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C1.3 solar flare erupts from geoeffective Region 2734, CME impact expected March 11

A long-duration solar flare measuring C1.3 at its peak erupted from Region 2734 (Alpha) at 03:19 UTC on March 8, 2019. The event started at 03:07, peaked at 03:19 and ended at 03:58 UTC. This event was associated with a Type II Radio Emission registered at 03:15 UTC...

March 08, 2019

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Extreme avalanche danger in Colorado, historic avalanches expected

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) issued Extreme Avalanche Danger (5 of 5) alert on March 7, 2019, and warned of 'historic avalanche danger' around the central mountains of Colorado following recent heavy snow. Two avalanche deaths occurred...

March 07, 2019

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Pre-monsoon cyclone season in North Indian Ocean, tropical cyclone watch begins

The probability of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea increases this month with approaching official start of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season in April. While the season has no official bounds, tropical cyclones in North Indian...

March 07, 2019

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Record Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season

Tropical Cyclone "Haleh" became the sixth Intense Tropical Cyclone of the 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season at 12:00 UTC on March 4, tying for the most ever in a single season. The last season that had as much intense tropical cyclones...

March 06, 2019

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Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, leaving more than 50 people dead

Heavy rainfall and snowfall hit several areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan and eastern Iran over the last few days, causing flash floods and landslides in which more than 50 people lost their lives. As of 14:00 UTC on March 5, the death toll reached 50 people, dozens of...

March 05, 2019

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Alabama tornado rated EF-4, the first EF-4 to hit United States since April 29, 2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed 4 tornadoes touched down in Central Alabama on March 3, 2019, including deadly EF-4 which struck Lee County leaving at least 23 people dead and several missing. The office performed preliminary surveys on March 4,...

March 05, 2019

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Extreme damage, at least 23 fatalities after series of tornadoes hit Alabama and Georgia

A series of destructive tornadoes ripped through Alabama and Georgia on Sunday, March 3, 2019, killing at least 23 people in Alabama's Lee County. Unfortunately, the death toll is expected to rise. This is the deadliest Alabama tornado day since 2011 when more...

March 04, 2019

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4 months' worth of rain in 30 hours floods desert city of Kandahar, 2 000 homes damaged, at least 20 killed, Afghanistan

More than 4 months' worth of rain hit the desert city of Kandahar, southern Afghanistan and 6 neighboring districts in just 30 hours on March 1 and 2, 2019, killing at least 20 people and damaging or destroying an estimated 2 000 homes. Kandahar has a desert...

March 02, 2019

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Massive floods hit Israel and Jordan after more than a month's worth of rain in 24 hours

Heavy rain and strong winds hit Israel and Jordan over the past couple of days, causing severe flash floods and leading to multiple high-water rescues. Jerusalem recorded 136 mm (5.35 inches) of rain on February 28 which is 4.8 mm (0.18 inches) more than its average...

March 02, 2019

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Strong M7.0 earthquake hits southern Peru

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit southern Peru at 08:50 UTC on March 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 257.4 km (159.9 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. This earthquake can have a low humanitarian impact based on...

March 01, 2019

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Major floods inundate 2 000 homes and buildings, California

Russian River at Guerneville crested with a preliminary height of 13.83 m (45.38 feet) at 22:00 PST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Major flooding continued Thursday morning but the river is expected to slowly recede through the day and fall below flood stage of...

February 28, 2019

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Santa Rosa obliterates rainfall records, mandatory evacuation for Russian River area, California

A slow-moving storm brought widespread heavy precipitation across central to northern California and very heavy snow through the Sierra on February 26 and 27, 2019. The County of Sonoma has issued mandatory evacuations to residents living near the Russian River....

February 27, 2019

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European monthly rainfall record broken in Crete, major floods destroy historic bridge of Keritis, Greece

Major floods hit the Greek island of Crete on February 24 and 25, 2019, after heavy rainfall descended on the island for the second time in just 10 days. At least one person lost its life on February 24 and four more a week ago. Between February 1 and 26, a...

February 26, 2019

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Malta hit by worst storm since October 1982

A powerful storm hit the Mediterranean island of Malta on February 24, 2019, with hurricane-force winds and tidal surges all along its coast. The same storm caused record gusts in Split, southern Croatia, killed four people in central Italy and caused major floods...

February 25, 2019

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Coldest February in Downtown Los Angeles since 1962, California

February 2019 has been a very cold month across all of southwestern California. With just 4 days remaining in the month, February 2019 ranks as the coldest February in Downtown Los Angeles since 1962. In Downtown Los Angeles, the average daily mean temperature for...

February 25, 2019

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Major power outage from the Midwest to the Northeast, more than 530 000 customers affected

A powerful winter storm knocked out power to more than 530 000 customers from the Midwest to the Northeast on Sunday, February 24 and Monday, February 25, 2019. As of early Monday, there are 537 318 customers without power, according to PowerOutage.US. The storm...

February 25, 2019

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Deadly tornado hits Columbus, extensive damage reported, Mississippi

A destructive tornado swept through Columbus, Mississippi around 17:00 CST on Saturday, February 23, 2019, killing at least one person and injuring 6. Most of the damage is on the north side of town at Garden Blvd, Military Road, and 14th and 15th street. NWS...

February 24, 2019