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Wind farms can tame hurricanes: scientists

Paris - Huge offshore wind farms can protect vulnerable coastal cities against devastating cyclones like Katrina and Sandy by tempering winds and ocean surges before they reach land, a study said Wednesday.Had such installations existed at the time, Hurricane ...
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP) - 4 comments

American and European weather alters because of 'new jet stream'

New research by scientists in Chicago has determined that the bitterly cold and snowy weather in the US and Canada, and the intense storms and rain across the UK and Western Europe, is being driven by a meandering jet stream, that may be here for good.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 3 comments

Month's worth of rain, 100mph winds as 'Wild Wednesday' hits UK

Large swathes of the UK are preparing for "Wild Wednesday" with 100 mph winds and a month's worth of heavy rain, including in the South, where thousands of homes are already waist deep in flood water.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 2 comments

Winter storms and localized flooding spreads to UK's eastern area Special

The West Country and south western counties of England and many parts of Wales are now into the third month of successive Atlantic storms. There are major floods and a serious risk to life.
Digital Journal Report by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Many parts of England record wettest January since records began

Early figures have suggested several parts of England and Wales have experienced its wettest January since records began over 100 years ago.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 2 comments

135,000 without power as severe storms sweep through France

As severe summer storms swept through France this weekend, over 100,000 people are left without electricity. Heavy winds blew down a pavilion in one town and 30 people were injured.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

Flood: Parts of downtown Calgary will be without power for months

Calgary - On Sunday, approximately 65,000 Calgarians were allowed to go home after being evacuated due to the worst flood in Calgary’s history. But the evacuation still stands for 10,000 people. The clean up continues downtown and in affected Alberta communities.
In the Media by Grace C. Visconti - 7 comments

Canadian Summer: Above average, says Chris Scott, Weather Network

The Weather Network's Chris Scott is one of Canada's leading weather experts and he's calling for summer conditions that will more often be above average when it comes to that which we all crave - heat. The weather will be topsy-turvy in June, however.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro - 1 comment

Cape of Storms: Western Cape, S. Africa hit by storms, hail, snow

Cape Town - Bitter cold conditions, heavy rains and hail have wreaked havoc in Cape Town, South Africa, with a new cold front set to arrive on Monday. The mountains close by have seen heavy snowfall.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Buenos Aires under water from torrential rains — Updated

Buenos Aires - A combination of torrential rains and violent winds have inundated Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina. At least five people have died. Later reports say up to 40 people dead.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Photo: Lighting strikes bright enough to be seen from space

A severe storm system that stretched from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes sparked two lighting flashes large enough to be seen from outer space.
In the Media by Greta McClain

Southeast United States battered by severe storms Special

Severe weather ripped through much of the south eastern United States on Wednesday, killing two people and leaving a path of destruction that stretches hundreds of miles.
Digital Journal Report by Greta McClain

Deadly tornadoes rip through U.S. Deep South on Christmas Day

Mobile - Violent storms raged through much of the southern portion of the United States Christmas day, leaving a path of destruction and at least 5 dead.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Anti-gay moralizing reverend convicted of masturbating in park

New Orleans - A prominent Louisiana Christian pastor, well known for his anti-gay stand, has been convicted of obscenity after being caught masturbating at a public park, near a children's playground last year.
In the Media by Darren Weir - 4 comments

North Korea faces further dangerous thunderstorms (video)

Pyongyang - North Korea is facing a new wave of dangerous thunderstorms, which could inflict severe damage. State media sent out an alert after a previous week-long flood killed 88.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Florida prepares for GOP convention and hurricane season

Tampa - Florida officials, along with emergency experts, held a hurricane practice drill Wednesday in the event of a major hurricane hitting the Tampa Bay area during the Republican National Convention this summer.
In the Media by R. Francis Rubio - 1 comment

Nearly 6,000 U.S. weather records broken in March

Nearly 6,000 United States weather records–in large part due to the unusually warm temperatures–have been broken thus far in March.
In the Media by William Rubin - 3 comments

Two dead as localised floods and high winds batter Britain Special

Storms have battered most parts of Britain once again. Scotland experienced gusts up to 100mph and overnight rain and high winds brought down power lines and trees in the south.
Digital Journal Report by Kev Hedges - 2 comments

Travel chaos as first storm of 2012 hits UK’s south coast

On the first day back to work and school after the Christmas and New Year break, commuters woke up to find travel chaos on the south coast of the UK due to fallen trees and power cuts caused by severe gales.
In the Media by Elaine Findlay - 5 comments

