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  • Tropical Storm Sandra weakens in Pacific
    MIAMI (AP) " Mexico has cancelled tropical storm warnings as Tropical Storm Sandra is weakening rapidly.The storm's maximum sustained winds decreased early Saturday to 40 mph (65 kph).The U.S. National Hurricane Center says ...
    New Zealand Herald.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:35:17 +1200.
  • Photos show 10 of the worst weather disasters
    From Hurricane Sandy to sandstorms in China, following is a look at 10 of the worst weather-related disasters of the past 20 years.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Sat, 28 Nov 2015 11:00:00 EST.
  • Do You (Or Your Meteorologist) Understand What 40% Chance of Rain Means?
    It is one of the biggest challenges we face in weather communication. On a recent tubing trip, I heard a woman lamenting about rain. ...
    By Marshall Shepherd.  Forbes.  Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:31:00 GMT.
  • Most snow patches counted in 21 years
    Seventy-three patches of snow have survived on Scotland's hills from last winter - the most for 21 years, according to a man who counts them.
    BBC News.  Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:38:57 GMT.
  • Hurricane Sandra Loses Strength Off Mexican Coast
    Hurricane Sandra weakened slightly Thursday but was still a Category 3 storm in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast. The hurricane had maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (120 miles per hour). The U.S. ...
    Voice of America.  Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:08:01 -0500.
  • Qatar PM orders inquiry after flooding
    Qatar's prime minister orders an inquiry after heavy rain exposed poor construction in the country set to host the 2022 Fifa World Cup.
    BBC News.  Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:46:07 GMT.
  • Pope Francis embarks on first Africa trip
    The pope was scheduled to visit Kenya, Uganda and CAR during his first trip to Africa, one plagued by security fears and potential rain disruptions.
    Mail & Guardian.  Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:44:00 +0200.
  • Toyota monitoring suppliers to ensure disaster readiness
    When Hurricane Patricia slammed into Mexico last month, it offered Toyota Motor Corp. an opportunity to test its supplier monitoring system.  Mon, 23 Nov 2015 00:01:00 EST.  Subscription required.
  • Early Snowstorm Blankets Parts of Midwest US
    People fired up snowblowers and dug out their shovels Saturday after the first significant snowstorm of the season dumped between a few inches and 20 inches of snow across the Upper Midwest, blanketing a swath from South Dakota to Michigan. ...
    Voice of America.  Sat, 21 Nov 2015 14:12:14 -0500.
  • Africa: Snowfall Shift Threatens Water Supply for Billions
    [SciDev.Net] Climate change-induced changes in snowfall patterns could imperil two billion people who rely on melting snow for their water supply - and developing countries must work to protect citizens from these variations, researchers say.
    All Africa.  Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:44:00 GMT.

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