Monthly archives: October 2011

Oct

30
2011

Snow smacks Northeast; power could be out for days

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

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Millions of people from Maine to Maryland were without power as an unseasonably early storm dumped heavy, wet snow over the weekend on a region more used to gaping at leaves in October than shoveling snow. Read more.


Oct

28
2011

Rina weakens after Cancun, Cozumel see outages

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Rina weakened to a tropical depression on Friday after knocking out power and downing trees in some areas of Mexico’s Caribbean coast, but sparing the resort-studded region the major hurricane that many had feared. Read more.


Oct

27
2011

Rescuers search for survivors in mud-filled Italian villages

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Soldiers and civilian rescue workers battled knee-deep mud Thursday as they searched for survivors after flash floods and mudslides inundated picturesque villages around coastal areas of Liguria and Tuscany. Read more.


Oct

27
2011

Amarillo, Texas receives record-breaking snow

Natalie     Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Amarillloans woke to about 2.5 inches of snow on the ground at about 7 a.m. this morning, which is more snow than usual for the month of October. Read more.


Oct

26
2011

Weekly Review: October 19-25, 2011

Jodde     Blog     0

Despite the best efforts of witnesses, a couple in Merseyside, Spain was swept away Sunday in a flash flood. There is also no relief in sight for Thailand, which continues to be wracked by devastating floods. Conversely, in Šabac, Serbia, the water levels on an important waterway, the Sava River, were so low that the river was impassible.

Chicago was forced to shut down jogging and bicycle paths due to expected winds with gusts up to 60mph (100 km/h). Winds there have already blown out windows out of at least one building.  A similar incident happened there only a month ago.

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Oct

26
2011

Snow blankets Denver area — soon after 80-degree day

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A heavy, wet snowstorm descended on the Denver area early on Wednesday morning, causing widespread power outages and numerous car crashes and minor injuries in the Centennial State. Read more.


Oct

24
2011

Low Water Levels on Sava River

Filip     Correspondence, Data, Reports & Findings     0

The water levels on the Sava River were almost record low last week. The situation was worst on Wednesday, when the level of water in Šabac and Sremska Mitrovica measured over a meter (approx. 3 ft.) below the average values. For the first three days of the week the levels were so low that it was impossible to use the river for transportation. This was a serious issue, as the Sava is one of the most important waterways in both Serbia and the region.

In its 947 km (588 mi) of length, the Sava connects Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and the west of Serbia with Belgrade, where it flows into the Danube. The river is heavily used for transportation of industrial goods, and the water level of this river can significantly impact the Danube water level as well. Later in the week, things started getting better, and according to forecasts, the levels should continue to rise in the following days.

Left: water level in a cross-section, © Hydrometeorological Service of Serbia
Right: the Sava River drainage basin, Kmusser/Wikimedia (CreativeCommons license)


Oct

23
2011

Merseyside couple killed in Spanish flash flood

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

A Merseyside couple has died in Spain after being swept away in a flash flood. Read more.


Oct

23
2011

Bangkok governor to city: Prepare for floods, now

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The governor of Bangkok issued a dramatic late-night warning Sunday to residents of the Thai capital to prepare for floodwaters to roll deeper into the city from suburban areas already choking under the deluge. Read more.


Oct

22
2011

Thailand floods: Crisis ‘to last four to six weeks’

Natalie     Fatalities, Severe Events, Weather Events     0

Thailand’s worst flooding in decades is set to last another four to six weeks, the country’s prime minister has said. Read more.