I Am constantly hearing newscasters/weather forecasters call the weather wicked. This is a bad seed being planted in the minds of people who do not know any better.
How dare they call Nature wicked. A force more powerful than them. Are they trying to take the blame of themselves?
So lets take a look at these educated fools who are separated from the Divine Creators/Nature/Universe.
Do you not know what the Human Beings said about themselves regarding their make up?
The Human Being confessed to be beings that is born evil, their words exact is Human Beings are born in Sin and is shaped in inequity, the acts pf perversion, anti nature, the lover of acts of things and behavior that is unacceptable to the Natural order of the Universe, which is Harmony, Order and Balance in all we do in Life, such become evidence of the compliance to the Divine Law of the Universe, the Law which the Human Being Civil Law has no standing with, in term of comparison. (Osiris)
There we have it. These are the type of people running this country.
Here is loving you/Afrika
Afrika is still paradise in spite of her conditions
Extreme Weather In The World
(CBS) NEW YORK This is a webpage dedicated to extreme weather! It is broken up into records around the World, United States, and locally in the NYC area. Towards the bottom you will find "TOP" lists and information on individual intense storms such as hurricances, tornadoes and snow storms. If you have any additions, corrections or suggestions please e-mail me. Thanks! Jeff Berardelli
Costliest Hurricane to Make Landfall in the World
Total Estimated Damage: $27 billion (35 billion adjusted for inflation)
Strength: Category 5
Estimated Wind Speed: 155 mph
Location: Southern Florida/Louisiana
Date: August 24-26, 1992
**see entry below under Top 5 Hurricanes to Make Landfall in the U.S.**
Strongest Hurricane to Make Landfall in the United States
Florida Keys Hurricane
Pressure: 892 millibars
Wind Speed: 155+ mph
Strength: Category 5
Location: Florida Keys
Date: September 3, 1935
**see entry below under Top 5 Hurricanes to Make Landfall in the U.S.**
Strongest Hurricane to Exist in the World(in terms of lowest pressure)
Pressure: 870 millibars
Wind Speed: 190 mph
Location: Eastern Pacific
Date: October 12, 1970
Deadliest Hurricane to Make Landfall in the United States
Total Number Dead: 8,000 – 10,000+
Strength: Category 4
Location: Galveston, TX
Date: September 8, 1900
**see entry below under Top 5 Hurricanes to Make Landfall in the U.S.**
Deadliest Hurricane to Make Landfall in the World
Total Number Dead: 300,000+ people
Strength: Category 4
Wind Speed: 135 mph
Location: Chittagong, Bangladesh
Date: November 12-13, 1970
Note: The majority of the people were killed by the tremendous storm surge of nearly 30 feet. The surge resulted from the storm hitting during high tide in the Bay of Bengal. The bay’s entrance helped bottleneck the water causing all the water to be deposited on shore.
Longest Lasting Hurricane in the Atlantic
Number of Days: 28
Date: September – October 1971
Longest Lasting Hurricane in the World
Number of Days: 31
Date: August – September 1994
Highest Storm Surge in the United States
Storm Surge Height: 24+ feet
Strength: Category 5
Estimated Wind Speed: 200+ mph
Date: August 17, 1969
Highest Storm Surge in the World
Bathurst Bay Hurricane
Storm Surge Height: 42 feet
Location: Bathurst Bay, Australia
Date: March 4, 1899
Note: The entrance of the bay bottled up the water from the storm surge. The result was a large surge because the water had nowhere to go.
Highest Temperature in the United States
Temperature: 134 degrees Fahrenheit
Location: Death Valley, CA
Date: July 10, 1913
Highest Temperature in the World
Temperature: 136 degrees Fahrenheit
Location: Al Aziziyah, Libya
Date: September 13, 1922
Lowest Temperature in the United States
Temperature: -80 degrees Fahrenheit
Location: Prospect Creek Camp, AK
Date: Jan. 23, 1971
Lowest Temperature in the World
Temperature: -128.6 degrees Fahrenheit
Location: Vostok, Antarctica
Date: July 21, 1983
Greatest Temperature Range in the World
Range: -90.4 degrees to 98 degrees Fahrenheit
Net Temperature Change: +188 degrees Fahrenheit
Location: Verkhoyansk, Russia
Date: April 26, 1998
Greatest Temperature Range in the United States
Range: 44 degrees to -56 degrees Fahrenheit
Net Temperature Change: 100 degrees
Location: Browning, MT
Date: Jan 23-24, 1916
Highest Wind Speed in the World
Wind Speed: 231 mph
Location: Mt. Washington, NH
Date: April 12, 1934
Note: There most likely would be a higher wind speed if there were anemometers on higher mountains since wind speed increases with elevation.
