Warm December

first_imgA National Weather Service cooperative observer in Helen reported 101.42 inches of rain, the third-highest annual total ever recorded at an official NWS co-op site. A nearby observer at Sautee reported 98.58 inches, the fifth-highest annual total ever reported for Georgia. These amounts, as well as records seen at other stations in Georgia, are still being verified and will be discussed in the annual summary released later this month. Isolated wind damage was reported on Dec. 5 and Dec.14. Two Cobb County house fires were linked to lightning damage on Dec. 22. Despite its warm start, wide variations in winter weather are expected to continue for the rest of the season due to the absence of El Nino or La Nina conditions in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Neutral conditions are expected to continue through at least August. Gardeners should note that neutral winters and springs bring an increased chance of a late frost. December was warm and wet across most of Georgia, a change from the cold and dry conditions that dominated November. Warm daytime high temperatures and higher than normal nighttime lows broke records. Surges of warm air from the Southwest kept the state warmer than normal. Some of the warmest temperatures occurred overnight, as strong winds brought record-setting temperatures to much of the state. On Dec. 5, observers at several National Weather Service stations saw record-breaking temperatures in Atlanta, Athens, Columbus and Savannah. Temperatures in Alma and Augusta tied historical record highs on Dec. 6 as a wave of warm air continued to move east. On Dec. 22, another stream of warm air moved into the state and broke records. In Savannah, the daytime temperature hit 83 degrees — breaking the city’s all-time, record-high temperature for December, which was set two weeks earlier on Dec. 6. Records for high nighttime lows were also set on Dec. 6 in Atlanta, Athens and Columbus, and in Savannah, Augusta and Alma on Dec. 22. In Atlanta, the monthly average temperature was 48.1 degrees (2.8 degrees above normal); in Athens it was 47.6 degrees (2.2 above normal); in Columbus it was 51.5 degrees (2.4 above normal); in Macon it was 50.4 degrees (2.4 above normal); in Savannah it was 57.3 degrees (5.6 above normal); in Brunswick it was 57.9 degrees (3.8 above normal); in Alma it was 56.5 degrees (3.9 above normal); and in Augusta it was 50.3 degrees (3.1 above normal). The highest monthly total precipitation reported by an National Weather Service observer was 9.04 inches in Macon (5 inches above normal) and the lowest was in Brunswick with 1.88 inches (0.76 inches below normal). Atlanta received 7.8 inches (3.9 inches above normal); Athens received 7.62 inches (3.89 above normal); Savannah received 2.38 inches (0.57 below normal); Augusta received 6.9 inches (3.51 above normal); Columbus received 8.87 inches (4.6 above normal); and Alma received 2.83 inches (0.46 below normal). Atlanta observers reported a record-high daily rainfall total on Dec. 22 of 3.12 inches. This surpassed the daily record of 1.78 inches set in 1907. The highest, single-day rainfall from Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Networks stations was 5.88 inches, recorded near McDonough in Henry County on Dec. 23. Another observer, near Woolsey in Fayette County, reported 5.6 inches on the same date. The highest monthly total rainfall recorded by a CoCoRaHS observer was 14.01 inches west of Clayton in Rabun County, followed by 13.3 inches measured near Cedartown in Polk County. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers noted this was the wettest December in the Thurmond Dam sub-basin since records began in 1948. Reservoir levels rose rapidly during the month as rainfall continued across the basin. This put reservoir levels above the summer full-pool levels and into flood storage. Some recreation areas, including boat ramps and fishing piers on J. Strom Thurmond Lake, were temporarily closed due to the impact of the high water levels. December’s wet weather helped set annual precipitation records for 2013 – already one of the wettest on record. Macon broke its all-time yearly record with 72.91 inches in 2013 – 27.23 inches above normal. This is more than double the 32.41 inches the area received in 2012. last_img read more

