Colin Andrews - June28, 2012
Rapid climate change is unfolding around the whole planet, and as a measure of it, take a look at what is
taking place across the United States alone as I speak, which is of great concern to climatologists,
meteorologists and scientists in many other disciplines studying these events.  
Records are being broken
month after month (
see left side column).  Today's headlines show the extent of the problems which just
around the corner are going to change lives forever :

Extremes Today Across the United States

Extreme Heat: Temperatures in the 100's across much of the nation, spreading east..
Extreme Wild: Fires – hundreds of properties, thousands of acres and properties burn.
Extreme Rain:  20-30” across Florida and the south east.
Extreme Bad Air Quality – Ozone levels already bad in the center of the country, spreading east.
Permian Extinction Event in 2110
Thanks to Gener Tashiro (Japan)  & Dave Haith (England)
Its also a fact that sea levels are rising, ice caps are melting at alarming rates, the solar cycle 24 is
expected to cause problems with our electrical grid systems late this year and into 2013 and effect our

Just when we thought it was about as bleak as it could get, some devastating news from scientist that you
will notice by its absence in the media reports because its just too dammed horrible to talk about.  We can
again deny the facts or take them on the chin. Its the METHANE escaping from melting ice caps. The big,
silent, invisible killer is spewing in large spiraling plumes into our atmosphere and is being released from
the melting ice after being trapped there for thousands of years. Lots of it.

So far this article is based upon reports and findings from scientists but for one moment lets not overlook a
study which is far out but also includes some scientists in its ranks.  That study believes we are about to
receive a large scale event where huge water displacement will impact the globe between now and July
2013.  Its not just this project that believes this. Remote viewers undertook a special project during 2008
also saw a gap in the fabric of information around this time.  

The reason I raise these unusual projects is to place on the table, possibilities that a single serious event
might add to our problems with climate change.  

I dislike being a messenger of such dark clouds. I have always tried to be positive in my work.  
My entire life
has been about resolving problems to make life more comfortable for people. Whether as a fire fighter,
electrical engineer or government official, they all held positive problem solving in common.  

Its becoming increasingly hard to remain positive when the problems we confront are seemingly too serious
to resolve or its simply too late to remedy them but for our children its the only thing left we can do.

I am not up for the responsibility of conveying the findings and predictions of scientists researching what I
believe is the single most profound addition to the climate change equation - THE METHANE now escaping
in vast quantities into our already challenged atmosphere.

I do believe we have reached what I call THE CROSS ROADS. I saw this coming many years ago, as did
many others.  The Hopi Indians saw the road ahead and the changes we could once have made and the
Maya, what ever the media tell you, also predicted with extreme accuracy this decoupling of society, at the
end of this long cycle for man on Earth. Synthia and I covered this in our book
The Complete Idiots Guide
to 2012.

                     Please read below the distressing report:.
Numerous Wild-Fires consume hundreds of properties and thousands of acres.
100 Degree Heat Across the nation along with high levels of Ozone - Health Alerts increasing
As much as 30" of rain fell over the south east of the country in the last 2 days - June 27, 2012.
Arctic Methane

Malcolm Light, retired climate scientist, has posted this analysis of the recent methane plumes observed
off Norway and Alaska:

Here's the abstract:

Although the sudden high rate Arctic methane increase at Svalbard in late 2010 data set applies to only a
short time interval, similar sudden methane concentration peaks also occur at Barrow point and the effects
of a major methane build-up has been observed using all the major scientific observation systems. Giant
fountains/torches/plumes of methane entering the atmosphere up to 1 km across have been seen on the
East Siberian Shelf. This methane eruption data is so consistent and aerially extensive that when
combined with methane gas warming potentials, Permian extinction event temperatures and methane
lifetime data it paints a frightening picture of the beginning of the now uncontrollable global warming
induced destabilization of the subsea Arctic methane hydrates on the shelf and slope which started in late
2010. This process of methane release will accelerate exponentially, release huge quantities of methane
into the atmosphere and lead to the demise of all life on earth before the middle of this century.

The graphs are very compelling. Not peer reviewed, obviously. But then again, what journal could print
something like this? I mean politically, how could they do it?

Guy McPherson (another climate scientist) reviews the data and conclusions on his blog, "Nature Bats
Last" and he reaches even more frightening conclusions:

If these conclusions are true, then we have time to sit down and contemplate how we failed as a species
and took down the entire planet with us.

I hope the extremeophiles do a better job than we did. Best of luck to them.

