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February 13, 2005

UFO appears on D.C.’s NPS webcam; Pakistan flooding kills 278; New England gets up to 24 inches of snow; Wet, windy Hawaii; Chicago gets NBC’s WeatherPlus; Explicit snow sculpture offends some; Strange weather breaks records in Australia; TV weatherman launches attack; 9.0 to 9.3

UFO Appears On D.C.’s National Park Service Webcam: I’ve had a link to the NPS Netherlands Carillon webcam in my D.C. page for as long as I can remember, and apparently it captured a UFO on Feb. 10 … pictured here:

UFO caught on NPS Netherlands Carillon webcam on Feb. 10. Image links to full version, more detailsFull image and more details from mediavillage.netWhat do you think it is? Vote now in the right column! My wife says it’s a plane, without question, but this is the opinion of a woman who hasn’t seen a single episode of “The X-Files.” It’s certainly odd looking and would have received a “right click/save image as” from me had I been looking at it live. Took me a visit to Coast To Coast AM to find this…

Pakistan flooding kills at least 278

Other Weather News: New England gets up to 24 inches of snow

Wet, windy Hawaii

Chicago gets NBC’s new WeatherPlus 24/7 wx channel

Strange News: Explicit snow sculpture offends some: Others chuckle at boys’ 6-foot-tall work in New York state

A strange weather pattern has apparently broken several records: “About 100 temperature and rainfall records have been smashed around Australia within the first few days of what is usually the hottest month of the year.” Details

TV weatherman moves to radio, launches full-blooded attack on TV weathermen and women, accusing them of talking “absolute rubbish.” Full story

9.0 To 9.3: More on Dec. 26 Indian Ocean earthquake now thought to be three times stronger than first thought

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Saturday: 1. Los Angeles 2. San Diego 3. New York City 4. Dallas-Fort Worth 5. Phoenix … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 12, 2005

Heavy rains cause floods, accidents in San Diego; Southland prepares for wet, windy weekend; 5.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Alaska-Yukon border

Mini-post this morning: Heavy rains cause floods, accidents in San Diego

Southland prepares for wet, windy weekend

Radar images and more in the post below…

5.3-magnitude earthquake rattles Alaska-Yukon border A current list of quakes is in the lower left column of this page

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Friday: 1. Los Angeles 2. San Diego 3. Vancouver 4. Boston 5. Phoenix … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 11, 2005

Heavy rainfall returns to Calif., Southwest; Snowy East, Dry West; The most romantic weather is…; Storm brings messy roads, snow to parts of New England; NASA: 2005 may be warmest year on record; 4.2 magnitude earthquake rattles NE Arkansas, felt in Memphis, Tunica, S. Missouri; Oil spill considered biggest in Alaska since 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster; Blue Saturn image

Heavy Rainfall Returns To California: Coverage from KSND-TV, San Diego and KNBC-TV, L.A. … Resources: Live weather and webcams for San Diego and Los Angeles | National Weather Service watches/warnings/advisories map | U.S. radar | Regional radar

Phoenix Rain: Heavy rain expected from winter storm … Resources: Phoenix | Regional radar

East gets snow, mostly dry West

What’s The Most Romantic Weather? Weather Channel’s first annual “Weather and Romance Survey” says… this

Boston snow update: Storm brings messy roads, welcome snow totals to parts of New England

’05 Warmest Yet?: NASA: 2005 may be warmest year on record

Space & Science

Quake News: 4.2 magnitude earthquake rattles NE Arkansas, felt in Memphis, Tunica, S. Missouri | Quake serves as wake-up call (Note: This article also lists the Top 10 U.S. earthquakes and mentions that the Indian Ocean quake on Dec. 26 has been moved up to a 9.3-magnitude event) … Quake resources: Live list of current quakes on this page (left column, near bottom of page). Also: Additional maps and data in the right column of our National/International page

Oil spill considered biggest in Alaska since 1989 Exxon Valdez disaster

Desktop Background Candidate: Blue Saturn image

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Thursday: 1. Boston 2. Burlington, VT 3. Portland, ME 4. Syracuse 5. Reno … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 10, 2005

