Posts in category: Data

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


Jan

23
2016

Cold-stunned turtles flood state’s rescue centers

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

Starnewsonline.com reports that...

This month alone, more than a thousand turtles in North Carolina have been hurt by cold-stun, an occasionally fatal condition brought on by a rapid drop in water temperature. Beasley said in more than 40 years of working with turtles she’s never seen a cold-stun spate this severe

Read more at www.starnewsonline.com


Dec

30
2015

Freak storm pushes North Pole 50 degrees above normal to melting point

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

Washingtonpost.com reports that...

A powerful winter cyclone — the same storm that lead to two tornado outbreaks in the United States and disastrous river flooding — has driven the North Pole to the freezing point this week, 50 degrees above average for this time of year.

Read more at www.washingtonpost.com


Dec

29
2015

Alps ski resorts at lower altitudes suffer from lack of snow leaving slopes bare

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

Dailymail.co.uk reports that...

Holidaymakers who planned a snowy Christmas getaway in the Alps have been left disappointed at low-altitude ski resorts caught in one of the warmest Decembers on record.

Read more at www.dailymail.co.uk


Dec

22
2015

El Niño pattern brings springlike temperatures to much of U.S.

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

Dallasnews.com reports that...

A weather pattern partly linked with El Niño has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel. It is bringing springlike warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow across the West that even skiing slopes have been overwhelmed.

Read more at www.dallasnews.com


Dec

16
2015

Record rain causes Waterloo sewer overflows

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

M.wcfcourier.com reports that...

A record-breaking rainfall caused Waterloo’s sewer system to overflow even in areas where steps have been taken to reduce such spills.

Read more at m.wcfcourier.com


Dec

16
2015

Polar bears travel further as Arctic sea-ice drifts

Natalie     Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings     0

Bbc.com reports that...

Polar bears are working harder just to stay in one place, as the Arctic sea-ice on which they hunt drifts away.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Dec

07
2015

Record-High Temperatures Hit South Africa as Drought Worsens

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

Bloomberg.com reports that...

December temperatures reached a record in many parts of South Africa on Sunday and near-record highs are forecast Monday as a heatwave intensifies the country’s worst drought for 23 years.

Pretoria, the capital, will probably reach 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit), while the temperature in Johannesburg will climb to 36 degrees, Kgolofelo Mahlangu, a forecaster at the South African Weather Service, said by phone.

Read more at www.bloomberg.com


Dec

02
2015

Ciguatera fish poisoning predicted to increase with rising ocean temperatures

Natalie     Data, green, Predictions, Reports & Findings     0

Noaanews.noaa.gov reports that...

A new NOAA study, published in the journal Ecological Modeling, forecasts an increase in ciguatera fish poisoning in the Gulf of Mexico and the U.S. Southeast Atlantic coast with predicted rising global ocean temperatures due to climate change.

Read more at www.noaanews.noaa.gov