The main fuss about health hazards in the 2016 Rio Olympics stemmed from reports such as how raw sewage was being allowed to flow virtually untreated into the near-by bay where many boating events were set to take place.
Although instances like This Belgian Sailor could have potentially resulted from a "serious gastrointestinal infection a few weeks [prior]", This German Sailor however may have been a victim of poor water quality resulting in infection. This Article has a longer version that better highlights the stigma of the water in much of the boating community; it was no secret that Rio was dumping raw sewage in the Bay, Brazil just did their best to keep a lid on the real health hazards, while letting the Zika hype take center stage.
Although I admit, finding numerous accounts of athletes becoming sick from water events was difficult, the main take-away I got from looking was that very realistically the city was allowing raw sewage to flow directly into the bay.
Here is a higher resolution, non-horizontally squished, version of this image. It also doesn't have the fake tornado's added. It was posted by Daniel Loretto to Facebookon August 16, 2010 with the following caption:
> Lightning over Graz (14.8.2010)
> The lightning bolts were captured in what was likely a composite image by Daniel Loretto on Aug. 14, 2010, according to Reddit user "/u/MrDorkESQ." The storm occurred in Graz, Austria, and there were no tornadoes accompanying those lightning bolts.
I grew up there and only left about a year ago, they're not doing this because of the wildlife, that's just one of Aspen's spins like how the town claimed they're 100% green energy. For the past few years its been so dry that having fireworks isn't possible/allowed because Aspen Mountain is actually leased from national forest land. God knows the town gov/Skico isn't particularly concerned about wildlife at U'ler nights, Winterskool, New Years, X-Games Food and Wine etc etc because every single one of those events has extremely long fireworks. So, uplifting yeah! But also take with a hefty grain of salt.
Edit: This comment wasn't a criticism of the actual article, more so that OP is being misleading to make this uplifting, AND that Aspen tends to conveniently spin stories. If OP was 100% honest this would literally be titled: 'Colorado town to have drone show in lieu of fireworks tonight due to fire ban'.
OR like the weather channel puts it: Western Wildfires Continue to Burn As Fire Danger Cancels July 4th Fireworks Displays
I mean, yeah it's pretty cool that he didn't die but the rate of survivability for lightning strikes is way higher than you would possibly imagine (about 90%). It's actually pretty rare for someone to die.
The sky can be green, but the conditions for it are rare. Blue light spreads better than green light, so generally, the conditions are better to make the sky blue than make the sky green.
You can have a stormy green sky
Or you can have a green flash
Edit: Fixed RES formatting
Are you sure? I thought numerous studies showed that the color of storms had little to do with hail and more with the environment and time of day. Also if that was hail it'd be in the RFD region, not directly in the mesocyclone where the blue color is, no?
"A 1993 study from Penn State University contends that there simply needs to be a strong thunderstorm with a large volume of precipitation and the right alignment of the sun and thunderstorm to turn the sky green. Researchers calculated hail's contribution to the green color was actually small"
Texas, and other Gulf states, are already experiencing an incredible rise in flood rates (Related). This is going to cause massive damage, even with a strong response. Still, hurricane flood damage in the future will be increasingly catastrophic for these areas.
In any case, disaster relief should be unconditional, and nonnegotiable.
Tornado fun facts:
The US and Canada have more tornadic activity than any other place on Earth, averaging about 1100 tornadoes per year. Tornadoes also occur in places like Europe and Japan, but are rare compared to North American activity.
Tornadoes are usually produced by supercell thunder storms, but smaller/weaker tornadoes can occur from non-supercell storms as well. These non-supercell tornadoes are commonly found in eastern Colorado (where this video was taken).
Meteorologists have yet to isolate the tornado-causing factor. In other words, why does one supercell thunderstorm produce a tornado and another nearby storm does not?
Meteorologists use the Enhanced Fujita Scale to categorize tornadoes based on factors such as wind speed and damage.
The most dangerous aspect of a tornado is flying debris. This is why it's so important to stay away from windows if a tornado is near by.
