Monthly archives: October 2013

Oct

31
2013

Frost bites Victorian and New South Wales farms

Natalie     Damage over $1M, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Abc.net.au reports that...

Severe and widespread frost has ruined hundred of thousands of hectares of crop across New South Wales and Victoria, costing producers millions of dollars.

For the last month, successive frosts have damaged crops from Dubbo in western New South Wales, across to Goulburn and the Australian Capital Territory and down to Rutherglen in north-east Victoria.

Read more at www.abc.net.au


Oct

30
2013

3 dead after dust storm causes pileup on Arizona highway

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

Foxnews.com reports that...

Three people were killed and at least 12 injured after a dust storm led to multiple crashes Tuesday on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson, authorities said.

Read more at www.foxnews.com


Oct

30
2013

Krosa Strengthening, Philippines the First Target

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Accuweather.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Krosa has strengthened during the past 24 hours and looks to continue strengthening as it tracks west-northwestward toward northern Luzon.

Read more at www.accuweather.com


Oct

29
2013

Snow causes rollover crash on U.S. Highway 40 near Craig

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Craigdailypress.com reports that...

The flurry of snow that hit Craig at about 9 a.m. Tuesday made for dicey driving conditions….

Read more at www.craigdailypress.com


Oct

25
2013

US Forest Service: Rim Fire finally 100 percent contained

Natalie     Damage over $1M, Data, Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Ktvu.com reports that...

A fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park and grew to become one of the largest wildfires in California history is now 100 percent contained.

U.S. Forest Service officials announced full containment of the Rim Fire on Friday.

Read more at www.ktvu.com


Oct

25
2013

Severe gales set to hit the UK from early Monday

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Channel4.com reports that...

A huge storm is set to batter the UK on Sunday night and Monday morning, bringing gales and downpours and causing widespread disruption. Winds could reach speeds of 80 miles an hour in parts of England. The Met Office predicts that the storm will develop over the Atlantic on Saturday before potentially hitting the south coast on Sunday night and into Monday.

Read more at www.channel4.com


Oct

24
2013

Arctic temperatures at 44,000-year high

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

Nbcnews.com reports that...

Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how does it compare to the past, and how serious is it?

New research shows that average summer temperatures in the Canadian Arctic over the last century are the highest in the last 44,000 years, and perhaps the highest in 120,000 years.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Oct

24
2013

UK weather: Worst storms for 26 YEARS forecast with 90mph winds set to batter Britain

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Mirror.co.uk reports that...

As thousands of families prepare for the beginning of half term, huge areas could be besieged with the worst conditions in more than two decades

Read more at www.mirror.co.uk


Oct

22
2013

Cold Temperatures Engulf Central, East; Snow in Midwest, Great Lakes

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

Weather.com reports that...

Surges of cold air will engulf the central and eastern states this week as a dip in the jet stream dominates to the east of the Rockies.

As a result, we will see a widespread area of below-average temperatures spreading south and east during the week ahead. We have the details on this late-October chill, including where we could see a frost, freeze and even some snow.

Read more at www.weather.com


Oct

22
2013

Hurricane Raymond swirls off Mexico, hits Acapulco with more rain

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

Indianexpress.com reports that...

Ports were closed, school classes were suspended and hundreds of people were evacuated along Mexico’s southern Pacific coast on Monday as a major hurricane loomed over a region still recovering from record flooding a few weeks ago.

Raymond, a category three hurricane, weakened slightly on Monday night as it hovered about 145 km (90 miles) offshore.

The major storm was moving in “a slow and erratic motion” with winds blowing up to 193 km per hour (120 mph) on Monday, Miami’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Read more at www.indianexpress.com