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Extreme Heat Kills Hundreds of People across South Asia

Posted by feww on April 30, 2016

Record temperatures reported in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam

Deadly heatwaves have scorched vast swathes of South Asia claiming hundreds of lives, exacerbating the drought and destroying or damaging crops in India, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

The largest number of heat-related deaths have occurred in India, and weather forecasters have warned the recurring heatwave would persist and intensify into May, traditionally the hottest month in the sub-continent.

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Deadly Heatwave Persists in India

Posted by feww on April 14, 2016

Heatwave in southern India has killed scores of people

Temperatures in southern Indian states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh have soared to 113 degrees (45°C) this week, killing scores of people, according to reports.

“While 66 people died in Telangana, 45 lost their lives in Andhra Pradesh due to heatstroke,” said an official. “Nearly half of the deaths reported in Telengana were from the worst drought hit Mahabubnagar and Medak districts [as of Saturday.]”

“On Wednesday, the maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius was registered at Anantapur, Jangamaheswarapuram, Tirupati and Kurnool followed by 42 degrees Celsius at Nandigama, 41 degrees at Nellore, 40 degrees at Vijayawada and 39 degrees Celsius at Ongole and Machilipatnam. Visakhapatnam Airport registered a maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius.”

In 2015, heatwave killed thousands of people in southern India.

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Europe Plagued by ‘One of the Worst Droughts since 2003’

Posted by feww on August 21, 2015

Severe drought has severely affected Europe this summer

Parts of western, central and eastern Europe could continue to experience severe drought conditions in the foreseeable future, forecasters have warned.

Severe drought has affected much of the European continent since June 2015, one of the worst since the drought and heat wave of summer of 2003, according to the latest report by the JRC’s European Drought Observatory (EDO). “The drought, which particularly affects France, Benelux, Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, northern Italy and northern Spain, is caused by a combination of prolonged rain shortages and exceptionally high temperatures,” said the report.

The prolonged rainfall shortage (since April) and the temperature anomalies in July caused a severe drought which affected soil moisture content and vegetation conditions. Furthermore, the areas with the largest rainfall deficits also recorded exceptionally high maximum daily temperatures: in some cases these reached record values.

Another characteristic of this period was the persistence of the thermal anomalies: in the entire Mediterranean region, and particularly in Spain, the heat wave was even longer than that of 2003, with maximum daily temperatures consistently above 30°C for durations of 30 to 35 days (even more than 40 days in Spain).

 

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Areas with the lowest soil moisture content since 1990 in July 2015 (in red) and in July 2003 (in blue). Source: JRC-EDEA database (EDO)

Temperature Analysis
Almost the entire European continent has been experiencing temperatures that were significantly above the seasonal norm since the beginning of June 2015. Spain, Benelux, Germany and France recorded maximum daily temperatures of up to 10°C above normal values in June., said the report. “Conditions got even worse in July, with absolute maximum daily values above 34-35°C in almost the entire EU and absolute maximum temperatures that were well above 40°C in many areas (e.g. 47.3°C in Apulia, 46.5°C in Andalucia, 46.2°C in southern Bulgaria and outhern Romania, 45.7°C in Alentejo, 44.7° in Sicily). Moreover, several areas in Germany, Benelux, France, Spain, Italy and even in Austria, the Czech Republic, the UK and Sweden recorded their highest maximum daily temperatures for July since 1975.”

Drought News August 2015 by EDO is posted at
http://edo.jrc.ec.europa.eu/documents/news/EDODroughtNews201508.pdf

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Massive Heatwave Hits Europe (Round 3)

Posted by feww on August 12, 2015

Dry conditions destroy crops in Central and Eastern Europe

Additionally, a drought is severely affecting agricultural areas of southern Poland, amid where crops bone dry condition and the blazing heat, said a report.

“The heatwave has also forced Poland to restrict electricity supplies to industry, pushing some firms to limit production.”

Meanwhile, soaring temperatures in excess of 40 degrees Celsius have broken multiple record across Germany. Record heat has also affected River Elbe in Dresden, with ware levels falling to extreme lows.

