Cave Discovery Shows How Humans Survived the Extreme Weather 78,000 Years Ago
A large cave system was found in Southeast Kenya, located 15km from the coast. It's name is Panga ya Saidi. The cave system housed homo sapiens at least as far back as 78,000 years ago. It was in a more stable climate area where people could feed off the woods and animals in the area. It looked inhabited all throughout the time of the Toba super-eruption 74,000 years ago which caused major weather disruptions and die offs of people and other species. Many artifacts were found dating from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. The cave reveals a point around 67,000 years ago when homo sapiens began on more technical endeavors. It was the dawn of crafting small useful items. More here..
At the Kenyan site the scientists found several different symbols of tools and culture of primitive humans. These are, from left to right: Worked red ochre; bead made of a sea shell; ostrich eggshell beads; bone tool; close-up of the bone tool showing traces of scraping
Carnies Convicted in Bounce House Wind Death
Been following this trial in Essex over a seven year old girl's death. The carnival owners were taking down inflatables as a storm blew up. The girl wanted to bounce just a little bit longer. The carnival owner agreed and then the wind carried the bounce house down a hill. It stopped when it hit a tree. William Thurston, 29, and his wife Shelby Thurston, 26, were convicted of gross negligence manslaughter.
There is two invests out there 97W & 90E. The tropics overall haven't been very active; the flooding, landslides and such continue on.
Minor FLOODING across JAMAICA (May 7, 2018) Teach Dem Teach Dem
Published on May 9, 2018
Still watching weather systems affect both coasts. West Coast has been wracking up some damage and a body count. As feared the fresh burnt scar from the recent Thomas Fire was drenched by rain and the earth began to flow. 13 people died. 20 are hospitalized, four critical. 50 people were rescued by helicopter. An unknown number are still missing.
'Rivers of mud' leave several dead in post-fire California Washington Post
Published on Jan 9, 2018
At least eight people are dead in Southern California, where mudslides and floods swept away buildings and inundated roads on Jan. 9. Subscribe to The Washington Post on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2qiJ4dy
Look for the two systems to begin to come together on Friday, possibly touching off severe weather in the Southeast Saturday afternoon. Then they may deepen into a single storm that comes up over the east Saturday night into Sunday and pulls cold air down in it's wake.
Falcon 9 Payload Fail
The launch posted about in the last blog with the Top Secret Zuma Satellite and perfect first stage landing, lost it's second stage and payload in space. There is speculation it orbited the earth at least once and then came down, maybe together near India. There was also an explosion in the atmosphere in Russia that didn't appear to be from a meteor.
#BombCyclone, aka Greyson has been a fast and powerful storm. It left out of Florida yesterday like a messy Tropical Storm with a reported sustained wind at Melbourne Airport of 49kts. As it moved up off the East Coast it bombed spectacularly dropping 59mb in 24hrs. Last buoy reading off Maine was 965mb. It hit Brunswick at 951.1mb. It coincided with the supermoon to bring up the tides and surge. Boston saw it's worst ocean flooding in recorded history. There was 15.16ft surges over Mean Lower Level Water in the area earlier today at high tide. The next high tide should be much more normal. There was some speculation if some of the flooding might freeze before draining back off. Looks like that might have started to happen in this video.
Winter Storm 2018: Flooding at Short Beach in Revere turns cars into icebergs MassLive
Published on Jan 4, 2018Adam Abougalala submitted this video of cars appearing to be frozen from the flooding on the Massachusetts coast on Thursday, Jan. 5.
So here we are four days in and that was probably a billion dollar disaster. Turns out it's following a year known for disasters..2017. Last year the insurance claims added to $135billion, more than any other year. The total including uninsured losses did come up short, trailing 2011 tsunami and Thailand flooding. The United States had about twice it's normal share of disasters in 2017. Globally there were 710 natural catastrophes, which was significantly higher than the average of 605.