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DenverChief
01-05-2005, 01:10 PM
Tornadoes strike southern Brazil

Wednesday, January 5, 2005 (Criciuma):

Two tornadoes that struck southern Brazil have forced hundreds of people from their homes, civil defense officials said on Tuesday.

The tornadoes destroyed three houses in Santa Catarina state on Monday, severely damaged 27 and ripped the roof shingles off some 100 houses. At least one death was linked to the twisters.

The first tornado touched down on Monday afternoon about six kilometres (four miles) outside the centre of Criciuma, civil defense officials said.

A second twister, with winds topping 115 kilometres-per-hour (71 mph), struck an hour later even closer to the centre of Criciuma - a city 900 kilometres (560 miles) southwest of Rio de Janeiro.

Amateur video showed the moment the second tornado touched down.

One elderly man died of a heart attack, which may have been related to stress caused by the high winds. About five people suffered minor injuries.

Each tornado lasted about seven minutes. Clovis Correia, a meteorologist with the state's weather service, said that on a scale of one to five, the two tornadoes registered at level one, the weakest.

Tornadoes are rare in the region and throughout Brazil, although a weak tornado struck the same region last month.

Santa Catarina was also struck by rare subtropical cycle in March that many meteorologists said was a hurricane - a controversial classification because it has long been believed that hurricanes didn't occur in the southern Atlantic. (AP) http://www.ndtv.com/morenews/showmorestory.asp?slug=Tornadoes+strike+Brazil&id=66352

Thig Lyfe
01-05-2005, 01:11 PM
shit.


the world's coming to an end.

ptlyon
01-05-2005, 01:16 PM
Santa Catarina was also struck by rare subtropical cycle in March that many meteorologists said was a hurricane - a controversial classification because it has long been believed that hurricanes didn't occur in the southern Atlantic. (AP)

I think that is because aren't they cyclones?

Dr. Facebook Fever
01-05-2005, 01:17 PM
Fuggin Aqua Net CFC's killed the ozone...now we have global warming and fugged up weather patterns...cats and dogs living together. Bedlam.
Prepare to die.

go bowe
01-05-2005, 01:17 PM
I think that is because aren't they cyclones?i think hurricanes in the pacific are called cyclones or monsoons...

but i could be wrong...

Demonpenz
01-05-2005, 01:18 PM
Fuggin Aqua Net CFC's killed the ozone...now we have global warming and fugged up weather patterns...cats and dogs living together. Bedlam.
Prepare to die.

Thanks alot WINGER

beavis
01-05-2005, 01:22 PM
OMG!!!! BUSH KEELD THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!!

DenverChief
01-05-2005, 01:22 PM
LOS ANGELES The weather across much of California was chilly and dry, but not for long, according to forecasters who say another storm is close on the heels of the one that dumped up to 3 feet of snow in the mountains, flooded busy streets, turned a major highway into an icy parking lot and closed several schools.

The new storm, moving in from the Gulf of Alaska, may bring several inches of snow to the Sierra Nevada and several inches of rain to the San Francisco Bay area as early as Wednesday.

It is also expected to bring rain that could last into the weekend, said Diana Henderson, a National Weather Service forecaster. Utility workers were gearing up for the new storm, hoping to prevent weather-related outages, or at least to restore power quickly after they occur.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power brought in extra crews from Bishop and the Mojave Desert, as well as Nevada and Utah, said spokeswoman Kim Hughes. "We're waiting for it to really come down later in the week," she said. "We want to bring in all personnel possible to respond."

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20050105-0536-ca-californiastorm.html

ptlyon
01-05-2005, 01:22 PM
i think hurricanes in the pacific are called cyclones or monsoons...

but i could be wrong...