Greatest Snowfall in the World Over One Season
Total Snowfall: 1,140 inches
Location: Mt. Baker, WA
Greatest Snowfall in the World Over 24 Hours
Total Snowfall: 77 inches
Location: Montague, NY
Date: January 11-12, 1997
Note: The record snowfall amounts were caused by an extremely heavy lake effect now event.
Greatest Snowfall in the World During One Snow Event
Total Snowfall: 189 inches
Location: Mt. Shasta, California
Date: Feb. 13-19, 1959
Greatest Snowfall in the World Over One Month
Total Snowfall: 390 inches
Location: Tamarack, CA
Date: March 1941
Greatest Rainfall in the United States Over One Day
Total Rainfall: 43 inches
Location: Alvin, TX
Date: July 25-26, 1979
Note: The heavy rainfall was caused by tropical storm Claudette.
Greatest Rainfall in the World Over One Day
Total Rainfall: 72 inches
Location: Foc Foc, La Réunion
Date: Jan 6-7 1966
Note: The island of La Réunion holds all major rainfall records from 9 hours to 8 days. The island is located 400 miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
Greatest Rainfall in the United States Over One Month
Total Rainfall: 107 inches
Location: Kukui, Hawaii
Date: March 1942
Greatest Rainfall in the World Over One Month
Total Rainfall: 366 inches
Location: Cherrapunji, India
Date: July 1861
Greatest Rainfall in the United States Over One Year
Total Rainfall: 739 inches
Location: Kukui, HI
Date: Dec 1981- Dec 1982
Greatest Rainfall in the World Over One Year
Total Rainfall: 1042 inches
Location: Cherrapunji, India
Date: Aug. 1860 – Aug. 1861
Costliest Flood in the United States
Total Damage: $18 billion
Great Midwest Flood
Costliest Flood in the World
Total Damage: $30 billion
Deadliest Flood in the United States
Total Number of Dead: 2,200+ dead
Johnstown Flood of 1889
Location: Johnston, Pennsylvania
Date: May 31, 1889
Deadliest Flood in the World
Total Number of Dead: 900,000 – 6,000,000
Location: Yellow River, China
Location with the Greatest Amount of Sunshine in the World Per Year
Total Amount of Sun: 4300 hours*
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Most Rainy Days in the World Per Year
Total Number of Rain Days: 350
Location: Mt. Wai’ale’ale, Kauai, HI
Driest Place on Earth
Total Rainfall: 0.5 mm per year
Location: Quillagua, Chile
Deadliest Tornado in the United States
Total Number of Dead: 695 people
Location: Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana
Date: March 18, 1925
Deadliest Tornado in the World
Total Number of Dead: 1300+ people
Date: April 26, 1989
Costliest Tornado in the World
Total Damage: $1,240,000,000
Location: Moore, OK
Date: May 3, 1999
Most Tornadoes in an Outbreak in the World
Total Number of Twisters: 148 in 13 states
Date: April 3-4 1974
Largest Path of Destruction Caused by a Tornado in the World
Total Area: 164 square miles
Largest Measured Tornado in the World
Diameter: 1,600 feet
Location: Mulhall, OK
Date: May 3, 1999
Longest Lasting Tornado in the World
Number of Hours: 3.5
Highest Pressure in the United States
Pressure: 31.85 inches of mercury (1061.67 mb)
Location: Northway, AK
Date: Jan 31, 1989
Highest Pressure in the World
Pressure: 32.01 inches of mercury (1083.3 mb)
Location: Agata Lake, Siberia, Russia
Date: December 31, 1968
Lowest Pressure in the United States
Pressure: 26.35 inches of mercury (892.21 mb)
Florida Keys Labor Day Hurricane
Lowest Pressure in the World
Pressure: 25.69 inches of mercury (869.86 mb)
Largest Hailstone in the World
Diameter: 7 inches
Location: Aurora, NE
Date: June 22, 2003
Greatest Frequency of Hail Per Year
Number of Days with Hail: 132
Location: Keriche, Kenya
Costliest Hail Storm in the United States
Total Damage: $625 million
Location: Denver, CO
Date: July 11, 1990
Costliest Hail Storm in the World
Total Damage: nearly $1 billion
Location: Munich, Germany
Date: July 12, 1984
Costliest Thunderstorm in the World
Total Damage: $1.1 billion
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
Date: May 5, 1995
Deadliest Lightning Strike in the World
Number of Dead: 81 people
Location: Elkton, MD
Date: December 8, 1963
Note: A lightning bolt struck a Boeing 707 igniting 3 fuel tanks and downing the plane.
