Superstorm Sandy Shook the U.S., Literally Science Daily - April 19, 2013
When superstorm Sandy turned and took aim at New York City and Long Island last October, ocean waves hitting each other and the shore rattled the seafloor and much of the United States - shaking detected by seismometers across the country.
Tree ring sampling shows cold spells in Eastern Europe led to unrest over past thousand years PhysOrg - January 15, 2013
A team of Swiss, Czech, Canadian and German researchers has found that prolonged cold spells in Eastern Europe over the last thousand years has led to wars, plagues and civil unrest.
A Wild Start for Weather in the New Year National Geographic - January 15, 2013
From record Australian heat to Middle Eastern snow, the climate is changing.
How a Rare Snowfall Hit Jerusalem, Middle East Live Science - January 11, 2013
An unusual storm brought snow and chaos to the Middle East yesterday (Jan. 10). The weather system dumped 4-6 inches (10-15 centimeters) of snow on Jerusalem Wednesday night (Jan. 9) and yesterday morning, according to Jason Samenow, chief meteorologist with the Washington Post's CapitalWeather Gang. The same system was responsible for heavy rain and scattered flooding, before the rain turned to snow. This storm system is responsible for at least eight deaths, and the United Nations reported that millions of people inside Syria and 600,000 refugees outside the country need assistance.
Bitter Cold Drives Southwest Dust Storm Live Science - January 15, 2013
Just how cold is it in the Southwest? The answer, my friends, is blowin' all the way to Kansas. NASA's Aqua satellite spotted the bitter cold front now sweeping through the Rocky Mountains on Jan. 11. The descending mass of frigid air drove winds that scooped up dust in the Colorado Front Ranges and carried it through the air to Kansas. Cold, dense air wedging under warmer air can create strong wind gusts. The dust was thickest in Kansas, but the source was the Arkansas River canyon in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, along with the river's tributaries.
Big Chill vs. Global Warming: What's Going On? Live Science - January 14, 2013
The recent, rare snow in Jerusalem and parts of Lebanon, along with freezing temperatures for Southern California have not nixed the reality of climate change. The planet is warming, and chilled weather doesn't negate that fact, say climate experts.
Heat, Flood or Icy Cold, Extreme Weather Rages Worldwide New York Times - January 11, 2013
Britons may remember 2012 as the year the weather spun off its rails in a chaotic concoction of drought, deluge and flooding, but the unpredictability of it all turns out to have been all too predictable: Around the world, extreme has become the new commonplace. Especially lately. China is enduring its coldest winter in nearly 30 years. Brazil is in the grip of a dreadful heat spell. Eastern Russia is so freezing - minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit, and counting - that the traffic lights recently stopped working in the city of Yakutsk.
Freakish dust storm causes 'red wave' on Australia's west coast New York Daily News - January 11, 2013
The dust storm, or haboob, passed over Onslow, a coastal town in Western Australia. The haboob is just one of the record-breaking weather events happening Down Under.
Giant sandstorm caught on camera in Western Australia BBC - January 11, 2013
Near Hurricane Force Wind Gusts for New Mexico, Texas Live Science - January 11, 2013
Howling winds out of the west will race across the western Plains on the southern side of a gathering storm that will bring blizzard conditions to the northern Plains. Gusts up to 65 mph are likely in a corridor from northwest New Mexico to southeast Kansas across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. Larger cities that can be rocked by the winds include Clovis and Las Vegas, N.M., Amarillo, Texas, Lamar, Colo., and Dodge City, Kan.
I-5 at Grapevine closed as cold storm pounds Southern California LA Times - January 11, 2013
Interstate 5 at the Grapevine remained closed early Friday morning as a cold winter storm continued to pound Southern California. Heavy snow and icy roads stranded thousands of motorists on Thursday night, backing up traffic for miles. The cold winter blast is bringing temperatures that are near or below freezing to the valleys and mountain areas. Frost advisories remain in effect through Friday morning for the valleys of the Inland Empire and Ventura County coastal and interior valleys. Additionally, frost advisories and freeze watches have been issued for Friday night into Saturday morning for much of the Southland. Many communities were also dealing with strong winds, with wind advisories in effect through early Friday for the San Fernando, Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys.
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