• DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.638
    -0.014
    -0.8%
  • DATVF.CHIATL
    1.963
    0.087
    4.6%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
    0.897
    -0.106
    -10.6%
  • DATVF.LAXDAL
    1.549
    -0.024
    -1.5%
  • DATVF.SEALAX
    0.976
    0.052
    5.6%
  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    0.939
    0.039
    4.3%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
    2.034
    -0.050
    -2.4%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.513
    0.037
    2.5%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.414
    -0.009
    -0.6%
  • DATVF.VSU
    1.223
    -0.065
    -5%
  • DATVF.VWU
    1.505
    0.001
    0.1%
  • ITVI.USA
    10,157.610
    34.840
    0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    4.860
    -0.020
    -0.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    10,152.020
    35.380
    0.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.400
    -0.020
    -0.8%
  • WAIT.USA
    150.000
    0.000
    0%
  • DATVF.ATLPHL
    1.638
    -0.014
    -0.8%
  • DATVF.CHIATL
    1.963
    0.087
    4.6%
  • DATVF.DALLAX
    0.897
    -0.106
    -10.6%
  • DATVF.LAXDAL
    1.549
    -0.024
    -1.5%
  • DATVF.SEALAX
    0.976
    0.052
    5.6%
  • DATVF.PHLCHI
    0.939
    0.039
    4.3%
  • DATVF.LAXSEA
    2.034
    -0.050
    -2.4%
  • DATVF.VEU
    1.513
    0.037
    2.5%
  • DATVF.VNU
    1.414
    -0.009
    -0.6%
  • DATVF.VSU
    1.223
    -0.065
    -5%
  • DATVF.VWU
    1.505
    0.001
    0.1%
  • ITVI.USA
    10,157.610
    34.840
    0.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    4.860
    -0.020
    -0.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    10,152.020
    35.380
    0.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.400
    -0.020
    -0.8%
  • WAIT.USA
    150.000
    0.000
    0%
Weather

California aftershocks, Barbara getting weaker

Hope everyone had a pleasant Independence Day and has had a great week! These are the three things you need to know for today, as far as weather and other natural events.

Shaky ground: A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked parts of southern California on Independence Day, followed by dozens of aftershocks, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones, California’s foremost earthquake expert, told the Los Angeles Times yesterday that aftershocks will continue to rumble through Kern County, and there’s about a 5% chance that the area hit by the July 4 temblor will have a bigger earthquake in the next few days.

The epicenter was about 125 miles from the port of Los Angeles. It remains to be seen how ocean carriers will react to something like this. If they’re delayed getting unloaded, this could cause some serious congestion at Los Angeles and other ports in southern California.

FreightWaves SONAR: Critical Events: California earthquake from July 4, 2019.

Barbara losing steam: Hurricane Barbara is still spinning over the Pacific. Once a Category 4 storm with sustained winds of 155 mph, it has deflated to a Category 1 with winds of 80 mph. The good news for ocean shippers and people in Hawaii: Barbara is forecast to collapse even more as it moves into cooler waters and a region of strong wind shear that will further tear it apart. However, the storm could still drop heavy rain and 40-mph wind gusts on the main island of Hawaii early next week.

FreightWaves SONAR Critical Events: Hurricane Barbara as of 5:00 a.m. EDT on July 5, 2019.

Another round of severe storms: It will be warm and humid enough to get scattered thunderstorms popping up from coast to coast, but the vast majority of them will be along and east of the Rockies. A particular focus for severe storms will likely be near the Cheyenne, Wyoming and Denver, Colorado metro areas into Kansas. These areas stand the best odds of getting hit with intense straight-line winds, large hail and/or torrential downpours. An isolated tornado is possible, too. Drivers may be delayed by roadblocks due to localized flash flooding on the I-25, I-70 and I-80 corridors.

FreightWaves SONAR Critical Events: Severe thunderstorm risk area(s) for July 5, 2019.

Have a great day, and stay safe out there!

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Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist

In his 17 years of weather forecasting experience, Nick worked on air at WBBJ-TV and WRCB-TV, including time spent doing weather analysis and field reporting. He received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Florida State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Nick is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. As a member of the weather team at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee, Nick was nominated for a Mid-South Emmy for live coverage of a major tornado outbreak in 2008. As part of the weather team at WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nick shared the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of the Best award for “Best Weather Team” for eight consecutive years. Nick earned his National Weather Association Broadcasting Seal in 2005.

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