Weather.com & AirCrap.org – 2014-06-11 01:24:48
Midwest Severe Weather: Hail Damages Nearly Entire Town of Blair, Nebraska
(June 5, 2014) — Clusters of damaging thunderstorms that swept from the Midwest to the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys Tuesday and Wednesday left costly damage across the Heartland.
The insurance price tag in Nebraska and western Iowa will soar into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Although a handful of tornadoes were reported, baseball-sized hail and flooding rains left the biggest mark. Communities including Blair, Fort Calhoun, Uehling and Craig, Nebraska, and in the western Iowa town of Missouri Valley were the hardest hit.
In Blair, officials said nearly every home, as well as any car that was parked outdoors, was damaged. The courthouse alone sustained more than $1.2 million in damage because the rain continued for hours after hail shattered windows and skylights.
More than 20 people were taken to the hospital from injuries they sustained from being out in the storm; none were seriously injured. Blair resident, Donna Jones, said she saw widespread damage when she went to work Wednesday morning. “Everybody is in a daze,” Jones said. “There’s not a house that isn’t touched.”
The Woodhouse Auto Family, which owns car dealerships in both Iowa and Nebraska, said on Facebook that about 4,500 vehicles were damaged across their properties thanks to scenes like these:
Torrential rain was a signature component of the system. Perhaps the most dramatic scenes played out in Omaha Tuesday, where nearby Eppley Airfield saw 5.3 inches of rain, a record for June 3 and any other day of the month, forcing the airport to close for several hours and cancel 33 flights. In the city, police and firefighters rescued dozens of people from flooded homes along Ames Avenue, between 16th and 22nd Streets.
Many of those families, who were later taken to a shelter, had only minutes to gather a few belongings before their evacuation, KETV reported. By Wednesday, the storm was blamed for damage in the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys. Here is a round-up of the most notable damage across the region:
Severe weather began rolling east Wednesday morning as a wave of thunderstorms poured heavy rain and caused scattered damage across parts of western Indiana.
Flash flood warnings were issued in four counties in western Indiana near Terre Haue early Wednesday, after about 2.5 inches of rain fell there in the pre-dawn hours. NWS reported several inches of water was in Terre Haute’s Honey Creek Mall, while a tree fell on a house in Lebanon and some roads in Bloomington were flooded.
A pair of tornadoes damaged several homes and blew dozens of empty coal cars from railroad tracks in far northeast Kansas late Tuesday.
The first tornado was an EF3 carrying winds up to 140 mph Tuesday in Nemaha and Brown counties, said Chad Omitt, warning coordination meteorologist with the weather service office in Topeka. The twister struck south of the tiny town of Bern and north of Oneida, nine miles away. Four or five Nemaha County homes sustained serious damage, and there were a few injuries but no deaths.
A second tornado, rated as an EF1 with winds up to 100 mph, touched down near the Brown County community of Willis, with a population of less than 40. Omitt said both tornadoes came from the same thunderstorm.
Damage was reported near Everest in Brown County, where more than 2,000 people were without power, while the entire city of Hiawatha was without power Tuesday night.
In Willis, crews using heavy equipment worked Wednesday to move 52 empty coal cars away from tracks after they were derailed by the second, smaller tornado. The 134-car Union Pacific coal train was bound from Wyoming to Arkansas and stopped because of the extreme weather.
Severe weather swept into the state Wednesday night, bringing down large trees. WKYT-TV out of Lexington reports National Weather Service investigators will comb through Webster, Hopkins and Christian Counties to survey damage and confirm whether a tornado, or high winds, are to blame.
Storms with high winds and heavy rains arrived Wednesday morning, slowing the commute for thousands of people in the metro St. Louis area. There were reports of wind damage in Jefferson and Franklin counties, near St. Louis, but no immediate reports of injuries.
A man in central Missouri survived after a tree fell on him in the middle of night while he was in bed. Crews from Columbia Fire Department and Boone County Fire Protection worked for an hour to take apart his bed.
