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Tropical Storm "Alvin" forms off the coast of Mexico

Tropical Storm "Alvin" has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean on June 26 as the first named storm of the 2019 East Pacific Ocean hurricane season. Only 1969 and 2016 had a later 1st named storm formation date in the ENP than has 2019 (in the satellite era...

June 26, 2019

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Extreme rainfall hits capital Belgrade, 1 month worth of rain in 45 minutes, Serbia

Torrential rainfall hit Serbian capital Belgrade on Sunday, June 23, 2019, submerging parts of the metropolis and creating traffic chaos. This is its third such event in just 7 days. The worst affected were areas left of River Danube where meteorological stations...

June 24, 2019

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Colorado’s snowpack explodes to 4 121 percent above normal after unexpected heavy summer snow

Snow began falling above 2 100 m (7 000 feet) just west of Denver, Colorado on Friday, June 21, 2019, accumulating to nearly 51 cm (20 inches) over the weekend and boosting the state's snowpack to extraordinary levels for the time of year. Although the...

June 24, 2019

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Large chunk of ice falls from the sky in Tully, New York

A chunk of ice larger than a soccer ball fell from a sky above Tully, New York at around 11:45 EDT (15:45 UTC) on Friday, June 21, 2019. According to local media reports, the object hit the ground very close to where resident Rita Williams was walking by at the...

June 23, 2019

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Floods claimed 88 lives, destroyed 17 000 homes and damaged 82 000, China

At least 88 people have died and 17 are still missing as a result of severe floods and landslides affecting parts of southwest China since last week. The worst affected are provinces of Jiangxi, Guangxi, Guizhou, Zhejiang, Fujian, Hunan, Guangdong and Chongqing. ...

June 21, 2019

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Over 200 000 without power, evacuations and high-water rescues as severe thunderstorms hit U.S.

Severe thunderstorms hit the eastern United States on June 20, 2019, bringing strong winds and heavy rain. Some areas received more than 1 month of average June rainfall in just 48 hours. Storms also affected other parts of the country since June 19, causing floods...

June 21, 2019

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Severe storm hits British Colombia and Alberta with heavy rain, hail and snow - Canada

Severe weather system hit parts of British Columbia and Alberta, Canada on June 18 and 19, with heavy rain, hail and snow. Snowfall and rainfall warnings remain in effect for parts of central Alberta on June 20. A surprise snowfall hit the Okanagan Connector on...

June 20, 2019

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Late spring and early summer snows for Yellowstone NP and higher elevations of the northern Rockies, potent low pressure system for June

A strong cold front is currently pushing through the northwestern U.S. and will be responsible for high temperatures 5 - 11 °C (10 to 20 °F) below normal through the end of this week. Accumulating snow will be possible across the higher elevations of the...

June 19, 2019

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Destructive floods hit Trabzon, leaving 10 people dead or missing, Turkey

Heavy rain hit parts of Turkey on June 18, 2019, causing destructive flooding in its northeastern province of Trabzon. At least 5 people were killed, 5 are still missing and 3 were injured after heavy rain hit Trabzon's Arakli district on June 18, causing two...

June 19, 2019

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How rare is giant hail in Europe

2019 storm season brought unusually strong thunderstorms, out-of-season windstorms and very large/violent/destructive hailstorms to much of Europe. Very rare giant hail was reported on several occasions, inflicting heavy damage. On June 11, multiple severe storms...

June 19, 2019

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Very rare 'anticyclonic' tornado hits Deuel County, South Dakota

A rare anticyclonic tornado touched down about 3.4 km (5.5 miles) northeast of Estelline, South Dakota during the evening hours of June 15, 2019. The EF-0 tornado lasted less than a minute and knocked down 7 trees at a farmstead. It was moving in an easterly...

June 19, 2019

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Deadly floods hit central and western parts of Mongolia

Heavy rain and floods are affecting parts of central and western Mongolia since June 15, 2019, causing damage and loss of life. The floods affected capital Ulaanbaatar and nearby areas such as Lun, Bayantsogt and Bayankhangai, Tuv Province, damaging roads, buildings...

June 17, 2019

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Severe storm hits Azores, causing major floods

A low pressure area moved over the Azores on June 16, 2019, dropping heavy rain on the Portuguese archipelago and causing major floods. The head of the Civil Protection of the Azores, Carlos Neves, said islands took heavy damage due to bad weather, with the island...

June 17, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought...

June 16, 2019

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RAF called in to stop the flooding in Lincolnshire after UK hit by 1, 2 or close to 3 times the average June rainfall

580 homes north and south of the River Steeping in the town of Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire are evacuating after the river burst its bank at Thorpe St Peter. Some places across the UK recorded 1, 2 or close to 3 times their usual June rainfall in just a...

June 15, 2019

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State of emergency after heavy rains hit Recife, claiming lives of at least 7 people, Brazil

Heavy rains hit Recife, capital of Brazil's northeastern state of Pernambuco on Thursday, June 13, 2019, causing massive floods and landslides in which at least 6 people lost their lives. Three others are still missing. According to Pernambuco Water and Climate...

June 15, 2019

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Death toll surpasses 60, 9 300 homes collapsed as heavy rain hits China

Heavy rain affecting southern and central China this week claimed lives of at least 64 people and forced evacuation of 356 000. The affected region stretches from Guangdong to Chongqing. According to data provided by China's Ministry of Emergency Management on...

June 14, 2019