Hundreds of Thousands Lose Power Due to Crippling IceWinter Storm Pax continued its second wave of wintry weather Wednesday morning, dumping freezing rain and sleet across a wide area that could experience catastrophic conditions for a prolonged period of time. http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-pax-latest-news-20140210
South 'Crippling' Ice Storm, Heavy Snow Falling to the NorthWinter Storm Pax continued its second wave of wintry weather Wednesday morning, dumping freezing rain and sleet across a wide area that could experience catastrophic conditions for a prolonged period of time. http://www.weather.com/news/weather-winter/winter-storm-pax-latest-news-20140210
This Is a Monster: Sunspot Now Larger Than JupiterContinues to Unleash Solar Flares As most Americans go about their daily lives without care or concern for what’s happening around them, 92 million miles away a catastrophic threat may well be in the making. http://www.infowars.com/this-is-a-monster-sunspot-now-larger-than-jupiter-continues-to-unleash-solar-flares/
UK floods: weather latestFollow the latest weather updates as thousands more households are warned their lives could be at risk from flooding http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10632568/UK-floods-weather-latest.html
Fishermen 'desperate' as storms ground boats for monthsMany have been unable to earn any money since before Christmas and as hurricane force winds smash their boats and fishing equipment it is feared that the losses could run into many millions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/weather/10633114/Weather-Fishermen-desperate-as-unprecedented-storms-ground-boats-for-months.html
'Worst in decades': 11 dead, 1,200 injured in Japan snowstormThe heaviest snowstorm in nearly half a century in Tokyo and other areas of Japan has caused a rash of snow-linked accidents, resulting in nearly a dozen deaths and injuring more than a thousand people. http://rt.com/news/japan-worst-snowstorm-decades-260/
State of emergency in GA as 2nd massive snowstorm moves inLess than two weeks after a rare winter storm paralyzed Georgia and wreaked havoc on the state’s roads and residents, Gov. Nathan Deal has declared a state of emergency as more snowfall is expected this week. http://rt.com/usa/georgia-snowstorm-state-of-emergency-395/
Recent Earthquakes Near OklahomaOklahoma has had: (M1.5 or greater). 2 earthquakes today; 10 earthquakes in the past 7 days; 32 earthquakes in the past month http://earthquaketrack.com/p/united-states/oklahoma/recent
Captured: An entire town is left covered in a layer of ash after a devastating volcanoMount Sinabung in Indonesia erupted violently last week, killing sixteen people and forcing thousands from homes http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2554984/Captured-An-entire-town-left-covered-layer-ash-devastating-volcano-leaves-16-dead-wreaks-havoc-Indonesia.html
Store shelves stripped bare: Georgia ice storm could take out electric gridIf you’re an Atlantan making a last-minute grocery run, here’s hoping you love corn and asparagus. Because that’s all that left on most shelves as residents stocked up and hunkered down for what forecasters say will be a massive ice storm. http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/store-shelves-stripped-bare-georgia-ice-storm-could-take-out-electric-grid/
Snow storm targets NY, NJ and CTBrace yourself, there is yet another snow storm in the forecast for the tristate region. http://www.myfoxny.com/story/24690109/snow-storm-on-its-way
River Thames breaches its banks near LondonThe River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London. Residents and British troops piled up sandbags to protect properties from the latest bout of flooding, but the river overwhelmed their defenses in several places Monday, leaving areas including the center of the village of Datchet underwater. http://www.aol.com/article/2014/02/10/river-thames-breaches-its-banks-near-london/20826723/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058&
Volcano in Ecuador causing crop shortage, rising pricesAfter a week of eruptions, the Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador has damaged thousands of hectares of crops, leaving a feed shortage for 110,000 head of livestock. http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/02/11/volcano-in-ecuador-causing-crop-shortage-rising-prices/
Major Winter Storm ‘Could Be Biggest Of The Season’A major winter storm is expected to barrel up the East Coast mid-week, bringing a potentially significant snowfall to the already winter weary Washington region. The powerful Nor’easter is forecast to blow into the mid-Atlantic region sometime after dark Wednesday should dump at least 4 to 6 inches of snow on the area before blowing north by Thursday afternoon. http://washington.cbslocal.com/2014/02/10/major-winter-storm-targets-battered-east-coast/
Thames on red alert: Thousands of homes are threatenedSome 14 Environment Agency severe flood warnings relate to a long stretch of the River Thames (shown in map above) through Oxfordshire and Surrey. Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has admitted that the areas are expected to suffer 'significant' problems by the middle of the week. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2555658/UK-weather-16-areas-South-warned-flooding-danger-lives-Armed-Forces-battle-save-homes.html
