Julie Celestial

Julie Celestial

I'm fascinated with skies, stars, and every speck of dust in the universe. You can contact me at julie [ at ] watchers.news.


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snow finland sweden jan 13 2021

Heavy snow leaves 7 000 households without power across Sweden and Finland

Around 4 000 households were left without electricity supply in Finland and another 3 000 in Sweden on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, after heavy snowfall struck the region. In Sweden, about 3 000 homes were affected by power outages, according to Eon, noting that...

January 15, 2021

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Dal Lake freezes, Srinagar records coldest night in 30 years as severe cold wave grips Kashmir, India

Kashmir's Dal Lake froze on Thursday, January 14, 2021, while capital Srinagar recorded its coldest night in 30 years as a severe cold wave gripped the valley. The summer capital registered a low of -8.4 °C (16.9°F), the coldest since 1991 when...

January 14, 2021

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Deadly windstorm rolls through Pacific Northwest, more than 600 000 customers without power

A powerful windstorm hit the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, leaving at least two people dead and more than half a million people without electricity. The storm left a trail of damage, caused a landslide that shut down a highway, and produced a...

January 14, 2021

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Severe floods and landslides damage more than 10 000 homes in West Java, death toll rises to 21 with 19 missing, Indonesia

Severe weather in West Java, Indonesia, has triggered severe flooding that damaged more than 10 000 homes, according to the disaster management agency BNPB. Rescue efforts continue as of January 13, 2021, to retrieve missing people after landslides hit Sumedang...

January 13, 2021

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Hong Kong records its coldest temperature since 1988, large scale crop damage reported

Hong Kong has registered its coldest temperature since 1988 as the mercury in Ta Kwu Ling hit 0.9 °C (33.6 °F) on Wednesday morning, January 13, 2021. According to The Standard, temperatures plummeted below the freezing point in some parts of New Territories...

January 13, 2021

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Category 5 atmospheric river brings flooding rain and strong winds to Oregon and Washington, U.S.

An exceptional atmospheric river rated Category 5 (AR 5) is soaking the Pacific Northwest, bringing flooding rain and strong winds in parts of coastal Oregon and Washington, where up to 8 600 customers were left without power on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Threats of...

January 13, 2021

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Bright fireball explodes over Norway, ground impact recorded south of Løten

A bright fireball exploded over Norway at 23:21 UTC on January 4, 2021 (00:21 LT, January 5), producing a loud bang that was heard by many people, particularly those in Ullensaker. Norwegian Seismic Array (NORSAR) said ground impact was recorded at 23:24 UTC, 15 to...

January 12, 2021

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Bright fireball over Kamchatka, Russia

A bright meteor was reported over the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia, on Tuesday morning, January 12, 2021. The object burnt up before reaching the ground and was less than 10 m (33 feet) in diameter, preliminary assessments suggested. "We were shown a video which...

January 12, 2021

morocco flood jan 2021

Severe storms bring disruption and much-needed rain to drought-stricken Morocco

The start of 2021 in Morocco was marked by heavy rainfall that caused disruptions and significant infrastructural damage, particularly to Casablanca. The deluge also brought much-needed water to the country's dams and reservoirs, after two years of drought. On...

January 12, 2021

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Historic cold wave and heavy snow hit South Korea

A cold snap has gripped South Korea, bringing more than 0.3 m (1 foot) of snow and prompting a cold warning in Seoul for the first time in 57 years on Thursday, January 7, 2021. Heavy snowfall paralyzed roads in Seoul, leaving residents stranded in an hour....

January 11, 2021

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Worst flooding in 50 years leaves 6 dead, 50 000 displaced in Malaysia

At least six people lost their lives and more than 50 000 were displaced after monsoon rains hit Malaysia's east coast, triggering the area's worst flooding in half a century, authorities reported Saturday, January 9, 2021. Heavy rains continued to slam the...

January 11, 2021

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Beijing records coldest morning since 1966, China

The mercury pummeled to -19.6 °C (-3.3 °F) in China's capital Beijing on Thursday morning, January 7, 2021, marking the city's coldest morning since 1966, when the mercury dipped to -27.4 °C (-17.3 °F). Early Thursday morning, half of...

January 07, 2021

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Iberian Peninsula sets new all-time record low, Storm Filomena to drop historic snow over capital Madrid

Spain registered its coldest temperature on record on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, with the mercury in Catalan Pyrenees station dropping to -34.1 °C (-29.4 °F), breaking the previous record set on February 2, 1956. Historic snow is also expected in the...

