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#Extreme Weather

# extreme-weather - Friday 20 February, 2015

Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast
# Crikey
# Crikey

Locals ride out storm as two cyclones hit Australian coast

Feb 20th 2015, 7:44 AM 14,002 Views 13 Comments

Cyclones Marcia and Lam landed in Queensland.

The States' snowpocalypse is leaving some unexpected obstructions on the road
# Snowed In
From The Daily Edge
# Snowed In

The States' snowpocalypse is leaving some unexpected obstructions on the road

Feb 20th 2015, 7:38 AM 4,717 Views 0 Comments

Er, how did that get there…

# extreme-weather - Thursday 21 August, 2014

WATCH: 'Monsoon' flood rips through Arizona desert region
# That Was Unexpected
# That Was Unexpected

WATCH: 'Monsoon' flood rips through Arizona desert region

Aug 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 14,997 Views 15 Comments

“How could the desert flood?” Here’s how…

# extreme-weather - Monday 28 July, 2014

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach
# Los Angeles
# Los Angeles

Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach

Jul 28th 2014, 8:02 AM 22,969 Views 12 Comments

The man was hit on the popular Venice Beach after being caught in a thunderstorm.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike
# F**k Me Backwards
From The Daily Edge
# F**k Me Backwards

Man reacts excellently to sudden lightning strike

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:42 PM 3,503 Views 0 Comments

Took the words right out of our mouths.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Opinion: Climate change is the single biggest threat to winning the fight against hunger

Jun 8th 2014, 7:30 PM 59 Views 235 Comments

Everyday items such as cereals, yoghurts and ice cream have a hefty climate footprint. A quarter of all emissions are coming from the food system and these emissions are growing as demand for food rises.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Man films unbelievable footage of tornado tearing through trailer park
# Twister
From The Daily Edge
# Twister

Man films unbelievable footage of tornado tearing through trailer park

May 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 21,992 Views 32 Comments

The tornado reached speeds of 120mph.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Pics: Neighbourhoods left in ruins after tornadoes rip through the United States

Apr 29th 2014, 11:01 AM 6,794 Views 11 Comments

More than a dozen people have so far been killed by the storms.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 15 February, 2014

Princes pitch in as British floods leave at least two dead
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

Princes pitch in as British floods leave at least two dead

Feb 15th 2014, 7:15 AM 17,429 Views 48 Comments

A “freak wave” claimed the life of an 85-year-old man on a cruise liner, operators said.

# extreme-weather - Friday 7 February, 2014

8 fun things you can do indoors this stormy weekend (that aren't filthy)
# Housebound
From The Daily Edge
# Housebound

8 fun things you can do indoors this stormy weekend (that aren't filthy)

Feb 7th 2014, 9:30 PM 65,620 Views 41 Comments

Storm’s a comin’.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Guy builds amazing multi-coloured ice fort in his garden
# Multi-coloured Dream Fort
From The Daily Edge
# Multi-coloured Dream Fort

Guy builds amazing multi-coloured ice fort in his garden

Jan 14th 2014, 7:30 PM 1,936 Views 3 Comments

We want one!

# extreme-weather - Monday 6 January, 2014

What is the 'polar vortex' sweeping across the US, and how did it form?
# United States
# United States

What is the 'polar vortex' sweeping across the US, and how did it form?

Jan 6th 2014, 8:00 PM 29,402 Views 57 Comments

The weather system is sweeping across the States right now causing temperatures to drop to dozens of degrees below 0.

US prepares for 'polar vortex' which could plunge temperatures to -51 degrees Celsius
# Extreme Weather
# Extreme Weather

US prepares for 'polar vortex' which could plunge temperatures to -51 degrees Celsius

Jan 6th 2014, 7:45 AM 37,406 Views 71 Comments

Exposed skin could suffer frostbite in as little as five minutes in such conditions as the US National Weather Service described the weather as “life-threatening.”

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay
# Rescue
# Rescue

Kitesurfer rescued from extreme weather conditions in Dublin Bay

Jan 1st 2014, 8:45 PM 33,173 Views 103 Comments

In a separate incident, reports in Howth of a person being washed off the west pier into the water were found to be a false alarm.

# extreme-weather - Friday 2 August, 2013

Shocking footage of the Irish 'tornado'
# Cownado
From The Daily Edge
# Cownado

Shocking footage of the Irish 'tornado'

Aug 2nd 2013, 12:07 PM 4,697 Views 2 Comments

Well, sort of.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

VIDEO: Tornado rips through Italian province
# Tornado
# Tornado

VIDEO: Tornado rips through Italian province

Jul 31st 2013, 6:07 PM 11,296 Views 14 Comments

The dramatic footage shows the tornado whipping debris around outside a building, causing millions of euros worth of damage.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 9 February, 2013

Blizzard kills two, grinds US northeast to halt
# Blizzard
# Blizzard

Blizzard kills two, grinds US northeast to halt

Feb 9th 2013, 3:35 PM 10,427 Views 16 Comments

The storm dumped more than a foot and a half of snow on New York state and Connecticut, severing power and transport links for tens of millions of people.

