Monthly archives: February 2012

Feb

29
2012

Weekly review: February 21-28, 2012

Jodde     Blog     0

As winter approaches spring in the northern hemisphere, the massive snowfalls that have already brought death and destruction to the Balkan states threatens to cause even more damage in the form of floods.  A total of 9 tornados hit Virginia, South Carolina and Georgia.  Meanwhile, the drought-stricken Texas is seeing some relief, but in much of the state, it is still not enough.  Only if they get the sustained rains and the major rain event that they need will the drought be lifted.

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Feb

29
2012

Calif. walloped as snow falls across northern U.S.

Natalie     Weather Events     0

Late winter storms forced school and road closures from Seattle to upstate New York on Wednesday, but the snow was welcomed in California as it suffers through one of the driest winters in history. Read more.


Feb

28
2012

Rising Temperatures Prompt Flood Fears in Serbia

Filip     Correspondence, Severe Events, Weather Events     1

Last week, Serbia has seen an increase in average daily temperatures, which now stand at around 10 °C (50° F) in most parts of the country. This has sped up further melting of ice and snow accumulated during the cold spell of previous weeks. The snow melt has caused some material damage, most notably to a medical center in the city of Kragujevac.

On the other hand, the ice melt poses a serious threat to a whole array of communities in the vicinity of Serbian rivers. The unprecedented amount of ice on the rivers is already the reason behind huge losses of local economy – but now there are fears that floods may occur soon as well. The United Nations has issued a warning on possible immediate floods in the Danube area, especially in places where protective infrastructure is non-existent. Mr. Aleksandar Prodanović of Serbian Water Management Agency has, however, said that the floods may occur at the end of April or the beginning of May at the earliest. No matter when that happens, Serbia’s already troubled economy would be facing further problems in such a situation.

In the meantime, country-wide state of emergency has been revoked, as some amount of snow remains only on mountains and few other parts of the country. Majority of people, even those in the worst affected areas, now have access to roads and schools.

Photo: TANJUG/Srđan Ilić


Feb

27
2012

End of month a busy one for severe weather

Natalie     Fatalities, red, Severe Events, Weather Events     1

Across Georgia, South Carolina and Virginia, nine tornadoes were reported on Friday, according to preliminary data from the nation’s Storm Prediction Center (SPC) in Norman, Okla. The SPC recieved 169 storm reports for the day, the year’s second highest total. Read more.


Feb

27
2012

Drought-weary Texans welcome rains, flowers

Natalie     Records, Weather Events     0

As spring approaches, recent rains across much of the state are giving drought-weary Texans hope that the devastation may be over. Read more.


Feb

26
2012

Global warming may shrink mammals, study finds

Natalie     Data, Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Mammals may shrink if global warming continues, a new study suggests. Scientists looking into how dramatic climate change event can affected body size reported that in the ancient past, higher temperatures meant smaller mammals,VOA reported, citing research published in the journal Science. Read more.


Feb

26
2012

Wild winter weather hits portions of midwest, Northeast

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The weather channel’s Alex Wallace takes a look at the nation’s Sunday weather outlook. Read more.


Feb

24
2012

Strong thunderstorms blast across South, producing at least one tornado

Natalie     Weather Events     0

Damaging winds and at least one tornado struck the South on Friday as part of a large storm system moving across the eastern half of the country that dumped snow on the Midwest, the National Weather Service said. Read more.


Feb

24
2012

Winter storm slams Midwest; New York, New England up next

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A winter storm that swept across the Midwest on Friday has affected air travelers. Delays averaged 45 minutes into and out of O’Hare International Airport, and more than 200 flights had been canceled because of weather, The Chicago Department of Aviation reports. Forty flights were canceled at Midway Airport. Read more.


Feb

23
2012

Dozens of homes damaged in Georgia tornado

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Dozens of homes were damaged in a tornado near Rome, Ga., Wednesday night, knocking out power and forcing schools to close, local media reported, citing authorities. Read more.