Tornado outbreak in Alabama leaves extensive damage and at least 6 people dead

Tornado outbreak in Alabama leaves extensive damage and at least 6 people dead

A severe weather outbreak in the Southeast United States on Thursday, January 12, 2023, has left at least seven people dead, several injured, and extensive damage in its wake. A series of tornadoes in central Alabama killed at least six people and in Georgia, a passenger in a vehicle was killed when a tree fell on the car during a severe storm.

Northern Australia braces for more thunderstorms, rain and floods, High to Extreme fire dangers forecast for southern regions

Northern Australia braces for more thunderstorms, rain and floods, High to Extreme fire dangers forecast for southern regions

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is warning residents of continued showers and thunderstorms across northern Australia and heatwave conditions in western and southern regions. Major flooding continues along parts of the Fitzroy River in Western Australia and minor to moderate flood warnings are in place in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia.

Endless onslaught of atmospheric river events in California claim 14 lives, residents urged to be hyper-vigilant

Endless onslaught of atmospheric river events in California claim 14 lives, residents urged to be hyper-vigilant

California is once again under threat as an energetic low pressure system quickly gathers strength off the West Coast, bringing with it heavy precipitation, thunderstorms and several feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada region. This, along with already saturated soils and high river levels, is expected to exacerbate ongoing flooding, prolong the risk of flash flooding, and mudslides, especially in recent burn scar regions. The National Weather Service has issued a warning for residents to be prepared, as the heavy rainfall, especially in southern California, is expected to be excessive today and tonight.

New Zealand bracing for severe weather as Cyclone Hale approaches the country

New Zealand bracing for severe weather as Cyclone Hale approaches the country

Tropical Cyclone “Hale” formed on January 7, 2023, as the first named storm of the 2022/23 South Pacific cyclone season. The system tracked into New Zealand’s area of responsibility on January 8 and was reclassified as a tropical low by New Zealand’s MetService.

Parade of intense storms continues to batter California — rapid river rises, mudslides, and burn scar flash floods expected

Parade of intense storms continues to batter California — rapid river rises, mudslides, and burn scar flash floods expected

The continuous rounds of heavy rain on already saturated soils across California will likely lead to significant flooding, rapid river rises, mudslides, and flash floods or debris flows in burn scar areas. In addition, gusty winds may cause trees and power lines to fall. Travel in the mountains may also be hazardous due to heavy snowfall.

Major storm and atmospheric river impact California

Major storm and atmospheric river impact California

A major storm and atmospheric river are poised to impact California today and Thursday with heavy to excessive rainfall, flooding with debris flows and landslides near recent burn scar areas, heavy mountain snow and high winds.