Tag: Weather

The Fires Are Out, but Australia’s Climate Disasters Aren’t Over

RAINBOW FLAT, Australia — Standing in thick mud between burned trees and a concrete slab where his house had been, Peter Ruprecht admitted that he was not sure how or when to rebuild. He was still dizzied by what Australia’s increasingly volatile climate had already delivered: first a drought, then a devastating bush fire, then […]

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To Survive Disaster, Plan for the Worst

Disaster relief works like this: There is a flood, a drought, an earthquake, a famine, an exodus of refugees. Reporters swarm in, broadcasting images of suffering. Humanitarian workers on the ground analyze who needs what relief and draw up plans. The government asks for help. The United Nations coordinates international pledges. Relief comes in — […]

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Britain Battered as ‘Weather Bomb’ Brings Travel Chaos

LONDON — Britain has been battered by severe weather for the second consecutive weekend, prompting an official warning on Sunday that lives were at risk as streets became flooded, rail tracks submerged and dozens of flights canceled. The storm, named Dennis and classified as a “weather bomb” by the national weather service, the Meteorological Office, […]

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In Australia’s Most Populous State, ‘All Fires Are Contained’

SYDNEY, Australia — Wildfires that began in September, consumed millions of acres of forest and burned through beachside towns and suburbs are finally out in most of New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, emergency services said Friday. Some fires in the southern part of the state still haven’t been extinguished, said Rob Rogers, the […]

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Along the Great Lakes, It’s Time to Prepare for Extremes

The Great Lakes keep rising. Last year the five lakes that together hold 20 percent of the fresh surface water on the planet broke 10 high-water records, and more are expected to fall this year. The inundation follows a 15-year span from 1999 to 2014 when the so-called upper lakes of Superior, Michigan and Huron […]

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Africa, a Thunder and Lightning Hot Spot, May See Even More Storms

Africa is experiencing bigger and more frequent thunderstorms as global temperatures rise, according to researchers at Tel Aviv University. The continent already has many of the world’s lightning hot spots, with storms that can be extremely destructive and, sometimes, deadly. This month, for example, a conservation group reported that four rare mountain gorillas had been […]

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Antarctica Sets Record High Temperature: 64.9 Degrees

Antarctica, the coldest, windiest and driest continent on Earth, set a record high temperature on Thursday, underscoring the global warming trend, researchers said. Esperanza, Argentina’s research station on the northern tip of the Antarctic Peninsula, reached 64.9 degrees Fahrenheit, or 18.2 degrees Celsius, breaking the previous record of 63.5 degrees set on March 24, 2015, […]

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Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Soggy start to Saturday, sunshine returns, then 70s!

× Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Soggy start to Saturday, sunshine returns, then 70s! Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Rain to start the weekend… Expect widespread rain tonight into Saturday morning as an area of low pressure slides up the East Coast. Rain is most likely before sunrise Saturday. Clouds will linger through Saturday with leftover […]

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Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Tracking rain for the weekend and temperatures in the 70s!

× Maddie’s First Warning Forecast: Tracking rain for the weekend and temperatures in the 70s! Meteorologist Maddie Kirker’s First Warning Forecast Tracking rain for the weekend… Clouds will break up overnight with lows in the mid 30s. We will start with some sunshine Friday morning, but clouds will build in through the day. Rain will move […]

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