I'm no Mike Wankum or anything, but for some reason I thought that cyclones were south of the equator and hurricanes were north of the equator. The main difference is that they spin the opposite way below the equator.

go bowe
01-05-2005, 01:22 PM
Fuggin Aqua Net CFC's killed the ozone...now we have global warming and fugged up weather patterns...cats and dogs living together. Bedlam.
Prepare to die.cats and dogs?

oh man, the end is coming... :eek: :eek: :eek: http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/Bizkit/confused.gif http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/Bizkit/confused.gif http://instagiber.net/smiliesdotcom/contrib/Bizkit/confused.gif http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/cwm/cwm/uhoh3.gif http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/cwm/cwm/uhoh3.gif http://smilies.jeeptalk.org/cwm/cwm/uhoh3.gif

KCTitus
01-05-2005, 01:23 PM
OMG!!!! BUSH KEELD THE ENVIRONMENT!!!!!

IT'S ALL HALLIBURTON'S FAULT!!!!!!!1111oneone

ptlyon
01-05-2005, 01:25 PM
LOS ANGELES The weather across much of California was chilly and dry, but not for long, according to forecasters who say another storm is close on the heels of the one that dumped up to 3 feet of snow in the mountains, flooded busy streets, turned a major highway into an icy parking lot and closed several schools. The new storm, moving in from the Gulf of Alaska, may bring several inches of snow to the Sierra Nevada and several inches of rain to the San Francisco Bay area as early as Wednesday. It is also expected to bring rain that could last into the weekend, said Diana Henderson, a National Weather Service forecaster. Utility workers were gearing up for the new storm, hoping to prevent weather-related outages, or at least to restore power quickly after they occur. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power brought in extra crews from Bishop and the Mojave Desert, as well as Nevada and Utah, said spokeswoman Kim Hughes. "We're waiting for it to really come down later in the week," she said. "We want to bring in all personnel possible to respond."

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20050105-0536-ca-californiastorm.html

Great. The storm that is dumping snow on us right now is the one that was referenced up there.

Probably more fun at the end of the week for us.

Count Alex's Losses
01-05-2005, 01:45 PM
IT'S ALL HALLIBURTON'S FAULT!!!!!!!1111oneone

My dad works for halliburton.

DenverChief
01-05-2005, 01:48 PM
DENVER (AP) -- Commuters skidded to work on icy roads and dozens of schools closed for the day Wednesday as a powerful winter storm brought rain, snow and freezing wind into Colorado.

The storm, which moved in Tuesday after crippling parts of the West Coast, caused scores of traffic accidents including at least one fatality. Temperatures plunged to near zero overnight on the Front Range.

More than a dozen school districts on the Eastern Plains canceled classes Wednesday, and others announced late starting times to give students and teachers more time to negotiate treacherous streets and highways.

"It's been decidedly nasty as far as driving conditions are concerned," said Jim Hall, a spokesman for the National Weather Service in Pueblo. "It's just one of those situations where it's not good to be out."

Almost 5 inches of snow fell in northern Colorado near Fort Collins, while between 2 and 3 inches fell around the heavily populated Denver metro area, the Weather Service reported. The storm was expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to parts of the southern mountains, where avalanche warnings were posted.

Roads surrounding the mountain town of Silverton were closed off and on Tuesday -- much to the delight of some of the locals. "The passes are closed, and we couldn't be more happy about it," said Amy Williams, who was closing her Avalanche Coffee House to go skiing in the fresh powder.

"We got dumped on. The snow is just outrageously amazing." Freezing also rain across eastern Colorado glazed highways with ice as temperatures plummeted through the morning.

State Patrol Master Trooper Ron Watkins said there were more than 100 traffic accidents around the state. One, near Ordway in southeastern Colorado, was blamed for a fatality, but authorities did not have details.

Rain moving eastward out of California also caused flooding Tuesday in Arizona, and one man died in Tonto Creek near the small community of Punkin Center, 40 miles northeast of Phoenix. A second man was missing but a woman with them was rescued. Some roads were closed because the flooding, and diminished visibility caused flight delays at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.

