2006 Predictions that have
made Jan 01: 2006
be prepared for the spring, and even before the spring. It looks like it is going to be a rough one for you
guys there. Wildfires will break out early, but there will also be mass flooding,
storms, landslides and
even a visit by an earthquake at some point. Not going to be a good there.
Update Jan 12:
2006: California has been hit with a series of storms that have spawned
tornadoes, flooding and landslides. Weather officials were baffled
as the storm moved through California and left a trail of devastation in it's
path. CNN News
Update: Mar 7: 2006:
Disaster continue in California as large amounts of rainfall cause the levies to
break two days after the Governor of the state said they would not hold up.
Flooding is occurring because of the break. CNN News
Update: April 11: 2006:
(AP) -- Rain was falling Tuesday in northern and central California, where Gov.
Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency in seven counties that have
been battered by storms and flooding. In his emergency declaration
Monday, Schwarzenegger warned that levees in the region had been seriously
weakened by the storms and were in danger of breaking. The National Weather
Service forecast rain through the weekend. He said the area was facing
"one of the top-five weather seasons on record" and it had put California on the
precipice of disaster. The declaration directs all state agencies to make staff,
equipment and facilities available to help the affected counties. It also will
accelerate the flow of state money to local response agencies that have been
straining to cope with the flooding and storms, said Eric Lamoureux, spokesman
for the California Office of Emergency Services. The
record spring rainfall follows a wet winter. Schwarzenegger declared states of
emergency in 34 counties in January. In February, he declared another state of
emergency covering the state's fragile levee system.
* Bin Laden
will rear his ugly head again connected with another bombing. It will be followed by
a tape confirming it was him and it will be a littler closer to home this time.
15: 2006: A
bombing in Palestine this week caused several outcries of protest against
the United States. It was thought that Bin Ladens no. 2 man was in the
location. Tapes released shortly after the bombing confirm that Bin Laden
is alive, well and recent attacks have been by direct orders from him.
19, 2006: WASHINGTON
(Jan. 19) - The CIA determined Thursday that the voice on a tape claiming
preparation for an al-Qaida attack on the United States was that of Osama bin
Laden, an agency official said. Bin Laden is said to be
preparing attacks on US soil in retaliation for the bombing in Palestine.
The tape claims several attacks are being planned. AOL News and CNN News
* For the
people in these areas, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Kansas, and states around
these, watch out for the tornadoes. They are going to come on early like
10: 2006: Kentucky and several surrounding states were placed under Tornado
warnings as the skies grew dark. The storms came through and dropped
tornadoes on some locations in Kentucky as well as surrounding areas. The
storms thought to be out of season, seemed to come out of nowhere. Cnn
Predictions Made: Feb
* Many reports will come
out on a cure for the impending bird flu. Scientist will dispute this
because of its mutative forms.
Update: March 7: 2006: It has been reported that one company
has a vaccine for the bird flu and are working on another one. The
scientist are saying this will be ineffective and what is needed is a blocker to
stop it from mutaiting. CNN News
* Tornadoes this year,
OMG..They are like a thief in the night, coming out of no where and wrecking
destruction where ever they hit. They are Strong, wicked and no where is
safe from them. If you are under a tornado watch this year, take it
March 11: 2006:
ST. MARY, Missouri (AP) -- Powerful tornadoes ripped across
southern Missouri and southern Illinois during the night, destroying homes along
a path of more than 20 miles and killing two people, officials said Sunday.
It was not immediately clear how many tornadoes struck the area straddling the
Mississippi River from Missouri into Illinois. The twisters were part of a long
line of stormy weather that stretched from the southern Plains up the Ohio
Valley AOL NEWS
* Tensions will continue to
mount between Iran and the rest of the world.
Update: March 7: 2006: Iran
is not backing down and China and Russia are trying to block any sanctions
imposed against them.
Iran says they
are developing nuclear power for peaceful reasons and they need to enrich
urinuim. The battle goes on over their proposed plans as the U.S. states
they re not intending to use it for peaceful reasons. CNN News
Predictions made March 18:
will be hot and heavy this year. They will drop in massive forms several
at a time and wreck a lot of havoc on states. (As Pernel stated in
Feb. No one should take the tornado warnings lightly this year)
31: 2006: -
A line of thunderstorms packing heavy rain, hail and high wind generated
tornadoes as it moved through several Midwestern states, leaving at least three
people injured. The storms dropped golfball-sized hail, destroyed homes,
knocked down power lines and tipped over trailers in Kansas, Missouri, Iowa and
Nebraska, authorities said late Thursday. In
central Kansas, a small tornado touched down near the town of Hutchinson, where
officials said lightning or downed power lines may have sparked prairie fires
that forced the evacuation of several homes. Winds overturned a semitrailer and
damaged structures in the northeastern part of the
state. One person was injured in a home when a tornado touched down in the
community of Havana, said Joy Moser, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Division of
Emergency Management. The tornado then traveled northeast, overturning mobile
homes at Elk City Lake before slamming into the community of Le Hunt. A tornado
that touched down near Papillion blew off sections of the Papillion Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, officials said. Several out buildings were
blown over on a farm south of Papillion. In Iowa, tornadoes were reported near
Creston in the southwestern part of the state and near DeSoto in central Iowa,
said Craig Cogil, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Johnston.
