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Daily Commentary – Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Download
SAY A PRAYER FOR THOSE IN THE DALLAS, TEXAS AREA THAT WERE HIT WITH DEADLY TORNADOES LAST NIGHT …
Last night, tornadoes swept through the Dallas area leaving substantial damage and at least eleven people dead either from the storm or related traffic accidents. The National Weather Service in Fort Worth said several tornadoes touched down in the Dallas area, although the full extent of damage would not be known until daylight Sunday.
The storm blew the roofs off homes and left vehicles mangled or turned upside down, churches damaged, power lines down, natural gas lines burst, trees toppled and debris strewn across neighborhoods. The damage stretched over about a 40-mile-long area from 20 miles south of Dallas to northeast of the city.
Joe Harn, police spokesman for Garland, about 20 miles northeast of Dallas, said five people were killed in vehicle accidents during the massive storm, but it’s unclear if all five were in the same vehicle or how they died.
Tornado in Sunnyvale, Garland, and Rowlett, Texas
Severe storms and tornadoes tore through north Texas, killing at least 11 people in the latest incident of deadly weather in the nation.
The storms hit Dallas suburbs Saturday evening, with Garland suffering the most casualties, authorities said.
Lt. Pedro Barineau with the Garland Police Department confirmed Sunday morning that eight people died in the storm that ripped through Garland.
Barineau said 15 people were hurt and 600 structures were damaged.
Three additional deaths were reported in Collin County, said Lt. Chris Havey, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office. Havey said officials don’t expect the death toll to rise, but they are sifting through debris and making sure no victims were overlooked.
In some neighborhoods in Garland, the storms ripped facades off houses, leaving gaping holes. Cars that had been in driveways ended up inside homes after the tornado barreled through, witnesses said.
Officials said earlier that five of the deaths were related to vehicles hit by a tornado in southeast Garland.
Garland resident Pat McMillian said the tornado left neighborhoods in darkness.
At least 11 people were killed in the Dallas area Saturday night when 11 tornadoes swept North Texas, officials said.
The storm tossed cars off freeways and destroyed at least one apartment building, a recreation vehicle park and several homes across the suburbs northeast of the city, according to officials with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department and the Garland Police Department. About 50,000 people were without power, officials said.
“There’s been quite an impact in damage and potentially injuries and death,” said Rich Thompson, lead forecaster with the National Weather Service’s storm prediction center in Norman, Okla.
In Rowlett, which borders Garland, at least three houses had collapsed, and the people who lived in them had not been found, said Detective Cruz Hernandez of the Rowlett Police Department.
Detective Hernandez said that the damage in Rowlett was extensive and that the police were seeking to rescue anyone trapped in their homes, although the effort was being hampered by continuing bad weather.
“We can’t get a good sense of it because it’s dark and it’s starting to rain right now,” he said.
On Sunday, Brian Funderburk, the city manager of Rowlett, said 23 people were injured when the city was directly hit by a large tornado. The city enacted a 24-hour curfew in areas affected by the storm to keep roads clear for residents and emergency operations.
At Least 7 Poeple Killed, Many Injured & Others Missing As Deadly Tornadoes Ravage the South Last Night (VIDEO)
SAY A PRAYER FOR THOSE AFFECTED BY THE KILLER TORNADO JUST DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS …
At least 7 were killed yesterday as deadly tornadoes ravaged the South from Mississippi to Arkansas to Tennessee. The severe weather caused tornadoes across the South, 12 alone were witnessed in Mississippi alone. According to reports, 24 tornadoes touched down across 6 states. As reported by ABC News, it will be a difficult Christmas for many families in the south after deadly storms and tornadoes devastated the region, especially in Holly Springs, Mississippi, where a 7 year old boy was killed. The devastation is beyond words.
The mayor of Nashville, TN had asked businesses to let employees go hoe early to avoid the bad weather. When the tornado sirens went off late last night in Music City, thankfully it was mostly deserted. However, some were forced to take cover at the last minute as the severe weather came through. The winds and rain was incredibly severe and those not directly affected by the damage left in the wake of the tornadoes themselves, others lost power, including yours truly.
Tornado caught on tape as it hits highway lined with cars
Officials in tornado-ravaged areas were searching for missing people Thursday after a spring-like storm system swept across the southeast, killing at least seven people — including a 7-year-old boy.
