The Weather Network – Stubborn storm setup persists on the Prairies as the heat gets cranked

The Weather Network – Stubborn storm setup persists on the Prairies as the heat gets cranked

The Prairies have been tossed back into the familiar stormy pattern that has plagued the region for a good portion of the summer. Severe storms moved through parts of the region to kick-start the week, prompting tornado warnings in Manitoba Monday night. There’s a chance they could develop again on Tuesday, with the potential for … Read more

The Weather Network – Severe storm risk on the Prairies with unusually warm temperatures

The Weather Network – Severe storm risk on the Prairies with unusually warm temperatures

A heat dome in the US is pushing northward and is sending temperatures climbing into the mid-to-high 30s across parts of the Prairies. The thunderstorm risk will slightly shift east on Monday and allow for the opportunity for thunderstorm development across a broader region of southeastern Saskatchewan and southern Manitoba. Due to the system’s sluggish … Read more

The Weather Network – Widespread risk of thunderstorms across the Prairies on Sunday

The Weather Network – Widespread risk of thunderstorms across the Prairies on Sunday

A weak trough is drifting across central Saskatchewan and is providing the needed lift and instability to potentially trigger another day of severe thunderstorms on the Prairies. A possible mesoscale convective system, which is a long-duration thunderstorm, could slide across southern Saskatchewan overnight into early Sunday morning and could bring torrential rains and strong winds. … Read more

The Weather Network – Swiss artist sculpts sprawling model castle on dried riverbank

The Weather Network – Swiss artist sculpts sprawling model castle on dried riverbank

SAUBRAZ, Switzerland (Reuters) – Swiss artist Francois Monthoux’s annual project to build clay sculptures on the banks of Switzerland’s Toleure river has sprawled into a captivating castle complex this year as the drought afflicting Europe allows him to extend his dream world. Monthoux began this year’s project with modest ambitions six weeks ago but the … Read more

The Weather Network – Antarctica is crumbling at its edges, says NASA scientist

The Weather Network – Antarctica is crumbling at its edges, says NASA scientist

Combining decades’ worth of satellite observations, NASA scientists revealed that climate change is robbing Antarctica of its ice even faster than previously thought, with twice as much having melted in recent decades. Since the 1980s, NASA has collected data from several satellite missions, cataloging the changes to Antarctica’s floating ice shelves and inland glaciers. Each … Read more

The Weather Network – Multi-day storm threat takes aim at BC, dry lightning a concern

The Weather Network – Multi-day storm threat takes aim at BC, dry lightning a concern

An upper level low has approached southern BC and has parked itself off Vancouver Island for the next few days, bringing with it a multi-day storm threat to parts of the province. Areas across the South Coast and central and southern Interior will have the threat for developing storms, some that may turn severe with … Read more

The Weather Network – WWII bomb revealed in drought-hit waters of Italy’s River Po

The Weather Network – WWII bomb revealed in drought-hit waters of Italy’s River Po

BORGO VIRGILIO, Italy (Reuters) – Heatwaves sweeping Europe this summer have brought not just record high temperatures and scorched fields: the drought-stricken waters of Italy’s River Po are running so low they revealed a previously submerged World War Two bomb. Military experts defused and carried out a controlled explosion on Sunday of the 450-kg (1,000-pound) … Read more

The Weather Network – Premier asks residents in central Newfoundland to prepare to evacuate

The Weather Network – Premier asks residents in central Newfoundland to prepare to evacuate

The state of emergency in central Newfoundland has been extended to the Botwood area due to declining air quality. Smoke from forest fires in the region had already prompted the Newfoundland and Labrador government to declare a state of emergency in the Grand Falls-Windsor, Bishop’s Falls and Connaigre Peninsula areas. Residents are encouraged to contact … Read more

The Weather Network – Growing storm chance with flooding risk in parts of Central Canada

The Weather Network – Growing storm chance with flooding risk in parts of Central Canada

The weekend in southern Ontario and Quebec will close out with more of the same heat and humidity as seen on Saturday, accompanied by a greater chance of thunderstorms. Because of the ample amount of atmospheric moisture and high humidity values, storms that develop Sunday may produce torrential rainfall — increasing the chance of flooding, … Read more

The Weather Network – Drinking water dries up for thousands in France amid historic drought

The Weather Network – Drinking water dries up for thousands in France amid historic drought

There appears to be no relief in sight for France as it endures what is being called its “most severe drought” on record. French Prime Minister √Člisabeth Borne made the stern remark Friday amidst the announcement of the country’s plans to battle the ongoing drought and its third heat wave of the summer. MUST READ: … Read more