January 07, 2021

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Chennai records heaviest 24-hour January rain since 1915, India

An average of 123 mm (5 inches) of rain fell in Chennai, India, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, becoming the city's highest rainfall in a single day for the month of January since 1915. The heavy downpour resulted in inundation in many parts of the area. While the...

January 06, 2021

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Heavy snowfall leaves one dead, several stranded in Asturias, Spain

Heavy snowfall engulfed the community of Asturias in Spain over the weekend, January 2 and 3, 2021, trapping several people and leaving one worker dead, while another is still missing. Severe snowfall blanketed Leon in Asturias, prompting the Spanish civil guards...

January 06, 2021

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Powerful winter storms bring severe winds and snow to Alaska, Pacific Northwest and Canada

A powerful winter storm is set to blast Southeast Alaska with hurricane-force winds on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. New storms are expected to form in the days ahead, bringing severe winds, snow, and major waves to the region. An ongoing La Niña is resulting...

January 06, 2021

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Radiation levels at Fukushima plant found worse and more lethal than previously assumed

Radiation at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant is far worse than previously thought, with the levels estimated at 10 sieverts per hour-- a fatal dose for anyone who stays in the vicinity for an hour, according to experts. This means it will be extremely difficult...

January 05, 2021

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At least 4 dead, 6 missing as intense hailstorm and flash floods hit Sucre, Bolivia

Intense rains and hail led to flash floods in Sucre, Bolivia, on Monday, January 4, 2021, leaving at least four fatalities and six others missing. The severe weather caused considerable damage to properties, buildings, and vehicles, while several stalls were swept...

January 05, 2021

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Heavy snow engulfs Jammu and Kashmir, cuts it off from the rest of the country, India

Heavy snow closed the Jammu-Srinagar national highway and Mughal Road on January 2, 2021, stranding nearly 4 500 vehicles. Though the road was cleared of landslides, snow on the north portal of Jawahar Tunnel in Lower Munda hampered the movement of traffic....

January 05, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" brings floods and disruptions to Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Imogen" brought heavy rains, flooding, and disruptions to Queensland, Australia, after making landfall over Karumba around 13:00 UTC (23:00 LT) on Sunday night, January 3, 2021. It generated 105 km/h (65 mph) winds, dumped more than 200...

January 05, 2021

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Massive landslide at Mount Silberhorn, New Zealand

Pilots from Mount Cook Ski Planes and Helicopters have spotted a large landslide at Mount Silberhorn, the fifth highest peak in New Zealand, on December 31, 2020. A spokeswoman from the agency described the slide as 'insane,' and although such an occurrence...

January 04, 2021

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Deadly flash floods affect more than 15 000 families in Central Philippines

Torrential rains triggered flash floods in Central Philippines, leaving more than 15 000 families affected, at least three fatalities, and more than 400 homes damaged or destroyed, officials reported Sunday, January 3, 2021. Flooding incidents have been affecting...

January 04, 2021

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Historic low temperatures sweep North India, a month's worth of rain in a day hits Delhi

Heavy rains, snow, and persisting cold wave have been creating difficult conditions for people in northwestern India-- in Delhi, heavy rains surpassed its monthly average for January of 21.7 mm (0.8 inches) when Safdarjung observatory recorded more than 25.1 mm (0.9...

January 04, 2021

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Noctilucent clouds (NLCs) frequencies over the South Pole close to zero this year

Noctilucent clouds (NLCs) over the South Pole remain missing as of December 29, 2020-- an unusual occurrence as the clouds are expected to appear in the middle of the month. The southern stratosphere seems to think it's winter. In early December, Dr. Tony...

December 30, 2020

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Unseasonal, record-breaking storm hits Nunavut, Canada

A powerful storm hit Nunavut, Canada, on Sunday, December 27, 2020, bringing record wind gusts of up to 135 km/h (84 mph) and heavy snow. Meteorologists said it was unusual for such a storm to occur this late in December, affecting much of the territory. The storm...

December 30, 2020

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Siberia gripped by extreme, record-breaking cold for a week

Extreme cold temperatures rip through the Siberian region, with the mercury dropping to record lows for an entire week into Tuesday, December 29, 2020. Air temperatures as piercing as -51 °C (-59.8 °F) have been holding for a week, and record low...