Highest Temperature in New York City
Temperature: 106 degrees Fahrenheit
Date: July 9, 1936
Lowest Temperature in New York City
Temperature: -15 degrees
Date: Feb 9, 1934
Consecutive 90° Days in New York City
Number of days: 13
Date: August 24 – September 4, 1953
Highest Wind Speed in New York City
Wind Speed: 113+ mph
Location: Battery Park
Date: October 14, 1954
Greatest Snowfall in New York City Over One Season
Total Snowfall: 75.6 inches
Greatest Snowfall in New York City During One Snow Event
Total Snowfall: 26.1 inches
Date: December 26-28, 1947
Greatest Snowfall in New York City Over 24 Hours
Total Snowfall: 25.5 inches
Date: December 26, 1947
Greatest Snowfall in New York City Over One Month
Total Snowfall: 30.5 inches
Date: March 1896
Greatest Rainfall in New York City Over One Day
Total Rainfall: 11.17 inches
Date: October 8-9, 1903
Greatest Rainfall in New York City Over One Month
Total Rainfall: 16.85 inches
Date: September 1882
Greatest Rainfall in New York City Over One Year
Total Rainfall: 80.56 inches
Least Amount of Rainfall in New York City Over One Year
Total Rainfall: 26.09
Most Days Without Rain in New York City
Number of Days: 36
Date: October 9 – November 13, 1926
Highest Pressure in New York City
Pressure: 31.08 inches of mercury (1051.13 mb)
Date: Feb. 13, 1981
Lowest Pressure in New York City
Pressure: 28.38 inches of mercury (960.95 mb)
Date: March 1, 1914
Note: Pressure resulted from an intense snowstorm that dumped one to two feet of snow across the area.
Top 5 Hurricanes to Make Landfall in the U.S.
**Hurricanes ranked according to death toll, total damage, and intensity.
Andrew was the costliest hurricane to ever hit the United States causing nearly 27 billion dollars in damage (35 billion in today’s dollars). The vast majority of the damage was caused in Florida with nearly 26 billion dollars of destruction caused there. Packing winds in excess of 165 mph, Andrew struck Florida on August 24th. It then made landfall for a second and final time in Louisiana on August 26th as a category 3 hurricane. Only 23 casualties were directly attributed to Andrew in the United States, a far cry from the 256 deaths caused by Camille, one of the three other category 5 hurricanes to hit the United States. Accurate forecasting and timely warnings were the main reasons for minimizing the number of deaths. Andrew was a compact storm, which reduced the extent of the casualties and damage caused by the storm.
The greatest disaster in United States history occurred on September 8, 1900 when a category 4 hurricane struck Galveston, TX. The entire island was submerged under water destroying or damaging most structures. With a storm surge upwards of 15 feet and maximum winds greater than 130 mph, the storm killed an estimated 8,000-12,000 people making it the deadliest in history. A combination of inadequate technology and the failure of residents to evacuate the island were responsible for the large death toll. Additionally, geographers and meteorologists were under the impression that a storm of that magnitude would not be able to flood the island even though the highest point on the island is only 8 feet above sea level. The water level reached nearly 20 feet in some places during the height of the hurricane washing away many people and their homes. The storm was also responsible for nearly 1 billion dollars in damage with not a single building escaping unscathed.