# extreme-weather - Monday 28 January, 2013

Four dead, dramatic rooftop rescues in Australia floods
# Australia
# Australia

Four dead, dramatic rooftop rescues in Australia floods

Jan 28th 2013, 1:17 PM 6,393 Views 2 Comments

Some Queensland residents are experiencing their third flood in two years.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Torrential rains hit desert Jordan, floods sweep Middle East
# Jordan
# Jordan

Torrential rains hit desert Jordan, floods sweep Middle East

Jan 8th 2013, 7:25 PM 9,383 Views 10 Comments

In northern Jordan, relief workers distributing aid to Syrian refugees were injured in a “stampede” in a camp where hundreds of tents have been destroyed by the rains.

# extreme-weather - Monday 24 December, 2012

Dun Laoghaire RNLI remembers volunteers lost at sea
# Remember
# Remember

Dun Laoghaire RNLI remembers volunteers lost at sea

Dec 24th 2012, 11:52 AM 3,725 Views 5 Comments

The ceremony is to remember the 15 volunteers who died at sea on Christmas Eve 1895 and all those who lost their lives around Irish coasts.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 23 December, 2012

No white Christmas but hail, fog and thunder on the way
# Weather
# Weather

No white Christmas but hail, fog and thunder on the way

Dec 23rd 2012, 7:45 AM 12,804 Views 21 Comments

There will also be frost, heavy showers and the occasional sunny spell.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Councillor urges people to check on elderly neighbours after death of man in Dublin
# Elderly
# Elderly

Councillor urges people to check on elderly neighbours after death of man in Dublin

Dec 13th 2012, 10:00 PM 14,095 Views 16 Comments

The elderly man, who had been dead for several days, was found in his home in Ballyfermot this morning.

# extreme-weather - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Report says climate change impacting negatively on human health
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

Report says climate change impacting negatively on human health

Nov 22nd 2012, 3:38 PM 3,589 Views 66 Comments

The report also says health problems and deaths related to climate change are likely to increase in the future.

# extreme-weather - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Powerful typhoon hits Japan mainland
# Japan
# Japan

Powerful typhoon hits Japan mainland

Sep 30th 2012, 12:48 PM 5,352 Views 1 Comment

A 29-year-old man was swept away by high waves when Jelawat hit Okinawa and was later confirmed dead, while at least 140 people were injured.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Flooding risk continues as wet weather and winds persist
# What The Fliuch?
# What The Fliuch?

Flooding risk continues as wet weather and winds persist

Sep 25th 2012, 8:00 AM 8,767 Views 31 Comments

Met Éireann’s weather warning says further spells of heavy rain are expected today, with flooding in the north and east.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 8 September, 2012

Video, pics: Tornado strikes beach front in New York
# US
# US

Video, pics: Tornado strikes beach front in New York

Sep 8th 2012, 7:48 PM 11,360 Views 10 Comments

In what is an extremely unusual occurrence, a twister hit Breezy Point in the Queens area causing some considerable damage.

# extreme-weather - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann says gale force winds are on the way

Batten down the hatches: Met Éireann says gale force winds are on the way

Aug 14th 2012, 3:17 PM 15,446 Views 29 Comments

Heavy rain? Check. Strong winds? Check. High risk of flooding? Check.

# extreme-weather - Monday 9 July, 2012

VIDEO: Watch as a lightning bolt sends two baseball teams running in fear
# Thunder
From The42
# Thunder

VIDEO: Watch as a lightning bolt sends two baseball teams running in fear

Jul 9th 2012, 1:36 PM 917 Views 0 Comments

“I’ve never heard a louder thunder clap in my life.”

# extreme-weather - Friday 13 January, 2012

Column: Ever wondered why the weather is getting weirder?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Ever wondered why the weather is getting weirder?

Jan 13th 2012, 7:30 AM 83 Views 97 Comments

Flash flooding in Dublin, gales around the country – it’s happening more often. So what’s going on? John Gibbons has some answers…

# extreme-weather - Thursday 15 December, 2011

Over 5,000 phone customers without landline services after heavy winds
# Windy Weather
# Windy Weather

Over 5,000 phone customers without landline services after heavy winds

Dec 15th 2011, 12:31 PM 1,596 Views 7 Comments

The stormy weather means customers in all four corners of the country are without landline services, Eircom says.

# extreme-weather - Saturday 10 September, 2011

Sting in the tail: Katia to bring 160km/h winds to Ireland
# Stormwatch
# Stormwatch

Sting in the tail: Katia to bring 160km/h winds to Ireland

Sep 10th 2011, 11:54 AM 3,082 Views 15 Comments

Hurricane Katia is set to hit Ireland on Sunday night, with the north-west set to face winds of up to 100 miles an hour.

# extreme-weather - Wednesday 24 August, 2011

Department of Foreign Affairs advises against travel to Bahamas
# Hurricane Irene
# Hurricane Irene

Department of Foreign Affairs advises against travel to Bahamas

Aug 24th 2011, 1:56 PM 214 Views 0 Comments

A travel advisory warns against all non-essential travel to the Bahamas, with Hurricane Irene set to hit within 48 hours.