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


first_imgIn welcoming the Deputy First Minister to The Crichton, Dame Barbara Kelly, CCLG Chairman, was delighted to engage CCLG Members in a discussion with the Minister around the importance of the partnership and the strategic priorities for The Crichton going forward and valued the opportunity to report on the achievements of the Group to date.  Dame Barbara Kelly, Chairman of the Crichton Campus Leadership Group said: “The Crichton partners strongly believe that The Crichton, Dumfries and Galloway and the wider South of Scotland has untapped potential to contribute to the Scottish economy and as a group we are committed to addressing the unique needs of the region, our learners and employers and in supporting inclusive growth through continued collaboration. We very much welcomed the visit from the Deputy First Minister to The Crichton this week and hope that he will add his support to our ambitious plans for The Crichton and the South of Scotland.” The Scottish Government backed the establishment of the Crichton Campus Leadership Group in 2013 and with co-operation from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) they launched the Group with representation from the five academic partners; Dumfries and Galloway College, The Open University in Scotland, Scotland’s Rural College, University of Glasgow and University of the West of Scotland.  The Crichton Trust, The Crichton Foundation, Crichton Carbon Centre, Dumfries and Galloway Council, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Scottish Enterprise, Skills Development Scotland and the South of Scotland Economic Partnership are also active members of the Group.  The ambition to put The Crichton on the world map as a Centre for Business Innovation and Collaboration is exciting news for the South of Scotland and should significantly contribute to the economic prosperity and wellbeing of the region.”  In fitting with the theme of the visit, The Deputy First Minister also paid a visit to Criffel View, which is prominently located between the academic campus and The Crichton Business Park, to hear from The Crichton Trust about their plans for developing the building into Crichton Central to create new flexible ways to work and collaborate. It is hoped that Crichton Central will attract new businesses and further enhance the facilities and opportunities for exchanging ideas and knowledge between those in academia and those in business.  The Crichton partners are keen to harness the economic asset of an ageing population and to build an age-friendly, inter-generational, knowledge exchange community where people of all ages can work, innovate, invent, learn, live and contribute physically, economically, socially and culturally for as long as possible.  center_img Building on over 20 years’ experience, the partners discussed their Statement of Ambition and outlined the priorities relating to sustaining and growing equitable and accessible learning opportunities that are responsive to the needs of the rural area.  They clearly identified their plans to increase Higher Education provision in the region and to offer more choice to learners. As well as offering a high-quality educational experience, the Group stressed that in order to ensure the future sustainability and success of The Crichton Campus, all learners must also benefit from an enhanced and vibrant student experience.  Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP during his recent visit to The Crichton. Left to right: Gwilym Gibbons (CEO, The Crichton Trust), Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP, Dame Barbara Kelly (Chairman, CCLG), Dr Ian Macmillan (Chair, The Crichton Trust) and Professor Russel Griggs (Chair, SOSEP) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInCollaboration is key to the ongoing success of The Crichton in Dumfries and this week, Deputy First Minister, John Swinney MSP met with members of the Crichton Campus Leadership Group (CCLG) to discuss the strategic priorities of the partnership.   It was very encouraging during this visit to see academic and business partners working more closely with local agencies and to hear their plans to tailor learning opportunities to meet the specific needs of regional employers. Partners are also committed to enhancing the student experience and increasing research and knowledge exchange activities.   Commenting on the strength of local partnerships, the Deputy First Minister said: “All partners recognise the importance of a collaborative approach to delivering Higher and Further Education across Dumfries and Galloway.  last_img read more

Archie Named GSC Defensive Player of the Week

first_img— –Print Friendly Version BIRMINGHAM, Ala.  –  UWF starting safety Trent Archie was named the Gulf South Conference Defensive Player of the Week by the league office on Monday. Archie has started the last three games and is second on the team with 50 tackles. He has had at least eight stops in the last four games and led the team in the last three contests. His three interceptions are also tied for first in the GSC. UWF has now had seven student-athletes receive a weekly honor from the GSC. Quarterback Kaleb Nobles and wide receiver Anas Hasic have won the offensive award; Marvin Conley won the defensive award last week; Andrew Bogaenko and Austin Peffers won the special teams honor; and running back Tim Bellinger won the freshman of the week plaudit one time.center_img West Florida (4-2, 2-1) returns to action this Saturday, Oct. 15 when it faces Delta State (3-3, 2-2) at Parker Field at McCool Stadium in Cleveland, Miss. The Argos and Statesmen are set to kick off at 2:00 p.m. The game can be heard on WPNN 103.7 FM/790 AM and online at Archie led the defense with eight tackles – including five solos – and collected his team-leading third interception of the season. The redshirt freshman out of Mobile, Ala. picked off a Sharron Wright pass on Mississippi College’s first possession and returned it 52 yards to the 22-yard line, where the Argos six plays later to grab a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter.last_img read more

