Eastern Pacific/ Mexico: Tropical Disturbance 93E: 020830Z nr 15.6N 107.5W, moving NE at 9 knots. High chance of becoming Tropical Cyclone within next 24 hours (JTWC) – Published 020914 1505z (UTC)

Tropical Disturbance 93E THE POTENTIAL FOR DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS HIGH – JTWC Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)       Google Earth Graphic Overlay   WTPN21 PHNC 020830 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT// RMKS/ 1. FORMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE … Continue reading

Mexico/ Bay Of Campeche: Tropical Storm DOLLY (05L): 022100Z near 22.0N 97.0W , moving W at 10 knots (NHC) – Updated 020914 2104z (UTC)

Tropical Storm DOLLY (05L) …CENTER OF DOLLY REFORMING TO THE SOUTH… A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR… * CABO ROJO TO BARRA EL MEZQUITAL MEXICO NHC (Image: wunderground.com) 5 day forecast (Click image for source) (Image: wunderground.com) Satellite (Click image for source) (Image: wunderground.com) North Atlantic Surface Temp (Click image for source) 000 … Continue reading

Nigeria: Passenger boat with 34 aboard sinks near Port Harcourt, 12 drowned, 17 rescued, others missing – Published 300814 1800z (UTC)

No less than 10 people (G: now 12) have drowned following the capsizing and sinking of a boat carrying 35 passengers. The passenger boat was headed for Port Harcourt when it suffered the mishap which killed 10 people, and 8 persons reportedly missing. National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) co-ordinator, Onimode Bandele confirmed the incident saying, … Continue reading

UK SEVERE WEATHER and FLOOD WARNINGS – Updated 25 Aug 2014 1717z (GMT/UTC)

*UK* Met Office   East Midlands Yellow Warning East of England Yellow Warning London & South East England Yellow Warning North West England Yellow Warning South West England Yellow Warning Wales Yellow Warning West Midlands Yellow Warning   (see details below or follow above links) NO Flood Warnings in England and Wales – None in … Continue reading

Atlantic/ US/ Canada: Post-tropical Cyclone CRISTOBAL 04L: 291500Z nr 45.5N 47.1W, moving NE at about 38.2 knots(NHC) – Updated 291514 2200z (UTC)

Post-tropical Cyclone CRISTOBAL 04L ……CRISTOBAL BECOMES A POWERFUL EXTRATROPICAL CYCLONE OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC……NHC CRISTOBAL STILL A STRONG POST-TROPICAL STORM ON EASTERN EDGE OF THE GRAND BANKS – STRONG WINDS REMAIN TO ITS WEST.- CHC Though Cristobal is no longer a hurricane, it still has hurricane-force winds, and will be a threat to marine … Continue reading

Europe: Severe weather inc tornadoes forecast for E France and S Germany (Estofex) – Published 250814 2215z (GMT/UTC)

European forecaster Estofex issues level 2 Storm Forecast for E France and S Germany….. Storm Forecast Storm Forecast Valid: Tue 26 Aug 2014 06:00 to Wed 27 Aug 2014 06:00 UTC Issued: Mon 25 Aug 2014 21:17 Forecaster: SCHLENCZEK A level 2 was issued for E France and S Germany mainly for tornadoes and severe … Continue reading

East Pacific: Tropical Depression Karina 11E: 252100Z near 17.2N 127.6W, moving E at about 5.2 knots(NHC) – Updated 250814 2102z (UTC)

Tropical Depression KARINA 11E …KARINA HANGING ON AS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION……NHC THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. (Image: wunderground.com) Global Sea Surface Temp (Click image for source) 000 WTPZ31 KNHC 252036 TCPEP1 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION KARINA ADVISORY NUMBER 52 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP112014 200 PM PDT MON AUG 25 … Continue reading

East Pacific/ Mexico: Hurricane MARIE 13E CAT4: 251600Z near 18.0N 115.0W, moving NW at 10 knots (JTWC) – Updated 250814 1637z (UTC)

Hurricane Marie 13E (CATEGORY 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) …EYE OF MARIE VERY NEAR CLARION ISLAND… …LARGE SWELLS MOVING UP THE COAST OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA TOWARD SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA…                         000 000 WTPZ33 KNHC 251433 TCPEP3 BULLETIN HURRICANE MARIE ADVISORY … Continue reading

