Weather events

Dec

04
2013

Wicked winter weather targets Texas to the Ohio Valley

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Greenvilleonline.com reports that...

After slamming portions of the north-central and western USA with brutal cold and heavy snow Wednesday, the worst of the wintry weather shifts southward Thursday.
The biggest concern: an ice storm forecast to develop from Texas to the Ohio Valley.
The icy mix will spread Thursday from part of northern Texas to northern and western Arkansas, central Kentucky and southern Ohio on Thursday night and early Friday, according to AccuWeather meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

Read more at www.greenvilleonline.com


Nov

28
2013

Lightning kills 3 in Nyazura

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Manicapost.com reports that...

AN eight-year old Gurure Primary School (Nyazura) pupil was last Thursday burnt beyond recognition after a lightning bolt struck a hut where she was in. The death of Precious Mukoto, a Grade Three pupil at Gurure Primary School, brought to three the number of people who died after being struck by lightning bolts in Nyazura.

Read more at www.manicapost.com


Nov

28
2013

Indian Ocean linked to bushfires and drought in Australia

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Theconversation.com reports that...

In a study released today in Nature Geoscience, we show that extreme weather events in Australia such as drought and bushfire are linked to temperature changes in the Indian Ocean. Much like El Niño in the Pacific Ocean, the Indian Ocean Dipole has far-reaching consequences, and these effects are likely to strengthen under climate change.

Read more at theconversation.com


Nov

28
2013

Weakened Cyclone Lehar nears Indian coast

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Aljazeera.com reports that...

Much to the relief of the people on India’s eastern coast, the much-feared Cyclone Lehar has weakened and will make landfall as a deep depression.

Reports quoting the Indian Meteorological Department said Lehar had slowed down to 15 kph over the Bay of Bengal as of Thursday morning, and was centred around 250km from the coast, some 465km from the provincial capital Hyderabad.

Lehar is expected to make landfall later in the day.

Read more at www.aljazeera.com


Nov

27
2013

Indian south-eastern states braced for Cyclone Lehar

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Bbc.co.uk reports that...

A powerful cyclone is headed for India’s south-eastern coast with winds up to 120mph (200kmph) and heavy rain, the meteorological department has said.

Read more at www.bbc.co.uk


Nov

26
2013

Wintry mix pinches travel plans as deadly storm heads east

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Upi.com reports that...

A deadly storm pushed east across the United States Tuesday, threatening flight cancellations on Thanksgiving Eve, one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Weather forecasters said high winds and low clouds likely will trigger delays at New York’s three airports, as well as airports in Boston, Washington and Baltimore beginning Tuesday afternoon and lasting as long as 36 hours, NBC News reported.

Read more at www.upi.com


Nov

26
2013

‘Very severe’ cyclone Lehar to hit Andhra Pradesh on Thursday

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Ndtv.com reports that...

Barely a week after being hit by cyclone Helen, Andhra Pradesh is now bracing for “very severe” cyclonic storm “Lehar” that is expected to make landfall in the state on Thursday, packed with wind speed of up to 200 kmph.

Read more at www.ndtv.com


Nov

26
2013

Total fire bans for much of South Australia as temperature forecast to hit high 30Cs

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Dailytelegraph.com.au reports that...

TOTAL fire bans have been declared for much of the state tomorrow, when the mercury is tipped to hit 37C in the city.

The Country Fire Service has declared fire bans for the Mount Lofty Ranges, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Murraylands, Riverland, Upper South East, Flinders Ranges, Eastern Eyre Peninsula, Northeast Pastoral and Northwest Pastoral districts.

The fire danger rating in each of the 10 districts is forecast to be severe.

Read more at www.dailytelegraph.com.au


Nov

25
2013

Iceberg the Size of Singapore Breaks from Antarctic Glacier

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Ringoffireradio.com reports that...

An iceberg the size of Singapore detached from Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier earlier this month, according to a report and images released by NASA. Scientists have hypothesized that rapidly-changing ice sheets are a result of warming weather.

Read more at www.ringoffireradio.com


Nov

21
2013

Three die as snow hits eastern and central France

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English.rfi.fr reports that...

Three people died on Thursday after the season’s first snowfall caused traffic chaos in France.

Read more at www.english.rfi.fr