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Boston Marathon

Does the marathon Monday forecast include rain, extreme temperatures, wind or moisture? Meteorologist David Epstein weighs in.

The starting line of the Boston Marathon was painted on Main Street in Hopkinton. Lane Turner / The Boston Globe

The weather forecast is always important to the Boston Marathon, and the time of year makes this race unique.

In April, race day temperatures can be cold or hot. But in October there is a little less opportunity for great heat or great cold – and that is the case this year.

Here is my full forecast for the 2021 Boston Marathon:

How warm will it be during the marathon?

The sun is much lower in the sky at this time of year than in April. – TimeandDate.com

At sunrise on Monday, temperatures in Hopkinton will be just under 60 degrees and will reach and even exceed this mark fairly quickly. Around 2 p.m. it should be almost 70 degrees and a bit muggy in the air.

Temperatures will be in the mid to high 60s for much of the race.

I expect a lot of cloud cover, but sometimes the sun can shine through, especially as we get deeper in the mornings and afternoons. Interestingly, the sun is 20 degrees lower at this time of year than in April. This factor dramatically reduces the chances of getting sunburn, which can often occur in the spring.

Will it rain on marathon Monday?

Depression will happen south of New England on Sunday night and early Monday, and the rain cover could move north enough to bring in a quick early morning shower. This is only a small possibility, and if it does happen the risk will be gone by mid-morning.

And what about wind?

Wind won’t play a big role during the race. Any headwind will be slight.

The mild weather will continue into the next week. Whether you’re visiting Boston or this is your home, enjoy the race.

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Robberies: Amy Freeze Joins Fox Weather; Albert Ramon Leaves NewsNation; Bozo gets a new owner https://gosic.org/robberies-amy-freeze-joins-fox-weather-albert-ramon-leaves-newsnation-bozo-gets-a-new-owner/ https://gosic.org/robberies-amy-freeze-joins-fox-weather-albert-ramon-leaves-newsnation-bozo-gets-a-new-owner/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0000 https://gosic.org/robberies-amy-freeze-joins-fox-weather-albert-ramon-leaves-newsnation-bozo-gets-a-new-owner/

Amy Freeze

Robberies in the media:

Fox weather

Recall Amy Freeze? From 2007 to 2011, the aptly named weather forecast gained a large following on Fox’s own WFLD Channel 32, where she was the first female chief meteorologist on Chicago TV. She has just been hired to host Fox Weather, a new 24/7 advertiser-assisted video-on-demand streaming weather service due to launch on October 25th. (Here’s the link.) Freeze signed off on Sunday after 10 years as a weekend meteorologist at WABC, the ABC-owned station in New York. Prior to joining Fox 32, Freeze worked in Philadelphia, Denver and Portland, Oregon. A native of Provo, Utah, is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Pennsylvania.

Albert Ramon

Another chief meteorologist is on the way Albert Ramon, who is exiting NewsNation, Nexstar Media’s Chicago-based cable news broadcaster. After the newsreader left Rob Nelson, Ramon is the second of four original on-air employees to step down in the past few weeks. Prior to joining NewsNation in 2020, the native Texan worked at KVUE, the CBS subsidiary in Austin, and KZTV, the CBS subsidiary in Corpus Christi. At the time of his hiring, Ramon was billed as “the only Latino chief meteorologist on national television”. NewsNation officials declined to comment on Ramon’s departure. Not a word yet about a successor.

Bozo the clown

actor David Arquette acquired ownership of the character of Bozo the Clown from Larry Harmon Pictures. Harmon, who died in 2008, bought the licensing rights from Capitol Records in 1956. Arquette plans to open an Empire Circus festival in New York, which will feature a self-voting experience with Bozo. “Bozo stands for a world of love, light and laughter. Something we can all use more of now, ”Arquette said in a statement. “There’s a bozo in each of us, and when we let our bozo out, the world becomes a brighter place.” In Chicago, the popular “Bozo’s Circus” ran on WGN Channel 9 (now owned by Nexstar Media) for 40 years, where it became the most popular and successful locally produced children’s show in television history, according to WGN Dean Richards. The show was canceled in 2001, but the station continues to show Bozo as a goodwill ambassador at parades and special events.

