Articles tagged "long-term events"

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Historic crop loss as severe frosts hit Brazil

Farmers across Brazil are reporting widespread crop loss due to severe frosts affecting the country over the past 3 weeks. After several destructive cold waves, another blast is expected over the weekend, July 24 and 25, followed by yet another at the end of the...

July 21, 2021

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Catastrophic floods caused by extremely heavy rains claim lives of at least 29 people in Henan, China

At least 29 people have been killed and 7 others remain missing after heavy rains affecting China's central province of Henan since July 16 intensified on July 20, 2021. 25 of them died and 7 remain missing in Henan's capital Zhengzhou after massive floods...

July 21, 2021

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Massive flooding hits Zhengzhou after more than 200 mm (7.8 inches) of rain in just 1 hour, China

Extremely heavy rains hit the capital of China's Henan Province - Zhengzhou (population 10.3 million) on Tuesday, July 20, 2021, causing massive floods. This was the third and the strongest day of heavy rainfall in the province. Zhengzhou received average...

July 20, 2021

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Catastrophic floods claim lives of more than 150 people, leave more than 1 000 missing, Europe

More than 150 people across Europe have been killed and more than 600 injured after record-breaking rains caused catastrophic flooding on July 14 and 15, 2021. German authorities said more than 1 000 people are still unaccounted for. The worst affected were Germany...

July 17, 2021

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Extreme rainfall causes catastrophic flooding in western Germany

At least 18 people have died and many more are still missing after exceptionally heavy rain caused massive flooding in western Germany on July 14 and 15, 2021. Numerous rivers across the region are still above flood stage or at exceptionally high levels and several...

July 15, 2021

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Cosmic rays decreasing as Solar Cycle 25 gains strength

New data provided by the students of Earth to Sky Calculus and Dr. Tony Phillips of SpaceWeather.com show that cosmic radiation levels in the Earth's atmosphere are decreasing as the new solar cycle -- Solar Cycle 25 -- gains strength. The plot below shows...

July 14, 2021

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Shandong hit by largest tornado outbreak in more than a decade, China

Eastern China's Shandong Province was hit by its largest tornado outbreak in more than 10 years on July 11, 2021. At least 10 tornadoes were reported, with at least 3 of them violent. The reports are still coming in and the number of reported tornadoes is...

July 12, 2021

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2021 Antelope Valley M6.0 earthquake, California, U.S.

A shallow M6.0 earthquake struck Little Antelope Valley, California, near the Nevada border at 22:49 UTC on July 8, 2021 (15:49 LT). This is the largest earthquake to hit California since the July 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake. The epicenter was located about 32 km (20...

July 10, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Elsa" makes landfall over north Florida Gulf coast, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Elsa" is approaching the northern Florida Gulf coast at a speed of 22 km/h (14 mph) with maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h (65 mph), as of 12:00 UTC (08:00 EDT) on July 7, 2021. On the forecast track, Elsa will make landfall along the...

July 07, 2021

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Cyprus' worst wildfire on record under control

A wildfire that started in Cyprus on Saturday afternoon (LT), July 3, 2021, rapidly grew over the weekend and turned into the island's worst wildfire since 1960 when the Republic of Cyprus was established. At least 4 people have been killed and dozens of homes...

July 06, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Elsa" - Hurricane Watch issued for parts of Florida, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Elsa" is re-strengthening after moving over Cuba toward Florida, U.S. The system will pass near the Florida Keys this morning LT, July 6, and move near or over portions of the west coast of Florida later today and continuing into Wednesday,...

July 06, 2021

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Large explosive eruption at Ignatiy Stone Bank mud volcano in Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan

A large explosive eruption took place at Azerbaijani Ignatiy Stone Bank mud volcano in the Caspian Sea, about 10 km (6.2 miles) from the Umid gas field and 30 km (18 miles) from the coast, at around 17:45 UTC (21:45 LT) on Sunday, July 4, 2021. This region has...

July 05, 2021

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Major X1.5 solar flare erupts -- the first X-class flare of Solar Cycle 25

A major solar flare measuring X1.5 at its peak erupted on the Sun's NW limb -- most likely from the newly-formed Active Region 2838 -- on July 3, 2021, producing R3 - Strong radio blackout. The event started at 14:18, peaked at 14:29, and ended at 14:34 UTC....

July 03, 2021

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Massive mudslide hits Atami after 2 days of record-breaking rain, Japan

At least 20 people are missing and two were found in a state of cardiac arrest after a large-scale mudslide hit Atami, a seaside resort town in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan at around 10:30 LT on July 3, 2021. Atami is about 100 km (62 miles) SW of Tokyo. The slide...

July 03, 2021

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Lytton village wiped out by wildfires amid record-breaking heat wave, Canada

The Canadian village of Lytton, which set an all-time national heat record this week, has been engulfed by fast-moving wildfires, officials said Thursday, July 1, 2021. Mayor Jan Polderman said the whole place is on fire, adding that two people were reported dead....

