Tag Archives: Meteorology

18May/20

Weather the Storm

Surging spring temperatures can bring volatility that translates into major weather events. The 2020 storm season could see above-average probability for major hurricanes hitting the United States coastline and the Caribbean, according to the annual Colorado State Tropical Meteorology Forecast. Read more

29Sep/17

Stampede in India’s financial capital kills at least 22

MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (SEPTEMBER 29, 2017) (ANI) – A string of ambulances arrived at a hospital in India’s financial hub of Mumbai on Friday (September 29) after at least 22 people were killed and more than 30 wounded in a rush hour stampede during a sudden monsoon downpour at a railway station.
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11Sep/17

What is a storm surge?

A storm surge is an enormous mound of water that accumulates and is pushed ashore by hurricane winds. Continue reading

09Sep/17

Flying into the eye of Hurricane Irma with U.S. ‘Hurricane Hunters’

BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – The sky darkened, lightening flashed and a jolt of turbulence shook the cabin of the hulking Air Force turbo-prop aircraft as it plied its way toward the eye of Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest Atlantic storms ever recorded. Continue reading

06Sep/17

How are hurricanes categorized?

Hurricanes are classified into five categories using the Saffir-Simpson scale, with the highest number representing the most powerful storm. Continue reading

05Aug/17

‘Lucifer’ heat wave holds eastern Europe in fiery grip

BELGRADE, SERBIA (AUGUST 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Swathes of southern and eastern Europe sweltered in temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) on Friday (August 4) in a heat wave nicknamed “Lucifer” that has fanned forest fires, triggered weather warning alerts and damaged crops.
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15Jun/17

NASA data predicts a rainier future than expected

A new study prepared by scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows the amount of rain in tropical regions may increase in the future due to global warming.
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14Nov/16

2016 set to be hottest on record, stoked by man-made warming – WMO

The world is set to have its hottest year on record, according to the World Meteorological Organisation.

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23Jan/16

Washington D.C. wakes up to a thick blanket of snow

A time lapse video shows the White House and other Washington D.C. landmarks covered in snow.

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22Jan/16

Washington declares state of emergency, braces for ‘historic’ snowfall

D.C. struggles with first test of weather preparedness, failing to treat roads early enough and causing major traffic jams ahead of a massive storm.

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