Weather events

Aug

29
2015

Calgary air quality: When is the smoke going to clear? – Calgary – CBC News

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Cbc.ca reports that...

Mandeep Dhaliwal, the air-quality program manager with the Calgary Region Airshed Zone, says the city might see some relief starting Saturday if rain helps crews battling the wildfires in Washington state and British Columbia.

Read more at www.cbc.ca


Aug

26
2015

Tropical Storm Erika Approaching the Leeward Islands; Tropical Storm Warnings Issued in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands; Potential Threat to Bahamas, Florida

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Weather.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Erika is currently centered just under 300 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving quickly westward at 17 mph.

For the next couple of days, Erika will be moving into an environment with vertical wind shear and dry air, both general inhibitors for tropical cyclone intensification.

Read more at www.weather.com


Aug

26
2015

NSW weather: Warragamba Dam to overflow; 320 properties evacuated in St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Mobile.abc.net.au reports that...

Continuing heavy rain has forced the evacuation of more than 320 properties in St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet on the New South Wales south coast.

Read more at mobile.abc.net.au


Aug

25
2015

UK weather: Flood warning as parts of country see month’s worth of rain in just 48 hours

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

Independent.co.uk reports that...

Parts of the UK have experienced a month’s worth of rain in just 48 hours, as flood warnings were issued for dozens of regions.

Read more at www.independent.co.uk


Aug

24
2015

Greenland glacier loses chunk the size of Manhattan

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

Cbsnews.com reports that...

Satellite images show that the world’s fastest moving glacier lost a piece of ice measuring nearly 5 square miles over two days. Scientists say it is one of the most significant calving events on record.

Radar images of the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland, taken from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-2A weather satellites between July 27 and Aug. 19, show the massive glacier advancing westward before its front rapidly retreated as a huge chunk fell off it front, sometime between Aug. 14 and Aug. 16.

Read more at www.cbsnews.com


Aug

24
2015

Death toll feared to rise after flood and landslides in Turkey’€™s northeastern province of Artvin

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Dailysabah.com reports that...

Artvin, a northeastern province on the border with Georgia, was rocked by floods and landslides on Monday evening. Eight people were confirmed dead in the disaster but authorities said there may be three more victims as a 5-year-old boy and two women still remain missing.

Read more at www.dailysabah.com


Aug

19
2015

Wildfires keep 11,000 firefighters on front lines throughout state

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M.ocregister.com reports that...

A stubborn blaze burning for nearly three weeks in a recreation area outside Kings Canyon National Park has scorched more than 50 square miles as the flames move toward a popular lake, officials said Thursday.

Read more at m.ocregister.com


Aug

13
2015

Laguna lakes stand as sad symbols of persistent drought

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

Coastlinepilot.com reports that...

The state’s lingering drought has rendered a landmark lake tucked behind the hills along Laguna Canyon Road two puddles amid acres of cracked earth.

Read more at www.coastlinepilot.com


Aug

12
2015

Panama declares drought emergency

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

M.phys.org reports that...

Panama’s government has declared a state of emergency as it faces a drought that has prompted water restrictions, depleted reservoirs and affected shipping through its bustling canal.

Read more at m.phys.org


Aug

12
2015

Drought conditions force San Joaquin Hatchery to evacuate fish

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

Abc30.com reports that...

The hot drought conditions have forced the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to evacuate millions of fish from their hatcheries on the flatlands to the cool water of high mountain lakes.

Read more at abc30.com