Birds can sense a coming storm and flee: study

Dec 19, 2014

Birds can sense a coming storm and flee: study

Birds appear to be able to sense a coming storm and fly away before it hits, according to research out Thursday on golden-winged warblers in the United States. These tiny, delicate birds somehow knew that a massive storm system — including tornadoes and high ...

Gales and blizzards leave one dead, disrupt travel

Dec 17, 2014

Gales and blizzards leave one dead, disrupt travel

Snow, strong winds and high waves hit wide areas of Japan on Wednesday. One motorist was killed, and a number of airplane passengers were injured in heavy turbulence. Trains and flights were severely disrupted, particularly in Hokkaido and Tohoku as a low-pressure system developed ...

Nation urged to brace for strong winter storm

Dec 16, 2014

Nation urged to brace for strong winter storm

The Meteorological Agency forecast heavy snow and strong winds nationwide from Tuesday to Wednesday and warned of avalanches, stormy conditions and high waves, as well as disruptions to transport systems. The agency’s Sapporo branch, in particular, on Monday called for readiness in Hokkaido, which ...

Clouds fill Grand Canyon in rare weather event

Dec 13, 2014

Clouds fill Grand Canyon in rare weather event

A rare weather phenomenon called a total cloud inversion at the Grand Canyon had visitors looking out on a sea of clouds just below the rim. Cory Mottice of the National Weather Service says the weather event happens only once every several years, though ...

Dec 12, 2014

Heavy snow projected to hit Sea of Japan coast

The Meteorological Agency on Friday forecast heavy snow overnight for regions facing the Sea of Japan. On Friday morning snow was already falling in northern Japan, including parts of Hokkaido and Tohoku, and was expected in western Japan the same night. The heaviest snowfall ...

Dec 12, 2014

Powerful storm knocks out power, disrupts flights in California

A Pacific storm pummeled drought-parched northern and central California on Thursday with heavy rain and high winds, knocking out power to tens of thousands of homes, disrupting flights, washing out roads and prompting school closures in the Bay Area. Some 240 departing and incoming ...

Dec 6, 2014

Typhoon Hagupit triggers massive evacuation in Philippines

More than half a million people in the Philippines have fled from a powerful typhoon in one of the world’s biggest peacetime evacuations as the storm churns toward central provinces that still bear the scars of a supertyphoon 13 months ago. Typhoon Hagupit was ...