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Record floodwaters that submerged vast stretches of Nebraska and Iowa farmland along America’s longest river reached a new crest on Friday at the waterfront city of St. Joseph, Missouri, forcing chaotic evacuations of thousands from low-lying areas. With emergency sirens blaring as the Missouri River rose to the top of the three-story-high levee wall in
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A very bright fireball streaked through the sky above of Santa Catarina, Brazil at around 21:40 UTC (18:40 local time) on March 24, 2019. The event lasted up to 7 seconds before the object disintegrated. The American Meteor Society received 31 reports by 12:00 UTC, March 25. The event was seen by many residents of
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Tropical Cyclone “Veronica,” now a Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale, is slowly moving toward the Pilbara coast on March 23, 2019. A severe coastal impact is expected on Sunday, March 24. Veronica may be traveling slower than a typical system as it crosses the coast, and as a result communities in the path of
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a statewide wildfire emergency Friday, citing “extreme peril” to life and property, in an effort to speed up forest clearing measures. There have only been two other statewide emergencies in California this century: during the drought in 2014 and the subsequent tree die-off in 2015. The executive order piggybacks on
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That was really LONG! Eighteen months after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, customers on an island off the coast of the U.S. territory finally had their power restored Wednesday. Puerto Rico Power Fully Restored 18 Months After Hurricane Maria Wiped Out the Grid The Electric Power Authority said it connected an underwater cable
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Severe Tropical Cyclone “Trevor” was upgraded to Category 3 cyclone on the Australian tropical cyclone intensity scale. Trevor is expected to continue intensifying before it makes landfall somewhere between Port MacArthur and the Northern Territory/Queensland border. Authorities are urging residents to finalize preparations today, follow directions from emergency services, and have their cyclone kits ready. With severe
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That’s a big sunspot!Two days ago, sunspot AR2736 didn’t exist. Now the rapidly-growing active region stretches across more than 100,000 km of the solar surface and contains multiple dark cores larger than Earth. Moreover, it has a complicated magnetic field that is crackling with C-class solar flares. The sunspot is inset in this magnetic map of the sun from NASA’s Solar
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New activity/unrest was reported for 7 volcanoes from March 13 to 19, 2019. During the same period, ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. New activity/unrest: Barren Island, Andaman Islands (India) | Bezymianny, Central Kamchatka (Russia) | Karymsky, Eastern Kamchatka (Russia) | Kirishimayama, Kyushu (Japan) | Mayon, Luzon (Philippines) | Tengger Caldera, Eastern Java (Indonesia)