La Administración Wolf da a conocer preguntas frecuentes actualizadas para la recreación, los campamentos y las piscinas de verano

first_imgLa Administración Wolf da a conocer preguntas frecuentes actualizadas para la recreación, los campamentos y las piscinas de verano Español,  Press Release,  Public Health En el día de la fecha, la Administración Wolf dio a conocer las preguntas frecuentes actualizadas (FAQ) sobre la recreación, los campamentos y las piscinas de verano. Las preguntas frecuentes originales se anunciaron el 22 de mayo para cubrir los campamentos y la recreación de verano. Las nuevas preguntas frecuentes las modifican y también suman información acerca de los grupos.“A medida que aprendemos más sobre la importancia del uso de máscaras y escuchamos las preguntas de los proveedores y los padres, actualizamos las preguntas frecuentes para que todas las personas involucradas en estos programas de verano comprendan la manera en que pueden operar”, dijo el Gobernador Tom Wolf. “Esperamos que esta guía actualizada ayude a todas las personas que participan en los programas de cuidado y recreación infantil en verano y que elimine parte del estrés y la preocupación asociados a la pandemia de COVID-19 y la manera en que afecta nuestras vidas cotidianas”.La guía se actualizó para reflejar la orden de la Secretaria del Departamento de Salud que exige el uso universal de máscaras. Las secciones nuevas de todas las preguntas frecuentes aparecen en texto rojo. También hay Preguntas frecuentes sobre la orden que exige el uso universal de máscaras que aportan más información al respecto.Los aspectos más destacados de las preguntas frecuentes revisadas sobre la recreación, los campamentos y las piscinas de verano incluyen:Con respecto a los deportes juveniles: Los entrenadores, atletas y espectadores deben usar máscaras a menos que estén al aire libre y puedan mantener un distanciamiento social constante de al menos seis pies. Los atletas no están obligados a usar máscaras mientras participan activamente en entrenamientos y competencias que impiden el uso de máscaras, pero deben usarlas cuando están en los laterales, en el banco, etc. y en todo momento que no sea posible mantener un distanciamiento social de seis pies.Con respecto al funcionamiento de los programas de verano: Si un programa de verano no tiene un sitio de Internet disponible al público, deben usarse medios alternativos para comunicar el plan de salud y seguridad a los padres y cuidadores, como enviar el plan por correo a todos las personas registradas o tener información escrita disponible en los lugares de entrada y salida.Con respecto a las máscaras para el personal y los participantes en los programas de verano para jóvenes: Todo el personal debe usar máscaras durante las operaciones de cuidado infantil y del programa de verano a menos que se ajusten a una de las excepciones incluidas en la Sección 3 de la Orden que exige el uso universal de máscaras de la Secretaria de Salud. Los programas de verano y el personal deben consultar la guía del Departamento de Salud sobre las máscaras hechas en casa.Las preguntas frecuentes cubren preguntas sobre la manera de priorizar los tiempos de uso de las máscaras, especialmente para los niños más pequeños; el tamaño y la forma adecuada de la máscara, y cómo el hecho de ofrecer a los niños recordatorios frecuentes e información sobre la importancia y el uso adecuado de las máscaras de tela pueden ayudar a abordar estos problemas. Con respecto a las máscaras en las piscinas: Las personas no deben usar máscaras de tela mientras realizan actividades que pueden hacer que la tela se moje, como cuando se nada en la playa o en la piscina. Una máscara de tela húmeda puede dificultar la respiración. Para actividades como la natación, es sumamente importante mantener la distancia física de los demás cuando se está en el agua. Las personas deben usar máscaras mientras están fuera del agua y mantener la distancia social de al menos 6 pies de otras personas que no son parte de su grupo familiar.View this information in English. July 09, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

INDOT avoids full U.S. 52 closure with new plan

first_imgMetamora, In. — Due to public concerns the Indiana Department of Transportation has revised the construction plan for the bridge work on U.S. 52 in Metamora.Engineers and representatives from RAM Construction have developed a plan to use flaggers to avoid completely closing the bridge during construction operations. The original plan called for a 30-day full closure.Workers will place bridge deck overlays on a 4-span bridge on U.S. 52 over the Whitewater River and a 3-span bridge on U.S. 52 over the Whitewater Canal. The overlay prevents moisture intrusion and increase service life and traction.The work will be done in the fall of 2017.last_img read more

State title hopes end with early exit as St. Bernard’s is upset by Mt. Shasta

first_imgEureka >> The St. Bernard’s Crusaders, the No. 3 seed heading into the first round of the NorCal Division 5 Championships on Wednesday, had their dreams of a state title abruptly end by the 14th-seeded Mt. Shasta Bears, 59-52 at St. Bernard’s Academy.“I think the difference was playing defense without fouling,” said an Mt. Shasta head coach Kirk Andrus following his team’s upset win. “It’s very challenging against these guys…when they go to the basket, they are very hard to stop without …last_img read more

