Winter Storm Latest: Thousands Left Without Power

On Monday, parts of Pennsylvania and New York State were expected to see the brunt of a winter storm that killed at least two in the South over the weekend.

#appalachian-region, #national-weather-service, #new-york-state, #northeastern-states-us, #pennsylvania, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

Winter Snow Storm Updates: States Brace for Dangerous Conditions

The storm, which brought snow to the South, was expected to chug along the Appalachians and into the Northeast on Sunday. In the Carolinas, power failures were likely from damaging ice.

#floods, #ice, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #northeastern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #southern-states-us, #weather, #winter-season

Winter Storm Expected to Bring Snow From the Dakotas to the East Coast

‘There’s more uncertainty than usual,’ one forecaster said.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #des-moines-iowa, #east-coast-us, #georgia, #interstate-95, #iowa, #kansas-city-mo, #kentucky, #mid-atlantic-states-us, #missouri, #national-weather-service, #new-york-city, #north-carolina, #north-dakota, #philadelphia-pa, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #south-carolina, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

2021 Was Earth’s Fifth-Hottest Year, Scientists Say

The finding, by European researchers, fits a clear warming trend: The seven hottest years on record have been the past seven.

#carbon-dioxide, #earth, #european-center-for-medium-range-weather-forecasts, #floods, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #weather, #wildfires

This Winter, Snow Can Help Us Learn to Stop

For all the problems it can cause, snow is a respite from the speed of the modern world. 

#nashville-tenn, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Record Rain and Snow Shut Down Roads and Schools in Washington State

Crucial routes through the Cascade Mountains remained closed on Sunday as responders assessed the damage.

#cascade-mountains, #floods, #hoquiam-wash, #leavenworth-wash, #olympia-wash, #puget-sound, #rain, #seattle-wash, #washington-state, #weather

Winter Storm Expected to Blanket the Northeast in Snow

Significant snowfall could create perilous driving conditions for the Friday morning commute.

#snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Fierce Windstorms Batter Alaska as Thousands Lose Power

Tens of thousands of people lost electricity this week, while the wind chill dipped to 35 degrees below zero.

#alaska, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #weather, #wind

How to Stay Safe if You’re Trapped in Your Car During a Snowstorm

Safety experts offer advice on how people can keep warm and collected if they are stranded for hours on the road. Their top tip? Be prepared.

#automobiles, #content-type-service, #rationing-and-allocation-of-resources, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

I-95 Near Washington, D.C., Is Closed After Deadly Snowstorm

Drivers reported being stranded for hours as part of the interstate, one of the country’s busiest travel corridors, was shut down after accidents involving several tractor-trailers.

#interstate-95, #maryland, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #north-carolina, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #tennessee, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

Winter Storm Knocks Out Power Across Southeast

Hundreds of thousands were without electricity on Monday, and federal government offices in the Washington, D.C., area were closed because of the storm.

#appalachian-region, #delaware, #georgia, #maryland, #national-weather-service, #new-jersey, #north-carolina, #roads-and-traffic, #snow-and-snowstorms, #tennessee, #virginia, #washington-dc, #weather

Did a Meteor Explode Over Pittsburgh?

A meteor likely either “exploded or vaporized” over the city on Saturday, a meteorologist said, setting off a strong vibration that one resident likened to a “shock wave.”

#explosions-accidental, #meteors-and-meteorites, #national-weather-service, #pennsylvania, #pittsburgh-pa, #space-and-astronomy, #weather

After Catastrophic Fire, Colorado Fights a New Hazard: 10 Inches of Snow

A snowstorm brought relief to fire crews battling massive fires. But those whose homes survived were struggling against new threats — from cold and ice.

#boulder-colo, #colorado, #fires-and-firefighters, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Air Travel Is No Holiday as Covid-19 and Winter Storms Cancel Flights

Airlines and passengers are ending the year with many of their plans upended. And New Year’s weekend may be bumpy, too.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #alaska-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #delays-transportation, #flight-attendants, #jetblue-airways-corporation, #labor-and-jobs, #pilots, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

Travel Delays Are Expected After Record Snow Tapers in Western U.S.

Though the worst of the week’s winter storms appears to be over, travel delays and extreme cold are expected to continue.

#sierra-nevada-region-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #western-states-us

Alaska Town Records 67 Degree Temperature, a December Record

The reading from Kodiak Island on Sunday was not the only extreme weather in the state this month. Other places have seen record cold or precipitation.

#anchorage-alaska, #arctic-regions, #fairbanks-alaska, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #kodiak-island-alaska, #national-weather-service, #weather

Winter Storm Shuts Down 81 Miles of an Interstate in the Sierra Nevada

A sprawling storm system pummeled the West, making travel in some cases “outright impossible,” a National Weather Service meteorologist said.

#california, #cold-and-cold-spells, #nevada, #roads-and-traffic, #seattle-wash, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather, #western-states-us

Winter Storms Threaten to Disrupt Travel in the Northwest

Parts of Oregon and Washington were also bracing for single-digit temperatures as the Southern United States recorded temperatures more than 25 degrees above normal.

