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‘Snow Bomb’ Buries South Korea

Posted by feww on February 14, 2011

South Korea’s north-eastern province of Gangwon receives record snowfall

The biggest snowstorm on century-old record dumps up to 110cm (43.31 inch) of snow in the eastern part of South Korea, burying entire cities.

The ‘snow bomb’ has wreaked havoc in the eastern coastal parts of South Korea. Several hundred houses have collapsed under the weight of the snow, a local newspaper said.

As the South Korean government deployed 12,000 soldiers to help the stranded people, hundreds of schools canceled classes.

“The Gangwon provincial government said it has mobilized about 22,600 in manpower and some 1,750 snowplows and other equipment to clear snow from roads and expressways.” A report said.

Korea’s Meteorological Agency has forecast up to 50 cm (20 inches) more snow by late Monday, the report said.

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Global Snow and Ice – NH

Posted by feww on December 21, 2010

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When Disasters Strike

Posted by feww on December 7, 2010

Store Shelves Go Empty!

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Britain’s Big Freeze Continues

The shelves are bare: Shortages have meant milk is running out in supermarkets like this store in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Source: Mail Online. Image may be subject to copyright.

Empty milk shelves at a shop in Sevenoaks, Kent, UK (Enterprise). Shoppers have been stocking up on winter essentials following reports of near-empty shelves in some areas and further freezing weather.  Source Metro. Image may be subject to copyright.

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US Weather Forecast: Heavy Snow, Heavy Rain

Posted by feww on April 6, 2010

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Snow, Dust, Rain and Fire

Posted by feww on March 6, 2010

Snow Blanketed Missouri to Canada

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True-color image captured by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite on March 4, 2010. Credit: NASA

Middle East Covered by Sand Storms

Dust was still blowing over the Middle East on March 4, 2010,  when NASA’s MODIS captured this true-color image.  A 100-km wide sand plume extends from Saudi Arabia across southeastern Kuwait and into Iran. Credit: NASA

Heavy Rain in Queensland, Australia

A monsoon low-pressure system moved into Queensland, Australia  in late February and early March 2010, inundating a vast expanse of land with some areas reporting heaviest rainfall in 100 years. Color-coded image shows estimated rainfall amounts from February 24 to March 2, 2010. Amounts less than 50 millimeters appear in pale green, more than 450 millimeters  in dark blue. Image used measurements from many satellites and was calibrated with rainfall measurements from the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. Credit: NASA. Caption edited by FEWW

Widespread Fires, Smoke-filled Skies Across SEA

The skies over Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam were smoke-filled on March 5, 2010, when NASA’s MODIS captured this image. Hundreds of active fires in the region are outlined in red. Small fires are often lit by farmers to burn off stubble and weeds, while larger fires generating thick smoke plumes may be forest-clearing fires. Credit: NASA

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Snowstorm Update: Enjoyed the snowball fight?

Posted by feww on February 8, 2010

Good! Another storm arriving by Tuesday

The new storm could bring another 31cm (12 in)  of snow to the mid-Atlantic region from Washington to New York, forecasters say.

Latest on the Snowstorm in Mid-Atlantic U.S.

Washington DC came to a virtual standstill after 61cm (2ft ) of snow, one of the heaviest snowfalls since 1922, fell on  nation’s capital.

Snowfall totals of 51cm (20 in) to 97cm  (38 inches) covered a vast area from West Virginia to southern New Jersey 24 hours of continuous precipitation.

Federal agencies will stay closed on Monday as a result of the blizzard.

  • Most of the schools in the region will also stay closed.

Major Power Cuts:

  • More 300,000 homes in Washington DC area experienced power cuts as the snow felled trees, and snapped power lines. Up to 1.5 million people were affected.
  • The blizzard disrupted transport all the from southern New Jersey to West Virginia.

Maryland: A record 92 cm (3ft) of snow blanketed Maryland.

  • More than 300,000 homes were left without electricity,  in Maryland and Virginia—the two worst affected states—affecting another 1.5 million people.
  • Blackouts in Pennsylvania and New Jersey hit anther 250,000, the New York Times reported, affecting as many as 1.3 million people.
  • Hundreds of flights were canceled, as rail and road transport came to a virtual standstill.

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US Drought Forecast

Posted by feww on March 10, 2009

US Seasonal Drought Outlook


Latest Seasonal Assessment [quoted from Climate Prediction Center, NWS/NOAA.] Heavy rain and snow from mid-February to early March raised river levels, boosted snow pack, and increased reservoir storage in drought-affected areas of California, but major reservoirs remained below normal. The seasonal drought outlook indicates continued improving conditions for northern and central parts of the state, but with the pace of improvement slowing due to forecasts of less rain and snow in coming weeks. Statewide reservoir storage increased from 58 percent of normal on February 17 to 71 percent of normal on March 3. Despite the improvement in water supplies, it is unlikely that shortages will be erased before the dry season sets in. With less precipitation in the forecast, little change in the drought situation is expected for those areas of southern California where drought exists, as well as in northwestern Nevada. Some improvement is forecast for other areas in the Great Basin. Elsewhere, drought has further worsened in the southern Plains, and short and long-range forecasts of below-normal precipitation and above-normal temperatures mean that drought could expand in Kansas, eastern Colorado, western Texas, and southern New Mexico. In contrast, heavy showers forecast during the first 2 weeks of the forecast period in March are likely to bring at least short-term relief to eastern drought areas of Texas and the northern Gulf Coast, with even some improvement possible in the hard-hit areas of south-central Texas. The drought has aggravated wildfire danger and damaged winter crops across the southwestern Plains. In early March, 63 percent of the Texas winter wheat crop rated poor to very poor. To the east, heavy rain and snow over the South at the end of February benefited remaining drought areas. More relief is anticipated from central Georgia northward, while drought should persist over southern Georgia and the Florida Peninsula. Development is forecast in northern Florida while lingering drought in parts of Hawaii should ease.  Forecaster: D. Le Comte

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Ice Planet China

Posted by feww on December 22, 2008

Big Freeze Hits Northern China

Ice storms, heavy snow and freezing conditions have covered most of northern China, the meteorological department said on Sunday. In Tianjin, which borders Beijing and is the second largest city in northern coastal China, all flights were canceled due to heavy snow; road and rail tracks became impassible.

People make their way amid snowfall on a street in Tianjin municipality, China, December 21, 2008. REUTERS/Vincent Du
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Beijing  temperature fell to minus 12 degree centigrade, while further north they fell to minus 26 degrees Celsius. The weather forecast for most of central, eastern and southern China in the next two days is much of the same.

Cold weather s across central and southern China earlier this year killed at least 129 people.

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