Monthly archives: May 2014

May

31
2014

Slide Fire now 90 percent contained

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

Dcourier.com reports that...

The Slide Fire that has been burning in Oak Creek Canyon is now 90 percent contained and the national Incident Management Team is expected to turn over control of the firefighting efforts to a local team Saturday evening.

Read more at www.dcourier.com


May

30
2014

Watery chaos

Jodde     Blog     0

Severe flooding has hit Louisiana this week, sweeping away cars where the flow is most powerful and blocking several roads elsewhere.  The system responsible for the floods also brought wind damage and caused several power outages.  Germany and Poland are also inundated, with 60 mm (2.5 in) of rain falling in just a couple hours, bringing flash floods there. Flights were delayed in Frankfurt, Germany and Bavaria also suffered some flooding.  The situation is the worst in Poland, where the torrents have killed at least a dozen people.  Closer to home, rain has caused a 4 mile (6.4 km) long mudslide in Colorado, killing three people and causing extensive damage.

In other news, the Arizona wild fire that we reported on last week is 25% contained.  It is frightening when a week such as this is a relatively calm week.

To see all our articles over the past week, click here.


May

30
2014

Riverview, Florida: Tornado Does Damage Near Tampa, Hillsborough County

Natalie     green, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Theepochtimes.com reports that...

A reported tornado did damage in Riverview, Florida, which is located near Tampa Bay, according to reports.

WTSP-TV reported that the storm did damage throughout the area after the tornado touched.

A local viewer said that roofs were torn off buildings, and there was debris strewn around, according to the television station.

Read more at www.theepochtimes.com


May

29
2014

Three people missing in mudslide | Colorado | World | News | Toronto Sun

Jodde     red, Weather Events     0

Torontosun.com reports that...

DENVER – Search and rescue crews were looking for three men on Monday who have been missing since a four-mile-long mudslide inundated a remote area near the Grand Mesa National Forest in western Colorado the day before.

Read more at www.torontosun.com


May

29
2014

Capital Press | Wildfire scorches brush south of Wenatchee

Jodde     yellow     0

Capitalpress.com reports that...

WENATCHEE, Wash.; A rapidly spreading wildfire burned hundreds of acres of brush, threatened homes and jeopardized the production of aluminum at Alcoa’s Wenatchee Works plant late the afternoon of May 28.

Read more at www.capitalpress.com


May

29
2014

Ancient Antarctic iceberg flotilla caused huge sea-level rise

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

Mnn.com reports that...

Sandy debris pulled up from icebergs sugget that Antarctica’s giant glaciers respond to a warming climate with pulses of quick withdrawal as opposed to a gradual retreat.

Read more at www.mnn.com


May

29
2014

Heavy Rains Bring Mass Flooding to Louisiana

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Nbcnews.com reports that...

Rising waters stop cars and obstruct traffic across the state.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


May

29
2014

Floods sweep central Europe

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

BBC Weather’s Sarah Keith-Lucas looks at the regions in Europe that have been hit by torrential rain and flash flooding.

Read more at www.bbc.com


May

27
2014

Great Lakes ice remains despite near record-high temperatures.

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

Slate.com reports that...

Despite record warm temperatures over the Memorial Day weekend, it’s still wintery in parts of the Great Lakes.

Along the balmy northern shores of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Michigan, this weekend’s mix of record-breaking warmth and vestigial ice from a polar vortex dominated winter created surreal scenes:

Read more at www.slate.com


May

24
2014

Arizona residents evacuate as fierce wildfire rages

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Cnn.com reports that...

Dust-dry pine needles, high winds and steep slopes have made for ideal conditions for the fire to spread rapidly, fire officials say. And it has.

The flames that investigators fear were ignited by human hands appear to have consumed hundreds of acres in a few hours’ time, according to officials.

Read more at www.cnn.com