I live in Colorado and I watched these storms develop that day, wishing I could leave my office to go chase them. It's hard to tell form this gif, but this might be an anti-cyclonic tornado! Does anyone have a video with better resolution?
But the difference is that Fluor was given a contract by the Army Corps Engineer. Weather dot com had a nice report on it 7 days ago.
> When the power association convened its conference shortly after Maria struck, PREPA told participants it wouldn’t need the network’s help because it had already contracted with Whitefish Energy Holdings LLC, a two-year-old consultancy, to spearhead the restoration efforts.
So the government skipped mutual aid from the APPA, which would have coordinated with the Army Corps, and went straight for Whitefish.
Straight up cash grab unless they’re actually a successful Contract Management business..
While this is disgusting -- take some solace in the fact that it's raining all day and into the wee hours in Washington D.C. today.
That means discomfort, that means a bad show, hopefully means no fly-over, and it almost certainly hinders the chance at anything but a paid-for crowd.
We're actually in pretty firm belief that we were beat fairly, it doesn't matter who we lost to, it was more what it means for our team, and they're definitely looking strong. Although people who say we have a great chance in Qatar are forgetting that country is actually a shithole and the scorching heat will probably fuck every country who qualifies.
Sauf que d'après des sondages pour Franceinfo près de 80% de Français soutiennent les blocages du 17 novembre.... et en même temps, 75% des Francais estiment que la lutte contre le Réchauffement Climatique est prioritaire. Donc il ne s'agit pas seulement de deux parties opposé de la population.
Évidemment il faut prendre les sondages avec des pincettes mais ça montre quand même qu'une bonne part des Français ne sont pas très cohérents ( voir hypocrites) pour ce qui est lutte contre le RC et la hausse des prix du gazole.
Not the only time this exact accident has happened.
Edit: and this one
the US gets far and away the most, but are in no way unique in having them.
It's surprisingly hard to find numbers for other countries. Quick research finds that South America is close behind the US in average tornado numbers though, which I found surprising.
Here's a map of where tornados occur
Wiki's page on Tornado Climatology has a few numbers, but outside of North America and Europe the numbers aren't very concrete.
The logic actually goes the other way. The presence of marine fossils in the Himalayas is the biggest indicator that the Indian subcontinent was an island and when it struck Asia, coastal areas were raised to become the mighty Himalayas. The other indicators are the presence of limestone in the mountains and the fact that the Himalayas are still rising as the subcontinent continues to ply into Asia.
We were taught this in school, more than 20 years ago.
Trustable source: https://weather.com/en-IN/india/news/news/2018-06-29-fish-fossil-himalayas
I'm sure there are much better sources around - this was a quick search.
ny'ker here - our city is full of shit, here's why;
in april they mandated building cut co2 by 2030
but that's compared to emissions from 2005
the city mandated that oil heat convert to gas heat years ago;
so that change alone which most buildings already did
(not for co2 reasons, but because gas is dirt cheap now)
reduces their co2 by at least 55% or above the 40%
difference requirement from 2005 to 2030.
so basically, NYC is full of shit when it comes to environmental law.
>“The President and First Lady’s trip to Ainse-Marne (sic) American Cemetery and Memorial has been canceled due to scheduling and logistical difficulties caused by the weather.”
Forecast, occasional light rain, winds from the SW at 12 mph.
For what it's worth, this guy won't visit living soldiers overseas why bother to honor the dead ones?
el nino has less hurricanes despite the temps.
la nina has more. It does look like the el nino might be winding down but its a long one, and some basically say its an extension of hte last one as the last la nina was so pathetic.
anyways the best predictions this year is that hurricane season will be pretty average, in number and intensity.
though the last time we came out of a mega el nino, the next year was crazy for hurricanes.. 1999.
These are the popcorninest rocks I've ever seen.
Because I was curious: they're coral! https://weather.com/science/news/2018-12-12-canary-island-beach-popcorn-sand
Florida's Governor Scott blames the algae bloom on "federal government's release of water from Lake Okechobee" but the scientist says, "The bloom begins in the Gulf about 10 to 40 miles offshore -- near the west Florida continental shelf -- and can be transported inshore by winds and currents.
