Monthly archives: November 2011

Nov

30
2011

97 mph! Santa Ana winds knock out power, down trees in LA

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Power outages and downed trees were reported in several regions of Los Angeles County Wednesday night due to strong winds, NBC LA reported. Read more.


Nov

30
2011

Weekly review; November 23-29, 2011

Jodde     Blog     0

Three people have died in Sicily, Italy this week due to mudslides.    While Thailand finally saw some relief, Australia has had a bout of devastating flooding.  The most recent one left over 2000 people stranded and has killed a three-year-old boy.  There was yet more flooding in Scotland, where trains had to be shut down.

The drought in Texas continues to wreak havoc on their economy.  Farmers in those two states lost thousands of Christmas trees.  Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi all received snow this week, which is highly unusual.

Heavy winds, gusting up to 150km/h (90mph) ( in Calgary, Alberta nearly caused the crash of a Lufthansa flight, pushing it far to the left while just feet above the runway.  The same windstorm also forced the closure of the entire downtown core.  Police were called in to block traffic and pedestrians from entering, as it was deemed to be too dangerous.

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Nov

29
2011

South sees a few inches of November snow

Natalie     Weather Events     0

A cold low-pressure system over the South has delivered a rare late-November snow to portions of Tennessee, northeast Arkansas, northern Mississippi and far northwest Alabama. Read more.


Nov

29
2011

Heavy rain causes Scottish flooding

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

An active cold front sweeping across Scotland through the night and this morning has flooded properties and roads across the country and led to the closure of some train lines and the Glasgow underground. Read more.


Nov

29
2011

Lufthansa flight makes dramatic landing in 149km/h Calgary windstorm

Jodde     Damage under $100k, Weather Events     0

CALGARY —Passengers and crew on this Lufthansa flight found out the hard way just how strong Calgary’s windstorm was on Sunday afternoon. The Airbus A340-300 was buffeted by 149km/h gusts while attempting to land at Calgary International Airport. The wild weekend weather in Calgary broke windows, downed power lines and ripped roofs from houses. . .(Read more)


Nov

28
2011

Weather in Serbia Remains Unchanged

Filip     Correspondence, Data, Reports & Findings     0

Weather in Serbia last week was similar to that of previous weeks. The temperatures stayed several degrees below the average for this time of the year, bottoming out at -8.5 °C (16.7 °F). The skies were mostly overcast, with some rain only on Wednesday and Thursday in certain parts of the country. Water levels on the rivers are still extremely low, therefore disrupting the traffic.

Sunday was somewhat different compared to the rest of the week. The temperatures spiked up to 12 °C (54 °F), with clear and sunny skies. According to forecasts, weather will stay that way until the end of this week.

 


Nov

27
2011

Two thousand people stranded by Australian floods

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Floodwaters caused by heavy rain have cut off roads and power isolating more than 2000 people in Australia’s south-eastern state of New South Wales. Read more.


Nov

27
2011

Receding floods reveal crocs lurking in Bangkok

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Murky floodwaters are receding from Bangkok’s inundated outskirts to reveal some scary swamp dwellers who moved in while flooded residents were moving out — including crocodiles and some of the world’s most poisonous snakes. Read more.


Nov

26
2011

Nov. snow nears record depths in Alaska

Natalie     Records, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

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30- inches of snow has fallen in Alaska this month, making this November one for the record books. Read more.


Nov

25
2011

Texas, Oklahoma drought kills thousands of Christmas trees

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

 

In Texas, less than 11 inches of rain fell this year compared to an annual average of almost 24 inches. In Oklahoma, there has been about 18.7 inches of rain this year compared to a long-term average of 30 inches. All trees have been hard-hit by the lack of rain. Read more.