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Major winter storm brings heavy snow, high winds and below average temperatures to the Northern Rockies, USA

Significant winter storm over the Northern Rockies will move out over the Northern Plains by Monday, September 30, 2019. Western Montana is expected to see the brunt of the snow, with up to 90 cm (3 feet) or more possible. Many daily record low maximum temperature...

September 28, 2019

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G2 - Moderate Geomagnetic Storm Watch in effect

The solar wind environment is expected to become enhanced and disturbed later on September 27, 2019 (UTC). G1 - Minor Geomagnetic Storm Watch is in effect for September 27, G2 - Moderate for September 28. Quiet to unsettled geomagnetic field conditions are expected...

September 27, 2019

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Historic early-season snowstorm threatens Northern Rockies, USA

An early-season snowstorm which could bring record-breaking impacts is threatening portions of the Northern Rockies. Such storm has not occurred in the area since 1934, the National Weather Service (NWS) said. Winter Storm Watches have been issued across portions of...

September 26, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Maluku, Indonesia

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the BMKG as M6.8 hit Seram Island, Maluku, Indonesia at 23:46 UTC on September 25, 2019 (08:46 local time, September 26). The agency is reporting a depth of 18.2 km (11.3 miles). USGS is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 18.2...

September 26, 2019

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Century-class Solar Minimum in progress

The Sun was blank more than 89% of the time from June 22 - September 22, with only 6 brief and tiny sunspots and not a single significant solar flare during this period of extreme quiet, Dr. Tony Phillips of the SpaceWeather reports. "This is a sign that Solar...

September 25, 2019

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Severe Cyclonic Storm "Hikaa" about to hit Oman with hurricane-force winds and heavy rain

Tropical Cyclone "Hikaa" is expected to cross Oman coast close to Duqm around 15:00 UTC on September 24, 2019 as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with a wind speed 110 - 120 km/h (68 - 75 mph) and gusts to 135 km/h (85 mph), according to RSMC New Delhi. Storm...

September 24, 2019

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Strong and shallow M5.9 earthquake hits Pakistan - India border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered as M5.9 by the EMSC hit Pakistan at 11:01 UTC (16:01 local time) on September 24, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.6 at a depth of 10 km. Updates are at the end of the report....

September 24, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Jerry" forecast to pass very close to Bermuda, Tropical Storm Warning in effect

Just a couple of days after a close encounter with Category 3 Hurricane "Humberto," Bermuda is expecting another tropical cyclone this week. Although Jerry is no longer a hurricane, its impact is expected to be strong and a Tropical Storm Watch is in...

September 24, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Hikaa" to make landfall in Oman on September 24

Tropical Cyclone "Hikaa" formed September 22, 2019, over the Arabian Sea as the 5th named storm of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. On the forecast track, Hikaa is expected to make landfall in Oman on September 24. The season's first named...

September 23, 2019

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Loud explosion at Piparo mud volcano, cracks appearing across roads, Trinidad and Tobago

Residents living near Piparo mud volcano, Trinidad and Tobago reported they heard a loud explosion at 22:08 local time, September 21, 2019 (02:08 UTC, September 22). In May 2019, geologists said pressure is building up under the volcano, raising fears another...

September 22, 2019

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Hurricane "Humberto" pounds Bermuda, remnants to reach the British Isles early next week

Hurricane "Humberto" made a close encounter with Bermuda on Tuesday night, September 17, as a Category 3 hurricane. It headed north on Wednesday, September 18, with maximum sustained winds of 194 km/h (121 mph) and gusts to 241 km/h (149 mph) as of 21:00...

September 21, 2019

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Major, catastrophic flooding hits Texas, at least two people dead as slow-moving storm dumps over 1 100 mm (43 inches) of rain

Major, catastrophic flooding is occurring across much of Southeast Texas, NWS said September 18, a day after Tropical Storm "Imelda" made landfall near Freeport, TX, adding that some areas could see up to 1 000 mm (40 inches) of rain through Friday,...

September 20, 2019

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Rising number of fatal landslides makes 2019 the worst year on record

A new update on landslides from the 2019 northern hemisphere monsoon season by Dr. Dave Petley, Vice-President (Research and Innovation) at the University of Sheffield, UK, showed how an unusually high number of landslides resulted in thousands of fatalities this...

September 20, 2019

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Imelda continues dumping heavy rain on parts of the Southeast Texas, already the 5th wettest tropical cyclone for the contiguous US

Tropical Depression "Imelda" formed on September 17 and strengthened into a tropical storm just before making landfall near Freeport, Texas. The storm continues to unleash life-threatening floods in the southeast part of the state, particularly in the...

September 19, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Imelda" hits Freeport, Texas - significant to life-threatening flash floods expected

Tropical Storm "Imelda" formed at 17:45 UTC on September 17, 2019, as the 9th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. Shortly after, Imelda made landfall near Freeport, Texas. Heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding is expected to...

September 17, 2019

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2019 IOD event developing into one of the strongest on record, Extreme rainfall expected in Eastern Africa

Dr. Saji N Hameed, one of the scientists who discovered Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) said recently 2019 is shaping up to be one of the strongest IOD years ever recorded. A strong IOD year indicates extreme rainfall in Eastern Africa from October to December, possibly...

September 17, 2019

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Slow-moving storm to drop heavy rain on parts of Louisiana and Texas, USA

While Hurricane "Humberto" continues to move further away from the southeastern U.S. and toward the Bermuda, heavy showers and thunderstorms associated with a broad area of low pressure are moving onshore into the western Gulf coast. NWS said its forecast...

September 17, 2019