Once the red tide is inshore, the algae can grow even more using man-made nutrients, such as fertilizer."
See Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okechobee "From NBC’s “Today Show” to The Daily Telegraph of London, news outlets chronicled the closing of beaches, the declaration of a state of emergency and the desperate, heart-breaking efforts of people using garden hoses to save manatees, affectionately known as sea cows, caked in toxic slime and struggling to breathe."
"But the reports didn’t explain the most tragic part of the story – that this calamity is man-made. It’s the culmination of 135 years of engineering missteps, hubris and a determination to turn Everglades sawgrass into cash crops. Despite talk of spending $10.5 billion over the next two decades to fix the problem, a cloud of political uncertainty leaves it unclear when, how – or even if – the harmful algae blooms will be stopped.
Environmental degradation is only part of the price the public pays so private companies can turn sugar into money. These tropical wetlands have been drained and maintained for decades at great expense for the benefit of Florida’s sugar cane industry, which is dominated by two politically connected companies."
Perhaps this would give a better idea of why they had to do this now or never.
This is the weather forecast for the next 10 days in Chiang Rai.
I'm hijacking your top comment here..
The wind chill formula changed quite drastically in 2001 and even more in 2002. So comparing today's wind chill readings to old readings doesn't really make any sense because they were based off of old formula's that are no longer used.
You can read about it here. It's quite interesting!
This is an interesting read on how a corpse fairs in different weather conditions. I would say that a severed limb would likely start decaying, and based on the article could even mummify. I don't think it would sunburn in the traditional sense due to desiccation of the tissues
It's kind of terrifying reading these comments. People are denying it based off anecdotal evidence... "It was sooo cold this winter where I live..." And no actual numbers to back it up. Either that or making shitty puns. I know it's Reddit but I expected at least a little bit of intelligent conversation.
I live in NC and I've been skiing since I was a kid. Climate change is so apparent at these southern ski resorts. My local mountain posts stats of the season length and snowfall amount each year, and this year was the second shortest in recorded history with snowfall well below average. Keep in mind that snowmaking technology has been improving over time. When my stepmom was young (1970s) it was common for them to have ski seasons with 130+ days, before high tech snowmaking was available. The 2015-2016 season had only 102 days to put it in perspective.
I don't take this stuff lightly because at this rate my kids will have a hard time skiing at all here in the south. Not here to push an agenda or blame it on fossil fuels or something, but the climate is really changing regardless of the cause guys. Let's take it a little more seriously.
*edit: in case you're curious about my info, check out this article showing that the country as a whole just had the warmest winter on record: https://weather.com/news/climate/news/record-warmest-winter-us-2015-2016
Sure is raining hard when it's going to be 32C and sunny for the next 10 days, yeah?
OP is full of shit and fishing for karma.
Fun cold facts about Minnesota.
We have Minneapolis, on average the coldest major city in the US just beating out Anchorage, AK.
We can give you temperatures equal to Antartica.
The record recorded cold was -60°F/-51.1°C on Feb 2, 1996.
The largest 24 hour temperature change was 71°F/39°C on April 3 1982. (It dropped this amount)
Edit: spelling, formatting and now grammar
The article says no one knows when it's going to end. The Lyon weather forecast shows it ending next week.
> Americans deserve everything they get.
This may be true, but could I ask that they don't drag the rest of the world down with them? It was 45.9c (114.6f) in France this week. And I quite like my end of the world not being on fire.
For reference, of the 20 hottest years on record, 19 were this century... I'll give you a second to realize that's because there have only been 19 years this century. The other year of those 20 was 1998. So to put it another way, the 20 hottest years we've ever had all happened in the last 21 years. 2019 is on track to be the 3rd hottest year on record.
Pictured Rocks Lakeshore.
Upper Peninsula. Michigan.
They're a little weird up there. 'eh!
( I lied, It's Minnesota )
"Those who ignore mandatory evacuation orders should be prepared to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours after a storm...In addition, public safety officials will not risk lives to respond to emergency calls in mandatory evacuation areas during the storm."