Record-breaking heatwave is also affecting France, Italy, Sweden and Ukraine, according to local reports.

Meanwhile, the National Weather Service has issued the following bulletin:

Heat building into the West

Temperatures will soar this week in the West. The hottest temperatures will be felt in the deserts of southern Calif. and Ariz. where Excessive Heat Watches are in effect. Temperatures could exceed 115 [46°C] in some locations. Farther north, these hot temperatures will contribute to fire danger in parts of northern California and the Pacific Northwest where Red Flag Warnings are in effect.

 

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Heat Wave Plagues Central U.S.

Posted by feww on July 26, 2015

Heat Index temperatures of up to 115°F forecast for U.S. mid-section

Hot temperatures, caused by an area of high pressure in the U.S. mid-section,  together with high humidity, will lead to Heat Index temperatures of up to 115°degrees Fahrenheit (46°C) across much of the Central Plains and Mid South, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

NWS has issued Heat Advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings for large portions of at least 10 states across the Central and Southern Plains and throughout the Mississippi Valley.

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Daily Maximum Heat Index – Forecast

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High Temperature Map of the U.S.

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Death Toll Rises to about 800 in Karachi Heatwave

Posted by feww on June 23, 2015

Heatwave death toll in Sindh province reaches about 800

More than 100 people died Tuesday from the intense heatwave that has plagued Pakistan’s Sindh province, bringing the three-day death toll to about 800.

More than 3,000 people suffering from heatstroke have been hospitalized since Saturday, including at least 200 who were in a critical condition, according to local reports.

Temperatures reached 43ºC (109 degrees F) in Karachi on Sunday and 49ºC (120 degrees F)  in the southwestern city of Turbat, Pakistan Met Office reported.

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Heatwave Kills at least 485 in Pakistan

Posted by feww on June 23, 2015

Death toll mounts amid intense heatwave in Sindh province, Pakistan

Pakistan’s opposition parties have decided to observe black day across the country following deaths of at least 485  from the heatwave that has plagued Karachi area, said the state TV.

More than 3,000 affected people were brought to hospitals since Saturday, including at least 200 who were in a critical condition.

Most of  the deaths [at least 474 and a further 11 deaths were reported in southern parts of central Punjab province] occurred in Karachi [pop: ~ 25million,] where temperatures of up to 45ºC  (113ºF) have been recorded in recent days, according to reports.

The temperature difference between the city and its outskirts was as much as 7ºC on Saturday, according to a researcher.

Karachi is the second most populous city in the world after Shanghai.

Most of the victims died from heatstroke, said health officials.

The governor of Sindh province [pop: 45m; density=320/km²] has imposed a state of emergency,  cancelling leave for doctors and other medical staff at all hospitals, and increasing stocks of medical supplies, the report said.

Thousands died in a heatwave in neighboring India in May [official toll put at 2,000.]

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Deadly Heatwave Claims About 200 Lives in Pakistan

Posted by feww on June 22, 2015

Updated

Heatwave in Pakistan’s Sindh province kills about 200 people

Massive heatwave has killed about 200 people in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province [pop: 45m; density=320/km².]

Most of  the deaths occurred in Karachi [pop: ~ 25million,] where temperatures of up to 45ºC  (113ºF) have been recorded in recent days, according to local reports.

The temperature difference between the city and its outskirts was as much as 7ºC on Saturday, according to a researcher.

Karachi is the second most populous city in the world after Shanghai.

Thousands died in a heatwave in neighboring India in May [official toll put at 2,000.]

National High and Low Temperature

Meanwhile, the National High and Low Temperatures for the contiguous United States were as follows:

High Temperature for Sunday, June 21, 2015

  • 50ºC  (122ºF) at Death Valley, CA

Low Temperature for Sunday, June 21, 2015

  • -1ºC  (30ºF) at Charleston [a ghost town in Elko County, NV]

[Source: NWS Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD Issued 2 am EDT Monday, June 22, 2015]

Excessive Heat Warnings or Heat Advisories are currently in effect in parts of at least 12 states, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).

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High Temperature Records Shattered in California

Posted by feww on March 15, 2015

Record heat broiling California

Santa Ana winds, combined with a high pressure system moving across SoCal, are causing temperatures to soar throughout the region.

