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Video shows every cm of snow that fell on the lower 48 this year

Spring officially started this week, but winter held one last punch for the Northeast, sending the fourth nor’easter in three weeks up the Interstate 95 corridor on Wednesday.This map shows every centimetre of snow that fell in the contiguous USA this year.

Heavy rains spare Texas and Louisiana growers

Parts of Texas and Louisiana experienced tornadoes and torrential rainfall late last week, as a strong weather system passed through an area stretching from San Antonio eastwards. Up to 6 inches of rain fell in some parts, which prompted regional flood warnings due to rising rivers. In addition, golf ball.....

Two tornadoes damage businesses in south-eastern Sicily

On 25th March 2018, a tornado (or maybe two) hit various companies causing a lot of damage in south-eastern Sicily. The area affected is not very large, but everything was destroyed.The area most affected was between the Pachino and Noto municipalities, the Portopalo municipality near Isola delle Correnti and.....

Italy: Bad weather affects carrot and onion production in Fucino

Due to the heavy rain of the past few days, Fucino producers haven't been able to sow anything, therefore carrot and onion quantities will be very low in June. This of course will have repercussion on the numerous businesses focusing on these crops."The heavy rain is causing delays in the Fucino area. The soil.....

Cold results in later starts for Florida watermelons & potatoes

Cold weather hit Florida once again last week, with temperatures as low as 36°F in some parts. Freeze warnings were also issued in some counties. Overall, the cold weather brought some light freeze damage to some crops. Some of this will be recoverable, but might delay the start of the season for crops such as.....

Average annual precipitation of Argentina

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Romanian growers hit hard by unexpected snow and low temps

A heavy blizzard lashed southern Romania last Friday, which is causing a lot of problems for growers, especially for those growing greenhouse vegetables. The National Weather Administration has warned that the weather is expected to stay cold through to the end of the week."The cold weather and snow has hit.....

The result of the droughts

South Africa: Cape Farmers lose 25 percent of orchards & vineyards

In South Africa’s Western Cape, drought-stricken farmers have had to abandon at least a quarter of their high-value vineyards and deciduous fruit orchards because of a lack of water for irrigation. This has led to the loss of about 30,000 seasonal farm worker jobs during the harvest season.UCT Professor Mark.....

Heavy and welcome rain over central South Africa disrupts harvesting

Heavy and sustained rain over central and eastern South Africa is alleviating a dry summer for many areas, where the annual summer rainfall is still under par. Close to 150mm fell over 24 hours in central Pretoria.However, the soft rain (with thankfully no hail) has been disrupting fruit, vegetable, grain and.....