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What a record breaking year!

For the most part, breaking records is usually a great thing. In profit sales, sports, tv ratings, and pretty much anything else you can think of that’s positive. However, when it comes to HAARP initiated natural disasters, unless it’s a record breaking LOW, it’s never a good thing. Interestingly enough, only 4 months into the current year, and we’ve already seen several records shattered world wide. Take a gander.

Tulsa after Febuary 9, 2011 blizzard

Oklahoma Sets New Record For Low Temperature
Official Temperature Hits -28 In Bartlesville, -31 In Nowata

Posted: Feb 01, 2011 2:07 PM CST Updated: Feb 01, 2011 9:42 PM CST

NewsOn6.com

TULSA, Oklahoma – Tuesday’s snowstorm set a new snowfall record in the Tulsa area.

The National Weather Service said 14 inches of snow was recorded at Tulsa International Airport.Tuesday’s snowfall sets a new record for the amount of snowfall in a 24-hour period. The previous record for Tulsa was 12.9 inches in March 1994. It also breaks the record for the amount of snowfall for the month of February.

Snowfall totals across Northeast Oklahoma:

  • Owasso – 21 inches
  • Hominy – 20 inches
  • Claremore – 20 inches
  • Skiatook – 17 inches
  • Miami – 12 inches
  • Vinita – 12 inches
  • Nowata – 11 inches

To some of you, these snow measurements may not seem like much, but trust me, it shut the state down!!! Schools were closed for nearly two weeks because the buses couldn’t get into the neighborhoods to pick the children up!

Truck towing ambulance in Broken Arrow, Ok

Our Wal-Marts looked like something from a 3rd world country due to their shipments being stuck on a highway somewhere.

Tulsa Wal-Mart dairy section Febuary 16, 2011

Arkansas filling station February 28, 2011

The 2011 Arkansas Earthquake was an earthquake that registered 4.7 on the Richter Scale and struck Greenbrier, Arkansas, on 28 February 2011 at a shallow depth of 3.8 km.

This earthquake is, to date, the largest of many in what is known as the Guy-Greenbrier earthquake swarm, a series of earthquakes that began in August 2010. The cause of the earthquake remains unknown, although researchers at the University of Memphis believe there is a link between the earthquakes and the production of natural gas.

* Oklahoma also go hit by a 5.4 earthquake in late 2010. After shocks were felt all of the way up to Wichita, Ks, and all of the way down to Richmond, Tx.

Queensland, Australia after Cyclone Yasi February 4, 2011

Tropical cyclone Yasi is one of the most violent storms to strike the Australian mainland in a century, has left thousands homeless, wiped out agricultural crops and disrupted mining in Queensland as it swept across the continent bound for the Northern Territory. Per Wikipedia, the damages On 3 February, total losses from the storm were estimated to reach A$3.5 billion ($3.54 billion USD). Accounting for inflation, Yasi ranks as the second-costliest Australian cyclone on record, behind Cyclone Tracy of 1974. By 5 February, A$2 billion ($2.03 billion USD) was confirmed to have been lost in agriculture, mining and local government. An additional A$1 billion has been lost in the tourism industry.

Queenland banana crop destroyed by cyclone Yasi 2011

If you’re like me, you’ve probably never heard of some of the natural disasters I have listed, but I know EVERYONE knows about Japan and the Tsunami/Earthquake sandwich they received March 11, 2011.

Japanese couple in shock after the March 2011 tsunami & earthquake

A powerful 8.9 Richter Scale earthquake followed by a 30 foot tsunami wave has devastated and destroyed most of Japan. And to add insult to injury, Japan is now in danger of a nuclear meltdown because of the foundational damage to the nuclear reactors caused by these occurrences.

And sadly, the most recent disaster has fallen on one of the most impoverished states in the United States.

Pleasant Grove, Alabama April 28, 2011

On the evening of April 27. 2011, the southern states of Mississippi. Alabama, and Georgia were hit with a series of deadly tornadoes which have left over 300 dead and thousands homeless. Within minutes, everything these people have ever known was wiped out.

Having lived in ‘Tornado Alley’ my entire life, I’ve seen quite a few twisters, but nothing ever to this degree. The insane power this monster of destruction has is an amazing yet horrible thing to witness and watch. It almost looks like it’s alive and picking up everything in it’s path.

Tuscaloosa, AL WBMA-TV newsroom skycam April 27, 2011

I know I have my theories and thoughts about this, but ‘naturally’ you can see how this just doesn’t seem natural. That tornado alone had to be at least 2 miles wide across the top. I’m no meteorologist, but it seems to me that’s almost cyclone and hurricane size.

Pleasant Grove, AL homeowner April 28, 2011

But, hey, THAT’S JUST MY OPINION.

 

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