24 June 2015

Wacko Weather and Other Anomalies

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Besides the ongoing drought and water shortage in California, now they have to contend with killer algae! Have we all fallen into an over-the-top disaster movie?



Costa Rica Floods – Hundreds Evacuated, 25 Communities Isolated

2 Weeks of Flooding – 72 Villages Still Under Water in Assam, India

New Zealand North Island – 100s Evacuated as Wanganui Sees Worst Ever Floods

Guyana Floods – Over 100mm of Rain in 24 Hours in Georgetown

Heavy Rain and High Tide Combine to Flood Mumbai – 300 mm of Rain in 24 Hours



Severe Storms Leave Nearly 400,000 Without Power on East Coast

More Severe Storms to Menace Midwest Wednesday, Thursday


Heat Wave Death Toll Rises to 2,000 in Pakistan’s Financial Hub

Massive Western Heat Wave May Break June, All-Time Records This Weekend Into Early July

Parts of several Southeastern states under heat advisories


Wildfires prompt evacuations in Alaska, road closures in California

Dozens of wildfires ignite across northeast Florida


Photos Of North Korea's Historic Drought Show The Country's Cracked And Drying Earth


Plague of Astrakhan: Locust swarm blots out the sun in Russian region

Near-Biblical scenes are emerging from the Astrakhan region in southern Russia, which has been invaded by giant swarms of locusts. Local authorities have scrambled vehicles and aircraft to combat the infestation.

The voracious insects are migrating dozens of kilometers every day, consuming crops as they go. Parts of the region have been put on high emergency alert.

Locust swarms appear in the area nearly every year, finding fertile breeding grounds on abandoned farmlands. This year, dry weather has created a superabundance of the creatures. The swarms include locusts of different ages, some only able to crawl and hop, others already on the wing.