Several buildings on the campus of the Lynchburg-Clay School District sustained damage Wednesday after a tornado and heavy rains moved through Ohio.
Several vehicles were damaged in the high school parking lot and Highland County Sheriff’s deputies confirmed the partial roof collapse of the elementary school, WCPO Cincinnati reports. A mobile home was also reported damaged near the school. No injuries were reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Geoengineering: ‘Derecho’ Nebraska Hail Storm 06-04-14
(June 8, 2014) — I said in a tweet the other day that is has become apparent that the job of the TV Meteorologist is now to simply state the impossible. For instance, I happen to think Dylan Dryer is very likeable as a person, but unless she is being paid to come up with one-liners like â€œall hail broke loose,â€ then that is the only thing she is doing in this reportâ€¦ and it certainly has nothing to do with â€œMeteorology.â€
Listen to some of facts she states in this report. 62 Degrees with ice on the ground, softball sized hail, record high 5.3 inches of rain in Omaha in a matter of hours, 100 MPH winds, Omaha airport closed due to flash flooding at a rate of 8 inches an hour, etc. Iâ€™m not just putting this on Dylan of course. Every TV Meteorologist Iâ€™m aware of is guilty of exactly the same thing. How do you get to make statements like this — and explain NONE OF IT?
Take the example of this â€œMidwest Severe Weatherâ€ video from The Weather Channel on the Nebraska hail storm.
How does The Weather Channel get to broadcast this Copyrighted evidence of crime, and pretend they donâ€™t know what it is? What actual “Meteorologist” would look at these multiple redundant manufactured storm rotations, and claim ANY OF IT is natural?
That’s a trick question of course. . . because the answer is — all of them. Iâ€™ve yet to find a single “Meteorologist” on this planet that will openly and honestly say what this is, and what this is not. The reasons of course are obvious. . . but they also arenâ€™t my concern. I don’t care that they need to preserve their paycheck, their reputation, and their illusion of a life and a career. I care that the people, the planet, and all life on it are being destroyed by every aspect of this charade — that they lie about every single day, and get paid very well for.
As for anyone else that doesn’t have their head stuck in the sand (or any where else) who actually wants to know what they are looking at and why it exists, I couldn’t possibly have made it any easier for you. Spend $5, and get the eBook. In one day — you can understand the weather. . . even if this was the first video on geoengineering or the first time you’ve entertained the possibility in your entire life. Quite clearly it is not the job of the TV Meteorologist to actual inform the people about the weather. Evidently they are paid to do something else, and have other concerns.
So, pleaseâ€¦ allow me.
No Natural Weather: Introduction to Geoengineering 101
Note: I would strongly recommend this eBook for any Meteorologist on the planet — regardless. If you honestly don’t know what you are looking at and why it is what it is, I canâ€™t begin to tell you how much you need to.
Airplanes Spraying (seeding) over Kansas Cause Tornadoes + Hail
(June 5, 2014) — Kansas does regular spraying of chemicals (via aircraft) for precipitation enhancement . . . usually paid for by the Kansas state aquifer authority. Here is last months spray schedule from the Western Kansas Weather Modification Program, paid for using funds from the State:
here is more on their weather modification program:
As the video title says, a major storm outbreak has resulted via aerosol / sprayed particulate interference with the weather.
Literally, we’re talking about cloud seeding planes laying trails for “precipitation enhancement” across the Western portion of Kansas directly before an oncoming storm.
Unfortunately, the trails put out by the weather modification aircraft INSTANTLY developed into tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds, as the storms, which were instantly created became far too powerful (unexpectedly).
Cloud seeding is done usually using sprayed silver iodide, which acts as a moisture molecule attractor, which ultimately produces droplets of rain. Usually the raindrop formation process happens within minutes (or less) of spraying the substance.
Much more on weather modification here.
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