Posts tagged as: U.S.

Jun

24
2015

800,000 Without Power as Violent Weather Sweeps Across Country

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

A tornado touched down near Boston, and 70 mph winds from Ohio to Maine uprooted trees as much of the Midwest braces for more severe storms.

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Jun

16
2015

Tropical Storm Bill strikes Texas

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Bbc.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Bill has made landfall on the coast of Texas. The second named Atlantic storm of the season is bringing heavy rain and strong winds to the state, which has been hit by severe flooding recently, just a few months after the area experienced a period of ‘exceptional’ drought.

BBC Weather’s Philip Avery reports on the storm for Global on BBC World.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Jun

16
2015

New record high temperature for Midlands set Tuesday

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Wistv.com reports that...

The heat wave sweeping across the Midlands created a new record high on Tuesday.

Temperatures reached 101 degrees just before 6 p.m. breaking a record set back in 1920. The record was tied at 3 p.m when  the recorded temperature at Columbia Metropolitan Airport reached 100 degrees.

Read more at www.wistv.com


Jun

10
2015

Red River Flooding In Louisiana: Homes Submerged In Shreveport; Roads Underwater In Natchitoches Parish

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Weather.com reports that...

Weeks of heavy rainfall has waned across the Southern Plains, but there’s only one place for those billions of gallons of water to go: downstream. On its way to the Mississippi River, the Red flows past Shreveport, and the runoff from the Texas and Oklahoma floods have all funneled into one big stream, causing big problems for the city’s residents.

 

Read more at www.weather.com


Jun

06
2015

After 3-feet of hail, Colorado braces for more severe weather

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Csmonitor.com reports that...

Forecasters are warning that an unstable weather pattern could bring powerful storms over the weekend to areas of Colorado that are already saturated from weeks of rain.

Violent storms across the state spawned several tornadoes Thursday and Friday, destroying homes and dropping large amounts of hail in some places — at one point forcing residents to dig out of waist-deep ice with shovels.

Read more at www.csmonitor.com


Jun

02
2015

Flood Threat to Millions as Storms Bring Rain from South to Northeast

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

Millions of Americans were under the threat of flooding Tuesday as severe storms brought torrential rain from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast — including areas already waterlogged by recent downpours.

 

Read more at www.nbcnews.com


May

28
2015

Climate change, a factor in Texas floods, largely ignored

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Kxan.com reports that...

Climate change is taking a toll on Texas, and the devastating floods that have killed at least 15 people and left 12 others missing across the state are some of the best evidence yet of that phenomenon, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon said in an interview Wednesday. “We have observed an increase of heavy rain events, at least in the South-Central United States, including Texas,” said Nielsen-Gammon, who was appointed by former Gov. George W. Bush in 2000. “And it’s consistent with what we would expect from climate change.”

Read more at kxan.com


May

24
2015

Flooding Hits Oklahoma and Texas, With More Bad Weather on the Way

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Nbcnews.com reports that...

Flash floods forced more than 1,000 evacuations and numerous rescues across Oklahoma and Texas, as officials warned a historic deluge was still to come on Sunday.

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May

17
2015

North shore tornado packed 110 mph winds, injured 3, damaged houses: Photos

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Nola.com reports that...

The tornado that touched down early Sunday morning (May 17) in Tangipahoa Parish, injuring three, packed winds of up to 110 mph, sheriff’s office and weather officials said.

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May

08
2015

Western Snowpack Melts Early, Little Remains

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Usda.gov reports that...

West-wide snowpack has mostly melted, according to data from the fifth 2015 forecast by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

“Across most of the West, snowpack isn’t just low – it’s gone,” NRCS Hydrologist David Garen said. “With some exceptions, this year’s snowmelt streamflow has already occurred.”

Garen said that for much of the western US, the snowpack at many of the stations is at or near the lowest on record. Months of unusually warm temperatures hindered snowpack growth and accelerated its melt.

Read more at www.usda.gov