Severe weather - page 2

st elmos fire feb 15 2020

Rare weather phenomenon 'St. Elmo's Fire' captured by hurricane hunting plane over the North Atlantic

Crew aboard an aircraft used for hunting hurricanes captured a rare, spectacular weather phenomenon called St. Elmo's Fire while flying over the North Atlantic on February 15, 2020. The phenomenon was captured by the NOAA42 Kermit crew as they flew across the...

February 22, 2020

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Incessant heavy rains submerge several provinces in northern Argentina

Heavy downpour continues to batter Argentina, affecting several northern provinces, including Chaco, La Rioja, Salta, and Tucuman. More than a hundred families have been evacuated due to widespread flooding on February 20, 2020. In Chacho, the provincial government...

February 22, 2020

Haukeliseter feb 19 2020

Severe winter storm hits Norway with heavy snow, resulting in at least 2 fatalities

A severe winter storm hit Norway this week, dumping heavy snow and causing travel and power disruptions across parts of the country. Dozens of people were left stranded on closed roads and at least 2 people lost their lives after an avalanche hit off the...

February 21, 2020

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Heavy rains turn roads into raging rivers, trigger deadly landslides - West Java, Indonesia

Continuous heavy downpour in Indonesia's West Java province turned roads into raging rivers and caused landslides in which at least 4 people lost their lives, authorities confirmed on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Flash floods have also affected more than 115 050...

February 21, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms strike NSW, disrupting power to 80 000 homes, Australia

Severe thunderstorms battered the Australian state of New South Wales on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, disrupting power to about 80 000 homes. Lightning hit a whopping 800 000 times across the entire state, while 74 000 strikes hit Sydney, resulting in one death....

February 20, 2020

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Massive 200-vehicle pileup in Quebec after sudden whiteout conditions, Canada

Two people died and nearly 70 were left injured in a massive 200-vehicle pileup in Quebec's Montreal city in Canada on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. According to authorities, sudden whiteout conditions due to blizzard likely caused the incident. The pileup...

February 20, 2020

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Cold dome of Arctic high pressure pushing down across the Rockies and Plains, keeping temperatures well below average

A cold dome of Arctic high pressure pushing down across the Rockies and Plains will spread east-southeastward over the Lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley and the Southeast, NWS forecaster Ziegenfelder noted at 07:51 UTC on Thursday, February 20, 2020. Cold...

February 20, 2020

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Heaviest snowfall of the season hits Seoul, causing flight cancellations and traffic disruption, South Korea

Seoul received its largest daily snowfall this winter season on Monday, February 17, 2020, when up to 4.1 cm (1.6 inches) of snow fell in the South Korean capital, according to the Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA). The record came after the country felt its...

February 20, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, hail and tornado hit Cordoba, Argentina

Intense thunderstorms accompanied by hail and at least one tornado struck the province of Cordoba, Argentina on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The severe weather caused severe floods, damaged roofs and knocked down trees and power lines, but no injuries were reported....

February 19, 2020

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Intense bomb cyclone over North Atlantic, set to hit western Europe following Dennis

Another extratropical storm is seen rapidly forming over the North Atlantic on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The system is undergoing a bombogenesis phase and is expected to keep intensifying until it approaches Iceland on Wednesday evening, February 19. Thew new...

February 19, 2020

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Widespread damage after floods hit Binga district, northern Zimbabwe

Severe flooding which hit Binga district in Matabeleland North Province, northern Zimbabwe, on February 11, 2020, has damaged at least 181 homes and totally destroyed 37, according to national newspaper New Zimbabwe report on Monday, February 17, 2020. The figures...

February 19, 2020

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Mississippi under state of emergency after historic flooding, above-normal rain triggers inundation and landslides in Tennessee

Incessant heavy rains continued to drench portions of the southern U.S., causing several rivers and dams to overflow. Unprecedented flooding in Mississippi put the state under a state of emergency on February 15, 2020, as Pearl River reached its third-highest level...

February 18, 2020

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Brutal cold, ice storms and snow worsen conditions for displaced in northern Syria, children freezing to death

Piercing cold, ice storms, and heavy snow have worsened the living conditions of over 80 000 Syrians sleeping in the open air after fleeing a government offensive in the country's northern province of Idlib. Save the Children organization confirmed on Tuesday,...

February 18, 2020

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Storm Dennis enters history books as the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone, causes major flooding in the United Kingdom

Storm Dennis hit several western European countries over the weekend with very heavy rain and hurricane-force winds. Minimum central air pressure of 920 hPa was recorded on Saturday, February 15, making it the second-strongest North Atlantic extratropical cyclone...

February 17, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Francisco" makes landfall south of Toamasina, Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone "Francisco" re-formed in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, on February 13, 2020, after weakening below tropical cyclone status on February 6. Francisco made landfall at 18:00 UTC on February 14 over the southeast coast of the...

February 15, 2020

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Freezing temperatures hit Saudi Arabia in worst cold wave since 2016

Temperatures in Saudi Arabia dropped below freezing level this week as the worst cold wave since 2016 persists in parts of the country. The capital city of Riyadh recorded frigid temperatures, leaving the streets almost empty on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11...

February 14, 2020

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At least 50 homes destroyed, 21 dead as series of avalanches strike Afghanistan, death toll expected to rise

A series of avalanches killed at least 21 people in Afghanistan's Daykundi province, authorities confirmed on Friday, February 14, 2020. The death toll is feared to climb as severe weather conditions hamper rescue efforts. Ahmad Tameem Azimi, a spokesman of the...

February 14, 2020