MLB playoffs 2019: Four storylines to watch in Nationals-Cardinals NLCS

first_img Twitter reacts to Cardinals’ unbelievable 10-run first inning in NLDS Game 5 Three takeaways from Nationals’ win over the Dodgers in NLDS Game 5 No, the Cardinals and Nationals will face off starting Friday and there is plenty to talk about with both of these teams since so much attention was devoted to the two-time defending league champ the Dodgers and the up-and-coming monster that is the Braves.Even if MLB is slightly annoyed its two behemoths won’t be there for the ratings, here are four storylines for the upcoming NLCS. Related News MLB playoffs 2019: Four storylines in the Nationals-Cardinals NLCS1. The pitching matchups are bound to be awesome.While the Astros rotation over in the American League got most of the attention this season — and possibly rightly so — the Nationals’ and Cardinals’ starting pitchers are far from pushovers, and quite honestly the two NLCS teams might have had top-5 rotations this year.The Cardinals are younger, but Jack Flaherty was MLB’s best pitcher in the second half, Miles Mikolas has been great since coming back from Japan, Adam Wainwright is a wily vet and Daniel Hudson is overlooked but solid as well. Then in Washington, the argument could be made its top three are actually better than Houston’s with Max Scherzer at the helm, Stephen Strasburg contending for a Cy Young and Patrick Corbin turning into a lefty workhorse with great strikeout numbers. Anibal Sanchez is pretty darn good too.You could match up any of these four pitchers for both teams with one another and it’s a good game on paper. This could be a great series based off of that.2. The bullpens look like liabilities.As good as these starting staffs are, all we have to tell you about is Cardinals closer Carlos Martinez in Games 1 and 3 of the NLDS against the Braves and the Nats’ Hunter Strickland in Game 1 of the NLDS vs. the Dodgers. And that’s not even bringing up Washington reliever Sean Doolittle’s propensity to give up the long ball and Ryan Helsley’s so-so performance in his limited time in the Braves series.These teams can’t have tons of confidence in their bullpens, and if a team is nursing a one-run lead late in any of these games, that team’s fanbase is bound to get antsy.Will anyone become a true liability and unusable? This isn’t a five-game series in which starters can be used all the time as relievers.Relief pitchers have to pitch and that is a risky proposition for both teams.3. It’s Juan Soto and Anthony Rendon vs. Paul Goldschmidt and Marcell Ozuna.The middle of both teams’ lineups are solid. The Nats’ Anthony Rendon and Cards’ Paul Goldschmidt are two of the best and calmest hitters in baseball and anchor each of their teams’ admirable batting order.Washington’s Juan Soto, 20, is possibly the best young hitter in the game since Miguel Cabrera and St. Louis’ Marcell Ozuna is turning into a playoff-hitting machine.If one particular duo gets hot, it can take over the entire series. But no matter what, all four of these hitters’ at-bats will be must-watch TV.4. And/or it’s Jack Flaherty vs. Stephen Strasburg. Three takeaways from Cardinals’ series-clinching NLDS Game 5 win over Bravescenter_img This isn’t what we thought we would get.Throughout the 2019 MLB season, the Braves and Dodgers were widely accepted as the National League’s two best teams but neither will play in the NL Championship Series. Kurt Suzuki injury update: Nationals catcher (HBP) ‘ready to go’ for NLCS After Jack Flaherty and Stephen Strasburg both pitched Game 5 of their respective Division Series, it looks as if the two could match up against one another in Game 3 and a potential Game 7 and, oh my gosh, we are here for that.Strasburg is 3-2 with a 1.32 ERA in six games (five starts) with 45 strikeouts in 34 career postseason innings. And he was fantastic this season. Flaherty has a shorter postseason resume but struck out 16 in 13 innings while allowing 12 hits and two walks in his starts in the NLDS. He was also absolutely wonderful this year, especially down the stretch.Assuming they match up in Games 3 and 7, the games absolutely have classic pitchers’ duels written all over them.last_img read more