Monthly archives: March 2012

Mar

31
2012

Low pressure system brings flooding to Fiji

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Parts of Fiji have suffered flash flooding after a deep low pressure system brought heavy rain to the country. Read more.


Mar

30
2012

SOMALIA: Drought affecting thousands in Somaliland

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Officials in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia, are appealing for food aid and potable water for thousands of families who have lost their livelihoods in the current drought. Read more.


Mar

30
2012

March was warmest on record in Illinois

Natalie     Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Weather experts say this month was the warmest March on record for both Chicago and the rest of the state. Read more.


Mar

29
2012

Tropical Storm Pakhar heads for Vietnam

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     1

Helen Willetts takes a look at the effects of Tropical Storm Pakhar and where it’s heading next. Read more.


Mar

29
2012

Hundreds of donkeys abandoned in lingering drought

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

With pastures withered from a lingering drought, farmers in Texas and northwest Louisiana have abandoned donkeys by the hundreds, turning them into wandering refugees that have severely tested animal rescue groups. Read more.


Mar

29
2012

Softball-sized hail smashes windshields in Kansas

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

A storm system that could spawn twisters in the central U.S. on Thursday already did some damage overnight in Madison, Kan., where softball-sized hail smashed car windshields. Read more.


Mar

28
2012

Snowiest March On Record at Whistler/Blackcomb

Natalie     Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Blackcomb Mountain’s operations have been extended to May 28, 2012 to allow skiers and riders to take advantage of the incredible conditions on the mountain. Over sixty (60) days of skiing and riding remain in the season at Whistler Blackcomb, offering one of the longest seasons in North America. Read more.


Mar

28
2012

Wet spell not enough to offset dry 2012

Natalie     Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

With no snow pack to melt and fill the streams and rivers, and — even with Wednesday’s rain — precious little precipitation since December, the state is entering spring with things decidedly dry. Read more.


Mar

28
2012

Colorado holds back on prescribed burns after deadly wildfire

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Colorado will likely suspend prescribed burns like the one blamed for the deadly wildfire near Denver, Gov. John Hickenlooper said Wednesday as video of one family’s harrowing escape from flames emerged. Read more.


Mar

28
2012

Leftover snow days mean some students can plow into summer

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

At least nine of the snowiest U.S.cities had less than 60% of their average snowfall this year, and schools across the nation are deciding what to do with an unusually high number of leftover emergency weather days. Many schools will let students finish the year early. Read more.