Ice jams cause flooding in Northeast as more cold and snow loom

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Winter weather conditions continue to plague the Northeast.The combination of melting snow, mild temperatures, and heavy rain have caused numerous ice jams to form in several Northeast states, including Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Vermont and Massachusetts. The ice jams have caused some evacuations in areas near rising creeks and rivers. The ice jams are also responsible for shutting down parts of roadways.Despite much colder temperatures than the end of last week, the threat of ice jam-related flooding will remain on Sunday across much of the Northeast. Runoff from heavy rain in area waterways, combined with chunks of ice will continue to cause water levels to change. Some parts of the region have flood watches and advisories through Sunday. Some waterways began to refreeze on Sunday.Some parts of the Northeast quickly dropped in temperature on Saturday and most locations were 30 to 50 degrees colder than they were compared to Friday. This latest cold blast extends all the way to the Southeast coast.A weak disturbance moved Sunday morning through parts of the Central Plains, including Kansas and Missouri. Accumulations are expected to be light with only a couple of inches expected, but slick roads will be likely through the day on Sunday. The disturbance will dissipate as it moves south and east this morning.Another Arctic front is moving in from Southern Canada and will bring another punch of colder air and light snow to the central U.S. Light snow will be possible all the way from the Dakotas and Minnesota by Sunday tonight, and to the central Plains and Midwest by Monday Morning. Behind it, another intense blast of cold air will move in with wind chills heading into minus 20s and minus 30s in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest by Monday morning.By late Monday and early Tuesday, the light snow will reach the Ohio and Tennessee valley, as well as parts of northern Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Concern is growing for a more notable wintry mix event through much of Central and Southern Texas by Tuesday. The snow and wintry mix could hamper travel in the region on Tuesday. The cold air will surge southward and bring wind chills to near zero for parts of the southern Plains.Despite plenty of cold air, the fast moving nature of the front and the limited moisture will hold accumulations to only a couple of inches at best over the next few days. Locally enhanced accumulations over 2 inches will be possible in parts of the Great Lakes, as well as parts of eastern Kansas and western Missouri.Snow along the front will also reach the east coast by late Tuesday and Wednesday, with a possible new storm developing near the coast line during this time frame.There is a possibility that at least part of this new, more organized storm will affect some portion of the East Coast during this time frame. At this point, there isn’t a clear signal to determine the magnitude of the impacts to the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. It appear, however, that there is at least some potential for some snow during this time frame. However, at this time, it is too early to determine the exact track of this new system, and therefore it remains unclear the magnitude the system could have on the Northeast.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

Mike Mussina elected to Baseball Hall-of-Fame

first_imgIn an expected move Tuesday evening, former Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Mike Mussina was voted into the baseball Hall-of-Fame.The question now becomes, “will he go in wearing an Orioles hat?” If the answer is yes, he will join Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer, Earl Weaver, Eddie Murray and Cal Ripken Jr. in being inducted as an Oriole.The official Orioles press release is below:MIKE MUSSINA ELECTED TO THENATIONAL BASEBALL HALL OF FAMEMIKE MUSSINA was tonight announced as the 23rdplayer, coach, or front office executive with modern-day ties to the Baltimore Orioles to be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.Mussina, 50, played 18 Major League seasons from 1991-2008, including his first 10 seasons with the Orioles. He currently holds the best all-time winning percentage by a qualifying Orioles pitcher with a minimum of 140 decisions (.645), and ranks among the club’s all-time leaders in strikeouts (second, 1,535); wins (third, 147); ERA (fifth, 3.53); starts (fifth, 288); innings pitched (sixth, 2009.2); shutouts (eighth, 15); and complete games (10th, 45).A five-time American League All-Star (all with Baltimore), Mussina won seven Gold Gloves, including four with the Orioles, and finished inside the top six of Cy Young Award voting nine times, seven with Baltimore. As a member of the Orioles, Mussina led the American League with a .783 winning percentage (18-5) in 1992; wins (19); shutouts (four); and walks per 9.0 innings (2.03) in 1995; games started (36) in 1996; and innings pitched (237.2) in 2000. He tossed three one-hitters with the Orioles and struck out 15 batters in a game twice. In six career postseason starts with the Orioles, Mussina went 2-1 with a 2.53 ERA (12 ER/42.2 IP). He was inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 2012.Mussina ranks 20th all-time in Major League history with 2,813 strikeouts, tied for 32nd in wins (270), 33rd with a .638 winning percentage (270-153), and 34th in games started (536). Mussina, a Williamsport, Pa. native, was originally selected by the Orioles in the first round (No. 20 overall) of the 1990 First-Year Player Draft out of Stanford University.Mussina will be formally inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame during the ceremonies in Cooperstown, N.Y. on Sunday, July 21, at 1:30 p.m. ET.Six Orioles have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame with an official plaque depicting them in an Orioles uniform, including FRANK ROBINSON (elected in 1982), BROOKS ROBINSON (1983), JIM PALMER (1990), EARL WEAVER (1996), EDDIE MURRAY (2003), and CAL RIPKEN, JR. (2007).Mussina joins HAROLD BAINES and LEE SMITH as 2019 inductees to have played for the Orioles. Baines played parts of seven seasons (1993-95 and 1997-2000) with the Orioles, batting .301/.379/.502 (638-for-2121) with 99 doubles, 107 home runs, 304 runs, and 378 RBI over 666 games. In 2,830 career Major League games, he hit .289/.356/.465 with 2,866 hits, 488 doubles, 49 triples, 384 home runs, 1,299 runs, and 1,628 RBI. Smith pitched one season (1994) for the Orioles, going 1-4 with a 3.29 ERA (14 ER/38.1 IP) and a Major League leading 33 saves in 41 appearances, while being named an All-Star. In 1,022 career appearances, he went 71-92 with a 3.03 ERA (434 ER/1289.1 IP), 1,251 strikeouts, and 478 saves. He retired as baseball’s all-time leader in saves, and currently ranks third all-time.Other Hall of Famers with modern-day Orioles ties include ROBIN ROBERTS (1976), GEORGE KELL (1983), LUIS APARICIO (1984), HOYT WILHELM (1985), REGGIE JACKSON (1993), ROBERTO ALOMAR (2011), TIM RAINES, SR. (2017), VLADIMIR GUERRERO (2018), JIM THOME (2018), HAROLD BAINES (2019), and LEE SMITH (2019), managers DICK WILLIAMS (2008) and WHITEY HERZOG (2010), and executives LEE MacPHAIL (1998), PAT GILLICK (2011), and JOHN SCHUERHOLZ (2017).Sixteen others to have played or managed for the Orioles in the early days of Baltimore’s rich baseball heritage are also enshrined in the Hall of Fame including FRANK “HOME RUN” BAKER, CHARLES “CHIEF” BENDER, ROGER BRESNAHAN, DAN BROUTHERS, WILLIAM “CANDY” CUMMINGS, ROBERT “LEFTY” GROVE, EDWARD “NED” HANLON, ROGERS HORNSBY, HUGHIE JENNINGS, WEE WILLIE KEELER, JOE KELLEY, RUBE MARQUARD, JOE “IRON MAN” McGINNITY, JOHN McGRAW, WILBERT ROBINSON, andGEORGE HERMAN “BABE” RUTH.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Donegal’s men’s and ladies Ulster champions stars of the show at annual banquet

