Blizzards

snow in Ouarzazate morocco february 2018

'Exceptional mobilization' as cold wave hits Morocco, south blanketed by extremely rare snow again

Moroccan authorities announced February 6 they've temporarily closed nearly 900 schools due to cold wave and severe weather conditions expected to continue affecting the country. At the same time, southern Morocco experienced its second snow of this season and...

February 09, 2018

record snow traps 1500 vehicles japan february 2018

Record snow hits Japan, kills 7 and traps 1 400 vehicles for over 48 hours

Record snowfall that hit the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan this week killed seven people in snow-related accidents and injured at least 34. The storm brought traffic to a standstill and trapped people in 1 400 vehicles for more than 48 hours. Record heavy...

February 09, 2018

calgary snow february 7 2018

Winter Storm Mateo dropped huge snow across British Columbia and Alberta

A winter storm rich in moisture, the same storm expected to affect areas from the Northern Rockies to the Midwest into Friday, brought huge amounts of snow to central British Columbia and Alberta, Canada over the past couple of days. Forecasters expect upwards of 60...

February 08, 2018

winter storm liam flight cancelations february 7 2018

Winter Storm Liam grounds 1 200 flights, delays 6 600 across US

A potent winter storm that swept through Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, forced cancelations of more than 1 230 flights and delayed more than 6 000 flights across the United States. More than 600 flights are already canceled...

February 08, 2018

paris france february 7 2018

Heaviest snowfall since 1986 gridlocks Paris, record 740 km (460 miles) of traffic jams

A rare heavy snowfall hit French capital on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7, 2018, causing record traffic jams, delaying trains and flights and bringing its bus network to a standstill. With temperatures dropping as low as -10 °C (14 °F), weather...

February 08, 2018

ice accumulation february 7 2018

Potent winter storm targets Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, significant icing and quick freeze-up

A potent winter storm is expected to spread a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain to a large portion of the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. NWS warns that the ice accretion could be over 0.6 cm (0.25 inches) in some...

February 07, 2018

i 35 pileup iowa february 5 2018

At least 12 dead, 80+ injured on snow- and ice-covered roads across Iowa and Missouri

At least 12 people have died on snow- and ice-covered roads across Iowa and Missouri on February 4 and 5, 2018 and more than 80 were injured, at least 7 critically. A major pileup involving as many as 70 vehicles took place on I-35 near Ames, Iowa, while officials...

February 06, 2018

snowfall of the century moscow february 4 2018

Snowfall of the century: Record-breaking snow and freezing rain wreak havoc across Moscow

Heavy wet snow, strong winds and freezing rain are battering Russian capital Moscow since Saturday, February 3, 2018, damaging homes, trees and power lines, and causing hazardous driving conditions. At least one person has been killed and 5 injured as of Sunday...

February 04, 2018

xujiaping township lueyang county shaanxi china january 25 2018

China upgrades snowstorm warning to 2nd highest, cold wave alert on highest level

China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) has upgraded its snowstorm warning to Orange - the second highest level on Thursday, January 25, 2018, as heavy snow continues affecting China's central and eastern regions. A Blue alert for cold wave remains in...

January 26, 2018

mount washington snow january 21 2018

Massive blizzard dumps huge amounts of snow on B.C., forces closure of ski resorts

A powerful storm that hit British Columbia, Canada over the weekend, leaving more than 73 000 people without electricity, dumped massive amounts of snow on Vancouver Island, creating dangerous conditions that forced ski resorts and roads to temporarily close. Mount...

January 23, 2018

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Significant winter storm brings heavy snow and ice to Midwest, Plains

A strong winter storm is bringing heavy snow and ice from the Plains to the upper Midwest and western Great Lakes, US on Monday, January 22, 2018, causing major road and air traffic problems. The storm is named Jaxon by The Weather Channel. Hundreds of flights were...

January 22, 2018

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Rare snowstorm hits Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan

A rare snowstorm is affecting Shikoku and Kyushu, southwestern Japan today, January 11, 2018, causing traffic chaos throughout the region. Numerous traffic accidents were already reported and at least 9 people have been injured. Authorities are advising residents to...

January 11, 2018

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Strong cold front affecting US, followed by another blast of very cold Arctic air

A new winter storm, named Hunter by The Weather Channel, will bring heavy snow, freezing rain and sleet from the West to the Plains, Midwest and Northeast through Saturday, January 13, 2018. The storm is followed by another blast of very cold Arctic air, expected to...

January 11, 2018

heavy snow tignes france january 9 2018

Chaos in the Alps: Red avalanche alerts as several meters of snow cause lockdowns

At least 6 people have been killed over the past couple of days after huge amounts of heavy wet snow covered the Alps, causing numerous avalanches. Heavy snow continues falling across the mountain region, particularly in many western and southwestern parts where...

January 09, 2018

heavy snowfall china january 2018

Heavy snowfall affects 2.3 million people, kills 21 and destroys 700 homes, China

Two rounds of very heavy snowfall hit China's eastern and central regions since January 2, 2018, with freezing rain in Guizhou, Hunan and Jiangxi. 21 people were killed and millions affected, as of January 8, 2018. Heavy snowfall affecting the provinces of...

January 08, 2018

noreaster january 4 2018 goes 16 f

Rare explosive cyclogenesis of East Coast cyclone, return interval 25 - 30 years

Although not unprecedented, the explosive deepening of mid-latitude cyclone over this part of the Western Atlantic during winter (where central pressure drops more than 50 hPa in 24 hours) as witnessed on Thursday, January 4, 2018 is rare, NWS said. Detailed records...

January 05, 2018

noreaster winter storm grayson january 4 2018

Powerful nor'easter to impact the coast from Florida to Canadian Maritimes

A major winter storm developing just off the East Coast of Florida today is expected to move northeastward to the Canadian Maritimes by Friday, January 5, 2018. This powerful nor'easter is expected to bring snow, ice, rain, very strong winds, and rough surf to...

January 03, 2018