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Powerful new winter storm to slam Pacific Northwest, move toward Plains and Midwest, U.S.

A powerful winter storm with areas of heavy snow and ice will cross the Pacific Northwest tonight, January 15 into 16, 2020 and drive east across the Plains and Midwest by the end of the week, NWS warns. "A very strong area of low pressure currently focused...

January 15, 2020

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Snow blankets UAE's highest peak Jebel Jais amid week of severe weather

Snow almost entirely covered Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates, on January 15, 2020, as temperatures hit -1 °C (30.2 °F) during the country's week-long stretch of severe weather, including heavy downpour, hailstorms, and...

January 15, 2020

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White Island eruption death toll rises to 20, volcano remains at Level 2 alert amid heightened unrest, New Zealand

An Australian man who was injured during White Island volcanic eruption on December 9, 2019, has died, becoming the 20th fatality of the disaster, officials confirmed on Monday, January 13, 2020. According to GeoNet's bulletin on January 15, the volcano remains...

January 15, 2020

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Oktibbeha residents urged to evacuate due to 'imminent' dam failure, Mississippi

Mississippi officials urged residents living near the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam to evacuate on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, after heavy rains put a dam at 'imminent' threat of failing and prompted a flash-flood emergency. "After inspection, the County...

January 15, 2020

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Major floods hit Iran after a year's worth of rain in 3 days, at least 3 dead and over 20 000 homeless

Days of torrential rain in Iran have led to major floods, resulting in at least three fatalities, official media confirmed on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Thousands of establishments were damaged, hundreds of villages were cut off, and more than 20 000 residents left...

January 15, 2020

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Heavy snowfall affects over 900 villages in Uttarakhand, India

More than 900 villages of Uttarakhand in India were left without power and electricity on January 13, 2020, as heavy snowfall and widespread rain disrupted life in the state. "Snow has disrupted the supply of electricity and water almost every year. But this...

January 14, 2020

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Taal: Multiple new fissures reported, total evacuation within 14 km (8.6 miles), Philippines

Multiple new fissures (cracks) were observed around Taal volcano on January 14, 2020, two days after intense unrest began. Fissures, accompanied by intense seismicity activity, are an indication of an imminent explosive eruption, PHIVOLCS warns. The agency strongly...

January 14, 2020

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Mongolia preparing for extreme winter, catastrophic for the agricultural sector

This year's winter weather in Mongolia may put more than 50% of the country at risk, according to the National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring (NAMEM). In line with this, the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) has activated its Early Action...

January 14, 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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Ontario hit by heavy snow, freezing rain, and record-breaking downpours, Canada

Snow, freezing rain, and record heavy downpours lashed Ontario, Canada over the weekend, January 10 into 12, 2020. Capital Ottawa received 43.1 mm (1.7 inches) of rain on Saturday, making it the city's wettest January 11 since records started in 1873. London saw...

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

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Rare snow blankets Sinai peninsula, Egypt

Snow fell on a mountainous area in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Friday, January 10, 2020, in one of the area's rare winter snowfalls. A cold front passed through Egypt last week, with temperatures in the Sinai mountains plummeting to freezing, while...

January 13, 2020

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UAE smashes 24-year-old rainfall record, widespread flooding and destruction reported

Non-stop heavy rain, which led to widespread flooding and destruction in the United Arab Emirates, broke the highest rainfall record since 1996. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), as of Sunday, January 12, 2020, the highest amount of rain from...

January 13, 2020

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At least 12 dead as massive winter storm system hits U.S.

A powerful outbreak of severe weather beginning Friday, January 10, 2020, has claimed at least 12 lives in Alabama, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas as storms hit parts of the Gulf Coast and Southeast U.S. Meanwhile, ice storm warnings were in place for parts of the...

January 13, 2020

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New eruption at Fernandina volcano (Cerro la Cumbre), lava flows descending to the coast - Galapagos, Ecuador

A new eruption started at Fernandina volcano (Cerro La Cumbre), Galapagos, Ecuador on January 12, 2020. The last eruption of this volcano took place from June 16 to 18, 2018. The island has no human population. The eruptive activity started between 23:00 and 23:10...

January 13, 2020

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Powerful eruption at Taal volcano, volcanic ash to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., Philippines

Taal volcano in the Philippines started erupting at 06:04 UTC on January 12, 2020, for the first time since 1977. The volcanic ash cloud is reaching up to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) above sea level, according to data provided by the Tokyo VAAC. PHIVOLCS said it strongly...

January 12, 2020

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Eruption at Kuchinoerabujima volcano, Japan

Japan's Kuchinoerabujima volcano erupted at 06:05 UTC on January 11, 2020, ejecting volcanic material up to 300 m (984 feet) from the crater of Mount Shindake. This is the first eruption at the volcano since February 2, 2019. Kuchinoerabujima is a volcano island...

January 11, 2020