Other News: Conditions Ripe for Active Atlantic Hurricane Season
Blizzard Cuts Much Power, Takes Heavy Toll on Trees
North of the blizzard zone, tragedy struck in Connecticut when a natural gas power plant exploded, killing five people. The plant, designed to produce 620 megawatts, was being tested and was under construction.
Snow emergencies were declared by most major jurisdictions in the region of the snow. Snow laden branches tumbled from trees, taking a toll on city trees and downing electrical lines as they fell. A branch fell on a vehicle in a motorcade following President Obama. Throughout the region hundreds of fender-benders were reported, but few vehicle deaths. A hangar roof at Dulles International Airport collapsed.
The damage to economic and natural infrastructure is still being assessed, and more snow is expected in the region on Tuesday. GlobalResourcesNews.com invites you to share your experiences by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Recent News about extreme weather
Below are any various articles and links on extreme weather in our archives. The results start with our original content.
GlobalResourcesNews stories on the search term: extreme weather
News from our recommended news reading list
Greenhouse gases hit record high
Map of Sandy's impact
The "Frankenstorm" and Global Warming
Links for the search term: extreme weather
NASA Study Projects Warming-Driven Changes in Global Rainfall
From the site: "The models project for every 1 degree Fahrenheit of carbon dioxide-induced warming, heavy rainfall will increase globally by 3.9 percent and light rain will increase globally by 1 percent. However, total global rainfall is not projected to change much because moderate rainfall will decrease globally by 1.4 percent. "
Rank: Name: Year: Damage (U.S.)*: 1 Katrina 2005 $105,840,000,000 2 Sandy 2012 $55,000,000,000 3 Andrew 1992 $45,561,000,000 4 Ike 2008 $27,790,000,000 5 Wilma 2005 $20,587,000,000 6 Ivan 2004 $19,832,000,000 7 Charley 2004 $15,820,000,000 8 Irene 2011 $15,800,000,000 9 Hugo 1989 $9,739,820,675 10 Rita 2005 $11,797,000,000
$1.4 million in aid from Hurricane Irene announced in April 2013, 20 months after August 2011
Hurricane Irene made landfall on New Jersey on Aug. 28, 2013. On April 26, 2013 $1.4 million aid was still being disbursed.
Hurricane Data Sets from the Hurricane Research Division
Chronologies, timelines especially for the ones that made landfall.
Hurricane Spaghetti Models from Cyclocane
Graphical looks at computer simulations of potential tracks of hurricanes
From the Web site: " Definition of "Mesonet"
"Mesonet" is a combination of the words "mesoscale" and "network".
In meteorology, "mesoscale" refers to weather events that range in size from about one mile to about 150 miles. Mesoscale events last from several minutes to several hours. Therefore, mesoscale weather events are phenomenon that might go undetected without densely spaced weather observations. Thunderstorms, wind gusts, heatbursts, and drylines, are examples of mesoscale events.
A "network" is an interconnected system.
Thus, the Oklahoma Mesonet is a system designed to measure the environment at the size and duration of mesoscale weather events."
Hundred Year Forecast: Drought
Good long-term drought records and online mapping about drought and water availability.