quoting 312. Skyepony:


Not mentioned on that can do list..It's important that everyone, especially kids gets 100% of their daily Iodine..


True... very important...

Too bad that nuclear venom affects the little ones that are in formation...
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Quoting 305. nwobilderburg:



One thing is for sure, if I lived in the W coast, I would spend some money on a good Geiger counter and would test food and water before shopping.. Also I would consider moving if I found detectable radiation in my area... So that means that I would have to travel and take readings to compare...




All these systems coming into N America are and would be the leftovers of Wipha, Francisco, Lekima etc.. or whaever system that went over Japan... over Fukushima were there are used rods exposed to the air... Traces of radioactive materials come along.... and will keep on coming until corrective action is taken....


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312. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting 309. sunlinepr:


We all could freak about it.... Take preventive action, that's all.... We have to Get informed specially if we have children... and then we have to filter the data resources looking for trustable info.... something difficult these days due to the avalanche of information and disinformation, conspiracy theories...



Not mentioned on that can do list..It's important that everyone, especially kids gets 100% of their daily Iodine..
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311. Skyepony (Mod)
Quoting 310. Walshy:
LIVE video tonight of the snow in Boone, North Carolina.



Just sprinkles here in the foothills tho. Rain/Snow line is lost somewhere in the western foothills.


I bailed the other night when the woolly worms started climbing the trees & tent.

Snow is really coming down on that web cam.
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LIVE video tonight of the snow falling in Boone, North Carolina.

Link

Just sprinkles here in the foothills tho. Rain/Snow line is lost somewhere in the western foothills.

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Quoting 305. nwobilderburg:

Well, now im freaked out about it


We all could freak about it.... Take preventive action, that's all.... We have to Get informed specially if we have children... and then we have to filter the data resources looking for trustable info.... something difficult these days due to the avalanche of information and disinformation, conspiracy theories...

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308. Skyepony (Mod)
It was a good year for leafing. Also took Wooly Worm pics & put together a WNC Woolly Worm Winter Forecast in my blog.



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Quoting 303. TropicalAnalystwx13:
Click to enlarge.



P2=Pewa (Central Pacific)
U=Unala (Central Pacific)
How about WPac ACE values?
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Quoting 305. nwobilderburg:

Well, now im freaked out about it


All of that was obvious already, I would think.
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Quoting 300. sunlinepr:
If I lived in the W coast of N America I would be very concerned about children... Mix Fukushima's contamination with the Nevada Nuke cementery and get worried....

Fukushima update - North American food supply poisoned along Pacific Coast

Sunday, July 14, 2013 by: Carolanne Wright

(NaturalNews) If you live on the West Coast of the U.S. or Canada, you may want to reconsider your water filtration method as well as how you select and prepare food. Evidently, the nightmare of Fukushima is far from over - another 16 million years to be exact. Due to the astonishingly long half-life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.

Lifespan of radioactive isotopes and other trivia
Among other dangerous radioactive isotopes released from the Fukushima meltdown, iodine-129 also spewed forth from the damaged reactor. Incredibly, this isotope has a half-life of 16 million years. Essentially, the entire West Coast food supply of North America will be contaminated with radiation for unlimited generations. We have fundamentally entered into a new way of life - one that takes a giant leap toward illness, disease and heightened mortality rates.

Consider the water supply. Not only does it provide drinking water for humans and animals, but it also irrigates crops. When the supply is contaminated, it influences everything. According to a public health statement made by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR):

"Iodine in the oceans enters the air from sea spray or as iodine gases. Once in the air, iodine can combine with water or with particles in the air and can enter the soil and surface water, or land on vegetation when these particles fall to the ground or when it rains. Iodine can remain in soil for a long time because it combines with organic material in the soil. It can also be taken up by plants that grow in the soil. Cows or other animals that eat these plants will take up the iodine in the plants. Iodine that enters surface water can reenter the air as iodine gases."

The question is, does radioactive iodine spread in the same manner as its natural counterpart? Unfortunately, the answer is an unequivocal "yes." The agency continues:

"Radioactive iodine also forms naturally from chemical reactions high in the atmosphere. Most radioactive forms of iodine change very quickly (seconds to days) to stable elements that are not radioactive. However, one form, 129I, changes very slowly (millions of years), and its levels build up in the environment."

Before packing up and relocating to Antarctica, a few options are available that can drastically reduce exposure to these harmful elements.

Protect and detoxify
Here are several precautions that can help shield individuals from a radioactive food supply:

- View all fish and crustaceans from the Pacific Ocean as tainted.

- Always use filtered water for cooking and drinking.

- Pay attention to the origin of dairy.

- Wash any produce thoroughly with natural soap and rinse with purified water.

