Monthly archives: December 2012

Dec

28
2012

2012 breaks rainfall records

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

Bbc.co.uk reports that...

BBC Weather’s John Hammond takes a look back at this year’s rainfall. Provisional figures so far for 2012 show that it’s been the wettest year in England since records began in 1910. Well over a metre of rain has fallen this year, beating the previous record in 2000; and it’s still raining….

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Dec

28
2012

Snow covers 65% of the lower 48; more coming

Natalie     Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Cnn.com reports that...

Snow covers most of the lower 48 states after a week of wicked weather, but forecasters warned on Friday that it’s not over yet. Freezing rain threatened parts of Texas, Missouri and Tennessee and a fresh snowstorm was expected to push into the Ohio Valley. Residents of Oklahoma and Arkansas are “likely to see ice accumulate on top of snow and that could compromise power lines,” said CNN meteorologist Bonnie Schneider. “Keep that in mind for those of you traveling on Interstate 40 specifically.”
Snow covers 65% of the ground in the lower 48 states, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. For comparison, last winter’s top snow coverage for the lower 48 was nearly 48%.

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Dec

27
2012

U.S. snowstorm, tornadoes blamed for 6 deaths – World – CBC News

Jodde     Fatalities, Records, red, Uncategorized, Weather Events     0

Cbc.ca reports that...

A powerful winter storm system that pounded the mid-U.S., wrecking holiday travel plans and dumping a record snowfall in Arkansas, began lashing the Northeast on Wednesday with high winds, snow and sleet.

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Dec

24
2012

Major winter storm poses threat for holiday travel – U.S. News

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

A major winter storm sweeping through the United States could tangle holiday travel plans in the central United States and even in the South, as could a weaker storm moving through the Northeast.

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Dec

22
2012

Hundreds of flights hit again as winter weather continues

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Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

While not as severe as the two previous days, air travel delays caused by a wintry mix of snow, high winds and heavy rain continued across the country Saturday, while some areas were expecting up to a foot of snow by day’s end. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings Saturday for parts of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and Ohio on the East Coast and also parts of Northern California and Oregon on the West Coast.

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Dec

17
2012

Snow traps hundreds of vehicles in Ukraine

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Video.msnbc.msn.com reports that...

Trucks and cars were stuck in a traffic jam caused by heavy snowfall over the weekend. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.

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Dec

17
2012

Snow storms forecast for parts of New England, Northwest

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

Up to 12 inches of further snowfall is forecast for parts of northern New England – and a second wintry storm is crossing the U.S. in its wake, according to Weather Channel meteorologist Kevin Roth. The current snowfall in northern New York state and New England will continue through Tuesday night and into Wednesday, with as much as 15 inches possible in some areas.

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Dec

17
2012

Winter storm blankets parts of Arizona

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Video.msnbc.msn.com reports that...

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Heavy snow arrives ahead of winter creating tough road conditions for drivers but fun for sledding children. NBCNews.com’s Dara Brown reports.

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Dec

17
2012

Cyclone Evan batters Fiji

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Thousands of residents across Fiji were forced to seek shelter on Monday, as Cyclone Evan pounded the islands. Winds at the centre of the storm were reported to be gusting close to 240km/h (150mph), causing structural damage, power cuts and flooding.

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Dec

16
2012

Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Evan bearing down on Fiji

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Wunderground.com reports that...

Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Evan is closing in on the main island of Fiji, where hurricane warnings are flying and torrential rains are already falling. Radar images from Fiji show that the large eye of Evan is just north of the two main islands of Fiji.

Read more at www.wunderground.com