Tag Archives: 2012
FryingPlanet

Weathercasters “freaked” over weird, hot weather

Our intrepid reporter Mr. Mat Honan spent some time in Kentucky this past week, and he said the weather was incredibly, unseasonably hot. It was in the 80s in March. Not normal. What the heck? So we asked our friends at The Weather Channel: please explain? We were hoping they’d say something reasonable, like, about [...]

tornadoDexterMichiganABCnews15March2012

Michigan tornado set record for farthest north

Three reported tornadoes tore through southeastern Michigan Thursday, destroying 13 homes and leaving 105 houses significantly damaged, while downing power lines, sparking fires and flooding streets in Dexter, Mich. Sheriff’s spokesman Derrick Jackson said there were no reports of serious injuries or fatalities. A tornado touchdown was reported in Dexter and the surrounding area northwest [...]

RecordTempsWeek9March15March2012

2,430 new record temperature highs in the U.S. over last week

2,430 new high temperature records set in the U.S., March 9-March 15 High Temp: 1587 High Min Temp: 843

tornadoDexterEF3March15Michigan2012

Michigan hit by earliest ever EF3 tornado

Prior to yesterday, there were only sixteen tornadoes on record in Michigan that occurred before March 16, going back to 1950. In a remarkably short half-hour period, a severe thunderstorm sprang up west of Ann Arbor, began spinning, and dropped a strong tornado down on the unfortunate town of Dexter, Michigan. The tornado skipped along [...]

RecordMax&MaxMin2ndweekMarch2012

Over 1600 high temperature records broken in U.S. over last week

Total Records: 1647 High Temp: 1029 High Min Temp: 618

RecordHighs14March 2012

400 new record highs set across the U.S.

Out of a possible 5,362 records: 307 (Broken) + 93 (Tied) = 400 Total NOTE: These records are based on the historical daily observations archived in NCDC’s Cooperative Summary of the Day data set and preliminary reports from Cooperative Observers and First Order National Weather Service stations, and as such are subject to change. The [...]

RecordHighTemps12March2012

Over 100 new record highs across U.S.

U.S. Daily Highest Max Temperature Records set on March 12, 2012 Out of a possible 5,414 records: 102 (Broken) + 15 (Tied) = 117 Total NOTE: These records are based on the historical daily observations archived in NCDC’s Cooperative Summary of the Day data set and preliminary reports from Cooperative Observers and First Order National [...]

allergist

Unusually warm days triggering early asthma season

A mild winter and an early onset of spring has allergy season blooming early this year. Experts say the effects are being felt six to eight weeks prematurely. March is already following a trend that people have experienced all winter-long – marking one of the warmest on record. Doug Marshall, 49, has had allergies his [...]

SpidersFleeingAustralianFloodMarch2012

Massive spider migration forced by record rains and flooding in Australia

No – it’s not a scene from Arachnophobia or Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. These spiders have escaped the floodwaters inundating the town of Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia, by moving to higher ground and building massive networks of interconnected webs over raised sticks and bushes. They have covered entire fields [...]

TexasDroughtMap28Feb2012

Texas Rice Farmers Lose Their Water

The state’s persistent drought [in Texas] has claimed its latest victims: rice farmers. Because of low water levels in several lakes that serve as reservoirs here, officials said Friday that they wouldn’t release irrigation water to farmers in three counties downstream that produce much of the rice in the state. The rice industry contributes about [...]