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11 45 z mar 7 2018

Another nor’easter to slam the storm-weary Mid-Atlantic and Northeast

Another nor’easter will make its way up the East Coast Wednesday into Thursday, March 7 into 8, 2018, the second to hit the region in less than a week but much snowier this time, with totals expected to be over a 30 cm (1 foot) for some areas west of I-95....

March 07, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Hola" crossing Vanuatu before turning toward Loyalty Islands

Tropical Cyclone "Hola" formed March 6, 2018 near Vanuatu as the third named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific tropical cyclone season. This system will cross Vanuatu over the next 12 - 24 hours and then rapidly intensify as it heads toward the Loyalty...

March 06, 2018

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Explosive eruptions and ash venting at Shinmoedake (Kirishimayama), Japan

The activity at Shinmoedake volcano in Kyushu, just one of 20 Quaternary volcanoes making Kirishimayama volcano group, is at elevated levels since March 5 with near-continuous ash emissions and ejections of very hot material. At 11:20 UTC today, ash column was...

March 06, 2018

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Extreme cold results in severe agricultural damage across Europe, food prices rising

Record-breaking cold temperatures that hit Europe just before the start of 2018 meteorological spring, claiming lives of at least 50 people, are also responsible for severe agricultural damage. While the full extent of the damage won't be clear for quite some...

March 05, 2018

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Destructive tornado hits Faro, southern Portugal

A destructive tornado swept through Faro, Portugal on March 4, 2018, downing trees and damaging a number of cars and structures. At least 50 significant incidents were reported across the city, authorities said, adding it was a miracle that no one was killed. This...

March 05, 2018

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M6.0 aftershock hits Papua New Guinea, 4th M6+ after M7.5 on February 25

Magnitude 6.0 aftershock hit Southern Highlands province of Papua New Guinea at 19:56 UTC on March 4, 2018. This is the 4th M6+ earthquake to hit this region after M7.5 mainshock on February 25. Unofficial reports received March 3 mention at least 156 deaths....

March 04, 2018

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Tropical Storm "Dumazile" forms dangerously close to Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Dumazile" formed very close to Madagascar at 00:00 UTC on March 3, 2018 as the 5th named storm of the 2017/18 South-West Indian Ocean cyclone season and the 11th named storm of the 2017/18 Southern Hemisphere tropical cyclone season. On...

March 03, 2018

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Powerful nor'easter kills 9, leaves 1.9 million homes without power

More than 1.9 million homes and businesses lost power after powerful nor'easter hit Mid-Atlantic and New England over the weekend. At least 9 people were killed and numerous injured. A significant coastal storm is bringing major coastal flooding, beach erosion,...

March 02, 2018

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Major rainfall event affecting Queensland, record floods possible

A deep low pressure system started drenching parts of the Australian state of Queensland on February 28, 2018, with up to 358 mm (14 inches) of rain in just 24 hours. This will be a multi-day heavy rainfall event with record, potentially historic, floods possible...

March 01, 2018

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Major nor'easter set to lash Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, US

A rather unusual blocking pattern in place across much of the western hemisphere, from North America across the North Atlantic into Europe, will set the stage for a major nor'easter to form Thursday night, March 1, 2018, off the Mid-Atlantic coast. Strong winds...

February 28, 2018

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Extinct Bosavi volcano showing signs of awakening, Papua New Guinea

Bosavi volcano located in Papua New Guinea's Southern Highlands Province is showing signs of awakening after this week's M7.5 earthquake and hundreds of moderate to strong aftershocks. "As we speak we are seeing smoke building up at the top of the...

February 28, 2018

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Bitterly cold with severe weather warnings for widespread snow and freezing rain, UK

"This is looking like being one of the coldest periods we have had in the UK for a number of years with almost anywhere at risk of seeing snow over the next few days," the UK Met Office said February 27, 2018. Amber and Yellow National Severe Weather...

February 27, 2018

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Severe Arctic blast affecting Europe at its peak

At least 11 people have been found frozen to death across Europe over the past couple of days as very cold Arctic air engulfed the continent. This event is its peak today and is currently producing below freezing daytime temperatures across entire Europe except for...

February 27, 2018

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Heaviest snowfall in Rome in six years and the largest for the end of February in decades

A rare snowstorm hit Rome on February 26, 2018, causing severe traffic disruption and forcing authorities to shut down schools and tourist attractions. Snow fell on Italian capital for the first time in six years today in what authorities described the largest...

February 26, 2018

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Massive M7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit Papua New Guinea at 17:44 UTC on February 25, 2018 (03:44 local time, February 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 30 km (18.6...

February 25, 2018

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Fatal tornado hits Kentucky as severe weather, widespread flooding continues across U.S.

At least three people have died and several went missing on Saturday and Sunday, February 25, 2018 as multi-day severe weather event continues across southern and central United States. This brings the total death toll since Tuesday, February 20 to six. If...

February 25, 2018

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Multi-day heavy rainfall and flooding event continues in the central and southern U.S.

At least three people have died in widespread floods across central and southern United States over the past couple of days. Friday, February 23 will be another day with heavy rain which will further increase the risk of flash flooding and long-term flooding in the...

February 23, 2018