Thursday, May 2, 2013
In May? Historic Snowstorm From Texas to Michigan
By Alex Sosnowski, Expert Senior Meteorologist - May 02, 2013- The list of locations that have received record May snowfall from a storm that brought up to 2 feet of snow over the central Rockies continues to grow. The storm is still going on Thursday and could reach even more unlikely locations over the Plains, Midwest and the South before it is all said and done. Omaha, Neb., Mason City, Iowa, and Rochester, Minn., are but only several cities that have been clobbered by their biggest May snowfall on record. In many cases in the major cities in the Plains, those records date back to the 1800s.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Skywatch: N. Korea missile launch feared
(CNN) -- Missile and launch components have been moved to the east coast of North Korea in the "last few days," a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the information told CNN on Thursday. This comes as indications emerged that North Korea, which unleashed another round of scathing rhetoric accusing the United States of pushing the region to the "brink of war," could be planning a missile launch soon.
The components, the official said, are consistent with those of a Musudan missile, which has a 2,500-mile range, meaning it could threaten South Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Skywatch: COMET PAN-STARRS
Yesterday, March 10th, Comet Pan-STARRS made its closest approach to the sun. Inside the orbit of Mercury, the comet was hit by solar rays ten times more intense than we experience on Earth. This sets the stage for a good show as Pan-STARRS, glowing brightly, moves into the night sky later this week. Dr. Fritz Helmut Hemmerich of Tenerife (Canary Islands) caught a hint of things to come last night when he photographed the comet setting just behind the sun:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Texas woman delivers 2 sets of identical twins
A Texas woman has beaten long odds in delivering two sets of identical twin boys.
The Houston Chronicle reports Tressa Montalvo delivered her sons on Thursday — Valentine's Day — at The Woman's Hospital of Texas. It says the odds of giving such a birth naturally are one in 70 million. The 36-year-old Montalvo delivered sons Ace and Blaine at 8:51 a.m. Ace weighed 3 pounds, 10 ounces,...
Friday, February 15, 2013
SKYWATCH: Meteor strikes Siberia, Russia!
By ELLEN BARRY and ANDREW E. KRAMER- February 15, 2013
MOSCOW — Bright objects, apparently debris from a meteor, streaked through the sky in western Siberia early on Friday, accompanied by a boom that damaged buildings across a vast territory. Russia’s Interior Ministry said more than 1,000 people were hurt, 200 of them children, mostly from shards of glass that shattered when the meteor entered the atmosphere. Russian experts believe the blast was caused by a 10-ton meteor known as a bolide, which created a powerful shock wave when it reached the Earth’s atmosphere, the Russian Academy of Sciences said in a statement.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Asian astrologers warn of stormy Year of Snake
Monday, January 28, 2013
Sign No. 785: Sea Foam overtakes beach down