Monthly archives: April 2013

Apr

29
2013

Snow, Rain Improve SD Drought, But Deep Soil Dry

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

Keloland.com reports that...

Officials say snow and rain in the past month have improved drought conditions in much of South Dakota, but soil deep below the surface is still very dry.

Read more at www.keloland.com


Apr

29
2013

Ocean temperatures highest in 150 years last year

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

Usatoday.com reports that...

Sea-surface temperatures from Cape Hatteras, N.C., to the Gulf of Maine were the highest measured in 150 years in 2012, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The average temperature in that area hit a record high of 57.2 degrees last year. The previous record was set in 1951, according to NOAA.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Apr

29
2013

Cold plunge brings late snow to Spain

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Parts of Spain are shivering under a blanket of snow after a cold plunge enveloped the country over the weekend.
As BBC Weather’s Ben Rich told BBC World’s Global With Jon Sopel, the snowfall is mostly over but dramatically warmer weather is on hold.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Apr

28
2013

Rains have helped ease drought in short term; more water needed

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Kansas.com reports that...

Over the past few days, residents in the Wichita area have spotted something not seen in more than a year: water puddling in their yards.
Water is once again flowing in the Arkansas River, which for much of 2012 in Wichita resembled an elaborate sandbar striated by the occasional rivulet of water.
A wet spring has eased the short-term drought in much of Kansas, including Wichita.

Read more at www.kansas.com


Apr

26
2013

The Stream, April 26: Kenya Fights Floods and Drought

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

Circleofblue.org reports that...

Kenya is struggling to help the 90,000 people displaced by spring floods, which have also destroyed crops, AlertNet reported. The country’s cycle of floods and droughts have spurred calls for better disaster management at the national level.

Read more at www.circleofblue.org


Apr

26
2013

Storm-struck Oman suffers flooding

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

The Gulf state of Oman has suffered flooding this week as thunderstorms have struck the Arabian Peninsula.
BBC Weather’s Philip Avery explains the causes of this extreme weather.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Apr

25
2013

Severe storms for Afghanistan

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Helen Willetts talks to Global’s Ros Atkins about the extreme weather seen in Afghanistan recently.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Apr

24
2013

Flood-hit Midwest braces for more rain, snow flurries

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Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

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Flood-weary homeowners and sandbaggers across the Midwest were braced for record-level river crests Wednesday amid forecasts that rain would add more water to already-swollen rivers. Possible snow flurries were also predicted for some flood-hit areas.

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Apr

24
2013

This weekend gets a frosty reception

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Gardeners beware. If you’ve been lured into activity by the warmer weather, take note. The weather is about to turn again, as BBC Weather’s Tomasz Schafernaker explains.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Apr

23
2013

For India’s drought-hit states, on-track monsoon may be too late

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Reuters.com reports that...

India may be heading for another bumper grain harvest, if the first forecast for this year’s monsoon proves correct, but the rain may be too little – and too late – for southern and western states already parched by the worst drought in four decades.

Read more at www.reuters.com