Daily Archives: January 27, 2010

Heavy Rains Pound Peru

    Photo: Associated Press Photo: Reuters Five days of heavy rain near Machu Picchu in Peru have caused tremendous mudslides and floods. Around two thousand travelers were stranded when mudslides blocked the railway to the city of Cuzco, which is the only way out of the area and helicopters were sent to help lift […]

Need: Hot Chocolate, Snowblowers, Road Salt

It’s starting right now… A major snow/ice system is advancing eastward with snowfall beginning today in the southern Rockies. Then, as the system combines Pacific mid-level moisture with Gulf of Mexico low-level moisture and cold southward-moving Canadian air, impressive snow and ice accumulations will begin later tonight and Thursday across Texas and Oklahoma; making steady […]

Kittinger: “It’s pushing the outer limits”

Kittinger. Recognize the name? In 1960 USAF Colonel Joseph Kittinger parachuted from an altitude of 102,800ft – and lived to tell the tale. What could possibly cause Kittinger, whose office was literally the outer limits, to state something else will be pushing the outer limits? A new jump, this time by Austrian Felix Baumgartner: A […]