Severe weather

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Typhoon "Lan" pre-landfall update by meteorologist Jonathan Oh

Typhoon "Lan" is still very large and very strong typhoon located 695 km (430 miles) SW of Tokyo as of 09:45 UTC, Sunday, October 22, 2017, but is weakening. Warnings and advisories are now in place for almost the entire country. The storm is expected to...

October 22, 2017

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Lan becomes a Super Typhoon, landfall expected just southwest of Tokyo

Typhoon "Lan" is now a Super Typhoon heading toward Japan. Landfall is expected just southwest of Tokyo late Sunday (UTC), October 22 or early Monday, October 23, as a Category 2 or 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Very...

October 21, 2017

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Widespread riverine flooding hits Trinidad and Tobago, heavy rain to last for days

Heavy rain that started Wednesday, October 18, 2017 caused major floods in parts of Trinidad and Tobago, leaving numerous submerged homes, roads and farms and thousands of marooned citizens. The threat for moderate to heavy showers, additional flooding and...

October 20, 2017

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Storm Brian undergoing explosive cyclogenesis before reaching Ireland and UK

An intense low-pressure system that is forecast to affect Ireland and southern Britain on Saturday, October 21 has been named as Storm Brian by Met Éireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service. Before it makes landfall, the system is undergoing...

October 20, 2017

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Models suggest significant windstorm is about to hit Ireland and UK

A new tropical depression may strengthen into a strong storm to hurricane force cyclone as it crosses the Atlantic and approaches Ireland and the United Kingdom over the next couple of days. "GFS and ECMWF model guidance is currently in good agreement on the...

October 19, 2017

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Heavy rain hits southern Spain, causing severe flash floods

Heavy rain hit parts of the southern Spain early Wednesday, October 18, 2017, causing major flash floods and power outages. While very damaging to some, the rain came as a blessing to others. After almost 50 days without a drop of rain, the first rainstorm of the...

October 19, 2017

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Atmospheric rivers eye Pacific Northwest and British Columbia, heavy rain expected

A frontal system will begin to approach the Pacific Northwest by Wednesday evening, October 18, 2017, with precipitation increasing throughout the day and into tonight. The same system will equally affect Canada's British Columbia. Heavy rain will continue...

October 18, 2017

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Six missing after severe storm hits Queensland, Australia

Severe weather warnings for the coastal trough which has delivered significant rainfall for Queensland over the past few days have now been canceled. However, flood warnings remain in place as some of the areas recorded between 300 and 500 mm (11.8 - 19.7 inches) of...

October 18, 2017

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STS Lan to intensify explosively into a Super Typhoon on its way toward Japan

Tropical Storm "Lan" formed October 15, 2017 east of the Philippines as the 21st named storm of the 2017 Pacific typhoon season, 25th if you add those named by PAGASA. Lan is currently a Severe Tropical Storm and is expected to intensify explosively into a...

October 17, 2017

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Record rainfall floods La Porte, Indiana, three people in critical condition

A line of severe storms swept through Indiana and Michigan Saturday into early Sunday, October 15, 2017, dumping record rain, flooding streets and pushing temperatures below normal for this time of the year. The greatest rainfall totals were in La Porte and St....

October 17, 2017

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Severe thunderstorm hits New York and Ontario, leaving 42 000 without power

A fast-moving severe thunderstorm swept through New York, US on Sunday, October 15, 2017, leaving more than 32 000 homes and businesses without power. In neighboring Canada, the storm caused a blackout for more than 10 000 customers. Shortly after 16:00 local time...

October 17, 2017

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Death toll mounts to 72 as another rainmaker nears flood-ravaged Vietnam

The death toll caused by worst floods to hit Vietnam in decades has reached 72, Vietnamese officials said Monday, October 16, 2017. 30 people are still unaccounted for, including 13 in Yen Bai and 10 in Hoa Binh. The announcement comes on the same day the country...

October 16, 2017

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Unprecedented power outages as deadly Ex-Hurricane "Ophelia" hits Ireland

Over 360 000 homes and businesses are currently without power in Ireland as Ex-Hurricane "Ophelia" tracks over the country with hurricane-force winds. The number of outages is only going to increase and could easily reach 500 000 within the next couple of...

October 16, 2017

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Destructive wildfires in Portugal and Spain claim at least 45 lives

At least 27 people have been killed, dozens more injured and an unconfirmed number is missing after devastating wildfires fueled by hot temperatures and strong winds produced by Hurricane "Ophelia" swept through central and northern parts of Portugal on...

October 16, 2017

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Met Eireann: Hurricane "Ophelia" will be the most severe weather event since 1961

Hurricane "Ophelia" will be the most severe weather event to hit Ireland since Hurricane "Debbie" hit in 1961, resulting in 15 deaths, Met Eireann, the Irish National Meteorological Service warns. Ophelia is expected to be near the southwest tip...

October 15, 2017

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Record-breaking Hurricane "Ophelia" to pass SE of Azores before hitting Ireland and UK

The center of record-breaking Category 3 Hurricane "Ophelia" is expected to pass to the southeast of the Azores around 00:00 UTC on October 15, 2017 and then head toward Ireland and the United Kingdom. Ophelia is expected to be a powerful extratropical...

October 14, 2017

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Heavy flooding leaves more than 500 000 people without drinking water, Costa Rica

Heavy flooding across Costa Rica has displaced thousands and disrupted critical water and sanitation services, leaving more than 500 000 people without drinking water across the country, according to International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies....

October 13, 2017