Thursday, February 19, 2015

MONUMENTAL EARTH CHANGES: Ice Age Now - Niagara Falls Has Frozen Over As Extreme Winter Weather Continues Across North American East Coast, And It Is Going To Get Even Colder! [STUNNING PHOTOS+VIDEO]

Niagara Falls has frozen over due to temperatures which dropped to 16F on Wednesday

February 19, 2015 -  NIAGARA FALLS, NORTH AMERICA
- Extreme winter weather has been causing problems for millions across the East Coast, but it has also made for some beautiful sights.

Among those beautiful sights is Niagara Falls, which has now frozen over due to temperatures which dropped to 16F on Wednesday.

And it looks like the popular tourist destination may stay frozen, as temperatures are expected to drop even lower come Thursday.

The popular tourist destination will stay frozen for some time because temperatures are expected to drop even more come Thursday
The popular tourist destination will stay frozen for some time because temperatures are expected to drop even more come Thursday

Yet another arctic blast is set to strike the central and eastern United States on Wednesday evening, bringing sub-zero temperatures to many parts

Almost the entire East Coast, including parts of Florida, will reach below freezing temperatures on Thursday night

Visitors view Niagara Falls in sub freezing temperatures


'The attention the Falls is receiving is bringing a crowd to view them in their majestic, winter splendor!' Michelle Blackley, communications & community relations manager for the Falls, told USA Today.

Yet another arctic blast is set to strike the central and eastern United States on Wednesday evening, bringing sub-zero temperatures to many parts.

Things are going to get even colder.


In fact, almost the entire East Coast, including parts of Florida, will reach below freezing temperatures on Thursday night.

In New York City, temperatures will stay in the teens all day Thursday and by nightfall will be in the single digits and possibly even below 0, making it the coldest it has gotten in the city during this already brutal winter.


WATCH: Niagara Falls freezes over.




The cold weather will also bring with it high winds, this time some reaching 40 mph in areas.

This as Boston continues to be hit harder than any city in the country, though many seem to have a sense of humor about the situation and have taken to social media to post amusing photos and videos.

Meanwhile, the effects of the winter storm that hit the South on Monday are still being felt by the 330,000 people without power in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

The storm system left more than a foot of snow in parts of the South, while an accompanying ice storm caused a number of fatal road accidents.

There were three traffic deaths in Tennessee, two in Virginia, one in North Carolina, one in Indiana and one in Kansas - all blamed on the storm, The Weather Channel reported.

All government offices in Washington DC were closed on Tuesday due to the dangerous blend of snow and ice that has made travel increasingly difficult.

Coleman, Kentucky, is believed to have been the worst hit, with 18 inches of snowfall.

- Daily Mail.



GLOBAL VOLCANISM: "Volcano Of Fire" - Colima's Violent Volcanic Eruption In Mexico Captured On Film!

© YouTube/webcamsdemexico

February 19, 2015 - MEXICO
- Mexico's Colima volcano is playing to the camera. Known locally as the Volcán Fuego or Volcano of Fire, Colima's recent activity is being captured on video and time-lapse photography as well as during monitoring flights around the area.

WATCH: Eruption of lava at Colima volcano.





The latest blast, featured in this BBC clip, shows a huge ash column climbing over a mile into the sky. Blankets of ash covered villages as much as 15 miles away, but there was no structural damage.

One of the most dangerous volcanoes in the region

Colima is one of the most active and potentially dangerous volcanoes in Central America. Located on Mexico's west coast in the Mexican Volcanic Belt, the volcano has been a magnet for geologists and volcanologists because of its regular eruptions.

Records dating back to the sixteenth century show that there have been more than 30 periods of eruptions since 1585, including a violent explosion in 1919 and several major events in the late 1990s.

After large eruptions in 2013 and 2014, Webcams De Mexico set up cameras to capture the action. Concentrated scientific studies of Colima's activity have been ongoing for over 20 years.

A history of violence


The Colima volcanic complex is made up of two main systems - Nevado de Colima to the north and the smaller Volcán de Colima to the south.

Volcán de Colima is a relatively young stratovolcano with a caldera more than two miles wide. There have been several major slope breaches and failures over the years, often accompanied by large debris avalanches. These breaches created thick layers of debris-avalanche deposits on the slopes of the volcanic complex.

Colima's ancient past is even scarier. Back in the late Pleistocene era, there was a huge landslide at the site. Millions of tons of debris travelled up to 80 miles, far enough to reach the Pacific Ocean. A vast area was covered in landslide deposits.

With around 300,000 people living within 25 miles of the volcano, Colima remains a constant danger to the local population. There have been frequent temporary evacuations of nearby villagers in recent years due to threatening volcanic activity.

The official line is that the volcano presents little risk to the population, but that won't be much consolation to those living beneath the fiery mountain. - Red Orbit.