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Ice, Snow & Tropics

By: Skyepony, 8:02 PM GMT on February 25, 2015

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So plenty of people have been dying in the snow..Here's a reminder not to drink & drive in the snow (or really anytime).. Amazing he lived..

Crazy Video Shows Truck Driving Off Highway Upper Deck

Published on Feb 24, 2015
Boston, MA -
The driver behind the wheel of a pickup truck that plunged off the upper deck of the Zakim Bridge admitted to drinking before the crash and being irresponsible.

Vannak Sao, 33, said he had been out at a bar Saturday night and then had a few drinks at a friend's house before he drove home. He remembered feeling drowsy and striking the snow bank, but not the fall itself.

State police said Sao struck a barrier and crashed through a fence before he fell off the upper deck, landing southbound on Route 93. Boston and Somerville firefighters helped him out of the truck and transported him to Mass General.

Sao escaped with a fractured nose, stitches above his eye and some bruising and said he is grateful to be alive. Sao said he is relieved there was not another car down below.

"That's part of the reason why I don't know how to feel right now," said Sao. "Because if someone else was hurt, that's not a good feeling to have."

Troopers determined Sao was under the influence and he will be summonsed to court for driving under the influence and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Sao said he is owning up to the crash and is ready to face the punishment for it.


WunderCams
Pisgah, NC


Chestnut Hill, MA The patio furniture is now a few feet under. Total loss til a good melt. The camera has been raised and the snow continues it's way up the window. Large dumps of snow have fallen off the roof several times now.


Shrewsbury, MA...Will they make it to work today? Snow is piling up.


Hull, MA Wundercam...This one is along the coast.



Tropics
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13P MARCIA has damaged 1500 homes in mostly Yeppoon and Rockhampton, Australia. Over 50,000 homes were left without electricity.


Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia Chase Yeppoon

Published on Feb 23, 2015
Oz Cyclone chasers are on the ground to get footage and data from Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia
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Ice, Snow & Tropics

By: Skyepony, 8:00 PM GMT on February 25, 2015

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So plenty of people have been dying in the snow..Here's a reminder not to drink & drive in the snow (or really anytime).. Amazing he lived..

Crazy Video Shows Truck Driving Off Highway Upper Deck

Published on Feb 24, 2015
Boston, MA -
The driver behind the wheel of a pickup truck that plunged off the upper deck of the Zakim Bridge admitted to drinking before the crash and being irresponsible.

Vannak Sao, 33, said he had been out at a bar Saturday night and then had a few drinks at a friend's house before he drove home. He remembered feeling drowsy and striking the snow bank, but not the fall itself.

State police said Sao struck a barrier and crashed through a fence before he fell off the upper deck, landing southbound on Route 93. Boston and Somerville firefighters helped him out of the truck and transported him to Mass General.

Sao escaped with a fractured nose, stitches above his eye and some bruising and said he is grateful to be alive. Sao said he is relieved there was not another car down below.

"That's part of the reason why I don't know how to feel right now," said Sao. "Because if someone else was hurt, that's not a good feeling to have."

Troopers determined Sao was under the influence and he will be summonsed to court for driving under the influence and negligent operation of a motor vehicle. Sao said he is owning up to the crash and is ready to face the punishment for it.


WunderCams

Chestnut Hill, MA The patio furniture is now a few feet under. Total loss til a good melt. The camera has been raised and the snow continues it's way up the window. Large dumps of snow have fallen off the roof several times now.


Shrewsbury, MA...Will they make it to work today? Snow is piling up.


Hull, MA Wundercam...This one is along the coast.



Tropics
14S GLENDA


13P MARCIA has damaged 1500 homes in mostly Yeppoon and Rockhampton, Australia. Over 50,000 homes were left without electricity.


Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia Chase Yeppoon

Published on Feb 23, 2015
Oz Cyclone chasers are on the ground to get footage and data from Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia
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Snow and Tropics

By: Skyepony, 3:59 AM GMT on February 23, 2015

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The snow around Boston is deep and deeper. Two more have died clearing their roofs today in that area. One fell through a skylight covered in snow. A third fell off her roof and has non life threatening injuries.

Boston "Snow Farm"

Published on Feb 22, 2015

WunderCams

Chestnut Hill, MA The patio furniture is now a few feet under. Total loss til a good melt. The camera has been raised and the snow continues it's way up the window. Large dumps of snow have fallen off the roof several times now.


Shrewsbury, MA...Will they make it to work today? Snow is piling up.


Hull, MA Wundercam...This one is along the coast.



Tropics
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13P MARCIA has damaged 1500 homes in mostly Yeppoon and Rockhampton, Australia. Over 50,000 homes were left without electricity.


Watch as Tropical Cyclone Marcia made landfall in Queensland | Mashable

Published on Feb 20, 2015
Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia made landfall along the central Queensland coast on Feb. 20, near the community of Rockhampton. The storm made landfall as a fearsome Category 5 cyclone but has since weakened to a Category 1 storm over land.


