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119 MPH Gust Off Maine Coast? Weather Service Takes Second Look



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” A powerful storm produced hurricane-force winds off the Maine coast, but scientists aren’t sure whether a 119 mph reading off Jonesport was accurate..”



Weather Buoy Jonesport Maine


” Rich Norton from the National Weather Service said the reading at a buoy off Jonesport could be accurate but that it’s under review because it was out of line with other readings. For example, the storm whipped up gusts of 70 mph at Matinicus Rock. On land, the storm produced gusts approaching 60 mph.”



   These previous observations from the Jonesport buoy show hours of winds in excess of 50 knots continuous and periodic gusts over 100 knots so it would not seem out of the range of possibility that there was a recorded gust of 119 mph considering the fact that 103 knots equals 118.53 mph and even the lower 99 knot readings correspond to wind guts of nearly 114 mph .




Wind Gusts Jonesport Me




” To the east, Canada also had some big wind readings: 106 mph off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, and 114 mph off Newfoundland.”



 Any way you look at it , it was no day to be at sea .



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1,000 Report Seeing Fireball Over Iowa And Minnesota




” More than 1,000 people reported seeing a fireball in the skies over Iowa and Minnesota on December 26, with footage of the incident being captured by security cameras and the National Weather Service (NWS), various media outlets reported over the weekend.

  According to Adam Withnall of The Independent, eyewitnesses reported that the object was approximately as bright as the sun, and was visible shooting across the sky for several seconds before it suddenly appeared to break apart.

  The ball of light was also reportedly emitting sonic activity similar in nature to previously confirmed meteor sightings, Withnall added. While it is believed that it was indeed a meteor, that has not yet been officially confirmed.”









Nearly 1000 Record Low Temperatures Set As Another Round Of Arctic Air Forecast To Deep Freeze The U.S.







” Almost 1000 record low max temps vs 17 record high temps

Records in the last 7 days:

205 snowfall records.
969 Low Max. 203 Low temps.
17 High Temp.
61 High minimum. “



    It’s not just the US either . See much more at the Climate Depot . Check it out . The cold is resulting in blizzards and ice records from Bulgaria and Italy to Alaska and Antarctica . It’s COLD ! Visit the site and check the links for extreme weather events world-wide .










See How Tornado Turns Debris Into Missiles


Published on May 22, 2013

” CNN’s Chris Lawrence stands next to a “tornado” at a research facility where they put tornado shelters to the test. For more CNN videos, visit our site at http://www.cnn.com/video/

Before/After Oklahoma Tornado Pictures Capture Devastation (LIVE UPDATES)


” The tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma on May 20 left many dead and injured, a school destroyed and a community to pick up the pieces.

While rescue workers are still in the process of assessing the damage, President Obama already declared Monday’s tornado to be one of the most destructive in U.S. history.

The National Weather Service gave the tornado a preliminary ranking of EF4, which puts it in the second most powerful category. According to the Associated Press, the twister was an estimated two miles wide with winds up to 200 mph.

Below are images showing what the Moore area looked like before the twister hit, and the tragic destruction that soon followed.”





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How A Tornado Works


” The Enhanced Fujita scale ranks tornadoes based on the amount of damage they can inflict, and an EF4 tornado (out of 5) is among the most violent. Here’s how such a tornado forms and rapidly gains strength.”






1 | Supercell
Tornado-spawning thunderstorms, called supercells, arise where a current of low, warm, moist air traveling north from the Gulf of Mexico flows underneath a higher, cooler mass of air traveling east. Shear from these opposing winds causes the entire supercell to rotate slowly. 


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