The storms — which the National Weather Service called a “particularly dangerous situation” for an area that spanned eastern Arkansas, northwest Mississippi, northeast Louisiana and western Tennessee — destroyed homes and caused power outages on Wednesday.
It was the first such warning anywhere in the country in a year and a half.
The youngest victim of the severe weather was a 7-year-old in Holly Springs, Mississippi, who was killed in a van on Highway 7 as storms swept through the town, according to Marshall County Coroner James Anderson. Tree limbs and debris covered the highway Thursday, and emergency crews worked to restore downed power lines.
Three people were killed and two others were missing in Benton County, Mississippi, county coroner Shane Ward said late Wednesday. The dead were two men and one woman, all approximately in their 60s. Crews were going house-to-house Thursday to make sure all residents were accounted for.
The other victims were in Tennessee and Arkansas. A man and a woman were killed in Perry County, Tennessee, but no details were made public about their deaths. In Atkins, Arkansas, 18-year-old Michael Remus was killed when a tree crashed into the bedroom she was sharing with her 18-month-old sister. The toddler was taken to a hospital after being safely pulled out of the home by rescuers.
Authorities say teams of searchers are looking for three people still missing in Mississippi after Wednesday’s tornadoes.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency spokesman Greg Flynn said Thursday a 35-person team was out looking for the two unaccounted people in Benton County, where he said at least two people died in the storms.
Flynn said another team was searching for the missing person in Tippah County, just southeast of Benton.
HMM, WHAT HAPPENED TO GLOBAL WARMING?
The UK Telegraph is reporting that we are headed within the next 15 years to a “mini ice age”. What is Al Gore and the rest of the global warming alarmists going to say? But I thought it was settled science that the Earth had a fever caused by man-made global warming? Guess not.
The earth is 15 years from a “mini ice-age” that will cause bitterly cold winters during which rivers such as the Thames freeze over, scientists have predicted.
Solar researchers at the University of Northumbria have created a new model of the sun’s activity which they claim produces “unprecedentedly accurate predictions”.
They said fluid movements within the sun, which are thought to create 11-year cycles in the weather, will converge in such a way that temperatures will fall dramatically in the 2030s.
Solar activity will fall by 60 per cent as two waves of fluid “effectively cancel each other out”, according to Prof Valentina Zharkova.
In a presentation to the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, she said the result would be similar to freezing conditions of the late 17th century.
GLOBAL WARMING BABY … BOSTON BREAKS SNOWFALL RECORD.
It’s official, Boston, Massachusetts has broke the record this year for annual snowfall. Hmm, what about that global warming?Oh that’s right, the LEFT will call it climate change, even though their entire premise was based upon greenhouse gases and global warming. Has anyone ever been in a cold greenhouse? Because we all know that it snows in a green house, just ask Frostie the Snowman.
In a story March 15 about Boston’s seasonal snowfall record, The Associated Press erroneously reported the previous record, set in 1995-96. It was 107.6 inches, not 107.9 inches.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Boston breaks seasonal snowfall record with 108.6 inches
Boston breaks seasonal snowfall record with 108.6 inches, beating 1995-96
BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s made history by having the snowiest, and probably most miserable, season since 1872.
The official measurement of 108.6 inches at Logan International Airport Sunday night topped a season record of 107.6 inches set in 1995-96, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton, Massachusetts.
Al Gore was unavailable for comment, he was too busy dealing with snow and ice in Tennessee.
SNL Mocks NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio & His Overreaction to the Snowstorm of the Century With Seahawks Richard Sherman … “I’ve Seen Bigger Blizzards at Dairy Queen”
SNL MOCKS NYC MAYOR, THE BOY WHO CRIED
WOLF SNOW STORM OF THE CENTURY …
SNL’s opening skit was kinda lame, but has its moments. Except for the part where they lampooned NYC Mayor Bill de Blazio and his overreaction to the snow storm of the century, it pretty much was not that funny. De Blazio’s warnings of the pending storm that wasn’t was more along the lines of fear-mongering, and trying to take pre-credit for being on top of things, rather than telling NYC folks to be prepared. The skit went as follows … Richard Sherman (Jay Pharoah) and Marshawn Lynch (Kenan Thompson) hosted a faux-talk show, in which Sherman stated, and now I would like to begin the show the way I always do by verbally assaulting someone who’ve already lost.” Last night’s attack went out to New York City Mayor Bill de Blazio:
“De Blazio, yeah I am talking to you. You a punk ass mayor. You call that the biggest snow storm in the history of New York. I’ve seen bigger blizzards at Dairy Queen. And you seriously tried to shut down the whole city because of that?”