Boston escapes big snowstorm; Maine may see 12-24 inches of snow; NY’s Capital Region braces for 6-14 inches; Snow, rain in Midwest, South; Kansas to receive help for Jan. storm; Seabed scars show power of massive quake; Researchers: Quake’s power heavily underestimated; Mile-long rocks swept away at 100mph; Quake triggers panic; St. Helens dome growing; Entrepreneurs: government regulation may stifle vibrant tourism industry; Scientists attempt to provide barcode for all living things

Boston Dodges Bullet: Boston area will escape major snowstorm, but storm heads for Maine with 12 to 24 inches of snow possible, and New York’s Capital Region is bracing for 6-14 inches of snow … Resources: Live Wunderground radar image | Current watches/warnings | Complete weather/webcams city list

Weather Headlines: Snow, rain in Midwest, South

Kansas will receive federal help for Jan. storm

Space & Science News: Seabed scars show power of massive Indian Ocean quake | Researchers: Power of tsunami earthquake heavily underestimated | Mile-long rocks were swept away at 100mph by earthquake that set off tsunami | Strong 6.2M Indonesia quake triggers panic

Lava dome at Mount St. Helens still growing

Space entrepreneurs worry that government regulation may stifle a vibrant tourism industry — Details

International scientists are attempting to provide a barcode for all plant and animal species on the planet

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Wednesday: 1. Boston 2. Toronto 3. New Orleans 4. Syracuse 5. Vancouver … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 9, 2005

Winter storm approaches New England; Kansas City snow problems; Storm dumps 18 inches of snow in Colorado, stronger system expected; Big rain heads for Arizona; Middle East sees snow, wind, rain; Meteorologists or weather wannabes?; Tsunami threat exists for East, West coasts; U.N. says nations are falling behind in tsunami pledges

Winter Storm Approaches New England: Wintry mix, 20 inches of snow in N. Mass. possible … Resource: Boston weather/live webcams

KC Snow: Snow-packed roads are expected to stick around for awhile Resource: Kansas City weather/live webcams

Big Snow: A storm has left behind up to 18 inches of snow in Colorado’s central and southwestern mountains, but a stronger system could arrive by the weekend. Full story … Resources: Live cams/weather for Denver area and Western Colorado

Big rain heads for Arizona — Full story

Storm In Middle East: Middle East sees snow, wind, rain

Other News: Meteorologists or weather wannabes? (Registration required)… Rep. Vicki Truitt, R-Keller, triggered a gust front when she sponsored a bill requiring math and science college studies before a person can use the title of meteorologist.

Tsunami threat exists for East, West coasts | U.N. says nations are falling behind in tsunami pledges

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Fat Tuesday (snowstorm beats Mardi Gras): 1. Kansas City 2. New Orleans 3. Omaha 4. Wichita, Kan. 5. Boston … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 8, 2005

Rainy weather doesn’t deter Mardi Gras revelers; Snow falls in Jerusalem

Mardi Gras Update: Rainy weather doesn’t deter Mardi Gras revelers … Mardi Gras info can be found in yesterday’s post below, and webcams aplenty are in our New Orleans page. We must all remember, in the wise words of IBS: “WARNING: Bourbon Street, in the heart of the French Quarter, is not known for its ‘family atmosphere,’ particularly during Mardi Gras. Images from the Mardi Gras Web cam may be offensive to some viewers.”

