Weather events

Mar

06
2015

Climate: Arctic sea ice near record low in February

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Summitcountyvoice.com reports that...

Arctic sea ice extent continued to hover near a record-low level in February, federal ice trackers said in their latest monthly update, adding that this year’s maximum extent, expected sometime in mid-March, may be the smallest on record.

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Mar

06
2015

Extreme weather conditions a threat to SADC economy

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En.starafrica.com reports that...

Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi has warned that the increased frequency and intensity of floods and other extreme weather events in southern Africa is expected to adversely affect the agriculture-dependent regional economy.Mumbengegwi, who is also the chairperson of the Southern African Development Community SADC Council of Ministers, said the rapidly changing and increasingly unpredictable weather patterns should propel the region to seek innovative ways of dealing with problems triggered by floods and droughts.

Read more at en.starafrica.com


Mar

06
2015

USA battles latest snowstorm

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Bbc.com reports that...

Snow has brought treacherous conditions to large swathes of the US, all the way from Texas in the south to New England. It’s also caused the cancellation of thousands of flights this winter – but this latest snowstorm has gone one step further with a Delta Airlines plane skidding off the runway at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, leaving six people injured.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Mar

05
2015

Arctic sea ice could set an ominous new record this year

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Washingtonpost.com reports that...

Which brings us to NSIDC’s just released report on February’s ice conditions. First, the agency notes that last month saw the third-lowest ice extent ever recorded for February, based on satellite records going back to 1979. Indeed, Arctic sea ice extent in February just keeps ticking lower and lower:

Read more at www.washingtonpost.com


Mar

05
2015

Floods kill 42 people in Tanzania, authorities say

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M.billingsgazette.com reports that...

Floods from a heavy 30-minute storm in Tanzania killed at least 42 people in an area close to Lake Victoria in Kahama district, authorities said.

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Mar

04
2015

Tanzania floods sweep Shinyanga ‘killing 38 people’ 

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M.bbc.com reports that...

Flooding in north-western Tanzania has killed at least 38 people and left hundreds of others homeless, police in the Shinyanga region have told the BBC.

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Mar

02
2015

Winter Storm Sparta: Snow, Ice In the Plains, Midwest and Northeast (FORECAST)

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Weather.com reports that...

Winter Storm Sparta delivered a long swath of snow and ice from the Rockies to the Southern Plains, Midwest and the East coast as the calendar flipped from February to March.

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Feb

28
2015

Two cyclones devastate areas of northern and eastern Australia

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Wsws.org reports that...

Hundreds of people have been left homeless and tens of thousands remain without power across both central Queensland and the Northern Territory in the wake of the impact of cyclones Marcia and Lam, which struck the two regions on February 22.

Read more at www.wsws.org


Feb

28
2015

Major Thunderstorms Flood Miami Streets

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Weather.com reports that...

Parts of Miami, Opa-Locka and Hallandale, Florida  saw up to 6 inches of rain Saturday after major thunderstorms flooded the area, leaving entire neighborhoods underwater, according to The Miami Herald. The thunderstorms and winds up to 50 mph began shortly after 10 A.M. and continued through the afternoon, flooding roads and making travel nearly imposible.

Read more at www.weather.com


Feb

28
2015

Six infants die in drought-hit Tharparkar

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Arynews.tv reports that...

Six more children died in nursery ward of Mithi Civil Hospital in drought hit Tharparkar district of Pakistan’s southern Sindh province on Saturday, ARY News reported.

Read more at arynews.tv