Weather events

Jun

09
2014

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

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

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.

 

Read more at www.dailyjournal.net


Jun

09
2014

Hundreds of firefighters battling wildfire in Central Oregon – KPTV – FOX 12

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Kptv.com reports that...

As of Monday morning, the Two Bulls Fire has burned approximately 6,800 acres and is only 5 percent contained. More than 700 firefighters are fighting the fire from the ground, and 11 helicopters are helping from above. Firefighters say the warm, dry weather is making it difficult to keep the fire from spreading.

Read more at www.kptv.com


Jun

06
2014

Arctic Sea Ice Melts Normally In May As Antarctic Sets Record

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

Reportingclimatescience.com reports that...

Arctic sea ice extent in May was the third lowest recorded for any May in the satellite era while sea ice in the Antarctic reached its greatest extent for a May in the satellite era.

Read more at www.reportingclimatescience.com


Jun

05
2014

Central Idaho wildfire grows to 80 acres

Natalie     green, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Idahostatejournal.com reports that...

A wildfire burning through downed and dead lodgepole about 10 miles south of Stanley in central Idaho grew to about 80 acres by Thursday morning.

But Incident Commander Brian O’Donnell says the Gold Fire is expected to be contained Friday evening and controlled by Monday.

Three hotshot crews, three helicopters, six engine crews and two water tankers are assigned to fight the blaze that started Tuesday afternoon and quickly grew to 60 acres.

Read more at www.idahostatejournal.com


Jun

05
2014

Storms wreak havoc in Midwest USA

Natalie     green, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

In the USA violent thunderstorms have pummelled homes and cars, smashing wind screens and denting metal. Meanwhile, earlier in the week, severe winds derailed a coal train en-route from Arkansas to Wyoming. BBC Weather’s Alex Deakin reports for Global on BBC World.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jun

04
2014

SA to shiver as cold front, snow hits

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

News24.com reports that...

Large parts of South Africa are caught in a cold snap as winter makes its presence felt and temperatures plummet.

The South African weather service predicted severe rain and localised flooding for parts of the Western Cape, from Cape Town across the western half of the province.

Read more at www.news24.com


Jun

04
2014

Russia – Thousands evacuated in flood-hit Siberia

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

En.itar-tass.com reports that...

More than 20,000 people cannot return to their homes and apartments in Altai Territory, hit by the worst flood for the past 45 years, Governor Alexander Karlin has said.

Totally 29,000 people were evacuated from 72 villages in 14 rural areas and the city of Biysk. As of May 4 a total of 8,756 houses and 9,087 farmlands were flooded.

Read more at en.itar-tass.com


Jun

03
2014

Ninth Oregon county gets drought declaration

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Statesmanjournal.com reports that...

Gov. John Kitzhaber has declared a drought emergency in three more Oregon counties, bringing the total to nine.

Read more at www.statesmanjournal.com


Jun

03
2014

Water level in Ganga, Brahmaputra to increase till 2050: Study

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

Zeenews.india.com reports that...

A new study has revealed that water supply in rivers like Ganga, Brahmaputra and Indus will increase in the coming decades…

…The researchers said that glaciers feeding Indus river, although retreating, will generate increasing amounts of melt-water in the coming decades due to higher temperatures. For the other rivers, the increase in river flow will be mainly caused by increasing precipitation.

Read more at zeenews.india.com


May

31
2014

Slide Fire now 90 percent contained

Natalie     Damage over $1M, Reports & Findings, Weather Events, yellow     0

Dcourier.com reports that...

The Slide Fire that has been burning in Oak Creek Canyon is now 90 percent contained and the national Incident Management Team is expected to turn over control of the firefighting efforts to a local team Saturday evening.

Read more at www.dcourier.com