Severe storms

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Explosive cyclogenesis in central Atlantic Ocean, exceptional wind speeds within the jet stream

A hurricane-force low located in the central Atlantic Ocean is moving NE and causing exceptional wind speeds within the jet stream across the North Atlantic Ocean. The cyclone underwent incredibly rapid intensification and is expected to pass west of Iceland on...

February 20, 2019

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800 homes damaged or destroyed as hailstorm hits Mizoram's Lunglei, India

Mizoram authorities are reporting around 800 homes in the town of Lunglei (population 57 011) and nearby villages were either damaged or destroyed after a hailstorm swept over the area on Sunday night, February 17, 2019. The Disaster Management and Rehabilitation...

February 19, 2019

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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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Four killed as flash floods hit Crete, Greece

Flash flooding hit the Greek island of Crete on February 16 and 17, 2019, sweeping away one vehicle with four people inside. The island was hit hard by a cold front affecting parts of the country since last week with heavy rain and strong winds. According to the...

February 18, 2019

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Heavy rain hits parts of Zimbabwe, breaks 42-year-old record, 60 gold miners feared dead

Heavy rain hit parts of Zimbabwe on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 12 and 13, 2019, causing floods in which up to 60 illegal gold miners are feared to have lost their lives. The miners were trapped overnight Wednesday after a dam burst flooded two disused shafts in...

February 16, 2019

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Thunderstorms leave 12 people dead, hailstorms destroy crops in Uttar Pradesh, India

Series of severe weather events hit plains and hills of North India over the past couple of days, producing heavy rain, snow, hailstorms and thundershowers. Lightning strikes in Uttar Pradesh killed 12 people on February 13, including 4 school children. In addition,...

February 15, 2019

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Heavy rain results in flooding, above average crashes and high-water rescues around the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Heavy rain hit Nevada on February 14, 2019, resulting in widespread flooding across the Las Vegas Valley and above average freeway crashes. Weather station at McCarran International Airport, official climate site for Las Vegas, registered 28.1 mm (1.11 inches) of...

February 15, 2019

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Atmospheric river dumps heavy rain on California, mudslide destroys 2 homes in Sausalito

Atmospheric river dumped heavy rain and snow on parts of California on February 13 and 14, 2019, causing floods and landslides. Two homes was destroyed early February 14 and one woman hospitalized. Heavy rain will continue affecting parts of the state into this...

February 14, 2019

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Major winter storm produced snow and ice from NYC to Chicago, left more than 100 000 without power

A powerful winter storm swept across parts United States on February 12 and 13, 2019, producing snow and ice and causing major problems on the roads over almost all of the Midwest and Northeast. At least two people have been killed. The snow and ice combination...

February 13, 2019

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Strong storm affecting California, flash flooding, debris flows and widespread heavy snowfall expected

The weather system on the West coast will interact with a deep plume of tropical moisture from near Hawaii bringing heavy rain along the central and southern Californian coast, which may produce flash flooding, and possibly debris flows near recent wildfire burn...

February 13, 2019

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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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Hailstorm destroys 150 homes, injures 40 people in 60 seconds, India

A fast-moving hailstorm destroyed as many as 150 pucca homes and injured around 40 people in Alivardipur village near Hindon floodplains of Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India on February 7, 2019. The rain started around 13:50 local time, followed by 60-seconds-long...

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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Tornado hits Faridabad, intense hailstorm Delhi-NCR, India

Severe thunderstorms dropped heavy rain and hail on parts of Delhi NCR, India late February 7, 2019 (local time). It was a long-awaited rain after two weeks without a drop. However, as the storm pushed east a tornado formed and hit Faridabad, in the neighboring...

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