6/29/2012 — Severe weather = Damaging wind, hail, tornadoes in Midwest, SW, NE, Mid-Atlantic

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screenshot at 845pm CDT 6/29/2012:

use the links here to monitor severe weather nationally , and internationally:

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/2122012-weather-monitoring-links-satellite-and-radar-for-usa-and-world/

East coast USA — far northeast Maine into East Canada (halifax) damaging winds, hail, and strong cell thunderstorm warnings issued.

Further south along the east coast — West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC — damaging winds, hail, and possible tornadoes detected.

In the midwest — Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Indiana.. be aware of the ongoing hail, damaging winds, and possible tornadoes.

In the West to Southwest.. Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Arizona, and north Texas — damaging winds, and large hail detected.  Some areas yet to be hit, but expect these conditions to arrive in each state before daybreak.

All storms pressing ESE at the moment (overall)… eventually all will move East — if you live in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia — be aware of more storms throughout the night as the system over Iowa moves ESE through Illinois.

6/28/2012 — Record heat wave Weather share — 106F / 41C — St. Louis Missouri

monitor the weather across the nation , and internationally here:

http://sincedutch.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/2122012-weather-monitoring-links-satellite-and-radar-for-usa-and-world/

Rolling blackouts in west St. Louis Missouri  — Ballwin, MO zipcode 63011 — First hand report from my wife.. electricity off for about 30 minutes today at 4pm CDT — hottest part of the day.   Upon her call to the power company.. the customer service rep. said power would be back on at 930pm !!

The power then came back on within 15 minutes of the call to the company.  I don’t know how many others are still without power.  NOT GOOD on a record heat day !  Lets hope 930pm is just a blanket statement.

Topping out at 108F / 43C in some areas… 14% humidity .. winds out of the SW at about 5-7mph .. pressure at 29.80 steady ..  is Missouri the new Arizona / New Mexico?!  Lets hope not… but for the next several days, it sure will seem to be !

Forecast 100F+ degree temps for the next several days (at least four days).

Be aware of large wildfire threat, excessive heat, damaging heat (cars , pets, plants , lawns etc.. ).  Also check on elderly, and be aware of your personal heat limits… everyone responds a bit differently to heat.. some can take it.. others drop out in minutes…

6/23/2012 — 6.5M earthquake in Kamchatka Russia — North of Japan

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June 23, 2012 :

Kamchatka Russia — (pacific ring of fire north of Japan) .. a magnitude 6.5 earthquake has struck just offshore of the island chain.  No tsunami associated with this seismic movement.

here are the USGS statistics:

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/at00m63qd5.php

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Earthquake Details

This event has been reviewed by a seismologist.

Magnitude    6.5 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time    

    Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 03:15:05 UTC
    Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 04:15:05 PM at epicenter

Location    57.436°N, 163.418°E
Depth    51 km (31.7 miles) set by location program
Region    NEAR THE EAST COAST OF KAMCHATKA, RUSSIA
Distances    

    284 km (176 miles) S (189°) from Il’pyrskiy, Russia
    296 km (184 miles) NNW (329°) from Nikol’skoye, Komandorskiye Ostrova, Rus.
    577 km (358 miles) NNE (30°) from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy, Russia
    2990 km (1858 miles) NNE (29°) from TOKYO, Japan

Jaw-dropping, violent tornado hurling deadly softball hail! June 22, 2012

TVN storm chasers Reed Timmer, Dick McGowan, Chris Chittick and Chad Cowan intercepted a violent tornado in extreme southwestern South Dakota on June 22, 2012! Chasing without the protection of the Dominator’s Lexan windows, massive hail being driven by hurricane-force winds in the near-tornado environment blew out several windows on their vehicle as they remained focused on documenting one of 2012’s most photogenic tornadoes! Visit http://www.tvnweather.com for live chasing from the field, and webisodes (coming soon!) which will detail the rest of the story from the 2012 season!