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Sinkhole opens up on Queensland beach – video A portion of a beach at Inskip Point, north of Brisbane, has collapsed into the ocean. Aerial vision from Rainbow Beach Helicopters shows a large hole where the sandy beach used to be.

Why Do the Completely Wrong Global Warming Forecasts Never Diminish the Confidence of the Doomsayers?? For two decades, the Maldives Islands have been the "poster nation" for global warming-caused sea level rise. In 2014, I ran a story about the hotel building boom in the Maldives Islands and questioning this common, but incorrect, assertion. I pointed out the smart money was betting the global warming doomsayers were completely wrong.

June 17, 2018 - Big Springs, Nebraska June 17th and 18th presented a couple of relatively local chase opportunities in Nebraska for me. A surface low in northeastern Colorado and a stalled front extending east from there into Nebraska along the Platte River Valley presented a decent opportunity for severe weather.

Weather update: Warm start to the week for most of the country Most of South Africa will experience a warm Heritage Day. Warnings. The only weather warning is for an extremely high fire danger over the central and eastern parts of the Northern Cape. Rain. Isolated afternoon showers and thundershowers are predicted over Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West, Free State and KwaZulu-Natal.

Central New Mexico Weather: 9/23/18 Yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day! There were no words to describe it. This morning has been sunny, mild and still. The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts a sunny day, with a high temperature near 85 F. Winds will be from the east at 5-10 mph, becoming southwest in the afternoon.

Sunday Fun: When You Meet A Kansan DON'T Mention the "Wizard of Oz" When you meet a Kansan for the first time here's a hint: People from Kansas are tired of Wizard of Oz references and this comic from Tuesday doesn't help. The worst is "there's no place like home." On this topic, the worst offenders are people from DC and NYC who don't know what else to say.

'Our history is getting erased': the biggest threat to Sandy Island's Gullah is not hurricanes A South Carolina community that has retained its African-influenced language weathered last week’s storm but faces other challenges to its future.

June 8, 2018 - Black Hills, South Dakota The final day of my 2018 chase vacation and it appeared that there might be a decent shot at some gorgeous storms in the Black Hills area of western South Dakota. I spent the previous night in Spearfish and sat around there for most of the morning waiting to see if I'd need to move south or not.

Satellite Image of the Week #38 This week's Satellite Image of the Week shows mostly clear skies behind a cold front in the midwest. I do like the tiny cumulus field in southeastern Wisconsin. Overall, I just liked this image. There is not some great meteorological reason, I just liked the few tiny cumulus clouds in patches.

Sen. McCaskill to Men: "Just Shut the Hell Up!" Really. If I were a Missouri male there is no way I would vote for this elitist, ethically-challenged Senator who has spend way too much time inside the Beltway. Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest.

Central New Mexico Weather: 9/22/18 Yesterday was a bit breezy, but an otherwise beautiful day. I don't think we saw 20 mph winds in Socorro, even with the breeze. We did have a nice sunset yesterday in Albuquerque. This morning has been sunny, mild and still. The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts a sunny day, with a high temperature near 82 F.

Yes, a Tornado Struck Ottawa, Ontario Here is video from yesterday's tornado in Ottawa, Canada. I was surprised this morning to read the local news media in Ottawa and find that some were calling yesterday's tornado a downburst. It was a tornado. The map below, from U.S. weather radar, shows the path of the rotation.

Recap of Last Night's Flooding & Today's Forecast The threat of additional flash flooding is diminishing across North Texas and the D/FW Metroplex. Record rains overnight have pushed many streams and rivers into flood. Residual flooding will likely impact low-water crossings and typical trouble spots most of today.

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Davis, Oklahoma Flash Flooding - 9/21/2018 Torrential rain and catastrophic flooding in parts of southern Oklahoma on the afternoon of September 21, 2018. Shot Description. 1 - Turner Falls in Murray County, Oklahoma. This is usually a docile waterfall that was turned into a raging torrent. 2 - Street flooding in Davis, Oklahoma.

Millions of dead chickens and pigs found in hurricane floods In North Carolina 3.4 million chickens and 5,500 hogs have been confirmed killed as massive lagoons are discharging fecal soup.

NWS WPC: Dangerous / life-threatening flash flooding developing in D/FW this evening The folks at the Weather Prediction Center have issued a focused and strongly worded warning for the D/FW Metroplex. The WPC handle precipitation related events. They indicate that a dangerous and life-threatening flash flood event is beginning to unfold in the immediate D/FW metro.

"The Creepy Line" As a result of Hurricane Florence, there are thousands of new readers on this blog. I got off Facebook early this year because of their highly unethical business practices. I stopped using Google about a year ago. I use the "duckduckgo.com" search engine.

Humid Summer of 18 Ends Autumn Begins & The Tropics If you were under the impression that the summer of 2018 was the most humid summer in many years, your impression was correct. When we look at the number of hours the dew point was above 70 degrees, this summer was oppressive. Take a look at the numbers from Lancaster.

HIGH RISK of Dangerous to Life-Threatening Flooding Tonight in Texoma & North Texas The Weather Prediction Center has upgraded a good portion of Texoma and North Texas to a HIGH RISK of Flash Flooding tonight. Just like the severe weather outlooks, a high risk if rare and only used when confidence is high that a significant to a life-threatening event will occur.

Flash Flood Danger: Southern Great Plains 80% of Flash Flood Deaths Occur in High Risk Areas This Includes DFW Metroplex, Wichita Falls and Ardmore A flash flood emergency is a…

Central New Mexico Weather: 9/21/18 Yesterday cleared up in the early afternoon. The rain had stopped by 10 am or so, and by the evening, the skies were clear. This morning has been sunny, mild and still. It was almost chilly on my walk around Socorro. The NWS in Albuquerque, NM, forecasts a sunny day, with a high temperature near 80 F.

Extra Arctic observations can improve predictability of tropical cyclones Scientists have found that additional weather observations in the Arctic can help predict the track and intensity of tropical and mid-latitude cyclones more accurately, improving weather forecasting of extreme weather events.

Florence death toll rises to 42 as residents return to flooded homes The storm is to blame for deaths in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Over half of those killed were in vehicles.

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