Severe weather

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Tropical Storm "Harvey" moving over Windward Islands into the Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm "Harvey" formed 21:00 UTC, August 17, 2017 east of the Windward Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean as the 8th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Harvey is expected to move through the Windward Islands and into the eastern...

August 18, 2017

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Three tropical systems develop along the ITCZ in the northeast Atlantic

The National Hurricane Center is tracking three low pressure systems along the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone in the northeast Atlantic. Current models show that conditions are conducive for them to continually organize and strengthen over the next several days....

August 16, 2017

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Historic ocean receding in parts of Brazil and Uruguay

A historic ocean receding caused by strong northerly winds occurred in several coastal cities of Uruguay and Brazil on August 11 and 12, 2017. In Punta del Este, Uruguay, the ocean receded more than 10 meters (32.8 feet) in about 15 minutes on August 11, leaving...

August 14, 2017

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Critical flood situation in Assam, 2.3 million affected, death toll mounts to 104

The flood situation in India's state of Assam drastically worsened on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, 2017, after heavy monsoon rains engulfed the region on Friday. At least 5 people died on Saturday and another 15 on Sunday, bringing the death toll in...

August 13, 2017

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Massive flooding kills 47 in Nepal, affect 1 100 000 in India's Assam

Heavy monsoon rains since Friday, August 11, 2017 caused massive flooding and landslides in parts of Nepal, killing at least 36 and displacing thousands. Dozens are still missing. At the same time, the flood situation in India's state of Assam worsened...

August 12, 2017

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Destructive tornado hits China's Chifeng, 5 killed and over 50 injured

A destructive tornado hit northern China's Chifeng city, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Friday afternoon, August 11, 2017, killing 5 people and injuring over 50. The tornado destroyed at least 40 houses in three villages and affected 270 people. State media...

August 12, 2017

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5 killed, 36 injured, 500 000 homes without power after severe storm hits Poland

Five people have been killed and at least 36 injured as a result of falling trees after a series of severe thunderstorms hit Poland late Friday into Saturday, August 12, 2017. Two girls, aged 13 and 14, were crushed by falling trees while sleeping in a tent when a...

August 12, 2017

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Severe thunderstorm sweeps through northern Italy, leaving 48 injured

A severe thunderstorm swept through northern Italy on August 10, 2017, causing significant damage and injuring at least 48 people. Veneto Province authorities said winds reached 114 km/h (70.8 mph), making it one of the 5 worst storms in the last 30 years. The worst...

August 11, 2017

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Very large hail leaves a trail of destruction across parts of Kansas

Several severe thunderstorms rolled through Colorado and Kansas Thursday afternoon, August 10, 2017. The storms produced strong winds and very large hail, leaving a trail of damage. The worst affected were Kansas' WaKeeney and Trego counties. Hail as large as...

August 11, 2017

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Franklin, the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is about to hit Veracruz

At 21:00 UTC on August 9, 2017, Franklin became the first hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is expected to hit the Mexican state of Veracruz tonight (CDT) or early Thursday, August 10. Heavy rains brought by this storm will be capable of...

August 09, 2017

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"Blizzard of Oz" brings rare thundersnow storms to NSW and Victoria, Australia

A pair of so-called "thundersnow" storms swept through parts of New South Wales and Victoria on Sunday and early Monday, August 6 and 7, 2017. The storms were a part of a snowstorm dubbed "Blizzard of Oz" that lasted 5 days. Thunderstorm storms...

August 08, 2017

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Widespread flash flooding hits parts of Houston, Texas

Due to torrential rainfall overnight, parts of Houston, Texas, particularly its west side, are affected by widespread flash flooding. There are multiple flood warnings and watches in effect for some creeks and bayous in the city which will remain in effect through...

August 08, 2017

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Violent thunderstorm hits Italy after major heat wave, leaves 3 dead

Three people have lost their lives as violent storms hit northern Italy on Sunday, August 6, 2017, following a major heatwave across southern Europe which claimed at least 2 lives. Strong winds, very large hail and a huge number of lightning strikes were all part of...

August 08, 2017

tornado damage tulsa august 6 2017

Surprise EF-2 tornado rips through Tulsa, leaves significant damage and 26 injured

A surprise EF-2 tornado ripped through Tulsa, Oklahoma early Sunday, August 6, 2017, destroying buildings and injuring 26 people, two of them severely. The National Weather Service confirmed two EF-1 tornadoes in towns nearby. Tornadoes in August are uncommon, but...

August 07, 2017

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Tropical Storm "Franklin" about to hit Yucatan peninsula, Mexico

Tropical Storm "Franklin" formed 03:00 UTC on August 7, 2017 over the northwestern Caribbean as the sixth named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. Franklin is strengthening and moving toward the Yucatan peninsula where it is expected to make...

August 07, 2017

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Typhoon "Noru" leaves at least 2 dead and 9 missing, Japan

A slow-moving Typhoon "Noru" approached the Japanese mainland on Sunday, August 6, 2017, leaving on its way at least 2 people dead and forcing authorities to issue evacuation advisories for at least 210 000. By early August 6 (UTC), Noru has been a typhoon...

August 06, 2017

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Typhoon "Noru" strengthening south of Kyushu, landfall expected August 6

Noru, once a super typhoon, the first of the year, is slowly moving closer to the Japanese mainland and is expected to hit the southwestern coast Kyushu around 15:00 UTC on August 6, 2017. Noru is forecast to intensify to 167 km/h (103 mph) over the next 36 hours...

August 04, 2017