Emmy Awards

Regional Emmy Award nominations were announced online this week by the Chicago / Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. (Here’s the link.) One notable candidate is Countdown Chicago 2021, the New Year’s Eve show on ABC’s WLS Channel 7 in the special event coverage category. Perennial hosts Janet Davies and Mark Giangreco were cut from ABC 7 earlier this year. The virtual 63rd annual Chicago / Midwest Emmy Awards ceremony is tentatively scheduled for November 20th.

Emery Moorehead

In addition to high school football and basketball, Weigel Broadcasting is now expanding its partnership with the Chicago Public Schools to include football coverage. The city’s championship soccer game will be broadcast live from Lane Tech College Prep High School on WMEU channel 48.1 and WCIU channel 26.2 this coming Thursday at 7 p.m. Also on Weigel’s “game of the week” look for the former Chicago Bear Emery Moorehead show up with Jim Blaney, Jack McInerney and Kenny McReynolds at the booth for the public soccer game Simeon vs. Morgan Park on Saturday at 1 p.m. executive producer Fred Weintraub Moorehead says “the kind of expert analysis of what high school students need to do to be successful in the field and what to focus on in college”.

Mark Caro

Mark Caro, Former Chicago Tribune entertainment reporter just launched Caropop, a new podcast and website with in-depth conversations with creatives. (Here’s the link.) The opener is an interview with Caro’s favorite guitarist, singer-songwriter, Richard Thomson. Future topics published every Thursday include: Bruce Thomas, estranged bassist from Elvis Costello and the attractions; Kathy Valentin, Bass player of the go-gos; Lonnie Jordan, Singer-songwriter-keyboardist for War; and Riccardo Muti, Conductor and Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. “The site also has articles in the form of columns, featured plays, reflections on the music I love, blog articles, and all sorts of things,” added Caro.

Fred Mitchell

Former sports writer and columnist for the Chicago Tribune Fred Mitchell was among the speakers on Monday at a celebration of life for Gale Sayers, the former Chicago Bears Hall of Fame running back in Nappanee, Indiana. Sayers died on September 23, 2020 after battling dementia, but service was delayed by COVID-19 restrictions. Mitchell, who wrote the 2007 biography Gale Sayers: My life and my times now teaches journalism as an associate professor at DePaul University. “I was humble when his widow Ardie asked me to speak,” he wrote on social media. Condolences were also read out from the Mayor of Chicago Lori Leichtfuß and director of the Pro Football Hall of Fame David Baker.

Mike Kasper

Mike Kasper, former afternoon personality at Audacy Country WUSN 99.5-FM, has landed as program director and afternoon presenter at WPGB, the iHeartMedia country broadcaster in Pittsburgh. Kasper was among dozens of employees laid off in April in a mass layoff at Audacy Chicago wards (then branded Entercom Chicago). Kasper, who bears his last name on the show, began his career in his home in Youngstown, Ohio. He joined US 99 from Richmond, Virginia in 2016, where he was the afternoon host, assistant program director, and music director at WRVQ.

A programming note: As you may have noticed, this blog has been missing reader comments as of last week due to a bug in the Facebook comments module. I hope they will be restored soon. Comments are also welcome on my public Facebook page. (Here is the link.)

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Forest fire smoke covers the Calgary sky, and air quality is still moderate, says meteorologist https://gosic.org/forest-fire-smoke-covers-the-calgary-sky-and-air-quality-is-still-moderate-says-meteorologist/ https://gosic.org/forest-fire-smoke-covers-the-calgary-sky-and-air-quality-is-still-moderate-says-meteorologist/#respond Thu, 07 Oct 2021 00:39:00 +0000 https://gosic.org/forest-fire-smoke-covers-the-calgary-sky-and-air-quality-is-still-moderate-says-meteorologist/

Forest fire smoke rolled up in Calgary Wednesday afternoon due to forest fires near Hudson Bay, Sask.

According to Environment Canada, wildfire has been the main source of shallow smoke in Alberta for the past few days.

In fact, a special air quality statement was issued Tuesday night affecting parts of central Alberta, including Edmonton.

On Wednesday, 5 p.m., there were still warnings for the following regions:

  • Bonnyville – St. Paul – Cold Lake – Lac La Biche.
  • Drumheller – three hills.
  • Hanna – Coronation – Oyen.
  • Lloydminster – Wainwright – Vermilion – Provost.
  • Red deer – Ponoka – Innisfail – Stettler.

However, Calgary air quality was rated as moderate and there was not enough smoke to warrant a particular air quality statement.

