Blizzards

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Heavy snow hits Hokkaido after below-average December, Japan

Residents of Sapporo city in Hokkaido prefecture, Japan, woke up to the largest amount of snowfall this winter on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 39 cm (15 inches) by 02:00 UTC (11:00 LT). The snow came as parts of the nation, including the island, were experiencing a...

January 23, 2020

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Record daily snowfall in capital Ottawa, Canada

Heavy in capital Ottawa, Canada, on January 18, 2020, set a new snowfall record for the date, beating the previous one set four decades ago. A total of 21 cm (8.2 inches) fell at the Ottawa Airport between Saturday afternoon and early Sunday afternoon, January 18 to...

January 21, 2020

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Powerful blizzard, epic snowfall rates hit Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's declares a state emergency

A rapidly intensifying winter storm brought intense blizzard conditions to parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on Friday, January 17, 2020, forcing St. John's authorities to issue a state of emergency. Epic snowfall rates of more than 10 cm (3.9 inches)...

January 17, 2020

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Brutal cold snap brings death toll to at least 170 in Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan

Heavy snow, rain, and frigid temperatures across Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan continue to trigger avalanches that have brought the death toll to at least 170, as of Thursday, January 16, 2020. In Pakistan, at least 15 more people, including five army soldiers,...

January 16, 2020

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Extreme winter weather wreaks havoc across Pakistan, death toll jumps to 75

Severe winter weather affecting Pakistan over the past couple of days has claimed at least 75 lives and injured around 64 people, as of Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reports. The death toll is expected to increase as...

January 14, 2020

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Extreme cold and heavy snow hit Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people

At least 17 people died as severe cold snap swept through Afghanistan on Saturday, January 11, 2020, bringing the total number of people killed by extremely cold weather this year to 24. The death toll may further increase as the Natural Disaster Management...

January 13, 2020

newfoundland blizzard jan8 2020

Record heavy blizzard engulfs parts of Newfoundland, Canada

Two major storms in a fortnight plus heavy winds and snow have buried parts of Newfoundland, Canada under a thick blanket of snow, as of Wednesday, January 8, 2020. Over 100 cm (3.3 feet) of snow has fallen over the Avalon in two weeks, while St. John's saw its...

January 08, 2020

nagaland snow india dec 27 2019

Snowstorm hits parts of Nagaland for the first time in 37 years, India

An unexpected snowstorm hit the state of Nagaland, India at the end of 2019, with some parts of the state experiencing their first snow in 37 years. Blizzard conditions were experienced in the town of Tokiye and villages of Zavame, Kizutsukeru, Konya, Phisame, and...

January 04, 2020

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Major winter storm hits United States with heavy snow and freezing rain

A major winter storm has intensified as it shifted across the Plains and into the Upper Midwest this weekend, and is likely to continue disrupting holiday travel through New Year's Day. The storm has brought a mix of snow, rain, and ice to the Twin Cities and...

December 29, 2019

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Powerful winter storm in the Four Corners will move across the Plains to the Upper Midwest this weekend

A potent winter storm will swing from the Four Corners Friday, December 27, 2019, across the Central Plains to the Upper Midwest this weekend. Areas of heavy snow, blowing snow and freezing rain are forecast on the cold side of the storm. On the warm side, isolated...

December 27, 2019

iceland snow dec 15 2019

Severe blizzard dumps up to 9 m (30 feet) of snow on parts of northern Iceland

Parts of Iceland were left blanketed in an unprecedented amount of snow reaching up to 9 m (30 feet) a week after heavy snowfall and hurricane-force gales struck the country on December 10, 2019. Several regions in the rural areas especially in the north experienced...

December 19, 2019

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Severe storms claim 16 lives across the South and Midwest, snow squalls barrel through the Northeast, U.S.

Severe storms affecting the United States over the past couple of days claimed at least 16 lives as of Wednesday, December 18, 2019. 12 fatalities in the Midwest are blamed on dangerous road conditions, while at least 4 died in tornado outbreak in the Deep South....

December 19, 2019

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Bomb cyclone spawns severe blizzard in Iceland, on course to hit Britain

A bomb cyclone accompanied by heavy snowfall and hurricane-force winds hit Iceland on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The storm hit west of the country first, then it moved to the east on Wednesday, December 11. As a result of strong winds and snow, several cities faced...

December 12, 2019

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Record winter storm finally exits Northeast, leaving widespread chaos and at least 7 people dead - U.S.

A major, cross-continental winter storm that caused widespread disruptions and broke records across the U.S. last week has finally begun exiting New England on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. However, more bad weather is expected in parts of the country mid-week,...

December 04, 2019

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Major winter storm affecting the United States on a busy holiday weekend, ice storm warnings in effect

A major winter storm that hammered the western United States and northern Plains with heavy snow and strong winds over the past couple of days has now reached the Great Lakes region. In South Dakota, 9 people were killed after a plane crashed due to severe weather...

December 01, 2019

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Major snowstorm hits France - widespread disruption reported, 300 000 homes without power

Snow, ice and heavy rain brought by the first major snowstorm of the 2019/20 season caused widespread disruption on the roads of southeastern France on November 14 and 15, 2019. At least one person has been killed and 300 000 customers left without electricity. Snow...

November 15, 2019

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Incessant heavy snowfall causes chaos in Kashmir Valley, India

16 hours of heavy snow fell in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday, November 7, 2019. The incessant snowfall has killed seven people, caused traffic disruption in both land and air, interrupted electricity across the valley, and triggered avalanches in several areas....

November 08, 2019