By midday Tuesday, the storm brought 30 inches of snow to Flagstaff. Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, who signed an emergency declaration last week for Coconino and Yavapai counties, amended it Tuesday to include Gila and Navajo counties.

At a Diamond Shamrock filling station in Bennett, Colo., about 20 miles east of Denver along Interstate 70, drivers dropped in through the day Tuesday to ask about road conditions. "We're telling them if you don't have to go, don't, if they're heading east," employee LuAnn Tafoya said. In Hesperus, in the drought-stricken southwestern corner of the state, rancher Tom Compton was happy to see so much moisture.

"We've had a pretty good storm, now, for a week and a half off and on," he said. "The mood is good." Not far away, an avalanche blocked U.S. Highway 550 on Red Mountain Pass north of Durango -- though skiers could still get to the Durango Mountain ski resort. "It's still coming down solid," resort spokesman Matt Skinner said of the snow.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings into Wednesday morning for the western San Juan Mountains, the Uncompahgre Plateau and in the areas of Crested Butte and Marble. Up to 20 inches of snow was expected in the San Juans. "There's quite a bit of moisture with it, plus there's some energy with this storm that's going to get the snow to increase in coverage," forecaster Dan Leszcynski said.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/archive/2005/01/05/state0952EST7404.DTL

DenverChief
01-05-2005, 01:50 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A winter storm covered parts of Missouri and Kansas in up to 3 inches of ice on Tuesday. Here's a summary of the winter weather's impact:

POWER OUTAGES:
Westar Energy Inc.: About 84,000 customers without power, most in the Wichita area.
Kansas City Power & Light: 31,000 customers without power in the Kansas City area.
Aquila Inc.: 23,000 customers without power, most in suburban areas of Kansas City.

MISSING PERSONS:
Officers in McDonald County continued their search Wednesday for a rural Noel couple missing since Tuesday morning. The 69-year-old man and his 67-year-old wife were on their way to a doctor's appointment in Joplin when strong rains and rising water washed their car into a creek near their home, said sheriff's department Chief Deputy Gregg Sweeten.

AIRPORTS:
About half of Wednesday morning's flights were making it out of Kansas City International Airport, where crews worked through the night to keep runways and taxiways clear. Many flights arriving and departing from KCI and Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport were canceled Tuesday.

DISASTER DECLARATIONS:
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius declared a state of disaster emergency for eastern Kansas Tuesday night, covering 56 of the state's 105 counties.

FORECAST:
Snow was expected to continue falling in parts of eastern Kansas Wednesday, where a winter storm warning was in effect through 6 p.m. CST. An ice storm warning was in place in the Kansas City area through 6 p.m. Forecasters expected freezing rain and sleet to start falling in central Missouri on Wednesday, with snow likely in the St. Louis area by Thursday.

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/10571813.htm?1c

go bowe
01-05-2005, 01:53 PM
I'm no Mike Wankum or anything, but for some reason I thought that cyclones were south of the equator and hurricanes were north of the equator. The main difference is that they spin the opposite way below the equator.they do spin the opposite way in the southern hemisphere, but according to msn encarta, they're called hurricanes east of the international date line and typhoons west of it...

apparently, cyclones are a category of storms that includes hurricanes...

DenverChief
01-05-2005, 01:55 PM
they do spin the opposite way in the southern hemisphere, but according to msn encarta, they're called hurricanes east of the international date line and typhoons west of it...

apparently, cyclones are a category of storms that includes hurricanes...

so
pacific = typhoon
atlantic = hurricane

go bowe
01-05-2005, 01:59 PM
so
pacific = typhoon
atlantic = hurricaneapparently it's typhoon in the western pacific and hurricane everywhere else, including the eastern pacific...

DenverChief
01-05-2005, 01:59 PM
A winter storm brought snow to much of southern Michigan on Wednesday, forcing motorists to deal with slippery driving conditions and prompting scattered school closings amid forecasts that called for up to 11 inches.

