Trends and Policies

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

01
2015

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

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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

29
2015

​Strong winds blamed for 2 deaths in Seattle area

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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

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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

27
2015

Extreme Arctic sea ice melt forces thousands of walruses ashore in Alaska

Natalie     Data, green, Records, Reports & Findings     0

Theguardian.com reports that...

The extreme loss of Arctic sea ice due to climate change is forcing thousands of walruses to crowd ashore on a remote barrier island off Alaska, and threatening their survival.

 

Read more at www.theguardian.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


Aug

26
2015

NSW weather: Warragamba Dam to overflow; 320 properties evacuated in St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet

Natalie     Predictions, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Mobile.abc.net.au reports that...

Continuing heavy rain has forced the evacuation of more than 320 properties in St Georges Basin and Sussex Inlet on the New South Wales south coast.

Read more at mobile.abc.net.au


Aug

25
2015

UK weather: Flood warning as parts of country see month’s worth of rain in just 48 hours

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

Independent.co.uk reports that...

Parts of the UK have experienced a month’s worth of rain in just 48 hours, as flood warnings were issued for dozens of regions.

Read more at www.independent.co.uk


Aug

24
2015

Greenland glacier loses chunk the size of Manhattan

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

Cbsnews.com reports that...

Satellite images show that the world’s fastest moving glacier lost a piece of ice measuring nearly 5 square miles over two days. Scientists say it is one of the most significant calving events on record.

Radar images of the Jakobshavn glacier in Greenland, taken from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Sentinel-1A and Sentinel-2A weather satellites between July 27 and Aug. 19, show the massive glacier advancing westward before its front rapidly retreated as a huge chunk fell off it front, sometime between Aug. 14 and Aug. 16.

Read more at www.cbsnews.com


Aug

21
2015

Utah forecast: Hot and smoky, with elevated risks for wildfires ahead

Natalie     Data, green, Predictions, Reports & Findings     0

Sltrib.com reports that...

Utah already is hacking from “second-hand” smoke wafting in from the blazing forests of California and Washington. Now, the tinder-dry Beehive State faces elevated risks for its own wildfires.

Read more at www.sltrib.com