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Atmospheric river hits British Columbia, causing major floods and landslides, Canada

Another round of heavy rain caused by atmospheric river caused major flooding and landslides in southern British Columbia, Canada, and parts of Washington and Oregon in the United States on November 14 and 15, 2021. Some parts of the region received nearly 255 mm...

November 16, 2021

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Severe damage after cricket ball-sized hail hits Lydenburg, South Africa

A severe hailstorm classified by the South African Weather Service (SAWS) as a superstorm, hit the town of Lydenburg in Thaba Chweu Local Municipality, Mpumalanga highveld during the afternoon hours of Sunday, November 14, 2021. Some of the hailstones were larger...

November 16, 2021

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Rare tornadoes hit Rhode Island and Connecticut, the first in November since at least 1950

The National Weather Service (NWS) storm surveys have confirmed several tornadoes touched down on Saturday, November 13, 2021, across Connecticut and Rhode Island. While all of them were EF-0 or EF-1, these were the first November tornadoes to strike the area since...

November 15, 2021

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Medistorm "Helios" makes landfall near Albenga, Italy

Medistorm "Helios" -- also known as Windstorm Blas -- has made landfall near Albenga, Italy just before 12:00 UTC on November 15, 2021, and dissipated, the Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC) said in their advisory issued at 12:00 UTC on November 15. Over...

November 15, 2021

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Violent storms hit Egypt, triggering deadly scorpion infestation

Violent storms hit Egypt's southern city of Aswan over the past weekend, causing floods and triggering scorpion infestation that left three people dead and more than 500 others hospitalized due to scorpion stings. The storm brought heavy rain, hail, and dust...

November 15, 2021

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Alberta clipper to deliver another round of snow, rain and gusty winds across the northern Plains, U.S.

Snow and blustery conditions are forecast to continue in the Upper Midwest on Friday, November 12, 2021, as a strong low slowly retreats northward. On Saturday and into early Sunday, November 13 into 14, another storm system, known as Alberta clipper, will deliver...

November 12, 2021

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Medistorm "Helios" (Blas) forms over the island of Mallorca, Spain

An area of low pressure located over the western Mediterranean Sea has acquired subtropical characteristics over the past couple of days and now meets the designation criteria for a medicine, the Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC) reports. The storm has been named...

November 11, 2021

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58 000 agricultural facilities in NE China's Liaoning affected by record snowstorms

Record snowstorms have affected 58 000 agricultural facilities in northeast China's Liaoning Province over the past few days. Local authorities said they are rushing to ensure power and food supply while repairing damages in a region heavily affected by rolling...

November 11, 2021

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Large weather system affecting Australia, producing massive line of thunderstorms

A large weather system affecting much of Australia is producing heavy rain and a massive line of thunderstorms from Top End, Northern Territory to southeast Queensland -- over 2 500 km (1 550 miles) on November 11, 2021. Parts of the region have already received one...

November 11, 2021

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Phenomenal rainfall totals hit parts of Australia, residents urged to brace for more rain and potential flooding

Exceptional rainfall totals have been recorded in Queensland and Northern Territory, Australia overnight Wednesday, November 10, 2021, as a potent storm moved over the region. Residents are being urged to prepare for potential flooding across parts of Queensland,...

November 10, 2021

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Powerful storm hits British Columbia, leaving around 30 000 homes without power, Canada

A powerful storm rapidly intensified over British Columbia on November 9, 2021, bringing heavy rain, powerful wind gusts, and heavy snow to mountain passes. This is the third potent low to hit the region in less than three weeks. The province is currently stuck in a...

November 09, 2021

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The worst dust storm in Uzbekistan’s recorded history

A severe dust storm that started in southern Kazakhstan hit parts of Uzbekistan on the evening of November 4, 2021, growing under favorable weather conditions into the worst since the country started keeping meteorological records in 1871. The worst affected were...

November 09, 2021

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Extremely rare November tornado hits Vancouver, Canada

An extremely rare November tornado hit the city of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada at 17:10 PDT on November 6, 2021 (01:10 UTC, November 7). The event started as a waterspout over the Strait of Georgia which then came ashore and caused minor damage at the...

November 09, 2021

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9 dead, 2 missing after floods hit Sri Lanka and southern India

At least 9 people have died and 2 others remain missing after heavy rains affecting Sri Lanka and parts of southern India since the start of the month. According to the AFP, nearly half of Sri Lanka's 25 districts have been hit by floods over the past couple of...

November 08, 2021

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Major early-season snowstorm hits northern China

A significant coldwave is affecting China, bringing the first major snowstorm of the season to much of the country's northern regions, including the capital Beijing. The conditions prompted China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) to issue the...

November 07, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Bosnia and Herzegovina

Heavy rains affecting Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday and Friday, November 4 and 5, 2021, caused severe flash flooding in parts of the country, causing power outages and forcing evacuations. Hundreds of homes in the Sarajevo suburbs, along the rivers Bosnia,...

November 06, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Indonesia, leaving at least 8 people dead and 3 missing

Severe flash floods hit the Indonesian island of Java on November 4, 2021, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and leaving three others missing. The worst affected were Malang and the city of Batu where floods and mudslides inundated homes and destroyed bridges....

November 05, 2021