“We saw the smoke plume move further south from the Edmonton area towards Calgary, and that resulted in some moderate to high air quality readings today,” said meteorologist Justin Shelley of Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Shelley said changing winds were expected to pull smoke out of Saskatchewan by noon Thursday or earlier.

He added that they have been tracking upper level smoke from Montana for the past few days.

]]> https://gosic.org/forest-fire-smoke-covers-the-calgary-sky-and-air-quality-is-still-moderate-says-meteorologist/feed/ 0 World Meteorological Organization tightened warnings about too much and too little water https://gosic.org/world-meteorological-organization-tightened-warnings-about-too-much-and-too-little-water/ https://gosic.org/world-meteorological-organization-tightened-warnings-about-too-much-and-too-little-water/#respond Wed, 06 Oct 2021 09:00:00 +0000 https://gosic.org/world-meteorological-organization-tightened-warnings-about-too-much-and-too-little-water/

The global freshwater supply is decreasing by almost half an inch annually, the World Meteorological Organization warned in a report released this week. By 2050, around 5 billion people will have inadequate access to water for at least one month a year, the report said.

Overall, global warming is intensifying the planet’s water cycle, with flood disasters increasing by 134 percent since 2000, while the number and duration of droughts has increased by 29 percent over the same period. Most of the deaths and economic losses from flooding are in Asia, while Africa is hardest hit by the drought.

“The water runs out of the tub in some places while it overflows in others,” says Maxx Dilley, director of the WMO climate program. “We have known that for a long time. As scientists began to grasp the importance of climate change, an acceleration of the water cycle was seen as likely. ”

Researchers see the changes in the water cycle both in its effects and in the data, Dilley said.

“And it’s not just the climate,” he said. “Society plays a major role with population growth and development. At some point these factors are really going to come together in a way that is really harmful. The extremes of this summer were early warnings. “

The United States has had 64 flood and drought disasters since 1980 that have cost more than $ 427 billion, or 21.5 percent of the total cost of the country’s climate-related disasters, as compiled by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Globally, the WMO estimates that between 1970 and 2019 there were 11,072 disasters related to weather, water and other climate-related hazards, resulting in 2.06 million deaths and $ 3.6 trillion in economic losses. About 70 percent of climate-related deaths occurred in the world’s least developed countries.

Many countries fall short

The report also found that many countries are unwilling to cope with the rise in water-related extremes, particularly developing regions in the Global South.

“There is a long, long history of attempts to improve early warning systems for agriculture and food security impacts, but the water sector is underserved,” said Dilley. “There are a number of water variables such as groundwater and river runoff that are not observed.”

Global warming amplifies water-related extremes in a number of ways. A warmer atmosphere contains more moisture, which can lead to more intense rainfall, including from tropical storms. For example, recent research shows that warming will intensify rain from humid air currents called atmospheric rivers, which are already causing most of the flood damage in the western United States.

Other studies show how changes in regional ocean currents and wind patterns can aggravate extremes. In 2016, researchers found that boundary currents that run parallel to the coast of several continents carry 20 percent more energy than they did 50 years ago and lead to an increase in destructive flooding in some regions, including Asia, which was highlighted as one of the areas Most at risk in the new WMO report.

Last year alone, extreme rainfall caused massive flooding in Japan, China, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and India, WMO Secretary General Petteri Taalas said on Tuesday when the report was released.

“Millions of people have been displaced and hundreds have been killed,” he said. “But floods have not only caused major disruptions in developing countries. Catastrophic floods in Europe left hundreds of deaths and widespread damage. “

At the same time, water shortage is a major problem, especially in Africa, where more than 2 billion people live in countries with water scarcity and have no access to clean drinking water and sanitation.

“More than 60 percent of (WMO) members lack basic water information and management tools, including early warning systems, to deal with the increase in water-related disasters,” he added. “We have to be aware of the impending water crisis.”

The WMO report found that in 2020, 3.6 billion people lacked safely managed sanitation such as human waste disposal and 2.3 billion basic hygiene services such as washrooms in hospitals, factories and kitchens. It also found that in more than 60 percent of the 193 member countries, the agencies tasked with providing basic water information did not have the resources to adequately perform this task.

In 40 of the 101 countries assessed by the WMO, basic hydrological variables such as streams and groundwater were not adequately monitored, and 67 of them were not adequately communicating the data to the authorities who needed it. A third of the countries lacked river flood forecasts and warnings, while more than half had inadequate drought forecasts and early warnings or did not have them at all.