Hot temperatures broke several records on Saturday:

  • Downtown LA:  New Record of 91 degrees (32.8ºC), smashing previous record of 88 degrees  set in 1951.
  • LA International Airport:  New Record of 91 degrees
  • Long Beach:  New Record of 92 degrees (33.3ºC)
  • Camarillo: New Record of 92 degrees
  • Santa Ana: New Record of 96 degrees (35.6ºC)
  • San Gabriel:  New Record of 94 degrees (34.4ºC)

National High and Low Temperature (for the contiguous United States)
NWS Weather Prediction Center, College Park, MD
Issued 2 am EDT Sunday, March 15, 2015

  • High Temperature for Saturday, March 14, 2015
    98 degrees (36.7ºC) at Anaheim, CA
  • Low Temperature for Saturday, March 14, 2015
    -9 degrees (-22.8ºC) at Houlton, ME
    -9 degrees at Presque Isle, ME

“The heat brought summertime-size crowds to Los Angeles County beaches. They were about as packed as a typical Fourth of July weekend, with attendance probably above 1 million,” LATimes reported quoting lifeguards.

The heat is also affecting Northern California, with new record for the day of 84 degrees set in San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton and Modesto, said the report.

On Sunday, temperatures across the region are forecast to remain up to 25 degrees (F) above normal for the date.

L.A. Marathon

More than 26,000 people from all 50 states and 55 different countries were expected to participate in Sunday’s 30th annual L.A. Marathon, amid record-breaking temperatures.

The heatwave, which has scorched the region for three consecutive days,  prompted the organizers to reschedule the starting time for the race to 06:55, 30 minutes earlier than planned.

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Wildfires Destroy Hundreds of Homes in California

Posted by feww on September 17, 2014

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Wildfire forces entire California town’s residents to flee

The so-called Boles Fire wildfire near the small logging town of Weed in northern California has consumed about 400 acres, destroying an estimated 180 homes and forcing the entire town’s population of about 3,000 to flee.

Elsewhere across the drought-stricken [Golden] state, which is baking under record heat, more than a dozen ferocious blazes have destroyed dozens of other homes.

Courtney Fire in Madera County has destroyed 33 residences, 28 outbuildings, 13 vehicles and 4 recreational vehicles, leaving 4 other residences, 6 outbuildings and 2 vehicles  damaged, said Cal Fire.

More than 1,000 residents in Bass Lake Heights community had been evacuated.

The massive 12,000-acre King Fire in El Dorado National Forest, East of Sacramento, continues to threaten more than 500 homes. Large-scale evacuations have been ordered.

The 1,000-acre Orange County Silverado Fire, burning in Cleveland National Forest, has forced mandatory evacuations of hundreds of homes.

Meantime, across the state line in Oregon, at least half dozen major fires are burning thousands of acres. The “36 Pit Fire” has forced mandatory evacuation for dozens of homes near Portland.

SoCal Buckling Under Heat

Temperatures across Southern California remain in the triple digits territory, threatening to break more records and putting enormous pressure on the power grid.

The blistering heat has pushed demand for electricity to an all-time high, LA Times reported.

“On Monday, LADWP reported that [1.4 million] customers broke a record set in 2010, when they used 6,177 megawatts. On Monday, that figure hit 6,196 megawatts.”

The “five-day heat wave” has caused blackouts in numerous areas including Sun Valley, Burbank and Sherman Oaks, where temperatures topped 40.5C (105 degrees). Other affected areas Tuesday included Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, the Valley and West L.A., said the report.

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Major Heatwave Paralyzes India, Pakistan

Posted by feww on May 30, 2014

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Temperatures in Indians Subcontinent Top 47°C

Large swathes of the Indian Subcontinent are reeling under a major heatwave as the mercury continues to soar. Maximum temperatures in Dadu, Sindh Province, reached 47°C and  Nawabshah in central Pakistan recorded 46°C.

Maximum temperatures in New Delhi, the Indian Capital,  and Hyderabad, the capital and largest city of the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh [metro pop: 9 million] hit 45 degree Celsius on Friday.

