Heavy snow, travel disruptions and power failures are possible from a “historic” nor’easter that threatens to drop 2 feet of snow starting tomorrow across eastern Massachusetts and almost a foot in New York City. Boston may receive 24 inches (61 centimeters) of snow as the coastline is pounded by high waves and wind gusts as high as 50 miles (80… Read more →
Forecasters predicted freezing temperatures and further snow showers today would add to commuters’ woes. This morning ice and snow grounded planes, left roads impassable and caused severe delays to the rail network. Icy road conditions led to the death of one man in Essex last night while a woman in her 20s was discovered dead having collapsed in the snow…. Read more →
Large and fast-moving bushfires burned out of control in the Australian states of Victoria and New South Wales on Friday. Dozens of uncontained fires prompt fears of a new escalation, as temperatures soar towards 40 degrees Celsius. Sydney hits hottest day on record – 45.8C.
The national drought footprint shrank slightly this week, as heavy rains fell across the South, Southeast, Midwest and parts of the Mid-Atlantic states, and major snowfall blanketed parts of the Rocky Mountains and Northern Cascades, bringing relief to those regions. However, the hardest-hit drought region — the Great Plains — continued to experience drier-than-average conditions, with the drought continuing to… Read more →
http://www.euronews.com/ Jerusalem has virtually ground to a standstill after Israel’s worst snowstorm for 20 years. Up to 15 centimetres fell overnight, forcing public transport and schools to shut down. The city’s emergency department urged residents to stay at home and make it a day with the family.
2012 was a historic year for extreme weather that included drought, wildfires, hurricanes and storms; however, tornado activity was below average 2012 marked the warmest year on record for the contiguous United States with the year consisting of a record warm spring, second warmest summer, fourth warmest winter and a warmer-than-average autumn. The average temperature for 2012 was 55.3°F, 3.2°F… Read more →
(CNN) – Soaring temperatures and strong winds have combined to create a “catastrophic” fire threat across the southeast Australian state of New South Wales. Residents have been warned to remain vigilant as temperatures rise towards a predicted high of 43 degrees (109 degrees Fahrenheit) in the state capital of Sydney. In some areas of the state, winds of more than 70 kilometers an… Read more →
Australian officials battled a series of wildfires amid scorching temperatures across the country on Friday, with one blaze suspected of damaging or destroying dozens of buildings in the island state of Tasmania.
Flooding and “extreme” rain could become far more commonplace in the UK Photo: Rui Vieira/PA The total rainfall of 1330.7mm (52.38in) was just 6.6mm (0.25in) less than the wettest ever year, 2000, despite Britain experiencing a drought for the first three months of 2012. But the picture varied widely across the country, with 2012 being the wettest ever year in England,… Read more →
MOBILE, Ala. – An enormous storm system that dumped snow and sleet on the nation’s midsection and unleashed damaging tornadoes around the Deep South began punching its way toward the Northeast on Wednesday, slowing holiday travel. Post-Christmas travelers braced for flight delays and a raft of weather warnings for drivers, a day after rare winter twisters damaged buildings in Louisiana… Read more →