Below is the VIDEO of NYC Mayor de Blazio doing his best imitation of Chicken Little and the sky is family saying that the snow storm could be the largest snow storm in the history of the city. De Blazio stated that the snow projections are to be between 2 and 3 feet of snow that will hit the city. His message to New Yorkers was, “prepare for something worse than you have seen before.” Wait, was de Blazio talking about the snow or him being mayor?
Needless to say, NYC pretty much received little to no snow and yet he still shut down the city. Maybe the weathermen will turn their back on you next. I am surprised uber-liberal deBlazio did not blame the fowl up of the lack of snow to NYC on global warming.
The storm lived up to its billing here, where it dumped 19.1 inches, the fourth heaviest amount of snow on record for Providence. But in New York City where similar “historic” forecasts helped close down Gotham for a storm that fizzled, meteorologists and public officials were being accused of a “historic” screw-up.
Hey Al Gore … Columbia, SC Experienced Earliest Snow in 125 years of Weather Records Yesterday on Halloween Night
MORE GLOBAL WARMING BABY …
Last night on All Hallows’ Eve, Columbia, South Carolina experienced their earliest snow in 125 years of weather records. According to Accuweather, wet snow and slush brought down trees and power lines around Greenville, South Carolina as of early Saturday morning. Snow was reported as far south as Columbia, South Carolina, making it the earliest snowfall on record. What say you Al Gore? What are the odds that Gore and the rest of the global warming settled science crowd will blame this on climate change as well?
Columbia, SC has just experienced their earliest snow in 125 years of weather records, beating the Nov. 9, 1913 earliest snow record by 8 days. Current South Carolina weather shows it’s still snowing in Greenville, SC.
The Christian Science Monitor is reporting Greenville was especially hard hit with downed trees and power outages. The Smokey Mtns received up to 16 inches overnight. The current U.S. snow cover map shows 18 states with some amount of snow this morning.
Saturday morning, a record early-in-season snow coated parts of South Carolina to usher in the month of November.
Snow was observed as far south and east as Columbia, the earliest flakes on record in the city, occurring less than three days after a string of four straight days in the mid-upper 80s. Sleet was reported just northwest of Charleston, South Carolina.
A couple inches of snow coated grassy areas and some roads near Greenville and Pelion, South Carolina. Power lines were downed in Greenville, Greenwood, and Lexington Counties due to the combination of strong winds and wet snow accumulations.
Up to six inches of snow was reported around Asheville, North Carolina while 2.5 inches was measured in Boone, North Carolina. Seven inches was measured near Marshall, North Carolina (2280′ elevation). Up to 3 inches blanketed Bluefield, West Virginia.
Mt. LeConte, Tennessee (6400′ elevation) measured 22 inches of snow, with waist-deep drifts. Numerous roads were shut down in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including U.S. 441. Trees were “cracking and popping” due to the weight of almost 13 inches of snow near Hartford, Tennessee (3400′ elevation).
Twin Tornado Touch down in Northeast Nebraska and Devastaes Town of Pilger & Stanton (Update: Two Killed Including 5 Year Old Child)
WOW … HEAVEN HELP THEM.
The National Weather Service said the two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other. Emergency crews and residents spent the evening sifting through demolished homes and businesses in the community of about 350, roughly 100 miles northwest of Omaha. At least 19 people were injured.
“More than half of the town is gone – absolutely gone,” Stanton County Commissioner Jerry Weatherholt said. “The co-op is gone, the grain bins are gone, and it looks like almost every house in town has some damage. It’s a complete mess.”
Rescuers found several critically injured people near Pilger’s Main Street, including a 5-year-old who died after being taken to the hospital. Another fatality was confirmed in Cuming County about four miles east of Pilger, he added in a statement. Further details were not immediately available.
