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Daily snow record broken in Toronto, widespread record-breaking cold expected, Canada

Environment Canada maintains Extreme Cold warnings for parts of northern Alberta and Nunavut, almost entire Saskatchewan, Manitoba and most of Ontario and Quebec on January 29, 2019. A multi-day episode of very cold wind chills continues affecting much of southern...

January 29, 2019

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NWS: One of the coldest Arctic air intrusions in recent memory, widespread record lows expected, U.S.

Back to back cold fronts will slice through the eastern two-thirds of the country to deliver one of the coldest arctic air intrusions in recent memory, especially from the Upper Midwest to the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service warns. From...

January 28, 2019

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Big tornado hits capital Havana, killing 3 people and injuring 170, Cuba

A large tornado hit Cuban capital Havana on Sunday, January 27, 2019, killing three people and injuring at least 170. The last time Havana was hit by such a strong and damaging tornado was 79 years ago, in December 1940. The tornado reportedly formed over the sea...

January 28, 2019

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Seven killed as powerful storm brings heavy rain and snow to Algeria and Tunisia

At least 5 people have been killed as a powerful Mediterranean storm hit northern Algeria on January 24 and 25, bringing heavy rain and snow, the country's civil protection agency reported Saturday, January 26, 2019. The same weather system affected neighboring...

January 27, 2019

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Hundreds missing after tailings dam collapse in Minas Gerais, Brazil

Hundreds of people are missing after a tailings dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais collapsed Friday afternoon, January 25, 2019 (local time). The owner of the dam said at least 413 people are missing. The event comes just 3 years after another tailings dam...

January 26, 2019

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2018 natural disasters statistics: volcanic activity resulted in more deaths than previous 18 years combined

Image credit: CRED There were 281 climate-related and geophysical events recorded in the EM-DAT (International Disaster Database) in 2018. These caused deaths of 10 733 people and affected 61 million people across the world. There were a number of major disasters...

January 25, 2019

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Floods and landslides death toll jumps to 59, 25 missing in South Sulawesi, Indonesia

Deadly floods and landslides triggered by several days of heavy rain left at least 59 people dead and 25 missing in the Indonesian province of South Sulawesi, BNPB's Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said January 25, 2019. At least 47 people were injured and 3 481 evacuated...

January 25, 2019

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Powerful storm forms in Mediterranean Sea, strong winds, huge waves, heavy rain, snow and ice expected

A big and powerful storm has formed in the Mediterranean Sea over the past 24 hours. Powerful winds, huge waves heavy snow, rain and ice are expected to impact most of southeastern Europe. "The first in a series of at least three upcoming cutoff lows over the...

January 24, 2019

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Massive tornado hits Turkey's Antalya, leaving 1 dead, 1 missing and 10 injured

A very large tornado hit the city of Antalya, Turkey's tourism capital, on January 24, 2019, leaving at least 1 person dead, 1 missing and 10 injured. Major damage was reported in Kumluca and Finike districts. Officials said a 13-year-old girl has been killed....

January 24, 2019

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Destructive eruption at Manam volcano, residents call urgent evacuation, VA to 16.7 km (55 000 feet) a.s.l., P.N.G.

A new high-impact eruption took place at Manam volcano, Papua New Guinea around 16:20 UTC on January 24, 2019. The volcano is continuously erupting for more than 24 hours and has destroyed telecommunication towers, water sources and other infrastructure. Local...

January 24, 2019

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Increased volcanic activity at Fuego, lava flows likely, Guatemala

The eruption at Guatemala's Fuego volcano has increased over the past couple of days and authorities are now warning that lava flows could be generated in the days ahead. The volcano is generating weak, moderate and strong explosions at a rate of about 15 to 25...

January 23, 2019

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Large storm to impact the Midwest into the East, deep freeze through the end of the month

A large storm system will slide from the Central U.S. into the East over the next couple of days, NWS warns. A zone of heavy snow is expected from the Mid Mississippi Valley into the Great Lakes, especially impacting parts of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan....

January 23, 2019

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High-impact eruption at Manam volcano, ash to 15.2 km (50 000 feet) a.s.l., Papua New Guinea

A powerful eruption started at Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano around 04:48 UTC on January 23, 2019. The Aviation Color Code is Red. The Darwin VAAC first reported the eruption at 04:49 UTC with ash estimated at a height of 12.2 km (40 000 feet) a.s.l. The...

January 23, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Desmond" drops extremely heavy rain on Mozambique, leaves 9 dead in Madagascar

Tropical Storm "Desmond" formed January 20, 2019 in the Mozambique Channel, bringing heavy rain to parts of Madagascar as it headed toward Mozambique. It made landfall in the province of Zambezia, near the border with the Sofala province. While there were...

January 22, 2019

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Extreme cold warnings cover almost all of Ontario and Quebec, Canada

A prolonged period of very cold wind chills is forcing authorities to keep extreme cold warnings active over almost entire Ontario and Quebec, Canada. Extreme cold warnings are issued when very cold temperatures or wind chill creates an elevated risk to health such...

January 21, 2019

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Extreme cold, another storm follow major Northeast winter storm

A powerful winter storm hit parts of the United States, from the Midwest to the Northeast over the weekend, dropping heavy snow and rain and creating dangerously icy conditions. Areas of heavy snow will linger across portions of New England and downwind of the Great...

January 21, 2019

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Strong explosive eruption at Bezymianny, ash to 10 km (32 800 feet) a.s.l., Aviation Color Code Red

A strong explosive eruption took place at Bezymianny volcano, Kamchatka, Russia at 16:10 UTC (04:06 local time) on January 20, 2019. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. The last major eruption of this volcano took place on December 20, 2017. The latest...

January 21, 2019