Labor Day Hurricane
The Labor Day hurricane was the most intense hurricane to ever make landfall in the United States. The minimum central pressure of the hurricane was 892 millibars, which is well below the pressure of Camille. It is very possible that the pressure readings were lower since most barometers failed during the hurricane. With wind gusts that exceeded 200 mph, the storm was reportedly capable of sandblasting the skin off of people. The storm struck the Florida Keys on September 2, 1935 killing over 600 people and stripping the islands of the majority of its structures and vegetation. A rescue train was sent to retrieve veterans, who were building a highway to Key West. But the train was dispatched too late and the passenger cars were washed off the track. The hurricane was so strong that it ripped the railroad tracks from the ground in some places. The hurricane later moved northward wreaking havoc along the Florida coast and eventually making landfall in the panhandle as a much less intense storm.
On August 15, 1969, Camille made landfall near Pass Christian, MS. The category 5 hurricane had wind gusts up to 200 mph with a minimum central pressure of 909 millibars. Camille had a storm surge of 24 feet, which caused widespread damage to the coastline. Unfortunately, much of the data available on Camille’s intensity is not accurate since many, if not all, of the barometers and anemometers were not able to withstand the fury of the hurricane. Out of the 256 people killed by Camille, 113 were killed in Virginia where the storm dumped as much as 30 inches of rain in the Appalachian Mountain region. The total cost of the storm was 1.4 billion dollars (7 billion in today’s dollars) making it the fifth costliest storm on record.
Lake Okeechobee Hurricane
The Lake Okeechobee hurricane was the fifth most intense storm to make landfall in the United States. With a central pressure of 929 millibars and winds estimated at 145 mph, the hurricane killed at least 1836 people. It is possible that almost twice that number of people died since the number of people that lived in the region was unknown. Damage totaled 33 million dollars in terms of 1928 dollars. The storm was massive affecting an area along the coastline from Vero Beach to Miami with West Palm Beach being particularly hard hit. In addition to causing a storm surge at the coast, the hurricane also caused a storm surge inland at Lake Okeechobee that was 6-9 feet high. The surge broke the dike that had been holding Lake Okeechobee’s waters back flooding the area around the lake and drowning hundreds of people.
Hurricane Mitch was only a tropical storm when it struck the United States, but it is more infamous for the widespread devastation that it caused in Nicaragua and Honduras. Mitch formed on October 21, 1998 as a tropical depression in the southern Caribbean Sea and strengthened to a category 5 hurricane within 5 days. Mitch meandered through the Caribbean with top sustained winds reaching 180 miles per hour making it the strongest storm in nearly a decade. Mitch stalled out off the coast of Honduras and began to weaken, but it was not only the wind that caused the problems, rather it was the flooding that was occurring in the region. The rain only worsened in Nicaragua and Honduras as Mitch approached the coast. After three days of sitting off the coast, Mitch made landfall as a tropical storm continuing to weaken and inundate the area with water. Flooding and mudslides killed thousands of people in the mountains. Mitch killed nearly 10,000 people before finally emerging back into the Gulf of Mexico. It then reformed into a tropical storm and raced across Florida into the Atlantic. Mitch was the most deadly hurricane since the 1780 Great Hurricane and was the strongest hurricane ever to form in October.
Top 5 Tornadoes to Touchdown the United States
**Tornadoes ranked according to death toll and total damage.
Tri-State Tornado March 18, 1925
The deadliest tornado to ever strike the United States touched down on March 18, 1925. The funnel tracked over Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Southwestern Indiana lasting for nearly 4 hours. During that time, the F5 twister killed 695 people and injured 2027 people. Many towns sustained heavy damage and several towns were nearly totally destroyed including Gorham, IL, Parrish, IL, and Griffin, IN. At times, there were multiple funnels on the ground and most evidence suggests that a “family” of tornadoes caused the damage rather than just one twister. Most people received no or little warning that a tornado was imminent since there were no warning systems and the twister was moving extremely fast (a record 73 mph). $16.5 million dollars (1925 dollars) of damage was created by the tornado, which would translate to about $1.4 billion dollars when adjusted for inflation.