The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings that were scheduled to remain in effect until noon EST Thursday for southeast Michigan and until 6 a.m.

Thursday for southwest Michigan. Salt trucks were on the roads, and police urged drivers to use caution. Michigan State Police Trooper Kevin Dolan in Detroit said accidents, mostly fender benders, were reported during the morning rush hour.

"Road conditions are slow, slushy," Dolan said. "Traffic is going at a slow pace." By Wednesday morning, the weather service said 1 to 2 inches of snow already had fallen in many places. "The snow will increase in intensity, with an additional 5 to 8 inches of snow expected ... into Thursday morning," the weather service said in its warning for southeast Michigan.

"This will bring the storm total to 6 to 10 inches." Among the areas expected to be hardest hit with snow were communities north and west of Detroit. Southwestern Michigan was expected to get snow accumulation of 6 to 10 inches by Thursday morning.

Snow showers also were forecast for the Upper Peninsula, with 3 inches expected by the weather service near Marquette.

http://www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw109577_20050105.htm

ptlyon
01-05-2005, 02:01 PM
they do spin the opposite way in the southern hemisphere, but according to msn encarta, they're called hurricanes east of the international date line and typhoons west of it...

apparently, cyclones are a category of storms that includes hurricanes...

Cool.

Thanks.

Rep.

DenverChief
01-05-2005, 02:01 PM
A major weather system hammered Arizona on Tuesday.

Snowstorms in the highlands, funnel clouds in the lowlands, rain falling in sheets all around.

The storm system, one of the most intense to hit Arizona in years, marched through the state late Monday and Tuesday, drowning at least one person, marooning motorists, swelling creeks, bringing dark and brooding funnel clouds to the Valley and effectively shutting down Flagstaff with 22 inches of snow in 24 hours.

Henry Willetts had a front-row seat while waiting for a bus Tuesday evening at 67th Avenue and Thunderbird Road in the northwest Valley.

"It came down in buckets for about 15 minutes," he said from the shelter of a nearby convenience store. "I've seen it hail before but never that long."

The system should be gone by this morning, but another storm system is expected Friday and possibly another early next week. Temperatures are expected to remain cool.

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/0105flood05-main.html

Ari Chi3fs
01-05-2005, 02:02 PM
My dad works for halliburton.

i hate you more now.

DenverChief
01-05-2005, 02:04 PM
i hate you more now.ROFL

tk13
01-05-2005, 02:05 PM
No kidding, much of southern Indiana has gotten 4-5 inches+ of rain causing heavy flooding, while the northern part of the state is getting pelted by a pretty bad ice storm... earthquakes and tsunamis, tornadoes in Brazil and Los Angeles, snow in southern Texas into Mexico while the midwest is in the 60's and 70's last week, giving way to flooding rains and heavy ice and snow... maybe it is the day after tomorrow.

Count Alex's Losses
01-05-2005, 02:06 PM
i hate you more now.

He's worked there since he was like 25.

DenverChief
01-05-2005, 02:12 PM
No kidding, much of southern Indiana has gotten 4-5 inches+ of rain causing heavy flooding, while the northern part of the state is getting pelted by a pretty bad ice storm... earthquakes and tsunamis, tornadoes in Brazil and Los Angeles, snow in southern Texas into Mexico while the midwest is in the 60's and 70's last week, giving way to flooding rains and heavy ice and snow... maybe it is the day after tomorrow.

its bizzare becasue I can't remember anytime there was so much adverse weather across the US...then you start looking outside the US:hmmm:

DenverChief
01-05-2005, 02:14 PM
apparently it's typhoon in the western pacific and hurricane everywhere else, including the eastern pacific...

but has there ever been a hurricane in the eastern pacific? I think the water has to cool to a certain temp (amongst other things) for that to happen and the eastern pacific is far too tropical