Severe weather - page 7

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Major early-season snowstorm hits northern China

A significant coldwave is affecting China, bringing the first major snowstorm of the season to much of the country's northern regions, including the capital Beijing. The conditions prompted China's National Meteorological Center (NMC) to issue the...

November 07, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Bosnia and Herzegovina

Heavy rains affecting Bosnia and Herzegovina on Thursday and Friday, November 4 and 5, 2021, caused severe flash flooding in parts of the country, causing power outages and forcing evacuations. Hundreds of homes in the Sarajevo suburbs, along the rivers Bosnia,...

November 06, 2021

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Severe flash floods hit Indonesia, leaving at least 8 people dead and 3 missing

Severe flash floods hit the Indonesian island of Java on November 4, 2021, claiming the lives of at least 8 people and leaving three others missing. The worst affected were Malang and the city of Batu where floods and mudslides inundated homes and destroyed bridges....

November 05, 2021

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Atmospheric river hits southern Alaska, dropping historic rainfall, U.S.

An atmospheric river impacted southern Alaska over the past couple of days, bringing prolonged heavy rainfall which resulted in historic rainfall totals. The rain began on Friday, October 29 and continued through November 3. Flooding was reported in Girdwood, near...

November 04, 2021

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Heavy lake-effect snow hits areas around Great Lakes, the beginning of what could be a 'blockbuster' lake-effect snow season

Heavy lake-effect snow hit areas around Great Lakes on November 2 and 3, 2021, dropping nearly 30 cm (1 foot) on parts of the region. A weather station in northern Michigans' Gaylord registered 29.7 cm (11.7 inches) of snow in 24 hours on November 2, making it...

November 04, 2021

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Hour-long hailstorm kills hundreds of ostriches in Aberdeen, South Africa

An intense, hour-long hailstorm hit parts of the Eastern Cape on October 28, 2021, leaving at least 450 ostriches and other livestock dead on a farm in the district of Aberdeen. "I’m 54 years old and I have never experienced a storm quite as severe as...

November 02, 2021

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Impressive hail accumulation after severe storm hits Taija, Bolivia

A severe hailstorm hit the Bolivian town of Taija on October 31, 2021, leaving impressive amounts of hail on the streets. Parts of the city were covered in up to 60 cm (2 feet) of hail. Featured image credit: La Vanguardia...

November 02, 2021

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Hailstorm damage to crops, cars and homes expected to exceed $100 million, Australia

Damage to crops, cars and homes produced by severe thunderstorms in South Australia, Victoria, and Tasmania on October 28, 2021, are still being counted but are estimated to exceed $100 million. The widespread destruction, particularly to farming communities, has...

November 02, 2021

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Medicane "Gloria" (Apollo) to stall near Sicily and Malta before making landfall over Libya

Medicane "Gloria" -- known as Apollo in Italy -- has re-strengthened and is forecast to come close to Sicily, Italy and stall some distance off the coast, then accelerate to landfall in eastern Libya. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain, strong...

October 28, 2021

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Massive floods hit Catania after entire year's worth of rain in just 2 days, Italy

Massive flooding hit Italy's port city of Catania over the past couple of days after the city received its average yearly rainfall in just about 48 hours. Massive damage was reported across the city, at least 2 people have been killed and one remains missing....

October 27, 2021

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Rare waterspout forms off Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

A rare waterspout for the region formed off the coast of Fujairah, United Arab Emirates on the morning of October 27, 2021. While waterspouts are rare in the UAE, they can occur when the weather conditions are right, and several of them have been recorded before off...

October 27, 2021

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First nor'easter of the season hits Northeast, leaving more than 587 000 customers without power, U.S.

A rapidly intensifying coastal storm affecting parts of the Northeast U.S. since October 25, 2021, brought strong winds and flooding rains, from New Jersey into most of southern New England. This is the first nor'easter of the season, with the worst effects...

October 27, 2021

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Widespread flooding hits Spain's Alicante

Exceptional rainfall hit Spain's Alicante Province on October 22, 2021, damaging homes and stranding numerous vehicles. According to State Meteorological Agency (AEMET), up to 102 mm (4 inches) of rainfall hit the town of Torrevieja, resulting in the evacuation...

October 25, 2021

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Heavy rain, snow, and high winds in the West, severe thunderstorms shift to the East, U.S.

A strong storm off the Pacific Northwest will continue directing a stream of heavy rain, high elevation snow and gusty to high winds over much of central and northern California, the Sierra Nevadas and the Great Basin Monday, October 25, 2021. Thunderstorms...

October 25, 2021

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Hurricane "Rick" forecast to make landfall over Mexico near or at major hurricane strength

Tropical Storm "Rick" formed at 21:00 UTC on October 22, 2021, as the 17th named storm of the 2021 eastern Pacific hurricane season and strengthened into a hurricane at 12:00 UTC today, becoming the 8th hurricane of the season. Rick is forecast to approach...

October 23, 2021

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Floods leave severe damage across the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Heavy rains caused severe floods in parts of the city of Abidjan, Ivory Coast on October 22, 2021, leaving homes damaged, roads blocked and vehicles stranded. Attécoubé, one of the 10 urban communes of Abidjan, registered 106 mm (4.17 inches) of rain...

October 23, 2021

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Tornado hits Brisbane Airport, exposing the interior to extreme rainfall, Australia

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) confirmed a tornado touched down near Brisbane Airport, Queensland just after 10:00 LT on Friday morning, October 22, 2021, causing damage across the airport precinct. The event halted some flights but both runways are...

October 22, 2021