Giants activate switch-pitching Venditte, take extra precautions after marathon win

first_imgCINCINNATI — For the first time in more than 20 years, a Giants player hit a game-tying home run with two outs in the ninth before another launched a go-ahead home run in extra innings.Stephen Vogt’s first home run as a Giant tied Friday’s game at 11-11 before Evan Longoria hooked a high fly ball into the left field seats in the 11th in a historic, 12-11 come-from-behind win.Vogt and Longoria became the first Giants players to accomplish the feat since Barry Bonds and Jeff Kent did so in a …last_img read more

Mono for Android Open for Developer Testing

first_imgAccording to project head Miguel de Icaza, “all the embarrassing bugs” have now been fixed, and the platform is available for testing by anyone interested in doing so. On his personal blog, de Icaza noted that the project uses a library profile that is better suited for mobile devices. That means they removed features that are not necessary, he says, like the entire System.Configuration stack, just as Silverlight does.“In addition to bringing the core ECMA VM to Android,” ?wrote de Icaza. “We bound the entire set of Android Dalvik APIs to C# and in the process C#-ified them. This includes using C# properties for metadata (less XML config file messing around), exposing C# events, C# properties, strongly typed generic types where necessary, implicit conversions where needed, using the C# API style, IEnumerable where appropriate (to let you LINQ over your Dalvik, and we turn IIterable into IEnumerables for you).”Mono for Android also offers the following:The same OpenTK library popular among .NET developers on Windows, Linux, iPhone, allowing you to share the same OpenGL logic across platforms.Support for the full JIT (unlike iOS)Templates for C# (but other .NET compilers should work, if they reference MonoDroid’s libraries).Last, but certainly not least, MonoDroid is now supported on Mac OS X. Developers can get started with testing Mono for Android here. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Tags:#Android#mobile#news Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Mono for Android, aka MonoDroid, has just launched its Android preview program. MonoDroid, for those unaware, is a development stack for using C# and core .NET APIs to develop Android-based applications. It will be a commercial product in the future, like Mono for iPhone (“MonoTouch”) is now. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement sarah perezlast_img read more

Anti-NRC shutdown affects life in Assam

first_imgA 12-hour shutdown imposed by the Rashtriya Bajrang Dal against a “faulty National Register of Citizens (NRC)” partially affected normal life in Assam on Friday. The shutdown, however, had no impact in Guwahati and a few other major towns. The police said there were no incidents of violence apart from the blockade of roads by mobs. Some members of the Bajrang Dal and affiliates were detained in eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh for allegedly trying to stop the screening of a newly-released Assamese film.The Assam unit of the Bajrang Dal accused the NRC authorities of deliberately coming out with an erroneous document containing the names of Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants. “NRC State Coordinator Prateek Hajela has legitimised lakhs of such immigrants despite many leaders including former Chief Minister Hiteswar Saikia and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju saying Assam has at least 50 lakh Bangladeshis,” a spokesperson of the unit asserted. It demanded the reupdating of the NRC based on 1951 as the cut-off date, granting of citizenship to the Hindu refugees and their rehabilitation in various States and inclusion of the names of excluded indigenous people in the NRC.Tribunal hurdleSantanu Bharali, legal advisor to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, said the State government was finding it tough to make the 200 new Foreigners’ Tribunals operational as the NRC authorities had not shared district-wise numbers of the excluded people.“The government is ready to start the tribunals, but we are waiting for the data on district-wise exclusions,” he said, adding that the NRC authorities would have to put in place a security regime as in the case of Aadhaar before sharing the data. Leaders of the Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha on Friday met Assam Home Commissioner Ashutosh Agnihotri and requested that the government provide relief to more than 20,000 Gurkha doubtful (D) voters excluded from the final NRC. Along with their dependents, the number of excluded Gurkhas is more than 1 lakh, the organisation said. “The Ministry of Home Affairs in October 2018 said the Gurkhas cannot be tried in Foreigners’ Tribunals,” said community leader Nanda Kirati Dewan. “But members of the community have nevertheless been tried in the tribunals, made D-voters and struck off the NRC. The government has to get out of its complacency and move the court,” he added.last_img read more