Yes, just look at this polling station highest in the world.
Indian democracy is imperfect but it is one of the most fascinating exercise of human civilisation
Colorado State University predicts there will be 2-4 major hurricanes this year. The predicted total number of storms is above average.
yeah the lightning is trying to get to ground asap: the car is surrounded by buildings, far better targets
and all that smoke speaks of, like you said, a firework
one final point: getting hit my lightning in car is not impossible, just unlikely. and you are in a faraday cage
a faraday cage is a physical effect where the current stays on the outside of a metal object. meaning you should be safe (blown out windows, car losing control, electronics going haywire and deploying airbags, etc, notwithstanding)
By volume, totally. But the rain here that bugs people isn't the amount the fall, but the persistence of it.
>Seattle has a reputation for being fairly rainy and there is data that corroborates that characterization. But it's not as clear cut as you may think, and there are places in the U.S. that receive more rain.
>Seattle experiences an average of 152 rainy days a year, which is more than most cities across the U.S. A rainy day is defined as a calendar day in which at least 0.01 inches of rain, or melted snow and ice, falls.
Dallas, TX, June 4. We thought it was a tornado. Ripped the shingles off our roof. 70 mph straight line winds. Power was out for some people for more than 3 days.
It will happen if they do this. I am so broken by this. All the russia shit, all the adultery shit, all the theater we've seen. This is what is breaking me. What have we become?
Every October/November we get these amazing sunsets, seems to have something to do with the time of year. The Weather Channel has a short article about such.
Probably the loss of electricity and water is what really slams in we are one step away from being back in the stone age.
The Pacific plate slipped a few months ago. Over a long period of observation, when it does this, there are a series of earthquakes all around the Ring of Fire. If this pattern continues, there should be a large earthquake down the coast, North America (Oregon - California) or South America (Chile), in a few months. There have been very large volcanoes becoming very active this past year around the Asian ring, Phillipines, Indonesia, Bali, Krakatoa.
NASA has found the Earth is starting to wobble on its rotation axis. This is due to the weight distribution of solid ice melting into sloshing water causing an imbalance to develop. It seems this would start causing the plates to shift, mainly the Pacific plate. Oh, well.
Pretty sure the fire ants are still alive, just waiting for dry land like Noah...
floating clumps of fire ants
Mumbai is considered one of the cities most in danger of rising sea levels.
So when Bombay gets flooded by global warming because the government didn't put any money into infrastructure to prevent it, at least you'll be able to see part of the statute of Shivaji marking where the city once was.
What are the ripples that spread out concentrically from the center? I assume they're gravity / pressure waves of some sort, but what causes them? They look fast! Would you see increased rain or wind for a couple of minutes as one of those passes over you?
Edit: Answering my own question - They are gravity waves, they do not affect weather, and they might be useful for remotely estimating wind speeds throughout the storm.
> According to Popular Science, studies done on both cold-water swimmers and hospital patients have shown that people with a higher Body Mass Index (BMI) are less susceptible to hypothermia because fat insulates the body’s core. Article
So clearly higher BMI/body fat content does offer some insulation properties to core body temperature even if it isn't as efficient as blubber.
This is part of the reason why I am not a fan of the current classification of these storms.
If you check here:
It is a CAT2 because the sustained wind speed is 110 mph. One more mph it is a CAT 3 and officially becomes a "Major" storm.
Will a jump of 1 mph make a difference? No, but the media and people here will run with it...
Right now, the midwest is being ravished by a polar vortex. My server is in my shed, and it's very cold. I know full well that this could damage my hardware. I've decided to keep it running as a bit of an experiment, and because the hardware is old and expendable. AND TEH PERFORMANCE!!111 /s
The CPUs are idling at around 12-16° C. When I run a torture test on all 32 threads for hours in a row, temps don't go above 40° C. Condensation is unlikely because the humidity is very low. My HDDs will be kept spinning. A study (PDF) published by the University of Helsinki ran servers in sub-zero (down to -20° C) and encountered no issues, concluding "current computer equip-
ment is able to withstand very wide-ranging temperatures
and humidities for extended periods of time".
