Posts in category: Data

Mar

22
2016

Temperature hits 40 degrees in parts of Tamil Nadu

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

Thehindu.com reports that...

In many interior parts of the State, including Vellore, Salem and Tiruchi, the day temperature scaled to 40 degree Celsius for the second consecutive day on Monday.

The mercury climbed four or five degrees above normal in many places, including Coimbatore, Tiruttani and Madurai.

The presence of westerlies, which bring hot, dry winds from the land — something unusual for this time of the year — has contributed to the blazing heat, Met officials say.

Read more at www.thehindu.com


Mar

21
2016

Unusual cold spell chills Treasure Coast on Monday

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Tcpalm.com reports that...

Monday’s cold was uncharacteristic for the date, according to National Weather Service records.

The temperature reached 66 degrees early Monday morning in Vero Beach, but the cold spell moved in at daybreak, lowering the temperature from 61 at 6 a.m. to 55 at sunrise. Meteorologists said the temperature topped out at 62 degrees in the afternoon. Strong winds, gusting to 25 mph, kept blowing in cold air from the north.

Read more at www.tcpalm.com


Mar

03
2016

The Arctic is missing a chunk of sea ice the size of Texas, Arizona and Utah

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Mashable.com reports that...

Arctic sea ice is limping toward its seasonal peak, hitting a record low for the month of February on the heels of another record set just the month before.

The region — which acts as the northern hemisphere’s refrigerator — was missing a chunk of ice measuring about 448,000 square miles, compared to the 1981-2010 long-term average, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Read more at mashable.com


Mar

02
2016

Great Barrier Reef under threat from high temperatures

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Bbc.com reports that...

El Nino and summer heat is taking a toll on the Great Barrier Reef with coral bleaching as temperatures soar.

Scientists say that the Great Barrier Reef needs a retreat of the El Nino conditions soon if some coral areas are to survive.

Campaign group WWF have warned that “Global warming, fuelled by burning fossil fuels, is increasing the water temperature and bleaching coral reefs,”

BBC Weather’s Matt Taylor reports

Read more at www.bbc.com


Mar

01
2016

Vietnam hit by worst drought in 90 years

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Newsinfo.inquirer.net reports that...

Vietnam is suffering its worst drought in nearly a century with salinization hitting farmers especially hard in the crucial southern Mekong delta, experts said Monday. “The water level of the Mekong River has gone down to its lowest level since 1926, leading to the worst drought and salinisation there,” Nguyen Van Tinh, deputy head of the hydraulics department under the Ministry of Agriculture, told AFP.

Read more at newsinfo.inquirer.net


Mar

01
2016

California’s snowpack falls below average, sparking new drought fears

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Latimes.com reports that...

After a promising start to winter, California’s snowpack has shrunk to below-average levels, causing state water officials to redouble their calls for water conservation.

On Tuesday, the statewide snowpack stood at only 83% of average for the day, a result the California Department of Water Resources blamed on fall and winter seasons that have brought only “moderate precipitation” and “relatively warm temperatures.”

Read more at www.latimes.com


Feb

22
2016

Mystery wind drought that cut US wind power in 2015 is back

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Newscientist.com reports that...

There’s a still in the air – and it is bad news for North America’s wind turbines.

Last year saw the lowest average wind speeds in half a century across much of North America. There were long periods of motionless air across most of the Great Plains and the West, stretching through to Texas and Florida, and from Mexico to Canada.

Read more at www.newscientist.com


Feb

22
2016

20 dead from ‘monster’ Cyclone Winston in Fiji

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Cnn.com reports that...

Workers scrambled to reach hard-hit outer islands in Fiji on Monday to fully assess the scope of the devastating cyclone that struck the Pacific Island nation over the weekend, killing at least 20 people.

Tropical Cyclone Winston, which lashed Fiji on Saturday night, is the most powerful storm on record in the Southern Hemisphere, authorities said.

Read more at www.cnn.com


Feb

13
2016

Huge temperature contrasts across US

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Bbc.com reports that...

Extreme cold weather is affecting eastern Canada and NE states of the US. Further west it’s a much hotter story as BBC Weather’s Nick Miller explains.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Feb

10
2016

Penguin Disaster As Iceberg Blocks Route To Sea

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Iflscience.com reports that...

A penguin apocalypse is unfolding in Commonwealth Bay, Antarctica, as tens of thousands of birds are cut off from their food supply by a stranded iceberg. The iceberg in question, B09B, has altered the penguins’ frigid environment, resulting in a mass of deaths. The finding is a worrying sign for other penguin colonies confronted with climate change.

Read more at www.iflscience.com