Over the weekend, rainfall and melting snow caused widespread flooding across eastern Canada. As CNA reported, over 6,500 people were told to quickly leave their homes near Montreal late Saturday and early on Sunday after floodwaters breached a dike at Sainte-Marthe-sur-le-Lac, causing a surge of water of up to 5 feet to crash through the area.Continue Reading 401 words
The temperature on Tuesday in Denver was 78 degrees, but yesterday Denver was dealing with a major snowstorm that caused the cancellation of a baseball game between the Rockies and the Atlanta Braves. In South Dakota, a portion of I-90 had to be shut down on Wednesday night due to the poor conditions. Weather forecasters […]Continue Reading 171 words
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Colorado has experienced eight avalanches so far this winter killing 22 people, and another major blizzard is walloping the state today. Coloradoan.com reports that, according to Colorado’s Avalanche Information Center Director Ethan Greene, this year a “perfect storm” of events have created unprecedented avalanche conditions with all the critical factors that result in avalanches coming together at the same time.Continue Reading 442 words
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This summer Australia shattered its heat records, with temperatures nationwide 3.8°F, above the 1961-90 average, according to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). In a summary put out by the Bureau, they summed it up this way, “Mean and maximum temperature for the season broke previous records by large margins; both almost one degree above the record set in 2012–13.”Continue Reading 450 words
If you ever wondered what a polar vortex looks like from above, this is it. Grab a blanket and bundle up. The midsection of the country — even places like Minnesota that are accustomed to cold air — are bracing for the worst cold weather that has been seen in a generation. Temperatures could break […]Continue Reading 545 words