Three Months After Haiyan, Corpses Surface in Philippines CityThree months after the world's most powerful storm of 2013 devastated this waterfront city, residents still find around five bodies a day, sometimes more, a sign of a challenge the area faces before it can fully start to rebuild from Typhoon Haiyan. http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304181204579369072856026440?mod=WSJ_hp_EditorsPicks&mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304181204579369072856026440.html%3Fmod%3DWSJ_hp_EditorsPicks
Bushfires spark emergency alerts in south-east AustraliaDozens of bushfires are sweeping across southern Australia, fanned by hot weather and strong winds. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26107272
Second winter storm this WEEKStorm to dump up to a foot of snow on Northeast and Midwest Late on Tuesday into early Wednesday, will bring up to a foot of snow to the Northeast http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2551518/Second-winter-storm-WEEK-dump-foot-snow-Northeast-Midwest.html
19 more volcanoes in Indonesia raised to alert level statusThe government has raised the status on another 19 volcanoes in the country to alert level — the second-highest category — in the wake of the Mount Sinabung eruption in North Sumatra that killed 16 people on Saturday. http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/02/04/19-more-volcanoes-in-indonesia-raised-to-alert-level-status/
6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes IndonesiaThe U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.1 earthquake has been recorded in Indonesia. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has no warning in effect. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/magnitude-61-earthquake-hits-indonesia-22352475
Britain grapples through worst torrential rainfall in 248 yearsBritain announced emergency funding Thursday to cope with devastating floods after what officials said had been likely the worst spell of winter rainfall in at least 248 years. http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/02/07/britain-grapples-through-worst-torrential-rainfall-in-248-years/
Most Of North Texas City Without Gas Service Or HeatTexas Gas Service (TGS) was forced to shut down the gas supply to the entire city of Jacksboro Thursday. Most businesses and residents had no heat, on a day when temperatures struggled to get out of the teens. http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/02/06/most-of-north-texas-city-without-gas-service-or-heat/
Drought hits ski towns hardThe ski lifts aren't running, the slopes are brown, and the lodge is empty at Mt. Shasta Ski Park in Northern California. http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/07/smallbusiness/drought-ski-towns/index.html?iid=HP_LN
3 Storms Expected In Next 7 DaysWhat a way to start the month of February. Not one, not two but three storms in the pipeline for the next 7 days. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/02/02/stormy-week-expected/
Sunspot big enough to swallow the Earth several times overSEVEN M-Class flares over the last 24 hours. The THREE coronal mass ejections produced are on their way to Earth. Massive Sunspot Unleashes SEVEN M-Class Flares: THREE CME’s Are Earth Bound http://www.thedailysheeple.com/massive-sunspot-unleashes-seven-m-class-flares-three-cmes-are-earth-bound_022014#sthash.JJdaglXF.dpuf
Seismic swarm: Alert level raised on Indonesia’s Kelut volcanoThe number of shallow volcanic earthquakes rose from averages of 1-2 per day to approx 10 per day during 20-31 Jan and climbed to more than 100 events since the start of February alone. http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/alert-level-raised-on-indonesias-kelut-volcano-in-east-java-following-seismic-swarm/
Severe Drought Has U.S. West FearingWorst The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state’s drinking water supply. With no sign of rain, 17 rural communities providing water to 40,000 people are in danger of running out within 60 to 120 days. State officials said that the number was likely to rise in the months ahead after the State Water Project, the main municipal water distribution system, announced on Friday that it did not have enough water to supplement the dwindling supplies of local agencies that provide water to an additional 25 million people. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/02/us/severe-drought-has-us-west-fearing-worst.html?_r=0
27: New eruptive phase reported at Ecuador’s Tungurahua VolcanoECUADOR – A new eruptive phase has begun at the volcano. Since the early morning today, the seismic network detected an increase in earthquakes including signals of small explosions and long-period events and tremor typical for internal fluid movements (gasses and magma).
Shishaldin Volcano’s alert status upgraded after unusual activityAVO scientist Kristi Wallace says the unusual activity at Shishaldin began Wednesday. “Little bit ago, AVO changed the color code at Shishaldin from green to yellow based on increased temperatures at the summit crater of Shishaldin Volcano as well as increased steaming yesterday,” she says.
A Significant Winter Storm To Affect Over 50 Million PeopleA significant winter storm will possibly impact over 50 million people from the mid-west to the northeast around February 4th-6th.
Report: US cattle herd at lowest number since 1951The lingering effects of drought across the Great Plains in recent years have led to another decrease in the U.S. cattle herd.