He said the thunderstorms brought winds reaching up to 80 mph.
Update: April 3: 2003:
NEWBERN, Tenn. (April 3) - Thunderstorms
packing tornadoes and hail as big as softballs ripped through eight states,
killing at least 27 people, injuring scores and destroying hundreds of homes in
the South and Midwest. Tennessee was hit
hardest, with tornadoes striking five western counties Sunday and killing 23
people, including an infant and a family of four.
Severe thunderstorms, many producing tornadoes, also struck parts of Iowa,
Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri, Ohio, Illinois and Indiana. Strong wind was blamed
or at least three deaths in Missouri. A clothing store collapsed in southern
Illinois, killing one man. About a half-dozen
tornadoes struck Arkansas and one destroyed nearly half of the town of Marmaduke,
according to a fire department official. About 30
miles from Newbern, a tornado caused extensive damage to the southeast Missouri
city of Caruthersville, although Mayor Diane Sayre said there were no known
deaths in the city of 6,700. In mid-March,
tornadoes spun off by another huge storm system killed nine people in Missouri
and injured dozens in Illinois. Initial reports indicated that system was
responsible for more than 100 twisters in five states from Oklahoma to Illinois,
the National Weather Service said.
Update: April 8: 2006:
GALLATIN, Tenn. (April 8) - Emergency teams
spray-painted damaged houses with "X" signs Saturday after checking them for
bodies or survivors and crews moved in dump trucks to haul away the wreckage
piled up by tornadoes blamed for 12 deaths.
Tornadoes were spotted in about 10 Tennessee counties on Friday, the second wave
of deadly storms to hit the state in less than a week, weather officials said.
The worst damage appeared to be in Gallatin and other suburbs northeast of
Nashville. Last weekend, thunderstorms spinning
out dozens of tornadoes killed 24 people in western Tennessee and four others in
Missouri and Illinois. AOL NEWS
* Fires will
be horrible this year and cause tremendous amounts of destruction.
Update: April 8:2006:
BORGER, Texas -
Using bulldozers and air tankers, firefighters struggled
Monday to stop wind-blown wildfires that scorched more
than 1,000 square miles of the drought-stricken Texas
Panhandle. The blazes were blamed for at least seven
deaths, four of them in a crash on a smoke-shrouded
highway over the weekend. About 1,900 people in seven
counties were evacuated. " This has been a very deadly
wildfire season, but Texas communities have shown
strength, and we’re going to continue fighting these
fires from the ground and from the air,” said Rachael
Novier, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry.
Eleven fires burned across an estimated 530,000
acres Monday, down from 663,000 over the weekend. State
fire crews fought more than 160 blazes in one 24-hour
period. About 3.5
million acres — 2 percent of the state’s land mass — has
burned. AOL NEWS
* There will
be a massive recall on an over the counter medicine
UPDATE APRIL 10: 2006:
of Serious Eye Infections Associated
With Soft Contact Lens Use and Contact Lens
Solution. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are alerting
health care professionals and their patients who wear soft contact lenses to an
increasing number of reports in the United States of rare but serious fungal
infections in the eye that can cause permanent loss of sight. Some patients have
reported a significant loss of vision, resulting in the need for a corneal
transplant. A fungus called Fusarium has been
identified as the cause of the reported infections. As of April 9, 2006, 109
cases of suspected Fusarium keratitis are under investigation by CDC
and public health authorities in 17 states of the U.S. A
recall will follow for this product. Bausch and Lomb has informed
FDA that they are voluntarily stopping shipment of the ReNu Moisture Loc product
while they are continuing to investigate the cause of these infections. Soft
contact lens users who have existing supplies of the Renu Moisture Loc should
use the product with caution and report any signs and symptoms of eye infection
to their doctors. FDA Website
* There will
be a massive earthquake, higher than a 6 on the scale.
Update: March 31:
TEHRAN, Iran (March 31) - Earthquakes and
aftershocks rattled western Iran one after another, flattening villages and
sending frightened homeowners into the streets. By Friday morning 70 people were
dead, 1,200 wounded, and thousands homeless.
