Severe weather

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Severe storm closes international border bridge in Laredo, US-Mexico

A severe thunderstorm brought damaging winds and heavy rain to US - Mexico border region late May 21, 2017, forcing authorities to close the Laredo - Nuevo Laredo bridge, one of the busiest commercial crossings between the two countries. The traffic is being...

May 22, 2017

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Tornado rips through Toluca, Mexico, damaging at least 25 homes

A damaging tornado ripped through northern parts of the city of Toluca, Mexico during the afternoon hours of Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Toluca Mayor, Fernando Zamora Morales, toured the area and reported at least 25 damaged houses. Morales added there were no...

May 20, 2017

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Good news from above: Unseasonably heavy rain hits Queensland, Australia

Unseasonably heavy rain is drenching Queensland, Australia this week, with some regions experiencing nearly four times their monthly average for the month of May in just one day. After a dry start to the year, this heavy and widespread rain is proving to be...

May 19, 2017

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Major thunderstorm hits Acadian Peninsula, Canada

A violent thunderstorm ripped through the Acadian Peninsula, northeastern corner of New Brunswick, Canada on Thursday night, May 18, 2017, leaving close to 7 000 people without power. Earlier in the day, severe thunderstorms swept through Ontario, leaving more than...

May 19, 2017

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Strong late-spring snowstorm hits the Rockies

An unusually strong late-spring snowstorm, named Valerie by The Weather Channel, dumped heavy snow on the Rockies, closing roads, damaging trees and causing power outages on Wednesday and Thursday, May 18, 2017. Valerie dumped more than 3 feet (91.4 cm) of snow and...

May 19, 2017

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Major severe weather outbreak across parts of the southern and central Plains

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms is expected across parts of the southern and central Plains Thursday afternoon (local time, May 18, 2017) and Thursday evening through the overnight hours. An outbreak of severe thunderstorms with tornadoes, very large hail and...

May 18, 2017

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Extreme rainfall hits Jamaica, major flooding and landslides

A trough across the central Caribbean is dumping extremely heavy rain on parts of Jamaica since Saturday evening, May 13, 2017, causing major flooding and landslides. Flooding affected 10 of country's 14 parishes, with Clarendon the worst hit. The Health...

May 17, 2017

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Large gustnado near Exeter, Nebraska

A large gustnado or landspout was spotted and recorded near Exeter, Nebraska on May 16, 2017. The event was followed by rain and pea-sized hail soon after. Although there were no damage or injuries reported, the sight evoked horrible memories to Jerry and Theresa...

May 17, 2017

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Deadly tornadoes hit Elk City, OK and Chetek, Wisconsin

At least two people were killed in the central United States on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, as powerful thunderstorms rolled through the region. SPC's preliminary reports mention at least 27 tornado reports and 150 hail/large hail reports from Texas to Wisconsin by...

May 17, 2017

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Okinawa residents capture rare waterspout on camera

During the afternoon hours of May 15, 2017, residents of Okinawa, Japan were surprised to see a funnel cloud looming just off the coast. The waterspout never touched ground and there are no reports of damage or injuries. The phenomenon was associated with a...

May 17, 2017

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Thousands rescued as severe floods hit southeast China

At least 4 people have been killed and thousands evacuated after heavy rain caused severe floods in southeast China over the past couple of days. Last week, record-breaking rain caused major flooding in parts of Guangdong Province, affecting nearly 9 000 people....

May 16, 2017

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Heavy rain, large hail and tornadoes target central US

NWS SPC warns that severe thunderstorms are expected Tuesday, May 16, into Tuesday night from portions of the southern Great Plains to the upper Mississippi Valley, with the greatest severe weather risk from southwest Kansas into western Oklahoma and the eastern...

May 16, 2017

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Huge plume of Saharan dust over the Atlantic Ocean

This week's strong winds lofted a huge dust plume from western Africa and carried it toward the northeast into Europe and west toward Cabo Verde Islands. The event is ongoing, reaching far into eastern Europe and over the Atlantic Ocean. While very high load of...

May 13, 2017

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Intensifying cosmic rays, grand solar minimum and Earth's climate

Data provided by the students of Earth to Sky Calculus and Dr. Tony Phillips of SpaceWeather.com show cosmic ray levels are intensifying, as the Solar Minimum approaches, with an approximately 13% increase since March 2015. This article provides a brief overview of...

May 13, 2017

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Tornado hits Baton Rouge, huge hail pelts Oklahoma and Arkansas

The National Weather Service confirmed that an EF-1 tornado touched down near Baton Rouge, Louisiana early Friday morning, May 12, 2017. The tornado ripped through Sherwood Forest area around 09:00 CDT, causing significant damage. The twister tossed a vehicle...

May 12, 2017

major saharan dust event affecting italy and the balkans

Major Saharan dust event affecting Italy and the Balkans

A significant amount of Saharan dust is being transported from northern Africa into Italy, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Hungary and Serbia today. The event is expected to last for several days and reach far into eastern Europe. This is already...

May 12, 2017

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Tropical Cyclone "Ella" dumping heavy rain on Wallis and Futuna

Off-season Tropical Cyclone "Ella" is currently dumping heavy rain on Wallis and Futuna but its track has changed it does no looker look like it's gonna impact any land before it dissipates. Although the cyclone is no longer expected to intensify,...

May 12, 2017