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hailstorms

Severe hailstorm hits Zaka district, Zimbabwe

At least 10 schools were extremely damaged after a hailstorm pummelled parts of the Zaka district in Masvingo province, Zimbabwe. The hailstorm took place last week, said Zaka District schools inspector James Chidzurira. In an interview last Friday, October 11,...

October 15, 2019

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Sinkholes and steep cliffs forming up on New Jersey beaches after Subtropical Storm "Melissa"

Massive sinkholes are opening up on New Jersey beaches days after coastal flooding caused by slow-moving nor'easter, later subtropical and then tropical storm Melissa. Town officials in Sea Bright are warning people to stay away. If you get too close, the sand...

October 15, 2019

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New tropical cyclone to pass near the eastern Cabo Verde Islands today

Poorly organized newly formed Tropical Depression Fifteen is expected to pass near the eastern Cabo Verde Islands on October 15, 2019. The storm formed 21:00 UTC on October 14. It is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm later today and be named Nestor. At...

October 15, 2019

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State of emergency after unprecedented October snowstorm leaves 250 000 without power in Manitoba, Canada

At least 250 000 were left without power after an unprecedented snowstorm hit Manitoba, Canada. Heavy and wet snow began falling on Thursday, October 10 and continued into Friday, October 11. The capital, Winnipeg, was prompted to declare a state of emergency...

October 14, 2019

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Record weather conditions across USA in the first half of October

A strong early-season snowstorm pounded several parts of the United States in the first half of October. The unusual weather set records, with snowstorm blanketing the Northern Rockies and Northern Plains. Meanwhile, blizzard conditions have hit Dakota, while Denver...

October 14, 2019

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Widespread floods after extreme rainfall brought by Typhoon "Hagibis" - dozens dead or missing, Japan

Typhoon "Hagibis" made landfall near Izu Peninsula in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture, just southwest of Tokyo, shortly before 10:00 UTC (19:00 LT) on October 12, 2019, bringing extremely heavy rain and wind of 144 km/h (90 mph), Category 2 hurricane...

October 13, 2019

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Nor'easter becomes Subtropical Storm "Melissa" SE of New England, USA

Slow-moving nor'easter centered southeast of New England has become a Subtropical Storm "Melissa" at 15:00 UTC on October 11, 2019. This is now the 13th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. "Change in storm status does not change...

October 11, 2019

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Extremely dangerous Typhoon "Hagibis" nears Tokyo, potentially the strongest to hit the city since 1958, Japan

Extremely dangerous Typhoon "Hagibis" is approaching Japan. Landfall is expected near Tokyo on October 12 with maximum sustained winds of 160 km/h (98 mph), equivalent to Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Authorities are...

October 11, 2019

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Slow-moving nor'easter affecting parts of the Northeast, anomalously cold air mass drops into the Central USA

Heavy rain and gusty winds produced by a potent, slow-moving ocean storm / nor'easter are expected to linger over southeastern New England into Saturday, October 12, 2019. Meanwhile, an early-season major winter storm continues across the Northern Plains as an...

October 11, 2019

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First example of 'double Gigantic Jet' captured over Puerto Rico

A 'double Gigantic Jet' was captured over Puerto Rico on October 2, 2019, in what could quite possibly be the first record of this phenomenon. "In the past, I've captured Gigantic Jet events that split into two, but this is the first time I've...

October 11, 2019

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Damaging gustnado rips through a gas station in Thailand's Samutprakan

A large and damaging gustnado touched down in Samutprakan province, Thailand, on October 5, 2019. The event was captured on a video, with terrified people running away as the winds swirl through a gas station. Cars were left damage and debris were swept away by the...

October 10, 2019

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Flash floods hit North Darfur, damaging at least 367 homes, Sudan

Heavy rains and flash floods hit Um Kedada in North Darfur on October 4 to 6,2019, leaving at least 367 homes damaged and many livestock perished. No human casualties were reported but many families have been left homeless. According to the town's preliminary...

October 10, 2019

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Record snowfall wreaks havoc in Spokane, more than 36 000 customers without power, USA

At least 8 cm (3 inches) of snow was registered in Spokane, Washington on October 8, 2019, breaking the record set in 1981. The record snowfall blocked streets and knocked down towers, causing power interruptions to more than 36 000 residents. Classes were also...

October 10, 2019

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Early frost and snow hinder harvest in Canada

Early snow and frost stalled harvest in Canada, reports said on October 9, 2019. From 10 to 100 cm (4 - 39 inches) of snow affected parts of the country, particularly several regions of Alberta. In the south, about 60% of the canola crop had been harvested, but less...

October 10, 2019

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Significant, and potentially historic, October winter storm producing widespread hazards across the West and Plains, USA

A significant, and potentially historic, October winter storm is still on track to impact the northern Rockies and portions of the central and northern Plains tonight through Saturday, October 12, with as much as 30 - 60 cm (1 to 2 feet) of snow and isolated heavier...

October 10, 2019

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Winds raise fire risk in California, prompting a public safety power shutoff that could affect 800 000

Winds from the same storm set bringing another round of cold air and heavy snow to the interior Northwest increase wildfire ignition threats and spread over California. As a safety precaution, electricity will be turned off for some parts of California on October 9,...

October 09, 2019

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Powerful storm to produce multiple hazards in the West and Plains, heavy snow, record low temperatures and blizzard conditions, USA

A powerful storm system is set to spin up the Northern Rockies and High Plains the following days, possibly bringing record low temperatures across the western U.S. through October 10 and 11, 2019. Heavy snow is expected from the North-Central Rockies into the...

October 09, 2019