Oklahoma City, OK May 3, 1999
The most costly tornado in U.S. history touched down in the Oklahoma City, OK metropolitan area on May 3, 1999. The twister covered a path of nearly 38 miles in 4 hours with widespread devastation indicating a tornado of F5 level intensity. Wind speeds of 318 miles per hour were recorded making it the strongest tornado and strongest wind speed ever recorded. Additionally, the tornado was estimated to be a mile wide at times cutting a wide swath of death and destruction across Oklahoma. The tornado was one of several that formed that day across Oklahoma and Kansas. 800 houses were destroyed in Oklahoma City alone with damage estimates over $1.2 billion. 36 people died in this storm with several hundred injuries.
Waco, TX May 11, 1953
On May 11, 1953 a F5 tornado ripped through Waco, Texas killing 114 people and injuring 600 others. The twister was the tenth deadliest in U.S. history cutting a 1/3 of a mile wide path of destruction through downtown Waco. Upon touching down, the storm moved almost due north for 10 miles. More than 850 homes were destroyed along with over 2,000 automobiles. Piles of bricks as high as 5 feet were scattered throughout the city with survivors being buried for up to 14 hours. Damage estimates were estimated to be 41 million dollars (275 million dollars when adjusted for inflation).
Worcester, MA June 9, 1953
The unthinkable happened on June 9, 1953 when a strong tornado (F4) struck a major urban area in the eastern United States killing dozens and injuring thousands. The tornado was described as a cone of black smoke that descended from the clouds creating a 46-mile path of destruction through Worcester and the area surrounding it. The tornado ranks as the 20th deadliest tornado killing 94 and injuring 1,300 people. The twister carried debris into the Atlantic Ocean with some objects being found 30 miles away from where they initially were. The storm leveled 4,000 buildings leaving close to 10,000 people homeless in addition to hundreds of cars that were totaled. Damage estimates were $52 million, which would be about 349 million dollars when adjusted for inflation.
Omaha, NE May 6, 1975
On May 6, 1975, a F4 tornado touched down in Omaha, Nebraska killing 3 people and injuring over 200 people. The death toll would have been higher had there not been any storm spotters activated in the area. The fact that the tornado occurred during the day helped make it easier to spot and track reducing the possibility of fatalities and injuries. The twister ripped through west central Omaha destroying 287 homes and damaging 1400 others. Total damage from the storm reached over $1.1 billion dollars when adjusted for inflation making it the second costliest storm in U.S. history.
Top 10 Snowstorms to Hit the Eastern U.S.
**Snowstorms ranked according to death toll, total damage, and total area effected.
Superstorm of 1993
One of the most powerful snowstorms on record was the Superstorm of 1993. Not only did this storm produce widespread severe weather, but it also dumped large amounts of snow from Alabama to New York. Never before had a system produced snowfall in such a large area. Snowfall amounts reached 60 inches in some places on the North Carolina and Tennessee border. Some areas received a great deal of ice including parts of New Jersey, which received up to 2.5 inches of sleet. The storm was responsible for wind speeds greater than 100 miles per hour and record low temperatures of -10 degrees or lower. Record low-pressure readings were also observed up and down the coast. These pressure levels were very close to the levels of a major hurricane. Widespread severe weather also occurred with 15 tornadoes touching down. Additionally, a line of thunderstorms in Florida produced a storm surge of 12 feet, which is very unusual for any type of weather event not associated with a tropical system. The storm claimed the lives of 270 people and property damage estimates exceeded 3 billion dollars.
Blizzard of 1888
The Blizzard of 1888, also known as the "Great White Hurricane," was a powerful nor 'easter that struck the eastern U.S. from March 11 to March 12. The storm dumped more than 50 inches of snow in some areas with wind gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour. The combination of wind and snow led to snowdrifts of 40 to 50 feet, which helped shut down most eastern U.S. cities. The storm killed over 400 people many of which were aboard the 200 ships that were sunk. Damage estimates for the storm are about $20 million. Many of the snowfall totals are still records in some areas.