Because the issue with Breitbart isn't the quality of their "journalists", the fact they have made false claims and never corrected/retracted them, that a news site has a massive banner promoting their own store full of merchandise (that's not normal). It's only because they have a different opinion. /s
Since there isn't much to talk about in the preseason, I made a "fun fact" about each school. For LSU, I wanted to provide information on how to help the victims of the flooding in Louisiana. So, I'm reposting that info here so everyone can see it:
General Info on How to Help: https://weather.com/news/news/louisiana-flood-victims-how-to-help
American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate/weather
United Way SE Louisiana: http://www.unitedwaysela.org/flood
And they still tell us that the law is equal for all, yet in 2015:
11 Police Dogs Have Died of Heat Exhaustion This Summer; 9 Were Left in Hot Patrol Cars
None were charged with anything, and it was described as a tragedy. I like to think that this girl learned by having her dog die. It wasn't intentional or malicious in any way.
"So I went up to the giant hole in the ozone layer and I told it to CUT. IT. OUT!"
(on a serious note, looks like it is getting better, though: https://weather.com/science/environment/news/ozone-hole-closing-nasa)
global warming isn't a linear increase everywhere. It's a destabilization of the climate, leading to more destructive and freak storms (as we saw last autumn with the above-average amount of hurricanes), destabilization of the polar vortex, and ridiculous heat waves like the one in Europe right now. As a general trend, the world is getting warmer, but in some places it's warming up very rapidly; in others it's cooling down a bit. None of this is good for the world as a whole.
From what I've heard, he does an astounding amount of charity and volunteer work. Dude recently cooked for victims and firefighters of the Carr Fire in northern California.
Hell is genuinely thought to be quite hot, but sex there could be rather frigid. The town of Hell, Michigan experienced 13 nights of sub-zero temperatures in February of 2015.
Note this is unofficial. Complete radiosilence from SpaceX still, so take this with some salt and be careful with making plans around it...
As of now the weather sadly looks bad. :( I just want a repeat of CASSIOPE weather dammit...
The observed waves do not conform to any known seismic activity in that only one (of three) types of waves was observed whereas earthquakes typically produce all three types of waves. Secondly, the tone of the wave was distinctive rather than muddied and random.
The only parallel that comes to mind is: Imagine banging a large cymbal and instead of hearing the distinctive crash sound you heard a single tone, like a flute, come from the cymbal. Or better yet, imagine dropping a large glass platter on the floor and only hearing one of the tones. Can't happen, right? Well something did that and it's a bit difficult to understand what it could be.
From what I understand Earthquakes typically go off with a bit of a sudden bang (reflecting a single-ish sudden movement of the earth's crust) and big bang like events produce big bang like tremors (P wave and S waves). After these waves follows a third type of rolling wave that always comes later (it's slower) and is always associated with the P and S waves of the earthquake. This time, no P and S waves, but we get rolling waves.
(see also this article on the same event: https://weather.com/news/news/2018-11-29-unusual-seismic-waves-around-the-world)
For anyone close to the coast, Space City Weather is publishing a map showing tonight's approximate freeze line.
Weather.com is currently showing an expected low of 33 for both tonight and tomorrow night.
Wish me luck. I'm in Clear Lake -- don't anticipate needing to cover my plants tonight.
Still, for anyone with outdoor pets, probably prudent to be cautious.
Best of luck!
People completely ignore the fact that southern states are ill-equipped for inclement weather conditions, especially on the roadways. A few years ago, my community was without power for two weeks straight due to freezing rain and ice accumulation (TN). Residents perished from exposure during that period of time. Roadways were not cleared due to a lack of the necessary equipment, preventing power line crews from restoring electricity. The recurrence interval of events like this is so low that many states neglect to fund for winter weather, especially in states like Alabama or Georgia. Ice or a few inches of snow can be so dangerous because:
many counties and cities do not budget adequately for winter weather mitigation,
many residents do not have experience driving in these conditions,
most residents do not take the time to prepare for reasons 1 and 2, neglecting necessary measures such as keeping emergency food, water, blankets, etc in their cars.