Snow Falls In Jerusalem: Jerusalem snow; storms shut Golan schools

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February 7, 2005

Snow possible in Jerusalem tonight; Snow continues to paralyze Istanbul; Heavy snow coming to Colorado mountains; 62-degree Saturday gives way to snow; Time to see what’s doing on Bourbon Street; Webcam peeping Toms investigation; Not enough to save Hubble; Red-capped finches dying off; Tsunami toll reaches 295,000

Jerusalem Snow? Snow possible in Jerusalem tonight

Snow continues to paralyze Istanbul

From Colorado: Heavy snow coming to Colorado mountains: Up to 20 inches of snow forecast

From Nebraska: 62-degree Saturday gives way to up to 5 inches of snow

World Of Webcams: Mardi Gras ‘Tis the season for many to hop into the New Orleans page to see what’s doing on Bourbon Street. One of the better streaming video sites is Nola.com’s Mardi Gras Party Cams Central (Check out the Karaokecam for video and audio you may regret hearing) | Story from the same Web site | 25 most frequently asked Mardi Gras questions | Many other New Orleans webcams, and weather too

Speaking of peeping through webcams: Webcam peeping Toms investigation: News 5 in Cincinnati was tipped off that some people were using the Fountain Square camera to look into hotel rooms, News 5’s Jonathan Hawgood reported… When News 5 tried, the web cam showed a clear image of the curtains in about a dozen rooms at the Westin. If those curtains were open, there is no telling what could have been visible.

Space & Science: Not enough to save Hubble | Red-capped finches dying off in Fairbanks area

Tsunami Update: Toll reaches 295,000 … Story … Aid link in upper right of this page.

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Monday: 1. Omaha 2. New Orleans 3. Los Angeles 4. Vancouver 5. Reno … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 6, 2005

Rain, snow, fog; Temperatures hit 70s in South Dakota; Cyclone with 140 mph winds just misses island; Debate over NASA’s shuttles

Some quick Sunday night news and updates:

Weekend in review: Rain, snow, fog

and (a little late), but worth a mention: Temperatures hit 70s in South Dakota Friday: Rapid City‘s high Friday: 73!

Elsewhere: Tropical cyclone with 140 mph winds just misses South Pacific island

Space news seen on Drudge: Debate over NASA’s shuttles

Super Bowl gives Jacksonville No. 1 weekend sweep: Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Saturday: 1. Jacksonville 2. New Orleans 3. Vancouver 4. Los Angeles 5. Dallas-Fort Worth … and on Sunday: 1. Jacksonville 2. Vancouver 3. Omaha 4. Los Angeles 5. New Orleans … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 5, 2005

Super Bowl webcam, Mardi Gras weather/webcams; Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Bay Area; Blizzard of weather info forecast; Jerusalem doesn’t see snow; UK gets weather blog; The radio sky; Images from Fort Worth

2006 Update: Get Super Bowl XL weather updates and live Detroit weather and webcam images


Super Bowl Webcam: is here. Also, check out the weather and other Jacksonville webcams

Mardi Gras weather/New Orleans webcams

Bay Quake: Magnitude 4.4 earthquake shakes Bay Area

All About The Weather: Blizzard of weather info forecast … NBC’s Weather Plus began broadcasting here in Dallas-Fort Worth a couple of weeks ago on HDTV Channel 5-2 and some cable systems, and it is nice to see a new 24/7 weather channel. It will be interesting to see how major weather events here and in other parts of the country are covered.

UK WX Blog: The UK gets a weather blog (Thanks to CapitalWeather.com for tip)

No Snow: Jerusalem doesn’t see snow

Astronomy Picture of the Day: The radio sky

Images From Fort Worth, Texas: Finally, some pictures I snapped over the past month in and near downtown Fort Worth (click on each for large versions, and, yes, the first image is two photos merged into one, and not put together very nicely…):

Taken Jan 21, 2005 in downtown Fort Worth's Sundance Square. Click for larger image

Taken Jan. 17, 2005 in east Fort Worth, looking at Fort Worth skyline. Click for larger image

Taken Jan. 17, 2005 in east Fort Worth, looking at Fort Worth skyline. Click for larger image

Taken Jan. 17, 2005 in east Fort Worth, Texas. Click for larger image

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Friday: 1. Vancouver 2. Jacksonville 3. Los Angeles 4. New Orleans 5. New York City … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 4, 2005

Most powerful storm since records began hits Australia; Heaviest snowfall in years brings chaos to Europe’s highlands; Scientists: Massive west Antarctic ice sheet starting to collapse; Small 3.0 earthquake wakes people in Seattle-area; Advisories issued in Midwest amidst air quality concerns; Red star light burst

