Weather events

Jun

12
2014

Hurricane Cristina Rapidly Intensifies Off the Coast of Mexico

Natalie     green, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Weather.com reports that...

Hurricane Cristina strengthened rapidly into the eastern Pacific hurricane season’s second major hurricane late Wednesday night into Thursday morning well southwest of Mexico’s Pacific coast.

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Jun

12
2014

Monsoon rains 48% below average in past week

Natalie     Data, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Timesofindia.indiatimes.com reports that...

Monsoon rains were nearly half below average level in the week to June 11, data from the weather office showed on Thursday, reflecting the late onset of the annual rains over the southern Kerala coast.

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Jun

12
2014

Climate change set to triple drought, bushfires and floods in Australia

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

Abc.net.au reports that...

Climate change is likely to almost triple the frequency of bushfires, floods and drought in Australia from one event every 17 years to one every 6 years, according to a paper published today in Nature.

The Indian Ocean Dipole is an atmospheric phenomenon that affects Australia’s climate as well as those of other countries on the Indian Ocean and is a significant contributing factor to rainfall variability. Its positive phase usually results in droughts in the eastern Indian Ocean and floods in the western Indian Ocean.

The findings mean not just a rise in the number of droughts and fires in Australia and neighbouring countries in Asia, but also a rise in extreme weather events around the world, including Africa.

Read more at www.abc.net.au


Jun

11
2014

USDA: Drought Cuts Wheat Crop; Corn, Soybeans Good

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

Abcnews.go.com reports that...

The nation’s wheat crop is smaller than earlier was predicted due to drought, but corn and soybean crop expectations have changed little in the latest report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The monthly update released Wednesday shows farmers producing 2.38 billion bushels of winter wheat, down 2 percent from a month ago and 10 percent from last year. Hard red winter wheat, the type used to make bread, is down 3 percent from last month’s estimate to 720 million bushels.

Read more at abcnews.go.com


Jun

11
2014

Hurricane Cristina Gains Force Off the Mexican Pacific Coast

Natalie     Data, green, Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Theyucatantimes.com reports that...

Hurricane Cristina, the third named storm and second hurricane of the 2014 Eastern Pacific hurricane season continues to strengthen and churn to the West off the coast of Mexico.

It initially formed as Tropical Depression Three-E Monday afternoon about 160 miles south of Zihuantanejo, Mexico. Six hours later the National Hurricane Center upgraded it to a tropical storm, giving it the third name on this year’s 2014 Eastern Pacific naming list, Cristina.

Read more at www.theyucatantimes.com


Jun

11
2014

Floods kill 10 in southern Brazil but rain easing

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

Reuters.com reports that...

Flooding had killed 10 people in southern Brazil’s Parana state by Wednesday, and state officials declared an emergency in 130 cities including World Cup host Curitiba and popular tourist attraction Iguazu Falls

Torrential rainfall started on Saturday in the state bordering Paraguay and Argentina, but the sun was shining in most regions by Wednesday, according to Curitiba-based climate institute Simepar.

Read more at www.reuters.com


Jun

09
2014

9 dead, several injured as surprise thunderstorm hits NCR region – Hindustan Times

Jodde     Fatalities, red, Uncategorized, Weather Events     0

Hindustantimes.com reports that...

At least 9 people were killed on Friday in the NCR region, including 6 in Delhi, as a massive thunder storm lashed the region crippling road traffic, metro services and flight operations and hitting power supply.

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Jun

09
2014

‘Ballistic missile’ floats into flooded Russian village (VIDEO) — RT News

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Rt.com reports that...

Only in Russia could a flood bring to your doorstep a huge intercontinental ballistic missile. Or at least that’s what some Russian bloggers say, after a giant metal tube mysteriously appeared in an Altay village.

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Jun

09
2014

Afghanistan flood kills at least 80, leaves thousands homeless | National Post

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News.nationalpost.com reports that...

GUZIRGA I-NUR, Afghanistan — More than 80 bodies have been found after a devastating flash flood in Afghanistan’s mountainous and remote north, a provincial official said Sunday, as police and villagers scoured the rugged terrain for missing people.

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Jun

09
2014

Wildfire near Delta Junction grows to 22.5 square miles; staffing up to 279 and growing – Daily Journal

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Dailyjournal.net reports that...

FAIRBANKS, Alaska — Wildfire officials planned to ramp up the response to a fire that’s burning in a military training area near Delta Junction.

 

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