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Powerful new winter storm to slam Pacific Northwest, move toward Plains and Midwest, U.S.

A powerful winter storm with areas of heavy snow and ice will cross the Pacific Northwest tonight, January 15 into 16, 2020 and drive east across the Plains and Midwest by the end of the week, NWS warns. "A very strong area of low pressure currently focused...

January 15, 2020

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Snow blankets UAE's highest peak Jebel Jais amid week of severe weather

Snow almost entirely covered Jebel Jais, the highest peak in the United Arab Emirates, on January 15, 2020, as temperatures hit -1 °C (30.2 °F) during the country's week-long stretch of severe weather, including heavy downpour, hailstorms, and...

January 15, 2020

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Oktibbeha residents urged to evacuate due to 'imminent' dam failure, Mississippi

Mississippi officials urged residents living near the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam to evacuate on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, after heavy rains put a dam at 'imminent' threat of failing and prompted a flash-flood emergency. "After inspection, the County...

January 15, 2020

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Major floods hit Iran after a year's worth of rain in 3 days, at least 3 dead and over 20 000 homeless

Days of torrential rain in Iran have led to major floods, resulting in at least three fatalities, official media confirmed on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. Thousands of establishments were damaged, hundreds of villages were cut off, and more than 20 000 residents left...

January 15, 2020

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Storm Brendan - Powerful windstorm hits Ireland and UK, leaving more than 100 000 customers without power

A huge and powerful extra-tropical cyclone - named Brendan - hit parts of the UK and Ireland on Monday, January 13, 2020, leading to school closures and power outages to more than 100 000 homes and businesses. Met Eireann has issued an orange warning for entire...

January 14, 2020

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Mongolia preparing for extreme winter, catastrophic for the agricultural sector

This year's winter weather in Mongolia may put more than 50% of the country at risk, according to the National Agency for Meteorology and Environmental Monitoring (NAMEM). In line with this, the Mongolian Red Cross Society (MRCS) has activated its Early Action...

January 14, 2020

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Extreme winter weather wreaks havoc across Pakistan, death toll jumps to 75

Severe winter weather affecting Pakistan over the past couple of days has claimed at least 75 lives and injured around 64 people, as of Tuesday, January 14, 2020, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) reports. The death toll is expected to increase as...

January 14, 2020

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Ontario hit by heavy snow, freezing rain, and record-breaking downpours, Canada

Snow, freezing rain, and record heavy downpours lashed Ontario, Canada over the weekend, January 10 into 12, 2020. Capital Ottawa received 43.1 mm (1.7 inches) of rain on Saturday, making it the city's wettest January 11 since records started in 1873. London saw...

January 14, 2020

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Extreme cold and heavy snow hit Afghanistan, killing at least 17 people

At least 17 people died as severe cold snap swept through Afghanistan on Saturday, January 11, 2020, bringing the total number of people killed by extremely cold weather this year to 24. The death toll may further increase as the Natural Disaster Management...

January 13, 2020

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Rare snow blankets Sinai peninsula, Egypt

Snow fell on a mountainous area in Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Friday, January 10, 2020, in one of the area's rare winter snowfalls. A cold front passed through Egypt last week, with temperatures in the Sinai mountains plummeting to freezing, while...

January 13, 2020

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UAE smashes 24-year-old rainfall record, widespread flooding and destruction reported

Non-stop heavy rain, which led to widespread flooding and destruction in the United Arab Emirates, broke the highest rainfall record since 1996. According to the National Center of Meteorology (NCM), as of Sunday, January 12, 2020, the highest amount of rain from...

January 13, 2020

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At least 12 dead as massive winter storm system hits U.S.

A powerful outbreak of severe weather beginning Friday, January 10, 2020, has claimed at least 12 lives in Alabama, Iowa, Louisiana, and Texas as storms hit parts of the Gulf Coast and Southeast U.S. Meanwhile, ice storm warnings were in place for parts of the...

January 13, 2020

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Massive dust storm across Australia extends almost the total width of the continent

A trough moving through central Australia on January 11, 2020, lifted up huge amounts of dust, creating a massive dust storm -- almost the entire width of the continent. The trough is expected to bring showers and storms to the southeast into Sunday morning, January...

January 11, 2020

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Israel breaks 51-year-old rainfall record, historic flooding claims 7 lives

Torrential downpours in northern Israel have broken a 51-year-old rainfall record within a two-week period, according to the Israel Meteorological Service (IMS). An average of 350 and 400 mm (14 to 16 inches) of rain had been accumulated since December 25, 2019--...

January 11, 2020

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Heavy snow blankets Saudi Arabian NW province of Tabuk, Lebanon and Syria

Residents of the Saudi Arabian northwestern province of Tabuk took to social media to share stunning scenes of heavy snow that started on Thursday night, January 9, 2020. During the same period, severe weather struck parts of the Middle East, with rain in the UAE,...

January 10, 2020

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Widespread destruction, 41 people dead after heavy rains hit Angola

Torrential rains affecting Angola since January 3, 2020, caused widespread destruction and left at least 41 people dead. According to Interior Minister Eugenio Laborinho, capital city Luanda is among the worst-hit areas. The event follows severe regional drought...

January 10, 2020

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Icy roads impact travel ahead of major multi-hazard storm, snow, and damaging winds across central U.S.

A large multi-hazard storm is forecast to pound the central US, particularly the Plains and Midwest starting Friday, January 10, 2020. The storm will shift to the East Coast by early Sunday, January 12. Heavy snow and ice may lead to dangerous travel conditions from...

January 10, 2020