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7 stunning end of the world predictions

According to scientists, the world could endon March 16, 2880. Asteroid 1950 DA has a 0.3% chance of hittingEarth in 867 years. At 1 km in diameter, rotates once every twohours and six minutes and would cause untold damage were it to hit the earth.The Shrinking Mt Everest, 2015 There was something else going on with thelandscape of Nepal, which nobody would have even thought of us.As the earthquake subsided, what came as a real shocker was that the earth's highestmountain range, Mt. Everest stood 2.8 cm smaller, according to satellite data.Earth's magnetic field flips!

The biggest reason which led the Mayan apocalypsebelievers to predict the end of the world in 2012 was based on the changing patternsof Earth's magnetic fields. However, Earth's magnetic field is stillweakening 10 times faster than normal, at present and can further weaken.Earth's magnetic field flips! The biggest reason which led the Mayan apocalypsebelievers to predict the end of the world in 2012 was based on the changing patternsof Earth's magnetic fields. However, Earth's magnetic field is stillweakening 10 times faster than normal, at present and can further weaken.Earth Will Be Destroyed by Floods and Earthquakes

by 2021.A series of apocalyptic events, including floods and earthquakes will spell the endof the world before 2021, according to a doomsday prophecy.NEW UNKNOWN WEAPON In this scenario a new type of weapon is created.It might be a Fusion Bomb capable of turning the world into a shortterm star, it mightbe a new form of radiation or it might even be a gravitational weapon that stops the worldspinning. TOTAL NUCLEAR WARThe devastation from thermonuclear blasts would be bad enough and would send what wasleft of mankind back to the Stone Age.

The radiation would engulf the planet on ascale that can't be imagined. Within 6 months anyone who was not “blown up� would bevery sick. Within 24 months just about everyone is dead.

Updated Weather Briefing Dec 2 2012 for the Strong Winter Storm

This is Jim Wallmann at the National WeatherService in Reno with an online weather briefing for a major storm impacting the Sierra andwestern Nevada into this afternoon and evening. This is the current radar image as of 10 AMthis morning. The heaviest rain is moving through Eastern California and Western Nevadaat this time and will continue into early afternoon. The intense band of precipitationabove, shown by the arrow, shows where the cold front is. Snow levels are rapidly fallingbehind the front to below 7000 feet. The pattern across the eastern Pacific andwestern United States is ideal for heavy precipitation to continue across the Reno forecast areathis afternoon. A strong area of low pressure

off the British Columbia coast will remainnearly stationary through Sunday. This image shows the plume of subtropical moisture, knownas an atmospheric river, that will continue to push moisture into northern Californiaand the Sierra Nevada this afternoon. The strongest wave of precipitation is expectedto continue into this afternoon. Snow levels are in the process of rapidly falling behinda strong cold front as it moves through. Snow levels will eventually reach to 6 thousandfeet or lower late this afternoon. Total rainfall from this second wave will be on the orderof 2 to 4 inches in the Tahoe Basin and across western Lassen County. Higher amounts arepossible west of highway 89 near the Sierra

Crest. 23 inches of rain are possible inthe foothills west of highway '5. Along the highway '5 corridor from Reno to Minden,0.75 to 1.50 inches of rain is possible with lighter amounts expected to the east of highway'5. We have issued a flood warning for the TruckeeRiver, the Susan River and Steamboat Creek. The highest threat for flooding is near Truckee,the east side of the RenoSparks area, and near Susanville. With snow levels rapidlyfalling behind the front, it is possible the threat for significant flooding may be reducedthis afternoon. For specific details please refer to the River Flood Warning on our homepage.Always remember, never drive your vehicle

through flood waters, as rushing water caneasily sweep a car away. If you are in a flood zone follow the directions of emergency officials.There is also a small stream flood warning in effect for small creeks and streams throughthis evening. Areas under the flood warning are northeast California including Lassen,eastern Plumas and Sierra Counties, the Lake Tahoe Basin, Reno, Carson City and Minden.A flood watch remains in effect for Eastern Alpine County and Northern Mono County. Thehighest risk for flooding is along small creeks and streams. Rock and mudslides are possibleespecially in areas of steep terrain and near wildfire burn areas. Remember to slow downwhile driving through heavy rain to prevent

