Posts tagged as: U.S.

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


May

07
2015

Drought Causes 5 Percent Drop in Skier Visits This Past Season

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M.ski.curbed.com reports that...

Well, it wasn’t the disaster of the 2011-12 season, but this past winter wasn’t great for ski resorts across the U.S. During a convention this week, the National Ski Areas Association released the preliminary results of its annual skier visits survey. The report, released in full at the end of the summer, is a measure of the ski industry’s overall health, and one number rises above the rest to sum up the state of a $12 billion industry: national skier visits. In the 2014-5 season, U.S. ski resorts saw 53.6 million visits. That’s a 5 percent drop from the previous winter, and good for the second lowest total in the past decade. “What gives?” asks everyone with a “Ski The East” bumper sticker. In a word, drought.

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May

02
2015

For April, the average temperature was higher than average

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Washingtonpost.com reports that...

For all its rich cultural and political traditions, May Day, which fell on Friday, was also distinguished this year for marking an end to April.

Itself long renowned in song and story, April was also notable this year in meteorological terms of being the first month in 2015 that was warmer than normal.

At Reagan National Airport, the just-concluded month had an average temperature that was 2.6 degrees above the norm.

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Apr

28
2015

5 tornadoes touched down in south Louisiana Monday, weather service says

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Nola.com reports that...

The National Weather Service said five weak tornadoes touched down across south Louisiana during a severe weather event Monday (April 27).

The tornados, which reached strengths of EF-0 and EF-1, caused minor damage to homes and trees, according to the National Weather Service’s damage survey. The weather service’s Enhanced Fujita Tornado Damage Scale ranges from 0 to 5.

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Apr

26
2015

Heat wave! South Florida sizzles, breaks temperature records

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Miamiherald.com reports that...

If you thought it was really hot out Sunday — you’re right.

The heat broke several records.

And while Monday’s high won’t be as high — around 90 — South Florida will still feel the heat.

Sunday’s temperature climbed to 96 degrees at Miami International Airport, breaking the daily record of 93 set in 1988 and tying the record for the entire month of April, which was logged in 1971.

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Apr

23
2015

New Jersey Landslide Puts Homes at Risk Video

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Severe weather is creating a frightening situation for some New Jersey families.

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Apr

13
2015

Warm Weather Drives Bears Out of Hibernation

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News.nationalgeographic.com reports that...

Utah animals left dens early but found little food.

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Apr

09
2015

US braces for more severe weather

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Bbc.com reports that...

Stormy conditions are battering parts of the US mid-west.

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Apr

04
2015

Peach crop hurt after cold temperatures

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13wmaz.com reports that...

Middle Georgia peach farmers were set to hit a high crop yield for peaches this year, but cold temperatures put a halt to it.

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