User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Storms
Last updated: Jan 19 2017 22:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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California getting soaked with series of heavy storms 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Winter’s run of snow and rain goes another round with the West as the first in a series of storms soaks much of California and icy conditions close schools in Oregon despite a thaw in some areas. Californians on Thursday saw snarling commutes, downed trees and heavy snow in the mountains. […]
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Remember these? 19.1.2017 BBC: Business
It's not just a courgette crisis - supplies of tomatoes, lettuce and more are hit by Europe's big freeze.
Spanish tourist towns post 1st snowfalls in decades 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

MADRID (AP) — Officials have placed more than half of Spain’s 50 provinces under alert for heavy snow and sleet storms, with southern tourist towns reporting their first snowfalls in decades. Authorities in the southeastern resort town of Torrevieja say that emergency services are on alert for flooding. Intense sleet storms came hours after the […]
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First of 3 more storms hits California as drought retreats 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall and were lining up again Wednesday. Just 2.1 percent of the state is now […]
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Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: How rising temperatures are already affecting Earth 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

From extreme wildfires in the Western United States to melting ice sheets in Antarctica, the effects of rising temperatures on Earth have not gone unnoticed.

On Wednesday, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced 2016 was the hottest year on record. Before that, the...

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Trio of storms to bring dangerous surf and 6 inches of rain to Southern California 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A trio of storms now headed for Southern California will bring dangerous surf, strong winds and up to 6 inches of rain by early next week, according to the National Weather Service.

The storms are similar to those that rocked Northern California recently by flooding rivers, blocking mountain passes...

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European vegetables: 'Perfect storm' raises prices 17.1.2017 BBC: Business
The impact of wet and cold weather means yields in Spain and Italy are much lower and prices higher.
Martin Luther King Jr. fought for more than civil rights. This was the protest less remembered 16.1.2017 LA Times: Nation

In January 1967, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. packed several suitcases and secluded himself on the coast of Jamaica, far from the telephone, far from the crises roiling America.

It would not go down in history as one of his most famous trips. King was trying to finish writing a new book, “Where...

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50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. turned his activism against the Vietnam War, and lost allies as a result 16.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

In January 1967, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. packed several suitcases and secluded himself on the coast of Jamaica, far from the telephone, far from the crises roiling America.

It would not go down in history as one of his most famous trips. King was trying to finish writing a new book, “Where...

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Those tunnels on California's border are back in action 16.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It’s Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and here’s what’s going on across California:

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Border tunnels

At least six previously discovered border tunnels have been reactivated by Mexican drug trafficking groups in recent years, exposing a recurring large-scale smuggling...

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Weekend ice storm glazes central US 16.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
The icy weather will linger a bit longer.
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Icy weather lingers in central US 16.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
The icy weather will linger a bit longer.
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L.A. drivers regain access to Laurel Canyon Boulevard 15.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles officials have restored limited access to Laurel Canyon Boulevard, unclogging a major north-south traffic artery that was shut down last week in the wake of a mudslide.

Southbound traffic can now use the full stretch of Laurel Canyon Boulevard between Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive,...

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Donald Trump's market: bear, bull or lamb? 15.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When Donald Trump takes the oath of office later this week, he will inherit the second-longest stock bull run in history, and a market valued at a record $26 trillion.

From Wall Street’s point of view, it doesn’t often get much better than this. And that’s a big challenge for the new president.

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Atmospheric river bringing new storms to Northern California as communities dig out, assess damage 14.1.2017 LA Times: Environment

Enjoy the clear skies and fresh powder in the mountains while you can Californians, because another “atmospheric river” is on the way next week, with additional storms lined up behind it.

Following more than a week of heavy rain and snow that flooded rural towns and roads, cut off mountain passes...

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Ice storm warnings south; Monday snow for MSP? 14.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
-7 degrees low temperature at MSP Airport Friday 13th sub-zero day far this season 11 days at or below zero last winter at MSP 22.7 days average number of days at or below zero at MSP in winter Winter’s half-time We reach the halfway point of winter this weekend. So far this has been a fairly average winter across…
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Storms in France kill woman on school run, injure dozens 13.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

PARIS (AP) — Violent winds and winter storms hit France on Friday, killing a 43-year-old woman taking her kids to school in southern France and injuring nearly 50 other people in the north. Elsewhere in Europe, British authorities put the military on standby for the possibility of flooding along the east coast and the Vatican […]
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The Latest: Vatican lets homeless sleep in church amid cold 13.1.2017 Washington Post: World
The Latest on severe weather in Europe (all times local):
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42% of California no longer in drought 13.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Thanks to the powerful storms that have drenched Northern California, 42% of the state is no longer in a drought.
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Crippling ice, heavy rain expected as storm hits central US 13.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A winter storm that brought heavy snow and rainfall to northern California is descending upon the southern Plains, packing crippling ice accumulations and heavy rain that could cause widespread power outages and flooding. The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for northwestern Oklahoma starting Friday morning, and a […]
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