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Severe weather and polar blast hit New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by the large low pressure system bringing destructive storms that have swept over the country in the last 24 hours, damaging houses, roads and seawalls, as well as closing dozens of schools and leaving thousands without power. Luckily, fierce

June 21, 2013

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The Weather Channel will start naming winter storms names

The Weather Channel announced that they plan to begin naming "noteworthy" winter storms in the 2012-2013 season. The Weather Channel says naming will occur no more than three days before a winter storm's expected impact with high chances of significant effect on large

October 03, 2012

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UK on severe weather alert as two major storm systems approach

The storm pattern is very dangerous this next week across the United Kingdom as two storm systems approach the area from the west. These storm systems have central surface low pressure readings that of major hurricanes, including one by the end of the week being

December 12, 2011

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Powerful storm lashed UK, heading toward Scandinavia

Hurricane gusts blasted Scotland on Thursday as a fearsome wintry storm motored through the United Kingdom. The windstorm also reached southward into England, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The strong storm - the worst in the UK for a decade - brought

December 10, 2011

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Snowstorm in Western US

Winter storms spread snow cover across multiple states in in early December 2011. Icy conditions prompted authorities to shut down a 40-mile (60-kilometer) stretch of interstate highway between eastern Colorado and western Kansas, according to news reports. After the

December 08, 2011

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Major winter storm for Northwestern Europe

High winds, slashing rain and heavy snow will whip areas of Northwestern Europe from the United Kingdom to Scandinavia on Thursday and Friday according to AccuWeather Europe forecast. Travel by road, rail, sea and air will be subject to delay or cancelation.The

December 07, 2011

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2011: Fourteen billion-dollar weather disasters, most in U.S. history

Through August, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) estimated that ten weather disasters costing at least $1 billion had hit the U.S., at total cost of up to $45 billion. However, the October 29 snow storm brings us up to eleven billion-dollar disasters. Flood

December 01, 2011

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Alaska superstorm mostly dissipated

The National Weather Service reported mid-day Thursday that the mega storm over Alaska had mostly dissipated. Coastal flood warnings for much of the region had been canceled by noon, but remained in effect for the Nome and lower Yukon River regions. Emergency

November 11, 2011

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Bering Sea Superstorm - Rising sea expected to cause widespread erosion and flooding along western Alaska coast

Referred to as the “Bering Sea Superstorm” by the National Weather Service Office in Fairbanks (NWS), damaging winds, severe beach erosion and major coastal flooding are expected. In some locations, heavy snow and blizzard conditions are also

November 09, 2011

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More than 1,5 million lose power during rare October storm

A rare October snowstorm bore down on the heavily populated U.S. Northeast on Saturday, knocking out power to 1.7 million customers, delaying airline flights and threatening some areas with up to a foot of snow.A storm set to dump heavy, wet snow on millions of

October 29, 2011

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East Coast storm system seen from space

A storm system, pictured above, that swept across the Deep South, bringing more than a dozen reported tornadoes, is moving up the East Coast. The storm system will bring heavy rains to parts of the Northeast that are already at an above average flooding risk,

March 10, 2011

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500 landslides derail road traffic in Himachal

Landslides triggered by heavy snowfall and rain in Kullu-Manali region continue to cause destruction of roads as well as private and government property. 150 vehicles, including government buses, have been stuck in villages for many days. Over 500 landslides have

March 06, 2011

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Ranked: The Worst Snowstorms in US History

Arguing over which snowstorm was the biggest ever is a favorite pastime for weather buffs across the country. Now scientists have developed a new ranking system that could silence those debates.After storms such as the Groundhog Day blizzard of 2011, people tend

February 18, 2011