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« on: January 17, 2011, 11:12:52 AM »

I think around the world NO ONE wants to see any more storms, flooding, water or rain. Australia(ns) are saying they believe it is another HAARP experiment going on. I posted a thread last year showing strange weather and cloud anomalies in Queensland, Austrailia that produced floods and rains. Now the same area is absolutely drowning with the same strange clouds and atmospheric anomalies present. Maybe this SUPERSTORM that is to hit California at some point is another HAARP created storm???

Scientists warn California could be struck by winter ‘superstorm’



A group of more than 100 scientists and experts say in a new report that California faces the risk of a massive "superstorm" that could flood a quarter of the state's homes and cause $300 billion to $400 billion in damage. Researchers point out that the potential scale of destruction in this storm scenario is four or five times the amount of damage that could be wrought by a major earthquake.

It sounds like the plot of an apocalyptic action movie, but scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey warned federal and state emergency officials that California's geological history shows such "superstorms" have happened in the past, and should be added to the long list of natural disasters to worry about in the Golden State.

The threat of a cataclysmic California storm has been dormant for the past 150 years. Geological Survey director Marcia K. McNutt told the New York Times that a 300-mile stretch of the Central Valley was inundated from 1861-62. The floods were so bad that the state capital had to be moved to San Francisco, and Governor Leland Stanford had to take a rowboat to his own inauguration, the report notes. Even larger storms happened in past centuries, over the dates 212, 440, 603, 1029, 1418, and 1605, according to geological evidence.
The risk is gathering momentum now, scientists say, due to rising temperatures in the atmosphere, which has generally made weather patterns more volatile.

The scientists built a model that showed a storm could last for more than 40 days and dump 10 feet of water on the state. The storm would be goaded on by an "atmospheric river" that would move water "at the same rate as 50 Mississippis discharging water into the Gulf of Mexico," according to the AP. Winds could reach 125 miles per hour, and landslides could compound the damage, the report notes.

Such a superstorm is hypothetical but not improbable, climate researchers warn. "We think this event happens once every 100 or 200 years or so, which puts it in the same category as our big San Andreas earthquakes," Geological Survey scientist Lucy Jones said in a press release.

Federal and state emergency management officials convened a conference about emergency preparations for possible superstorms last week. You can read the whole report here.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110117/us_yblog_thelookout/scientists-warn-california-could-be-struck-by-winter-superstorm
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 08:46:31 PM »

FURTHER PREDICTIONS OF MEGA STORM

Walls of water 10ft high in a month-long mega hurricane:  California told to prepare for biblical 'ARkStorm'


By DANIEL BATES
Last updated at 4:41 PM on 17th January 2011

Scientists are now warning Californians that the long-awaited 'big one' earthquake could be the least of their environmental concerns.
Another more deadly threat awaits the West coast of America - in the form of a biblical ‘ARkStorm’, which could bring death and destruction on a scale never before seen.

Walls of water 10ft high, rain falling in feet instead of inches, and nine million people’s homes flooded during a hurricane-like megastorm that could last more than month.

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Just the beginning: A truck and a house are buried waist level in mud after the torrential rains that soaked California in December. Scientists are warning of an even greater storm, the ARkStorm, which they say is long overdue
The every-other-century event last happened in 1861 and left the central valley of California impassable.

The cost was impossible to quantify - but should a similar event happen today the damage could total more than $300billion.

WHAT HAPPENED IN 1861?

Large storms have struck in 1969 and 1986 but ‘the big one’ is still that which hit in 1861, the last ARkStorm.
Beginning on Christmas Eve, the storm continued into the following year and lasted 45 days in total.

The flooding was so severe it turned the Sacramento Valley into an inland sea and in southern California lakes were formed in the Mojave Desert and the Los Angeles Basin.

Across the entire state storms wiped out nearly a third of the taxable land, leaving the state bankrupt.

The U.S. Geological Survey has now begun planning for the return of the ARkStorm, so named after the boat Noah used to escape the flood in the Bible. The capped-up 'A' and 'R' stand for 'atmospheric river'.

They have recruited 17 researchers and a string of agencies to work with local emergency crews and government officials across California to ensure that should it arrive, they would be best prepared for it.

The team says that a storm on the scale of that which struck in 1861 is ‘inevitable’ and it was widely considered the worst and longest on record.

USGS chief ARkStorm scientist Lucy Jones said the weather system will start in the Tropics due to atmospheric rivers of moisture forming, grow larger and gain speed as it travels to the West coast of America where it would become roughly the same strength as a hurricane.
It would take some weeks to form, which would hopefully give them time to better prepare when it arrived.



A California golf course is flooded during the December storms. Scientists predict that up to nine million homes could be flooded in the ARkStorm

'We think this event happens once every 100 or 200 years or so, which puts it in the same category as our big San Andreas earthquakes,’ she said.

‘Floods are as much a part of our lives in California as earthquakes are. We are probably not going to be able to handle the biggest ones.’
Californians have a long history of coping with natural disasters, not least earthquakes as the state sits atop the San Andreas fault.
The most destructive earthquake to hit California was 7.9 on the Richter Scale in 1906, when more than 3,000 people died.

The 6.9 quake of 1989, also known as the World Series Earthquake, left 63 dead and nearly 4,000 injured but many more had their ho

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Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1347725/Walls-water-10ft-high-month-long-megastorm--California-told-prepare-Biblical-ARkStorm.html#ixzz1BM3xJ4FS
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 09:39:04 PM »

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