#cold-and-cold-spells, #oklahoma, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #seattle-wash, #snow-and-snowstorms, #texas, #washington-state, #weather

Super Typhoon Rai’s Death Toll in Philippines Is Climbing

Nearly 100 people are now believed to have been killed by the storm, and rescuers are still trying to reach some devastated areas.

#cebu-philippines, #mindanao-philippines, #philippines, #typhoons, #weather

Emerging Services Aim to Link Climate to Disasters in Real Time

Several countries are looking to routinely look for the fingerprints of warming right after extreme weather events happen

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#climate-change, #environment, #weather

What Role Does Climate Change Play in Wind Storms and Tornadoes?

The science suggests that the United States can expect more unusual and severe storms as the world heats up, increasing the urgency for action to protect communities.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind

Tornadoes at Night and in the Southeast Are Especially Deadly

Population density and a prevalence of mobile homes make the region a hotspot for tornado deaths

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#environment, #natural-disasters, #weather

Power Outages Across Midwest After Storms

Hundreds of thousands of customers were without electricity after a powerful storm system swept across the central U.S. At least one death was reported.

#deaths-fatalities, #midwestern-states-us, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #tornadoes, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #weather, #wind

Super Typhoon Rai Hits the Philippines

The Office of Civil Defense said that nearly 100,000 people in several regions had been evacuated. There was no immediate word on casualties.

#mindanao-philippines, #philippines, #typhoon-rai, #typhoons, #weather

Storm Could Bring Destructive Winds to Central U.S.

A tornado watch was issued for parts of six states as wind gusts of more than 70 miles per hour bore down on parts of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday.

#colorado, #colorado-springs-colo, #des-moines-iowa, #great-lakes, #iowa, #minnesota, #mississippi, #national-weather-service, #nebraska, #polk-county-iowa, #south-dakota, #tornadoes, #weather, #wind, #wisconsin

Did Climate Change Cause the Deadly Tornadoes?

Here’s what we know.

#global-warming, #great-plains-us, #gulf-of-mexico, #mayfield-ky, #tornadoes, #weather

What a Warming World Means for Deadly Tornadoes

The role of climate change in such storms is difficult to discern but new research is offering clues

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#climate-change, #environment, #weather

Quad-State Tornado May Be Longest-Lasting Ever

Why some tornadoes are able to travel so far and persist so long

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#environment, #natural-disasters, #weather

Heavy Rain and Snow Are Expected Over Much of California

The state was blanketed by a variety of weather warnings, with more than five feet of snow predicted for parts of the Sierra Nevada.

#california, #drought, #floods, #national-oceanic-and-atmospheric-administration, #national-weather-service, #rain, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

Why the Southern U.S. Is Prone to December Tornadoes

The ingredients that come together to produce such storms make nighttime tornadoes more common in the region

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#environment, #natural-disasters, #weather

This little piggy doesn’t like heat and low barometric pressure

This little piggy doesn’t like heat and low barometric pressure

Enlarge (credit: Frank Sommariva)

Pigs have a long and illustrious history in North America. According to the University of Mississippi, they were initially introduced to the continent from Europe in the 1500s. In the 1900s, the Eurasian wild boar was also introduced. Over the years, escapee pigs and the introduced boars interbred, creating a nuisance: wild hogs.

These hogs have captured the imagination of the US. In 2019, a tweet asking a “[l]egit question for rural Americans” went viral. The question: “How do I kill the 30-50 feral hogs that run into my yard within 3-5 mins while my small kids play[?]” There was even a TV show, called American Hoggers, about hunting these pigs, and it ran for four seasons starting in 2011. One of its stars, Dean Campbell, passed away over the summer. A small industry offering the experience of a lifetime—i.e. shooting hogs from a helicopter—also sprang up. If this seems somewhat macabre, it’s worth noting that feral pigs can cause $1.5 billion in damages in the US each year—though it’s hard to say if this makes using assault weaponry against them any less gruesome.

At any rate, new research suggests that by using temperature and terrain, we can anticipate where these hogs are more likely to trot as they continue expanding across the continent. According to Lindsay Clontz, one of the paper’s authors and a University of Georgia masters’ graduate in forestry and natural resources, this could help the US manage the damage more effectively.

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#diseases, #feral-pigs, #livestock, #pigs, #science, #weather

Rare December Tornado Outbreak Was a ‘Worst-Case Scenario’

The deadly storms are likely to be the 19th billion-dollar disaster to hit the U.S. in 2021

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#environment, #natural-disasters, #weather

First Fires, Then Floods: Climate Extremes Batter Australia

Many of the same areas that suffered through horrific bush fires in 2019 and 2020 are now dealing with prodigious rainfall that could leave some people stranded for weeks.

#australia, #disasters-and-emergencies, #drought, #floods, #global-warming, #la-nina, #weather

Earth Is Getting a ‘Black Box’ Because of Climate Change

When a plane crashes, its flight recorder is critical to piecing together the missteps that led to calamity. Now the planet is getting its own in case it self-destructs.

