Weather events

Oct

14
2014

California Drought’s Newest Target: The Great Pumpkins

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

The list of crops affected by California’s ongoing drought is growing. This time it’s pumpkins.

While this year’s crop is expected to be normal—a pumpkin from California weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record this week—the lack of water is forcing many pumpkin growers to face the possibility of plowing over their pumpkin patches sooner than later.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Oct

14
2014

Typhoon Vongfong Leaves Two Dead, Nearly 100 Injured in Japan

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Newsweek.com reports that...

A powerful storm that battered Japan with high winds and torrential rain, and killed two people, headed off out over the Pacific on Tuesday and was downgraded to a tropical depression.

Typhoon Vongfong, at one point the strongest storm to hit Japan this year, was on Tuesday afternoon off the coast of the Tohoku region devastated by a 2011 earthquake and tsunami, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.

Read more at www.newsweek.com


Oct

14
2014

Hurricane Gonzalo Damages Homes, Injures 12 in Antigua; 5 Missing in Martinique

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Weather.com reports that...

Hurricane Gonzalo was moving through the Caribbean Tuesday morning as a Category 2 storm, disrupting travel across the region, causing structural damage to homes in Antigua and causing the disappearance of five people.

 

Read more at www.weather.com


Oct

13
2014

‘Weak’ El Niño 2014 to Start In 4-8 Weeks

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Au.ibtimes.com reports that...

The El Niño weather phenomenon that forecasters had anticipated for so long will begin in the next four to eight weeks. It will, however, be a weak one, much to the chagrin of drought-stricken California.

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center on Thursday said the El Niño, which was first announced early this year, would be happening in a month or two. Forecasters expect it to continue until into spring. But while forecasters agree there is a 2-in-3 chance of El Niño happening between November 2014 to January 2015, it will “likely remain weak … throughout its duration.”

An El Niño occurs when sea surface temperatures hit more than 0.5 degrees Celsius during the long term average. Presently, sea surface temperatures are only up by 0.3 degrees.

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Oct

11
2014

Cyclone wind speeds revised up again to 180 km/hr gusting to 195 km/hr

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M.thehindubusinessline.com reports that...

The India Met Department has revised upwards for a second time expected wind speeds of very severe cyclone Hudhud at the time of landfall tomorrow.The Met now says that the system may pack peak wind speeds of 170 to 180 km/hr gusting to 195 km/hr when it crosses Visakhapatnam tomorrow morning.

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Oct

11
2014

Powerful Typhoon Vongfong Slams Okinawa, Mainland Japan Next

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M.accuweather.com reports that...

While Japan is recovering from formerTyphoon Phanfone, another typhoon is approaching the country.Typhoon Vongfong, meaning “the wasp” in Cantonese, is currently crossing the Rtykyu Islands, located to the south of Japan. The center of the typhoon passed across the island of Okinawa very late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, local time.This dangerous typhoon has already recorded a brutal history. Vongfong brought flooding rainfall and damaging wind to the northern Mariana Islands on last Sunday, local time. Wind gusts over 89 kph (55 mph) and rainfall over 75 millimeters (3 inches) were common.

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Oct

09
2014

Asia braces for storms

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Bbc.com reports that...

Typhoon Vongfong and Cyclone Hudhud are set to plough into Japan and India over the weekend. Sarah Keith Lucas reports.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Oct

06
2014

High winds and floods affect roads and ferries in Scotland

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Bbc.com reports that...

High winds and floods have been causing travel disruption as forecasters warn of more strong gusts and heavy rain in several parts of Scotland.

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Oct

05
2014

Deadly Typhoon Phanfone Lashes Japan

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Accuweather.com reports that...

More lives and property are being threatened, including in Tokyo, as Typhoon Phanfone bears down on Japan.

Phanfone is no longer a super typhoon, the status it briefly achieved on Saturday local time, but remains a dangerous and deadly typhoon.

Read more at www.accuweather.com


Oct

05
2014

Hurricane Simon intensifies off Mexico’s coast

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Usatoday.com reports that...

Simon has strengthened into a major hurricane in the Pacific, but still poses no direct threat to land.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Simon’s maximum sustained winds increased to 130 mph on Saturday, making it a Category 4 hurricane. Forecasters say Simon is expected to begin weakening Sunday.

Read more at www.usatoday.com