Weather

Punxsutawney Phil Forecasts Longer Winter

February 2, 2014
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The handlers for groundhog Punxsutawney Phil say he’s forecasting six more weeks of what already has felt like a brutally long and cold winter.

Pennsylvania’s famed groundhog emerged from his lair in front of thousands of fans around daybreak Sunday.

Legend has it that if the furry rodent sees his shadow on...

Five tornado victims found alive, names of 24 dead released

May 23, 2013
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Five missing Oklahoma tornado victims have been found alive it was revealed today, ending their families heartbreak and giving other residents of Moore some much-needed good news as they begin to rebuild their lives.

The happy development, however, comes as authorities release the names of all 24 people killed in the terrifying...

David Sirota Wets Himself Over Tornado; It’s Like Kung Fu Fighting, only more ‘Faggy’

May 21, 2013
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Liberal David Sirota tries to make hay against the GOP over the tragic events in Moore, Oklahoma and comes up with a fistful of horse dung, instead.

Was the severe weather system culminating in yesterday’s Oklahoma City tornado intensified — or even created — by climate change? That question will almost certainly be batted...

The Must See OK Video – Tornado Survivor Barbara Garcia Finds Dog During TV Interview

May 21, 2013
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Wow! You’ll want to see the video below the fold if you haven’t.

The footage of Barbara Garcia came as fellow survivors began reliving the terror they felt while winds of up to 200mph obliterated their neighbourhoods. (more…)

OK Death Toll Less Than Thought? Some Double Counting?

May 21, 2013
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Details are still sketchy and they may remain so for awhile. But it at least appears as though the official death toll has been reduced back down to 24 – for now. (more…)

Officials: OK Death toll “climbing rapidly,” 91 for now

May 21, 2013
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Twenty children were among at least 91 people killed when a powerful tornado swept through an Oklahoma City suburb, tearing down blocks of homes and two schools, local officials said.

The state medical examiner’s office released the latest death toll but the number was climbing rapidly, as emergency crews combed through smashed...

Oklahoma Tornado Kills at Least 91, Twenty of them Children

May 21, 2013
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There are no words for a blog post right now. (Click photo to enlarge) Additional photos here.

A giant tornado, a mile wide or more, killed at least 91 people, 20 of them children, as it tore across parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs Monday afternoon, flattening homes, flinging cars...

CBS Pulls ‘Mike and Molly’ Season Finale Over OK Tornado “related storyline” – Dems, HuffPo, Not So Much

May 20, 2013
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Unfortunately, neither Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) used the tragedy in Moore, Oklahoma today to berate Republicans on global warming nor the Huffington Post could manage to display enough class to forgo politics even for one tragic night.

“Due to the tragic events this afternoon in Oklahoma, we are pre-empting tonight’s season finale of Mike & Molly,...

Amazing Photo: Teachers carry children away from Briarwood Elementary school

May 20, 2013
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Wow!

Rescuers have uncovered the bodies of seven children believed to have drowned in a pool of water under the flattened Plaza Towers Elementary School and up to 30 more students are feared dead after a two mile-wide tornado touched down in a highly-populated suburb of Oklahoma City on Monday.

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Live Streaming on KFOR.com

May 20, 2013
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KFOR live stream viewers: KFOR is now complying with the FCC-mandated requirement to caption IP-based internet video streams. This requirement, with a compliance deadline of March 30, 2013, means that we must caption all live video programming. We have done so on our website at KFOR.com and within the live streaming...

Moore tornado, 37 dead, unconfirmed number of children, number expected to rise

May 20, 2013
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MOORE, Okla. – Officials have confirmed at least 37 people were killed in the Moore tornado Monday.

That number is expected to rise. The tornado claimed an unconfirmed number of children at Moore’s Plaza Towers Elementary. Also among those killed, a family of four near 4th St. and Telephone Rd. in Moore.

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Update: Plaza Towers Elementary: 7 children dead, 20 – 30 still missing, presumed dead

May 20, 2013
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Very sad news from KFOR’s Lance West: search and rescue said there don’t appear to be any more survivors at Plaza Towers Elementary. Seven children’s bodies were removed from the school, and they believe 20 to 30 more children may be inside, but do not believe there are any more survivors.

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Update, 6:22 PM: – KFOR Reports 75 Children In Moore School When Tornado Hit

May 20, 2013
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Update:

Very sad news from KFOR’s Lance West: search and rescue said there don’t appear to be any more survivors at Plaza Towers Elementary. Seven children’s bodies were removed from the school, and they believe 20 to 30 more children may be inside, but do not believe there are any more survivors.

24 victims are...

Oklahoma City: Cries of ‘help’ heard in rubble of flattened elementary school

May 20, 2013
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Rescuers have reported hearing cries for help from beneath the rubble at an elementary school that was flattened after a two mile-wide tornado touched down in a highly-populated suburb of Oklahoma City on Monday in one of the worst storms the area has ever seen.

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KWTV reports...

Aww: Jessica Wilkinson finds beloved terrier, Bella – was lost in tornado rubble

May 20, 2013
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Several more images at link below – click image to enlarge:

After a series of deadly tornadoes barreled through Kansas and Oklahoma this weekend and leveled Jessica Wilkinson’s home, she cared about one thing above all others: finding her beloved terrier, Bella. (more…)

At least 6 killed, scores injured by Texas tornadoes

May 16, 2013
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Several tornadoes ripped through an area of North Central Texas Wednesday night, leaving at least six people dead, scores injured and driving hundreds from homes flattened by the turbulent winds.

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The Surveillance Video of the Boston Bombing Suspects That Almost Never Was

April 23, 2013
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Hmm…

Maggio yanked a sheet of paper from the printer and waved it briefly in the air. He called it a, “Notifications Report.” On it, were 10 notifications, or “Alerts.” It looked dire. “This report here was generated a little over a week before the Boston Marathon,” said Maggio rapping the...

Um: Photo – Fish swims by window in Grand Rapids, Mich., floodwaters

April 22, 2013
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See the full image at link below. Okay. (more…)

‘Disappointed’ NYC marathoners to run in aid of Sandy victims

November 4, 2012
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Somehow, Reuters pointing out the marathoner’s disappointment cuts across the grain of the story’s presumed intention. Get the freak over it. The marathoners should have had enough sense and compassion to do the right thing in the first place. This isn’t what I’d call making up ground, exactly.

Hundreds of...

World’s biggest geoengineering experiment ‘violates’ UN rules

October 19, 2012
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Oops!

Yellow and brown colours show relatively high concentrations of chlorophyll in August 2012, after iron sulphate was dumped into the Pacific Ocean as part of a controversial geoengineering scheme. Photograph: Giovanni/Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center/NASA

A controversial American businessman dumped around 100 tonnes of iron sulphate into the Pacific...

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