Global Extinction within one Human Lifetime as a Result of a
Spreading Atmospheric Arctic Methane Heat wave and Surface


Although the sudden high rate Arctic methane increase at Svalbard in late 2010 data set applies to only a
short time interval, similar sudden methane concentration peaks also occur at Barrow point and the
effects of a major methane build-up has been observed using all the major scientific observation systems.
Giant fountains/torches/plumes of methane entering the atmosphere up to 1 km across have been seen
on the East Siberian Shelf. This methane eruption data is so consistent and aerially extensive that when
combined with methane gas warming potentials, Permian extinction event temperatures and methane
lifetime data it paints a frightening picture of the beginning of the now uncontrollable global warming
induced destabilization of the subsea Arctic methane hydrates on the shelf and slope which started in late
2010. This process of methane release will accelerate exponentially, release huge quantities of methane
into the atmosphere and lead to the demise of all life on earth before the middle of this century.


The 1990 global atmospheric mean temperature  is assumed to be 14.49 oC (Shakil, 2005; NASA, 2002;
DATAWeb, 2012) which sets the 2 oC anomaly above which humanity will lose control of her ability to limit
the effects of global warming on major climatic and environmental systems at 16.49 oC  (IPCC, 2007).
The major Permian extinction event temperature is 80 oF (26.66 oC) which is a temperature anomaly of  
12.1766 oC above the 1990 global mean temperature of 14.49 oC (Wignall, 2009; Shakil,  2005).

Results of Investigation

Figure 1 shows a huge sudden atmospheric spike like increase in the concentration of atmospheric
methane at Svalbard north of Norway in the Arctic reaching 2040 ppb (2.04 ppm)(ESRL/GMO, 2010 -
Arctic - Methane - Emergency - The cause of this sudden anomalous increase in the
concentration of atmospheric methane at Svalbard has been seen on the East Siberian Arctic Shelf
where a recent  Russian - U.S. expedition has found widespread, continuous powerful methane seepages
into the atmosphere from the subsea methane hydrates with the methane plumes (fountains or torches)
up to 1 km across producing an atmospheric methane concentration 100 times higher than normal
(Connor, 2011). Such high methane concentrations could produce local temperature anomalies of more
than 50 oC at a conservative methane warming potential of 25
Figure 2 is derived from the Svalbard data in Figure 1 and the methane concentration data has been
used to generate a Svalbard atmospheric temperature anomaly trend using a methane warming potential
of 43.5 as an example.  The huge sudden anomalous spike in atmospheric methane concentration in mid
August, 2010 at Svalbard is clearly evident and the methane concentrations within this spike have been
used to construct a series of radiating methane global warming temperature trends for the entire range
of methane global warming potentials in Figure 3 from an assumed mean start temperature of -3.575
degrees Centigrade for Svalbard (see Figure 2) (Norwegian Polar Institute; 2011).
Figure 3 shows a set of radiating Arctic atmospheric methane global warming temperature trends
calculated from the steep methane atmospheric concentration gradient at Svalbard in 2010 (ESRL/GMO,
2010 -  The range of extinction temperature anomalies above
the assumed 1990 mean atmospheric temperature of 14.49 oC (Shakil, 2005) are also shown on this
diagram as well as the 80 oF (26.66 oC) major Permian extinction event temperature (Wignall, 2009).
Sam Carana (pers. com. 7 Jan, 2012) has described large December 2011 (ESRL-NOAA data) warming
anomalies which exceed 10 to 20 degrees centigrade and cover vast areas of the Arctic at times. In the
centres of these regions, which appear to overlap the Gakkel Ridge and its bounding basins,  the
temperature anomalies may exceed 20 degrees centigrade.
See this site:-

The temperature anomalies in this region of the Arctic for the period from September 8 2011 to October
7, 2011 were only about 4 degrees Centigrade above normal (Carana, pers. com. 2012) and this data
set can be seen on this site:-

Because the Svalbard methane concentration data suggests that the major spike in methane emissions
began in late 2010 it has been assumed for calculation purposes that the 2010 temperature  anomalies
peaked at 4 degrees Centigrade and the 2011 anomalies at 20 degrees Centigrade in the Gakkel Ridge
region. The assumed 20 degree Centigrade temperature anomaly trend from 2010 to 2011  in the
Gakkel Ridge region requires a methane gas warming potential of about 1000 to generate it from the
Svalbard methane atmospheric concentration spike data in 2010. Such high methane warming potentials
could only be active over a very short time interval (less than 5.7 months) as shown when the long
methane global warming potential lifetimes data from the IPCC (2007; 1992) and Dessus, Laponte and
Treut (2008 ) are used to generate a global warming potential growth curve with a methane global
warming potential of 100 with a lifespan of 5 years.

