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July 3, 2012

East coast ravaged by heat wave while many without electricity

  • 1.8 mil east coasters left without power during a sweltering heat wave, following last Friday’s disruptive storm
  • 22 the death toll attributed to that scorching heat, which authorities fear will continue to rise
  • 3,167 heat records that were broken in the U.S. during June 2012, according to ABC News source
19:39 // 2 years ago
June 30, 2012

The derecho that whipped the East Coast: A massive storm’s aftermath

  • 90mph the maximum winds reported from the storm, which started in the Midwest
  • 13 the number of people killed by the line of storms, from Indiana to New Jersey
  • 3M the number of people who went without power, many in the Washington DC area source

» Strong, windy and quick: As anyone in the Mid-Atlantic region will tell you, the storm that slammed the region last night was there and gone within an hour — but for a good half an hour or so, it was heavy. The style of storm even has a proper name — the derecho. Or as National Weather Service meteorologist Bryan Jackson put it: ”It’s one of those storms. It just plows through.” And yes, this storm is what took down Netflix and Instagram.

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18:21 // 2 years ago
October 29, 2011
imwithkanye:

A jack-o-lantern is covered with snow during a rare October snowstorm that hit the Northern New Jersey region, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in North Bergen, N.J. A classic nor’easter is moving along the East Coast and is expected to dump anywhere from a dusting of snow to about 10 inches throughout the region starting Saturday, a decidedly unseasonal date for a type of storm more associated with midwinter. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jack O’Snowman.

imwithkanye:

A jack-o-lantern is covered with snow during a rare October snowstorm that hit the Northern New Jersey region, Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, in North Bergen, N.J. A classic nor’easter is moving along the East Coast and is expected to dump anywhere from a dusting of snow to about 10 inches throughout the region starting Saturday, a decidedly unseasonal date for a type of storm more associated with midwinter. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Jack O’Snowman.

19:01 // 2 years ago
December 27, 2010

How much snow fell in New York yesterday? A freaking lot

  • 29 inches of snow fell in many parts of New York state on Sunday
  • 2,000 flights were canceled; Amtrak trains were also cancelled on Sunday
  • six states declared a state of emergency after the massive storm source
8:47 // 3 years ago
December 25, 2010

Gods of holiday travel converge on East Coast to ruin weekends

  • 16 inches of snow likely headed towards NYC tomorrow
  • one annoyed SFB staffer who may not be headed home tomorrow source

» Worst-case scenario: OK, OK, this storm hit the South first, so we can’t really complain that much, but at the same time, this storm could have a ripple effect on large swaths of the country. And it makes one regret taking an Amtrak up to Connecticut from D.C.

21:02 // 3 years ago