Severe storms

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Major winter storm to strike California with excessive rain and heavy mountain snow

A major winter storm is forecast to strike California, U.S. with excessive rain and heavy mountain snow later today, January 26 through Thursday, January 28, 2021. While this will be beneficial rain and snow given the ongoing drought conditions, in some instances it...

January 26, 2021

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Deadly flooding and landslides hit Santa Catarina after half a month's worth of rain falls in 6 hours, Brazil

Flooding and landslides killed at least two people in Santa Catarina, Brazil, after 104 mm (4 inches) of rain fell in a six-hour period on Sunday, January 25, 2021. This is equivalent to half a month's worth of January rain. Heavy rainfall has been lashing...

January 26, 2021

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Rare snow blankets Southern California, potent winter storms to bring more this week

Southern California residents woke up to a surprising sight on Saturday, January 23, 2021, as rare snow dusted parts of the region, including Malibu, where significant snow has not fallen for years. Meanwhile, a pair of potent winter storms are forecast to unleash...

January 26, 2021

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Rare thundersnow impacts wide swaths of UK

Heavy snow has fallen in wide swaths of the UK as a rare thunderstorm hit the country on Sunday, January 24, 2021, blanketing roads along with loud bangs and wintry showers. Residents woke up to a blanket of snow and loud thunderstorms that struck Wales, London, and...

January 25, 2021

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Storm Hortense hits Mallorca with wind gusts up to 170 km/h (105 mph), Spain

Storm Hortense left a trail of destruction after it made landfall in Mallorca, Spain on January 23, 2021. Significant damage was reported across the island and at least 2 people were injured. Aemet reported a gust of 130 km/h (81 mph) at Son Sant Airport, which...

January 25, 2021

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Thousands evacuated as Storm Christoph hits UK with disruptive snow and historic flooding

Around 2 300 homes have been evacuated overnight Thursday, January 21, 2021, amid widespread flooding and dangerous snow across parts of the United Kingdom brought by Storm Christoph. The storm prompted more than 200 flood warnings, with five of them severe, and has...

January 21, 2021

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Storm Christoph to bring widespread flooding to parts of UK and Ireland, major incident declared

Storm Christoph is forecast to bring widespread flooding and multiple hazards to parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland this week. A major incident has been declared in South Yorkshire as the combination of heavy rain and snowmelt led to a "volatile...

January 19, 2021

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Large and powerful low pressure system in the Central U.S.

A large and powerful low pressure system will develop and intensify across the Central U.S. on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The two main hazards will be heavy snow and high winds. Winter storm and blizzard warnings are in effect for portions of the Upper Midwest and...

January 14, 2021

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Deadly windstorm rolls through Pacific Northwest, more than 600 000 customers without power

A powerful windstorm hit the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, leaving at least two people dead and more than half a million people without electricity. The storm left a trail of damage, caused a landslide that shut down a highway, and produced a...

January 14, 2021

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Severe floods and landslides damage more than 10 000 homes in West Java, death toll rises to 21 with 19 missing, Indonesia

Severe weather in West Java, Indonesia, has triggered severe flooding that damaged more than 10 000 homes, according to the disaster management agency BNPB. Rescue efforts continue as of January 13, 2021, to retrieve missing people after landslides hit Sumedang...

January 13, 2021

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Category 5 atmospheric river brings flooding rain and strong winds to Oregon and Washington, U.S.

An exceptional atmospheric river rated Category 5 (AR 5) is soaking the Pacific Northwest, bringing flooding rain and strong winds in parts of coastal Oregon and Washington, where up to 8 600 customers were left without power on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Threats of...

January 13, 2021

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Severe storms bring disruption and much-needed rain to drought-stricken Morocco

The start of 2021 in Morocco was marked by heavy rainfall that caused disruptions and significant infrastructural damage, particularly to Casablanca. The deluge also brought much-needed water to the country's dams and reservoirs, after two years of drought. On...

January 12, 2021

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Iberian Peninsula sets new all-time record low, Storm Filomena to drop historic snow over capital Madrid

Spain registered its coldest temperature on record on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, with the mercury in Catalan Pyrenees station dropping to -34.1 °C (-29.4 °F), breaking the previous record set on February 2, 1956. Historic snow is also expected in the...

January 07, 2021

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Chennai records heaviest 24-hour January rain since 1915, India

An average of 123 mm (5 inches) of rain fell in Chennai, India, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, becoming the city's highest rainfall in a single day for the month of January since 1915. The heavy downpour resulted in inundation in many parts of the area. While the...

January 06, 2021

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Powerful winter storms bring severe winds and snow to Alaska, Pacific Northwest and Canada

A powerful winter storm is set to blast Southeast Alaska with hurricane-force winds on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. New storms are expected to form in the days ahead, bringing severe winds, snow, and major waves to the region. An ongoing La Niña is resulting...

January 06, 2021

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At least 4 dead, 6 missing as intense hailstorm and flash floods hit Sucre, Bolivia

Intense rains and hail led to flash floods in Sucre, Bolivia, on Monday, January 4, 2021, leaving at least four fatalities and six others missing. The severe weather caused considerable damage to properties, buildings, and vehicles, while several stalls were swept...

January 05, 2021

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Deadly flash floods affect more than 15 000 families in Central Philippines

Torrential rains triggered flash floods in Central Philippines, leaving more than 15 000 families affected, at least three fatalities, and more than 400 homes damaged or destroyed, officials reported Sunday, January 3, 2021. Flooding incidents have been affecting...

January 04, 2021