Weather events

May

06
2014

MURRIETA: Firefighters put out 7-acre vegetation fire (UPDATE)

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Blog.pe.com reports that...

A vegetation fire burned 7 acres in Murrieta and prompted a warning from the city’s fire chief that the drought is making for a dangerous early fire season.

Read more at blog.pe.com


May

06
2014

Rainfall floods South Surrey, White Rock roads – Peace Arch News

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Peacearchnews.com reports that...

Heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in parts of South Surrey and White Rock Sunday and overnight, flooding roads with water and debris.

Read more at www.peacearchnews.com


May

06
2014

‘Life-Threatening’ Flooding Submerges Pensacola, Florida – NBC News

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Nbcnews.com reports that...

The worst flooding in Florida in a generation — more than 2 feet of water in 26 hours, by one rain gauge — left drivers stranded overnight and into Wednesday, the latest pummeling from the monster storm system lumbering across the country.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


May

06
2014

Severe floods hit central Italy | euronews, world news

Jodde     red, Weather Events     0

Euronews.com reports that...

At least two people’s deaths are being linked to the floods in the Marche region, after the River Cesano burst its banks.

Read more at www.euronews.com


May

01
2014

Heat wave scorches north India; mercury rises to 45°C in Rajasthan

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

Zeenews.india.com reports that...

Intense heat wave conditions swept across northern region as temperature in most areas soared past 40 degree Celsius with mercury in Rajasthan’s Ganganagar city settling at a high of 45.9 degree Celsius.

Read more at zeenews.india.com


Apr

29
2014

U.S. tornadoes kill 30, threaten more damage in South

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

Reuters.com reports that...

At least 30 people across six states have been killed by a vicious storm system that unleashed dozens of tornadoes and was threatening to cause more damage in heavily populated regions of the U.S. South on Tuesday.

Read more at www.reuters.com


Apr

23
2014

Flight MH370 search hampered by bad weather

Natalie     Data, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

A tropical cyclone hampered the search for the missing plane on Monday and on Wednesday, the aerial search was again called off due to bad weather. BBC Weather’s Susan Powell has the details.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Apr

22
2014

Heatwave grips parts of China

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

Chinese authorities have issued warnings for cities in Yunnan province as a heatwave sweeps across the south-western parts of the country. Tomasz Schafernaker explains.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Apr

19
2014

Rain forces evacuation in Whakatane

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

3news.co.nz reports that...

Locals in Whakatane were forced to evacuate their homes last night as torrential rain, along with a high tide, burst the banks of a stream.

Residents have levelled criticism at the local council, saying it did not do enough to improve the storm-water system after a similar flood four years ago.

As New Zealand’s sunniest spot, Whakatane is usually clocking up sunshine hours. But for the past 24 hours, fire crews and residents have been scrambling to protect homes and properties.

Read more at www.3news.co.nz


Apr

18
2014

Huge Antarctic Iceberg Drifts Out to Sea (Time-Lapse Video)

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

Livescience.com reports that...

 

A huge iceberg that broke off of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier is heading toward the Southern Ocean, satellite images show.

Between November 2013 and March 2014, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) — an instrument on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites — tracked the massive iceberg as it drifted across Pine Island Bay in the Amundsen Sea. A time-lapse video also shows the motion of the ice island.

Read more at www.livescience.com