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(translated from Spanish as "little girl")
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impact weather around the world.
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A view of the Northern Lights
as seen from
Crooktree in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, Thursday.
The light show occurs when highly charged
from solar wind interact with Earth's
Jim Henderson/Barcroft Media/Landov
Stunning And Amazing: Northern Lights Wow U.K.
February 28, 2014 3:26 PM
set to get worse
'Northern Lights' or Aurora Borealis
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NASA reminds us how the lights are formed:
"The typical 'Northern Lights,'
or Aurora Borealis,
are caused by collisions
between fast-moving electrons
and the oxygen and nitrogen
in Earth's upper atmosphere.
— which come from the
the region of space
controlled by Earth's magnetic field
— transfer energy
to the oxygen and nitrogen gases,
making them 'excited.'
As they 'calm down'
and return to their normal
they emit photons,
small bursts of energy
in the form of light."
warn of N
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the Big Dry
it looks glorious
it will turn a
little bit colder
temperatures on the
par with N
going to cloud up a bit
there will be high pressure building
wet and windy
Asperatus: gathering storm to force new cloud
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Santa Ana winds
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offshore windfarm UK 2006
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damp misty weather
top temperatures around...
range of temperatures
Fahrenheit / Celsius : 30 / - 1, 50/10, 70/21, 90/32, 100/38
fall to below zero
weather front / front
across the UK
across the country
across much of the country
hit much of the
across the whole of Scotland
across the Midlands
across the Lake district
across parts of Wales
across Scotland and Northen Ireland
all of England
many parts of England
in north-east England
in east Anglia
parts of northern Scotland
for much of Britain
much of the
much of the
north and eastern Britain
west of Scotland
in the north of Scotland
the south coast
in the North
for most of England and Wales
a little bit further south
on high ground in Northern Ireland
east of the Pennines
across the whole of the country
large swaths of coastline
here and there
until later on
for much of the day
over the next
couple of days
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Weather, Extreme weather, Forecast
Weird Weather in a Warming World
September 7, 2010
The New York Times
By ANDREW C. REVKIN
GIVEN the weather of late, extremes seem to have become the norm.
New York City just had its hottest June-to-August stretch on record. Moscow,
suffering from a once-in-a-millennium heat wave, tallied thousands of deaths, a
toll that included hundreds of inebriated, overheated citizens who stumbled into
rivers and lakes and didn’t come out. Pakistan is reeling from flooding that
inundated close to a fifth of the country.
For decades, scientists have predicted that disastrous weather, including heat,
drought and deluges, would occur with increasing frequency in a world heated by
the rising concentrations of greenhouse gases. While some may be tempted to
label this summer’s extremes the manifestation of our climate meddling, there’s
just not a clear-cut link — yet.
Martin Hoerling, a research meteorologist who investigates extreme weather for
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, calls any such impression
“subjective validation.” He and other climate scientists insist there’s still no
way to point to any particular meteorological calamity and firmly finger
human-caused global warming, despite high confidence that such warming is
already well under way.
One reason is that extreme weather, while by definition rare, is almost never
truly unprecedented. Oklahoma City and Nashville had astonishing downpours this
year, but a large area of Vermont was devastated by a 36-hour deluge in November
1927. The late-season tropical storm killed more than 80 people, including the
state’s lieutenant governor, drowned thousands of dairy cows and destroyed 1,200
A 2002 study of lake sediments in and around Vermont found that the 1927 flood
was mild compared with some in the pre-Columbian past. In fact, since the end of
the last ice age, there were four periods — each about 1,000 years long and
peaking roughly every 3,000 years — that saw a substantial number of much more
intense, scouring floods. (The researchers found hints in the mud that a fifth
such period is beginning.)
Many scientists believe that sub-Saharan Africa will be particularly vulnerable
in the coming decades to climate-related dangers like heat waves and
flash-flooding. But global warming is the murkiest of the factors increasing the
risks there. Persistent poverty, a lack of governance and high rates of
population growth have left African countries with scant capacity to manage too
much or too little water.