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The main barriers to the effective collection, distribution and use of water and climate-related information are limited government funding and budgets and a lack of institutional expertise and staff to address water issues, said Joseph Intsiful, a specialist in climate and early warning systems at Green Climate Fund. which intensifies efforts to develop early warning systems to reduce the effects of climate extremes.

Some progress is being made in other areas, said Mikko Ollikainen, with the Adjustment Fund, a global finance partnership that has pledged $ 850 million since 2010 to help vulnerable communities adapt to climate change. Recent water-related projects include strengthening early warning systems for floods and droughts in Georgia, restoring traditional irrigation canals in Morocco, and diversifying agriculture in Chile to make food supplies more resilient to water extremes.

The WMO report calls for more investment in integrated water management to better manage water stress, especially in the underdeveloped island countries and the least developed countries in the world. Some of the most immediate short-term needs include early warning systems for droughts and floods and basic data collection for critical water information.

Dilley said the urgency of the WMO warning is reinforced by the latest scientific report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which also identified an increase in extremes of the water cycle as one of the greatest threats to global warming.

“There really is a sense of panic that really is not much time,” he said. “The most recent report that came out set that tone. These are scientific reports. They’re not emotional, but there was a sense of urgency on almost every page. The feeling is that it’s time to do something. It’s now or never. “

But the slow onset of some climate impacts remains a stumbling block, he admitted, because many people don’t feel the effects until it’s too late to stop them.

“That’s the insidious thing about climate change,” he said. “Providing this scientific information as a basis for action is the antidote. If there’s no more water, it’s too late. Actions have to take place decades before you get to that point. “

]]> https://gosic.org/world-meteorological-organization-tightened-warnings-about-too-much-and-too-little-water/feed/ 0 According to meteorologists, above-average rainfall is expected https://gosic.org/according-to-meteorologists-above-average-rainfall-is-expected/ https://gosic.org/according-to-meteorologists-above-average-rainfall-is-expected/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 19:39:23 +0000 https://gosic.org/according-to-meteorologists-above-average-rainfall-is-expected/ After a summer of record-breaking heat and bone-dry conditions, West Washington is receiving its first cooler autumn weather report this week with an upcoming cold front. And residents should be prepared for more rain than usual this winter, according to meteorologists.

Experts from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Seattle gave an outlook for the coming winter season during the annual stakeholder meeting on Tuesday and forecast above-average rainfall in the West Washington region for the months of October, November and December.

While rainfall totals are likely to increase compared to previous years for a drizzly start to the winter months, temperatures are expected to stay close to average for the last three months of the year.

Above-average rainfall is expected in the Pacific Northwest for the months of October, November and December.

NWS Seattle

Seasonal temperature outlook.

Seasonal temperature outlook.

NWS Seattle

“Chances are we will see above normal precipitation in this three-month period,” said Reid Wolcott, the meteorologist for the NWS Alert Coordination. “If we look at temperatures, there’s an equal chance of seeing above, below, or near normal temperatures throughout the season.”

Seasonal rainfall for the first months of 2022 – January, February and March – is also expected to be above average, according to the NWS. However, the outlook also suggests below-average temperatures for this three-month period.

The wetter winter could be spurred on by a La Niña event: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is currently forecasting a 70-80% chance that La Niña will outlast winter 2021-2022. In western Washington, La Niña winters are marked by more rain and cooler temperatures than usual, with an increased likelihood of events such as lowland snow.

La Niña events often occur over consecutive winters in what climate scientists refer to as “double immersion”. While last season’s event was on the stronger side, the strength of this year’s event and when it will start is still uncertain. However, Wolcott noted that this La Niña appeared to be weaker than last year’s event.

Seasonal precipitation forecast for early 2022.

Seasonal precipitation forecast for early 2022.

NWS Seattle

Seasonal temperature outlook for early 2022.

Seasonal temperature outlook for early 2022.

NWS Seattle

“Overall, that outlook for the next six months is pretty similar to what we looked at last year,” said Wolcott. “It’s likely that we’ll see heavy rains and floods, we’ll likely see some wind, and we’ll see some snow, maybe not in the lowlands, but we really don’t know at this point.”

Earlier this year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) created a new climate outlook for the region and found that it has become warmer and wetter than it was 30 years ago. While the total amount of rainfall has increased each year, the number of rainy days per year has remained on trend, averaging 156 days, compared to a little less than 152 days in the last recorded period.



