Monthly archives: June 2014

Jun

30
2014

Crews making progress against Arizona wildfire with successful burnout operations

Natalie     green, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Foxnews.com reports that...

Crews battling a wildfire in Arizona’s eastern mountains are making headway with successful burnout operations, even as the blaze blackens more territory.

Southwest Area Incident Management Team spokesman Bill Morse said Sunday evening that the San Juan Fire had charred nearly 9 square miles, up from nearly 8 square miles.

But he said that all the growth is inside perimeter lines that firefighters have built. The burnout operations have consumed fuels between the perimeter and the main fire on the western edge and may produce more smoke than had been seen.

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Jun

30
2014

Tropical Storm Douglas forms in the Pacific, first Atlantic tropical disturbance brewing

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Theweathernetwork.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Douglas, the fourth named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, is spinning off Mexico’s Pacific coast…

…Meanwhile, a tropical depression may form in the next couple of days off the Florida coast.

“A tropical depression is likely to form by mid-week while the system moves slowly southwestward and then turns northward and northeastward near the southeastern United States coast,” said the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

 

Read more at www.theweathernetwork.com


Jun

24
2014

Fires linked to large-scale Greenland ice melt

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

Arcticjournal.com reports that...

A cocktail of rising temperatures and ash from forest fires led to large-scale surface melting of the Greenland ice sheet in 1889 and 2012, according to recent research from Dartmouth College and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read more at arcticjournal.com


Jun

23
2014

Rain Drowns Crops in Drenched Midwest

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events, yellow     0

Nbcnews.com reports that...

After a historic winter of cold and snow, the Midwest is still getting battered by severe weather.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Jun

23
2014

China deluged in more monsoon floods

Natalie     Damage over $500M, Data, Fatalities, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

The monsoon Mei-Yu front delivers incessant rain causing widespread flooding across 9 provinces in China. Over a third of a million have been evacuated in the region with tens of thousands of homes destroyed or damaged. BBC Weather’s Philip Avery reports for Global on BBC World.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jun

22
2014

California Drought: Snowmelt’s path shows impact from Sierra to Pacific

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

Mercurynews.com reports that...

When a single snowflake falls peacefully atop a Sierra peak, it begins a turbulent journey to help quench the thirst of a drought-stricken state.

In most years, Sierra snow provides a third of California’s water supply. But it is by far the least reliable portion — and now, after three years of historically low snowfall, tensions are soaring over how we share the shrinking bounty of this great frozen reservoir.

Read more at www.mercurynews.com


Jun

20
2014

South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa Flooding: Mudslide Occurs in Minneapolis, Levees Built in North Sioux City

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

Weather.com reports that...

The same system that brought devastating tornadoes to Pilger, Nebraska, Monday night and Wessington Springs, South Dakota Wednesday night, has doused parts of South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois leading to historic flooding in some areas. On Friday, residents in several states continued preparations for the rising water, with people lining up for sandbags and moving items to higher ground.

Read more at www.weather.com


Jun

19
2014

Monsoon covers half of India in weak phase, slows sowing

Natalie     Data, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

In.reuters.com reports that...

The monsoon has covered half of India’s landmass four days behind the usual schedule, failing to recover from a late start that has slowed sowing of summer crops in a country where half of the farmland still lacks irrigation.

India’s farming sector accounts for about 14 percent of its nearly $2 trillion economy. Inadequate rains can not only hurt farm output but also stoke inflation, a cause of major concern for the new government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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Jun

19
2014

12 die in flooding in Bulgaria after heavy rain

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

Aol.com reports that...

At least 12 people died and an unknown number were missing after heavy rain and floods hit parts of northeastern Bulgaria, officials said Friday.

Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev confirmed that 10 bodies, including two children, were recovered from floodwaters in the worst-hit Black Sea resort town of Varna. It was unclear how many more people were missing after torrential rain flooded large parts of the town.

Two more bodies were recovered in the northern city of Dobrich.

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Jun

19
2014

Up to 9 inches of snow falls in parts of Wyoming

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

Trib.com reports that...

The National Weather Service said some mountain areas of Wyoming received up to 9 inches of snow this week.

The agency said a remote snow measuring device in Sublette County, in western Wyoming, recorded the most snowfall…

…The Weather Service said June snow isn’t uncommon in the western mountains of Wyoming but is rarer in lower elevations.

Read more at trib.com