hydroplaning. Additional concerns with this storm are periodsof strong winds through Sunday. Across Mono County and portions of West Central Nevadawinds of 3040 mph can be expected with gusts up to 70 mph, while gusts up to 90 mph arepossible in wind prone areas. Along the Sierra Crest winds will be gusting to 140 mph. Thereis also potential for 10 to 16 inches of snow above 7000 feet affecting the Sierra Passesthis afternoon as snow levels rapidly fall. Up to 3 feet of snow is also likely over thehigher peaks by this afternoon. Check back at our website Weather.govRenofor updates as this storm impacts our region

through this evening. Please share your photosand storm reports on our Facebook page or send us a tweet @NWSReno. Thank you for listening.

December 1st 2nd Weather Briefing

Hello. My name is Douglas Weber. I'm a meteorologisthere at the National Weather Service in Pendleton, OR and I will be providing the special weatherbriefing for Saturday December 1st through Sunday December 2nd.An upper level low pressure system continues to spin off the pacific. Moisture transportacross the area will continue for the next several days. The image roughly indicateswhere the jet stream is oriented as of 11AM Friday. As the low moves inland, the upperlevel jet will become more southerly over our area Sunday morning, before pushing throughSunday afternoon. So what does this pattern mean for usé Anytimewe have a strong upper level jet over our

area winds have the potential to mix down.Keep in mind there are certain situations when the strong winds aloft don't mix down.There are several factors to consider when looking to see if winds will reach the surface.Wind direction also favors some areas to receive winds. For example, south winds usually favorstronger winds over the central and eastern Oregon mountains, but they can also affectthe lower elevations like the foothills of the Blue Mountains. But as the upper leveljet passes through with a cold front, the west winds will typically pick up and favorthe lower elevations. Here is a 4 panel image for early Sunday morning.The black wind barbs point to the direction

the winds are coming from. As you can seethey are pointing mostly to the south, which indicates southerly winds. Per the previousslide, these winds will generally affect the central Oregon and the mountains of northeastOregon. The top left image indicates surface winds. The upper right image indicates theboundary layer winds. And the lower left image indicates roughly the 5,000 ft. winds. Ifit's difficult to tell the wind speeds, the grey areas are generally in the 15 to25 mph range, green is roughly 25 to 35 mph, and so on with the brighter colors.So what are the results of the previously displayed informationé Strong winds are anticipatedacross central and eastern Oregon. The Foothills

of the Blue Mountains are possible as well. So what about the precipitation chancesé Thefollowing slides will explain the upcoming precipitation chances, prior to the strongwinds. This is a model image of the precipitationestimates over the Pacific Northwest from 10 pm Saturday through 4 am Sunday. As youcan see northern California has a lot of precipitation forecasted, but so does the interior PacificNorthwest. The next slide will break down the 4 am through10 am period for the east slopes of the Cascades and the Kittitas Valley.This is an image at 4 am Sunday. What you

see here in blue is where the temperatureat the surface is expected to be between 30 and 32 degrees. The purple image is wherethe surface temperature is expected to be below 30 degrees. Basically, it is assumeda possible rain snow mix of precipitation along the blue area, and a better chance ofjust snow along the purple area. This slide is the estimated precipitationamounts. It's tough to make out just how much precipitation will fall, but the colorsmove from purple being the lightest estimates, to red being the heaviest estimates. So forthe area we are focused on it looks like a tenth to 2 tenths of liquid, with slightlymore in the southern area. But the southern

area is also closer to the warmer temperatures,and may likely be all rain. Moving forward 3 hours to 7 am Sunday, coverageincreases over the southwest Deschutes County, but decreases slightly along the east slopesof the Washington Cascades. Now looking at the precipitation estimates,it can be noted that the estimates are quite high across the southwestern Deschutes County,and higher than the previous 3 hour estimates over the Washington Cascades. Now estimatesalong the Washington Cascades are upwards around a quarter of an inch, and the Deschutesestimates are over a half an inch. By 10 am it can be noted that coverage stillincreases slightly over the Deschutes area,

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