Because of the high methane global warming potential (1000)  of the 2011, 20 oC temperature
anomalies in the Gakkel Ridge region, the entire methane global warming potential range from 5 to 1000
has been used to construct the radiating set of temperature trends shown in Figure 3. The 50, 100, 500
and 1000 methane global warming potential (GWP) trends are red and in bold. The choice of a high
temperature methane peak with a global warming potential near 1000 is in fact very conservative
because the 16 oC increase is assumed to occur over a year. The observed ESRL-NOAA Arctic
temperature anomalies varied from 4 to 20 degrees over less than a month in 2011 (Sam Carana, pers.
comm. 2012).

Figure 4 shows the estimated lifetime of a globally spreading Arctic methane atmospheric veil for
different methane global warming potentials with the minimum, mean and maximum lifetimes fixed with
data from Dessus, Laponche and Treut (2008) and IPCC (2007, 1992).  On this diagram it is evident that
the maximum methane global warming potential temperature trend of 50 intersects the 2 degree
centigrade temperature anomaly line in mid 2027 at which time humanity will completely  lose our ability
to combat the earth atmospheric temperature rise. This diagram also indicates that methane will be an
extremely active global warming agent for the first 15 years during the early stages of the extinction
process. At the 80 o F (26.66 oC) Permian extinction event temperature line (Wignall, 2009), which has a
12.177 oC temperature anomaly above the 1980 mean of 14.49 oC,  the lifetime of the minimum
methane global warming  potential veil is now some 75 years long and the temperature so high that total
extinction of all life on earth will have occured by this time.

The life time from the almost instantaneous injection of methane into the atmosphere in 2010 is also
shown as the two vertical  violet lines (12 +- 3) years and this has been extended by 6 percent to  15.9
years to take account of increased methane concentrations in the future (IPCC, 1992b). This data set
can be used to set up the likely start position for the extinction event from the large methane emissions in
Figure 5 shows the estimated Arctic Gakkel Ridge earthquake frequency temperature increase curve
(Light, 2011), the Giss Arctic mean November surface temperature increase curve (data from Carana,
2011) and the mean global temperature increase curve from IPCC (2007) long term gradient data. The
corrected Arctic atmospheric temperature curve for the ice cap melt back in 2015 was derived from the
mean time difference between the IPCC model ice cap and observed Arctic Ice cap rate of volume
decrease  (Masters, 2009). The ice cap temperature increase curve lags behind the Arctic atmosphere
temperature curve  because of the extra energy required for the latent heat of melting of the permafrost
and Greenland ice caps (Lide and Frederickse, 1995).
Figure 6 shows 5 mathematically and visually determined best estimates of the possible global
atmospheric extinction gradients for the minimum (a), mean (b) and maximum (e) methane global
warming potential lifetime trends. The mean (c) methane global warming potential lifetime trend has
almost the identical gradient to the best mathematical fit over the temperature  extinction interval (2 oC to
12.2 oC temperature anomaly zone) as the Arctic Gakkel Ridge frequency data (b) and the Giss Arctic
mean November surface temperature data (d). This suggests that the Giss Arctic mean November
surface temperature curve and the Arctic Gakkel Ridge frequency temperature curves are good
estimates of the global extinction temperature gradient.
Figure 7 diagramatically shows the funnel shaped region in purple, yellow and brown of atmospheric
stability of methane derived from Arctic subsea methane eruption fountains/torches formed above
destabilized shelf and slope methane hydrates (Connor, 2011). The width of this zone expands
exponentially from 2010 with increasing temperature to reach a lifetime of more than 75 years at 80 o F
(26.66 oC) which is the estimated mean atmospheric temperature of the major Permian extinction event
(Wignall 2009). The previous most catastrophic mass extinction event occured in the Permian when
atmospheric methane released from methane hydrates was the primary driver of the massive mean
atmospheric temperature increase to 80 oF (26.66 oC) at a time when the atmospheric carbon dioxide
was less than at present (Wignall, 2009).
Method of Analysis

