Storm of the Century or Precursor to Mayan Legend 2012 Armageddon
Is 2012 really the end?
The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs that cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on December 21, 2012. This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae related to this date have been proposed.
The Mayans predicted a final event that included a solar shift, a Venus transit and violent earthquakes.
List of Natural Disasters 2011
Earthquake magnitude 6.9 Argentina-January 1
Earthquake magnitude 5.2 – Southern XinJiang, China-January 1
Earthquake 7.1 magnitude Chile-January 2
More Than 1,000 Dead Birds Fall From Sky in Arkansas-January 2
Dead fish cover 20-mile section of Arkansas River-January 2
Uganda yellow fever outbreak kills more than 40-January 3
Earthquake Near Japan Triggers Tsunami Warning-January 3
Powerful earthquake hits south-east Iran-January 3
Earthquake 7.0 magnitude hits northern Argentina-January 3
Hundreds of dead blackbirds found in Louisiana-January 3
10,000s of Birds found dead in Manitoba-January 3
Thousands of Birds fall from the sky in South America-January 3
Major Flood in Rockhampto,Australia-January 3
Dead Birds Found In Kentucky-January 4
100 tons of dead fish wash up on Brazil’s shores-January 4
Hundreds of dead birds found in East Texas-January 5
Dead birds in Sweden, millions of dead fish in Maryland, Brazil and New Zealand-January 5
Shift of Earth’s magnetic north pole affects Tampa airport-January 5
40,000 crabs found dead on England beaches-January 6
Heavy floods leave at least 35 dead in Brazil-January 6
Earthquake 4.5 magnitude in California-January 12
Huge Waves Destroy Homes in E. Indonesia-January 12
Thousands of marine animals found dead in MATO GROSSO DO SUL/AMAZON Region-Febuary 4
Magnitude 6.3 earthquake- SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND-Febuary 21
Thousands of dead fish have washed up at Sebastian Inlet State Park Florida-Febuary
Millions of small fish including anchovies, sardines and mackerel were found dead at King Harbour area at Redondo Beach, California-March
Magnitude 8.9 earthquake and tsunami devastating Japan-March 11
40ft section of California Highway falls into Pacific Ocean-March 16
Magnitude 3.5 earthquake – OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-March 17
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake- Vanuatu- March 17
Magnitude 7.0 earthquake strikes northeastern Burma-March 23
Magnitude 6.8 earthquake hits Myanmar, Thailand-March 23
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake off the coast of Japan-March 25
Thousands of dead fish wash up in Florida-March 25
Hundreds of dead fish found in Midland,Texas-March 26
Hundreds of dead fish and frogs in Marquette Lagoon-April 1
Magnitude 5.4 earthquake in South Sandwich Islands Region-April 1
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake Fiji-April 3
Magnitude 6.7 earthquake in South of Java,Indonesia-April 3
Magnitude 6.5 earthquake hits Veracruz,Mexico-April 7
Dead birds fall into Kansas yard-April 8
Magnitude 7.4 earthquake hits shore of Japan-April 7
Dead fish found in Cedar Creek, Texas-April 10
Magnitude 6.5 and 6.2 earthquakes hit eastern Japan-April 11
Dead fish float up in 36 lakes in the state of Connecticut-April
Deadly Tornadoes hit N. Carolina and Virginia, at least 47 dead-April 16
Thousands of dead fish are hauled away in Lakeside,NY-April 27
A massive thunderstorm front spawned 137 tornadoes, killed at least 180 people, and mangled sections of Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville, Alabama-April
Dead fish wash up in San Tan Heights pond-May
Deadly Tornado hits Albany, New Zealand, at least 1 death-May 3
Major Mississippi flooding, destroys many homes-May
Dead fish found in Valsad district of south Gujarat-May 3,4
6.5 Magnitude Earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, Tsunami warning-May 15
Iceland’s Grimsvotn Volcano erupts,followed by small earthquakes-May 21
Deadly Tornadoes hit Minneapolis and Missouri-May 22
Deadly Tornadoes hits Oklahoma City-May 24
Chedeng exits Philippines, leaves 3 dead-May 28
800 tons of dead fish float ashore in Philippine fish farms-May 29
At least 10,000 metric tons of fish dead in Bolinao and Anda waters in Pangasinan-May 31
Deadly tornado hits Springfield, Massachusetts-June 1
Dead fish found in Ogeechee River-June 3
Dead fish wash up in Bulacan and Ilocos Sur-June 4
Volcano erupts in Chile for the first time in 50 years-June 6
Massive wildfires in Arizona,claimed more than 30 homes-June 8
6.0, 5.5 and 4.4 Magnitude Earthquakes hit Christchurch,NZ-June 11,12
Hundreds of dead fish float up in Delco Lake,Creek-June 15
Buildings,trees and mountains miraculously appear in a China lake (no explanation)-June 17
40 Tornadoes rip through Nebraska,Kansas-June 21
7.2 Magnitude Earthquake hits Fox Islands,Aleutian Islands,Alaska-June 24
Massive dust storm hits Pheonix-July 5
7.8 Magnitude Earthquake hits New Zealand-July 7
7.3 Magnitude Earthquake hits northeastern Japan-July 9
6.2 Magnitude Earthquake hits Philippines-July 11
Hundreds of fish found dead in lake in Kuantan-August 9
A ton of dead fish found in River Segura-August 9
Large number of fish found dead in Central China River-August 12
5.3 earthquake hits Colorado-August 22
5.9 earthquake hits Virgina, jolts NY and Carolinas-August 23
Hurricane Irene hits SC,NC,VA-August 26,27
Deadly Typhoon hits Taiwan and China-August 29
6.8 Magnitude Earthquake hits Alaska-September 2
6.7 Magnitude Earthquake hits Argentina-September 2
7.0 Magnitude Earthquake hits Vanuatu-September 3
6.6 Magnitude Earthquake hits Northern Sumatra, Indonesia-September 5
6.4 Magnitude Earthquake hits Vancouver-September 9
Floods in Pennsylvania-September 10
Texas Fire destroys 1,554 homes, 17 people missing-September 11
Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake hits Northeastern India-September 18
Tornado hits Siloam Springs, AR-September 18
Deadly Typhoon hits Philippines-September 27
Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake hits Aisen, Chile-October 7
Magnitude 4.0 Earthquake hits Death Valley-October 7
Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake hits Papua New Guinea-October 14
Magnitude 5.9 Earthquake hits Amurskaya Oblast, Russia-October 14
Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake hits Simeulue, Indonesia-October 16
Heavy rains kill at least 84 in Central America-October 18
Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake hits north of Tristan da Cuhna-October 19
Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake hits Palau Region-October 23
Magnitude 5.1, 5.6, 6.0, 4.9, 7.2 Earthquake’s hit Eastern Turkey (what a hit they took!)-October 23
Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake hits Fiji Region-October 27
Massive Flood hits Bangkok-October 27
Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake hits Peru-October 28
Rare October snowstorm strikes U.S. East Coast
30 Oct 2011 01:13
Source: Reuters // Reuters
* ‘Strong storm for October’
* Snowstorm could be record-setting for this time of year (Adds details, quote from Occupy Wall Street, paragraphs 10-11))
By Lauren Keiper
BOSTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) – A rare October snowstorm barreled up the heavily populated U.S. East Coast on Saturday, threatening up to a foot (30 cm) of snow, cutting power to nearly a million households and forcing at least 1,000 flight cancellations.
Snow was falling from central Pennsylvania well into Massachusetts after blanketing parts of Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland earlier in the day, AccuWeather.com said.
The storm brought more than an inch (2.5 cm) of snow to New York’s Central Park, breaking a record that had stood since 1925, AccuWeather.com said. America’s most populous city stood to get 3 to 6 inches (7.6 to 15 cm) of snow before the storm tapers off on Saturday night, AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist Alan Reppert said.
Snow also fell in the U.S. capital, Washington.
Widespread power outages caused by snow, ice and falling trees were reported from the Mid-Atlantic into New England, leaving hundreds of thousands of customers in the dark.
Major delays were reported at Philadelphia International Airport and at New York-area airports. At least 1,000 flights had been canceled, and Teterboro Airport in New Jersey closed for a period of time, said flight tracking service FlightAware.com.
The snow posed traffic and parking problems for some 100,000 college football fans attending a game between Pennsylvania State and the University of Illinois in State College, Pennsylvania. Snow plows had to clear the field before the game.
“It’s a strong storm for October,” said AccuWeather.com senior meteorologist Paul Walker. “We don’t usually see storms this deep and this strong.”
The power outages included 287,943 customers reported by Connecticut Light and Power ; 200,000 by PSE&G in New Jersey; more than 300,000 by First Energy in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; more than 50,000 by Consolidated Edison in New York and more than 66,000 by Allegheny Power in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
PROTESTERS HUNKER DOWN AGAINST WIND AND COLD
In New York City, the snow and cold tested the resolve of Occupy Wall Street members protesting U.S. economic inequality. Buffeted by strong winds, the protesters hunkered down in snow-covered tents in a park in Manhattan’s financial district, where the movement first set up camp six weeks ago, sparking dozens of similar occupations in city parks across the United States.
“We knew this would be tough. We didn’t start this as a sort of summer of love, it’s the winter of discontent,” said Alan Collinge, 41, from Seattle, as he poked his head out of a tent. [N1E79S0AP]
The storm came a day after the New York Fire Department, citing safety hazards, confiscated generators that had been powering heat, computers and a kitchen in the park.
For some in the path of the storm, the big flakes caused excitement instead of headaches.
“There’s almost like an electric buzz when the first snow falls,” said Anna Weltz, communications director for Seven Springs Mountain Resort, about 60 miles (96 km) southeast of Pittsburgh.
By early afternoon, 6 inches (15 cm) of snow were already on the ground at the family ski resort, where phones were ringing off the hook with people asking about opening day.
“And it’s still coming down,” said Weltz. “What a sight.”
While October snow is not unprecedented, the storm could be record-setting in terms of snow totals.
Hartford, Connecticut, Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Worcester, Massachusetts were among the cities that could be blanketed with up to a foot of snow, forecasters said.
Cities along the East Coast including Allentown, Boston and New York, typically see their first measurable snowfalls late November into mid-December, the Weather Channel said.
In Boston, the rain was expected to turn to snow overnight, bringing up to 4 inches (10 cm), forecasters said.
Wind gusts along the coast could reach 45 miles per hour (72 kph), forecasters said, adding to the tree limbs and power lines already expected to be down from the heavy, wet snow. (Additional reporting by Ben Schmitt in Pittsburgh, Dave Warner in Philadelphia and Michelle Nichols in New York; Editing by Greg McCune and Peter
New Jersey was a mess! Downed trees from the slush like snowstorm.
I had a personal causality a friend of mine since I was 16 1/2, many years ago. The storm claimed the life of my 46 yr old friend. Sally my ’65 Ford Mustang was crushed by a fallen limb. Pictured here under her death shroud!
R.I.P. Mustang Sally 1965-2011
On a positive note the branch just missed taking out my ’92 Camaro 25th Anniversary Edition also. 500hp all custom! Ps it might be for sale in the spring.
I almost cried twice as bad!
Other pics I found online:
Is the End coming?
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