December 30, 2020

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Large clay landslide leaves 26 people missing, 10 injured in Gjerdrum, Norway

A large clay landslide struck Gjerdrum, Norway, on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, leaving 26 people missing and at least 10 others injured. Some 500 residents have been evacuated amid fears of further mudslides. The landslide occurred on Wednesday morning in a...

December 30, 2020

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At least 12 climbers dead as heavy snow hits Tehran, Iran

At least 12 people were confirmed dead after avalanches struck Tehran, Iran, on Friday, December 25, 2020, following heavy snowfall and strong winds. Avalanches struck four various areas north of the capital Tehran on Friday following heavy snow and strong winds a...

December 29, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Chalane" to make landfall over Beira, Mozambique

After moving over Madagascar, Tropical Cyclone "Chalane" has entered the Mozambique Channel and is forecast to intensify before it makes landfall over Beira, Mozambique on Wednesday, December 30, 2020. Residents in the city, who are still suffering from...

December 29, 2020

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Storm Bella hits Europe, leaving tens of thousands without power

Storm Bella struck parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, December 27, 2020, leaving more than 55 000 households without electricity in its wake. More than 21 000 homes lost access to power in the UK, around 34 000 in the east and central France, and around 1 500...

December 28, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Chalane" to make landfall over Madagascar, head toward Mozambique

Tropical Storm "Chalane" formed east of Madagascar on December 24, 2020, as the 3rd named storm of the 2020/21 Southwest Indian Ocean Cyclone Season. Chalane is forecast to make landfall over Madagascar on December 27, exit into the Mozambique Channel late...

December 25, 2020

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Storm Bella to bring severe winds and flooding to parts of UK on Boxing Day

Storm Bella is set to slam parts of the UK with severe gales and flooding rain on Boxing Day through Sunday morning, December 26 to 27. The Met Office has issued several yellow warnings for much of the country, while amber warnings are in place for parts of England...

December 25, 2020

brazil flood dec 23 2020

Deadly flooding hits Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Flash flooding hit Rio de Janeiro in Brazil as further heavy rains struck the region, resulting in at least one fatality on December 22, 2020. The flooding came just days after severe inundations and landslides hit Santa Catarina, leaving 12 people dead and nine...

December 24, 2020

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Blizzard conditions hit Midwest as powerful winter storm threatens East Coast, U.S.

A powerful winter storm brought blizzard conditions to the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, and is set to threaten much of the East Coast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25. Heavy rains and the existing melting snow from last...

December 24, 2020

india cold wave dec 22 2020

Deadly cold wave continues to sweep through North India

Northern India continues to shiver through a severe cold wave as the chilly weather conditions are forecast over the region in the next three days, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). One person reportedly died due to the harsh temperatures in...

December 23, 2020

bc canada snow dec 22 2020

Unusual winter storm brings heavy snow and record temperatures to North America, over 220 000 households without power

The season's first official winter storm has brought heavy snow and strong winds to North America, particularly affecting British Columbia, Canada as more than 220 000 households lost access to electricity on Monday, December 21, 2020. The storm was also...

December 23, 2020

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Large landslides cause major damage in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

A series of landslides have been reported in the town of Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, causing major damage to at least 10 houses and electrical poles. A red alert phase has been in effect in the area since December 15, 2020, with fears that more houses would...

December 21, 2020

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Heavy rain triggers floods and landslides in parts of UK

Floods and landslides hit parts of the UK over the weekend after more than half a month's worth of rain fell in a period of 24 hours-- up to 138 mm (5.4 inches) of rain was recorded in Devon, which usually sees up to 250 mm (9.8 inches) of rain for the month of...

December 21, 2020

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Very poor air quality reported in Mumbai as severe cold wave grips North India

Cold conditions have intensified in parts of North India beginning Friday, December 18, 2020, resulting in poor to very poor air quality in Mumbai, while Delhi registered its lowest minimum temperature of the season. The cold wave is forecast to continue until...

December 19, 2020

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Tropical Depression "Vicky" kills 5, set to make landfall over Palawan, Philippines

At least five fatalities were reported during the onslaught of Tropical Depression "Vicky" in the Philippines on Saturday, December 19, 2020 -- the storm is forecast to make landfall over the central portion of Palawan on Saturday night, and intensify into...

December 19, 2020