Blob Watch Continues
The the blob of moisture has some mid-level spin to but is not really expected to develop. It hasn't been declared anything other than a rain maker. It may bring 15-20 inches of rain to Corpus Christ and a large area mostly north and northeast from there.
Five Day Precipitation Forecast
Jellyfish Dare Continues at Volusia County Beaches in Florida
The jellyfish invasion in Volusia County continues as do the onshore winds. 2,500 people have been stung in the last 10 days in that county. After 350 were stung the first day people have scoffed at the warnings and braved the jellies. Vinegar is best to neutralize the stings. Seek a lifeguard. These have had extra brittle tentacles that may need tweezers to remove. Don't rub them in, makes is worse.
Trans-fats Ban in Food Should Save ~50,000 Lives a Year
In 1993 it was coming out through research that trans-fats were killing people with heart disease. In 2004 the Center for Science in the Public Interest petitioned the FDA to take the hydrogenated fats out of food. Fourteen years later it's finally coming to pass. Special thanks to Michael Jacobson and others that fought for this and everyone that has stopped buying products containing trans-fats. The social media shaming was instrumental in stopping some of the big restaurants from serving up a recommended weekly allowance of trans-fats in one meal. For more click here.
Hail Aftermath in a Garden
My opinion~ this garden probably isn't a total loss. Some of the cooler weather veggies should not lose too much production over it. Moving hail away from tender plant stems can help save them.
Louisville Colorado Hail Storm June 18th, 2018 Erick Gilbert
Published on Jun 18, 2018Louisville Colorado Hail Storm June 18th, 2018
Bad night for severe weather across parts of the south tonight. The worst is across north Alabama, moving into north Georgia overnight. So far the hail winner is GILES TN with 2.5in tennis ball size. Wind reports show alot of trees down. Some were suspected tornadoes, others straight line or rear flank downdraft winds. Added some tornado footage videos out of Alabama below.
Tornado footage from Falkville, Alabama AL.com
Published on Mar 19, 2018Special thanks to Cody Kustermann for the footage
Tornado in Russellville, Alabama. AL.com
Published on Mar 19, 2018Credit: @paulcannol Instagram
Overall hail events have been up on the up tick this last week. It's probably aided by the turbulent change in season. Spring and Fall are times when hail is more prevalent as is during the sort of wavy jet stream pattern that we are in now. I went to check the Global Wind Oscillation..in certain phases it helps hail readily form in certain areas. It looks like the GWO plotting ended when the scientists that supported the pages retired.
Pakistan had hail accumulate in Parachinar city and surrounding areas. The hail flattened crops and damaged orchards mostly.
San Carlos, CA also saw a rare hail, it even accumulated.
Intense Hail Storm in San Carlos, California | Mar 17, 2018
Published on Mar 17, 2018
Lesotho Hail & Flooding
Hail hit hard in Lesotho's southern Quthing district where a group of School children were caught out in the open. They suffered wounds to mostly heads and hands. Below is video of the event where the flooding sweeps up a truck with 10 people, 6 manage to escape or be saved from the flood.
Another Truck Rescue in Kenya Flooding
At least 15 people have died across Kenya due the heavy rains that have fallen over much of the country.
Flooding in Kenya merkeju
Published on Mar 16, 2018