Posts in category: Severe Events

Apr

11
2015

Warming Pacific Makes for Increasingly Weird Ocean Life

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

News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

A “blob” of warm water that’s partly to blame for dead birds and stranded sea lions in the Pacific may share a cause with Boston’s snows and California’s drought.

Read more at news.nationalgeographic.com


Apr

02
2015

Typhoon Maysak: Dramatic photos taken from space show category-five storm moving towards Philippines

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Abc.net.au reports that...

Micronesia Red Cross says the typhoon has killed at least nine people — all in the Federated States of Micronesia FSM — as it has swept across the north-west Pacific.

Read more at www.abc.net.au


Apr

02
2015

Antarctic temperatures reach an all time high of 17.5°C

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

Dailymail.co.uk reports that...

Antarctica has experienced its highest temperature on record, according to meteorologists.

Read more at www.dailymail.co.uk


Apr

01
2015

Antarctica hits 63 degrees, believed to be a record

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

Cnn.com reports that...

A high temperature of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit might sound like a pleasant day in early spring unless you’re in Antarctica.

Read more at www.cnn.com


Mar

24
2015

Lack of Snow at Yosemite’s Half Dome Captures California Drought in 5 Photos

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

Weather.com reports that...

California relies on the shrinking Sierra Nevada snowpack for a third of its water, and with less snow coating the mountains nearby every year, water restrictions in the state will only tighten.

Read more at www.weather.com


Mar

23
2015

Cyclone Nathan hits NT coast as state of emergency declared on Goulburn Island

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

Theguardian.com reports that...

Tropical cyclone Nathan has crossed the Northern  Territory coast as a category one cyclone. It hit the coast about 300km east of Darwin between Goulburn Island and Maningrida about 6.30am on Tuesday.

Read more at www.theguardian.com


Mar

17
2015

Category 5 Cyclone Pam Devastates Vanuatu

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Theatlantic.com reports that...

Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu late on March 13, packing wind gusts of up to 320 kilometers 200 miles an hour, causing widespread damage in the archipelago nation in the South Pacific Ocean. Vanuatu’s President Baldwin Lonsdale called the storm a “monster” that killed dozens, destroyed or damaged 90 percent of the buildings in the capital, and will force the nation to start anew. International aid agencies began emergency flights on Tuesday to some of the remote outer islands of Vanuatu, which they fear have been devastated. Officials are warning that Vanuatu now faces imminent food shortages, as aid agencies described conditions as among the most challenging they have ever faced.

Read more at www.theatlantic.com


Mar

17
2015

Ski Slopes Run Dry at California Resort 

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

Lack of snow forces early closure to the popular “Sierra at Tahoe” ski resort in California. KRNV’s Ryan Kern reports the resort got only a third of thier usual snowfall.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Mar

15
2015

Cyclone Pam

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Bbc.com reports that...

Pam, one of the most powerful storms in history, is now close to north-east New Zealand having battered the South Pacific island of Vanuatu. Philip Avery reports.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Mar

14
2015

Chile evacuates thousands as fire threatens Valparaiso

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Aljazeera.com reports that...

Chile has declared a state of emergency and evacuated thousands of people as a forest fire threatened the historic port city of Valparaiso, where 15 people died in blazes last year.

Read more at www.aljazeera.com