By combining fractional amounts of an assumed standard Arctic methane fountain/torch/plume with a
global warming potential of 1000 (which equals a 16 oC temperature rise (4 - 20 oC) over one year -
2010 - 2011) with the mean global temperature curve (from IPCC 2007 - gradient data) it was possible
to closely match the 5 visually and mathematically determined best estimates of the global extinction
gradients shown in Figure 6 (a to e). Because the thermal radiant flux from the earth into space is a
function of its area (Lide and Fredrickse, 1995) we can roughly determine how many years it will take for
the methane to spread globally by getting the ratio of the determined fraction of the mean global
temperature curve to the fraction of the Arctic methane fountain/torch/plume curve, as the latter is
assumed to represent only one year of methane emissions. In addition as the earth's surface area is
some 5.1*10^8 square kilometres (Lide and Fredrickse, 1995) a rough estimate of the average area of
the region over which the methane emissions occur within the Arctic can also be determined by
multiplying the Arctic methane/torch/plume fraction by the surface area of the earth. The Arctic
fountain/torch areas are expressed as the diameter of circular region of methane emissions or the two
axes A and B of an ellipse shaped area of methane emissions (where B = 4A)  (Table 1).
Twenty estimates have been made of the times of the  various extinction
events in the northern and southern hemispheres and these are shown on
Table 1 and summarised on Figure 7 with their ranges. The absolute mean
extinction time for the northern hemisphere is 2031.8 and for the southern
hemisphere 2047.6 with a final mean extinction time for 3/4 of the earth's
surface of 2039.6 which is similar to the extinction time suggested
previously from correlations between planetary orbital mechanics and the
frequency increase of Great and Normal earthquake activity on Earth (Light,
2011). Extinction in the southern hemisphere lags the northern hemisphere
by 9 to 29 years.

Figure 8 shows a different method of interpreting the extinction fields
defined by the (12 +-3) + 6% year long lifetime of methane (IPCC, 1992)
assumed to have been instantaneously injected into the Arctic atmosphere
in 2010 and the lifetime of the globally spreading methane atmospheric veil
at different methane global warming potentials. The start of extinction
begins between 2020 and 2026.9 and extinction will be complete in the
northern hemisphere by 2057. Extinction will begin around 2024 in the
southern hemisphere and will be completed by 2087. Extinction in the
southern hemisphere, in particular in Antarctica will be delayed by some 30
years.  This makes property on the Transantarctic mountains of premium
value for those people wish to survive the coming methane firestorm for a
few decades longer.

For the full report :

Long impressive list of references can be seen at source, which includes:

Thanks to Dr. Ted Loder

Remote Viewing and Web Bots seeing similarities in near future
Posted June 28, 2012

First listen to Cliff High's discussion the other night. His discussion ties together what the web bots are
reporting re data gaps in 2013, etc. and what Remote Viewer Dr. Courtney Brown's experiments found in
the 2008 experiment, etc. See below:

See: for Cliff High's discussion:

"Now we know! New wujo. June 16, 2012 3:46am posted.
Important for humans who live in coastal areas of earth.
Podcast available free as
E13 (how mayans) (top of page)
at Clif's wujo page. Distribute the idea to all who will listen."

Then visit Dr. Courtney Brown's site ( on Remote viewing experiments and read the
section under tab: 2012.

if you need to validate this with our old reports, please visit the web bot forum and ask there, before
asking us for copies. After listening to the wujo, you will understand we are going to be very busy tending
to our own local needs. At this point i grant anyone freedom to distribute any of our old reports as
universe demands.
Time is short.
Note by Colin Andrews
For those with a copy of my DVD
'Conscious Circles' will be shocked by
the date agreement above, which I
refer to at the very end of that
presentation. This Information was  
discovered by Dr. Jean-Noel Aubrun
from the Solar System crop circles in
1995. Detailed anaysis was also
carried out with my data by Prof.
Robert Hadley, University Connecticut
and Prof. Gerald Hawkins, University

This will be subject of my presentation
during the Galactic Alignment Cruise to
the Mayan Yucatan
"Twenty estimates have
been made of the times
of the  various
extinction events in the
northern and southern
hemispheres and these
are shown on Table 1
and summarised on
Figure 7 with their
The absolute mean
extinction time for the
northern hemisphere
2031.8 (CA: read
right )
and for the
southern hemisphere
2047.6 with a final
mean extinction time
for 3/4 of the earth's
surface of 2039.6"
Thanks to Aileen (Australia)
David Attenborough - BBC Television
June 28, 2012
at 3.0 pm US eastern
8 States on fire
Hundreds evacuated
Join Hearts and Souls Together
(speakers on)
Updated: July 2, 2012
Records continue to be broken at
unprecedented rates:

Saturday's heat tied record high | Green
Bay Press Gazette ...
It wasn't quite uncharted territory, but
Door County's weekend heat wave
came very close. The official
temperature of 90 degrees Saturday tied
record first set ...

