Posts in category: Severe Events

Mar

24
2015

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

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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

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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


Mar

13
2015

Four Tropical Cyclones At Once : How Rare Is It?

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Weather.com reports that...

It may be March, with thoughts of spring in the Northern Hemisphere, but half a world away, we’re tracking not one, not two, but four tropical cyclones.

Read more at www.weather.com


Mar

11
2015

Italian Village Gets 8 Feet Of Snow In 24 Hours, May Break Global Record

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M.huffpost.com reports that...

Snow news is good news, unless you live in Capracotta. The Italian village may have just set a record for the most snow ever to fall in 24 hours.

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Mar

11
2015

Australia braces for powerful cyclones

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M.bbc.com reports that...

Residents in parts of Australia and the South Pacific are on high alert as three cyclones threaten.

Read more at m.bbc.com


Mar

06
2015

Climate: Arctic sea ice near record low in February

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Summitcountyvoice.com reports that...

Arctic sea ice extent continued to hover near a record-low level in February, federal ice trackers said in their latest monthly update, adding that this year’s maximum extent, expected sometime in mid-March, may be the smallest on record.

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