Other cities and metropolitan areas also reported very high temperatures including Mohenjodaro (45°C), Chorr (45°C), Jaipur (44°C),  Bhopal (43°C) and  Chandigarh (43°C).

Maximum temperatures could rise by up to 4°C in east India over the next two days, local forecasters said.

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Heatwaves, Sandstorms Plague China

Posted by feww on May 28, 2014

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Record Temperatures Broil North China

Weather authorities in Hebei Province and cities of Beijing and Tianjin have issued a “Yellow Alert for High Temperatures,” the third highest alert level in the country, as  record-shattering heat in parts of northern China soared to about 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees).

People have been advised to limit their outdoor activities to avoid heatstroke, while the National Center for Disease Control has warned the rising temperatures could help the spread of infections, said a report.

“The national weather forecaster predicts that the region’s heatwave will continue for another three days.”

The latest rounds of heatwave have been plaguing different parts of China (and India) since late April.

At least 11 provinces, cities and regions have reported temperatures exceeding 35°C  this week, including Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei Province, said the report.

Other affected areas include southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, and southern Sichuan Province.

Recurring Sandstorms

Meanwhile, recurring dust and sandstorms have hit multiple parts of China since early April.

The worst affected areas  include Beijing, northwest China’s Shaanxi, neighboring SHANXI, and Qinghai provinces, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Gansu Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.

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The National Center for Performing Arts, one of Beijing’s landmarks, is shrouded in sand and dust, May 27, 2014. (Xinhua/Wang Huaigui)

The strongest sandstorm in decades  hit parts of Gansu province last month, reducing visibility to less than 20 meters .

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Extreme Heat Wave Setting Australia on Fire

Posted by feww on January 13, 2014

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Extreme Heat Warnings Issued in Australia

Massive bushfire destroys dozens of homes in the Perth Hills area of Western Australia, killing at least one person.

The fire follows a heatwave in Western Australia over the weekend, with temperatures topping 44ºC (111 degrees) in Perth on Saturday and 48ºC degrees (118 degrees) elsewhere in the state.

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Massive bushfire leaves a trail of destruction in WA, destroying at least 44 homes. Source: DFES/WA.

Meanwhile, authorities have warned of severe health consequences as extreme heat begins moving from Western Australia into the country’s southeast.

Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is warning temperatures will be in the 40s throughout this week.

Western Australia has just ended a scorching week, with temperatures reaching 48ºC degrees (118 degrees).

“That really extreme heat is now moving eastwards and is expected to move into South Australia and north-west Victoria over the next 24 to 48 hours,” he said.

“That really extreme heat is now moving eastwards and is expected to move into South Australia and north-west Victoria over the next 24 to 48 hours,” said BOM.

“Then it will gradually move down across the rest of south-eastern Australia, into southern New South Wales and western New South Wales as the week progresses.

“So really we’re really looking at a fairly extreme heatwave where temperatures are going to reach into the 40s for quite a number of days in a row.”

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“Worst Ever” Heatwave Turns Deadly in Argentina

Posted by feww on January 1, 2014

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Soaring temperatures leave at least a dozen dead, hundreds hospitalized in Argentina

A major heatwave affecting Argentina has broken seasonal temperature records, leaving at least a dozen people dead, with hundreds more requiring hospitalization in the past week.

Temperature have soared to as much 46ºC (115ºF) in the northern provinces, the highest ever for the season since records began more than 100 years ago.

The worst affected area is the province of Santiago del Estero (population: 900,000), and its six neighboring provinces of Catamarca, Chaco, Salta, Santa Fe, Córdoba and Tucumán.

Rising Average Temperatures

The provinces are located in the flat lands of the Gran Chaco, a hot and semi-arid lowland in the Río de la Plata basin.

The climate across the region is subtropical with a dry season and high temperatures dominating throughout the year. The annual average temperature has risen from 21.5ºC in the 1970s to more than 24°C in the past few years, with the daily summer temperature maxima rising to 50ºC.

Meantime, the temperatures in the Argentine capital Buenos Aires have climbed to about 39ºC, with the electricity demands continuing to set record highs, leading to power cuts due to energy shortages.

