After laying dormant for nearly forty years, Calbuco explosively erupted yesterday sending a plume of fire, ash, and smoke miles high.
Footage from the area shows a huge column of lava and ash being sent several kilometres into the air.
The authorities have declared a red alert and evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius.
The Calbuco volcano is one of the most active in Chile, but its eruption took officials in the area by surprise.
Check out the timelapse video captured below:
Here is a list of interesting climate data listed as a part of a thoughtful report by Dr. E. Calvin Beisner, Ph.D. Click on the link above to read Dr. Beisner’s entire essay.
After high temperatures hit 80°F and warmer in parts of NEOhio, a cool front arrived with a gust front and a 25°F temperature drop in less than 30 minutes. A WJW-TV viewer sent in this impressive panoramic view of the cold front approaching the Ohio lakeshore this evening just before 5 PM. Click on the photo to see a larger image.
1. Antarctic sea ice has been above normal for almost 3 years uninterrupted.
2. Three years uninterrupted above normal sea ice is unprecedented over the satellite record.
3. Record after record sea ice highs have been set during that period.
4. The trend for the last 10 years has been stunningly strong.
5. The long-term 30-year trend is strongly upwards.
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From the National Weather Service, Chicago, Illinois.
NWS METEOROLOGISTS HAVE CONDUCTED A GROUND SURVEY COVERING THE MOST HEAVILY DAMAGED LOCATIONS. BASED ON EARLY FINDINGS THE TORNADO THAT TRACKED FROM NEAR ROCHELLE TO NEAR BELVIDERE…AND IMPACTED THE COMMUNITY OF FAIRDALE…APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN A SINGLE LONG TRACK TORNADO. PRELIMINARY SURVEY ASSESSMENT INDICATES THIS TORNADO WAS AN EF-4. AN AERIAL SURVEY WILL BE CONDUCTED TOMORROW…WEATHER PERMITTING…TO CONFIRM A FINAL RATING.
AT LEAST ONE SATELLITE TORNADO ASSOCIATED WITH THIS LARGER TORNADO WAS FOUND THUS FAR AND THERE MAY HAVE BEEN OTHERS. AN AERIAL SURVEY WILL HELP US ASCERTAIN WHETHER THERE WERE ANY ADDITIONAL TORNADOES ON THIS DAY.
RATING: EF-4 (PRELIMINARY)
ESTIMATED PEAK WIND: 180-200 MPH
PATH LENGTH /STATUTE/: TBD
PATH WIDTH /MAXIMUM/: 0.5 MILE
(PRELIMINARY) FATALITIES: 2 INJURIES: 22
Here are a couple of YouTube videos that show the multiple suction vorticies rotating around the main tornado trunk.