- Avoid meat from contaminated regions (including wild game).

Another level of defense is explained in the article, Remove radiation from your produce with Calcium Bentonite Clay:

"You can add Calcium Bentonite Clay to your milk and drinking water if you're concerned about the possibility of contamination there as well. Add approximately 1 ounce of liquid Calcium Bentonite Clay to a gallon of organic raw milk or water. Some people prefer to let the clay settle to the bottom of the liquid and discard that portion, while others prefer to shake it up and drink them together. Either is fine."

All in all, it truly is a sad state of affairs when the idea of donning a hazmat suit simply to handle our food is not as outrageous as it once had been.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/041200_Fukushima_radiat ion_poisoning_contaminated_food.html#ixzz2ihgB1Tfe




Just like Chernobyl

Radioactive iodine that enters the human body typically gathers in the thyroid, which releases growth hormones. Radiation exposure can, therefore, stunt the growth of a child’s body and brain. Exposure can have lifelong effects, as scientists studying the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown in 19896 have found.

Decades after the accident, a 2011 study by the National Institutes of Health found that higher absorption of I-131 radiation led to an increased risk for thyroid cancer among victims of Chernobyl radiation – a risk that has not diminished over time.

The children who were unfortunate enough to be exposed to Fukushima radiation on the US West Coast, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii could now face similar risks.

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Fallout link to thyroid cancer gets boost
If cancer victim lived in '50s, Nevada tests could be to blame


Almost anyone diagnosed with thyroid cancer who was a child in the United States during open-air nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site, and drank fresh milk from stores or farms, could make a case that development of the disease likely was influenced by radioactive fallout.

That's the belief of F. Owen Hoffman, one of the authors of a new report summarizing impacts of fallout on thyroid cancer. The report is "Thyroid Doses and Risk of Thyroid Cancer from Exposure to I-131 from the Nevada Test Site," prepared by SENES Oak Ridge Inc., consultants based in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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Study: Thyroid Disorder Increased 20% Among Newborns in U.S. West Coast States after Arrival of Fallout from Fukushima
Author: Radiation and Public Health Project
Published on Apr 3, 2013 - 7:02:26 AM

March 29, 2013 - Newborns with under-active thyroid glands in the five Pacific/West Coast states rose 28% in the four months after fallout from the Fukushima meltdown arrived in the U.S., according to a new article in the Open Journal of Pediatrics.

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US National Cancer Institute I-131 Thyroid Dose Calculator for Nevada Test Site Fallout

For readers in the US who were born before 1971, there is an online calculator available from the National Cancer Institute to assess your radioactive iodine (I-131) exposure (thyroid dose equivalent) from nuclear tests in Nevada:

Link


Well, now im freaked out about it
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Quoting 299. allancalderini:
So weird that in the states you can get your license at one age and in another state at other age.Is so confusing.


They've also made it now to where education is required in Louisiana. Found that out recently. Apparently you need at least a high school diploma or GED to be eligible for a driver's license, I think if you're under the age of 20, but I might be mistaken there.
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P2=Pewa (Central Pacific)
U=Unala (Central Pacific)
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If I lived in the W coast of N America I would be very concerned about children... Mix Fukushima's contamination with the Nevada Nuke cementery and get worried....

Fukushima update - North American food supply poisoned along Pacific Coast

Sunday, July 14, 2013 by: Carolanne Wright

(NaturalNews) If you live on the West Coast of the U.S. or Canada, you may want to reconsider your water filtration method as well as how you select and prepare food. Evidently, the nightmare of Fukushima is far from over - another 16 million years to be exact. Due to the astonishingly long half-life of iodine-129, the whole ecosystem of the Pacific Coast will be contaminated pretty much forever.

Lifespan of radioactive isotopes and other trivia
Among other dangerous radioactive isotopes released from the Fukushima meltdown, iodine-129 also spewed forth from the damaged reactor. Incredibly, this isotope has a half-life of 16 million years. Essentially, the entire West Coast food supply of North America will be contaminated with radiation for unlimited generations. We have fundamentally entered into a new way of life - one that takes a giant leap toward illness, disease and heightened mortality rates.

Consider the water supply. Not only does it provide drinking water for humans and animals, but it also irrigates crops. When the supply is contaminated, it influences everything. According to a public health statement made by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR):

"Iodine in the oceans enters the air from sea spray or as iodine gases. Once in the air, iodine can combine with water or with particles in the air and can enter the soil and surface water, or land on vegetation when these particles fall to the ground or when it rains. Iodine can remain in soil for a long time because it combines with organic material in the soil. It can also be taken up by plants that grow in the soil. Cows or other animals that eat these plants will take up the iodine in the plants. Iodine that enters surface water can reenter the air as iodine gases."

