Severe weather

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Area along major river in Japan almost entirely submerged in flood following destructive Typhoon "Hagibis"

The area along the Abukuma River in northeastern Japan was almost totally submerged in floodwater as an aftermath of chaotic Typhoon "Hagibis," which made landfall in Shizuoka Prefecture on October 12, 2019. The storm dumped massive rains, in parts...

October 20, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Nestor" moving quickly toward Florida

Tropical Storm "Nestor" formed October 18, 2019, as the 14th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The system is moving quickly toward Florida. Landfall s expected over Florida Panhandle on Saturday morning (LT), October 19, 2019. There is a...

October 19, 2019

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At least 28 killed, 286 homes destroyed as severe flooding hits Upper East Region, Ghana

Eight days of unusually heavy rain caused severe floods in parts of northeastern Ghana, leaving at least 28 people dead. According to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), 286 homes were completely destroyed and 1 264 partially damaged. "The...

October 18, 2019

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Dangerous storm surge and tropical-storm-force winds expected along portions of Gulf Coast

Dangerous storm surge and tropical-storm-force winds expected along portions of the northern Gulf Coast later today, October 18 and tonight (CDT) as a dangerous weather system, currently designated Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen, heads toward northern Florida,...

October 18, 2019

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Powerful fall storm slams New England and the Maritimes, leaving nearly 600 000 customers without power

A powerful fall storm affecting the United States from Mid-Atlantic to New England and the Canadian Maritimes will continue to deliver strong winds, locally heavy rain, and numerous coastal hazards today. Power cuts have already affected nearly 600 000 customers,...

October 17, 2019

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Several injured as very destructive, possibly multivortex tornado hits Arles, France

Several people were injured after a destructive tornado hit the city of Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, southern France on October 15, 2019. Damage suggests this was a multiple vortex tornado. Heavy rain with winds up to 113 km/h (70 mph) started affecting the region...

October 17, 2019

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Potent nor'easter to bring heavy rain and strong winds across Mid-Atlantic and New England, USA

A rapidly intensifying storm developing across the Mid-Atlantic will move quickly into New England by Thursday, October 17, 2019. The storm will produce heavy rainfall and localized flooding across these areas. Additionally, strong winds may cause some tree damage...

October 16, 2019

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