Australian Storm: Most powerful storm since records began hits, includes “continuous 31-hour downpour”

Heaviest snowfall in years brings chaos to Europe’s highlands

Unexpected Ice Sheet Melting?: Scientists: Massive west Antarctic ice sheet starting to collapse

Earth’s Wake-Up Call: Small 3.0 earthquake wakes people in Seattle-area

Stagnant Midwest: Advisories issued in Midwest amidst air quality concerns | Air quality forecast map

Space & Sky: Photo: Red star light burst

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Thursday: 1. Washington, D.C. 2. Greensboro 3. Baltimore 4. Norfolk 5. New York City … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 3, 2005

Snow in Virginia; Flooding in Australia, Hawaii; Rare plant almost wiped out of existence by a backhoe; 9 saved 38 days after tsunami; Stagnant air advisory explanation; Lawmakers: Saving Hubble space telescope could be too expensive, dangerous; Global warming timetable

Snow In Virginia: Resources: National Weather Service watches/warnings/advisories | Richmond-area weather/live webcams

Flooding in Australia and Hawaii

Strange News: Rare plant almost wiped out of existence by a backhoe

9 saved 38 days after tsunami | Tsunami aid link is near the top right of this page

Stagnant air advisory explanation: Parts of Central U.S. have been under this advisory

Space News: Lawmakers: Saving Hubble space telescope could be too expensive, dangerous | New, improved Hubble?

Global Warming Timetable released Wednesday — Full story … Be sure to vote in our global warming poll in the right column

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Wednesday: 1. Springfield, MO 2. Greensboro 3. Dallas/Fort Worth 4. Charlotte 5. New Orleans … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 2, 2005

Winter to continue for 6 more weeks? Groundhogs uncertain; AccuWeather.com(R) and Verizon Wireless launch on demand weather video clips for V CAST customers; Australian dust storm worst in a decade; Congress plans 4 Columbia memorials in Texas; Twisted meteor train image

The Groundhog Says: Winter continues for 6 more weeks (that’s from Punxsutawney Phil), but Canadian groundhogs not so sure and animal world dividedWeatherBug blogging Groundhog Day | Groundhog Central

Business News: AccuWeather.com(R) and Verizon Wireless launch on demand weather video clips for V CAST customers

Strange News: Australian dust storm ‘worst in a decade’

Space News: Feb. 1 marked the two-year anniversary of the breakup of the space shuttle Columbia over Texas that killed 7 astronauts. Congress plans 4 Columbia memorials in Texas

Astronomy Picture of the Day: Twisted meteor train

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Tuesday: 1. Dallas/Fort Worth 2. Oklahoma City 3. Lubbock 4. New Orleans 5. Vancouver … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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February 1, 2005

KC sees 6 inches of snow; Ice, snow in Md.; Winter storm hits Colo.; Ga., S.C. de-icing; Snow thunder coming to N. Texas?; Snow in Jerusalem likely by week’s end; MSNBC: Men aboard international space station could have been exposed to unexpectedly hazardous situation

Wintry News: KC sees 6 inches of snow | Ice, snow in Maryland | Winter storm hits Colorado … See right column city list for weather/webcams.

Georgia, S.C. De-Icing: 41,000 homes and businesses in Georgia without power Monday afternoon | South Carolina thaws

Snow Thunder In North Texas Tonight? National Weather Service forecast for Fort Worth

Snow In Jerusalem? Snow likely by week’s end

Space News: MSNBC: Men aboard international space station could have been exposed to unexpectedly hazardous situation

Off Topic, Part II: Just finished watching Letterman. As expected, he compiled a great look back at the life of the “king of late night”…

Top 5 WXnation.com city weather and webcam pages visited on Monday: 1. Dallas/Fort Worth 2. New Orleans 3. Vancouver 4. New York City 5. Denver … See the top 20 so far this month in the center column of our home page.

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