Hours later, around 11 p.m., a 5.1-magnitude quake struck Boroujerd and Doroud,
the Iranian Seismological Center said, followed by a 6.1-magnitude quake just
before 5 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Society. Aftershocks continued
throughout the day. AOL NEWS
*Two planes will collide mid air
UPDATE: APRIL 25:
-- The two pilots involved in a midair collision Sunday of two small
planes that killed all aboard, including three children, were
accomplished aviators, according to their friends, employers and
public records. David Beauregard, 45, of Wasilla captained 737-400s
for Alaska Airlines, said airline spokeswoman Amanda Tobin of
Seattle. Beauregard, who flew for the Army and then the Coast Guard
before taking early retirement in 1996, worked for Alaska Airlines
for 10 years, according to Tobin and others who knew him.
ratings for all manner of aircraft, including gliders, helicopters
and single- and multiengine fixed-wing aircraft, according to the
Federal Aviation Administration online registry. He was also an
instructor. William Smoke, 55, was chief pilot for the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, a flight instructor and a commercial pilot,
according to records and those who knew him."
So between the two of
them, both these guys had thousands and thousands of hours," said
Clint Johnson, a National Transportation Safety Board
investigator. Smoke's 1955 Cessna 172 and Beauregard's 1955 Cessna
170B collided at noon over the Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge a
mile south of Hayfield Road in Wasilla, according to Alaska State
Troopers. Beauregard's widow, Diane, was en route home Monday from a
trip Outside, said a family friend. Three of the couple's children
perished with their father in the crash -- sons Ryan, 16, and
Conner, 13, and daughter Remi, 9. The couple has two older surviving
sons. A former Army and Coast Guard colleague described Beauregard as
the consummate aviator, a dedicated family man and a likable guy.
think we all strive to be someone like Dave," said Coast Guard Cmdr.
Bob Philips of Kodiak. "I never heard him say a harsh word or terse
word about anybody." Smoke, an experienced pilot and longtime
Alaskan, leaves behind a wife and four children.
Janis Smoke, his
wife of 20 years, said through her tears that her husband was "first
and foremost a family man." He also loved his job and loved
"He loved the whole Alaska lifestyle thing,"
she said. "We've got one of every toy in our yard."
He is survived by
his four children: Alex, 16, and Lindy, 18, both Alaska residents,
and Michael and Becky, ages 25 and 27.Smoke was the regional
aviation manager with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He had
been a pilot with the service for 13 years but moved to Chugiak
three years ago for the Anchorage job. Originally from Arlington,
Wash., he had also lived and flown planes in Juneau, King Salmon and
Tok. He was out doing a test flight, flying for fun, when the crash
occurred, Janis Smoke said. Both pilots were members of the Birchwood
squadron of the Alaska Civil Air Patrol, said Civil Air Patrol
spokesman Mike Dryden. "Normally we're on the other end of the
search. For two squadron members to be out flying (on a nonmission)
and have a midair collision, the odds are astronomical," he said
Monday. Beauregard was active in the tightknit group, especially in
the glider program, which teaches young aviators, Dryden
said. Smoke's membership lapsed in January, Dryden said.
said the two men undoubtedly knew one another.
* A volcano
thought dormant will erupt
On 21 March at 2258, a modest ash explosion occurred at Bulusan's summit crater.
The phreatic explosion produced an ash cloud that rose ~1.5 km above the volcano
(or 10,050 ft a.s.l.). Based on interpretations of seismic data, the event
lasted ~20 minutes. It was accompanied by lightning and rumbling sounds. Ash
drifted N, W, and SW of the volcano, and ~1 hour after the explosion light ash
fell (producing ~5-mm-thick deposits) in Barangays (neighborhoods) Cogon,
Tinampo, Gulang-Gulang, and Bolos in the town of Irosin. Ash also fell in
Barangays Puting Sapa and Bura-Buran of Juban town, and other neighboring
barangays under the municipalities of Irosin and Juban, Sorsogon. Three
explosion-type earthquakes were also recorded on the 21st, at 2330, 2332, and
2337, but the accompanying eruptive events were not observed because the summit
was obscured. This volcano had been thought to be
Source: Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology - "Report provided
courtesy of the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological
Survey's Volcano Hazards Program."
made Jan 02: 2006:
* Fires will
be out of control this year with higher damage than years before.
July01, 2006: It was announced last night that the fire season this year
is out of control. In the last years season all total 1.6 million
acres burned during the season. This year so far an average of 3.36
million acres have all ready burned and the season is not even near its middle.
* There will
be six major hurricanes this year. At least three of them will be
major ones that will make landfall.