The power cuts are compounding the impact of heat as people are prevented from using fans and air conditioning.

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Major Heatwave Enters 5th Day in Australia

Posted by feww on December 16, 2013

Perth experiences earliest spell of five 35-degree-plus days in 71 years

A major  heatwave is shifting eastwards, pushing the mercury up to 40ºC in Adelaide by Thursday, and into the 30s for Sydney by Friday, local meteorologists forecast.

[Sydney’s average temperatures for December is 25.2ºC.]

Perth and surrounding areas were put on a severe fire danger alert Monday morning amid hot, dry and windy conditions, following a sweltering weekend, said a report.

The alert followed a large bush fire in the Shire of Toodyay, which needed more than 170 fire crews to control, as the blaze edged menacingly towards two housing estates. The fire had consumed more than 270 hectares, as of posting.

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Rows of baled hay went up in flames most probably due to spontaneous combustion in Toodyay farmland on Sunday. Photo credit: Nine News Perth

Monday is the 5th day of a major heatwave which has pushed temperature highs above 40ºC.

On Saturday it reached 40.4ºC in Perth, and peaked at 37ºC Sunday. Parts of the eastern metropolitan Perth could see the temperature reaching 41ºC today.

In November, Perth recorded its hottest spring in 116 years, with overall average of 18.8ºC

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Drought, Heatwave Cripple China, Japan, S. Korea

Posted by feww on August 11, 2013

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Temperature Records Broken in Austria, Hungary

Posted by feww on August 9, 2013

All-time High Temperature Records Broken in Austria, Hungary (possibly

Temperatures have climbed to all-time highs in Austria and neighboring Hungary amid a persistent heat wave that has plagued the region for nearly two weeks.

Temperature in Vienna, the Austrian capital, climbed to all-time high of 40.5ºC (105 degrees Fahrenheit) on Thursday, shattering the previous record of 39.9ºC (104ºF) set just five days earlier.

Previously, the highest recorded temperature in Vienna was 38.9C set on July 8, 1957 at Mariabrunn station in Hadersdorf, said a report.

In Hungary, Serbia and Poland temperatures climbed to record or near-record highs of 40ºC on Thursday,

Officials in Budapest warned temperatures on paved roads could climb to as high as 60ºC.

“Croatia sent two water-dropping planes to Bosnia earlier in the week to help battle wildfires set off by drought and sweltering heat that threatened several villages. A Russian aircraft was dispatched to fight blazes in Serbia,” reported AP.

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Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events – August 8, 2013

Posted by feww on August 8, 2013

State Of Emergency Declared for East Russia, Thousands Evacuated

Russian authorities have declared states of emergency for five populated regions in Russia’s far east following severe flooding.

“An emergency situation has been declared in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Khabarovsk and Primorye territories, the Amur region and the Jewish autonomous region, and a federal level of response has been introduced there,” according to a statement posted on the Emergency Situations Ministry website.

The decision was made “in view of the current hydrological situation in the Far Eastern Federal District and an adverse weather forecast,” it said.

“For preemptive purposes, 2,285 people, including 940 children, were evacuated beforehand from populated areas, children’s recreational institutions, and Federal Corrections Service’s correctional institutions. As many as 1,169 people, including 338 children, have been evacuated right from flooded homes. A system of the people’s vital support has been arranged.”

“According to earlier reports, the flood situation aggravated in the Amur region due to lengthy rains and the dumping of water from the Zeisk Hydroelectric Power Plant, which have affected dozens of populated areas. A state of emergency has been put in place in the region,” said a report.

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Disaster Declared in Raton, NM

Torrential rains and flooding in Raton have caused substantial damage to the infrastructure, prompting the authorities to  declare the city a disaster area, said a report.

In July, Governor Martinez declared a statewide emergency following the damage  caused by severe storms and flooding.

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State of emergency declared in Miller County, Missouri

Officials have declared a State of Emergency in Miller county due to serious flooding concerns, said a report.

Ameren crews are preparing to open the Bagnell Dam floodgates, which could result the river level to rise 3 feet. “That’s why Miller County Sheriff’s Deputies are notifying people living in low lying areas. There are no mandatory evacuations, but they do want people to be aware of the rising waters.”

