Weather events

Apr

13
2014

BBC News – Chile fire in Valparaiso kills 12 and forces thousands to evacuate

Jodde     red, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Bbc.co.uk reports that...

More than 10,000 people have been evacuated from Chile’s port city of Valparaiso to escape a moving fire that has killed at least 12 residents.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Apr

10
2014

Storms threaten Australia and Philippines

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

Two separate storm systems are threatening Australia and the Philippines in the next few days.

Tropical Cyclone Ita has the potential to bring damaging winds to Queensland, while a tropical depression could deposit some very heavy rain to parts of the Philippines.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Apr

10
2014

Developing El Nino could usher in abundant rains for drought-stricken California

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

News4jax.com reports that...

Meteorologists around the globe are closely monitoring the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the Pacific that is showing signs of warming up. Sea surface temperatures that are above +0.5°C is considered El Nino. Because of this, NOAA has issued an El Nino Watch. Below is the ECMWF model (Euro) showing eastern Pacific sea surface temperatures in region 3 (near South America) soaring by late summer.

Read more at www.news4jax.com


Apr

09
2014

Lightning Kills More Than 60 Cows in Chile

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

Weather.com reports that...

Ranchers in southern Chile say a series of lightning strikes has killed more than 60 of their dairy cows, costing them thousands of dollars.

Storms on Sunday spawned the strikes in south-central Chile. Worst hit was a ranch in Los Rios owned by Cecil Fourt, who says 54 of his cows were killed by lightning and another one was blinded. Another rancher, Claudio Toledo, says nine of his cows sheltering under a tree were struck and killed.

Read more at www.weather.com


Apr

08
2014

Tornado confirmed in Spalding County; rain pushes Lake Lanier up 1+ feet

Natalie     Data, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Accessnorthga.com reports that...

National Weather Service officials say about 200 trees were either snapped or uprooted during an EF1 tornado in Spalding County – and the rains that fell in northeast Georgia Sunday night and Monday pushed the level of Lake Lanier up more than a foot.

Read more at www.accessnorthga.com


Apr

08
2014

Drought threatens to compound Syrian woes

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

English.alarabiya.net reports that...

The warn-torn Syria is on the brink of another disaster as the World Food Program warned on Tuesday that the country was facing a drought that could put millions of people’s lives at risk, compounding the impact of years of war.

The drought threatens to cut wheat production in the country’s northwestern breadbasket to a record low of 1.7 million to 2 million metric tons, according to World Food Program (WFP) spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs.

Read more at english.alarabiya.net


Apr

08
2014

Flash floods as storms drench US southeast

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Ndtv.com reports that...

Severe thunderstorms crawled across the US southeast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and causing flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue more than two dozen people from their homes and cars.

Read more at www.ndtv.com


Apr

08
2014

2014 Arctic Sea Ice Peak Is 5th Lowest on Record

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

Huffingtonpost.com reports that...

Despite a late-season boost from the cold weather patterns similar to those that blasted England with terrific storms in February, Arctic sea ice is still on a long-term decline, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com


Apr

05
2014

Four Tornadoes Touch Down in North Texas Thursday

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Nbcdfw.com reports that...

Severe thunderstorms are believed to have spawned at least four tornadoes in North Texas Thursday, while peppering Denton and Collin counties with hail as large as softballs.

 

Read more at www.nbcdfw.com


Apr

02
2014

Sahara dust storm prompts ‘serious’ health warning for asthmatics

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

Telegraph.co.uk reports that...

The Saharan dust storm could trigger a spike in asthma attacks and also lead to previously undiagnosed sufferers developing the condition, a leading expert has warned.

Dr Keith Prowse, Honorary Medical Adviser to the British Lung Foundation said Saharan dust is contributing to unusually high levels of air pollution, threatening the health of elderly and vulnerable people in the UK.

Read more at www.telegraph.co.uk