Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The last fews days have been interesting.

March 7, 2017
UNISYS Enhanced Infrared Satellite of the North and West Hemisphere (click here)

The intertropical 
convergence zone is attempting to repopulate over South America. The ITCZ has been absent from it's equatorial physics for at least the past month.

March 8, 2017
by Jeremy White and Henry Fountain

After a mild winter across (click here) much of the United States, February brought abnormally high temperatures, especially east of the Rockies. Spring weather arrived more than three weeks earlier than usual in some places, and new research released Wednesday shows a strong link to climate change...

The northern troposphere has become completely bizarre. This satellite below shows the power of the climate crisis. The ITCZ is completely absent of water vapor and the two vortexes in the Pacific off the west coast of North America has soaked up that water vapor.

March 2, 2017
UNISYS Water Vapor Satellite of the North and West Hemisphere (click here for current 12 hour loop - thank you)

The State of Kansas has become an inferno. It is because of the winds of a vortex that has taken residence in the center of the USA.

Flames and smoke (click here) envelope a grain elevator in Sitka, Kan., early Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Grass fires fanned by gusting winds scorched swaths of Kansas grassland Monday, forcing the evacuations of several towns and the closure of some roads. 

The Latest on wildfires burning in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Colorado (all times local):
12:10 p.m.
Three young friends, (click here) including a couple, were overcome as they tried to steer cattle away from the flames of a wildfire in the Texas Panhandle.
Gray County Judge Richard Peet said Wednesday it appears 20-year-old Cody Crockett was on horseback and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Sydney Wallace, was nearby on foot as fire and smoke swirled around them in Gray County.
Peet says Wallace may have tried to run at the last moment Monday evening but she couldn't escape the smoke. He says she died of smoke inhalation.
Crockett suffered burns, as did 35-year-old Sloan Everett who also was on horseback. The bodies of all three were found close to one another.
A fourth person who died in the Texas Panhandle — 25-year-old Cade Koch (cook) — was attempting to drive home Monday night when smoke from a separate fire enveloped him....

Large Incident Fire Maps (click here)
March 08, 2017

A surreal scene of a glowing tree covered in ash and cools after fire swept through. Firefighters from across Kansas and Oklahoma battle a major wildfire near Protection, Kansas, Monday night and early Tuesday morning. The fire driven by winds gusting up to 50 mph threatened the towns of Protection and Ashland. There were reports of numerous structures lost in the fire. (March 7, 2017) Bo Rader The Wichita Eagle

March 7, 2017
By Bryan Horwath, Michael Pearce, Oliver Morrison, Suzanne Perez Tobias and Time Potter

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...Fire burned more than 400,000 acres in 21 counties in Kansas. (click here) By late Tuesday, a half-dozen counties were still burning.
“We’re not out of the woods, by any means,” Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday afternoon. “We’ve got to stay on top of this.”
Virtually all of Kansas was under a red flag warning on Tuesday. Fire risk is expected to continue through Thursday. Brownback urged residents to avoid roads near the fires, for their own safety.
“This is just too dynamic of a situation that we’re in now,” Brownback said.
An Oklahoma truck driver died after he was overcome by smoke in southern Kansas on Monday night. Another seven people have been injured in fire-related incidents, state officials said, though none of the injuries have been serious....

WS: 2 tornadoes hit Minn., earliest on record (click here)
March 7, 2017
AP and Dana Thiede, KARE

Grand Forks, Minn.  - The National Weather Service (click here) has confirmed that two rare March tornadoes are the earliest to ever strike Minnesota.

Forecasters say the tornado that damaged buildings and took down trees and power lines near Zimmerman Monday evening was the earliest twister recorded in Minnesota. Previously, the earliest tornado ever reported in Minnesota happened on March 18, 1968 in Truman.

Zimmerman is about 35 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Preliminary survey results indicate it was an EF-1 tornado with peak winds estimated at 107 mph that traveled nearly nine miles....

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