Faith Regional Health Services said it had 16 people in critical condition. Three of the injured were taken to Providence Hospital in Wayne. Two were treated and released for lacerations while the third remained under observation in stable condition, according to hospital spokeswoman Sandy Bartling.
“This is a significant storm, and one that I have never seen the likes of, ever. Really,” said Greg Postel, a severe weather specialist for The Weather Channel.
Global warming, eh?
USA Today is reporting that 49 out of 50 US states have snow on the ground. Of course for Barack Obama that would be 49 out of 57 states. Of course some states have more snow cover than other, like areas of Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey that are getting hammered by the latest snowmegeddon. Other areas in the South like Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas were also pounded by snow and ice and from the latest storm.
Chart from NOAA
Snow is on the ground in 49 out of the 50 states — only the Sunshine State of Florida is completely snow-free, according to a map produced Thursday morning by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
(This doesn’t mean that those 49 states are snow-covered, of course, only that some part of each state has snow.)
Although this map doesn’t show it, there is snow in Hawaii, where webcams are showing snow on the high peaks of the mountain volcanoes of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.
The map also doesn’t include Alaska, but it’s a given that most of that state is snow-covered this time of year. A quick check with the National Weather Service forecast office in Fairbanks found 19 inches of snow on the ground there.
But of course according to Al Gore and Barack Obama, it is settled science, it’s global warming.
I Smell More Global Warming … 2014 Ushered in With Record Low Temperatures and Massive Snow Storm … Get Ready for ‘Hercules’
A funny thing happened on the way to global warming, abnormally cold temperatures break out …
2014 has been ushered in with abnormally cold temperatures in the United States. Across the US record low temperatures are being experienced that would make even Al Gore maybe question is own BS. And it is not just America, our friends in the ‘Great White North’ are experiencing incredible low temperatures as well. CNC News is reporting that Manitoba, Canada the Manitoba Museum is reporting Winnipeg’s temperatures on Tuesday were actually as cold as the surface of Mars at -29 C (-20 F) at 3 pm.
The recent surge of arctic air in Wisconsin has led to record-breaking low temperatures in places like Owen, a Clark County town that hit minus 31 degrees this week.
A La Crosse Tribune report says records were tied or broken in about half a dozen cities in the region.
The La Crosse airport hit a low of minus 17 degrees. That tied a record set in 1976. Friendship also tied a record with temperatures of minus 22.
Owen got down to minus 31 degrees, two degrees colder than the previous record set in 1963.
Zack Taylor is a meteorologist with the National Weather service. He says the cold is part of an arctic front. He says temperatures should warm up a tad later this week, but another arctic front could arrive by the weekend.
Cold, blustery conditions will push across the northern Plains and the upper Midwest on Tuesday as an arctic air mass sweeps across the region.
WCCO meteorologists are forecasting the coldest New Year’s Eve ever in International Falls, Minn. The forecast is a low of -39° (the old record is -38°).
Temperatures are expected to be 20 to 30 degrees below normal in North Dakota and Minnesota, while a line of snow showers will move across the area. The heaviest snow is expected to develop in the Dakotas, southern Minnesota, northeastern Iowa, southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.
But of course the global warming crowd is still at it trying to tell you that dinosaurs are coming back because of global warming.
Get ready for HERCULES … Good grief, why do we name snow storms, I mean really?
The storm, predicted to affect the USA from the upper Midwest to the East Coast, is expected to bring the heaviest snow across southern New England on Thursday and early Friday.
“Over a foot of snow will fall in localized areas of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut and the cities of Hartford, Conn., Providence, R.I., and Boston,” predicted AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. Lesser amounts, in the 6- to 12-inch range, are likely in northeastern Pennsylvania, in New Jersey and in southeastern New York state.
A note to the folks in New York and Boston as you are reading those global warming stories, hunker down and get ready for “snowmageddon” as AccuWeather is reporting that a major snowstorm will reach from across part of the Midwest to the central Appalachians and New England Thursday into Friday and a blizzard will evolve from the storm in parts of the Northeast.
The storm will affect more than 70 million people in the Midwest and the Northeast combined and could have a major negative impact on travel for people returning from holiday destinations, heading back to school or resuming business activities.
It will be far from the worst storm to ever hit the area, but people should be prepared for flight delays and cancellations because of direct and indirect impacts from the far-reaching storm. Some roads may even close for a time.