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1 February 2011

Historic Blizzard Pounds Plains/Midwest; Aussies Brace for Yasi

From Oklahoma to Illinois a blizzard is raging this evening.  Tulsa broke it’s one day snow record with 13.2 inches and Chicago, at 4 PM CST, was reporting blinding snow and winds near gale force. Winds are likely near 50, in gusts along Michigan Avenue, near the lake front. Here is the official NWS Chicago forecast for tonight: Tonight: Snow and widespread blowing snow. The snow could be heavy at …

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Australia Braces as Cyclone Yasi Hits 120kts.

After the floods last month in Queensland, Australia does NOT need this. Cyclone YASI is headed for North Queensland and it is one mean storm. Winds are extreme in YASI with Three second wind gusts estimated at 120 knots. Sustained 10 minute winds are at 85 kts. and climbing. Yasi is a huge storm and also a wet one. It looks very likely there will be a direct hit and the biggest threat is not the winds, but massive flooding.

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