News Stories relating to "Severe weather"
Sunday, December 15, 2013
For the first time in over 100 years, several inches of snow have fallen in Cairo and the Sinai desert in Egypt, forcing the closure of ports on the Red Sea coast. In an area averaging less than an inch of rain each year, such snowfall is a very rare phenomenon.
Severe storm "Alexa" is responsible for the unusual weather;...
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
While the northern hemisphere bakes, burns and floods, climate extremes of a different sort are striking far to the south. It's deep winter in Peru now, and the southern part of the country has just experienced a record snowfall that has brought activity to a halt, killed tens of thousands of cattle and at least four people. This type of climate...