Twin storms moving across US with flooding rain, heavy snow

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — Two storms will move across the country and combine in the East to bring heavy snow and rain from the Rockies to the East Coast.Already yesterday, Phoenix had the rainiest day since October 2018 when they got more than 1 inch of rain. Several MLB practice games had to be cancelled or delayed yesterday in Phoenix, Arizona due to the record daily rainfall.In northern Arizona and New Mexico, up to 15 inches of snow fell and is still snowing.As these storms move east, 13 states from Washington to Arizona and east to Missouri are under flood and snow alerts.This morning these storms are moving through the West with one bringing heavy snow and rain to the Pacific Northwest and the other one in the Four Corners region of the southern Rockies.Snow is also expected in Denver today but the heaviest will be just to the south and west of the city.By Monday morning, the southern storm moves into the Plains and should bring heavy rain to the area where Flood Watches have been posted. Rain will also move into the very saturated south from Texas to Georgia where many rivers are still in flooding.The northern storm is expected to move through the northern Rockies and into the northern Plains with heavy snow.On Tuesday morning, however, these storms will begin to combine into one in the Midwest, bringing a hit of heavy snow to the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes and possibly Chicago.To the South, heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected in the water logged states from Mississippi to the Carolinas!Take a look at the snowfall forecast in the Rockies and the Upper Midwest and the Great Lakes, some areas could see more than a half a foot.The rain will be the heaviest from Kansas to South Carolina where some areas could see more than 2 inches of rain with some possible flooding.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Dale Earnhardt Jr. will drive Brickyard 400 pace car

first_imgThe Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard kicks off at 2 p.m. ET, Sept. 10 — the last chance for drivers to make the field of 16 for the NASCAR Playoffs.RELATED: Driver points standings and playoff standings“I am honored that Chevrolet asked me to drive the Camaro ZL1 Pace Car in one of the biggest races of the year,” Earnhardt said in a release from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “The fan in me was already looking forward to this event. It’s a big race. There is a lot at stake since it’s the final chance for the teams and drivers to make the Playoffs. So, I hope to do a good job leading the field to the green flag, but I can promise you I’ll soak in every minute and enjoy the Brickyard in a way I never have before.”Now an analyst for NBC Sports, Dale Jr. made his final start at the Brickyard as a full-time driver July 23, 2017. He crashed out, finishing 36th. In 17 starts at Indianapolis, Junior had one top 5, five top 10s and an average finish of 19.8. The final race before the 2018 NASCAR Playoffs kick off is special at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this year, and it has a special pace car driver, too: Dale Earnhardt Jr.last_img read more

Osman Swati knew how to leave a room

first_img Lewis, who has threatened court action in clinging to the last vestiges of his political weight, spent his final council meeting dividing the room.He blamed the former city manager for the destruction of heavy equipment during the 2017 flood. He fumed aloud that there was no storm plan now. He lamented the state of the city, suggesting it might never recover. He offered a cryptic comment about Port Arthur going “to Section 8” and accused the mayor of not doing his own job or knowing how to do it.The last of these caused the affable mayor, Derrick Freeman, to not only bristle — that was uncharacteristic — but also fire back. That was a bad moment for Lewis.Freeman recounted in detail that as the city was drowning in 60 inches of rain last August, council members were to meet in an emergency session at City Hall. There, Lewis pitched this single idea as the city sank underwater: Diverting $30,000 of Port Arthur’s public treasure to The Breeze, run by Lewis’ friend, for radio programming. Osman Swati knew how to leave a room.Port Arthur’s District 6 representative served but a single City Council term — his seat was eliminated by voter choice — but he lent grace, reason and humility that this governing body sorely needed and — shouldn’t we concede this? — some dash. Ironically, Swati left public service the same night as Willie “Bae” Lewis, a 23-year councilman whose seat was also eliminated by voter decision.While Swati left public life reading from an elegant farewell letter, Lewis left with his fingernails scraping his own chair bottom. Like the last toddler in the toy store at lights out, he simply refused to go.Swati thanked God and the voters for the privilege of serving, humbly extended apologies for anyone he might have offended, offered a heartfelt paean to democracy and praised devoted city workers, staff and his own colleagues for all they do for this beleaguered city. He provided the class in the room.center_img “The only thing you were worried about was that $30,000,” Freeman recalled, staring straight at Lewis.We might have hoped for a better farewell for Lewis, at least on his last night as a council member. He never provided leadership but he usually brought the entertainment.Swati’s farewell letter contained these words, and Port Arthur citizens might take them in more than one way: “This council is a direct product of your vote.” In some cases, it’s a direct product of not voting in Port Arthur, where casting a ballot is rare.Choosing not to vote is a choice in itself: You still bear consequences. On this night, those consequences were stark:One guy knew how to leave a room. The other guy was Willie Lewis.last_img read more

