Monthly archives: November 2014

Nov

26
2014

Snow-starved Alaska not the normal state

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

Valdezstar.net reports that...

During the first 21 days of November 2014, no recordable snow fell in Anchorage, Juneau or Fairbanks. Over an unusual swath of the state, the ground was frozen, dusty and brown. Even extreme parts of Alaska were in a snow drought.

Read more at www.valdezstar.net


Nov

26
2014

Climate Change is creating a ‘new normal’ of severe weather patterns 

Jodde     Data, Discussions, Reports & Findings     0

En.cihan.com.tr reports that...

A new World Bank Group report says Climate Change is creating a ‘new normal’ of severe weather patterns that will affect crops, businesses and coastal cities; adding that the impact of Climate Change ..

Read more at en.cihan.com.tr


Nov

26
2014

Floods hit drought stricken Brazil

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

Theweathernetwork.com reports that...

A heavy rain storm flooded large parts of Sao Paulo Tuesday just as evening commuters were leaving work causing travel headaches and traffic jams several miles long.

Read more at www.theweathernetwork.com


Nov

25
2014

Jodde     Uncategorized     0

Weather.com reports that...

An Arctic blast set off a major lake-effect snowstorm across the Great Lakes, dumping feet of snow on parts of western and central New York and additional snow on northwest Pennsylvania, northern Ohio, northern and western Michigan and far northern Wisconsin.

Read more at www.weather.com


Nov

25
2014

Severe weather hits Central Florida | Weather – Home

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Clickorlando.com reports that...

Two tornado warnings one in the morning and one in the afternoon were issued Tuesday for Orange and Osceola counties.  There weren’t any reports of serious damage, although several trees were downed across the region and several streets were flooded.

Read more at www.clickorlando.com


Nov

18
2014

All 50 states recorded freezing temperatures Tuesday

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

Baltimoresun.com reports that...

Weather stations in all 50 states even Hawaii reported observations of freezing temperatures overnight as wintry cold spreads across North America.

Read more at www.baltimoresun.com


Nov

17
2014

Aerial view of flooding and landslides aftermath in Italy

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

Theguardian.com reports that...

Aerial footage shows the damage caused by flooding and landslides in northern Italy on Friday. Filmed by a drone around Lake Orta, the video shows the destructive path of a landslide as it tore through buildings, as well as large populated areas submerged in floodwater. According to local reports, Genoa recorded 183mm of rain in two days, high above the average rainfall for the whole of November.

Read more at www.theguardian.com


Nov

16
2014

Landslide in Switzerland Kills 2, Injures 4

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

Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Police say a landslide has buried a residential building in southern Switzerland, leaving two people dead, four injured and an unknown number missing.

Read more at abcnews.go.com


Nov

16
2014

Landslides, churning seas and dry land

Jodde     Uncategorized     0

As we reported, super typhoon Nuri dissipated after hitting Alaska last week, but not all of its effects have.  Americans and Canadians felt these effects; the all too familiar polar vortex.  Temperatures plummeted dramatically, dropping from about 14ºC (57ºF) to about -26ºC (-14.8ºF) in Calgary, literally overnight.  Saturday, there were two major pileup accidents on major Calgary highways, with six cars being involved in one and eight in the other.  In Minnesota, two people were killed in accidents due to snowy conditions there. In Italy, five people were killed due to flooding and landslides.  The death toll could be a result of poor infrastructure rather than the intensity of the storm dumping rain in Italy.

Serious drought in Sao Paulo is crippling the local economy after a record dry season.  In addition to the usual disruption to daily life that accompanies bone dry conditions, at least one aluminum plant is having to import water to keep up with operations.  The plant’s owner needs 5,000 litres (1,320 gallons) a day, and is worried about future supply.  One can only imagine how the typical denizen must feel.  There are fears that Sao Paulo does not have the infrastructure to handle such a severe drought.  With increasing water demand and the driest season on record, the economic effects could be deleterious, and the human tragedy unutterably horrible.  Drought conditions in Australia are forcing them to slaughter about 10% more cattle than usual.  The major problem with this is that the price of beef will drop substantially.  When supply increases at a given price, suppliers must drop either increase demand by lowering price, or drop supply again.  Neither is an option with perishable goods such as meat during drought.  While that’s great for consumers at the supermarket side, it is certainly devastating for the farmers, and it is clear that failing farms will harm consumers in the long run.

To read all our articles in the last week, click here.

 


Nov

12
2014

Drought keeps slaughter rates high

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

Stockandland.com.au reports that...

AUSTRALIAN adult cattle slaughter continued its unprecedented run during September, with the ongoing drought conditions offering many producers little option but to offload stock.

Meat and Livestock Australia reports adult slaughter was 800,000 head, up 12 per cent year-on-year, taking the number of cattle killed for the first nine months of 2014 to just below 7 million head – up 12pc from last year’s already high base.

Read more at www.stockandland.com.au