#earth, #endangered-and-extinct-species, #global-warming, #tasmania-australia, #weather

Flooding Rains–And Blizzard Conditions–Hit Hawaii

A moisture-laden weather system called a Kona low is pummeling the island chain

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#environment, #weather

Climate Change Is Thawing Arctic Alaska

The landscape resembles frozen spinach left out on the kitchen counter too long.

#alaska, #arctic-regions, #carbon-dioxide, #caribou, #gates-of-the-arctic-national-park-alaska, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #rivers, #weather, #wilderness-areas

Storm Could Cause ‘Catastrophic Flooding’ in Hawaii, Forecasters Warn

Some parts of the islands could see as much as 25 inches of rain through Tuesday, meteorologists said. “This is an extreme weather event,” an emergency official said on Monday.

#cyclones, #floods, #hawaii, #hawaii-emergency-management-agency, #ige-david, #national-weather-service, #oahu-hawaii, #weather

Yes, There’s a Blizzard Warning in Hawaii. No, It’s Not That Weird.

The National Weather Service said roughly a foot of snow was expected to fall on the Big Island summits. “We do get snow there pretty much every year,” one local meteorologist said.

#floods, #hawaii, #hawaii-the-big-island, #honolulu-hawaii, #mauna-kea-volcano-hawaii, #national-weather-service, #snow-and-snowstorms, #weather

A Slow-Motion Climate Disaster: The Spread of Barren Land

Brazil’s northeast, long a victim of droughts, is now effectively turning into a desert. The cause? Climate change and the landowners who are most affected.

#bolsonaro-jair-1955, #brazil, #clay, #deserts, #drought, #weather

Snowstorm Leaves 61 Stranded in Remote U.K. Pub

A crowd had gathered on Friday night to listen to Noasis, an Oasis tribute band. On Sunday night, patrons, band members and staff members were still stuck.

#great-britain, #nicola-townsend, #noasis, #oasis-music-group, #snow-and-snowstorms, #storm-arwen, #tan-hill-inn, #weather, #yorkshire-england

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Will Test Airlines

Thanksgiving will be the biggest test of the system’s resilience since the pandemic began, with millions more passengers than last year.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #airports, #american-airlines, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #delays-transportation, #delta-air-lines-inc, #flight-attendants, #southwest-airlines-company, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #united-airlines, #weather

Thanksgiving Forecast: Mostly Clear With Minor Travel Delays Possible

Weak storms could cause flight delays in some parts of the country but forecasters do not expect any major disruptions.

#great-lakes, #midwestern-states-us, #new-england-states-us, #thanksgiving-day, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

Kruger Rock Fire in Colorado Kills One

The Kruger Rock fire in northern Colorado has burned about 145 acres, fire officials said. A plane carrying fire suppressant crashed this week, killing the pilot.

#colorado, #deaths-fatalities, #estes-park-colo, #fires-and-firefighters, #kruger-rock-fire, #weather, #wildfires

Evacuations Continue After Mudslides in British Columbia

Heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers have inundated cities in the Canadian province. The mayor of Abbotsford warned of an “uncertain and scary time” as residents took shelter in a convention center.

#british-columbia-canada, #evacuations-and-evacuees, #floods, #landslides-and-mudslides, #rain, #rescues, #weather

Warning Scale Unveiled for Dangerous Rivers in the Sky

Strings of ocean storms called atmospheric rivers flood California and other western coastlines, although sometimes they can be beneficial

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#environment, #weather

Four-Inch Scorpions Called Deathstalkers Descend on Egypt

Swept from desert burrows, hundreds, if not thousands, of scorpions skittered into villages, stinging at least 503 people.

#aswan-egypt, #deaths-fatalities, #deserts, #floods, #scorpions, #weather

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Young Voices Speak Out

Five participants in a Generation Climate program convened by The New York Times gave us their thoughts on the issues, why they became involved and what steps make a difference.

#adler-meredith-activist, #agriculture-and-farming, #alternative-and-renewable-energy, #de-smet-michiel, #environment, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #income-inequality, #jose-john-paul, #land-use-policies, #nakate-vanessa, #rodriguez-bruno, #sustainable-living, #weather

What New Yorkers Need to Know About Tornadoes

While the chances of a tornado in any of the boroughs are slim, experts said one could still spawn from a severe thunderstorm and devastate the city.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #disasters-and-emergencies, #global-warming, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #office-of-emergency-management-nyc, #tornadoes, #weather

Storm Batters Long Island With Hail and Prompts Rare Tornado Warnings

A fast-moving storm affected New York City, Long Island and New Jersey, leaving in its wake uprooted trees and some power failures.

#long-island-ny, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #tornadoes, #weather

20 People Rescued From Flooded R.V. Park in Oregon

Some campers were airlifted from a recreational vehicle park after floodwaters covered the only bridge in and out of the area.

#floods, #neskowin-creek, #oregon, #rain, #rescues, #washington-state, #weather