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Arctic outbreak breaks numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May, France

A surge of very cold Arctic air affecting much of Europe over the past 4 - 5 days broke numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May across the French Alps. On a national level, May 6, 2019 was the coldest May morning over the past 40 years. While the...

May 08, 2019

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Thousands stranded at schools as very heavy rain and flash floods hit Texas

Very heavy rain and flash floods stranded thousands of students in parts of Texas on May 7, 2019. The storm dropped an estimated 355 mm (14 inches) of rain near Houston (within 18 hours) and 254 mm (10 inches) on Cleveland where most of the affected students live....

May 08, 2019

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Close call with a rare positive lightning strike in Florida

A Florida woman looked out her window at just the right time, capturing the moment when so-called continuous current, or positive lightning, struck right outside her apartment. The event happened in Coral Gables on May 5, 2019. After seeing the video, NWS Miami...

May 08, 2019

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Surprise snowstorm leaves 30 people with hypothermia, France

At least 30 people were treated for hypothermia in France over the weekend after they were caught in what media described as 'surprising' and 'unexpected' snowstorm. As reported by the AFP, around 10 000 people were attending unauthorized Teknival...

May 07, 2019

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Massive dust storm hits Mildura, Victoria, Australia

An impressive dust storm hit Australian city of Mildura, Victoria on May 7, 2019, turning day into night. This kind of phenomenon is usually seen in summer, not just before winter. The storm moved through Mildura airport at 17:00 local time with wind gusts to 57...

May 07, 2019

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Very large hail, intense tornadoes possible in portions of West Texas

Hail the size of baseballs and flash floods were already reported in parts of Texas on Tuesday afternoon, May 7, 2019 as severe storms roll over portions of the state. The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch for portions of West Texas, effective Tuesday...

May 07, 2019

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Copenhagen sets record for coldest May day ever, Denmark

Denmark's capital Copenhagen has set a new record cold for the month of May with 0.8 °​C (33.4 °F) measured in Frederiksberg on May 5, 2019. The temperature record was set during historic Arctic blast which gripped almost entire Europe. According to...

May 07, 2019

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Record May snowfall in Switzerland

Historic Arctic blast affecting much of Europe over the past couple of days brought record amounts of snowfall for the month of May to parts of Switzerland. Capital Bern received 4 cm (1.57 inches) of snow on May 5, breaking the previous record for the month set...

May 07, 2019

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Above-normal rainfall results in more heavy flooding, planting delays across U.S.

Farms and towns along rivers in the Midwest are experiencing more heavy flooding this week, further delaying planting. Flood watches and warnings are in effect for much of eastern Kansas and western Missouri as another round of heavy rain descends on the region....

May 07, 2019

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Strong storm hits Yucatan, heavy rain, hail and power outages reported

A strong storm, described by local media as one of the strongest in recent memory, hit Yucatan on May 5, 2019. The worst affected were central and southern areas where heavy rain flooded roads and homes. The rain lasted for more than two hours and was accompanied...

May 06, 2019

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Multi-day widespread severe weather across the Plains and Mississippi Valley, U.S.

A multi-day widespread severe weather and heavy rain event is anticipated across much of the Plains and Mississippi Valley this week, before possibly reaching the Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service warns. The severe thunderstorms will be capable of producing...

May 06, 2019

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Historic Arctic outbreak affecting Europe and northern Africa

A significant Arctic blast is affecting almost entire Europe and parts of northern Africa. Some regions are dealing with heavy snow, below-freezing temperatures and late-season frost. Another blast of cold air is expected from May 11 to 18, with more heavy rain and...

May 06, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Fani" forced one of the biggest human evacuations in history, death toll rises to 30

At least 16 people have been killed in India and another 14 in Bangladesh due to strong winds and heavy rain produced by Tropical Cyclone "Fani" since it made landfall May 3, 2019. More than 200 were injured. The cyclone forced officials to conduct one of...

May 05, 2019

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Severe storms and widespread flooding claim 7 lives, cause major damage, U.S.

At least three people have been killed after major flooding hit U.S. Midwest late this week, bringing the death toll to at least 7 since Monday, April 29, 2019. Widespread flooding is affecting the country from Michigan to the South and is expected to continue in...

May 04, 2019

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Extensive damage in Puri after Tropical Cyclone "Fani" slams into India

Tropical Cyclone "Fani" made landfall close to the city of Puri, Odisha between 02:30 - 04:30 UTC (08:00 - 10:00 LT) on Friday, May 3, 2019 as Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm with winds between 180 - 190 km/h (112 - 118 mph) and gusts to 200 km/h (124...

May 04, 2019

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6 killed, 2 injured after flash floods in Guangdong province, China

Six people were confirmed dead and two injured in a flash flood that hit a village in Jitian Township, Qingyuan, south China's Guangdong Province on the night of April 29, 2019, local authorities said. Late afternoon on Saturday, April 27, 2019, a torrential...

May 04, 2019

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Nearly 1 million evacuating ahead of Tropical Cyclone "Fani" landfall

The Government of India has started evacuating close to 1 million people living in the path of Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Fani." The latest forecast track by RSMC New Delhi, the authority for this region, calls for landfall to take place between...

May 02, 2019