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Outagamie County, Wis., Declares a State of Emergency

Outagamie County  has declared an emergency, after severe damage caused by two tornadoes, an F1 and F2, and a line of powerful storms in which they were hidden, said a report.

The storms left at least 1 dead and 3 others injured, said a report.

Grand Chute, Wis., has declared a State of Emergency following damage from storms, tornadoes

“The storm caused damaged in Fremont, New London, Waupaca and Weyauwega, knocking down numerous trees and power lines. In New London, Trinity Lutheran Church on Beckert Road was severely damaged. Power is out near the Waupaca airport and areas to the east,” according to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department.

State of Emergency declared in Hortonville

The Village of Hortonville in Outagamie County, Wis., has declared a State of Emergency following significant damage to property and infrastructure and a blanket power outage caused by storms that hit Wisconsin early Wednesday morning.

  • The storms knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes in the region.
  • The authorities have also issued a curfew, effective Wednesday  10:00 p.m.

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Japan Sweltering in 100-degree Heat

A severe heat alert was issued for 38 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, as temperatures climbed over 35ºC (95ºF), said Japan Meteorological Agency.

Shimanto town in southwestern Kochi prefecture recorded a high of 37.7ºC (100F), the agency said.

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Deadly July Heat

Posted by feww on August 2, 2013

July heat shattered tens of thousands of temperature records, killed scores of people worldwide

United States

A total of 649 U.S. Daily Highest Max Temperature Records were set (404 broken, and 245 tied) in July this year, according to the data provided by the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).

Additionally, 9 All-Time Highest Max Temperature Records were set in the United States (1 broken, 8 tied).

July 2013 was both the warmest July and the warmest month on record in Elko, NV since records began in 1888, said NWS.

The average temperature in Elko during July 2013 was 76.8 degrees. This is the warmest july average temperature, and the warmest calendar month average temperature, ever recorded in Elko. The previous record was 75.9 degrees in July 1985.

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U.S. Daily Highest Max Temperature Records set in July 2013: 404 (Broken) + 245 (Tied) = 649 Total.  NOT included on this map are 11 locations in Hawaii and Alaska.

July heat helped wildfires in 13 states scorch up to  2,000 square miles, destroy hundreds of homes, and kill at least 22 people including 20 fire crews.

The latest fatality occurred when a tree fell on contract tree fellers who were trying to contain a lightning-sparked fire in the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon, killing one person and injuring another.

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Major Catastrophe Unfolding in China

Posted by feww on July 30, 2013

Tens of millions affected by severe drought, heat wave in China

Drought has affected tens of millions of people in southern, southwestern, eastern and central China, leaving millions of people and livestock short of drinking water, and damaging or destroying millions of hectares of crops.

The drought is forecast to intensify and spread in the coming days and weeks, and heat wave to linger.

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Original caption: A farmer pulls a cow to drink in a dried pool in Qianguang Village, Yuping County of southwest China’s Guizhou Province, July 29, 2013. Due to little rainfall and high temperature, 38 counties in Guizhou Province faced with serious drought in recent days. (Xinhua/Yao Lei). More images …

Shanghai, China’s financial capital, is set to have the hottest July on record.

  • Shanghai saw a high of 39.1ºC on Monday, the 7th straight day for temperatures to remain above 38 degrees, and the longest period of on record.

Many cities in [neighboring] Zhejiang saw temperatures rise above 40 degrees Celsius on a couple days last week. Meanwhile, the heat is worsening the drought in the province, which received 74 percent less rain than normal in the first 29 days of July. (Xinhua)

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Original caption: A boy sits on the chapped riverbeds near the Wantou Bridge over Yaojiang River in Ningbo, east China’s Zhejiang Province, July 28, 2013. Unrelenting heat in Ningbo has drawn the water table of the Yaojiang River down and parts of the beds were chapped, which led to the death of mussels and fish. (Xinhua/Hu Xuejun)

Hunan meteorologic center issued orange alert for drought on Monday

Many cities in Hunan also endured record-high temperatures this month. The provincial capital Changsha reported temperatures at or above 35 degrees Celsius in all of the past 29 days.