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Bureau of Meteorology Opens New Space Center in Adelaide https://gosic.org/bureau-of-meteorology-opens-new-space-center-in-adelaide/ https://gosic.org/bureau-of-meteorology-opens-new-space-center-in-adelaide/#respond Tue, 05 Oct 2021 02:37:12 +0000 https://gosic.org/bureau-of-meteorology-opens-new-space-center-in-adelaide/

The hub, due to open in 2022, is backed by the Australian and South Australian governments and will welcome the bureau’s space weather scientists, researchers and customer loyalty specialists alongside the Australian Space Agency, Microsoft Azure Space and other space, defense and commercial customers. .

The Bureau will add four new positions to its space weather service, adding a total of 18 positions to the new hub in Adelaide.

Premier Steven Marshall welcomed the move that will add another important piece to the space puzzle at Lot Fourteen, an industry that already employs 1,400 South Australians.

“South Australia is home to more than 90 space-related organizations, making the state the undisputed national center of the Australian space industry,” said Premier Marshall.

“With the Bureau’s space weather team joining the ranks of Lot 14, this vital area for our state is getting stronger and stronger.

“There’s something special about the aerospace sector – the enthusiasm and passion of the industry doesn’t seem to be dampening, and the bureau’s addition to the mix here in SA will be enormous for the industry.

“Australia has risen into the global space economy in recent years, and South Australia is at the forefront of that endeavor.

Treasury Secretary and Senator for South Australia Simon Birmingham welcomed the announcement, saying the move will bring jobs to South Australia and expertise in the fast-growing space sector.

“South Australia is the center of space research and technology in Australia, already employing around 1,400 people, and with the Morrison government’s commitment to investing in space, it is only fitting that the Bureau’s space weather team should be involved in Adelaide.

“The Bureau will add four new positions to its space weather service, bringing a total of 18 positions to the new hub in Adelaide.”

“The Bureau’s space weather service will open in the Lot Fourteen District of Adelaide in 2022 and will include a dedicated space weather forecast center, customer loyalty team and space weather research team.”

Environment Minister Sussan Ley said the new hub, announced during World Space Week, would ensure better preparation for a space weather event.

“Australians are familiar with the Bureau’s weather forecasts, but many would be unaware that they also have a role to play in ensuring we are prepared for the effects of events outside of the Earth’s atmosphere,” said Minister Ley.

“Events like solar flares can disrupt services we rely on in everyday life, including GPS for navigation and radio communications. They can also damage satellites and the power transmission network.

“The Bureau monitors and forecasts space weather in a manner similar to the weather here on Earth, and provides key advice to industry to help reduce the risks of these impacts.”

“With the Bureau’s space weather team based in this district, industry and other stakeholders like defense can be even better prepared to respond to space weather events, protect infrastructure and the community, and participate in and support industry plan development .

“I thank Prime Minister Marshall for his support and look forward to continuing to work closely with the South Australian government to develop and support the country’s space industry for the benefit of the Australian community.”

The Space Weather Hub will join other major space companies, departments and institutions that are already home to Lot Fourteen in Adelaide, such as the Australian Space Agency, SmartSat CRC, the Space Discovery Center, Microsoft Azure Space, the South Australian Space Industry Center, Inovor Technologies and Myriota.

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Craig Adams, CBS 6 meteorologist https://gosic.org/craig-adams-cbs-6-meteorologist/ https://gosic.org/craig-adams-cbs-6-meteorologist/#respond Mon, 04 Oct 2021 10:53:24 +0000 https://gosic.org/craig-adams-cbs-6-meteorologist/ Craig Adams has been a meteorologist with CBS 6 for more than seven years and holds a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) seal from the American Meteorological Society.

It can be seen from Wednesday to Friday in the lunchtime program and on Saturday and Sunday evening in the programs 6 and 11 p.m. about the weather.

Prior to coming to Albany, Adams worked for television networks in Portland, Maine, Greensboro-Winston Salem, NC, Charlotte, NC, Little Rock, Ark., Atlanta, Georgia, and the Central Coast of California.

You can follow Adams who is Today’s 20 Things on Facebook.