12: When Pernel did this prediction the first time on hurricanes it was on
Jan:15: 2006: Pernel said Hurricanes will start early and there will be at
least 4 to 6 that hit landfall. Ok Pernel, Right on here with the first
hurricane hitting only NINE DAYS into the season!! Jaden
12: 2006: At 11
a.m., Alberto's winds had increased to 70 mph, up from 50 mph just three hours
earlier. The storm was centered about 190 miles south-southwest of Apalachicola
and was moving north-northeast at about 7 mph, National Hurricane Center
The tropical depression that produced Alberto formed Saturday,
nine days after the official start of the hurricane season, in the northwest
Caribbean, which can produce typically weak storms that follow a similar track
this time of year, forecasters said. It became a named storm when its sustained
winds reached 39 mph.
Scientists say the 2006 season could produce as many as 16 named storms, six of
them major hurricanes. AOL NEWS
Update: August 26: 2006:
Hurricanes have been all over the place this year. China has been hit with
eight of them including 6 that have made landfall. The last one was a
super typhoon which slammed in to the country with the force of a nuclear bomb
and forced the evacuation of millions of people. Today almost to the one
year annaversary of Katrina one churns on the same path it took. CNN NEWS
* People in
Indiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Ohio, Texas, Kansas and Michigan be careful of lighting
strikes out of nowhere and tornadoes that show up fast.
Update June 12:
DAPHNE, Ala. (May 29) - Worried about the safety of her family during a stormy
Memorial Day trip to the beach, Clara Jean Brown stood in her kitchen and prayed
for their safe return as a strong thunderstorm raged through Baldwin
County. Suddenly, lightning exploded, blowing through the linoleum and leaving a
pockmarked area on the concrete. Brown wound up on the floor, dazed and
disoriented by the blast but otherwise uninjured. "I said, 'Amen,' and the room
was engulfed in a huge ball of fire," she said. "I'm blessed to be alive.
65, was hit by a bolt of lightning that apparently struck outside and traveled
into the house Monday afternoon. She doesn't know how much time passed while she
remained disoriented on the floor before Jamie Matthews, her 14-year-old
discovered her after returning from the beach.
was just standing there when a huge ball of fire engulfed this whole room. I
don't remember much after that," Brown said hours later as her family helped
clean her home. "Concrete was everywhere." Brown was at home alone when the
storm hit, while her husband, James Brown, was at the store and her son and his
family were on their way back from the beach. James Brown said fire officials
told him lightning likely struck across the street from the couple's home and
traveled into the house through a water line. The lightning continued into the
couple's backyard and ripped open a small trench, James Brown said. Pieces of
concrete were scattered throughout the family's kitchen - ruining day-old
brownies sitting on the stove. Never in my life did I think something like this
could happen," James Brown told the Press-Register. "I always thought if you're
in a house that you're safe. That's not the case."
* Heat, lots
of heat this summer with record temps all over the place.
WASHINGTON (June 22) - The Earth
is the hottest it has been in at least 400 years, probably even longer.
The National Academy of Sciences, reaching that conclusion in a broad
review of scientific work requested by Congress, reported Thursday that the
"recent warmth is unprecedented for at least the last 400 years and potentially
the last several millennia." AOL NEWS
SUMMER’S PEAK HAS ARRIVED
Caution: Deadly Heat Wave Reaches East Coast
August 1, 2006 —
meteorologists blame an unusually strong ridge of high pressure that has
been persistent for the last several weeks across much of the central
and eastern U.S. for the cause of the heat. More than 50 new all-time
high temperature records were established in the central and western
U.S. during the last two weeks. The persistence of the unusually hot
temperatures has made the past month one of the warmest since records
began in 1895 for the contiguous U.S. NOAA will not know for another two
days if the record warm national record set in July 1936 will be
Eastern U.S. Endures a Sweltering Day
Temperatures Top 100 in New York City
By DERRILL HOLLY, AP
WASHINGTON (Aug. 2) - Record-breaking
heat and oppressive humidity made people across the eastern half of the
country miserable Wednesday and sent tourists in the nation's capital
scrambling for relief in the cool marble halls of Capitol Hill.
The National Weather Service posted
heat advisories and warnings from Maine to Oklahoma. Forecasters said the
heat would linger until Thursday night, when a cool front was expected to
bring temperatures down into the 80s.
shortages of electric in many places during the summer.
Thousands Still Without Power in NYC
NEW YORK (July 25) - Thousands of
residents entered their ninth day without
electricity Tuesday, while the local utility
worked around the clock to restore its service
and its image.
Consolidated Edison said early Tuesday that
about 2,000 customers in northwest Queens
remained without electricity, a major
improvement from the 25,000 affected at the
height of the blackout but not enough to quell
the anger over the outages. A customer can
represent anything from a single-family home to
an entire apartment building, roughly translated
to four people per customer, meaning 100,000
people might have been affected.
Blackout Continues in