East Pacific/Mexico: Hurricane LOWELL 12E: 211500Z near 20.0N 122.1W , moving NW at 3 knots(NHC) – Updated 210814 1633z (UTC)

Hurricane LOWELL 12E (CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) …LOWELL BECOMES THE SEVENTH HURRICANE OF THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC SEASON… THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT….NHC   000 WTPZ32 KNHC 211432 TCPEP2 BULLETIN HURRICANE LOWELL ADVISORY NUMBER 15 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP122014 800 AM PDT THU … Continue reading

The Trevor Project

Originally posted on Queer Landia:
In the wake of Robin Williams taking his own life I’ve been thinking a lot about The Trevor Project.  I thought I’d give them a shout out this week and help raise more awareness and shine a light on this sad darkness. From their website: The Trevor Project is the…

Gay man sues doctor for listing “homosexual behavior” as “chronic problem”

Originally posted on Queer Landia:
Matthew Moore Some people just refuse to change. Openly gay Los Angeles resident Matthew Moore is suing his doctor and Southern California medical network after discovering the doctor had listed “homosexual behavior” as a “chronic problem” on his medical records, and refused to remove it after he called them out…

Tropical Atlantic May Try to Come Alive Next Week

Originally posted on TheSurvivalPlaceBlog:
By By Kristina Pydynowski While a robust tropical wave is moving through the Atlantic, the window for tropical development will not open until next week. Several tropical waves are roaming the Atlantic Ocean, but none are projected to develop into the next tropical depression of the season. This includes a robust…

UK: RNLI lifeguards at Polzeath rescued 32 people last night after they extended their patrol hours – Published 120814 1752z (GMT/UTC)

RNLI lifeguards at Polzeath rescued 32 people last night after they extended their patrol hours. With a large number of people in the water and difficult conditions on the high spring tide, the lifeguard team stayed on past their normal finishing time of 6pm to ensure everybody was safe. The lifeguard team, made up of … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Robert Gates: The Boy Scouts Need to Accept Gay Adults

An Open Letter to Robert Gates: The Boy Scouts Need to Accept Gay Adults

Originally posted on TIME:
I was just 4 years old when I went on my first camping trip with my older brother and his Cub Scouts pack. After that, I was hooked. Scouting has been a constant part of my life since then. The Boy Scouts taught me everything from how to survive in the…

Gay rights around the world

Originally posted on Queer Landia:
So I happened to come across this cool map today from ILGA.  Upon further examination I thought I’d post it and share a little bit about a new organization I learned about today. The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association was founded in 1978 and claims to be…

Japan/ Russia: Severe Tropical Storm HALONG 11W 101800Z nr 41.2N 137.3E, moving N at 45km/h(25kt)(JMA) 2 Dead, 1.6 million displaced (WestPacWx) – Updated 100814 2130z (UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm 1411 /11W HALONG Japan: 2 Dead, 1.6 million displaced (WestPacWx) (Image: wunderground.com) 5 day forecast (Click image for source) (Image: wunderground.com) Satellite (Click image for source)   (RSMC Tokyo is the lead agency in this area) Japan Radar Currently valid Warnings/Advisories Click on image for source STS 1411 (HALONG) Issued at 18:45 … Continue reading

Signpost to UK SEVERE WEATHER, FLOOD WARNINGS and TORRO TORNADO WATCH – Updated 09 Aug 2014 2325z (GMT/UTC)

EX-Hurricane Bertha TORRO TORNADO WATCH for much of southern, central, and eastern England, and parts of N England, Wales and the Channel Islands. THREATS Tornadoes; wind gusts to 60mph; CG lightning; hail Valid from 03:00 until 17:00GMT on Sunday 10th August 2014 A TORRO TORNADO WATCH has been issued at 22:45GMT on Saturday 9th August … Continue reading

UK: Ex Bertha bringing wet and windy weather on Sunday, says Met Office – Published 080814 1719z (GMT)

