Posts in category: Predictions

Jul

21
2014

Typhoon Matmo heading toward Taiwan, China

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

Globalnews.ca reports that...

Another typhoon is threatening parts of Asia this week, bringing dangerous conditions to the island of Taiwan and mainland China.

Typhoon Matmo formed on July 17 over the southern Philippine Sea, making it the tenth tropical depression of the Northwestern Pacific Ocean this season.

Read more at globalnews.ca


Jul

17
2014

As Sea Ice Shrinks, Can Polar Bears Survive on Land?

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

News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

Linda J. Gormezano, an ecologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, isn’t a polar bear chef. But she has been figuring out what polar bears might have to eat to survive increasingly long ice-free seasons in the western part of Canada’s Hudson Bay area (map).

Her calculations, presented this week at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology in Missoula, Montana, suggest that the predators may be able to survive for six months on land-based foods, and, because of climate change, they may have to.

Other scientists have warned that a lack of sea ice due to warming temperatures in the Arctic—and declining seal prey populations—could drive this population extinct by 2020.

Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com


Jul

11
2014

Polar vortex to hit US with midsummer cold blast

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Nypost.com reports that...

It’s the revenge of the polar vortex!

A frigid cold air system will be moving through the eastern United States next week, leading to intense weather conditions reminiscent of last year’s dreaded polar vortex.

The approaching weather system is expected to bring overwhelmingly below-average temperatures to parts of the northern and northeastern US next week, beginning Monday or Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.

Read more at nypost.com


Jul

09
2014

Tropical Storm Neoguri Strikes Japan: Major Flood Threat Persists Despite Weakening, 30 Injured

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

Weather.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Neoguri, previously the strongest typhoon so far in the 2014 Western Pacific season, is now making its final push toward southern and central Japan after raking Okinawa with torrential rain and hurricane-force winds.

Read more at www.weather.com


Jun

24
2014

Fires linked to large-scale Greenland ice melt

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

Arcticjournal.com reports that...

A cocktail of rising temperatures and ash from forest fires led to large-scale surface melting of the Greenland ice sheet in 1889 and 2012, according to recent research from Dartmouth College and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Read more at arcticjournal.com


Jun

12
2014

Climate change set to triple drought, bushfires and floods in Australia

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

Abc.net.au reports that...

Climate change is likely to almost triple the frequency of bushfires, floods and drought in Australia from one event every 17 years to one every 6 years, according to a paper published today in Nature.

The Indian Ocean Dipole is an atmospheric phenomenon that affects Australia’s climate as well as those of other countries on the Indian Ocean and is a significant contributing factor to rainfall variability. Its positive phase usually results in droughts in the eastern Indian Ocean and floods in the western Indian Ocean.

The findings mean not just a rise in the number of droughts and fires in Australia and neighbouring countries in Asia, but also a rise in extreme weather events around the world, including Africa.

Read more at www.abc.net.au


Jun

11
2014

Hurricane Cristina Gains Force Off the Mexican Pacific Coast

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

Theyucatantimes.com reports that...

Hurricane Cristina, the third named storm and second hurricane of the 2014 Eastern Pacific hurricane season continues to strengthen and churn to the West off the coast of Mexico.

It initially formed as Tropical Depression Three-E Monday afternoon about 160 miles south of Zihuantanejo, Mexico. Six hours later the National Hurricane Center upgraded it to a tropical storm, giving it the third name on this year’s 2014 Eastern Pacific naming list, Cristina.

Read more at www.theyucatantimes.com


Jun

04
2014

SA to shiver as cold front, snow hits

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

News24.com reports that...

Large parts of South Africa are caught in a cold snap as winter makes its presence felt and temperatures plummet.

The South African weather service predicted severe rain and localised flooding for parts of the Western Cape, from Cape Town across the western half of the province.

Read more at www.news24.com


Jun

03
2014

Water level in Ganga, Brahmaputra to increase till 2050: Study

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

Zeenews.india.com reports that...

A new study has revealed that water supply in rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra and Indus will increase in the coming decades…

…The researchers said that glaciers feeding Indus river, although retreating, will generate increasing amounts of melt-water in the coming decades due to higher temperatures. For the other rivers, the increase in river flow will be mainly caused by increasing precipitation.

Read more at zeenews.india.com


May

29
2014

Ancient Antarctic iceberg flotilla caused huge sea-level rise

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

Mnn.com reports that...

Sandy debris pulled up from icebergs sugget that Antarctica’s giant glaciers respond to a warming climate with pulses of quick withdrawal as opposed to a gradual retreat.

Read more at www.mnn.com