first_imgDONEGAL’S Ulster champions – both men’s and ladies – were presented with their provincial medals at tonight’s Donegal GAA Annual Banquet at the Abbey Hotel in Donegal Town.It was the first time to respective boards – CLG Dhun na nGall and and Ladies County Board – joined together for an awards night – a facet that was acknowledged by Donegal county board chairman, Mick McGrath.Declan Bonner’s men overcame Cavan to win the title for the second year on the spin and Maxi Curran led the ladies to their third crown in succession and fourth in five seasons since making the breakthrough in 2015. The men who presented with their medals – both Ulster an Allianz League Division 2 –  by Michael Geoghegan, Cisteoir, Comhairle Uladh, with the ladies getting their’s from Hugh Devenney, Leas Uachtarain, Comhairle Uladh, with an address following from County Ladies Cathaoirleach Seamus Harron.Michael Murphy from Glenswilly was named as Senior Footballer of the Year, with Geraldine McLaughlin of Termon winning the ladies award.Ciaran Thompson of Naomh Conaill was named as the winner of Gradam Shéamuis Mhic Géidigh, in memory of the broadcaster who died in 2016, for the best player in the Donegal SFC. Thompson follows in the footsteps of Michael Murphy, Mark McHugh and Odhran MacNiallais.Other award winners were:Club Gaeltachta: Naomh ColumbaNon-Gaeltachta Club: Letterkenny Gaels Advertisement Services to Culture Award: Eoghan Mac Giolla BhrighdeSenior Club of the Year: Naomh ConaillIntermediate Club of the Year: St Naul’sJunior Club of the Year: Buncrana Grounds Award: CarndonaghServices to Refereeing: Hugo Wallace (Burt)Handballer of the Year: Odhran McGlynn (Glenfin)Senior Hurler of the Year: Jack O’Loughlin (Buncrana)Overseas/Appreciation Award: Paddy McDevitt (Donegal Boston)Lifetime Achievement Award: Malachy McCann (Buncrana)The evening was hosted by Damien Ó Dónaill of RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, who stepped into take the place of Charlie Collins of Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub, who had a prior arrangement hosting a fundraiser for the late Manus Kelly in Letterkenny. Advertisement Ó Dónaill recalled the tragic day when Kelly lost his life on the final day of the Donegal International Rally, the news filtered throughout St Tiernach’s Park in Clones ahead of the Ulster SFC final. “A couple of weeks later,” Ó Dónaill added, “Manus’s young son Charlie was playing at half-time in the Donegal v Meath match in the super Eights at the the start of the second half the Donegal team, led by Michael Murphy, came out past and Michael gave young Charlie the thumbs up.”Meanwhile, tributes were paid to two members of the 2012 All-Ireland winning panel who retired recently – Frank McGlynn of Glenfin and Naomh Brid’s David Walsh.   Donegal’s men’s and ladies Ulster champions stars of the show at annual banquet was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2019 Donegal GAA Banquetciaran thompsongeraldine mclaughlinMichael Murphylast_img read more