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2017-10-24 07:09:33 (M5.1) Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Islands, Alaska 51.5 -178.2 (29192)

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2017-10-24 07:00:50 (M4.1) Southern California 33.1 -118.7 (29192)

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GDACS daily newsletter for 24/10/2017

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October 17 (4 fatalities)

1:31 am Eastern | U.S. News

On October 17, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 19 (2 fatalities)

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On October 19, 2 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 21 (0 fatalities)

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October 18 (10 fatalities)

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On October 18, 10 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 20 (0 fatalities)

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October 23 (0 fatalities)

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October 22 (0 fatalities)

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SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Tue Oct 24 05:00:17 UTC 2017

1:00 am Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Tue Oct 24 05:00:17 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

12:58 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1157 PM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017 Valid 251200Z - 261200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR COASTAL RANGES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA... ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND EASTERN MONTANA... ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR SOUTHEASTERN WYOMING AND FAR WESTERN NEBRASKA... ...Synopsis... The stout anticyclone initially centered over the Great Basin will weaken throughout the day as a surface low and trough rapidly deepen across the Canadian Prairies southward into the central Great Plains. Meanwhile, a trough will remain situated along the California coast. Fire weather concerns will remain high in coastal ranread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

12:50 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1149 PM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR COASTAL RANGES OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA... ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR A PORTION OF THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY... ...Synopsis... The overall surface synoptic pattern will be characterized by expansive high pressure across much of the West, a deeply occluded and nearly stationary low over the Great Lakes, and a weak surface trough along the California coast. Each of these atmospheric features will contribute to heightened fire weather concerns across portions of southern California, the Lower Colorado River Valley, and centralread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 509

12:32 am Eastern | U.S. News

WW 509 TORNADO NC VA 232140Z - 240600Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 509 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 540 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Central North Carolina Southern Virginia * Effective this Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning from 540 PM until 200 AM EDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Bands of storms including some embedded supercells will continue to steadily progress east/northeastward this evening with damaging winds and a few tornadoes possible. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles north and south read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 509 Status Reports

12:32 am Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0509 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 509 THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES ACROSS THE ENTIRE WATCH AREA. ..BROYLES..10/24/17 ATTN...WFO...RAH...AKQ...RNK...LWX... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 509 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS NCC065-083-127-131-185-191-195-240540- NC . NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE EDGECOMBE HALIFAX NASH NORTHAMPTON WARREN WAYNE WILSON VAC007-025-049-081-135-595-240540- VA . VIRGINIA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE AMELIA BRUNSWICK CUMBERLAND GREENSVILLE NOTTOWAY VIRGINIA INDEPENDENT CITIES INCLUDED ARE EMPORIA THread more »

October 18 (10 fatalities)

8:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 18, 10 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 16 (1 fatality)

8:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 16, 1 residential fire fatality was reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 17 (4 fatalities)

8:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 17, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 21 (0 fatalities)

8:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 21, 0 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 19 (2 fatalities)

8:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 19, 2 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 22 (0 fatalities)

8:59 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 22, 0 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 20 (0 fatalities)

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SPC Oct 24, 2017 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

8:36 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0732 PM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017 Valid 240100Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE CENTRAL CAROLINAS INTO SOUTH-CENTRAL VIRGINIA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE CENTRAL CAROLINAS INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES... ...SUMMARY... Isolated strong to severe storms should persist over the Mid-Atlantic and central/eastern Carolinas through the evening. The main threats will be damaging wind gusts and a tornado or two. ...Mid-Atlantic south into the eastern Carolinas... A negatively tilted shortwave trough continues to progress through the region, providing ample forcing for ascent for thunderstoread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 508 Status Reports

8:25 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0508 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 508 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 20 SE SAV TO 5 E OGB TO 50 WNW FLO TO 40 SSW GSO TO 25 SE PSK AND 40 NE SAV TO 30 WSW FLO TO 30 WSW SOP TO 15 SE GSO TO 15 NW DAN. ..COOK..10/24/17 ATTN...WFO...CAE...CHS...GSP...RNK...RAH... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 508 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS NCC033-153-240140- NC . NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CASWELL RICHMOND SCC015-019-025-027-035-240140- SC . SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BERKELEY CHARLESTON CHESTERFIELD CLARENDON DORCHESTER AMZ330-240140- CW . ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS INCLUDED ARE CHARLread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 508 Status Reports

8:25 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0508 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 508 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 20 SE SAV TO 5 E OGB TO 50 WNW FLO TO 40 SSW GSO TO 25 SE PSK AND 40 NE SAV TO 30 WSW FLO TO 30 WSW SOP TO 15 SE GSO TO 15 NW DAN. ..COOK..10/24/17 ATTN...WFO...CAE...CHS...GSP...RNK...RAH... STATUS REPORT FOR WT 508 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS NCC033-153-240140- NC . NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE CASWELL RICHMOND SCC015-019-025-027-035-240140- SC . SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BERKELEY CHARLESTON CHESTERFIELD CLARENDON DORCHESTER AMZ330-240140- CW . ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS INCLUDED ARE CHARLread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 508

8:25 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 508 TORNADO GA NC SC CW 231800Z - 240100Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 508 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 200 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Extreme east central Georgia Western North Carolina Much of central and western South Carolina Coastal Waters * Effective this Monday afternoon and evening from 200 PM until 900 PM EDT. * Primary threats include... A few tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Thunderstorms will intensify gradually this afternoon along and ahead of a cold front moving from Georgia into western South Carolina and North Carolina. The storm environment will beread more »

SPC Tornado Watch 509 Status Reports

8:00 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 0509 Status Updates STATUS FOR WATCH 0509 HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED YET Read more read more »

SPC Tornado Watch 509

8:00 pm Eastern | U.S. News

WW 509 TORNADO NC VA 232140Z - 240600Z URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Tornado Watch Number 509 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 540 PM EDT Mon Oct 23 2017 The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Tornado Watch for portions of Central North Carolina Southern Virginia * Effective this Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning from 540 PM until 200 AM EDT. * Primary threats include... A couple tornadoes possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible SUMMARY...Bands of storms including some embedded supercells will continue to steadily progress east/northeastward this evening with damaging winds and a few tornadoes possible. The tornado watch area is approximately along and 85 statute miles north and south read more »

SPC MD 1741

8:00 pm Eastern | U.S. News

MD 1741 CONCERNING TORNADO WATCH 509... FOR CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN VIRGINIA Mesoscale Discussion 1741 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0634 PM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017 Areas affected...Central North Carolina...Central and Southern Virginia Concerning...Tornado Watch 509... Valid 232334Z - 240130Z The severe weather threat for Tornado Watch 509 continues. SUMMARY...A tornado threat will likely continue for several more hours this evening as a line of thunderstorms moves across central North Carolina and south-central Virginia. The overall severe threat including a potential for wind damage is expected to become more isolated later this evening. DISCUSSION...The latest surface analysis shows a surface trough over the southern read more »

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Green alert: earthquake M 4.9 in Russian Federation on 10/23/2017 9:26:19 PM

5:55 pm Eastern | World

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 4.9 in Russian Federation on 23 Oct 2017 21:26 UTCread more »

2017-10-23 21:26:19 (M4.9) Kuril Islands 44.0 147.9 (29192)

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Green alert: earthquake M 5.2 in South Pacific Ocean on 10/23/2017 9:20:25 PM

5:46 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System M 5.2 in South Pacific Ocean on 23 Oct 2017 21:20 UTCread more »

2017-10-23 21:20:25 (M5.2) South Pacific Ocean -26.5 -141.5 (29192)

5:40 pm Eastern | SciTech

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The Two Documents That Can Protect Tenants and Landlords in The Aid Process

5:14 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ­‑ The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages all residents of Puerto Rico who have been impacted by Hurricanes Irma and Maria to keep documentation and receipts as they move into rental properties. It is important to know what the money received from FEMA is intended to cover. Rental assistance is intended to pay the cost of lodging while a disaster-damaged home is uninhabitable. It is important to keep critical documents. Language English read more »

Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence Commemorating the 34th Anniversary of the 1983 Bombing of the Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon

4:46 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Marine Barracks Washington, D.C 11:22 A.M. EDT THE VICE PRESIDENT: Rabbi Resnicoff, Secretary Shulkin, Acting Secretary Duke, General McMaster, General Walters, Colonel Zagurski, Lieutenant Colonel Gerlach, Ambassador Araud, Chargé Jazzar, and to all the members of the United States Marine Corps, all of our armed forces, our honored veterans, and the family members of our beloved fallen: It is deeply humbling for me to join you today to commemorate the 34th anniversary of the Beirut Marine barracks bombing. is no more fitting place in our nation’s capital to mark this solemn day than here, at the oldest post of the United States Marine Corps, the Marine Barracks of Washington, D.C. And, Colonel, we are grateful for your leadership and for the hospitality of all these Marines. This facility is an enduring testament to the fortitude and valor of America’s Marines. It has stood here for morread more »

Remarks by President Trump at Presentation of Medal of Honor to Captain Gary Michael Rose, United States Army

4:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

East Room 3:27 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, Chaplain Hurley.  Vice President Pence, Secretary Shulkin, members of Congress, members of the Armed Forces, and distinguished guests, please join me in welcoming Captain Gary Michael Rose to the White House.  (Applause.)  For many years, the story of Mike’s heroism has gone untold.  But today we gather to tell the world of his valor and proudly present him with our nation’s highest military honor.  Joining Mike today is his wife, Margaret, their three children, Sarah, Claire, and Michael, and their two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Christian.  Kaitlyn and Christian, I want you to know that the medal that we will present today will forever enshrine your grandfather -- and he is a good man.  We just spoke to him for a long time, and you are great, great young people.  But this will enshrine him into the history of read more »

Two Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to the Senate Today

4:39 pm Eastern | Weather

NOMINATIONS SENT TO THE SENATE:        Kenneth J. Braithwaite, of Pennsylvania, to be Ambassador    Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to    the Kingdom of Norway.        Christopher Caldwell, of Arkansas, to be Federal Cochairperson,    Delta Regional Authority, vice Christopher A. Masingill. WITHDRAWAL SENT TO THE SENATE:        Tom Marino, of Pennsylvania, to be Director of National Drug    Control Policy, vice Michael A. Botticelli, resigned, which was sent    to the Senate on September 5, 2017.   read more »

October 19 (2 fatalities)

4:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 19, 2 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 16 (1 fatality)

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On October 16, 1 residential fire fatality was reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 18 (10 fatalities)

4:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 18, 10 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 17 (4 fatalities)

4:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

On October 17, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 22 (0 fatalities)

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On October 22, 0 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 20 (0 fatalities)

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On October 20, 0 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

October 21 (0 fatalities)

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On October 21, 0 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

AVO Bogoslof YELLOW/ADVISORY - No activity observed in seismic and infrasound data.

4:06 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Oct 23, 2017 19:56 - Low-level unrest at Bogoslof volcano continues. No activity was observed in partly cloudy satellite views over the past day. No significant activity was detected in seismic or infrasound data from sensors located on neighboring islands over the past day. Bogoslof volcano remains in an unpredictable condition. Activity can escalate quickly with explosions producing high-altitude (>15,000 ft) volcanic clouds with little to no detectable precursory activity. Some previous explosions have been preceded by an increase in earthquake activity that allowed for short-term ...read more »

AVO Cleveland ORANGE/WATCH - Unrest continues. Lava effusion continues.

4:06 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Oct 23, 2017 19:56 - Unrest at Cleveland volcano continues. Light steaming was seen in several web camera views. These observations are consistent with the existence of a hot lava dome in the summit crater. No significant activity related to lava effusion observed in seismic data and no explosive activity detected in infrasound data over the past day. Lava domes that have been erupted since 2001 have all been destroyed by explosive activity within weeks to months after lava effusion. These explosions typically produce relatively small volcanic ash clouds that dissipate within hours, ...read more »

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

4:03 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0302 PM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017 Valid 241200Z - 251200Z ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA... ...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER AREA FOR A SMALL PORTION OF THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY... ...Southern California... The Elevated area was expanded a bit farther northeast to include portions of the Kern County mountains. Otherwise, the forecast of Elevated/Critical fire weather conditions persisting into Day 3/Wednesday remains on track, with no other changes needed. See previous discussion below for more information. ...Lower Colorado River Valley... A Critical area has been introduced across northernread more »

FEMA to Host Hardin County Job Fair for Harvey Recovery Efforts on Oct. 25

3:52 pm Eastern | Weather

AUSTIN, Texas – Exciting opportunities await talented and hard-working Texans who are eager to assist with Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts!Job seekers should bring copies of their resume and be prepared to be interviewed at the Hardin County Courthouse, 300 W. Monroe St. in Kountze, Texas on Oct. 25 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. FEMA representatives will be on-site to meet with potential candidates and discuss the more than 300 available positions helping fellow Texans impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Language English read more »

SPC Oct 23, 2017 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

3:46 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0242 PM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017 Valid 232000Z - 241200Z ...THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE CAROLINAS INTO A PORTION OF VIRGINIA... ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM A PORTION OF THE SOUTHEAST STATES INTO THE MID ATLANTIC... ...SUMMARY... Isolated strong to severe storms should persist over the Carolinas this afternoon into the evening, but also spreading into the Mid-Atlantic during the evening. The main threats will be damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes. ...Carolinas through Mid Atlantic... Only minor adjustments have been made to previous forecast. Bands of low topped storms will persist this afread more »

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