Mudslides kill 335 as storms gush through Rio de Janeiro villages

Rio De Janeiro - Hundreds of people have been buried alive in their sleep as torrential rains trigger mudslides in the steep villages around the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Funnel cloud caught on video by storm chasers in Minnesota

Northfield - The National Weather Service has confirmed the two tornadoes that touched down in the Northfield area of Minnesota less then two days ago. The lightning in this band of storms also caused multiple house fires.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman

Ill Winds Blowing At BP Oil

The start of hurricane season may give BP even more uncertainty in its attempts to cap the Gulf of Mexico oil spill at the Deepwater Horizon rig.
In the Media by Andrew Boggs - 14 comments

Deadly South Dakota tornadoes caught on video by Storm Chasers

Bowdle - Discovery Channel's Storm Chasers were in South Dakota this weekend and filmed the major tornadoes that hit the mid-west states. Storm's spun from this weather band are responsible for the death of one child and destruction at hundreds of farms and homes.
In the Media by Kim I. Hartman - 1 comment

Can a chimp beat scientists in 2010 hurricane predictions? Special

Washington - NOAA's track record in predicting the number of Atlantic hurricanes is so abysmal that a trained chimp could do better, says The National Center for Public Policy Research, and they're putting him to the test in storm, climate and weather predictions.
Digital Journal Report by Kim I. Hartman - 5 comments

Obama administration to form new agency to monitor climate change

Washington - The Obama administration has proposed the formation of a new federal agency that will study and report to the goverment on the changing climate.
In the Media by Kevin Jess - 3 comments

Pelicans suffering, hit hard by Southern California storms

The series of four major rain storms that have swept through Southern California are not only causing serious problems for residents, but wildlife is suffering, too.
In the Media by Sandy Sand

Schwarzenegger to declare state of emergency in California

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will declare a state of emergency due to heavy rain and snow that have hit the state and later a rare tornado warning was issued in the state.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 10 comments

Storm Warnings: Why Some People Stay Behind

Why do some people choose to stay in the face of terrible storms and others leave? Research finds that those who choose to remain were not ignorant but have positive characteristics aligned with caring for themselves and others.
In the Media by Carol Forsloff - 4 comments

8 killed as Typhoon Feria exits Philippines

AT least five persons were left dead and more than a dozen others missing as typhoon “Feria” (international code name “Nangka”) as it exits the Philippine territory.
In the Media by sly silvestre l. quintos

Severe Storms Slam Into US Midwest, Great Lakes

The Great Lakes region is being pounded by heavy storms; however the aftermath still leaves the Midwest warm and muggy. More severe weather is predicted for Ohio and Kentucky on Sunday.
In the Media by Andrew Boggs - 3 comments
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Localised flooding. A spokesman for the Met Office said that an inch of rain fell in the south of En...
Localised flooding. A spokesman for the Met Office said that an inch of rain fell in the south of England in just 24 hours.
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The Met Office said conditions had been caused by a deep depression
The Met Office said conditions had been caused by a deep depression
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The control tower at Gatwick Airport was hit by lightning strikes as travel chaos hit parts of the s...
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The control tower at Gatwick Airport was hit by lightning strikes as travel chaos hit parts of the south-east UK in June 2011
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NOAA hurricane hunter WP-3D Orion and Gulfstream IV aircraft in flight. So far  wind measurements ta...
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NOAA hurricane hunter WP-3D Orion and Gulfstream IV aircraft in flight. So far, wind measurements taken from airplanes flying through intense hurricane winds are the only sure fire way to accurately assess the strength of a hurricane
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Fields are under more than five feet of water in Corey s Mill  close to the A1(M) Motorway
Fields are under more than five feet of water in Corey's Mill, close to the A1(M) Motorway
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West Somerset and Mendip were the worst affected areas in the region  where 23mm of rain fell in six...
West Somerset and Mendip were the worst affected areas in the region, where 23mm of rain fell in six hours.
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This house destroyed by the tornado was unoccupied at the time it was hit. No injuries were reported...
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This house destroyed by the tornado was unoccupied at the time it was hit. No injuries were reported.
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This photo is a composite of three days  views (Aug. 23  24 and 25  1992) of Hurricane Andrew as it ...
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This photo is a composite of three days' views (Aug. 23, 24 and 25, 1992) of Hurricane Andrew as it slowly moved across south Florida from east to wes
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River in Bakewell was very high. A very deep depression passing just to the south of Britain will br...
River in Bakewell was very high. A very deep depression passing just to the south of Britain will bring very strong winds for a time as it clears east into the North Sea. Gusts of 65 to 75 MPH are expected at their peak late afternoon before slowly easing into the evening.
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