The question is, does radioactive iodine spread in the same manner as its natural counterpart? Unfortunately, the answer is an unequivocal "yes." The agency continues:

"Radioactive iodine also forms naturally from chemical reactions high in the atmosphere. Most radioactive forms of iodine change very quickly (seconds to days) to stable elements that are not radioactive. However, one form, 129I, changes very slowly (millions of years), and its levels build up in the environment."

Before packing up and relocating to Antarctica, a few options are available that can drastically reduce exposure to these harmful elements.

Protect and detoxify
Here are several precautions that can help shield individuals from a radioactive food supply:

- View all fish and crustaceans from the Pacific Ocean as tainted.

- Always use filtered water for cooking and drinking.

- Pay attention to the origin of dairy.

- Wash any produce thoroughly with natural soap and rinse with purified water.

- Avoid meat from contaminated regions (including wild game).

Another level of defense is explained in the article, Remove radiation from your produce with Calcium Bentonite Clay:

"You can add Calcium Bentonite Clay to your milk and drinking water if you're concerned about the possibility of contamination there as well. Add approximately 1 ounce of liquid Calcium Bentonite Clay to a gallon of organic raw milk or water. Some people prefer to let the clay settle to the bottom of the liquid and discard that portion, while others prefer to shake it up and drink them together. Either is fine."

All in all, it truly is a sad state of affairs when the idea of donning a hazmat suit simply to handle our food is not as outrageous as it once had been.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/041200_Fukushima_radiat ion_poisoning_contaminated_food.html#ixzz2ihgB1Tfe




Just like Chernobyl

Radioactive iodine that enters the human body typically gathers in the thyroid, which releases growth hormones. Radiation exposure can, therefore, stunt the growth of a child’s body and brain. Exposure can have lifelong effects, as scientists studying the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown in 19896 have found.

Decades after the accident, a 2011 study by the National Institutes of Health found that higher absorption of I-131 radiation led to an increased risk for thyroid cancer among victims of Chernobyl radiation – a risk that has not diminished over time.

The children who were unfortunate enough to be exposed to Fukushima radiation on the US West Coast, as well as in Alaska and Hawaii could now face similar risks.

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Fallout link to thyroid cancer gets boost
If cancer victim lived in '50s, Nevada tests could be to blame


Almost anyone diagnosed with thyroid cancer who was a child in the United States during open-air nuclear testing at the Nevada Test Site, and drank fresh milk from stores or farms, could make a case that development of the disease likely was influenced by radioactive fallout.

That's the belief of F. Owen Hoffman, one of the authors of a new report summarizing impacts of fallout on thyroid cancer. The report is "Thyroid Doses and Risk of Thyroid Cancer from Exposure to I-131 from the Nevada Test Site," prepared by SENES Oak Ridge Inc., consultants based in Oak Ridge, Tenn.

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Study: Thyroid Disorder Increased 20% Among Newborns in U.S. West Coast States after Arrival of Fallout from Fukushima
Author: Radiation and Public Health Project
Published on Apr 3, 2013 - 7:02:26 AM

March 29, 2013 - Newborns with under-active thyroid glands in the five Pacific/West Coast states rose 28% in the four months after fallout from the Fukushima meltdown arrived in the U.S., according to a new article in the Open Journal of Pediatrics.

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US National Cancer Institute I-131 Thyroid Dose Calculator for Nevada Test Site Fallout

For readers in the US who were born before 1971, there is an online calculator available from the National Cancer Institute to assess your radioactive iodine (I-131) exposure (thyroid dose equivalent) from nuclear tests in Nevada:

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Quoting 289. KoritheMan:


LOL
So weird that in the states you can get your license at one age and in another state at other age.Is so confusing.
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Quoting 254. KEEPEROFTHEGATE:
Probably nothing. The radars have not been re tuned for the fall air yet, so they are picking up the least amount of atmospheric moisture to be precipitation, and just because most of the actual tropical moisture from northern South America is gravitating towards the Yucatan tip does not mean we should check what kinds of batteries our flashlights actually take. Just so happens that I was going to several home depots right now to stock up for next season. Do you know how many 3 inch tapcons make a ton? I don't want to overload my springs.
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Quoting 255. TropicalAnalystwx13:
Seriously, what is with all the typhoons wanting to become partially, or in Lekima's case...fully, annular this year?


Fully annular is a bit of a stretch. Yes, it is the closest we have gotten all year, but we're not there yet. If Lekima can finish out the Eyewall Replacement Cycle before conditions get too hostile, we are probably there.

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Freeze warnings for me, hydrus, and JNTenne tonight:
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