Weather events

Dec

16
2015

Crews work to restore power in New Brunswick following Maritime storm | CTV News

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Ctvnews.ca reports that...

A pedestrian trudges through the snow in Fredericton during a winter storm on Tuesday, December 15, 2015. Stephen MacGillivray / THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Dec

16
2015

Massive balls of hail descend from Sydney sky during insane storm

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Mashable.com reports that...

Wind gusts of 213 km/h 132 mph were recorded in the south Sydney suburb of Kurnell at around 10:30 a.m. local time, speeds associated with a “possible tornado” according to the Bureau of Meteorology. The

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Dec

16
2015

Massive Alaska storm tied an all-time intensity record

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Mashable.com reports that...

A gargantuan, monster storm developed off the southwest coast of Alaska from Dec. 12-14, lashing the outermost Aleutian islands with winds equivalent to a Category 3 hurricane, and producing towering waves capable of sinking large ships.

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Dec

16
2015

Record rain causes Waterloo sewer overflows

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M.wcfcourier.com reports that...

A record-breaking rainfall caused Waterloo’s sewer system to overflow even in areas where steps have been taken to reduce such spills.

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Dec

15
2015

€˜Positive development as Shannon levels stabilise

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Irishtimes.com reports that...

An almost submerged car in a flooded area of Carrick-on-Shannon in Co Leitrim. Photograph: Eric Luke The Irish Times

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Dec

08
2015

Chennai floods: Relief effort underway – CNN.com

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Cnn.com reports that...

Since October, flooding killed at least 272 people in the region, according to the National Disaster Response Force. About 28,000 people had to be rescued. The flooding knocked out government services, left people stranded and made small boats a commonplace sight in city streets.

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Dec

07
2015

Thousands in the Lower Mainland without power as storm touches down

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Theprovince.com reports that...

Wet, windy weather walloped much of B.C. over the weekend, leaving thousands without power and at least one community on alert for flooding.

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Dec

07
2015

Record-High Temperatures Hit South Africa as Drought Worsens

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Bloomberg.com reports that...

December temperatures reached a record in many parts of South Africa on Sunday and near-record highs are forecast Monday as a heatwave intensifies the country’s worst drought for 23 years.

Pretoria, the capital, will probably reach 39 degrees Celsius (102.2 degrees Fahrenheit), while the temperature in Johannesburg will climb to 36 degrees, Kgolofelo Mahlangu, a forecaster at the South African Weather Service, said by phone.

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Dec

07
2015

South Florida flooding leaves drivers stranded, destroys crops

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Wsvn.com reports that...

Relentless rainfall across South Florida this weekend led to flooding that left motorists stranded, trapped residents inside their homes and even destroyed a huge portion of a local farmer’s crops.

In some parts of the Sunshine State, the rain started Thursday and didn’t stop for days. The unseasonable downpours left parts of South Florida underwater.

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Dec

02
2015

Record rains flood south Indian state; more to come

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Reuters.com reports that...

The heaviest rainfall in over a century caused massive flooding across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, driving thousands from their homes, shutting auto factories and paralysing the airport in the state capital Chennai.

The national weather office predicted three more days of torrential downpours in the southern state of nearly 70 million people.

Read more at www.reuters.com