Weather events

Aug

30
2015

Erika remnants soak Florida as Tropical Storm Fred forms

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Usatoday.com reports that...

Remnants of Tropical Storm Erika brought heavy rain and winds to southern and central Florida on Sunday as the next system, named Fred, formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and watches were posted for a separate storm approaching Hawaii.

Widespread rainfall of 2 to 4 inches was expected throughout Florida, with localized amounts up to 8 inches, especially along the western coast of the state. A flood watch was  issued for the southern half of the state through Monday morning.

Read more at www.usatoday.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

29
2015

Calgary air quality: When is the smoke going to clear? – Calgary – CBC News

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Cbc.ca reports that...

Mandeep Dhaliwal, the air-quality program manager with the Calgary Region Airshed Zone, says the city might see some relief starting Saturday if rain helps crews battling the wildfires in Washington state and British Columbia.

Read more at www.cbc.ca


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

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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

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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

Typhoon Goni lashes Japan

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Bbc.com reports that...

Typhoon Goni has lashed the Japanese mainland, leaving at least one person missing, more than 70 others injured as authorities urged more than 600,000 people to leave homes.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Aug

25
2015

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

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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

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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

24
2015

Death toll feared to rise after flood and landslides in Turkey’€™s northeastern province of Artvin

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Dailysabah.com reports that...

Artvin, a northeastern province on the border with Georgia, was rocked by floods and landslides on Monday evening. Eight people were confirmed dead in the disaster but authorities said there may be three more victims as a 5-year-old boy and two women still remain missing.

Read more at www.dailysabah.com