Idaho State Journal
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:32 UTC
The outbreak has occurred on private land, and the disease has killed mostly duck, but also some geese and other birds.
Currently, Idaho Fish and Game personnel are continuing to find and collect dead waterfowl in the Parma area in western Idaho. The dead birds are being collected by Fish and Game crews and volunteers and buried at the Fort Boise Wildlife Area to prevent and reduce further spread of the disease.
"We're trying to minimize the impact," said Tyler Archibald, Fish and Game habitat biologist at Fort Boise Wildlife Management Area.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:34 UTC
The Experanza base set the high on March 24, 2015, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said after reviewing data around Antarctica to set benchmarks to help track future global warming and natural variations.
"Verification of maximum and minimum temperatures help us to build up a picture of the weather and climate in one of Earth's final frontiers," said Michael Sparrow, a polar expert with the WMO co-sponsored World Climate Research Programme.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:47 UTC
Fast Facts:Groundwater Pumping Causing Subsidence, Damaging Water Infrastructure
- For nearly a century, groundwater pumping from Central California wells has caused some land to subside.
- Subsidence is an ongoing issue for state water managers.
- JPL is using radar remote sensing to identify areas that are subsiding fastest.
Since the 1920s, excessive pumping of groundwater at thousands of wells in California's San Joaquin Valley has caused land in sections of the valley to subside, or sink, by as much as 28 feet (8.5 meters). This subsidence is exacerbated during droughts, when farmers rely heavily on groundwater to sustain one of the most productive agricultural regions in the nation.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:46 UTC
At least 54 people were killed in Afghanistan over the past few days. Officials expect the death toll to rise as nearly 170 homes have been destroyed. Over 50 people are injured as 22 Afghan provinces witness freezing weather and heavy snowfall. Officials in neighboring Pakistan have also confirmed the death of over a dozen people in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
The region has been blanketed with over a meter of snow that's blocked most roads and led the closure of Chitral Airport. People in worst-hit areas are facing food and medicine shortages.
Daily Times (Pakistan)
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:33 UTC
According to a report, the 12,000 people of the valley are still stranded as the long route to Chitral town was blocked off by huge avalanches. The people of the isolated area complained against the provincial government, for not clearing the sole road to of snow and boulders.
Village Council Chairman Sher Muhammad said, "Around 12,000 people in the valley are facing acute shortage of food, medicines and other essential commodities as there is no hospital. The local administration has reserved only one tractor to clear the road blocked by over 46 avalanches which is not possible."
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:20 UTC
Valentine Herrera was critically injured after he and his small dog were mauled by two neighborhood pit bulls in Lincoln Heights.
The man's Pomeranian was killed.
The incident happened shortly before 6 p.m. in the 2600 block of Lincoln Park Avenue on Feb. 2.
Herrera's family said Herrera was in grave condition until earlier this week but passed away Monday afternoon.
A GoFundMe account was set up to raise funds. To donate, visit https://www.gofundme.com/3fdokt4.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 23:21 UTC
Because the snow measurement is taken at 6 a.m. at O'Hare International Airport, small amounts of snow that may have fallen later in the day and melted were not recorded, said Amy Seeley, meteorologist with the National Weather Service. This occurred Feb. 25 when there was a trace of snow and Jan. 30 when there was 0.1 inch. The weather service has been keeping data on snow on the ground for 146 years.
The record near-snowless start was overshadowed Tuesday by severe storms moving through the state.
The National Weather Service forecast large hail, winds, localized flooding and tornadoes Tuesday evening. A tornado hit Ottowa on Tuesday evening, killing one person, and the weather service said its spotters had reported a number of other tornadoes.
More stormy weather was forecast for the week, including possible snow.
WGN-TV meteorologist Tom Skilling said he believes the 146-year streak in Chicago is part of climate change and emphasized that it does not occur linearly, meaning that there is potential for cold winters in the future.
Comment: Meanwhile other parts of the US such as California and Nevada are experiencing record-breaking snowfalls.
See also: SOTT Earth Changes Summary - January 2017: Extreme Weather, Planetary Upheaval, Meteor Fireballs
The Local Switzerland
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:08 UTC
The unseasonal weather, due to a mass of dry, hot air moving up from Spain, meant it felt more like the end of April than February, with temperatures on the Swiss lowlands some 12 degrees warmer than usual for this time of year, said MeteoNews.
The cities of Nyon, Sion, Aigle and Neuchâtel all broke their previous February records. In Sion, the mercury rose to 21.2 degrees, smashing its previous record of 19.8 set in 1998. Nyon reached 18.4 degrees and Aigle 19.5.
Cities in German-speaking Switzerland were also affected, with Thun, Interlaken and Basel-Binningen all surpassing 20 degrees. Lucerne wasn't far behind with 19.9 degrees, Zurich reached 19.5 and Bern set a new city record for February with 18.5 degrees.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:00 UTC
As of late Tuesday night, a tornado watch was in effect until 4 a.m. for parts of Illinois and Indiana.
Some of the most widespread damage was found in Ottawa, Illinois, southwest of Chicago. The warning for this area described the tornado responsible for the damage as particularly dangerous.
The deputy chief of the Ottawa Fire Department tells ABC News that the city has sustained one fatality.
And according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, an apparent tornado picked up at least 15 cars from a junkyard near I-55, and dumped them on the interstate. One of the junk cars hit an occupied vehicle on the Interstate, killing its occupant, a resident of nearby Perryville.
The sinkhole that was spotted early Monday along Southwest 24th Avenue's frontage road, just north of Davie Boulevard, happened after a 6-inch water pipe below ground broke, officials said. By Monday afternoon the pipe had been repaired.
Crews from Fort Lauderdale and Florida's Department of Transportation are working to rebuild the concrete structure around the storm drain. It's likely that the travel lane where the sinkhole formed will be closed until Thursday, according to Matt Little, Fort Lauderdale spokesman.
The hole is too large to put a plate over it, Little said.
"We expect fill and pavement to be complete on Thursday depending on weather and delivery of materials," Little said.