Weather events

Jul

15
2014

2014 So Far: Coolest in U.S. Since 1993; Wettest June Since 1989, Says NOAA

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Weather.com reports that...

The first half of 2014 was the coldest January-to-June period in the Lower 48 states in 21 years, according to the federal government’s quarterly State of the Climate Report, released Tuesday by NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center.

June 2014 was the sixth wettest June on record for the contiguous U.S. (Lower 48 states), the wettest since 1989.

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Jul

12
2014

Caught on camera: How a deadly landslide destroyed a city in Japan

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Daily.bhaskar.com reports that...

The tropical storm ‘Neoguri’, which has made it way to Honshu island, is destructing Japan intensely. At least three people lost their life in the landslide and heavy rainfalls triggered by the typhoon, while 50 other are injured.

Read more at daily.bhaskar.com


Jul

11
2014

Polar vortex to hit US with midsummer cold blast

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Nypost.com reports that...

It’s the revenge of the polar vortex!

A frigid cold air system will be moving through the eastern United States next week, leading to intense weather conditions reminiscent of last year’s dreaded polar vortex.

The approaching weather system is expected to bring overwhelmingly below-average temperatures to parts of the northern and northeastern US next week, beginning Monday or Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.

Read more at nypost.com


Jul

10
2014

Drought now covers almost 35% of U.S., and is predicted to grow

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Boingboing.net reports that...

According to a weekly update at the U.S. Drought Portal (drought.gov!), “moderate” to “exceptional” drought now covers 34.3% of the contiguous United States.

In California, a full 36.5% of the state is now in that most severe “exceptional” drought stage for the second week in a row. These conditions are not expected to improve any time soon.

Read more at boingboing.net


Jul

10
2014

On Thin Ice: Inuit Way of Life Vanishing in Arctic

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

NBC’s Ann Curry reports from Greenland, providing a rare glimpse of Inuit hunters facing a rapidly changing way of life in the Arctic.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Jul

09
2014

Tornadoes, Severe Thunderstorms Rip Through Northeast, Mid-Atlantic: 5 Dead, Thousands Without Power

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Weather.com reports that...

At least five people, including one child, were killed and several people were injured as a line of severe storms from Ohio to New York ripped through the Northeast on Tuesday. The storms spawned several tornadoes, felled trees and left hundreds of thousands without power.

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Jul

09
2014

Tropical Storm Neoguri Strikes Japan: Major Flood Threat Persists Despite Weakening, 30 Injured

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Weather.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Neoguri, previously the strongest typhoon so far in the 2014 Western Pacific season, is now making its final push toward southern and central Japan after raking Okinawa with torrential rain and hurricane-force winds.

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Jul

02
2014

Prairie flooding prompts evacuations in western Manitoba – Manitoba – CBC News

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Cbc.ca reports that...

Widespread overland flooding in Saskatchewan and Manitoba prompted the evacuation of some homes in western Manitoba on Tuesday night.

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Jun

30
2014

Crews making progress against Arizona wildfire with successful burnout operations

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Foxnews.com reports that...

Crews battling a wildfire in Arizona’s eastern mountains are making headway with successful burnout operations, even as the blaze blackens more territory.

Southwest Area Incident Management Team spokesman Bill Morse said Sunday evening that the San Juan Fire had charred nearly 9 square miles, up from nearly 8 square miles.

But he said that all the growth is inside perimeter lines that firefighters have built. The burnout operations have consumed fuels between the perimeter and the main fire on the western edge and may produce more smoke than had been seen.

Read more at www.foxnews.com


Jun

30
2014

Tropical Storm Douglas forms in the Pacific, first Atlantic tropical disturbance brewing

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Theweathernetwork.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Douglas, the fourth named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, is spinning off Mexico’s Pacific coast…

…Meanwhile, a tropical depression may form in the next couple of days off the Florida coast.

“A tropical depression is likely to form by mid-week while the system moves slowly southwestward and then turns northward and northeastward near the southeastern United States coast,” said the U.S. National Hurricane Center.

 

Read more at www.theweathernetwork.com