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Map updates as the storm approaches the UAE https://gosic.org/map-updates-as-the-storm-approaches-the-uae/ https://gosic.org/map-updates-as-the-storm-approaches-the-uae/#respond Sun, 03 Oct 2021 15:12:14 +0000 https://gosic.org/map-updates-as-the-storm-approaches-the-uae/

Cyclone Shaheen is expected to impact areas of the United Arab Emirates on Sunday afternoon, the National Center of Meteorology said in its latest briefing.

UAE authorities said the cyclone, which has moved westward since it formed in the Arabian Sea, is expected to reach Al Ain near the border with Oman. The coastal regions are also preparing for the effects of the storm, which will bring rough waves and strong winds.

Parts of neighboring Oman were hit by floods.

The cyclone sent large waves against the coast of Oman on Sunday morning, with heavy rain and winds of 120 kilometers per hour.

Here’s everything you need to know about Cyclone Shaheen, including the latest updates on its movement via a live weather map:

Where has Cyclone Shaheen landed?

Cyclone Shaheen was formed from the remains of Cyclone Gulab, which began as a depression in the Bay of Bengal on September 24th.

Cyclone Gulab lashed India’s east coast with heavy rains, but then weakened as it moved west through the country before intensifying again when it reached the Arabian Sea on India’s west coast and became Cyclone Shaheen on Friday.

It has since invaded the Arabian Gulf and hit northern Oman and southeastern Iran on Sunday morning.

In the southern Iranian provinces of Sistan and Baluchestan, 52 people were injured when rain and strong winds lashed port cities like Chabahar.

Five fishermen are reportedly missing off Iran.

In the south, most of the cyclone hit Oman on Sunday morning.

Muscat and other coastal areas are hardest hit. Thousands of people have been involved in evacuation operations and emergency services are on high alert as widespread flooding damaged electricity and flooded cars.

The government declared a two-day national holiday on Sunday and Monday and urged people to stay inside.

Where is Cyclone Shaheen headed next?

Cyclone Shaheen moves west across Oman.

The UAE authorities warned on Sunday evening and Monday that the Emirates could be affected.

The storm is expected to bring torrential rain over Al Ain from Sunday evening. Students in schools across the city have been instructed to return to distance learning on Monday and Tuesday.

UAE authorities also said heavy rains and strong winds could hit the country’s northern and eastern coastal areas, where preparations have been made to mitigate the effects of the cyclone.

In Fujairah on the east coast of the United Arab Emirates, authorities warn against swimming in the sea when the waves are strong. Emergency teams were deployed to prepare the coast for high waves.

The Sharjah Housing Ministry said a number of houses and furnished apartments in hotels had been prepared in case residents were displaced by the storm.

The storm could also spread to a sparsely populated area of ​​Saudi Arabia, where it is expected to subside.

What do UAE officials say?

The UAE’s National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Agency held a media talk with the National Meteorological Center on Sunday.

The agency said it was on standby and was constantly monitoring the storm. An NCM official said the storm could generate winds of up to 140 km / h in the Emirates.

“We want to assure everyone that all relevant authorities are on high alert to deal with the impending tropical situation and take all proactive and preventive measures to mitigate the impact on the country,” the agency said earlier.

It previously urged residents to follow the National Meteorological Center online for the latest security updates. People in the affected areas should stay away from beaches when the water rises and avoid valleys prone to flooding.

Expo 2020 Dubai officials say they are keeping a close eye on the weather and advise anyone planning to visit the site on Sunday or Monday beforehand (www.expo2020dubai.com) or the National Center of Meteorology website (www. ncm.ae) to check leaving home.

When was the last major storm in the United Arab Emirates?

The United Arab Emirates has not been hit by a major storm in over five years.

At Al Bateen Airport in Abu Dhabi, wind speeds of up to 126 km / h were measured in March 2016. Heavy rains caused flooding in areas of the country including Dubai and Sharjah.

In the region, Cyclone Shaheen is only the second tropical storm to hit land in the Gulf of Oman since records began.

The previous one was in 1890 when a tropical storm struck Muscat after entering the Gulf of Oman.

Other cyclones have invaded the region from the Arabian Sea, such as Tropical Storm Gonu in 2007. This was a category five tropical storm, stronger than Shaheen, which is expected to remain category one.

Updated: October 3, 2021, 3:11 p.m.

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Kasey Reigner will join WTAE-TV this month as the fifth meteorologist from the ABC subsidiary, giving the broadcaster the rights to brag in a market where four weather forecasters are the norm. (Currently, WPXI-TV has been reduced to three meteorologists since Danielle Dozier left in May, a position that remains to be filled.)

