Posts in category: Weather Events

Sep

02
2015

A hurricane that has travelled into the future, sort of…

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

Blogs.channel4.com reports that...

Former Hurricane Kilo, now Typhoon Kilo, spinning around in the Pacific Ocean, has achieved what can be considered no mean feat for a powerful storm of tropical origin.

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Sep

02
2015

Europe’s weather of two halves

Natalie     Data, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

Violent storms have lashed large swathes of southwest France, with torrential rain flooding parts of Toulouse and Montauban. Neighbouring Spain didn’t escape the downpours either, although these storms provide a stark contrast to eastern Europe, where parts of Serbia and Hungary are currently seeing temperatures of up to 40C.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Sep

02
2015

4 days after rare August storm, thousands still without power

Natalie     Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Komonews.com reports that...

Four days after a potent August windstorm blasted through the region, thousands of people are still waiting for their power to come back on. Crews continue to make progress in the wake of the storm, which hit Western Washington with periods of heavy rain and wind speeds rarely ever seen in August.

Read more at www.komonews.com


Sep

01
2015

Three Category 4 hurricanes form over Pacific Ocean for first time in recorded history

Jodde     Records, red, Uncategorized, Weather Events     0

Vancitybuzz.com reports that...

Three separate Category 4 hurricanes were active at the same time in the Eastern and Central Pacific Ocean between Saturday and Sunday, marking the first ever recorded instance of such an event, according to

Read more at www.vancitybuzz.com


Aug

30
2015

Erika remnants soak Florida as Tropical Storm Fred forms

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Usatoday.com reports that...

Remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought heavy rain and winds to southern and central Florida on Sunday as the next system, named Fred, formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and watches were posted for a separate storm approaching Hawaii.

Widespread rainfall of 2 to 4 inches was expected throughout Florida, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, especially along the western coast of the state. A flood watch was  issued for the southern half of the state through Monday morning.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


Aug

29
2015

​Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

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

Cbsnews.com reports that...

Powerful winds toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington.

Read more at www.cbsnews.com


Aug

29
2015

Tropical Storm Erika: Dominica Death Toll Rises to 20

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

Nbcnews.com reports that...

The prime minister of the Caribbean island of Dominica said Friday that at least 20 people have died in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Erika, and the “the extent of the devastation is monumental.”

In an address to the nation, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said some others are still missing. More than a foot of rain fell in less than 12 hours as the storm hit Wednesday. Torrents of water flowed through streets and swept away cars.

 

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Aug

29
2015

Calgary air quality: When is the smoke going to clear? – Calgary – CBC News

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Cbc.ca reports that...

Mandeep Dhaliwal, the air-quality program manager with the Calgary Region Airshed Zone, says the city might see some relief starting Saturday if rain helps crews battling the wildfires in Washington state and British Columbia.

Read more at www.cbc.ca


Aug

27
2015

Hurricane Jimena chugs northwestward, 720 miles east of Hilo

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Khon2.com reports that...

At 5 a.m., the center of Hurricane Jimena was located about 720 miles east of Hilo. Jimena is moving toward the northwest near 5 mph. This general motion is expected to continue through Friday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph with higher gusts. Jimena is expected to gradually weaken from later today through Friday night.

Read more at khon2.com


Aug

26
2015

Tropical Storm Erika Approaching the Leeward Islands; Tropical Storm Warnings Issued in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Leeward Islands; Potential Threat to Bahamas, Florida

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Weather.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Erika is currently centered just under 300 miles east of the Lesser Antilles and is moving quickly westward at 17 mph.

For the next couple of days, Erika will be moving into an environment with vertical wind shear and dry air, both general inhibitors for tropical cyclone intensification.

Read more at www.weather.com