Temperatures could climb to 41ºC in Hunan’s central and eastern parts, the report said.

The province also received over 70 percent less rain than normal this month, leaving 33 counties and cities to contend with a severe drought.

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Original caption: A villager walks on a dried-up bed of Shima Reservoir at Shima Village of Shaoyang County, central China’s Hunan Province, July 27, 2013. A drought that has already lasted several weeks is continuing to linger in Hunan, leaving 533,000 people short of drinking water. (Xinhua/Zeng Yong). More images …

July Heat

At least 43 counties and cities in southern China have seen temperatures top 40ºC so far this month, said China’s National Meteorological Center.

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Wildfires Prompt Evacuations in CA, MT

Posted by feww on July 16, 2013

Hundreds evacuated as wildfires threaten dozens of homes in Calif. and Mont.

A raging wildfire in rural Riverside County has forced the evacuation of dozens of  homes.

The fast moving blaze broke out Monday p.m. in the community of Mountain Center between Palm Springs and Hemet, and devoured 1,000 acres within hours, damaging or destroying a number of structures.

The blaze was 5 percent contained, as of posting, with more than 400 state and federal fire crews at the scene.

Mandatory evacuations have been issued for the community of Bonita Vista,  Fleming Ranch and a nearby animal sanctuary, said a report.

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West Mullan Fire, Superior, Mont.

Mandatory evacuations are in place for dozens of homed in the Flat Creek and Pardee Creek areas, reported Inciweb.

The so-called West Mullan Fire  started near Interstate 90 about two miles northwest of Superior Sunday p.m. and quickly spread to more than 700 acres in less than 24 hrs.

Thick smoke has resulted in limited visibility in Superior and along Interstate 90 in the area, said a report.

“The fire’s hitting Superior hard. The smoke is so thick in Superior, health officials closed the pool and are now urging people to stay indoors.”

Heat wave over the East will expand into the Plains by the middle of the week: NWS

A large subtropical dome of hot air will expand across the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and to the Midwest this week bringing a long duration heat wave to the area. Temperatures will soar through the 90s with heat indices well over 100 degrees. 

A large mid-level ridge centered over the Ohio Valley is responsible for the
heat wave currently across the east, and the ridge is forecast to expand westward through Wednesday. This will have the effect of increasing high temperatures past the 90 degree mark throughout most of the central and northern Plains by Wednesday.

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US Weather Hazards Map – July 16, 2013. Source: NWS

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State of Emergency Declared in San Joaquin County Due To Extreme Heat

Posted by feww on July 2, 2013

Extreme heat to last through Friday in San Joaquin County, California

Extreme heat in San Joaquin County has forced the Office of Emergency Services to declare a state of emergency. The heat is forecast to last through Friday, forecasters said.

Prolonged high heat and humidity that can be dangerous and even life-threatening is forecast for San Joaquin County, said the County Public health officials, urging the public  to take precautions that will protect them and their families.

“The Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium has been set up as one of 11 cooling centers across San Joaquin County to provide residents a safe and cool gathering place during the week-long heat emergency,” said a report.

Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County with a population of about 300,000.

Heat Wave Continues in Western U.S.

On Tuesday, temperatures will once again be 10 to 20 degrees above-normal for much of the Western United States. The Excessive Heat Warnings that have been in place for several days will continue through the middle of the week. Many of the same locations that broke records recently could shatter records again on Tuesday. —NWS

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Mega Heatwave: Dozens of Daily Record High Temps Broken or Tied

Posted by feww on June 30, 2013

Phoenix daily high temperature hit 119 shattering old record by 2 degrees

Power consumption across western United States surge as life-threatening, record-breaking heat spikes demand load for cooling.

The high temperature at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport hit 119 degrees, shattering the old record set in 1994 by 2 degrees, and making Saturday the fourth hottest day on record. [The hottest day on record at 122 degrees was June 26, 1990.]

At Mccarran International Airport, the official climate station for Las Vegas, the high temperature reached 115 degrees on Saturday, which tied the record for June 29th last set in 1994, NWS reported.

