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Weather Around the World from Ibiza to the Falkland Islands

23 Oct 2019, 4:15 pm

From devastating tornadoes to tropical storms, it was another active week of weather across the US. There were several big weather stories across the rest of the world as well, from waterspouts in Spain to springtime snow in the Falkland Islands.


Dangerous storms moved into Ibiza last week. Several waterspouts were spotted offshore. Three construction workers were injured by the storms after being lifted into the air by a power gust.

In Russia, heavy rainfall is partially being blamed for a collapsed dam. Flooding likely weakened the integrity of the structure. Unfortunately, after the collapse, water rushed into a Siberian gold mining town, killing fifteen people.

In Australia, it’s the opposite problem. Drought conditions continue to impact parts of New South Wales. Lake Pamamaroo has shrunk in size and new imagery shows the lake is almost completely dry. Thousands of dead fish line the banks of the parched lake. The majority of the fish have been identified as European carp, an invasive species. The endangered native Murray cod has developed an evolutionary response to seek deep channels in dry conditions.

A couple spots in the southern hemisphere saw snow this past week, including Australia. Most of the ski resorts closed a few weeks ago because summery is right around the corner. Springtime snow also fell in the Falkland Islands.

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Viki was born in Stuttgart, Germany and later moved to the United States, where she grew up outside of Chicago. Her love for weather came from spending summers on Lake Michigan. She headed to the Southeast to study marine science and physical oceanography at the University of South Carolina. While at USC, she volunteered as a University Ambassador and tour guide. From there, she headed to the Univ... Load Moreersity of Miami where she completed her Master’s in Atmospheric Science. Before moving to Colorado, Viki worked as a meteorologist in Rockford, IL at WREX-TV.