Reigner, who grew up outside of Chicago, studied meteorology and atmospheric science at Penn State, graduating in May 2020. Before that she worked for television stations in Wilkes-Barre / Scranton and was most recently as a forecaster at WAND-TV in Decatur, Illinois. where she offered predictions on weekend evenings and Monday through Wednesday at 12pm and 4pm. She has a family dog ​​named Thunder, but her cat Doppler will be joining Reigner in Pittsburgh.

At Channel 4, Reigner will be working with the newcomer presenter Tom Garris on the weekend mornings. Brian Hutton Jr., who has been on the weekend early shift since joining WTAE in April, changes after Jeff Verszyla’s shift to 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on weekday summer days, with the newscast starting at 4 p.m. on weekend evenings.

You can reach television writer Rob Owen at rowen@triblive.com or 412-380-8559. Follow Rob Twitter or Facebook. Ask TV questions by email or phone. Please enter your first name and your place of residence.

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Sunny Saturday, Sunny SundayThat roughly sums up the weekend weather.

Top 10 Ways to Stay Safe on the Texas Amusement Park RidesThrill seekers in Texas reported 127 injuries on rides, slides, equipment and inflatables in three years, according to the Texas Department of Insurance.

Dallas police issue an arrest warrant for an officer allegedly involved in a “pyramid advertising program”The investigation also led to grand jury recommendations for 14 other people in the department.

Climate change The hot topic when meteorologist Jeff Ray visited the Grapevine Garden ClubThe club has been around since 1932, the conversation I gave on September 28 was at their first meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ray said.

Seeing COVID from a child’s perspectiveThe North Texas family share their concerns as their child battled the disease.

Dallas report shows data breach worse than first reportedExperts say the loss was preventable.

CBS 11 News Now Friday nightThe latest news and weather from CBS 11 News.

Make art out of fruit and vegetablesThe State Fair of Texas exhibit shows off the talents of a vegetable carver.

Immigration attorney responds to new enforcement policyKen Molestina reports.

2 juveniles in custody following a police chase through 10 citiesThe chase ended when the car in pursuit turned into oncoming traffic at the intersection.

Arlington Police Investigate Transgender Woman’s MurderArlington Police are investigating the murder of a 21-year-old transgender woman who was found in a car in a residential complex Thursday night.

Discover DFW: Frank Kent’s Dream Park in Fort WorthThe playground is suitable for children of all abilities, so there are no barriers.

USPS: Mail delivery takes longer, costs moreThis is all part of a plan to modernize the postal service.

Weather update on Friday afternoonHeavy rain has fallen over parts of north Texas and we may see more tomorrow.

Control of the crowds at the State Fair of TexasAndrea Lucia reports on the first full week of the fair.

Arlington Hit and Run Suspect turns himself in after seeing incident coverageA driver wanted during a hit and run in Arlington that injured a 5-year-old boy a week ago turned himself in to police on Thursday evening, September 30th. Katie Johnston reports.

Suspect on remand after being chased by Carrollton PoliceA Carrollton police chase ended at 2:00 p.m. on Friday October 1st at Josey Lane intersection on Crosby Road. The chase ended when the chase car turned into oncoming traffic at the intersection. Katie Johnston reports.

Raw video: Suspect in custody after being chased by Carrollton PoliceA Carrollton police chase ended at around 2:00 p.m. on Friday October 1st at the junction of Josey Lane on Crosby Road

Arlington Police are investigating the murder of Trangender womanArlington Police are investigating the murder of a 21-year-old transgender woman who was found in a car in a residential complex Thursday night. Katie Johnston reports.

Weather update for Friday lunchtimeThe chance of rain continues until Saturday, but we should see a nice Sunday.

Police locate and arrest a Texas man accused of stabbing a restaurant manager after refusing to wear a maskIt took months, but police in a Texas city finally arrested the man they believe stabbed a restaurant manager after he was told to wear a face mask. Katie Johnston reports.

Report provides details on terabytes of data loss in the city of DallasReport provides details on terabytes of data loss in the city of Dallas

CBS 11 News Now: Friday morningCheck out what’s making headlines in North Texas this Friday morning.

Anne Elise Park’s last on-air “Baby Bump Update” from CBS 11Anne Elise Park’s last on-air “Baby Bump Update” from CBS 11

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