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Tag Archives: United States
Parts of the US and Canada are seeing particularly cold weather and heavy snowfall at the moment. A southward buckle in the jet stream has seen cold polar air flow south to north eastern parts of North America. In the … Continue reading
This year saw another active season in the North Atlantic with 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes. Both the number of named storms and hurricanes were well above the 1980–2010 averages of 12 and six respectively. However, only … Continue reading
As many as 60 million people across 12 US states are thought to be in the path of Hurricane Sandy, which has been given the nickname “Frankenstorm”. Hurricane Sandy is currently moving northward, parallel to the US East Coast, and … Continue reading
Over the last two days Hurricane Sandy has cut a swathe through the Caribbean bringing strong winds, heavy rain and storm surge to Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas. At least 20 people have been killed, properties damaged and flooded … Continue reading
Tropical Strom Isaac was located about 120km WSW of Key West at 4am (UK time) on Monday 27 August, and continues to move west north west. Mean wind speeds of 65 mph have been observed by the United States National Hurricane Center aircraft. … Continue reading
The United States National Weather Service has said that the dangerous heat wave that has lead to a number of deaths is expected to continue across much of the central and eastern United States, with excessive heat and humidity expanding into the Ohio … Continue reading