Monthly archives: July 2013

Jul

31
2013

China heatwave: Meat fried on streets of Shanghai

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Residents sweltering in the heatwave in Chinese city of Shanghai have been able to fry meat on the pavement.
Temperatures in parts of the country have hit record highs, prompting an emergency level-two nationwide heat alert for the first time.
Martin Patience reports.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Jul

30
2013

Tropical Storm Flossie spins through Hawaii

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Usatoday.com reports that...

Flossie’s Hawaiian adventure: Short, scattered and more powerful than many believed it would be at first.
National Weather Service officials say the tropical depression is expected to exit Hawaii on Tuesday as a weakened version of the storm that prompted school and court closures and an emergency declaration from Gov. Neil Abercrombie before hitting shore.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Jul

25
2013

Tropical Storm Dorian Moves West Across the Atlantic Ocean

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Bloomberg.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Dorian moved across the Atlantic on a westward path that may take it to the Caribbean Sea, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. Dorian, with top sustained winds of 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, was about 615 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands, according to a center advisory at 11 p.m. New York time yesterday. It was moving west-northwest at 20 mph.

Read more at www.bloomberg.com


Jul

24
2013

Storms deliver triple digit winds, hail nearly 5 inches in diameter, street flooding

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Blogs.kansas.com reports that...

As sunrise brings fresh light to the aftermath of strong storms in southern Kansas from Tuesday night, authorities are beginning to assess the toll. Hail as large as baseballs was reported in east Hutchinson, according to Reno County Emergency Management. Winds estimated as high as 100 miles an hour were reported in southern Reno County near Pretty Prairie. The town itself was hit hard by hail and strong winds, knocking down trees and blocking streets.

Read more at blogs.kansas.com


Jul

24
2013

Rain contrasts with drought in China

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

Days of heavy rain have caused flooding in central and northern parts of China, while regions further south are suffering drought. On BBC World’s ‘Global with Jon Sopel’, BBC Weather’s Susan Powell examined the causes of this contrasting weather.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Jul

20
2013

California wildfire continues to rage

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

A wildfire in southern California is spreading across the mountains above Palm Springs, and there are growing concerns about erratic winds that could fan the flames.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Jul

20
2013

Scorching Northeast heat wave eases as storms blow through

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Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

The stifling heat wave that blanketed most of the country for the past week days relented on Saturday as storms swept through the Midwest and Northeast.
Meteorologists said an advancing cold front managed to bring temperatures down a tad in some portions of the Great Lakes region on Friday before making a drive through the Northeast.

Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com


Jul

19
2013

Jet stream brings heat to the UK

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

The United Kingdom has been basking in the heat for the last week as summer finally arrived following a cold spring.
BBC Weather’s Peter Gibbs appeared on BBC World to explain how the jet stream is responsible.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Jul

17
2013

Heat Behind at Least One Death

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Weather.com reports that...

From South Dakota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the country still days away.
Officials blamed hot weather for at least one death. A 78-year-old Alzheimer’s patient died of heat exhaustion after wandering away from his northern Kentucky home Tuesday in temperatures that rose to 93 degrees.

Read more at www.weather.com


Jul

16
2013

Nearly 300 dead or missing in China rain, typhoon

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Articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com reports that...

At least 295 people have been confirmed dead or missing after rainstorms and Typhoon Soulik hit China, causing floods, landslides and buildings to collapse, the government said today.

Read more at articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com