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Boston Snow Cyclone Marcia

Snow/Cyclone Lam and Marcia

By: Skyepony, 5:23 AM GMT on February 19, 2015

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Breaking Ice in Harvard Square

Published on Feb 18, 2015
Workers breaking up ice in Harvard Square

WunderCams

Chestnut Hill, MA The patio furniture is now a few feet under. Total loss til a good melt. The camera has been raised and the snow continues it's way up the window. Large dumps of snow have fallen off the roof twice now. Haven't seen any tracks in a while.


Shrewsbury, MA...Will they make it to work today? Snow is piling up.


Hull, MA Wundercam...This one is along the coast.



Tropics
12P LAM



Cyclone Lam approaches NT coast

Published on Feb 18, 2015
Stormy conditions at Shady Beach, Yirrkala as Tropical Cyclone Lam approaches the NT coast.

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Roof ripped from home during Tropical Cyclone Marcia

Published on Feb 20, 2015
Amateur vision captures the moment a home in Yeppoon loses its roof during Tropical Cyclone Marcia. (Video: Shanyn Pedersen)

Category 5 Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia Rips of Roof - Yeppoon

Published on Feb 20, 2015
Location - Yeppoon
Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Marcia Rips off a roof as she smashes the town of Yeppoon Early this morning

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Deep Snow Report

By: Skyepony, 4:02 AM GMT on February 16, 2015

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Snow storm has hit.. Looking over the Local Storm Reports. Winner with the most was St. Louis, MO (965) with some totals as high as 9-10 inches. No damage, just widespread snow. Runner up was Louisville, KY (769). They had deeper snow..6-13 inches across the area. Greenville, SC~ Sleet all the way to Asheville. Some ice with some tree damage. Areas from TN to VA seem to be more iced over with damages and outages.

The Local Storm Reports page is much longer than average with higher incident numbers, all the way to Hawaii which is having high winds and power outages as well.


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Snow continues for the North East. This has reached a new level of a lot of snow for some places. Extremely cold air is arriving and cabin fever seems to be setting in.

South Boston has changed traffic patterns, making many roads one way to accommodate some of the excessive snow. People are being urged to stay at home. There has been pile ups & a woman was hit by a snow plow.

A woman had a few drink with a neighbor last night in New Jersey, then froze to death on her way to her townhouse two doors down.

Roof collapses are becoming a danger. Luckily no one was injured in this apartment roof collapse in NEWBURYPORT, Mass. Also no horses or people were injured in a barn collapse where 33 horses were rescued. There were other roof and structural collapses in the area. An old bowling alley was destroyed.




Arabian horse running and playing in deep snow

Published on Feb 14, 2015
Gotta love these Canadian winters!
My purebred Arabian Destiny running loose, cantering through deep snow and playing in it. She even tries to roll on the path. xD I let her run free because the snow is so deep she can't get anywhere anyway. :p


All kinds of music showing up on you tube from snowed in people..

Joan Borowitz Entertaining Snowed in Friends at Standish Village

Published on Feb 15, 2015
Joan playing piano for snowed in friends at Standish Village


WunderCams

Chestnut Hill, MA The patio furniture is now a few feet under. Total loss til a good melt. The camera has been raised and the snow continues it's way up the window. Large dumps of snow have fallen off the roof twice now. Haven't seen any tracks in a while.


Shrewsbury, MA...Will they make it to work today? Snow is piling up.


Hull, MA Wundercam...This one is along the coast.



Tropics
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Launch Pics, Snow, Invests

By: Skyepony, 5:07 AM GMT on February 11, 2015

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Launch of DSCVR aboad SpacX occurred on it's third try. Pictures from the front yard are below. They had planned on a second attempt at recovering the first stage of Falcon by landing it on a drone ship that did not occur. The drone ship was in place but was not built to withstand the most extreme weather conditions which grew extreme with three story waves reportedly crashing over the deck of the drone ship. Only 3 of it's 4 engines were left operating as well.


A view of SpaceX’s drone rocket landing ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Credit: SpaceX via Elon Musk

Today's launch of the SpaceX & the solar and earth observing satellite DSCVR was delayed due to upper wind constraints being broken. Clouds today were amazing and on the move.. upper level winds were clocked at 115mph.

Shortly after the launch was delayed for the second time at Cape Canaveral Air Force Base, an unmanned capsule splashed down off the west coast. It returned from the International Space Station with, science experiments, trash & broken bits of space suits.


Dragon filled with over 3,200lb from the ISS, waiting to return to Earth. Image Credits: NASA.






deer jumping in deep snow

Published on Feb 14, 2015
short clip of deer in deep snow.

WunderCams

Chestnut Hill, MA The patio furniture is now a few feet under. Total loss til a good melt. The camera has been raised and the snow continues it's way up the window. Large dumps of snow have fallen off the roof twice now. Haven't seen any tracks in a while.


Shrewsbury, MA...Will they make it to work today? Snow is piling up.


Hull, MA Wundercam...This one is along the coast.



