Monthly archives: January 2014

Jan

31
2014

Iceland Is Rising Out Of The Water

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

Gizmodo.com.au reports that...

Iceland is rising at the rate of as much as 1.4 inches (3.56cm) per year. That’s right- the land itself is moving upward.

Read more at www.gizmodo.com.au


Jan

29
2014

Freak snowstorm, cold snap paralyzes US South

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

Globalpost.com reports that...

The usually balmy US South was paralyzed Wednesday by a freak snowstorm that forced thousands of children to shelter in schools overnight and left thousands of motorists stranded on icy roads.

Read more at www.globalpost.com


Jan

27
2014

Warm temps blamed for massive avalanche that cut off Alaskan town

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

Usnews.nbcnews.com reports that...

A warmer winter is being blamed for the mammoth Alaskan avalanche that has cut off a port city’s sole road to the outside — stoking fears of flash floods and future landslides.

Read more at usnews.nbcnews.com


Jan

27
2014

Extreme cold in North America

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

Bbc.com reports that...

Yet more arctic air sweeps southwards across North America, bringing extremely cold conditions.

BBC Weather’s Philip Avery explains.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jan

22
2014

Dramatic Varied Weather

Jodde     Blog, Uncategorized     0

The way January is shaping up, people might just remember 2013 as a calm year in weather.  That is a phenomenon called creeping normalcy, which at The Global Warming Foundation, we aim to fight.  It is basically a trick of memory, as we remember sharply demarcated changes better than gradual ones.  In the news this week, floodwaters have inundated the Philippines and Indonesia, while in North America the polar vortex, the “hole” in the jet stream letting through tons of freezing arctic air, is causing temperatures as low as -40ºC (ºF).  Meanwhile, unprecedented drought spawned fires in California are raging out of control.  The drought threatens to cause “explosive fires” for at least the next few months.

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Jan

21
2014

East Coast Storm: Heavy Snow, Frigid Temperatures Forecast For Mid-Atlantic And Northeastern U.S. (VIDEO)

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Huffingtonpost.com reports that...


Thousands of flights were canceled, students got an extra day off from school or were being sent home early, and the federal government closed its offices in the Washington area Tuesday as another winter storm bore down on the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

The National Weather Service said the storm could bring 10 to 14 inches of snow to Philadelphia and southern New England and up to a foot in New York City, to be followed by bitter cold. An arctic air mass will plunge the eastern half of the United States into a deep freeze, with wind chills as low as 40 degrees below zero, the weather service said.

 

Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com


Jan

21
2014

Floods From Tropical Depression Force Philippines Residents To Flee (+Photos)

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Ntd.tv reports that...

Flooding caused by a tropical depression causes widespread destruction to roads and other infrastructure in the southern Philippines, hampering efforts to evacuate residents from low-lying areas.

Read more at www.ntd.tv


Jan

20
2014

Eleven dead in Jakarta floods: BPBD

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

Thejakartapost.com reports that...

The Jakarta Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) has reported that 11 people have died in the capital city as a result of flooding.

“As of today, the number of flood deaths in Jakarta has reached 11 since the beginning of the flooding disaster earlier this month,” said the agency’s disaster control head Basuki Rakhmat at City Hall, Central Jakarta, on Monday, as quoted by Antara news agency.

Read more at www.thejakartapost.com


Jan

20
2014

California drought brings risk of ‘explosive’ wildfires

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

Latimes.com reports that...

Record dry conditions across California could create explosive wildfires at a time when the state should be rehydrating itself, experts warn. 

Across California, vegetation that typically rehydrates with rain between December and April continues to get dryer and more dangerous, worrying officials who fear that wildfires will get worse as the fuel gets even dryer.

Read more at www.latimes.com


Jan

17
2014

California drought spurs governor to declare an emergency

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

Cnn.com reports that...

California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a drought emergency for the state, saying it is facing “perhaps the worst drought that California has ever seen since records (began) about 100 years ago.”

The governor’s announcement, made in San Francisco, came as a wildfire burned Friday with only 30% containment in 1,700 acres of foothills of Los Angeles County near Glendora. An illegal campfire apparently ignited the wildfire, and fire officials cited drought conditions as contributing to the blaze.

Read more at www.cnn.com