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Extreme weather News

Hurricane Arthur's early 2014 hurricane season opener

Ocracoke - Hurricane Arthur kicked off the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season along the United States’ eastern seaboard, Thursday night, making landfall as far north as North Carolina.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

France: Burgundy vineyards 'machine-gunned' by hailstorm

Pommard - Hailstones like “bursts of machine-gun fire” laid waste to large parts of one of France’s leading wine regions, the Burgundy vineyards, at the weekend.
In the Media by Robert Myles

Report warns how climate change threatens U.S. economy

Washington - The U.S. economy could face major, systemic disruption due to climate change unless legislators and businesses alike take urgent action to reduce climate risk, says a new report released this week.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 6 comments

Boiling water turns to snow in seconds, in big freeze USA

As parts of the US remain gripped in a big freeze, one of the worst on record, news reports of strange events continue. The latest is a Wisconsin video which shows boiling water turning to snow in seconds.
In the Media by Eileen Kersey - 4 comments

Typhoon Haiyan's death toll in Philippines could exceed 10,000

Tacloban - The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan which struck the Philippines, Nov. 7, is likely to escalate to five figures as officials in the Philippine island of Leyte, hardest hit by the monster storm, began assessing the damage.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 5 comments

Link between Pacific Ocean temperatures and tornado locations

Columbia - A researcher at the University of Missouri (MU) has found a link between Pacific Ocean temperatures and the locations where tornadoes occur in the United States.
In the Media by Robert Myles

India threatened by ‘very severe' superstorm Cyclone Phailin

Bhubaneswar - Residents along India’s Eastern Seaboard battened down Saturday, as Cyclone Phailin, the most powerful cyclone in more than a decade, bore down on the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

The U.S. has to get used to extreme weather warn scientists

Boston - Scientists meeting at this week’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Boston have warned that extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy and the Texas drought are here to stay.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Sunshine Coast of Australia gets a blanket of sea foam (video)

Burleigh Heads - After extreme weather and floods in Australia, the Sunshine and Gold Coast has now been blanketed with several feet of "sea foam," astonishing local residents and tourists.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Cities can alter weather systems thousands of miles distant

According to a new study published at the weekend in the journal, Nature, large cities, most of which lie in the northern hemisphere, could be affecting weather systems more than 1000 miles away.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Winter deep freeze a challenge for Canadians

Edmonton - Cold winters should be no surprise to Canadians. Winter, for those living north of the 49th parallel should be second nature and relatively easy to cope with. It seems that the cold snap has most Canadians running for cover and somewhat unprepared.
In the Media by Karl Gotthardt - 18 comments

Avalanche in Scottish mountains claims lives of four climbers

In one of the worst ever tragedies in the Scottish mountains, four mountaineers died and one was seriously injured when a party of six climbers fell victim to an avalanche at Bidean Nam Bian in Glencoe in Scotland.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 2 comments

Profile: 'Restore The Shore' locals step up Special

New Jersey residents battered by Hurricane Sandy find help from neighbors, government, and local non-profit groups such as a new non-profit start up "Restore The Shore."
Digital Journal Report by R. Francis Rubio - 2 comments

NASA releases stunning video of Hurricane Sandy's busy Monday

A NASA time-lapse video shows a satellite view of Hurricane Sandy's journey across the U.S. East Coast on Monday, from dawn to dusk.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Florida mother dies shielding her daughter from tornado

Venus - A Florida woman died Sunday after a tornado reportedly ripped through her home hurling her and her daughter through the air--landing nearly 200 feet away. Investigators say the woman's lifeless body was found grasping her young daughter to her chest.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 1 comment

Extreme weather sets record in 2011, ‘bare-knuckle’ years ahead

Cambridge - Extreme weather events in the US this year have caused more than $10 billion in damages, with recent events likely to drive the figure skyward as experts say climate change will cause even greater destruction in years to come.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 5 comments

Report: Climate change, extreme weather set to disrupt power grid

Washington - A new report on climate change shows more extreme weather is on the way, and the current US energy infrastructure is poised to fail unless it goes through a detailed transformation, including appropriate wind and solar sites.
In the Media by Lynn Herrmann - 15 comments

Study: Waves getting bigger, winds getting stronger

A comprehensive global study has shown that oceanic wind speeds and wave heights have increased significantly in the last two decades.
In the Media by Kimberley Pollock - 8 comments

Weather experts 'caught' in thundersnow storm

Huntsville - NASA atmospheric scientists had an unexpected chance to study a curious phenomenon called "thundersnow" when a recent storm unleashed right over their heads.
In the Media by Lee Labuschagne

Floods, cyclones and now raging fires in Australia

While the east of Australia mops up after floods and Cyclone Yasi in Western Australia hundreds of people are fleeing life threatening fires.
In the Media by Kimberley Pollock - 1 comment

Risks of Global Warming Have Been Underestimated

An international team of researchers has reinvestigated the five “reasons for concern” described first in the Third Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2001.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

Extreme Weather Creates Nightmare for Travellers in U.S.

In most part of the U.S., extreme weather condition is creating nightmares for residents and travelers as strong wind continues to blow and temperature in most areas of the Midwest dropped to as low as 40 degrees.
In the Media by Leo Reyes - 2 comments

Extreme Weather Postpones Flowering Time of Plants

Extreme weather events have a greater effect on flora than previously presumed. A one-month drought postpones the time of flowering of grassland and heathland plants in Central Europe by an average of 4 days.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 5 comments

World Meteorological Day is March 23

With World Meteorological Day taking place worldwide on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization is marking the annual event with a global call for increased investment in weather, climate and hydrological observation technologies
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 2 comments
 

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Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines  Nov. 7  2013 Image captured by geostationary satellite
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Typhoon Haiyan approaching the Philippines, Nov. 7, 2013 Image captured by geostationary satellite
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The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13) captured this image of Hurricane ...
NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon with data courtesy of the NASA/NOAA GOES Project Scien
The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 13 (GOES-13) captured this image of Hurricane Sandy at 1:45 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (17:45 Universal Time) on October 28, 2012. A line of clouds from a continental weather system runs south to north along the Appalachians, approaching from the west to meet the offshore storm.
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Schematic from Accuweather showing projected course of super-storm Cyclone Phailin toward the east c...
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Schematic from Accuweather showing projected course of super-storm Cyclone Phailin toward the east coast of India
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By the end of the century  Oregon  Washington  and Idaho could well have more days above 95°F each ...
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By the end of the century, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho could well have more days above 95°F each year than there are currently in Texas; babies being born right now in the Southwest could see nearly four additional months of days over 95°F within their lifetimes.
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A three minute hailstorm devastated large tracts of France s famed Burgundy vineyards June 28  2014.
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A three minute hailstorm devastated large tracts of France's famed Burgundy vineyards June 28, 2014.
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Extreme weather damage.
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Extreme weather damage.
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