Weather events

Apr

01
2018

B.C. wildfire crews called to help extinguish Merritt grass fire

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Https reports that...

 

BC Wildfire Service crews are helping Merritt-area firefighters with a large grass fire that has broken out northwest of the Nicola Valley city.

 

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Apr

01
2018

Extreme Drought Conditions Taking Over Southern Colorado « CBS Denver

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Denver.cbslocal.com reports that...

A dry March has resulted in the expansion of drought across Colorado with 90% of the state now in some stage of drought.

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Mar

02
2018

Long winter taking toll on Calgary charity that feeds those in need | CBC News

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Cbc.ca reports that...

For the past five years, Leftovers Calgary has co-ordinated 72 delivery routes a week, using 200 volunteer drivers and one small transport truck bought with help from a corporate sponsor.

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Mar

02
2018

Deaths, accidents and delays as Europe struggles with extreme cold snap

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Https reports that...

GENEVA
— An extreme cold snap across Europe claimed more lives, forced the
closure of airports in Scotland, Switzerland, France and Ireland and
left hundreds of drivers stranded on snowy highways Thursday.

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Mar

02
2018

German cold snap: thawing in the west and frosty in the east

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Https reports that...

While temperatures in western and southern Germany are slowly creeping up, residents in the east and the north shouldn’t put away their long johns and mitts just yet. In the small town of Barth along the Baltic Sea, the mercury reached a bitterly cold -17.5C late in the evening on Thursday, according to weather service Kachelmannwetter.

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Mar

02
2018

Western Cape drought impact on agriculture estimated at R5bn

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Https reports that...

CAPE TOWN – The agriculture sector in the Western Cape will take an
economic knock of more than R5-billion due to the impact of the drought.

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Mar

02
2018

City official estimates flood damage between $150,000 and $200,000

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Https reports that...

 

As
Londoners brace for cooler temperatures and possible snowfall later
this week, city crews continue to clean up the damage left by last
week’s weather.

Several areas of the city were flooded after a
weeks worth of rain fell in a matter of days and milder weather resulted
in the thawing of snow banks and ice jams in the river.

 

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Mar

02
2018

Heavy rains pound, flood parts of Nairobi – PHOTOS – Nairobi News

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Nairobinews.nation.co.ke reports that...

Parts of Nairobi and its environs were on Friday left resembling flooded rivers after heavy rains pounded the city for the better part of the afternoon.

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Mar

02
2018

Sandbags and warnings as northeast US braces for storm-driven flood

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Https reports that...

Businesses blocked doors with sandbags and officials warned residents of waterfront homes to be ready to evacuate as the northeastern United States braced for a powerful storm on Friday that threatened to flood coasts from Maine to North Carolina.

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Feb

24
2018

Serbia Finally Sees Substantial Rainfalls

Filip     Correspondence, Data, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

After months of predominantly dry weather and higher-than-average temperatures, many parts of Serbia saw significant rainfalls as well as somewhat colder weather over the last week. The temperatures were close to the season average, around 20 °C (68 °F). Although some parts of the country had less precipitation than usual, heavy showers were recorded in most places. The city of Loznica, for example, saw four times the usual amount of rain.

The current wet weather is seen as very important for Serbia’s struggling agriculture. The recent rain has created near-optimal conditions for the fall planting of crops. On the other hand, this summer’s long and heavy drought caused huge losses to many people and the last week’s rainfalls came much too late. What’s more, recent storms resulted in even greater damage in many areas of the country.

Serbian waterways are also suffering from this year’s drought. Water levels on certain rivers have reached biologically critical minimums, which means that there may be consequences on the environment and the drinking-water quality.