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Tropical Storm "Sanba" (Basyang) to make landfall over Mindanao, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Sanba," known in the Philippines as Basyang, formed February 11, 2018 east of the Philippines as the second named storm of the 2018 Pacific typhoon season. Sanba has slightly accelerated today while moving closer towards Eastern Mindanao....

February 12, 2018

unofficially largest hailstone cordoba argentina february 8 2018

Unofficial world record for largest hailstone set on February 8 - 23 cm (9 inches) in Cordoba, Argentina

Unofficial reports coming from Cordoba, Argentina mention a 23 cm (9 inches) large hailstone that fell on February 8, 2018. If confirmed, this will break the current world record for largest hailstone. A violent hailstorm hit Cordoba, Argentina on Thursday...

February 10, 2018

snow in Ouarzazate morocco february 2018

'Exceptional mobilization' as cold wave hits Morocco, south blanketed by extremely rare snow again

Moroccan authorities announced February 6 they've temporarily closed nearly 900 schools due to cold wave and severe weather conditions expected to continue affecting the country. At the same time, southern Morocco experienced its second snow of this season and...

February 09, 2018

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Tropical Cyclone "Gita" forms, very heavy rain falling on Samoa

Tropical Cyclone "Gita" formed Friday, February 9, 2018 near Samoa in South Pacific Ocean as the second named storm of the 2017/18 South Pacific Ocean cyclone season. The system is currently dumping very heavy rain on Samoa and producing strong winds....

February 09, 2018

record snow traps 1500 vehicles japan february 2018

Record snow hits Japan, kills 7 and traps 1 400 vehicles for over 48 hours

Record snowfall that hit the Hokuriku region of northwestern Japan this week killed seven people in snow-related accidents and injured at least 34. The storm brought traffic to a standstill and trapped people in 1 400 vehicles for more than 48 hours. Record heavy...

February 09, 2018

calgary snow february 7 2018

Winter Storm Mateo dropped huge snow across British Columbia and Alberta

A winter storm rich in moisture, the same storm expected to affect areas from the Northern Rockies to the Midwest into Friday, brought huge amounts of snow to central British Columbia and Alberta, Canada over the past couple of days. Forecasters expect upwards of 60...

February 08, 2018

winter storm liam flight cancelations february 7 2018

Winter Storm Liam grounds 1 200 flights, delays 6 600 across US

A potent winter storm that swept through Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, forced cancelations of more than 1 230 flights and delayed more than 6 000 flights across the United States. More than 600 flights are already canceled...

February 08, 2018

ssw feb 2018

Warnings issued as Sudden Stratospheric Warming threatens Europe with big freeze

Weather models are suggesting a very high probability of a rare North Pole weather phenomenon called Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) taking place later this month and bringing prolonged bitterly-cold temperatures to the United Kingdom and parts of Europe. Such...

February 08, 2018

paris france february 7 2018

Heaviest snowfall since 1986 gridlocks Paris, record 740 km (460 miles) of traffic jams

A rare heavy snowfall hit French capital on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7, 2018, causing record traffic jams, delaying trains and flights and bringing its bus network to a standstill. With temperatures dropping as low as -10 °C (14 °F), weather...

February 08, 2018

ice accumulation february 7 2018

Potent winter storm targets Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, significant icing and quick freeze-up

A potent winter storm is expected to spread a mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain to a large portion of the Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US on Wednesday, February 7, 2018. NWS warns that the ice accretion could be over 0.6 cm (0.25 inches) in some...

February 07, 2018

deadly floods and landslides hit Indonesia february 2018

Deadly floods and landslides hit Indonesia after extreme rainfall

Floods and landslides left several people dead or missing and more than 6 500 people living in parts of South and East Jakarta displaced due to floods as authorities were forced to release water from a major reservoir in the city of Bogor on Monday, February 5,...

February 06, 2018

i 35 pileup iowa february 5 2018

At least 12 dead, 80+ injured on snow- and ice-covered roads across Iowa and Missouri

At least 12 people have died on snow- and ice-covered roads across Iowa and Missouri on February 4 and 5, 2018 and more than 80 were injured, at least 7 critically. A major pileup involving as many as 70 vehicles took place on I-35 near Ames, Iowa, while officials...

February 06, 2018

snowfall of the century moscow february 4 2018

Snowfall of the century: Record-breaking snow and freezing rain wreak havoc across Moscow

Heavy wet snow, strong winds and freezing rain are battering Russian capital Moscow since Saturday, February 3, 2018, damaging homes, trees and power lines, and causing hazardous driving conditions. At least one person has been killed and 5 injured as of Sunday...

February 04, 2018

argentina pilcomayo river flood

Massive floods hit Argentina as Pilcomayo River reaches record highs

More than 60 000 people have been affected by floods and landslides in northern Argentina over the past couple of days. At least 10 000 people in Santa Victoria Este, Salta Province were evacuated and one person was killed as levels of Pilcomayo River reached record...

February 04, 2018

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2 dead near Auckland after flash floods hit North Island, New Zealand

A small but intense low pressure area affected New Zealand's North Island on Saturday, February 3, 2018, dropping heavy rain and causing flash floods that resulted in deaths of two people. Bodies of two people have been found in a swollen stream in Waitakere,...

February 03, 2018

thousand islands waterspout

Tornado hits Panggang Island, leaving 21+ homes damaged, Indonesia

A damaging tornado swept through Panggang Island in the Thousand Islands regency of Indonesia around 03:45 local time Friday, February 2, 2018 (20:45 UTC, February 1). The tornado damaged at least 21 homes and downed dozens of trees. While there were no casualties,...

February 02, 2018

bolivia flood aftermath january 2018

Record rainfall hits southern Bolivia, affecting 50 000 people

Local authorities in southern Bolivia declared a state of emergency for parts of Gran Chaco province in Tarija Department after record rainfall hit the region causing floods. Beni, Cochabamba and Tarija departments are among the worst affected by rain and flooding....

February 02, 2018