Tropics
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NW Flooding and Higos Updated

By: Skyepony, 5:53 AM GMT on February 06, 2015

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STORM REPORTS

1250 AM NON-TSTM WND DMG ARCATA 40.88N 124.08W
02/09/2015 HUMBOLDT CA LAW ENFORCEMENT
LARGE LIMB OF A REDWOOD TREE FELL ON A
RESIDENCE HALL AT HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY

CAUSING DAMAGE TO THE THIRD FLOOR OF THE
STRUCTURE. THE BUILDING WAS EVACUATED AS A
PRECAUTION. THERE WERE NO INJURIES.


0900 PM NON-TSTM WND GST FORT BRAGG 39.44N 123.81W
02/08/2015 E60 MPH MENDOCINO CA PUBLIC
ESTIMATED WIND GUST TO 60 MPH. POWER OUT.
REPORT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA.


0120 AM NON-TSTM WND GST 1 N CRESCENT CITY 41.76N 124.20W
02/09/2015 E78 MPH DEL NORTE CA PUBLIC
A HOME WEATHER STATION MEASURED A WIND GUST
TO 78 MPH
IN THE CRESCENT CITY AREA.

Many trees down across HUMBOLDT & DEL NORTE, CA...poweroutages, roads blocked. One car ran into a down tree.

Fresno got 7 inches of snow..on top of the 9 from the day before..

More rain should fall on CA thru today. WA may get rain through Tuesday..

This is like 9 days off but thought I'd give Southern CA some hope..


Raw Major Flooding in Washington State

Published on Feb 9, 2015
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Dozens of homes were engulfed by floodwaters Friday in the small town of Brinnon, Washington after extremely heavy rain in rural Jefferson County forced the Duckabush River over its banks near Hood Canal.


Snake and Mouse Survive Together During Queensland Flood

Published on Feb 8, 2015

WunderCams

Chestnut Hill, MA The patio furniture is now a few feet under. Total loss til a good melt. There has been a cat or something small and light leaving tracks over the table & chairs, when it's not dumping snow.


Shrewsbury, MA...Will they make it to work today?


Hull, MA Wundercam...This one is along the coast.


Eureka, CA


Tropics
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Tropical Cyclone Fundi

Florida Gardens, Snowcams and Tropics

By: Skyepony, 4:06 PM GMT on February 02, 2015

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This has been a fabulous winter in Florida for growing this year. The vegetables are huge & the gardens in some spots are starting to resemble the sort of jungle growth seen more during the summer months. Central FL and south has had another year of no freeze helping the more sensitive potential giants grow in height. It would be a fun blog to take pics of the different tall papayas around town. This weather has kept things like the passion fruit bearing near all winter. It's also allowed some out of season planting. I'm getting a heavy crop of cucumbers at the height of winter. Below is a guide. For SouthFL this year I'd get it in now. The pattern hasn't favored rain there and as the summer comes on that may only get worse.



Top is Cuban Tobacco in bloom. Bottom left is climbing fig, there is Citronella in the foreground. Bottom right is Papayas. Above that is snow peas and potatoes. Too warm for snow peas so far..

February brings North FL the 1st chance to plant a taste of summer. For SFL it's the last month to plant near most the remaining winter plants. I'm going extra on the warmer season things, been a hot winter that the squash has liked more than the kale. * means last month to plant.

North FL Plant cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, tomatoes- beets, Broccoli*, cabbage, Carrots, cauliflower*, celery, kale*, Kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, Mustard, bunching onions, parsley, snow peas, potatoes, radish & turnips.

Central FL Get out the summer seeds!!!..Plant~ All beans, cantaloupes, corn, cucumber, eggplant, peppers, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, all squash, tomatoes, watermelon, beets*, carrots, celery*, collards, leek, mustard, parsley, snow peas, potatoes*, radish & turnips*.

South FL Plant ALL beans, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, southern Peas, peppers, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, All squash, tomatoes, watermelon, beets*, carrots*, collards*, Kohlrabi*, bunching onions, Sweet peas*, radish, turnips*.

February 2015 Planting and to do calender..
2nd-6th Clear, cut, dig, prepare beds, start diets & entertain friends.
7th-9th Plant aboveground crops, flowers and root vegtables where climate permits. Cut to retart growth & entertain friends.
10th-11th Plant leafy greens and root crops, start seed beds. Harvest and preserve food, can, jams & such.
12th-13th No planting..Demolish, teardown, wean, end things, clean, Advertise to sell. 13th is a good day for large purchaces.
14th-15th Plant aboveground and root vegtables where climate is suitiable. Castrate, prune, wean, harvest & end things.
16th-17th Kill pest, prepare beds, fertilize plants. End things, wash & paint.
18th-19th Plant aboveground crops. Extra favorable for vine crops. Set strawberry plants. Good time to plant root vegtables. Cut to increase growth, cut firewood, go hunting, get married, host a party, start a diet to gain weight.
20th-21st No planting. Bake, cut firewood, go hunting.
22nd-23rd Plant above & below ground crops where climate permits. GO hunting, dig holes, go shoping, advertize to sell.
24th-26th No planitng. Cut firewood, travel for pleasure, write & party.
27th-28th Plant everything where climate permits. Cut, clean, travel, write & host a party.

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