Posts in category: Predictions

Dec

05
2014

Rising seas make living with global warming a UN priority

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

Chicagotribune.com reports that...

From the rising seas in the Seychelles to the melting glaciers of Switzerland and Peru, governments are learning to cope with damaging changes to the climate that threaten food and water supplies, and even the very survival of the most low-lying nations.

Read more at www.chicagotribune.com


Nov

04
2014

NASA Satellite Captures Super Typhoon Nuri On The Pacific Ocean

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Neonnettle.com reports that...

NASA captured extraordinary images of super typhoon Nuri from space. The super typhoon became one of the most destructive typhoons of 2014 travelling across waters of the western Pacific Ocean. Thankfully it was far away from land.

Weather.com revealed that according to the “U.S. military’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center, Nuri’s maximum 1-minute sustained winds reached 180 mph Sunday afternoon and remained there through 7 a.m. EST Monday.”

Read more at www.neonnettle.com


Nov

04
2014

Hurricane Vance weakens in Pacific near Mexico

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Usatoday.com reports that...

Hurricane Vance is weakening in the Pacific off Mexico’s coast.

The hurricane’s maximum sustained winds Tuesday morning were near 100 mph. This makes it a Category 2 hurricane.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Vance will continue to weaken through the day.

 

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Nov

02
2014

Coalville shopping centre closed after wind damage

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

M.bbc.com reports that...

A shopping centre was closed after high winds caused damage in a Leicestershire town.Part of the roof of Store Twenty One at Belvoir Shopping Centre in Coalville was ripped off and several other businesses were damaged, police said.

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Oct

26
2014

Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay

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

Wrcbtv.com reports that...

Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears – with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws – far away from humans.

For the last 16 years, park rangers have done their best to warn visitors about the perils of leaving food in their cars, which a bear can easily peel open for a quick treat. And now a bear management team has begun outfitting bears with sophisticated GPS tracking collars to better understand their movements.

Overall, reported bear encounters have plunged by 92 percent since 1998, when the park embarked on a concerted public education campaign.

Despite their long-term progress, park rangers have lost ground in the battle this year.

The instances of bears raiding campgrounds and parking lots for human food are up by 35 percent from Jan. 1 to Oct. 19 compared to the same period last year- the second such increase during the state’s three consecutive dry years. Officials say the heightened bear activity may be partly caused by the drought cutting the supply of berries and other natural bear food.

Read more at www.wrcbtv.com


Oct

19
2014

Drought, Heat Relief For Brazil, Paraguay

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

Accuweather.com reports that...

October began extremely dry and unseasonably hot across much of eastern Brazil as well as in Paraguay, but changes are on the way.

The core of drought conditions and heat were felt from eastern Paraguay into the Brazil states from Parana to Mato Grosso and Bahia. Just a short distance to the south, across the state of Rio Grande do Sul, rainfall has been well above average and temperatures close to normal.

So far this month, many locations across eastern Brazil and Paraguay saw little to no rainfall with most areas receiving 10 percent or less of normal precipitation. Going back even further, since the start of the summer season (June), much of this same area has seen less than half of their normal rainfall.

Read more at www.accuweather.com


Oct

17
2014

SOMALIA: Aid agency says the country is on the brink of famine.

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

Raxanreeb.com reports that...

Nairobi (RBC) Somalia is once again under the brink of another humanitarian catastrophe, says aid agency, World Vision International.

The organization raised the red flag today over a severe drought as well serious food and water shortages that are having life-threatening consequences on over 3.2 million people in the country.

“We are extremely concerned that the figures have increased by 20% over the last 6 months. Sadly 218,000 children are now severely malnourished,” said Francois Batalingaya, World Vision’s Country Director in Somalia. “The world must act now and let it not forget that it waited too long for the famine that killed thousands in 2010 to occur.”

Humanitarian agencies have for the last 10 months been calling for action over the drought situation where 2.9 million people were in need of help. However United Nations recently estimated the figures to 3.2 million. About 1.1 million of the affected people (mostly in South Central regions) are families that have been displaced families by the long drawn conflict in the country.

World Vision says that majority of farmers were not able to harvest any grain due to the failure of the rain seasons. Water sources and pasture have dried up too thus causing death of thousands of animals. Furthermore, the ongoing conflict has caused market disruptions and reduced access to seasonal agricultural employment.

Read more at www.raxanreeb.com


Oct

14
2014

California Drought’s Newest Target: The Great Pumpkins

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

Nbcnews.com reports that...

The list of crops affected by California’s ongoing drought is growing. This time it’s pumpkins.

While this year’s crop is expected to be normal—a pumpkin from California weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record this week—the lack of water is forcing many pumpkin growers to face the possibility of plowing over their pumpkin patches sooner than later.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Oct

13
2014

‘Weak’ El Niño 2014 to Start In 4-8 Weeks

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

Au.ibtimes.com reports that...

The El Niño weather phenomenon that forecasters had anticipated for so long will begin in the next four to eight weeks. It will, however, be a weak one, much to the chagrin of drought-stricken California.

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center on Thursday said the El Niño, which was first announced early this year, would be happening in a month or two. Forecasters expect it to continue until into spring. But while forecasters agree there is a 2-in-3 chance of El Niño happening between November 2014 to January 2015, it will “likely remain weak … throughout its duration.”

An El Niño occurs when sea surface temperatures hit more than 0.5 degrees Celsius during the long term average. Presently, sea surface temperatures are only up by 0.3 degrees.

Read more at au.ibtimes.com


Oct

11
2014

Cyclone wind speeds revised up again to 180 km/hr gusting to 195 km/hr

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

M.thehindubusinessline.com reports that...

The India Met Department has revised upwards for a second time expected wind speeds of very severe cyclone Hudhud at the time of landfall tomorrow.The Met now says that the system may pack peak wind speeds of 170 to 180 km/hr gusting to 195 km/hr when it crosses Visakhapatnam tomorrow morning.

Read more at m.thehindubusinessline.com