Severe hailstorm decimates apricot crop in Spain

Severe hailstorm decimates apricot crop in Spain

A severe hailstorm struck Murcia, Spain on May 2, 2022, causing major damage to the apricot crop. The Region of Murcia is located in the southeast part of the Iberian Peninsula and produces two-thirds of Spain’s apricot. The storm comes one month after early April frost caused massive damage to stone fruit in Ebro valley, one of the most important producing areas of sweet fruit in Europe.

Major late-season winter storm to impact U.S.

Major late-season winter storm to impact U.S.

A significant winter storm will bring heavy snow and strong winds to the Cascades through Monday, April 11, 2022, then the northern Intermountain West through northern Plains Monday night into Thursday, April 14.

Storm Diego: Heavy rain, snow and strong winds to hit France

Storm Diego: Heavy rain, snow and strong winds to hit France

A strong windstorm named Storm Diego by Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA) on April 6, 2022, is expected to bring heavy rain, strong winds and snow to France as it begins to move eastward across the country at around midday April 8. Diego will also affect Spain and reach Germany overnight Saturday. It is not expected to impact Portugal directly but it will bring heavy rain to certain parts of the country.