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At least 10 people killed, 1 800 injured as heavy rain, floods and landslides hit Peru

Recent heavy rains and landslides claimed lives of at least 10 people and injured 1 800 across southern Peru, the country's President Martin Vizcarra said Monday, February 11, 2019. States of emergency were declared in a number of provinces. According to the...

February 12, 2019

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New winter storms invade Pacific Northwest, northern tier of the United States

Snow is falling across the Pacific Northwest and the northern Rockies as a cyclone invades from the Pacific Ocean, the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) reports. Winter Storm Watches are in effect for the Sierra Nevada of eastern California. Winter storm warnings and...

February 12, 2019

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Historic winter storm impacts Hawaii with massive waves, coastal flooding and rare snow

A low pressure area described by NWS Honolulu as historic is affecting Hawaii with strong gusty winds, rain squalls and large destructive surf since Friday, February 8, 2019. The storm, known as Kona low, is now slowly drifting NE of the state but strong winds will...

February 11, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Gelena" brings widespread flooding, leaves Rodrigues without power

The center of Tropical Cyclone "Gelena" passed just south of the island of Rodrigues in Southwest Indian Ocean on February 10, 2019, causing widespread flooding and island-wide power outages. Gelena brought wind speeds of up to 185 km/h (115 mph) and heavy...

February 10, 2019

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Major winter storm affecting Pacific Northwest, state of emergency declared in Washington

A cold system dropping down the Northwest coast is delivering another round of heavy snow, gusty winds and below normal temperatures. Winter storm warnings remain in effect for Seattle and Portland. The storm has already dumped high amounts of snow and caused major...

February 09, 2019

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300 000 cattle died in Queensland's historic floods caused by a year's worth of rain in 10 days, Australia

Record-breaking rains hit Queensland's Townsville over the past 7 days, causing historic flooding and killing at least 2 people and up to 300 000 cattle (updated to nearly 500 000). While many are counting their losses, some farmers say the rain brought them...

February 08, 2019

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A month's worth of rain in 2 hours as deadly storm hits Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

A powerful storm swept through Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest city with a population of 6.3 million, late Wednesday into Thursday, February 7, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds and leaving at least 6 people dead. The storm hit just several days...

February 08, 2019

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Another round of heavy snow, freezing rain and below average temperatures from the Plains to the Northeast, U.S.

An intensifying low pressure system is expected to bring another round of heavy snow and freezing rain across the Central Plains through the Great Lakes into the Northeast. Road conditions are likely to deteriorate quite rapidly even at lower-elevation areas as the...

February 07, 2019

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Ice storm hits Michigan, leaving 50 000 customers without power

An ice storm swept through parts of Michigan late Tuesday, February 5 into Wednesday, February 6, 2019, leaving nearly 50 000 Consumers Energy customers without power. The worst affected is Kent County with more than 25 000 outages, followed by Muskegon County with...

February 06, 2019

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Major disruption after snowstorm hits Czech Republic, 10 killed as series of avalanches hit Alps

Another round of severe winter weather wreaked havoc across parts of Europe over the past couple of days, claiming lives of at least 10 people. A powerful blizzard hit the Czech Republic over the weekend, causing major disruption and leaving approximately 30 000...

February 05, 2019

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Earth Catastrophe Cycle: Signs on the Sun - Surviving the nova

This is episode 15 of Ben Davidson's Earth Catastrophe Cycle - Signs on the Sun of a micronova or super flare to come. It is the first episode in a series to deal with surviving the catastrophe unleashed by our Sun going micronova. Ben also explains how we can...

February 05, 2019

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6 killed as powerful storm hits California, more heavy rain expected

A powerful Pacific storm hit southern California on February 2 and 3, 2019, bringing heavy rain and strong winds. During the peak of the storm, coastal and valley areas received up to 25 mm (1 inch) of rain per hour. Key highways were shut down as mud and water...

February 04, 2019

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Major flooding in Queensland: Townsville dam spillway gates fully open as extreme rainfall continues, Australia

A vigorous, slow-moving monsoon trough over northern Queensland, Australia is extending from Townsville to Gregory Springs into a deep, semi-stationary tropical low, located about 200 km (124 miles) north of Mount Isa. It will remain active this week, with further...

February 03, 2019

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Sonic boom shatters windows as meteor explodes over Cuba, numerous meteorites found

A relatively big meteor exploded over the town of Vinales in western Cuba at 18:17 UTC (13:17 local time) on Friday, February 1, 2019. The object produced a loud sonic boom and left a long trail of smoke. Numerous meteorites have already been found. Residents...

February 02, 2019

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Strong M6.6 earthquake hits Chiapas, Mexico

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.6 hit Chiapas, Mexico at 16:14 UTC (10:14 local time) on February 1, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth 67.9 km (42.1 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 70 km (43.5 miles). GEOFON reports it as M6.5 at a...

February 01, 2019

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All-time record low temperatures set as extremely cold air invades Midwest, U.S.

Extremely cold Arctic air is spreading from Canada into the U.S. Midwest and Northeast on January 30 and 31, 2019. Extremely cold temperatures and wind chills to -51 ° C (-60 ° F) have disrupted normal life for the second day in a row and claimed lives of at...

January 31, 2019

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12 killed and over 170 injured as severe floods hit Saudi Arabia

A severe storm dumped heavy rain and produced strong sandstorms across Saudi Arabia over the past couple of days, claiming lives of at least 12 people and injuring more than 170. The rains started in northern and western parts on Sunday, January 27, 2019 and...

January 30, 2019