Monthly Archives: April 2010

India: Heavy Rain Causes Massive Flooding in Guwahati, Assam

Heavy rain has caused massive flooding in the eastern India town of Guwahati in Assam state. More than 200 people were rescued using rubber boats and rafts from various areas within the city on Tuesday.  Widespread pre-monsoon rains continue to fall across the state today and nearly 3.0 inches (80.4 mm) of rain has been […]

Kenya’s Economy Hit Hard after Iceland Volcanic Eruption

We’ve all heard by now about the major travel disruptions the Iceland volcanic eruption has caused across a major part of Europe. However, Europe isn’t the only place impacted by the April 14th ongoing eruptions. Volcanic ash may not have spread as far south as Kenya, in eastern Africa, but their economy has definitely been […]

Icelandic Pronunciation

Just a guess, but these folks say you’re likely doing it wrong.     How to say it.      

Free Webinar Tomorrow: the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season Oulook UPDATE

Join us tomorrow for a 20-minute webinar that will highlight the updates ImpactWeather has made to our 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season forecast.  (Hint:  More storms expected, not fewer.)  We’ll even talk about everyone’s favorite volcano, Eyjafjallajokull – but only for a moment. The webinar will be presented by 30-year hurricane forecast veteran and ImpactWeather’s Lead […]

APOD: Fantastic Lightning Picture

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD), from NASA. Taken on Saturday, this photo shows lightning illuminating the volcanic ash plume from the Eyjafjallajökull volcano of Iceland. Photo: Marco Fulle, Stromboli Online.

Iceland Volcano Continues to Cause Travel Nightmare in Europe

According to Eurocontrol, on a typical Monday they expect 28,000 flights to take place but today only 8,000 to 9,000 flights actually will. I’m sure you’ve all heard by now about the major havoc the ash from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano has wrought on European air travel. By late Sunday, more than 63,000 flights had been […]

Flash Flooding Kills Family in Saudi Arabia

Heavy rain fell on Thursday in southwestern Saudi Arabia, which caused flash flooding in some parts of the country. According to the Flood Safety website, flooding is the most common type of natural disaster worldwide and accounts for 40 percent of all natural disasters. Have you ever heard of the saying, “Turn around, don’t drown”? […]

Latest: Volcanic Ash

Aviation Weather Today, the video series highlighting significant aviation weather issues for aircrews, flight departments and those with an interest in global aviation weather, is moving into an enhanced production schedule to bring the most up-to-date information on the volcanic ash cloud spreading across the North Atlantic and northwestern Europe. Enhanced productions will be online […]

Nor’wester Demolishes Mud Huts/Kills 122+ People in India

Earlier this week I blogged about the severe heat wave in India and today I’m here to talk about a powerful storm that devastated parts of eastern India Tuesday night. It was about midnight when a severe storm, known as a Nor’wester, ripped through parts of the eastern Indian states of West Bengal and Bihar. […]

Volcano’s Canceled Flights: UK Today, Scandinavia this Weekend?

This is not a new eruption for the small Eyjafjallajökull Volcano of Iceland, though it is certainly the largest recent eruption. NOTAMs (NOtices To AirMen) have been issued to air traffic sporadically for the past couple of weeks as emissions were of concern to aircraft operators. Today, flight level winds are carrying the volcanic ash […]