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Destructive storm hits Moscow after record heat, Russia

Destructive rains and strong winds hit Moscow, Russia, on Monday, June 28, 2021, a week after the city sizzled through record heat. Powerful gusts uprooted trees and caused damage to cars on streets, while heavy rains triggered flooding. The metro system halted...

June 29, 2021

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Highest ever recorded SO2 emission over Taal, adverse effects reported, Philippines

High levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emissions and tall, steam-rich plumes have continued to be produced from the Taal Main Crater since this past weekend, PHIVOLCS reported on Tuesday, June 29, 2021. Unprecedented SO2 emissions were recorded on June...

June 29, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Danny" makes landfall in South Carolina, the first June landfall since 1867

Tropical Storm "Danny" -- the 4th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season -- has made landfall in South Carolina at 23:30 UTC on June 28, 2021. This is the first named storm to make landfall in the state of South Carolina in the month of June...

June 29, 2021

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Temperature records smashed amid historic heat wave in Pacific Northwest

Temperature records were smashed in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and western Canada amid a historic heat wave described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as "historic, dangerous, prolonged and unprecedented." Daytime temperatures were pushed into the...

June 28, 2021

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Antarctic blast to bring sub-zero temperatures, powerful swells, frost and snow, New Zealand

The New Zealand MetService is forecasting a blast of Antarctic air rolling over the country in the next few days, bringing sub-zero temperatures, powerful swells, strong winds, frost, and snow. Not even the 'winterless north' will escape the wrath of the...

June 28, 2021

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Taal Volcano Advisory: Vog observed over Taal Caldera, pronounced haze over the caldera region

Volcanic smog or vog has been observed over Taal Caldera resulting from continued volcanic SO2 gas emission from the Main Crater. High levels of volcanic sulfur dioxide or SO2 gas emissions and steam-rich plumes that rose as much as 3 km (9 842 feet) high have been...

June 28, 2021

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Two violent tornadoes hit China, destroying homes and claiming at least 8 lives

At least two large and violent tornadoes touched down in China on June 25, 2021, destroying homes, tossing cars, and leaving at least 8 people dead. Local authorities fear the death toll will continue to rise. Survey teams are on the scene today. The first violent...

June 26, 2021

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Violent hailstorm hits Požega, leaving massive damage, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm accompanied by very strong winds and up to baseball-sized hail hit the city of Požega, Croatia and neighboring towns and villages on June 25, 2021, downing trees and causing massive damage to homes, crops, and vehicles. Elderly citizens say...

June 26, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Enrique" forms off the SW coast of Mexico, life-threatening flash floods and mudslides possible

Tropical Storm "Enrique" formed off of the southwestern coast of Mexico at 09:00 UTC on June 25, 2021, as the 5th named storm of the 2021 Pacific hurricane season. While the center of Enrique is forecast to remain offshore, strong winds, life-threatening...

June 25, 2021

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Ahead of historic heatwave - 90 percent of U.S. West is in drought for the first time in Drought Monitor's history

More than 90% of the U.S. West is in drought for the first time in the history of Drought Monitor. The news comes as the region is prepping for an exceptionally dangerous and historic heat wave this weekend. The temperatures are expected to reach unprecedented...

June 25, 2021

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Major tornado hits Czech Republic, causing massive destruction

A powerful storm accompanied by hail and a major tornado hit communities near the city of Hodonin in South Moravia, Czech Republic on June 24, 2021. Several hundred homes have been damaged or destroyed, more than 200 people injured and an unknown number killed. This...

June 24, 2021

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Exceptionally dangerous, historic heat wave to engulf Pacific Northwest this weekend

An exceptionally dangerous and potentially record-breaking heatwave is expected this weekend across the Pacific Northwest and western Canad. The US National Weather Service (NWS) warned of fire weather concerns across the Northern Great Basin and Northern...

June 24, 2021

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Northeast China rivers reach historic levels amid persistent heavy rain

Persistent heavy downpours have caused 13 rivers to rise to record levels in parts of northeastern China, the Ministry of Water Resources reported Saturday, June 19, 2021. As of Tuesday, June 22, provincial authorities in Heilongjiang upgraded to a level two...

June 24, 2021

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Very thick Saharan dust cloud moving over the Mediterranean into Italy and SE Europe

A very thick Saharan dust cloud is moving over the Mediterranean Sea into Italy and Southeast Europe over the past couple of days. Coupled with exceptionally high temperatures affecting the region, this dust is contributing to lower visibility, respiratory issues,...

June 23, 2021

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Destructive storms bring giant hail, tornado and flooding to parts of France

Severe storms pummeled parts of France over the weekend into Monday, June 21, 2021, bringing flooding rain, giant hailstones, and a tornado that resulted in damages and one person missing. Around 44 000 lightning strikes were recorded. In Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil,...

June 22, 2021

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Deadly tornado hits Mascouche in southern Quebec, Canada

A tornado killed one person in Mascouche near Montreal in southern Quebec, Canada, the deputy premier and minister of public safety confirmed Monday, June 21, 2021. Several dozen buildings were damaged and many others were injured. Dozens of people were cleaning up...

June 22, 2021

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Major outbreak of noctilucent clouds (NLCs) over Europe

A major outbreak of noctilucent clouds (NLCs) was reported over Europe, including France, Spain, Germany. NLCs over these latitudes are considered rare, according to night sky enthusiasts, as these clouds are typically seen over higher latitudes. Last week, NLCs...

June 22, 2021