At the National Weather Service office in SW Las Vegas the high temperature reached 118 degrees Saturdy afternoon, shattering the previous all-time record of 117 degrees set on July 5, 2007 and tied on June 28, 2013.

  • NV Energy in Las Vegas has predicted a surge in power demand for Clark County, said a report.

At Needles, California the high temperature reached 123 degrees on Saturday,  setting a new daily record as well as a new all-time record high for June, shattering the previous all-time monthly record of 122 degrees set on June 11, 1918.

Forecast Highs For Selected Locations (NWS/NOAA)

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Western U.S. Mega Heat Hazards Map

US Mega Heat Hazards Map

U.S. Daily Highest Max Temperature Records set on June 28, 2013

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Out of a possible 4,676 records: 40 (Broken) + 25 (Tied) = 65 Total – Source: NOAA

Meantime, NWS issued the following forecast:

For much of the Western U.S., excessive heat warnings and heat advisories remain in effect for a major heat wave that is ongoing from the Mexican border northward into the Inter-Mountain West. A big upper level high, combined with subsiding air and abundant sunshine, will allow temperatures to reach dangerously high levels. Some of the lower deserts near the Colorado River may reach 120 degrees! Triple digit heat is also expected for much of the Great Basin going through the weekend and into early next week.

Many of the same locations that broke records on Saturday could break records again on Sunday. One of the hottest places will be Death Valley, California as temperatures will approach 130 degrees

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The Funny Thing Is …

Posted by feww on June 29, 2013

Extreme heat wave in western U.S. severely affects journalistic integrity globally !

We’ve been advised yet another one of FIRE-EARTH forecasts, World Record High Temperature Could Be Broken This Year, posted on June 5, 2013 has become the “property” of Cabal News Network and a dozen other news/weather websites in the U.S., U.K. and even Australia as of Friday June 28, 2013.

The forecast followed an earlier one titled U-S Drought 2013: Fueled by Heat from Hell? posted on January 31, 2013.

The FIRE-EARTH weather/climate forecasts, which have been readily adopted and plagiarized by others since 2007,  form parts of the big picture that the same models have helped project the Disaster Calendar:

DISASTER CALENDARJune 29, 2013 SYMBOLIC COUNTDOWN:

987 Days Left to the ‘Worst Day’ in the brief Human History

Mass die-offs resulting from human impact and the planetary response to the anthropogenic assault could occur by early 2016.

[NOTE: For the record, there are NO models, systems or means of forecast currently available on this planet, other than the FIRE-EARTH Models, that could predict weather/ climatic events so far in advance.]

Sun Tzu
Never has a proverb been so literally true as the following attributed to Sun Tzu [Sun Wu] ~ “If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.”

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Record Temperatures Broken or Tied in Western US

Posted by feww on June 29, 2013

Life-threatening heat in western U.S. to continue into next week

Numerous daily record high maximum temperatures being set or tied on June 28 as a massive area of high pressure is forecast to persist: NWS

California

Bishop California:  High temperature at the Eastern Sierra Regional Airport reached 107 degrees, breaking daily record high of 105 degrees set in 1956 [Highest temp of  108 degrees set July 5, 2007.]

Death Valley California: High temperature at the Furnace Creek Visitor`s Center reached 125 degrees, tying  daily record set in 1994.

Needles California:   High temperature of 121 degrees today broke the old daily record of 119 degrees set in 1994.

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Nevada

Las Vegas: High temperature at Mccarran International Airport hit 115 degrees, tying  the daily record for June 28th set in 1994.

Mt Charleston Nevada: Hhigh temperature in kyle canyon at 7,450 feet reached 92 degrees, breaking  the old daily record of 89 degrees set in 1994.

Arizona

Kingman Arizona: High of 110 degrees today broke the old daily record of 107 set in 1914.

NOTES:

Records date back to 1888 for Needles, 1901 for Kingman, 1911 for Death Valley, 1937 for Las Vegas, 1943 for Bishop and 1980 for Mt Charleston, said NWS.

The above information is preliminary and is subject to a final
review and certification by the national climatic data center.

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