As in Vermont, the climate history of Africa’s tropical belt also makes it
incredibly difficult to attribute shifts in extreme weather to any one cause. A
recent study of layered sediment in a Ghanaian lake revealed that the region has
been periodically beset by centuries-long super-droughts, more potent and
prolonged than any in modern times. The most recent lasted from 1400 to 1750.
Though today’s extremes can’t be reliably attributed to the greenhouse effect,
they do give us the feel, sweat and all, of what’s to come if emissions are not
reined in. Martin Hoerling told me that by the end of the century, this summer’s
heat may be the status quo in parts of Russia, not a devastating fluke. Similar
projections exist for Washington, the American Southwest, much of India and many
With the global population cresting in the coming decades, our exposure to
extreme events will only worsen. So whatever nations decide to do about
greenhouse gas emissions, there is an urgent need to “climate proof” human
endeavors. That means building roads in Pakistan and reservoirs in Malawi that
can withstand flooding. And it means no longer encouraging construction in flood
plains, as we have been doing in areas around St. Louis that were submerged in
the great 1993 Mississippi deluge.
In the end, there are two climate threats: one created by increasing human
vulnerability to calamitous weather, the other by human actions, particularly
emissions of warming gases, that relentlessly shift the odds toward making
today’s weather extremes tomorrow’s norm. Without addressing both dangers,
there’ll be lots of regrets. But conflating them is likely to add to confusion,
not produce solutions.
Andrew C. Revkin,
a former environment reporter for The Times,
writes the blog
Dot Earth for nytimes.com.
Weird Weather in a
2 Missing Boys
Found Encased in Lake Ice
April 2, 2007
Filed at 2:25 p.m. ET
The New York Times
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The tiny bodies of two young brothers who disappeared
while playing outside their home on the Red Lake Indian Reservation were found
encased in ice in nearby First Thunders Lake, four months after the search for
''Our worst fears were confirmed,'' FBI Special Agent Ralph Boelter said,
announcing that the boys had been found about a half-mile from their home.
Police dogs picked up the scent of Tristan Anthony White, 4, and Avery Lee
Stately, 2, on Sunday, the first day of organized searching after the weather
warmed, Boelter said.
The two boys, both American Indian, disappeared Nov. 22 from their home in a
remote area near the Canadian border. Authorities have not determined whether
they somehow wandered out onto the lake's thin ice and fell in or if foul play
was involved in their deaths.
They might have been trying to reach a beaver dam, which was near where the
bodies were found, Boelter said.
Divers had searched First Thunders Lake shortly after the two were reported
missing, and hundreds of volunteers and law enforcement officers scoured the
area, but they found no sign of the boys. The initial ground search was called
off after five days. Boelter said search teams resumed their work on Sunday with
the warmer weather.
''There's a lot of mud and weeds down there,'' Tribal Chairman Floyd (Buck)
Jourdain Jr. told the Star-Tribune. ''So, it's not unimaginable that they would
sink, get entangled or stuck in the mud.''
''So many people were hoping for a safe return back to their family,'' Jourdain
said. ''Unfortunately, we didn't get the result we were hoping for. It is a sad
The boys' mother, Alicia White, and Avery's father, Jeff Stately, had feared the
children were abducted.
Authorities plan to conduct autopsies on the bodies in the coming days to help
determine what happened.
''I'm grateful that we found the bodies,'' Boelter said. ''Obviously it's very
tragic for the families involved as well as the Red Lake Community.''
The reservation had faced another tragedy less than two years before the boys'
disappearance. On March 21, 2005, 16-year-old Jeff Weise killed his grandfather
and the grandfather's girlfriend on the reservation, then went to the high
school and killed seven more people, including a teacher and a security guard,
before killing himself.
2 Missing Boys Found
Encased in Lake Ice,
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