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When it is sunny outside

It makes me smile for a long while

When the clouds appear

I feel moody and uncertain

When it’s dark and gloomy

It makes me feel gloomy too

When it rains outside

It makes me want to dance in circles as I did when I was a girl

My favorite weather day is a bright, cool, autumn day

With leaves changing color still upon the trees

and fallen leaves scattered about the sidewalk

I love to hear the leaves crunch under foot as I walk on by

The worst weather day is like the one we had today

When your TV sounds the warning bulletin

That there’s a threat of a tornado and everyone must find shelter

I pray until the warning expires

But then it starts to thunder and the lightning crackles across the darkened sky

As if having a sword fight with a worthy opponent

Oh how I long for a clear blue sky

Copyright 2014 Weather© Felina Silver Robinson

A Mini Poem


The weather is dark and gloomy, my hearts racing, my chest is aching, fear takes over, where’s my bravery?

Copyright 2014 Weather© Felina Silver Robinson


Tornado warnings issued for Suffolk, Middlesex, Worcester counties

Tornado near Minot, North Dakota on May 26, 2014 injured several people in an oil workers camp and tore apart numerous trailers, officials said

1. Stirring up forgotten lead: Smelters across US at risk from tornadoes, floods, quakes

2. Water quality tests data shows elevated lead levels in Toronto homes

Thirteen per cent of household water tests conducted in Toronto over the past six years showed unsafe levels of lead.

Mark Haan and his wife Mariela and 10-year-old son Michael live in an East York home with lead water service. They want to replace the old pipes but cannot afford it.

3. Virus experiments risk unleashing global pandemic, study warns

Benefits of scientific testing in the area are outweighed by risks of pathogenic strains spreading round world, say researchers

Dr. Terrence Tumpey examines specimens of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus in the US

Scientists examine specimens of the 1918 pandemic influenza virus in the US. Photograph: Reuters


Rio 2016 Olympics: Sailors warned over sewage-infested waters, dog carcasses and even ‘human corpses’ in Guanabara Bay

 Five years after Brazil won its Olympic bid, athletes have condemned the site of the Olympic sailing and windsurfing events as a ‘dump’

5. Hungry for a helping of test tube meat? Maybe you should be

Cultured meat

Lab-cultured meat, raised from stem cells, may provide the world with a plentiful, ecologically beneficial and humane source of protein, scientists say. (Krista Simmons / For The Times)

6. Probe finds scant oversight of chemical plants

7. Charismatic Minifauna

Will We Still Have Fruit if Bees Die Off?

Whole Foods Market produce department without items dependent on pollinator populations. (PRNewsFoto/Whole Foods Market)

8. In Utah Boom Town, a Spike in Infant Deaths Raises Questions


9. I Don’t Want To Be Right


10. Tons of drowned livestock pose health threat in flood-hit Balkans; army decontaminates areas

The Associated Press

11. Timely cleanup unlikely at state’s hazardous waste sites

Thousands of waste sites have slim chance of cleanup

12. N.C. panel OKs criminalizing disclosure of chemicals in fracking

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Man and woman examine twisted wreckage of Glass Masters in Richland, Miss., shortly after it was destroyed by a tornado late on April 28, 2014

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Several states slammed with large hail, heavy rain that prompted handful of water rescues

Lightning rips through the night sky April 3, 2014, behind a replica Eiffel Tower in Paris, Texas, as a severe thunderstorm moved through the southern part of Lamar County, bringing high winds, rain and hail.

Students taking class in rented space

In this Wednesday, June 1, 2011 mobile phone photo provided by Michelle Gilbert and seen from a bus traveling north-bound on Interstate Route 91, in Springfield, Mass., a funnel cloud touches the ground in Springfield, Mass.

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Federal and Springfield officials say an agreement has been reached to fund the replacement of a parochial school badly damaged by a tornado more than two years ago.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Neighbors of Cathedral High School and St. Michael’s Academy have expressed impatience about the future of the property, saying it has become an eyesore.

FEMA will provide 75 percent of an estimated $29.4 million needed to demolish existing facilities and build new ones. FEMA will also provide some of the estimated $9 million needed for temporary facilities, emergency site safety and other costs.

The federal money is in addition to nearly $60 million in insurance money the Diocese of Springfield received after the tornado.

Students are currently taking classes in rented space.

The northern plains and the Midwest are getting ice and heavy snow and  68 million are in the path of the storm. Meteorologist Mike Bettes reports.

By Daniella Silva, NBC News

At least two people were killed in wild weather Saturday, as freezing rain, snow, ice and tornadoes wreaked havoc for millions of holiday travelers from the Louisiana Gulf Coast to eastern Canada.

“This is a particularly strong storm with very warm, near record-breaking temperatures in the East and very cold air in the Midwest, and that contrast is the sort of conditions that are favorable for not only winter weather but also tornadoes,” National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Danaher in College Park, Md., told Reuters.

In Mississippi, two people were reported killed Saturday when strong winds swept through areas south of Memphis, the state emergency management agency said. In Coahoma County, a 43-year-old man died when winds flipped his mobile home and pinned him against a tree, NBC station WMC of Memphis reported. Another man was killed when his car hit a fallen tree in Jasper County, and a woman in the car was badly injured, The Associated Press reported.

Northwest of Coahoma in eastern Arkansas, a suspected tornado injured several people and damaged homes near the town of Hughes in eastern Arkansas, dispatcher Lynn Morgan of the Saint Francis County Sheriff’s Office told Reuters.

Another suspected twister near Dermott in southeast Arkansas, damaged homes and blew four semi-trucks off a highway, said National Weather Service meteorologist David Cox in Jackson, Miss.

“We are thinking it was a tornado,” Cox told Reuters. “We had quite a bit of rotation and quite a bit of damage.”

More than 80,000 people in Arkansas without power on Saturday afternoon, according to utility company outage reports.

An 83-mph wind gust was reported in Hopkinsville, KentuckyThe Weather Channel reported on Twitter. A highway in the Okolona area of Louisville was closed after power lines fell onto a car dealership and nine vehicles caught fire, NBC station WAVE of Louisville reported.

High winds were also reported late Saturday in Nashville.


Intense thunderstorms sweep across Midwest


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