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Mississippi River above flood stage for 137 days

As of May 21, 2019, the Mississippi River at Natchez, MS has been above the flood stage of 14.63 m (48 feet) for 137 consecutive days. This is well longer than any time since 1927 when the previous record of 77 days was set. "The Mississippi River has been...

May 22, 2019

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Significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms, violent tornadoes, and heavy rain in the Plains, U.S.

A significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms, violent tornadoes, and heavy rain is expected across the U.S. Plains on Monday, May 20, 2019. ​A potent spring storm system is expected to produce an outbreak of severe weather in parts of the Plains today, NWS...

May 20, 2019

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40 000 troops on standby as extremely heavy rain hits Taiwan, debris flow warnings issued for 214 streams

Extremely heavy and heavy rain warnings are in place in most of Taiwan on Monday, May 20, 2019. Warnings against debris flows were issued for 214 streams. The country's Ministry of National Defence (MND) has placed 39 000 soldiers on standby to help residents...

May 20, 2019

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Alert Level raised for Hakoneyama volcano, Japan

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) raised Alert Level for Hakoneyama volcano from Level 1 to Level 2 at 17:15 UTC on May 18 (02:15 JST on May 19). The last magmatic eruptive activity at this volcano took place about 2 900 years ago. The volcano is located in...

May 19, 2019

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Major tornadoes hit U.S., Reed Timmer survives extraordinary close-up encounter in Nebraska

AccuWeather's extreme meteorologist Reed Timmer survived a direct hit by a tornado just west of McCook, Nebraska on Friday, May 17, 2019, one of the biggest days for severe weather in the central U.S. so far this year. Timmer experienced an extraordinary...

May 18, 2019

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Newly forming underwater volcano discovered near Mayotte, source of intense earthquake swarm

Attempts to understand the reason behind the intense volcano-seismic crisis affecting Mayotte since May 2018 have finally resulted in a solid answer - the discovery of newly forming underwater volcano. The volcano is located 50 km (31 miles) east of the Petite-Terre...

May 17, 2019

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Unusually strong, winter-like storm dumping heavy rain on California, below normal temperatures

An unusually strong storm for the time of year is affecting the Western U.S., dumping heavy rain and higher elevation snow. Many cities could double or triple their normal precipitation for May, normally a dry month, in just 24 to 48 hours, meteorologists warn. This...

May 16, 2019

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Severe floods hit Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, one person killed, several injured

Prolonged heavy rain is causing severe flooding across central Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina since May 12, 2019. Several people were injured, one person was killed and another one remains missing. Strong winds and heavy rainfall is affecting parts of Croatia...

May 15, 2019

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Powerful M7.5 earthquake hits New Britain, Papua New Guinea

A powerful earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.5 hit New Britain, Papua New Guinea at 12:58 UTC (22:58 LT) on May 14, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 48 km (29.8 miles). The epicenter was located...

May 14, 2019

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5 Earth-directed CMEs, G3 - Strong geomagnetic storm

A several degree long solar filament south of the Region 2741 disappeared by approximately 15:14 UTC on May 13, 2019. Initial analysis suggests an Earth-directed component is likely with this Coronal Mass Ejection (CME). This is the fifth Earth-directed CME since...

May 14, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Ann" moving toward northern Queensland, Australia

Tropical Cyclone "Ann" remains Category 1 and continues moving WNW toward northern Queensland. The cyclone is expected to cross the northeast tropical coast of Queensland on Wednesday morning (LT), May 15, 2019, most likely as a category 1 system. At 12:00...

May 13, 2019

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Extremely heavy rain hits Yonaguni, Okinawa, Japan - 367 mm (14.4 inches) in 6 hours

A stationary front dumped extremely heavy rain on the island Yonugani, Japan's southernmost province of Okinawa on Monday, May 13, 2019. An evacuation advisory was issued for the entire island. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said the town, located in the...

May 13, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Costa Rica - Panama border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Costa Rica - Panama border region at 19:24 UTC (14:24 LT) on May 12, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 19 km (11.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 18 km (11.1 miles). The...

May 12, 2019

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Las Vegas surpassed its annual average rainfall in just 5 months

Las Vegas has surpassed its yearly average rainfall on May 9 with 114.5 mm (4.51 inches) recorded since January 1. The annual average for the city is 106.4 mm (4.19 inches). May average is 3 mm (0.12 inches). The city has already experienced its wettest May 9 and 10...

May 11, 2019

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Another intense Arctic cold outbreak pushing into Europe

Just a couple of days after record-breaking cold hit much of Europe, bringing heavy rain, a lot of snow and below average temperatures, another shot of cold Arctic air will push toward continental Europe from May 11 through 14. Temperatures across Europe are still...

May 10, 2019

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Record-breaking May winds over northern France

A severe weather system moved over northern France on Wednesday, May 8 into Thursday, May 9, 2019, bringing record-breaking May winds to part of the affected region. The system moved in from the Atlantic Ocean, where it underwent rapid cyclogenesis at the beginning...

May 09, 2019

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Arctic outbreak breaks numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May, France

A surge of very cold Arctic air affecting much of Europe over the past 4 - 5 days broke numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May across the French Alps. On a national level, May 6, 2019 was the coldest May morning over the past 40 years. While the...

May 08, 2019