Weather events

Feb

02
2016

Winter storm conditions strike much of Newfoundland – Newfoundland & Labrador – CBC News

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Cbc.ca reports that...

A winter storm hampered much of Newfoundland Saturday, causing power outages and dangerous driving conditions.

Read more at www.cbc.ca


Feb

02
2016

Five snowmobilers killed in major avalanche near McBride, B.C.: RCMP – Brandon Sun

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Weather Events     0

Brandonsun.com reports that...

MCBRIDE, B.C. – Five snowmobilers died Friday in a major avalanche near the interior community of McBride, B.C., which came as “heartbreaking news” to the snowmobiling community and local officials.

Read more at www.brandonsun.com


Feb

02
2016

South Africa suffers worst drought in decades | All media content | DW.COM | 02.02.2016

Jodde     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Dw.com reports that...

Farmers in South Africa have been hit by the worst drought in several decades. Crops have been destroyed and livelihoods are at risk.

Read more at www.dw.com


Feb

01
2016

Storm Henry: motorists warned against travel in parts of Scotland | UK news | The Guardian

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Theguardian.com reports that...

Traffic Scotland said only essential journeys should be attempted as roads, bridges and railway lines are battered by heavy rain and gale-force winds. Lorries have been blown over, trees uprooted and buildings damaged by the latest severe weather.

Read more at www.theguardian.com


Jan

31
2016

Pacifica in state of emergency over El Niño storm damage – SFGate

Jodde     Weather Events     0

Sfgate.com reports that...

Fears that crushing waves and powerful rains from El Niño would erode the coastal bluffs in Pacifica — where several vacant apartment buildings and homes have been left teetering for years — were realized this weekend.

Read more at www.sfgate.com


Jan

29
2016

Video shows man standing next to sea wall with a child in his arms as he’s hit by huge wave | Daily Mail Online

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Dailymail.co.uk reports that...

Read more at www.dailymail.co.uk


Jan

29
2016

Man killed in Queensland super cell storm – 9news.com.au

Jodde     Fatalities, Weather Events, yellow     0

9news.com.au reports that...

A man in Queensland has died after a tree fell on him when powerful super cell storms ripped through the state overnight.

Read more at www.9news.com.au


Jan

29
2016

Storm Gertrude: weather reporter struggles to stand in gale during report – video | UK news | The Guardian

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Theguardian.com reports that...

A weather reporter for ITV’s Good Morning Britain, Laura Tobin, struggles to stay in her feet as she gives a live report on Storm Gertrude on Friday. Storm Gertrude arrived on Thursday night from the Atlantic on a powerful jet stream. About 8,500 properties in Scotland are without electricity as a result of the storm. Severe gales of up to 100mph are expected throughout Friday

Read more at www.theguardian.com


Jan

27
2016

Scores Die Across East Asia as Cold Snap Hits

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

Breitbart.com reports that...

Taiwan: At least 85 people have died from the cold, primarily elderly residents whose heart trouble left them vulnerable to the sudden drop in temperature to 39 degrees Fahrenheit, the lowest in 44 years. Six people died in the northern regions of Taipei and Taoyuan; 16 more died in the south in Kaohsiung, according to Focus Taiwan. The victims often lacked central heating.

Read more at www.breitbart.com


Jan

24
2016

Massive blizzard hits US east coast

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

Bbc.com reports that...

The storm, which some US broadcasters are calling “Jonas”, has brought extreme snowfall and strong winds across the US east coast, including over Washington and New York.

Read more at www.bbc.com