Weather event archive

February 21 - April 3, 2012

Apr

02
2012

Snowfalls Hit the Balkans in April

Filip     Correspondence, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

On the morning of April 1, citizens of western Serbia saw something indeed unexpected: snowfalls and freezing temperatures in mid-spring. This is the area of the country which suffered most during the winter, and it has once again been hit with a wave of bad weather.

10 cm (4 in) of new snow does not represent a threat to those living in towns. However, this has increased the snow layer in remote villages, where there is still some snow left from the winter, the Blic daily reports.

Temperatures on Zlatibor and Kopaonik mountains have once again dropped to sub-zero values, as low as -12 °C (10 °F). This is unseasonably cold weather for Serbian spring and is seen as a rather worrying situation. Another problem is the strong wind, which is gusting at speeds of around 90 km/h (55 mph).

Similar is the situation in nearby Slovenia. Unexpected snowfalls were seen not only on the Alps, but also in lower areas of the country. There was some snow in parts of Croatia as well.


Apr

02
2012

March 2012: Warmest on record in Washington, D.C.; 6th driest (tie)

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

Our very warm March has come to a close and not only was it the warmest on record (since 1871), but it also extends our streak of above normal monthly temperature averages to 5 months in Washington, D.C.. Read more.


Apr

02
2012

Texas Drought Pushes Sandhill Cranes to the North: Today’s Pic

Natalie     Data, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

The cranes usually spend the winter further south in Texas and Oklahoma but due to drought conditions many cranes have been spending the winter in Kansas and Nebraska. Read more.


Apr

01
2012

Warmest March on record for dozens of cities

Natalie     Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

In states from Colorado to Florida, more than 50 cities saw their warmest March on record, weather.com reported Sunday, citing National Weather Service data and its own research. Read more.


Apr

01
2012

Fishermen — 675 of them — rescued from runaway ice floe in Russia

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

675 fishermen have quite the story about the one that got away — the ice floe, not the fish. Turns out they were all on an ice floe along a beach on Sakhalin, an island in Russia’s far east, when the floe separated and started taking them out to sea on Sunday. Read more.


Apr

01
2012

Warm, dry and sunny March prolongs the drought

Natalie     Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

It’s been a warm, dry and sunny March in the Anglia region which might normally be cause for celebration as we emerge from the depths of winter into spring. But the lack of rain will concern those affected by the continuing drought. Read more.


Mar

31
2012

Low pressure system brings flooding to Fiji

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Parts of Fiji have suffered flash flooding after a deep low pressure system brought heavy rain to the country. Read more.


Mar

30
2012

SOMALIA: Drought affecting thousands in Somaliland

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Officials in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, northwestern Somalia, are appealing for food aid and potable water for thousands of families who have lost their livelihoods in the current drought. Read more.


Mar

30
2012

March was warmest on record in Illinois

Natalie     Records, Reports & Findings, Weather Events     0

Weather experts say this month was the warmest March on record for both Chicago and the rest of the state. Read more.


Mar

29
2012

Tropical Storm Pakhar heads for Vietnam

Natalie     Reports & Findings, Weather Events     1

Helen Willetts takes a look at the effects of Tropical Storm Pakhar and where it’s heading next. Read more.