Monthly archives: April 2015

Apr

30
2015

Sunny Thursday in Delhi, temperature to hover around 38 degrees Celsius

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

Zeenews.india.com reports that...

New Delhi: It was a sunny Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature settling at 25.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season`s average.

Read more at zeenews.india.com


Apr

29
2015

Record April low temperatures overnight in parts of Northern Territory

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

Abc.net.au reports that...

People in parts of the Northern Territory have experienced the coolest night of the year so far, with new record lows for April expected to be recorded in several places.

Read more at www.abc.net.au


Apr

29
2015

Dry conditions expected to fuel early wildfire season

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

Ktvz.com reports that...

Low moisture and snowpack, coupled with unseasonably warm temperatures, have fire managers gearing up early. Although aviation fire crews are not scheduled to come on duty until July, that could change.

Read more at www.ktvz.com


Apr

29
2015

Wildfire threatens Chernobyl nuclear power plant

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

Mashable.com reports that...

Wildfires raged out of control Tuesday mere miles from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster in 1986, threatening to release dangerous amounts of radiation over northern Ukraine.

Read more at mashable.com


Apr

29
2015

Risk of landslides in Nepal

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

Bbc.com reports that...

A window of quieter weather in Nepal over the next few days but there is a continued risk of landslides and avalanches.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Apr

28
2015

5 tornadoes touched down in south Louisiana Monday, weather service says

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

Nola.com reports that...

The National Weather Service said five weak tornadoes touched down across south Louisiana during a severe weather event Monday (April 27).

The tornados, which reached strengths of EF-0 and EF-1, caused minor damage to homes and trees, according to the National Weather Service’s damage survey. The weather service’s Enhanced Fujita Tornado Damage Scale ranges from 0 to 5.

Read more at www.nola.com


Apr

26
2015

Study concludes landslide caused land mass to rise from sea in eastern Hokkaido

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

Ajw.asahi.com reports that...

The sudden mysterious rise of a land mass from the sea along the coast here was apparently caused by a local landslide, according to an on-site study conducted by the Kitami Institute of Technology on April 25.

Read more at ajw.asahi.com


Apr

26
2015

Heat wave! South Florida sizzles, breaks temperature records

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

Miamiherald.com reports that...

If you thought it was really hot out Sunday — you’re right.

The heat broke several records.

And while Monday’s high won’t be as high — around 90 — South Florida will still feel the heat.

Sunday’s temperature climbed to 96 degrees at Miami International Airport, breaking the daily record of 93 set in 1988 and tying the record for the entire month of April, which was logged in 1971.

Read more at www.miamiherald.com


Apr

25
2015

Landslide hits traffic near Kummaripalem

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M.thehindu.com reports that...

Boulders rolled down from the Indrakeeladri near the Head Water Works at Kummaripalem here on Friday, causing panic among the road users. However, none were injured.

Read more at m.thehindu.com


Apr

24
2015

Fires, Landslides and Drought

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In California this week, a cooking fire went wild, scorching 1.4 square miles (3.62 square km) and forcing the evacuation of 300 homes.  We have no word of any injury or property damage at this point, but the surprising thing about this fire is just how early it came.  Fire season does not typically arrive until June.  However, California is in crisis due to their prolonged drought.  State climatologist, Michael Anderson showed that conditions are similar to the Dust Bowl, as we argued last week.  The drought so far has cost farmers $1.5 billion in economic losses.  In the face of that, California’s fire season does not abate.  Fires do not usually happen in the spring, because vegetation is covered in moisture, making poor fuel.  Alberta, meanwhile, is off to an intense fire season start, with 15 currently burning in the province.  The situation could get worse in the summer, due to a low snowpack.  We will certainly be keeping an eye on that situation.

India recorded high temperatures this week, a scorching 43.7ºC (110.7ºF) the hottest so far.  The Ahmedabad Municipal Council shut down all outdoor labour in response to the heat.  The elderly are particularly vulnerable in the face of such high temperatures.  When it is that hot, drinking plenty of water and staying in air conditioning or government cooling enters is imperative.  Outdoor exercise should be avoided as heat stroke and heat exhaustion are real possibilities.  Heat stroke, if not treated properly can be fatal.

A landslide in Bangladesh has claimed the lives of two people.  The landslide was likely triggered by rain, as several districts in Bangladesh have received five times the expected rainfall for last week.  Two additional landslides blocked traffic in two different US states, although no injuries were reported with regards to either event.

Unfortunately, the tragic events we reported on are in no way a full reflection of what has been going on in the world.  If you would like to see all of our headlines from the past week, please click here.