Weather events

May

21
2014

Italy set to swelter under 34C due to African wind

Natalie     Data, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Thelocal.it reports that...

Summer temperatures arrived on Tuesday and were set to reach between 32C and 34C by the end of the week in the south and centre of the country, according to Italian media reports.

According to forecaster 3bmeteo.com, Sardinia will be the hottest place in the country on Wednesday as temperatures in Nuoro reach 30C.

Read more at www.thelocal.it


May

19
2014

Hotter climate could turn sea turtles all-girl

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

Smh.com.au reports that...

Sea turtles are likely to be beneficiaries of a warming climate as hotter incubation conditions trigger a rising share of female hatchlings that could lift natural rates of population growth, new research to be published in Nature Climate Change on Monday shows.

But gains will be temporary if temperatures keep rising and nudge populations towards becoming all female, or exceed levels at which developing embryos die, the study found.

Read more at www.smh.com.au


May

19
2014

Floods deluge Balkan states

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

As flooding continues in the Balkans, Guy Delauney reports from Oberenocac and Matt Taylor explains why the floods were so bad.

Read more at www.bbc.com


May

15
2014

Flooding Plagues New York, Midwest: State-by-State Updates

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Weather.com reports that...

A plodding system that has left flooding in multiple Midwestern and Southern states pushed east again on Thursday, bringing the threat of flash floods to urban areas by Friday.

“The biggest area of concern for local flash flooding stretches from the Appalachians into western and central New York,” said weather.com senior meteorologist Jon Erdman. “However, this slow-moving rainband will crawl up the I-95 Northeast corridor Friday, likely triggering at least nuisance street flooding in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and possibly Philadelphia and New York City.”

Read more at www.weather.com


May

14
2014

Record heat adds to wildfire danger in California

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

Usatoday.com reports that...

More near-record heat, howling winds and extremely low humidity will lead to another dangerous day for wildfires in California Wednesday.

“Strong Santa Ana winds will continue to impact the mountains, valleys, and coasts today,” warned an online forecast from the National Weather Service in San Diego. “Strongest gusts will occur along the coastal slopes. The hot, dry and windy conditions will bring a very high risk of rapid wildfire spread today.”

Read more at www.usatoday.com


May

13
2014

Flooding leads to evacuation in Silver Creek

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Wivb.com reports that...

 

Flooding is impacting areas across the southern tier Tuesday morning. There is an evacuation in the Village of Silver Creek, in Chautauqua County. There is a State of Emergency in the Cattaraugus County Village of Gowanda.

 

Read more at wivb.com


May

12
2014

California Drought News: Heat exacerbates drought woes, ‘king almonds,’ and more

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

Scpr.org reports that...

High temperatures are expected to increase Southern California’s drought woes. The lack of moisture in the soil will make this week’s triple-digit heat wave feel even hotter, as our colleague Meghan McCarty explains

Read more at www.scpr.org


May

09
2014

Lightning: 11 flights struck landing at Salt Lake City

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

Usatoday.com reports that...

Several flights at Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) were canceled Thursday after 11 inbound flights were struck by lightning there on Wednesday.SLC spokeswoman Barbara Gann tellsThe Associated Press that 10 arriving Delta flights and one United Airlines flight were struck.While lightning strikes are not uncommon, 11 strikes in a single day at a single airport is unusual.

Read more at www.usatoday.com


May

07
2014

Arctic river ice is less reliable

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

Environmentalresearchweb.org reports that...

Large rivers have presented an obstacle to humans for tens of thousands of years. But for people living in far northern climes, that obstacle can turn to a positive advantage when the river freezes. In many Arctic regions, “ice roads” are constructed every winter and used to transport weighty freight across vast distances – a task that would be laborious and expensive during summer. But now that way of life may have to change. New research shows that river ice is becoming less reliable in Arctic regions and the ice season is much shorter than it used to be.

Read more at environmentalresearchweb.org


May

06
2014

Earth Swallows Cars in Massive Baltimore Landslide

Jodde     Weather Events, yellow     0

Mashable.com reports that...

A possible landslide swallowed nearly a dozen cars on a street in Baltimore on Thursday morning, when one side of the street suddenly slid into a ravine and onto the train tracks below.

Read more at mashable.com