Monthly archives: December 2013

Dec

30
2013

Ont. ice storm repairs in home stretch; new winter storm threatens N.B.

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Google.ca reports that...

TORONTO — Hydro crews in Toronto were close to crossing the “finish line” Sunday in bringing power back to those still in the dark eight days after a massive ice storm.

Toronto Hydro CEO Anthony Haines said he expects the last 6,000 homes and businesses to be back on the grid by Monday.

Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ont-ice-storm-repairs-in-home-stretch-new-winter-storm-threatens-n-b-1.1610679#ixzz2owembVO2

Read more at www.google.ca


Dec

30
2013

Driest year ever in Calif. sparks fire, water fears

Jodde     Records, yellow     0

Usatoday.com reports that...

California is enduring its driest calendar year on record, with no signs of relief coming anytime soon. In San Francisco, the city is seeing its driest year since records began during the Gold Rush year of 1849.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Dec

29
2013

Storm update: Snow and cold on the way

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Montrealgazette.com reports that...

More than 10,000 households were still without power in Quebec on Sunday, as Environment Canada forecast bitter cold and more snow on the way.
Up to 15 centimetres of snow is expected to fall in the northwestern, central and eastern regions of Quebec by Monday, while Montreal might see rain. By Tuesday, however, the mercury is forecast to drop to minus-20C in Montreal.

Read more at www.montrealgazette.com


Dec

23
2013

‘€˜Perfect storm’€™ of foul weather kills 9 across US

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

Rt.com reports that...

Heavy snowfalls, ice storms, ruinous tornadoes and flash floods are creating havoc during the holiday season across the US. At least nine people died in a deluge of bad weather that caused massive flight delays and knocked out power.

Read more at rt.com


Dec

23
2013

Wind Woes

Jodde     Blog     0

Strong winds, sometimes hurricane force winds hammered Scotland early in the week, packing speeds as high as 70mph (110 km/h.)  In most of the country the sustained speeds were between 50 and 60 mph (90-100km/h.)  This storm is blamed for the death of one truck driver and numerous air and ground traffic delays.  Meanwhile, in Palm Coast, Florida, an EF1 tornado touched down, with winds measured at 110mph (160 km/h, damaging about 170 homes, six or seven severely.

For more articles from the past week, click here.


Dec

22
2013

35-state storm system creates kaleidoscope of weather, snarling holiday travel

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

Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

Freezing rain, snow and ice swirling in and around unseasonably warm patches created a bizarre patchwork of weather conditions over dozens of states Sunday, wreaking havoc for millions of holiday travelers.

Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com


Dec

21
2013

Floods in Gaza Strip exacerbate humanitarian crisis

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

America.aljazeera.com reports that...

Last weekend, torrential rains over the course of two days brought 6 feet of water into the Gaza Strip, transforming its northern region, especially, into a smelly, sewage-filled mess. On Dec. 20, almost a week later, thousands remained displaced, and the cleanup effort is slow going.

Read more at america.aljazeera.com


Dec

20
2013

Heavy rain later today

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Itv.com reports that...

An area of heavy, rain along with strong to gale force winds, is expected to cross the UK from Friday afternoon and into Saturday. This will bring some locally large accumulations, particularly on hills. Following previous wet weather, may lead to some localised flooding across some western and central parts of Scotland, north and mid-Wales and northwest England.

Read more at www.itv.com


Dec

16
2013

Early Winter and other chaos

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Winter officially starts at the winter solstice, which is usually on December 21.  However, violent winter weather struck two weeks early, starting off the week. The storm.  Brutally cold weather with temperatures bottoming out at around claimed the lives of four people in the San Francisco Bay Area, where temperatures dropped to -1ºF (-18ºC).  Highway and air travellers in Texas were left stranded for hours, with one couple being forced to sleep in their pickup truck.  Luckily they had enough fuel to keep it heated.  It is a good idea to keep your gas tank full in the winter.  Experts also recommend having a blanket for each passenger, food and water.  The storm moved to the Mid-Atlantic region, dumping up to a foot (30 cm) or snow there.

In Australia people are feeling blazing summer heat, with temperatures as high as 100º F (38ºC).  Forecasters are projecting even hotter temperatures into the middle of next week.  Heat waves of this duration are rare in Australia.


Dec

15
2013

Wildfire Risk Remains High Across Inland Empire

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

Banning-beaumont.patch.com reports that...

Dry conditions and gusty wind continued to raise the risk of wildfires in Riverside County’s mountains and valleys today, meteorologists said.

Read more at banning-beaumont.patch.com