Edit: here's an example of an inch of snow causing a 50-car pileup in MICHIGAN, where drivers are supposedly used to the driving conditions. Read the article before continuing your superiority circlejerk. You were born in an igloo, we get it. But slick shit is slick, and we don't have enough trucks to plow and spread salt in addition to idiots who don't know to drive slow.
It's caused by the jetstream taking a weird path and then sort of sticking there: https://weather.com/forecast/national/news/2019-05-20-stuck-weather-pattern-southeast-heat-wave-stormy-plains-cool-west
Bit of chatter regarding the "realness".
>In a situation that seems to have in part inspired "Flight", pilots of Alaskan Airlines flight 261 actually did fly upside-down in an attempt to regain control of their plane
Recreation of the Alaskan flight
Ravens vs Indy is supposed to have rain and 20MPH winds all game long. I was going to play Mike Wallace, but the stronger the wind the more a deep pass can become inaccurate.
I do not trust 'elite' Joe Flacco's deep ball accuracy enough to play Wallace in 20MPH winds and rain.
Nu exista gard suficient de inalt pentru nesimtirea omeneasca.
Cretinii vor fi cretini peste tot
WELL DAMN ABOVE SEA LEVEL FLOODING CAN'T HAPPEN /s So is Columbia and it flooded back in 2015, pretty badly google it.
Source: I live there.
I am actually being downvoted for stating facts, against a shit-tier argument.
But alright, internet warriors.
For the United States specifically April was the coldest it has been in 20 years. For Iowa and Wisconsin it was actually the coldest April on record (since 1895).
Scientists have attributed this to an abnormal flow of artic air that blew straight south almost the entire month. It's a strange phenomena that is becoming common now.
Even with America's record setting cold weather, the planet as whole <strong>still</strong> managed to be the 3rd hottest April on record.
It's called Climate Change for a reason. It's leading to hotter hots, colder colds, and vastly less predictable weather overall. None of these are good things for us.
And here in Delaware last week. Except they screwed up and didn't prevent it from capsizing as it sank. Usually they want these things upright so they can also be diving attractions.
That’s an actual thing though. That being said, that is almost most certainly not what they meant, and if it is, they’re symptoms don’t reflect this allergy.
> Wow. A hurricane. In Florida.
> I guess that settles it.
>the first Category 4 or stronger hurricane to make landfall on the Florida Panhandle.
That is not normal for Florida regardless of that snark.
No. Last year there were eight named storms simultaneously in just the northern Pacific Ocean. Seven across both northern oceans is above average, but far from "extreme" for the peak of hurricane season.
This was directly between PREPA and Whitefish. FEMA was not involved.
The reason that Whitefish got the contract was because PREPA is bankrupt and legit companies doubted that they would get paid. Hence, the contract went to a two-man startup with nothing to lose.
Here's an article on it.
The rotation of the eye is really just the movement of thunderstorms and does not reflect any underlying currents in the ocean, so there's no giant whirlpool. Water is just a lot more viscous so it can't go as fast as air. At the surface, the current moves roughly in the same direction as the wind; a bit deeper down, the water moves 90 degrees to the right of the wind direction due to this bizarre thing called Ekman transport. This is part of a larger pattern of upwelling where the hurricane pulls cooler water up to the surface. Sometimes this trail of cool water is visible from space after the storm passes.
I don’t know for sure but I believe it’s one of these snapping turtles. They hide in tightly compressed mud during cold seasons. When it warms up and water flows out they re-emerge. It’s actually pretty crazy because they can stay under for so long without air. (Sorry for the video I couldn’t find a better one)
For anyone else who is interested. I guess the idea was that you would be safe in the car, but the car would still be damaged by the strike.
Lol, I was just going to post this. A country after America's own heart. Our state fairs have followed your lead by deep frying EVERYTHING, including Kool Aid.
Yeah. How could he have known? Houston never floods.
There's also never been a tropical storm that stalled out over Texas for days.
Entirely unexpected and unprecedented.
I'm in the NE, we've hit top 10 years every single year for the last 15 or so. Either hottest years, most rain in a year, most snow, etc...