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The highest temperatures were
recorded in Azraq in the eastern desert,
where it reached 43ºC, and Jafer in
the southeastern tip of the Kingdom,
where it hit ...

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May average temperatures in the lower
48 states surpassed the oldest spring
average-temperature record by a full 2
degrees. The National ...


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The record for June 16 in downtown
Sacramento is 108 degrees set in 1985.
Altieri expects similar temperatures for
Sunday before cooler weather arrives
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May 2012
Considering land surfaces only, the
average global temperature was record
warm for May, at 1.21°C (2.18°F)
above average, surpassing the previous
record ...
More updates just today - June
29, 2012 (below)
Record high temperatures expected this weekend.
News & Observer
Temperatures are expected to top the charts for the highest temperature ever recorded in history on both Saturday and
Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh.
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Nation bakes as serious heat wave hits - Daily Democrat
On Tuesday 251 new daily high temperature records were set, boosting to 1015 the number of records set in the past seven
days. The consequences range from comical -- a bacon-fried driveway in Oklahoma -- to catastrophic, as wildfires consuming
parts of ...
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Historic heat wave arriving in East; monthly, all-time records in the  balance. - Washington Post (blog)
Record high temperatures set Wednesday (NOAA) The heat wave has already established scores of monthly record high
temperatures and a handful of all-time record highs. The latest all-time high to fall was in Dodge City, Kansas yesterday which
soared to ...
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Near record-high temperature expected today in Creston - Creston News Advertiser. It's not even July, and Creston
residents have already endured excessive heat this spring and early summer as high temperatures have climbed above
87 degrees 13 times this year. On Wednesday, a heat advisory consumed the state of Iowa. Temperatures ...
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St. Louis region sees record high temperatures.
Dangerous heat is expected to settle on the St. Louis region starting Thursday and hang around through the weekend, forcing
the National Weather Service to issue a heat advisory.
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Oklahoma Heat Wave Breaks Numerous Records While Drought ...
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Massive 'Debilitating' Heat Wave Expands Eastward | Climate Central Benkelman, Neb., set a monthly high temperature
record on Wednesday, when the temperature hit 114°F, breaking the old mark of 111°F set in 1936.
Dodge ...
Weather Journal: More Record Temps Could Fall- Wall Street Journal (blog).
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has quickly grown into the most destructive fire in Colorado history, burning at least 346 homes as of Thursday afternoon. In ...
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Lack of spring snow primed Colorado wildfires.
This year has been extreme in terms of heat and dryness, he said, as was 2002 (a record-breaking year for fires in Colorado).
So far, 2012's weather looks very similar to the weather of 1910. That year, spring was warm and dry, which fed into a hellish ...
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Nation sweats in early spate of record heat. - Washington Times
From Montana to Louisiana, hundreds of heat records have been surpassed this week as temperatures leave cornfields
parched and city sidewalks
sizzling. On Tuesday, 251 new daily high temperature records were set,
boosting to 1015 the number of ...
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Broiling: Heat Wave Could Bring Record Temperatures Through Weekend. - Southern Pines Pilot
A strong high-pressure system setting up over almost the entire eastern half of the United States is poised to raise
temperatures to record highs the next few days.
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Temperature records fall across Oklahoma in June. -CBS News
Temperature records fall across Oklahoma in June.
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Muncie sets record temperature
Muncie Star Press. -Temperatures peaked at 105 degrees just after 5 p.m. on Thursday, setting what appears to be a new
record high for the area. The previous high temperature for the city was 102 degrees, set in 1954.
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Heat wave rolls through the US, toppling records. -Los Angeles Times.
According to records kept by the National Climatic Data Center, part of the federal government, the United States has been
sweltering through a wave of high temperatures that has hampered fighting wildfires and growing crops.
And summer is just days ...
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Records fall in Indiana cities. -
The National Weather Service said a large ridge of high pressure brought in the hottest temperatures in nearly 80 years. The
temperature soared to a record 106 degrees in Fort Wayne and Evansville and 104 degrees in Indianapolis. For other cities, it
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Pondering a Link Between Forest Fires and Climate Change - New York Times (blog).
This last week, record temperatures and wildfires have scorched the western United States. The National Climate Data
Center reports that 41 heat records (at various of 6027 weather stations around the country) have been
broken or tied since Sunday ...
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Hundreds of heat records set across US.
Across the United States, hundreds of heat records have fallen in the past week. From the wildfire-consumed Rocky
Mountains to the carriage-free streets of New Orleans, the temperatures are creating consequences ranging
from catastrophic to comical.
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Stay hydrated during record-setting heat - Evansville Courier & Press.
Thursday's high temperature of roughly 106 degrees broke a record set in 1936 at 102 degrees, according to the National
Weather Service in Paducah.
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today and what's in store for the weekend.

