Posts in category: Severe Events

Aug

24
2015

Greenland glacier loses chunk the size of Manhattan

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

Cbsnews.com reports that...

Satellite images show that the world’s fastest moving glacier lost a piece of ice measuring nearly 5 square miles over two days. Scientists say it is one of the most significant calving events on record.

Radar images of the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland, taken from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-2A weather satellites between July 27 and Aug. 19, show the massive glacier advancing westward before its front rapidly retreated as a huge chunk fell off it front, sometime between Aug. 14 and Aug. 16.

Read more at www.cbsnews.com


Aug

24
2015

Death toll feared to rise after flood and landslides in Turkey’€™s northeastern province of Artvin

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Dailysabah.com reports that...

Artvin, a northeastern province on the border with Georgia, was rocked by floods and landslides on Monday evening. Eight people were confirmed dead in the disaster but authorities said there may be three more victims as a 5-year-old boy and two women still remain missing.

Read more at www.dailysabah.com


Aug

13
2015

Laguna lakes stand as sad symbols of persistent drought

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Coastlinepilot.com reports that...

The state’s lingering drought has rendered a landmark lake tucked behind the hills along Laguna Canyon Road two puddles amid acres of cracked earth.

Read more at www.coastlinepilot.com


Aug

12
2015

Panama declares drought emergency

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M.phys.org reports that...

Panama’s government has declared a state of emergency as it faces a drought that has prompted water restrictions, depleted reservoirs and affected shipping through its bustling canal.

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Aug

12
2015

Drought conditions force San Joaquin Hatchery to evacuate fish

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Abc30.com reports that...

The hot drought conditions have forced the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to evacuate millions of fish from their hatcheries on the flatlands to the cool water of high mountain lakes.

Read more at abc30.com


Aug

12
2015

Puerto Rico seeks U.S. help as drought impact worsens

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Mobile.reuters.com reports that...

As the effects of a drought in Puerto Rico grow more severe, the commonwealth’s representative in Congress has called on the U.S. Department of Defense to provide assistance to the island.

Read more at mobile.reuters.com


Aug

10
2015

Ex-Typhoon Soudelor deluges eastern China

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Bbc.com reports that...

More than a dozen people lost their lives as Soudelor slammed into the east coast of China triggering landslides and flash flooding. Over half a million were forced from their homes as the storm raged while over three million were left without power.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Aug

06
2015

Tokyo Heat Wave Enters Eighth Day, Doubling All-Time Record; 55 Confirmed Dead in Japan

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Weather.com reports that...

A heat wave that has already killed dozens and sickened thousands in Japan reached another torrid milestone Thursday as the nation’s capital, Tokyo, suffered an unprecedented eighth consecutive day of extreme heat.

Tokyo reached 36.7 degrees Celsius (98.1 degrees Fahrenheit) shortly before noon local time Friday, marking its eighth straight day of highs at or above Japan’s “extreme heat” threshold of 35 C (95 F). An analysis of Japan Meteorological Agency data, conducted by The Weather Channel, confirmed that the previous record was just four consecutive days sent on five different occasions between 1978 and 2013. Records began in central Tokyo in June 1875.

Read more at www.weather.com


Aug

04
2015

Unprecedented: Rocky Fire Jumps Highway, Chars 65,000 Acres of Wildland That Hasn’t Burned in Recorded History

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Nbcbayarea.com reports that...

The Rocky Fire raging in Northern California blazed through unprecedented territory as it grew by 3,000 acres overnight, jumping a highway and eating up wildland fuel that has never burned in recorded history.

Read more at www.nbcbayarea.com


Jul

30
2015

Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 154 degrees, near world record

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Washingtonpost.com reports that...

Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again.

In the city of Bandar Mahshahr (population of about 110,000 as of 2010), the air felt like a searing 154 degrees (67.8 Celsius) today, factoring in the humidity.

Its actual air temperature was 109 degrees (42.8 Celsius) with an astonishing dew point temperature of 90 (32.2 Celsius). (If you use NOAA’s calculator, that actually computes to a heat index of 159 degrees).

Read more at www.washingtonpost.com