Posts in category: Weather Events

Sep

20
2014

Typhoon Kalmaegi Kills 8 in China

Natalie     Damage over $1M, Data, Fatalities, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Ndtv.com reports that...

The death toll in the heavy rains triggered by typhoon Kalmaegi rose to 8 today, even as nearly 400 students were rescued from an inundated school in China’s southwestern Yunnan province.

Heavy rains caused by the typhoon, which is the 15th typhoon to hit China this year, since Wednesday have flooded 53 counties and cities in Yunnan, leaving 390,000 people affected and resulting in an economic loss of US$55.86 million.

Read more at www.ndtv.com


Sep

20
2014

Perth temperatures break September record

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

Watoday.com.au reports that...

Saturday’s soaring temperatures broke a Perth record set nearly 100 years ago.

Until today the highest temperature recorded in Perth during September was 32.7 degrees – back on September 30, 1918.

By 2.17pm the official temperature for Perth had reached 34.1 degrees.

Read more at www.watoday.com.au


Sep

19
2014

Rising Atlantic Ocean Temperatures Could Pose Threat to Reefs

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

Philly.com reports that...

Rising temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean may be allowing certain tropical fish to spread to shallow waters that are becoming warmer, an expansion that could pose a significant threat to coral reefs, ecologists report.

Read more at www.philly.com


Sep

18
2014

King Fire climbs to 70,944 acres; Eldorado Nat’l Forest off-limits

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

News10.net reports that...

The King Fire in El Dorado County burned 70,944 acres as of Thursday morning, according to the national Incident Information System website...

As of 12:30 p.m., the fire is 5 percent contained with 3,695 personnel battling the fire.

The fire is being fueled by trees and brush on steep terrain in the South Fork of the American River Canyon and Silver Creek Canyon, north of Pollock Pines.

Read more at www.news10.net


Sep

18
2014

Tropical Storm Odile Brings Floods to Southwest; Austin Also Deluged

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

While Tropical Storm Odile brought more floods to the Southwest, another storm system put parts of Austin, Texas, underwater, sparking several rescues. Crews were searching for one person swept away after their car was overcome with high water at 2 a.m. Thursday, according to a report by NBC affiliate KXAN. It was one of several rescues reported in the Texas capital after people had become trapped on or inside their vehicles in the flooded streets.

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


Sep

18
2014

Polo becomes hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific Coast

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Reuters.com reports that...

Tropical storm Polo became a hurricane off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Wednesday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Centre said, with maximum sustained winds of almost 75 miles per hour (120 kph) expected to strengthen.

Polo was 180 miles (290 km) south of Manzanillo port on Wednesday evening and moving west north west at 10 mph (17 kph) along the coast. The NHC said that any deviation to the north could bring stronger winds to the coast.

Read more at www.reuters.com


Sep

13
2014

Crews Battle California Wildfire Amid Heatwave

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Huffingtonpost.com reports that...

People in about 30 homes were ordered to evacuate as a wildfire roared through a canyon in Southern California’s Cleveland National Forest, burning through 2 ½ square miles of dry brush.

Fire officials called Friday evening’s evacuation precautionary and no residences were immediately threatened.

The fire had been burning uphill and away from the homes all day but the potential threat of a down-canyon wind after sunset prompted the evacuation.

Read more at www.huffingtonpost.com


Sep

12
2014

Fungus stoked by warming threatens organic coffee: Commodities

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Azernews.az reports that...

Teodomiro Melendres Ojeda, an organic coffee grower in Cajamarca, Peru, stands at a crossroads. Neither path is attractive.

Leaf-rust fungus, known as roya in Spanish, has devastated about a third of his crop. Melendres, 48, can use chemicals to kill it, though he risks forfeiting his organic certification and the 10 percent price premium it brings. Or he can preserve the certification and watch his plants die.

“We coffee producers are living between a rock and a hard place,” Melendres said.

Global warming has been a friend to the fungus, enabling it to thrive in elevations that used to be inhospitable. The worst worldwide outbreak in 30 years has meant diminished yields, lower income and laid-off workers from Peru to Mexico. Organic growers face additional loss as they look for ways to save their livelihoods while at the same time avoiding chemical solutions.

Read more at www.azernews.az


Sep

12
2014

In Washington State, The 2014 Wildfire Season Has Been 6 Times Worse Than Normal

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

Thinkprogress.org reports that...

The 2014 wildfire season in Washington State is not over, but it has already been one of the most destructive and costly on record, state officials from the Department of Natural Resources said Thursday.

 

Since the beginning of the season up until the end of August, the DNR said wildfires in Washington had burned 363,000 acres, or 550 square miles of land, destroying homes along the way. That’s about 6 times worse than the average amount of acres burned per year in Washington, state forest officials said. Fighting the fires has been costly, too — the state says it spent $81 million this year, even though its annual budget is only $25 million.

Read more at thinkprogress.org


Sep

12
2014

Almost 500 dead, thousands homeless in Asia floods

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Usatoday.com reports that...

The Pakistani military stepped up rescue efforts as floods wreaked havoc in more districts of the country’s eastern Punjab province on Friday, affecting 1.9 million people and leaving hundreds of thousands homeless.

In neighboring India-controlled parts of Kashmir, meanwhile, flood waters started receding but triggered concerns about the possible spread of disease in devastated areas.

The severe monsoon floods, which began Sept. 3 in divided Kashmir, have so far killed 274 people in Pakistan and Pakistan-administered Kashmir, while 200 have died in the India-controlled part of the disputed Himalayan region.

Read more at www.usatoday.com