Ice & snow

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Rare snow blankets Las Vegas, black ice forces road closures, Nevada

After heavy rain and widespread flooding across the Las Vegas Valley on February 14, the region was hit by a snow-dumping winter storm on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Authorities are reporting black ice on the roads early Monday morning, closing some of them and...

February 18, 2019

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Heaviest January snowfall in 48 years helps drought-stricken Pakistan

Pakistan's mountainous areas received heavy snowfall in January 2019, helping the country whose fresh water is running out at an alarming rate. The country's northern hilly areas received up to 1.8 and 2.1 m (6 and 7 feet) in January and the first week of...

February 11, 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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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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Rapid freezing of Great Lakes

A rapid increase of ice coverage was observed on the Great Lakes following well below normal coverage during the first half of January and extremely cold Arctic Air that brought widespread record-breaking temperatures at the end of the month. After a few days of...

February 05, 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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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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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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Heavy rain and snow claim 4 lives, tens of thousands of refugees exposed to extreme weather conditions, Lebanon

Several rounds of severe weather swept over Lebanon over the past 7 days, claiming lives of at least 4 people. At least 35 000 Syrian refugees are exposed to floods, snow and freezing temperatures and are sending out calls for help. Heavy rain, strong winds and...

January 18, 2019

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At least 26 killed in weather-related incidents across Europe, new Arctic outbreak sets in

At least 26 people have been killed in weather-related incidents across Europe over the past 10 days as freezing Arctic air and snowstorms swept over the continent. This is not the end, however, as another Arctic outbreak aims east-central Europe early next week....

January 13, 2019

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Arctic outbreak descends on SE Europe, lots of snow and strong Bura winds expected

Frigid Arctic air is descending down from Scandinavia to southeastern Europe this week. Large amounts of snow are expected as well as strong Bura winds along the Adriatic Sea. Meanwhile, a persistent stau-effect snowfall is expected across the northern Alps, with...

January 02, 2019

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Winter Storm "Eboni" claims 6 lives, causes widespread flooding, rare New Mexico blizzard

Powerful Winter Storm "Eboni" marched through the United States this week, dropping heavy snow, causing slick roads and leaving 4 people dead. On its warm side, the storm brought flooding rains to the South, triggering flash flood emergencies and high...

December 30, 2018

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NSIDC: Arctic freeze-up well underway, November snow cover over North America most extensive since 1966

The Arctic freeze-up season is well underway, with ice extent increasing faster than average for most regions in November. Exceptions were in the Chukchi and Barents Seas, where the ice has been slow to form. Meanwhile, November snow cover over North America was the...

December 08, 2018

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Extreme cold, Akureyri receives 105 cm (3.4 ft) of snow in 24 hours, Iceland

Extremely cold temperatures took over parts of Iceland and brought with itself huge amounts of snow. Snowfall was registered in many parts of the country, including capital Reykjavik, today, slowing down traffic and forcing authorities to send out snow plows to...

December 04, 2018

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Significant snowfall, reductions in visibility and gusty winds expected as winter storm moves across Central Plains into the Great Lakes, US

A winter storm will move across the Central Plains into the Great Lakes through the weekend bringing significant snowfall and gusty winds, leading to significant reductions to visibility, NWS warns. Meanwhile, Pacific storm systems continue to produce heavy snow in...

November 23, 2018

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Cold air invading southern United States, 'killing frost' expected

Accumulating snow will continue to impact the Central Plains, from Kansas and Nebraska toward the Midwest today into tonight with several inches expected, NWS said today. Anomalously cold air, way below average for this time of year, will advance south into New...

November 08, 2018