The Watchers Reports

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The Watchers News Brief: August 15, 2018

Tropical Storm "Leepi" makes landfall over Kyushu, Japan Tropical Storm "Leepi" made landfall on the Japanese island of Kyushu on August 14, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. Although the small size of Leepi limited the radius of its impacts,...

August 16, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: August 14, 2018

Heavy rain to hit the central US this week After a string of warm and dry days, heavy rain inundating the central Plains will soon overspread the region. The AccuWeather Local StormMax is 152 mm (6 inches) with the event and most likely to be in the Ozark Mountains...

August 15, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: August 13, 2018

Flash flood emergency declared in parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey A flash flood emergency was declared for western Bradford County in Pennsylvania on August 13. Numerous residents were rescued from the town of Troy after widespread flooding, TWC reports. The...

August 14, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: August 12, 2018

Costly hailstorms are rapidly increasing Costly hailstorms are increasing in the United States, with the average year now accumulating $8 to $10 billion in hail damage, Bryan Wood of Capital Weather Gang reports. Additionally, hailstorms account for 70% of the...

August 13, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: August 11, 2018

Heavy thunderstorms leave parts of NYC underwater Heavy thunderstorms hit parts of the New York City on the morning of August 11, causing power outages and major flooding on the Upper East Side and in the Bronx. An AAA truck driver said he was busy all morning...

August 12, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: August 10, 2018

Strong cold front hits Australia's southeast, one death, hundreds of emergency callsOne person was killed after a strong cold front hit Australia's southeast on August 10. The storm produced strong winds across Victoria, with gusts up to 125 km/h (78 mph),...

August 11, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: August 9, 2018

Glacial outburst flood from Vatnajökull largest on record, IcelandA glacial outburst flood began at Vatnajökull on August 3 and quickly became the largest on record. The flood peaked on August 4 at 1 400 m3/s and the flow restored to normal on August 9,...

August 10, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: August 8, 2018

Extremely dangerous flash floods in Chamoson, Switzerland A torrent of rock and mud erupted onto the streets of the small Swiss village of Chamoson on August 7 after record-breaking rains hit the area. The incident was triggered by an intense thunderstorm which...

August 08, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: August 7, 2018

EU vegetable sector in most serious crisis since 1978With the hot and dry weather continuing throughout July across most parts of Europe, vegetables have continued to suffer and crop yields have fallen sharply. Today the situation for vegetable growers and...

August 07, 2018

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The Watchers News Brief: August 6, 2018

Mendocino Fire Complex explodes in size, now 2nd largest fire in the history of CaliforniaThe Mendocino Fire Complex in California exploded in size over the weekend and is now the second largest wildfire in the history of California. The fire has consumed 110 747...

August 06, 2018