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200 people dead or missing after extreme rainfall hits Sri Lanka

Nearly 200 people are dead or missing after very heavy monsoon rains caused severe floods and mudslides in several southern and western areas of drought-stricken Sri Lanka. Some areas reportedly received 12 months worth of rain within just 24 hours on Thursday, May...

May 27, 2017

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CME headed toward Earth, impact expected around 12:00 UTC on May 26

An eruption near the center of Earth-facing side of the Sun produced a partial HALO CME (coronal mass ejection) during the early UTC hours of May 23, 2017. The CME is weak, but it has an Earth-directed component. Arrival at Earth is expected around 12:00 UTC on May...

May 24, 2017

nuevo laredo mexico storm damage may 21 2017

Severe storm closes international border bridge in Laredo, US-Mexico

A severe thunderstorm brought damaging winds and heavy rain to US - Mexico border region late May 21, 2017, forcing authorities to close the Laredo - Nuevo Laredo bridge, one of the busiest commercial crossings between the two countries. The traffic is being...

May 22, 2017

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Tornado rips through Toluca, Mexico, damaging at least 25 homes

A damaging tornado ripped through northern parts of the city of Toluca, Mexico during the afternoon hours of Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Toluca Mayor, Fernando Zamora Morales, toured the area and reported at least 25 damaged houses. Morales added there were no...

May 20, 2017

winter storm valerie colorado may 18 2017

Strong late-spring snowstorm hits the Rockies

An unusually strong late-spring snowstorm, named Valerie by The Weather Channel, dumped heavy snow on the Rockies, closing roads, damaging trees and causing power outages on Wednesday and Thursday, May 18, 2017. Valerie dumped more than 3 feet (91.4 cm) of snow and...

May 19, 2017

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WMO announces all-time deadliest extreme weather events

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has announced "world records" for the highest reported historical death tolls from tropical cyclones, tornadoes, lightning and hailstorms. It marks the first time the official WMO...

May 18, 2017

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Extreme rainfall hits Jamaica, major flooding and landslides

A trough across the central Caribbean is dumping extremely heavy rain on parts of Jamaica since Saturday evening, May 13, 2017, causing major flooding and landslides. Flooding affected 10 of country's 14 parishes, with Clarendon the worst hit. The Health...

May 17, 2017

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Deadly tornadoes hit Elk City, OK and Chetek, Wisconsin

At least two people were killed in the central United States on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, as powerful thunderstorms rolled through the region. SPC's preliminary reports mention at least 27 tornado reports and 150 hail/large hail reports from Texas to Wisconsin by...

May 17, 2017

bogoslof may 2017

Powerful eruption at Bogoslof: ash to 10.4 km (34 000 ft), Aviation Color Code Red

A powerful explosive eruption started at Bogoslof volcano, Alaska at 06:32 UTC on May 17, 2017, and lasted approximately 73 minutes. The Aviation Color Code was raised from Orange to Red. This is the first major eruption at Bogoslof volcano since March 8, 2017. A...

May 17, 2017

guangdong china flood may 2017

Thousands rescued as severe floods hit southeast China

At least 4 people have been killed and thousands evacuated after heavy rain caused severe floods in southeast China over the past couple of days. Last week, record-breaking rain caused major flooding in parts of Guangdong Province, affecting nearly 9 000 people....

May 16, 2017

sheveluch eruption may 14 2017

Sheveluch erupts ash up to 10 km (33 000 feet), Aviation Color Code Red

Yet another powerful eruption occurred at Russia's Sheveluch volcano at 07:05 UTC on May 16, 2017. The eruption sent ash up to 10 km (33 000) above sea level, according to the Tokyo VAAC. KVERT reported the eruption was accompanied by pyroclastic flows,...

May 16, 2017

chile floods may 2017

Deadly floods hit Atacama and Coquimbo, Chile

Heavy rains affecting Atacama and Coquimbo regions of Chile since May 12, 2017, have caused widespread floods, left at least 2 people dead and forced 3 000 people to evacuate. Both Coquimbo and Atacama are on Red Alert. La Serena, the capital of Coquimbo region...

May 15, 2017

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Intensifying cosmic rays, grand solar minimum and Earth's climate

Data provided by the students of Earth to Sky Calculus and Dr. Tony Phillips of SpaceWeather.com show cosmic ray levels are intensifying, as the Solar Minimum approaches, with an approximately 13% increase since March 2015. This article provides a brief overview of...

May 13, 2017

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Tornado hits Baton Rouge, huge hail pelts Oklahoma and Arkansas

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down near Baton Rouge, Louisiana early Friday morning, May 12, 2017. The tornado ripped through Sherwood Forest area around 09:00 CDT, causing significant damage. The twister tossed a vehicle...

May 12, 2017

major saharan dust event affecting italy and the balkans

Major Saharan dust event affecting Italy and the Balkans

A significant amount of Saharan dust is being transported from northern Africa into Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Hungary and Serbia today. The event is expected to last for several days and reach far into eastern Europe. This is already...

May 12, 2017

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At least 8 killed, 20 injured after M5.5 earthquake hits Xinjiang, China

At least 8 people have been killed and dozens injured after a shallow earthquake registered by CENC as M5.5 hit Taxkorgan County of Kashi Prefecture in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region at 21:58 UTC on May 10, 2017 (05:58 local time on May 11)....

May 11, 2017

west mims fire may 9 2017

West Mims Fire in Georgia continues to grow, only 12% contained

A lightning-caused West Mims Fire is still burning, more than a month after it started on April 6, 2017, approximately 2.5 miles (4 km) northeast of the Eddy Fire Tower in the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in Georgia. As of May 10, the fire has consumed 140...

May 10, 2017