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Another atmospheric river hits flood-stricken British Columbia, Canada

The third atmospheric river in the past 7 days is affecting British Columbia, Canada since early Tuesday morning (LT), November 30, 2021, bringing heavy rain and mountain snow. Significant precipitation continues to overspread coastal and southern portions of...

November 30, 2021

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Sudden phreatic eruption at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines

A sudden phreatic eruption took place at Pinatubo volcano, Philippines between 04:09 and 04:13 UTC (12:09 - 12:13 PHT) on November 30, 2021. The Tokyo VAAC reported a possible eruption at the volcano with ash observed rising up to 13.4 km (44 000 feet) above sea...

November 30, 2021

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Powerful windstorm hits Istanbul, claiming at least 4 lives and injuring dozens others, Turkey

A severe windstorm hit Turkey's biggest city Istanbul (population 15.5 million) on Monday, November 29, 2021, leaving at least 4 people dead and 38 others injured. Turkey's weather agency issued an orange-level storm warning (3 of 4) for 17 provinces, and a...

November 29, 2021

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Powerful M7.5 earthquake hits northern Peru

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit a very sparsely populated region of northern Peru at 10:52 UTC on November 28, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 112.5 km (69.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 110 km (68.3 miles). The...

November 28, 2021

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Extreme winds hit parts of UK, pushing Arctic air toward Europe

Powerful winds brought by Storm Arwen affected a wide swathe of the United Kingdom on November 26 and 27, 2021, leaving as many as 143 000 customers without power. The storm is now pushing frigid Arctic air toward Europe and bringing snow to Spain. As expected, the...

November 27, 2021

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Rare Red weather warning issued for Storm Arwen, U.K.

The UK Met Office has issued a rare Red weather warning for coastal areas in the northeast of the United Kingdom as Storm Arwen, named on November 25, is expected to bring high winds and disruption for much of the UK. "Storm Arwen is associated with a deep low...

November 26, 2021

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Ice sheet in Grímsvötn subsiding, could lead to an eruption, Iceland

The Scientific Advisory Board for the Civil Defense met on November 24, 2021, to discuss changes measured at Grímsvötn. GPS measurements are showing that the ice sheet has started subsiding which indicates that a flood from Grímsvötn is...

November 25, 2021

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Heavy snow and blizzards hit northeastern China

China's northeastern provinces are enduring the country's third cold wave of the season since Saturday, November 20, 2021, with heavy snow and blizzards sweeping the region. The most aggressive phase of the event hit the provinces of Heilongjiang and Jilin...

November 25, 2021

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Significant rain event expected to impact western parts of the South Island, New Zealand

A significant rain event is expected to impact western parts of the South Island, New Zealand during the next few days. Severe weather forecasters have already issued Orange Heavy Rain Warnings for parts of Westland and Fiordland with Heavy Rain Watches also in...

November 25, 2021

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Cold Arctic air to reach UK this week, spread to the rest of Europe

The UK Met Office has issued wind warnings for Friday and Saturday, November 26 and 27, 2021 as a low-pressure system brings strong winds and heavy rain, and even sleet and snow in some places. The strongest winds will arrive across northern Scotland during Friday...

November 24, 2021

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Record sea-effect snow in northern Japan

A potent storm system is moving over the Sea of Japan bringing heavy sea-effect snow to parts of Japan, and in some areas breaking all-time 24-hour snowfall records. Shumarinai recorded 77 cm (30 inches) of snow over the past 24 hours, setting its new all-time...

November 24, 2021

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Potent cold front to track through the Northeast, caution for those traveling during Thanksgiving week around the Great Lakes

A sweeping cold front will bring widespread showers along the U.S. East Coast this week, followed by lake effect snow across the Great Lakes region. As the holiday week gets off and running, much of the continental U.S. will be devoid of hazards the first half of...

November 22, 2021

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At least 26 people dead, more than 100 missing after massive floods and landslides hit southern India

At least 26 people have been killed and more than 100 remain missing after heavy rains caused massive floods in parts of southern India over the past couple of days. Many homes, roads, and bridges have been damaged or destroyed and livestock swept away. At least 17...

November 20, 2021

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Agricultural disaster after record rains cause catastrophic floods in British Columbia, Canada

British Columbia has declared a state of emergency on November 17, 2021, after several days of heavy rain caused catastrophic floods in parts of the province. At least 1 person has been killed but officials fear the death toll will rise. Another atmospheric river...

November 18, 2021

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Destructive tornado hits Sicily, killing one and injuring 2 others, Italy

One person was killed and two others injured after a tornado hit the Italian island of Sicily on November 17, 2021. This is the latest in a series of deaths in Italy caused by extreme weather events in recent weeks. The twister affected Trebalate, Serrameta,...

November 18, 2021

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Natural gas prices in Europe soar as Germany suspends approval for Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Natural gas prices in Europe soared again on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, as the German Federal Network Agency -- Bundesnetzagentur -- suspended the process of certifying the new Russian gas pipeline called Nord Stream 2. The pipeline was completed in September...

November 16, 2021

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Atmospheric river hits British Columbia, causing major floods and landslides, Canada

Another round of heavy rain caused by atmospheric river caused major flooding and landslides in southern British Columbia, Canada, and parts of Washington and Oregon in the United States on November 14 and 15, 2021. Some parts of the region received nearly 255 mm...

November 16, 2021