Monthly archives: May 2013

May

29
2013

Intense Heat Wave In India Brings Sunstroke Deaths, Electric Grid Meltdown, And Spoiled Fruit

Natalie     Fatalities, Records, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Thinkprogress.org reports that...

Heat wave conditions have claimed the lives of over 500 people in India since April. India’s Department of Disaster Management reported that 524 people have died of sunstroke since April 1. The Indian Meteorological Department said tomorrow’s forecast called for clear skies and continued heat, warning that “the heatwave will continue.”

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May

28
2013

Thick Sydney fog causes travel disruption

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

A thick blanket of fog covered Sydney on Tuesday, causing some flights to be diverted and disruption to ferries. Flights were diverted to Brisbane causing delays, however passengers were greeted with a “spectacular” view as they flew over the city.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


May

28
2013

California fire threatens dozens of homes

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Washingtonpost.com reports that...

A quickly-growing wildfire forced more than 1,000 people to evacuate the mountains near Santa Barbara, Calif. on Monday, and emitted massive clouds of smoke.

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May

28
2013

Tornadoes, thunderstorms loom again over much of US

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Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

A large section of the country – from Texas across the Plains and to the Midwest – was under at least a slight risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday, the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center said. Among the major cities in the line of fire were Kansas City, Chicago, Milwaukee and Des Moines, Iowa.  Tornadoes were also possible on Tuesday with clusters of severe storms forming from the Mexico border in Texas, northward to South Dakota and eastward as far as Pittsburgh, according to weather.com.

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May

23
2013

Clean-up starts after severe rainstorm hits Hong Kong

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Scmp.com reports that...

Rain and thunderstorms continued across Hong Kong on Wednesday afternoon after the first black rainstorm warning since 2010 was lifted.
More than 18,000 lightning strikes were reported over the territory on Wednesday morning, according to Hong Kong Observatory.

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May

22
2013

 Coldest UK Spring for over 30 years

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

Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Freezing temperatures in March puts the UK on track for its coldest Spring since 1979, according to the Met Office. Matt Taylor explains.

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May

21
2013

OCALA, Fla.: Ocala man dies when storm topples tree on car

Natalie     Fatalities, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Miamiherald.com reports that...

Police say a 28-year-old Ocala man died when a large oak tree fell on his vehicle during a thunderstorm.
Ocala police Maj. Dennis Yonce told the Ocala Star-Banner ( http://bit.ly/17XE7af) that Christopher Harris was sitting in his Mitsubishi in the driveway of his home while a storm passed about 4:30 p.m. Monday.
The storm which brought torrential rain and strong gusts uprooted a 50-foot tree in a neighbor’s front yard. The tree fell across a car in that yard and then hit Harris’ vehicle.

Read more at www.miamiherald.com


May

21
2013

At least 51 killed, including 20 children, as tornado tears through Oklahoma

Natalie     Data, Fatalities, Records, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

At least 51 people, including 20 children, were among the victims of an enormous tornado that roared through the suburbs of Oklahoma City Monday, pulverizing entire city blocks and leaving behind miles of mangled cars and splintered wood.
Officials warned the death toll was likely to climb, making it among the deadliest tornadoes in U.S. history.

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May

20
2013

Tornadoes ravage Plains states; 1 killed, 21 hurt; More severe storms likely

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Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

A vast area of the central U.S. was warned to prepare for storms on Monday, after tornadoes killed one and injured 21 in Oklahoma and also hit Iowa and Kansas.
“After over 300 reports of severe weather on Sunday, another round of dangerous severe weather is expected Monday with the greatest threat once again in the southern Plains targeting Oklahoma and parts of Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas,” the National Weather Service said. “However, severe weather is possible much further north towards Chicago and Madison as well.”

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May

16
2013

Melting glaciers are causing almost a third of sea-level rise, scientists say

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Science.nbcnews.com reports that...

The world’s glaciers lost 260 gigatons of water each year between 2003 and 2009, making these rivers of ice responsible for almost a third of sea-level rise in that time, new research finds.

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