#UK #SEVERE #WEATHER, #FLOOD WARNINGS and #TORRO #TORNADO WATCH. #Bertha #UKstorm #FloodAware #Wx #News… http://t.co/fIcYIK4jr5 — Goaty’s News (UK) (@Goatys_News) August 9, 2014 8 August 2014 – The remnants of Hurricane Bertha will continue to track towards the UK during the next few days. “The Met Office has been assessing the likelihood of the UK … Continue reading

Central Pacific/ HAWAII: Tropical Storm ISELLE 09E 081000Z near 19.0N 155.3W, moving W at 09 knots. 43nm from Hilo (JTWC) – Updated 080814 1100z (UTC)

Tropical Storm ISELLE 09E …ISELLE WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM…CONTINUES CHURNING TOWARD THE BIG ISLAND…NWS CHC TROPICAL STORM 09E (ISELLE) WARNING NR 033 DOWNGRADED FROM HURRICANE 09E A HURRICANE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR… * HAWAII COUNTY A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR… * MAUI COUNTY…INCLUDING THE ISLANDS OF MAUI…MOLOKAI…LANAI… AND KAHOOLAWE. * … Continue reading

US/Canada: Tropical Storm Bertha 051500Z near 34.8N 71.9W, moving NNE at 19 knots (NHC) – Updated 050814 1520z (UTC)

Tropical Storm Bertha …BERTHA WEAKENS A LITTLE MORE…. SURF…SWELLS GENERATED BY BERTHA WILL AFFECT PORTIONS OF THE COASTS OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA TODAY AND TONIGHT…..NHC BERTHA NOW EAST OF THE CAROLINAS MOVING NORTHEASTWARD – EXPECTED TO TRACK OFFSHORE – COULD AFFECT EASTERN NEWFOUNDLAND WITH RAIN LATE WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY – CHC 000 WTNT33 KNHC … Continue reading

East Pacific: HURRICANE 09E ISELLE 041000Z near 16.0N 135.8W, moving W at 08 knots (JTWC) heading toward Hawaii – Updated 040814 1155z (UTC)

TROPICAL STORM 09E ISELLE UPDATED http://t.co/vptjVLiVOq   Do not use any information on this site for life or death decisions. All information is intended as supplementary to official sources. Kindly refer to your country’s official weather agency/government website for local warnings, advisories and bulletins.  

South Korea/ Yellow Sea: Severe Tropical Storm NAKRI 1412 12W 021500Z near 33.7N 124.8E, moving N at 10km/h(6kt)(JMA) – Updated 020814 1837z (UTC)

Tropical Storm NAKRI 1412 (JMA) #12W (JTWC)  9/02/2014 – 9/03/2014 THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS NOW OUT OF DATE (JMA is the lead agency in this area) TS 1412 (NAKRI) Issued at 15:45 UTC, 2 August 2014 <Analyses at 02/15 UTC> Scale – Intensity – Center position N33°40′(33.7°) E124°50′(124.8°) Direction and speed of movement N 10km/h(6kt) … Continue reading

World health officials panic at rapid spread of Ebola: 30,000 possibly exposed from US victim

Originally posted on TheSurvivalPlaceBlog:
By Jonathan Benson (NaturalNews) Nigerian health officials have confirmed that as many as 30,000 people may now be at risk of contracting Ebola from one American man who died after boarding a flight from Liberia to Nigeria. Reports indicate that fears of a global pandemic are now “justified” due to the…

Ebola Pandemic Reports – A Possible World Nightmare

Originally posted on TheSurvivalPlaceBlog:
By Ken Jorgustin Since last week when we wrote about the Ebola outbreak in context of a biololgical weapon – as well as the nightmare scenario it could bring upon the world given our criss-crossing global airlines system, Ebola Biological Warfare – A Pandemic Nightmare, the deadly virus appears to be…

South Africa: Young male surfer, 20, bitten by White Shark in Muizenberg – Multi-agency response – Published 010814 1715z (UTC)

“At 14h07, Friday, 01 August, NSRI Simonstown volunteer sea rescue duty crew and CMR (Cape Medical Response) were activated following reports of a man bitten by a shark while surfing off-shore of the Pavilion, Muizenberg Beach. The man was reported to have been assisted out of the water. NSRI Simonstown volunteers, CMR paramedics and a … Continue reading