Lantaran Bisa Bawa Sial, Sejumlah Maskapai Hilangkan Sejumlah Nomor Bangku,Airbus Tidak Rilis Katalog Harga, Ada Apa?

first_imgSumber: Bagi Anda yang sering bepergian dengan menggunakan pesawat, pernahkah Anda iseng memperhatikan baris tempat duduk yang tersedia di dalam kabin? Teruntuk maskapai asing, biasanya ada deret angka yang tidak runut yang diberlakukan oleh pihak maskapai, atau ada juga maskapai yang menghilangkan nomor-nomor tertentu karena beranggapan bahwa angka-angka tersebut sebagai angka sial. Nah, siapa dari Anda yang sudah tahu mengenai hal ini? Atau bahkan baru tahu setelah membaca artikel ini? Yuk kita simak maskapai mana saja yang memberlakukan penomoran unik pada setiap armada yang dioperasikannya.Baca Juga: Jadi Baiknya Sebagai Penumpang Pesawat Duduk di Kursi Mana?Sebagaimana yang dilansir dari laman (4/7/2019), sejumlah maskapai di luar sana seperti Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, Emirates, dan United Airlines menolak untuk menggunakan nomor bangku 13 di dalam kabin mereka dan lebih memilih untuk menghapus nomor tersebut – pada maskapai ini menganggap bahwa 13 sebagai angka sial.Ilustrasi penomoran dari Boeing 777-300 milik Qatar Airways. Sumber: Ketika kebanyakan maskapai memulai penomoran bangku dimulai dengan angka 1, tapi ada juga maskapai yang tidak memulai penghitungan nomor bangku dari angka 1. Sebut saja Boeing747-400 yang dioperasikan oleh AirChina, dimana maskapai ini menomori bangku di baris paling depan di dalam kabinnya dengan angka 11 hingga nomor 14 yang menandakan bahwa itu adalah kelas bisnis. Setelah 14, AirChina akan mulai menomori bangku mereka dengan angka 1, 2, 3 yang merupakan bangku first class, dan menggunakan nomor 31 ke atas untuk menandai bangku kelas ekonomi. Hhmmm, cukup rumit ya penomoran dari AirChina!Ilustrasi penomoran dari maskapai AirChina. Sumber: ada angka 13 yang dianggap ‘keramat’ oleh sebagian maskapai, namun ada juga maskapai lain yang tetap menggunakan angka ini dan tidak menghiraukan soal stigma buruk tentang angka sial ini. Sebagian maskapai yang berasal dari daerah Asia malah enggan menggunakan angka 4 karena menurut kepercayaan mereka, 4 merupakan angka yang dipercaya dapat membawa kesialan.Sebagai contoh, salah satu maskapai yang tidak menggunakan angka 4 pada bangku penumpang di armada mereka adalah Cathay Pacific. Sementara diluar Asia, ada juga Lufthansa yang tidak menggunakan angka 13 dan 17 pada bangku penumpang di armada mereka yang dilatarbelakangi oleh hal yang sama selayaknya maskapai-maskapai yang sudah disebutkan tadi – membawa sial.Baca Juga: Dilema Seat Pitch, Maskapai Tambah Untung Penumpang MeranaTapi tenang saja, kendati penomoran pada bangku-bangku pesawat yang sudah disebutkan di atas ada yang tidak runut atau melompati nomor-nomor tertentu, Anda akan tetap bisa duduk di bangku yang tertera pada tiket Anda dengan cara menunjukkan boarding pass kepada awak kabin ketika proses boarding, dan mereka akan dengan senang hati menunjukkan dimana tempat duduk Anda.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading… RelatedYuk, Cari Tahu Makna Tersembunyi di Balik Nomor Penerbangan18/04/2018In “Domestik”Apa yang Harus Anda Lakukan Jika Didepak dari Penerbangan Akibat Overbooked?04/10/2019In “Bandara”Ini Dia Daftar Maskapai yang Belum Hentikan Penggunaan Boeing 737 MAX 814/03/2019In “Domestik”last_img read more