The last 4 years were the hottest years on record:
2018 is the 3rd wettest year on record so far... we have a month to get 4 more inches of rain
2017 most snow on record for our snowiest area: https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2018-02-06-erie-pennsylvania-close-to-record-snowiest-winter-season
basically... we are properly fucked
>One of the reasons the Euro has been considered the more reliable model is because it just has more funding
I am loathed to bring politics into this sub, but the broad answer to why the Euro is better is above. The EU paid to make it better and the US won't pay to make our model better because Republicans don't support weather science because weather science provides evidence of climate change.
Trump Administration Proposes Slashing National Weather Service Budget by 8 Percent, Eliminating Hundreds of Jobs (8% cut for 2019).
Trump's budget cuts would hinder the people who protect us from hurricanes (17% proposed for 2018)
2013 Congressional Budget Sequestration lead to 8.3% cut and 288 fewer forcasters.
No, you may be thinking of a -30F windchill. Per weather.com. Coldest since Jan '57.
I was scrolling through this slideshow and found picture 103 showing a fit guy wading through flood waters. I was like "Hey that guy looks familiar". Turns out, it's Daniel Skidmore, who I've competed against several times at regionals and in some local competitions back when I lived in NC.
I can only imagine how many CF gyms have been affected by the flooding, and I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of them didn't have flood insurance and will be in a really tough spot.
If anyone gets word of gyms/people in the CF community that need help, please post about it here and/or shoot me a message. I'd love to do what I can to help get fitness communities back up on their feet as these communities rebuild after the Florence Flooding.
Parting thoughts.... Daniel looks way more fit than all of the other 102 pictures-worth of people before him. Also, he's probably the only one who found to way to have their shirt off for the picture. CrossFitters being CrossFitters....
Possibility of a 4th still...would be the first time since 1998.
"As it turned out, four simultaneous Atlantic hurricanes had not previously been observed in the satellite era; or since the 1960s.
Going back further into the so-called best-track database, there had been no record of four simultaneous Atlantic hurricanes since 1893."
Heat lightning isn't really a thing, it's a common misconception of lightning in the distance. Lightning can be seen from up to 100 miles away, yet the sound of thunder travels around 15 miles at max. Just to help I have 2 sources
Source 1.5: (wikipedia hardly counts)
> Mais avant, les ordinateurs portables à bord de la station spatiale ont tourné sous Windows XP. Durant cette période, tous les ordinateurs à bord de l’ISS ont été infectés au moins une fois durant leur vie.
Ce que je vois c'est que comme les PC sont protégés, ce sont les humains qui sont maintenant attaqués.
Be careful. We are at altitude. The sun is much stronger here.
First thought: this seems like a monumentally stupid way to try to protect yourself in a school shooting. Even if they are capable of stopping the rounds why are you thinking they will come directly from above? Running away with it draped over your shoulders would make more sense.
The image appears to come from this article which is equally critical of such things but it gives the image credit as https://www.bulletblocker.com/ and I can't find it anywhere on that site.
Reverse searching it I found: Oklahoma Company ProTecht Develops Bodyguard Blanket to Shield Kids in Tornadoes, School Shootings which kind of makes more sense if this image is meant to show how it may shelter you from falling debris. I still don't expect it would do anything as whilst it may be able to prevent penetrating injuries it isn't going to stop half a tonne of concrete crushing you.
Alarmingly that site also quotes:
>At $1,000 per blanket, he and others with the company say buying one per student would be less expensive than building tornado shelters.
>"By no means would we ever say that this is more protective," Walker said. "But when you have budget constraints, this might be a viable alternative."
That may be the most stupidly depressing and depressingly stupid thing I have read in some time...
Katrina was already a Hurricane when it entered the gulf, that’s the big difference.
Here’s some info I found on the shift
Trust me, wind blows a lot, but the final total from the weather service was 65.
Link: From The Weather Channel Android App: https://weather.com/storms/winter/news/2017-12-26-erie-pennsylvania-record-snowstorm-christmas
Just as a small PSA, if you encounter a tornado while driving, going under an over pass is not necessarily the safest choice.