Blizzard of ‘96
Much of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic received at least a foot of snow from this storm from January 6 to January 8. Some parts of West Virginia and Virginia received more than 4 feet of snow. Wind gusts of over 50 miles per hour were widespread. The storm set several new one-storm records for much of New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. 154 people died during this event with an estimated 3.5 billion dollars in damage. Interestingly enough, the region indirectly experienced more devastation several weeks later during a warm spell. Much of the snow melted from the storm causing flooding that killed 33 people.
Megalopolitan Blockbuster Snowstorm of 1983
The snowstorm of 1983 dumped snow from northeastern Georgia to eastern Maine. Amounts of 2 feet or more were common in Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York State. New York City received 22 inches of snow as many urban areas including Harrisburg and Philadelphia were pummeled. The latter two cities along with Hartford, CT set new records for both 24-hour snow totals and single-storm totals. Winds were intense with a 72 mph wind gust recorded in Chatham, MA. The storm caused 46 deaths of which 33 came from a ship that capsized off the Virginia coast.
President’s Weekend Storm of 2003
The President’s Weekend Storm of 2003 brought urban centers like Boston, Washington, D.C., and New York City to a standstill. Snow fell from Kentucky to Connecticut with ice falling in parts of the Southeast. Heavy rains from moisture streaming up from the Gulf of Mexico flooded much of Eastern Kentucky. Amounts of 2 feet or more were widespread across the Northeast with most of the snow falling on February 17. New York City received 19.8 inches of snow, but that was not nearly enough for the City to join Baltimore, Washington, and many other areas in setting records for snowfall totals. 10 deaths were attributed to the storm with dozens of millions of dollars in damage mostly due to snow cleanup.
Blizzard of 1947
Arguably one of the biggest snowstorms ever to hit New York City, it set new records in New York for most snow in 24 hours with 25.5 inches and most snow from a single storm with 26.1 inches. The storm began during the morning commute stranding thousands of people on the roads and in the subways on December 26 and lasted into the next day. Strong winds created large drifts of snow that caused the cleanup to take over one week. 77 people lost their lives across the northeastern United States.
Blizzard of 1978
The third in a line of major winter storms to hit the United States, the blizzard of 1978 dropped one to three feet of snow from Delaware to Massachusetts with New York City receiving 18 inches. The storm’s rapid intensification and slow, meandering movement were a surprise to forecasters. The blizzard moved up the eastern coast reaching a minimum pressure of 984 millibars. The storm then made a slow loop of the coast of Long Island before gradually moving off to the east-northeast. The sluggish movement of the storm produced storm totals of up to 50 inches in parts of northern Rhode Island and four massive tidal surges (record 14 foot tide in Portland, Maine). Peak wind gusts of 83 and 92 mph were experienced in parts of Massachusetts due to the enormous high-pressure area to the north. The wind and snow combined to create massive snowdrifts of 15 feet or more throughout the parts of the Northeast. The storm claimed 54 lives and caused close to 1 billion dollars in damage the majority of damage due to coastal flooding.
Blizzard of 1958
The eastern part of the United States was inundated with snow by this blizzard with areas from Alabama to Maine receiving 10 inches of snow. The storm lasted from February 14-16 dropping 30 inches of snow in the Catskills and parts of New Hampshire. Drifts piled up making roads. Although New York City only received 10 inches, many urban centers including Boston and Baltimore received 15 inches or more. 43 fatalities along with 500 million dollars in damage were blamed upon the storm.
Snowstorm of 1969 – Lindsay’s Storm
Affectionately named for New York City’s mayor at the time, John Lindsay, this storm dumped 20 inches of snow on the City very quickly. The storm struck the City and parts of the east coast on February 8-10. Other parts of Massachusetts and Maine received 20 inches of snow, but significant amounts of snow were isolated to the coastal part of the Northeast. Much of the area was caught off guard and snow removal was slow to occur.
Snowstorm of 1961
The third major snow event in a line of great snowstorms, the storm dumped up to 40 inches of snow across the region. This storm occurred at the end of a long cold spell. New York City, Baltimore, Boston, and Philadelphia all received over a foot of snow with the City receiving 2 feet. Much of the coastal areas received a very heavy, wet snow as temperatures rose to near freezing. The storm produced hurricane and gale force winds along the coast with a wind gust of 96 mph in Milton, Massachusetts.
Research prepared by Benjamin Schenkel
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