CA Cuts Allocations To Organizations Buying Water“The harsh weather leaves us little choice,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “If we are to have any hope of coping with continued dry weather and balancing multiple needs, we must act now to preserve what water remains in our reservoirs.”
The South STILL in chaos 24 hours afterRoads jammed with thousands of abandoned cars The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi declared states of emergency due to a rare snow storm.
Scientists: Large magma chamber under Hawaii’s Kilauea volcanoGeologists say they’ve confirmed the existence of a previously unknown large, deep magma chamber below Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.
“Water War” between the north and the south California.California’s ongoing drought is forcing Governor Jerry Brown to start a so-called “water war” between the north and the south.
Cold Weather Sends Natural Gas Prices SoaringNatural gas prices rose sharply Wednesday as cold weather continued to blanket large parts of the country.
Volcanic activity in Guatemala prompts series of evacuationsA volcanic eruption last week in the Central American nation of Guatemala is forcing nearby evacuations and has closed the area off to tourism according to reports from AP sources in the area.
Western residents face threat of water rationingThis year, for the first time in history, lower flows in the Colorado River have prompted the federal government to reduce the amount of water flowing into Lake Mead reservoir outside Las Vegas.
19 villagers killed, 10 missing after Indonesia landslidesTwo landslides triggered by torrential rain killed at least 19 people and left 10 others missing on Indonesia's main island of Java, a government official said Tuesday.
Southerners warned to prepare for messy snow and ice as rare storm moves into regionResidents across the Deep South are stocking up on fuel and groceries as a rare winter storm is moving into the region, threatening to bring snow, ice and subzero temperatures to places more accustomed to air conditioners and sunscreen than parkas and shovels.
Florida schools to close for possible ice, snowSchools, courts and government offices throughout the western Florida Panhandle plan to close because of anticipated snow and ice as a polar vortex grips much of the country.
As Drought Continues, Farmers Fear Feds Could Seize WaterWith no end in sight to California’s drought, farmers in the San Joaquin Valley fear federal officials could seize water in the San Luis Reservoir intended for their crops.
Avalanches cut road travel to Valdez, AlaskaAvalanches have blocked the only highway to Valdez, Alaska, cutting off all motor traffic to the coastal town of about 4,000 and leading town officials to urge voluntary evacuations of residences.
California drought has ranchers selling cattleWith feed costs high and weeks of dry weather in the forecast, ranchers are already selling off parts of their herds as normally green grazing pastures have turned brown.
U.S braces itself for coldest month of the centuryArctic blast as fears grow for Super Bowl Sunday. Meteorologists are forecasting yet another snow storm for the East Coast, which will arrive on Monday
Get used to the cold!Relentless freeze sweeping Midwest and Northeast will cause more snow next week Meteorologists are forecasting yet another snow storm for the East Coast, which will arrive on Monday The Midwest will be hit with a blast as well between Friday and Saturday, which may cause dangerous roads and flight cancellations http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2544435/Get-used-cold-Relentless-freeze-sweeping-Midwest-Northeast-cause-snow-week-one-storm-scheduled-hit-right-Super-Bowl-held-New-Jersey.html#ixzz2rEriRZM4
UC Berkeley Professor: CA Dry Spell May Be Worst Since 1500sIn California, 2013 was a record-setting year because of the lack of rainfall. A professor at UC Berkeley warns this time could go into the record books as the driest in centuries.
Temperatures hit -41 in Swedish cold snapThe village of Karesuando, right at the very northern tip of Sweden, clocked the epic cold temperature during Sunday reports the Swedish weather agency SMHI.
6.2 magnitude earthquake rattles New Zealand’s North IslandNEW ZEALAND - Central New Zealand, including the capital Wellington, was shaken by a magnitude 6.2 earthquake on Monday, but there were no reports of injuries, and damage was mostly superficial. http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2014/01/20/6-2-magnitude-earthquake-rattles-new-zealands-north-island/
M 6.3 - NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND2014-01-20 02:52:45 UTC http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/earthquake.php?id=354258
Parched Earth: California as state declares emergencyNew satellite images show the true extent of the record drought hitting California, as the state declares an emergency and seeks federal aid.
Wildfire near Los Angeles: Emergency declaredArson investigators were at the scene of a wildfire near Los Angeles that exploded in size Thursday to more than 1,700 acres and destroyed at least two homes, authorities said.
Americans warned of imminent, deadly meteor strikesWith NASA reporting a “potentially hazardous” asteroid nearly half-a-mile wide possibly heading toward earth, and some upstate New Yorkers claiming they experienced a loud boom and a bright light in the sky last night caused by a meteor, a doctors’ organization is offering some timely advice: