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February 17 (0 fatalities)

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2017-02-21 00:57:52 Updated: (m4.2) Northern California 38.8 -122.7 (29192)

9:09 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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SPC - No watches are valid as of Tue Feb 21 01:06:02 UTC 2017

8:05 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Tue Feb 21 01:06:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Tue Feb 21 01:06:02 UTC 2017

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No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Tue Feb 21 01:06:02 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Feb 21, 2017 0100 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

7:57 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 0100Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0653 PM CST Mon Feb 20 2017 Valid 210100Z - 211200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS TONIGHT NEAR SOUTHEAST LOUISIANA COASTAL AREAS... ...SUMMARY... A couple of strong thunderstorms are possible near southeastern Louisiana coastal areas tonight, perhaps accompanied by some severe weather potential. ...Synopsis... Much of North America remains under the influence of split branches of westerlies emanating from the mid-latitude Pacific. Despite the presence of relatively mild conditions across much of the U.S. in association with this regime, thermodynamic profiles are generally stable across most areas, with low or negligible coread more »

February 14 (13 fatalities)

7:41 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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February 16 (0 fatalities)

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February 17 (0 fatalities)

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February 19 (0 fatalities)

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February 15 (9 fatalities)

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February 13 (4 fatalities)

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February 18 (0 fatalities)

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Green earthquake alert (5.4M,depth:10km) in Cocos (Keeling) Islands at 2/20/2017 11:55:48 PM

7:20 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Global Disaster Alert and Coordination System Green Earthquake in Cocos (Keeling) Islandsread more »

2017-02-20 22:50:36 (m4.2) Izu Islands, Japan Region 33.3 138.2 (29192)

6:42 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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AVO Cleveland ORANGE/WATCH - No significant activity observed in seismic or data data.

6:05 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Feb 20, 2017 21:54 - No significant activity was observed in mostly cloudy web camera and satellite views over the past day. No significant volcanic activity has been detected in seismic or infrasound data over the past 24 hours. The presence of the recently emplaced lava dome within the summit crater may act to block the vent, resulting in reduced or restricted gas emissions which may lead to explosive activity with little to no warning. Cleveland volcano is not monitored with a real-time seismic network and this inhibits AVO's ability to detect unrest that may lead to an explosive ...read more »

AVO Bogoslof RED/WARNING - Elevated state of unrest. Explosion at 2:08 UTC with cloud to 25000 ft

6:05 pm Eastern | SciTech

Feb 20, 2017 21:54 - The eruption of Bogoslof volcano continues. The afternoon of 19 February, at around 17:08 AKST (02:08 UTC), an explosion occurred producing a cloud to around 25,000 ft asl which traveled south-east. The explosion was detected by seismic, infrasound, lightning and satellite observations. Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Additional explosions producing high-altitude volcanic clouds could occur at any time. Some previous explosions have been preceded by an increase in earthquake activity that allowed for ...read more »

FEMA Determination Letters: Getting a Second Chance

5:37 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Bee Decline Threatens US Crop Production

5:24 pm Eastern | SciTech

The first-ever study to map U.S. wild bees suggests they are disappearing in the country's most important farmlands -- from California's Central Valley to the Midwest's corn belt and the Mississippi River valley.read more »

FEMA Determination Letters: Getting a Second Chance

4:34 pm Eastern | U.S. News

BATON ROUGE, La. — If you disagree with the determination letter you received from FEMA, a quick fix may be all that’s needed to change the decision.Everybody has a right to appeal. You should read the determination letter carefully to understand FEMA’s decision and know exactly what is needed to appeal.Many times applicants just need to submit some extra documents for FEMA to process their application. FEMA can reconsider your application in some cases if you: Language English read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Mon Feb 20 21:35:01 UTC 2017

4:34 pm Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Mon Feb 20 21:35:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC MD 198

3:38 pm Eastern | U.S. News

MD 0198 CONCERNING SEVERE POTENTIAL...WATCH UNLIKELY FOR PARTS OF LOUISIANA AND INTO FAR SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI Mesoscale Discussion 0198 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0237 PM CST Mon Feb 20 2017 Areas affected...Parts of Louisiana and into far southwest Mississippi Concerning...Severe potential...Watch unlikely Valid 202037Z - 202230Z Probability of Watch Issuance...20 percent SUMMARY...A slow increase in storm intensity is ongoing, along with low-probability risk for an isolated damaging wind gust or two, or a brief tornado. At this time, it appears that risk will remain sufficiently limited to preclude the need for WW issuance. DISCUSSION...Latest surface analysis shows persistent southeasterly flow off the north-central Gulf of Mexicoread more »

Communications Expert Explains How Science Should Respond To Fake News

3:20 pm Eastern | U.S. News

The rise of fake news has dominated the world of politics since the last U.S. election cycle. But fake news is not at all new in the world of science, notes University of Wisconsin-Madison Life Sciences Communication Professor Dominique Brossard. read more »

February 19 (0 fatalities)

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February 16 (0 fatalities)

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February 15 (9 fatalities)

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On February 15, 9 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 13 (4 fatalities)

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On February 13, 4 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

February 17 (0 fatalities)

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February 18 (0 fatalities)

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February 14 (13 fatalities)

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On February 14, 13 residential fire fatalities were reported by the Nation's news media.read more »

SPC Feb 20, 2017 2000 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

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SPC 2000Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0200 PM CST Mon Feb 20 2017 Valid 202000Z - 211200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PARTS OF LOUISIANA... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms will move across parts Louisiana into the lower Mississippi Valley this afternoon through tonight. An isolated damaging gust will be possible. The only change to the outlook is to move the marginal threat line eastward to near the Texas and Louisiana state-line behind a band of thunderstorms moving into southwestern Louisiana. A marginal severe threat will continue with this convection as it moves across southern Louisiana where a moist airmass is in place. Afternoon forecast soundings aread more »

HVO Kilauea ORANGE/WATCH - Eruption continues at summit and East Rift Zone. Flows pose no threat to nearby communities.

3:04 pm Eastern | SciTech

Feb 20, 2017 18:48 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at the summit and the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō in the East Rift Zone is entering the ocean at Kamokuna. Surface flows remain active near Puʻu ʻŌʻō as well on the coastal plain. These lava flows pose no threat to nearby communities at this time. At the summit, inflationary tilt started last night. The lava lake surface is approximately 25.5 m (84 ft.) below the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater as of this morning. Summit Observations: Tiltmeters at ...read more »

2017-02-20 19:35:47 (m4.7) Panama 8.3 -79.2 (29192)

2:58 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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2017-02-20 19:25:19 (m4.9) Off East Coast of Kamchatka 55.4 163.7 (29192)

2:49 pm Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook

2:39 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook Day 2 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0134 PM CST Mon Feb 20 2017 Valid 211200Z - 221200Z Only minor changes have been made to the periphery of the elevated areas. ...Front range of Colorado... Latest guidance suggests that relative humidity will fall into the low teens, with the potential for single digits. Thus, despite modest surface winds, have pulled the elevated farther south. ...Southwest Kansas northeast to south-central Nebraska... Modest southwest winds will combine with a dry airmass to support elevated fire-weather conditions. This forecast expands the initial elevated area to the southwest and northeast to better align with the belt of relativeread more »

MDS Foods Inc, of Massillon, OH is Expanding the Current Recall to include Products Identified by Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana from their 02/15/2017 Product Recall

1:36 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Deutsch Kase Haus, LLC of Middlebury, Indiana, supplied MDS Foods with cheeses that have been found to be contaminated with the pathogenic organism Listeria Monocytogenes which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. At the time of this release, no illnesses have been reported.read more »

SPC Feb 20, 2017 1730 UTC Day 2 Convective Outlook

12:28 pm Eastern | U.S. News

SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook Day 2 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1125 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017 Valid 211200Z - 221200Z ...NO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AREAS FORECAST... ...SUMMARY... Organized severe thunderstorms are not forecast across the contiguous United States on Tuesday or Tuesday night. ...Discussion... An upper-level low will move eastward from the Arklatex into the lower Mississippi Valley on Tuesday as upper-level trough approaches the West Coast. Ahead of the West Coast trough, southwest low to mid-level flow will be in place across California. Strong large-scale ascent, steep lapse rates and cold air aloft ahead of the upper-level trough will create conditions supportive of thunderstorm development from nread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

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SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1052 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017 Valid 201700Z - 211200Z No changes have been made to the ongoing forecast. Latest observations and numerical guidance supports the ongoing forecast. Locally critical conditions will be possible across the elevated area, but confidence in locations and duration preclude the need for highlights. ..Marsh.. 02/20/2017 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0124 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017/ ...Synopsis... An axis of sharply cyclonic midlevel flow will track eastward from the Great Plains to the Mississippi Valley region, while a strong wind-speed maximum advances from coastal northern/central CA to the Great Baread more »

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook

11:57 am Eastern | U.S. News

SPC Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook Day 1 Fire Weather Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1052 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017 Valid 201700Z - 211200Z No changes have been made to the ongoing forecast. Latest observations and numerical guidance supports the ongoing forecast. Locally critical conditions will be possible across the elevated area, but confidence in locations and duration preclude the need for highlights. ..Marsh.. 02/20/2017 .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 0124 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017/ ...Synopsis... An axis of sharply cyclonic midlevel flow will track eastward from the Great Plains to the Mississippi Valley region, while a strong wind-speed maximum advances from coastal northern/central CA to the Great Baread more »

SPC - No MDs are in effect as of Mon Feb 20 16:58:01 UTC 2017

11:57 am Eastern | U.S. News

No Mesoscale Discussions are in effect as of Mon Feb 20 16:58:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC - No watches are valid as of Mon Feb 20 16:58:01 UTC 2017

11:57 am Eastern | U.S. News

No watches are valid as of Mon Feb 20 16:58:01 UTC 2017.read more »

SPC Feb 20, 2017 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

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SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1030 AM CST Mon Feb 20 2017 Valid 201630Z - 211200Z ...THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE WESTERN/CENTRAL GULF COAST REGION... ...SUMMARY... Thunderstorms will move across parts of the upper Texas coastal plain and Louisiana through tonight. Sporadic, isolated damaging gusts and/or a brief tornado are possible. ...Southeast Texas to Louisiana... A north/south-oriented band of composite-outflow-related convection will continue to slowly progress eastward across far southeast Texas into Louisiana through the afternoon and evening. While line-preceding cloud cover remains semi-thick late this morning, some pockets of strongread more »

'Alternative Facts' Not Just In Politics And Media

20 Feb 11:05 | U.S. News

A Michigan State University scholar is warning those who read about the latest groundbreaking research to proceed with caution.read more »

February 13 (4 fatalities)

20 Feb 10:42 | U.S. News

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February 17 (0 fatalities)

20 Feb 10:42 | U.S. News

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