Scroll down to Sunday and you can see KC right in the middle of ice. Hopefully Bell treats it like that Buffalo game.
TL;DR After the positive lightning leaves the top of the clouds negatively charged, a potential different builds up, the discharge, caused by the charges redistributing, of which is called a Sprite.
Elves are caused by lighting strikes creating electromagnetic pulses, which can excite nitrogen molecules, which then emit light.
I'm not sure how that works, though, and wikipedia isn't too clear on it either.
It could all just be caused by the major Winter Storm Eboni who's currently dropping multiple feet of snow across the country.
But don't let me ruin this fear porn circle jerk we got going on here. Carry On.
I traveled to Puerto Rico recently and on the flight out from Miami and into PR, there was seaweed stretching in long lines for miles upon miles. Here's a pic from the plane.
It's frightening to see so much of it, it kind of makes you realize the whole ocean could just get overtaken by a simple organism in the right conditions.
News article on it.
"According to FEMA:
Two feet is needed to carry a car, I think being in 6 inches of water unless it's going at unrealistic speed is fine.
source : https://weather.com/safety/floods/news/flash-flooding-vehicle-danger-20140717
Here is a higher resolution, non-horizontally squished version of this image. It also doesn't have the fake tornado's added. It was posted by Daniel Loretto to Facebookon August 16, 2010 with the following caption:
Lurker commenting for the first time. Want to announce a Quillette reader meetup in San Francisco this Sunday: FB event page isn't public but here's a screenshot with details: https://imgur.com/2av3iQZ
And in case THAT doesn't work, it's
The first glacier in Iceland to melt due to human-induced climate change will be memorialized during a ceremony on Aug. 18.
No specific natural disaster can be linked to climate change but we know that climate change is making certain types of weather events more likely.
It's pretty clear that the recent heatwaves are at least partially caused by increases in global temperatures. https://weather.com/science/environment/news/2019-06-12-heatwaves-human-induced-climate-change-new-regime
Not from Breitbart, no I do not. (((Pizzagate))).
You know how there is this trend where "fake news" has become this new trendy thing to blanketly dismiss anything that contains opinions or implications that you don't like, rather than actual, genuine fabrications whose only purpose is pure propaganda? Breitbart is fake news. Breitbart has a frivolous relationship with the truth and I do not underestimate their ability to bend it.
Yes, there has been a drought. However, the Sierra Nevadas are currently buried in snow. 2017 is on the right.
I'm guilty of being a little laissez faire with a lot of stuff, but I respect the hell out of water, since it's almost killed me 3 times (2 near drownings and almost fell off a water fall on slick rocks, 1 one was the ocean pulling me out, the other two were, you guessed it, rivers). Here's some facts from the Weather Channel.
>Six inches of flowing water can knock a person off their feet.
>Water flowing at 7 mph has the equivalent force per unit area as air blowing at EF5 tornado wind speeds.
> Water moving at 25 mph has the pressure equivalent of wind blowing at 790 mph, faster than the speed of sound.
>Six inches of flowing water can drown a person.
> If you slip and fall face first, you might drown before you come to.
> Babies/small children are very vulnerable; just as they would be in a bathtub accident.
Water levels in flash floods can rise one foot in five minutes. In some cases, for instance in a canyon, near-instantaneous rises of 10-30 feet or more may accompany walls of water rushing downstream.
Wind speed of 40 mph. Temp low of -6 means frostbite in 10 minutes or less. That means you could lose some skin waiting at the bus stop or cleaning your car off.
Lol, the Cubs are supposed to go back to Washington on Thursday? Fuck you MLB. Florence is forecast to hit the East Coast as a fucking category 4 hurricane on Thursday night. Why not send the Cubs into that right MLB?
Not sure if this is the place for it but Cincinnati, Oh is pulling for you. Here's how others around the country can help.
It's a combination of factors including chemicals in most sunscreens, plastics, and from farming - mostly meat production or food production to feed livestock.
However I've also seen and read about plastics literally covering up and suffocating corals and other sea life.