Intense storm brings down tree in Westmoreland County

An intense storm brought down at least one tree along Rose Court in Delmont, Westmoreland County.

The incident happened Wednesday night.

“There’s a couch in storage upstairs and they said the bulk of the tree landed across the couch and that supported the weight of the tree and saved pretty much the rest of the garage,” said homeowner Lou Garbin.

Garbin said his son was home at the time but was not hurt.

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Hurricane Dorian update: Bahamas battered by 145 mph winds; 5 dead

JUPITER, Fla. – At least five people have died in the Abaco Islands in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said Monday evening.

Hurricane Dorian continues to pound the region as a Category 4 storm.

Minnis said that there are also people in Great Bahama island in serious distress. Rescue crews will respond to calls for help as soon as weather conditions allow.

“We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” Minnis said.

Historic Hurricane Dorian stalled over the northern Bahamas on Monday, pounding the islands with heavy rains, storm surge and howling winds before the storm directs its rage toward the U.S. coast.

Source: Hurricane Dorian update: Bahamas battered by 145 mph winds; 5 dead

Six injured after lightning strike at PGA TOUR Championship | Fox News

Six people were injured after a lightning strike at the season-ending PGA TOUR Championship event outside Atlanta Saturday.

The PGA Tour said that two lightning strikes hit East Lake Golf Club at 4:45 p.m. ET, 28 minutes after the third round was suspended due to thunderstorms in the area. The Tour said that a tree in the area between the practice range, the 15th green and the 16th tee “was hit and debris from that strike injured four people.”

The Tour added that six fans were taken from the course in ambulances for further medical attention. Atlanta Police spokesman James H. White III said the six had sought shelter beneath the tree that was struck by lightning. He said they were taken to hospitals for further treatment, all of them alert, conscious and breathing.

Source: Six injured after lightning strike at PGA TOUR Championship | Fox News

Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of ice in single day and record high temperatures are to blame – New York Daily News

If you aren’t worried that Greenland may soon look a lot greener, you should be.

The melt season generally starts in late May and lasts until the end of August, but in 2019, the season started at the beginning of May. Ruth Mottram, of the Danish Meteorological Institute, attributes the sheet melting “persistently” the last four months to record high temperatures, according to CNN.

Source: Greenland ice sheet loses 11 billion tons of ice in single day and record high temperatures are to blame – New York Daily News

Hordes of grasshoppers descend upon Las Vegas, experts blame wet weather | Fox News

Wet weather to blame for the hordes of grasshoppers that have descended upon Las Vegas this week.

“It appears through history that when we have a wet winter or spring, these things build up often down below Laughlin and even into Arizona,” Jeff Knight, an entomologist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, said on Thursday.

“We’ll have flights about this time of the year, migrations, and they’ll move northward,” he added.

This year, the Las Vegas area recorded more rain in six months than the annual average of just under 4.2 inches per year.

Source: Hordes of grasshoppers descend upon Las Vegas, experts blame wet weather | Fox News

Climate change: Current warming ‘unparalleled’ in 2,000 years – BBC News

The speed and extent of current global warming exceeds any similar event in the past 2,000 years, researchers say.

They show that famous historic events like the “Little Ice Age” don’t compare with the scale of warming seen over the last century.

The research suggests that the current warming rate is higher than any observed previously.

The scientists say it shows many of the arguments used by climate sceptics are no longer valid.

Source: Climate change: Current warming ‘unparalleled’ in 2,000 years – BBC News

Lightning strike hits man on Clearwater Beach, injures 7 others – YouTube

Lightning struck at a Florida beach on Sunday, leaving eight people injured, police said.

The victims were struck at Clearwater Beach near Tampa on Sunday afternoon, according to the Clearwater Police Department.

The department said one person was hit by the strike directly and rushed to a nearby hospital in critical condition. Another person was treated for burns and three others were hospitalized as a precaution.

10,000 New Yorkers lose power at height of Sunday heat

Out of the frying pan, into the fire.Thousands of Big Apple residents lost power just as temperatures reached their zenith Sunday afternoon, according to energy providers.

Some 10,000 Con Edison customers were sweating it out without power as of 6 p.m. Sunday, an outage map provided by the power company showed.

The number was a fraction of that just an hour before, but swathes of Brooklyn began losing electricity just after 5 p.m. — when the heat index reached a blistering 102, according to the National Weather Service, and The Post measured 113 degrees in Times Square.

Source: 10,000 New Yorkers lose power at height of Sunday heat

Hottest weather of season on tap for Northeast as record-challenging heat wave builds

As a heat wave expands over much of the eastern two-thirds of the nation, the northeastern United States will share in the summer swelter with record highs, the hottest weather so far in 2019, and AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures well above 100 F.

While temperatures may be briefly held back in areas that receive a thorough drenching as Barry moves through into Thursday, intense July sunshine, combined with a northward retreat of the jet stream will allow an impressive heat wave to build even for midsummer standards.

In the northern U.S., a heat wave is generally that which brings three or more days in a row with highs of 90 F.

“The combination of sunshine, temperature, humidity levels and other factors will push AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures well into the danger level past 105 degrees during the late morning and afternoon hours,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson.

Source: Hottest weather of season on tap for Northeast as record-challenging heat wave builds