North Dakotans seeing record temperatures.
Summary of local news and events for Bismack and Mandan, North Dakota.

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" Scientists tell us
that there has never
been anything quite
like this in recorded
history -
, that term
some got nervous
to speak, is back to
speak for itself"

Colin Andrews
Main Climate Change Page
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United Kingdom Continues
to be Rocked by a 'New
Kind' of Weather.

The Olympic Torch Gets
Battered by Mega-Storms
and Floods as it....

Posted June 30, 2012
153 lightning strikes a minute and
hailstones the size of GOLF BALLS
as superstorm hits the Midlands and
sweeps north.
A huge apocalyptic-like thunder storm struck much of
the West Midlands and is marked in red and yellow as
heavy rain returned to Britain

Read more:
Britain hit with floods, gales and
Met Office warn we face long
period of severe weather

The wild weather has already led
to flooding and dramatic sea
rescues in Cornwall and Devon
An air-sea rescue helicopter has
airlifted three crewmen injured
on two boats in stormy weather
off the Isles of Scilly
Bizarre weather conditions for
June highlighted by sighting of
huge twister off Cornish coast
The south-west and South Wales
under a 54-hour warning lasting
until midnight tonight
Emergency services issue a
'major flood' alert in the
South-West and Wales as Atlantic
front sweeps in
Read more:
Flash floods and mudslides in
British Columbia kill one and
force 700 people to flee their
homes (while worst of it may be
yet to come)
By Daily Mail Reporter

PUBLISHED: 00:45 EST, 26 June 2012
Read more:
Wales has seen some of the worst
weather in its history.
The Olympic Torch still burning
Flash floods in British Columbia this week.
Newcastle - flash floods after mega-storm
UPDATED: June 30, 2012
Killer storms flood, heat scorches
The US Mid-Atlantic, at least 9 die
Two young cousins camping with their
families in a southern New Jersey park
were killed when a tree fell on their
tent, police said.

By Jonathan Lemire / NEW YORK
Published: Saturday, June 30, 2012,
11:40 AM

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Richmond, Va., on Saturday, June 30, 2012
Associated Press.
Cape Verde Embassy in Washington, D.C., on
June 30, the morning after a storm swept through
the area.
July 2, 2012
BY SEVERE STORMS. 106 Degs and
hottest temps ever recorded.
July 2, 2012

At least 18 dead after US storms cut power in

HERE and also HERE
Posted by: Dr. Jeff Masters, 5:50 PM GMT on June 30, 2012  

(Jeff co-founded the Weather Underground in 1995 while working on his Ph.D. He flew with the NOAA
Hurricane Hunters from 1986-1990)  

A violent line of organized severe thunderstorms called a derecho
swept across the U.S. from Illinois to Virginia on Friday, damaging houses, toppling trees, bringing down
power lines. The storms killed six people in Virginia, two in New Jersey, and one in Maryland, and left at
least 3.4 million people without power. The thunderstorms in a derecho (from the Spanish phrase for
"straight ahead") create violent winds that blow in a straight line. The traditional definition of a derecho is
a thunderstorm complex that produces a damaging wind swath of at least 240 miles (about 400 km),
featuring a concentrated area of thunderstorm wind gusts exceeding 58 mph (93 km/hr.) A warm weather
phenomenon, derechos occur mostly in summer, especially June and July in the Northern Hemisphere.
They can occur at any time of the year and occur as frequently at night as in the daylight hours. As seen
on our wundermap with the "go back in time" feature turned on, Friday's derecho began near Chicago in
the early afternoon, then marched east-southeast, peaking in intensity over Virginia and Washington D.C.
on Friday evening. The derecho was unusually intense due to the extreme heat, which helped create an
unstable atmosphere with plenty of energy to fuel severe thunderstorms.

And the wonderment that gives so much pleasure - Some of nature seen through the lens of Colin's
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