Superstorm Sandy, 1 week since Sandy, New concerns for victims. American Red Cross president on relief efforts. Still massive power outages exist, shortage on gasoline, while leaving people in need of basic supplies. The victims do not want to be forgotten as they try to rebuild their lives back to normal. More than 100 people were killed in the Hurricane. More than 10K people are still living in shelters.
THREE CMEs: A sequence of magnetic filament eruptions around the sun's western limb propelled three CMEs into space on Nov. 3rd. Click on the image to view a SOHO coronagraph movie of the expanding clouds:
Only one of the CMEs appears to be (slightly) Earth directed. If so, it would add to the impact of a minor solar wind stream already en route to our planet, due to arrive on Nov. 4-5. Arctic sky watchers should be alert for Northern Lights in that time frame
I have had several of you email in about what was said on the build up to Hurricane "Sandy". Most of you were concerned that the News Media do not report Solar Activity and the Earth's Weather events as being related.
Put simply the Media and various Government agencies will not support Solar Activity and the Earth's Weather events as being related, as it conflicts with the political view of "man made" climate change. If they started to say that the Earth's weather is changed by the activity on the Sun they would then not be able to support the politics of climate change.
The Solar period for Hurricane "Sandy" was during a very high "Red Warning" event, one of the highest of the year (R5+), it was no real surprise to see what took place as you you see below.
Firstly this is what we reported on a day to day basis starting on the 23rd October.
we are now at the start of a second R5+ period in two months. The following YouTube of a Solar flare from today looks to be the start of this event....remember the CME from a Solar Flare does not have to be in direct line with Earth, it's the "hole" that is facing us that counts...more to follow...see link for YouTube
Significant storm surge will impact New York City and surrounding areas during the landfall of Hurricane Sandy. The projected landfall will place NYC in an onshore wind flow through several tide cycles. Given the geometry of the New York/New Jersey coast, water will be funneled into New York Harbor. Our chief meteorologist at WeatherBELL, Joe Bastardi, has been warning the public that the highly perpendicular angle at which Sandy is approaching will allow for a far more significant surge event than Hurricane Irene.
Click source to read FULL report from Joe Bastardi
Weather forecasters warned on Sunday that the approaching megastorm which could wreak life-threatening havoc to tens of millions of peoples lives across 800 miles of the East Coast has the potential be the largest storm ever to hit the United States.
Piers Corbyn's methods may have there issues on locations and days as far as his UK weather forecast is concerned but his Astro knowledge for the timing of major Solar Activity seems to be spot on....more to follow
VANCOUVER FoxNews.com, British Columbia – A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada and a tsunami warning was issued, authorities said, but there were no immediate reports of major damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake hit the Queen Charlotte Islands just after 8 p.m. local time Saturday at a depth of about 3 miles (5 kilometers) and was centered 96 miles (155 kilometers) south of Masset, British Columbia. It was one of the biggest earthquakes around Canada in decades and was felt across a wide area around British Columbia...click foxnews.com link for more
The raging storm over most of Italy. The situation is difficult basically in three areas in the far north / east, on the border between Friuli and Slovenia in Northern Tuscany, Lunigiana, between Lazio and Campania, and especially in Ciociaria and Sannio. In these areas it is raining so copious, with accumulations now come to touch spikes 300mm in the last 36 hours. In Gorizia, the situation is critical, with the Isonzo and Vipacco limit dell'esondazione, landslides and flooding in many areas. The vortex depressionario present in the upper Tyrrhenian Sea, between Liguria and the Gulf of Lions, is profound: 985hPa well!
The cold air is starting to cross the Alps and in the coming hours will jump to the north and Sardinia, and then spread to the rest of the country in the next few hours. Strong winds begin to affect Sardinia north / west, gusting close to 100km / h, but during the day on Sunday will be much stronger. Bad weather in the coming hours will focus on the north / west and far south, but in a general push in Italy. Between Sunday evening and Monday still rains and storms in many regions, especially in the center and south, with temperatures dive.