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Widespread damage as Storm "Eberhard" hits Germany

A strong winter storm named "Eberhard" by German weather authorities swept through Belgium, Netherlands and Germany on March 10, 2019, downing trees and causing traffic chaos. Gale-force winds were recorded across the country, chilly temperatures and...

March 11, 2019

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Rapidly intensifying storm expected across the Plains, U.S.

A significant storm system will take shape over the Rockies then rapidly intensify across the Plains late Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12 and 13, 2019, the National Weather Service meteorologists warn. Heavy snow, ice, and strong winds will lead to dangerous travel...

March 11, 2019

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7 killed, 4 242 displaced and 32 222 affected as Tropical Cyclone "Idai" forms in Mozambique Channel

Tropical Storm "Idai" formed in the Mozambique Channel on March 9, 2019 as the 10th named storm of the 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean cyclone season. The cyclone is expected to reach Category 4 hurricane equivalent and make landfall over Mozambique...

March 10, 2019

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At least 56 dead, 115 000 affected as severe floods hit Malawi

Heavy rains and floods have affected most parts of the Southern Region in Malawi, following the formation of a tropical disturbance over the Mozambique Channel earlier in the week. At least 13 districts have been impacted, with Nsanje and Phalombe hardest hit, UN...

March 09, 2019

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Crater Lake National Park's 7th biggest February snowfall since 1931, Oregon

Crater Lake National Park in southern Oregon experienced its 2nd snowiest February since 1949 and 7th snowiest since measurements began in 1931. The park received 391.1 cm (154 inches) in the month of February. Other than 1999, all of the other top 10 years occurred...

March 08, 2019

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Pre-monsoon cyclone season in North Indian Ocean, tropical cyclone watch begins

The probability of tropical cyclones in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea increases this month with approaching official start of the 2019 North Indian Ocean cyclone season in April. While the season has no official bounds, tropical cyclones in North Indian...

March 07, 2019

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Intense thunderstorm hits Southern California, 1 489 pulses of lightning in just 5 minutes

An unusually intense thunderstorm brought by yet another atmospheric river hit Southern California on Tuesday night, March 5, 2019, stretching from southern Kern County past the Channel Islands. Shortly after 20:00 PST, the National Weather Service recorded 1 489...

March 07, 2019

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630 000 people affected by natural disasters in February, up from 66 000 in January, China

Natural disasters affecting China during the month of February claimed the lives of 6 people and affected 630 000. In January, 66 000 people were affected and 7 killed. The data was provided by China's Ministry of Emergency Management in a document released...

March 07, 2019

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Record Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season

Tropical Cyclone "Haleh" became the sixth Intense Tropical Cyclone of the 2018/19 Southwest Indian Ocean tropical cyclone season at 12:00 UTC on March 4, tying for the most ever in a single season. The last season that had as much intense tropical cyclones...

March 06, 2019

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Heavy rain and snow hit Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran, leaving more than 50 people dead

Heavy rainfall and snowfall hit several areas of Afghanistan, Pakistan and eastern Iran over the last few days, causing flash floods and landslides in which more than 50 people lost their lives. As of 14:00 UTC on March 5, the death toll reached 50 people, dozens of...

March 05, 2019

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Alabama tornado rated EF-4, the first EF-4 to hit United States since April 29, 2017

The National Weather Service in Birmingham confirmed 4 tornadoes touched down in Central Alabama on March 3, 2019, including deadly EF-4 which struck Lee County leaving at least 23 people dead and several missing. The office performed preliminary surveys on March 4,...

March 05, 2019

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Sierra Nevada snowpack at record level, doubles in February, California

Four days of heavy snowfall came to an end on February 28, 2019, leaving statewide snowpack at 153% of normal. Snow depths and water content equaled California's all-time record level for February. While most of the state's reservoirs are at or above 100% of...

March 05, 2019

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Rio Colorado hit by frost at the height of summer, Argentina

An early frost hit Rio Colorado, Argentina last week at the height of the summer, seriously affecting agricultural production of the region. The unusual event was recorded on February 26, 2019, when a local weather station registered below freezing temperatures that...

March 04, 2019

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Destructive tornadoes rip through Talbotton and Cairo, Georgia

At least 15 structures were destroyed when a tornado hit Talbotton, Georgia on March 3, 2019, injuring at least 6 people. Another tornado hit Cairo, causing heavy damage just south of downtown. The tornadoes were a part of a series of destructive tornadoes across...

March 04, 2019

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Extreme damage, at least 23 fatalities after series of tornadoes hit Alabama and Georgia

A series of destructive tornadoes ripped through Alabama and Georgia on Sunday, March 3, 2019, killing at least 23 people in Alabama's Lee County. Unfortunately, the death toll is expected to rise. This is the deadliest Alabama tornado day since 2011 when more...

March 04, 2019

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Major storm to race coast-to-coast this weekend, followed by another cold blast, US

A major winter storm with an array of hazards will impact much of the country this weekend, the National Weather Service warns. The storm will cross California, the Great Basin and central Rocky Mountains today, March 2 delivering heavy rain to lower elevations and...

March 02, 2019

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Massive floods hit Israel and Jordan after more than a month's worth of rain in 24 hours

Heavy rain and strong winds hit Israel and Jordan over the past couple of days, causing severe flash floods and leading to multiple high-water rescues. Jerusalem recorded 136 mm (5.35 inches) of rain on February 28 which is 4.8 mm (0.18 inches) more than its average...

March 02, 2019