Posts tagged as: U.S.

Mar

21
2016

Wildfire burns 150 acres near Douglas

Natalie     green, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

12news.com reports that...

Fire crews are working to contain the Baker Canyon Fire northeast of Douglas. The fire had burned 150 acres of grass and brush by early Monday afternoon.

Read more at www.12news.com


Mar

01
2016

California’s snowpack falls below average, sparking new drought fears

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

Latimes.com reports that...

After a promising start to winter, California’s snowpack has shrunk to below-average levels, causing state water officials to redouble their calls for water conservation.

On Tuesday, the statewide snowpack stood at only 83% of average for the day, a result the California Department of Water Resources blamed on fall and winter seasons that have brought only “moderate precipitation” and “relatively warm temperatures.”

Read more at www.latimes.com


Feb

22
2016

Mystery wind drought that cut US wind power in 2015 is back

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

Newscientist.com reports that...

There’s a still in the air – and it is bad news for North America’s wind turbines.

Last year saw the lowest average wind speeds in half a century across much of North America. There were long periods of motionless air across most of the Great Plains and the West, stretching through to Texas and Florida, and from Mexico to Canada.

Read more at www.newscientist.com


Feb

13
2016

Huge temperature contrasts across US

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Bbc.com reports that...

Extreme cold weather is affecting eastern Canada and NE states of the US. Further west it’s a much hotter story as BBC Weather’s Nick Miller explains.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Dec

24
2015

US storms: At least 11 dead in trail of destruction

Natalie     Fatalities, red, Reports & Findings, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Bbc.com reports that...

At least 11 people have been killed and scores more injured by a devastating storm which left a path of destruction across the US South on Christmas Eve.

Read more at www.bbc.com


Dec

22
2015

El Niño pattern brings springlike temperatures to much of U.S.

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Dallasnews.com reports that...

A weather pattern partly linked with El Niño has turned winter upside-down across the U.S. during a week of heavy holiday travel. It is bringing springlike warmth to the Northeast, a risk of tornadoes in the South and so much snow across the West that even skiing slopes have been overwhelmed.

Read more at www.dallasnews.com


Dec

16
2015

Record rain causes Waterloo sewer overflows

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M.wcfcourier.com reports that...

A record-breaking rainfall caused Waterloo’s sewer system to overflow even in areas where steps have been taken to reduce such spills.

Read more at m.wcfcourier.com


Dec

01
2015

Central Florida temps in line with global rise to record highs

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Orlandosentinel.com reports that...

Most of Central Florida had its hottest November on record, and Orlando registered its second-highest average temperature for the month since the late 1800s.

The National Weather Service in Melbourne also reported the fall season of September through November was the warmest for most of the area and second-warmest for Orlando.

Read more at www.orlandosentinel.com


Nov

12
2015

Floods Devastated South Carolina Farms

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Rfdtv.com reports that...

After the historic flood and continued rain in South Carolina, farmers need help. Many fields have been turned into ponds and some crops aren’t even worth harvesting.  On Myra Ardis’ family farm in Elloree, cotton and peanuts are still in shambles. “We could not pay the cost of running a machine through the field with what we would get paid with the deduction on these nuts,” says Ardis.  

Read more at www.rfdtv.com


Nov

11
2015

Firefighters Battle 40-Acre Brush Fire in Simi Valley Area

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Ktla.com reports that...

Ventura County firefighters battled a 40-acre brush fire in the Simi Valley area on Wednesday evening.

The fire was reported at 5:37 p.m. from Bannister Way and Wood Ranch Parkway (map), according to the county Fire Department’s website.

The blaze had crossed a fire road, the website stated.

Read more at ktla.com