July 02, 2021

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Death toll rising amid a historic heat wave in British Columbia, Canada

More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia, Canada from Friday, June 25 to Monday afternoon, June 28, 2021, amid a historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest. The number is nearly double the expected amount and is predicted to further increase as...

June 30, 2021

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Temperature records smashed amid historic heat wave in Pacific Northwest

Temperature records were smashed in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and western Canada amid a historic heat wave described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as "historic, dangerous, prolonged and unprecedented." Daytime temperatures were pushed into the...

June 28, 2021

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Violent hailstorm hits Požega, leaving massive damage, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm accompanied by very strong winds and up to baseball-sized hail hit the city of Požega, Croatia and neighboring towns and villages on June 25, 2021, downing trees and causing massive damage to homes, crops, and vehicles. Elderly citizens say...

June 26, 2021

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Major tornado hits Czech Republic, causing massive destruction

A powerful storm accompanied by hail and a major tornado hit communities near the city of Hodonin in South Moravia, Czech Republic on June 24, 2021. Several hundred homes have been damaged or destroyed, more than 200 people injured and an unknown number killed. This...

June 24, 2021

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Exceptionally dangerous, historic heat wave to engulf Pacific Northwest this weekend

An exceptionally dangerous and potentially record-breaking heatwave is expected this weekend across the Pacific Northwest and western Canad. The US National Weather Service (NWS) warned of fire weather concerns across the Northern Great Basin and Northern...

June 24, 2021

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Northeast China rivers reach historic levels amid persistent heavy rain

Persistent heavy downpours have caused 13 rivers to rise to record levels in parts of northeastern China, the Ministry of Water Resources reported Saturday, June 19, 2021. As of Tuesday, June 22, provincial authorities in Heilongjiang upgraded to a level two...

June 24, 2021

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Record breaking, long-lasting heatwave grips much of western U.S.

A long-lasting heatwave continues to bring record-breaking across much of western U.S. Thursday, June 17, 2021, exacerbating the current drought situation. The National Weather Service (NWS) announced that more than 40 million residents are under a heat advisory or...

June 18, 2021

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Snow falls in Cordoba for only 7th time in 100 years, Argentina

Residents in parts of Argentina, particularly in the city of Cordoba, woke up to the surprising sight of snow on Wednesday, June 16, 2021. It was the first time the city was covered in white in 14 years. Snow in the city is believed to have occurred on very few...

June 17, 2021

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NIWA releases figures for historical 'one-in-200-year' event in Canterbury, New Zealand

Preliminary analysis by NIWA scientists has shown that the severe weather event in Canterbury, New Zealand, from May 29 to 31, 2021 was so extreme in some inland areas that it could be considered a "one-in-200-year" event. On May 29, extremely heavy...

June 14, 2021

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Significant heatwave developing over Europe after unusually cold spring

Forecast models suggest the first significant heat wave of the season is developing over Europe after an unusually cold spring affecting much of the continent. The heat is forecast to persist through the end of June, reaching 35 °C (95 °F) and more in some...

June 14, 2021

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Heavy rains trigger landslides and worst river flooding since record-keeping began, Brazil

Several tributaries of the Amazon River in Brazil are registering the biggest floods ever recorded as heavy rains continued lashing parts of the country. On June 5, 2021, the Negro River in Manaus reached 30 m (98 feet), becoming the city's largest flood since...

June 11, 2021

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Drought ravages California reservoirs, record low levels expected this summer

Severe drought has caused California's reservoirs to run low, with Lake Oroville expected to reach a record low later this summer. Nearly three-quarters of the state is suffering from the extreme dry spell, with other areas facing a dire water supply situation...

June 04, 2021

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Ushuaia hit by heaviest snowfall in more than 20 years, Argentina

A snowstorm has been pummeling Ushuaia City in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, since May 24, 2021. According to the Civil Defense, the storm dumped more than 0.5 m (1.6 feet) of snow over the weekend alone, an amount not seen for more than two decades. "For more...

June 03, 2021

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Record cold grips eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend

Numerous cold temperature records have been broken in parts of the eastern U.S. over the Memorial Day weekend while a heat wave is forecast to reach dangerous levels for some locations in the west, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In addition to the...

June 01, 2021

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Historic rainfall hits New Zealand, causing severe flooding

Hundreds of residents in north Canterbury in New Zealand have been evacuated amid severe flooding fuelled by a one-in-100-year heavy rain over the weekend. According to NIWA, the rainfall was 200 to 400 percent of normal for the month of May, causing rivers to rise...

May 31, 2021

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Severe flooding affects more than 450 000 people in northern Brazil

Weeks of severe flooding have affected more than 450 000 people across 52 municipalities in northern Brazil, the Civil Defense reported on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. More than 7 700 people have been displaced as rivers continue to rise. Heavy rain has been affecting...

May 27, 2021

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Death toll expected to rise considerably, more than 500 homes destroyed after eruption at Mount Nyiragongo, DR Congo

More scary details are coming to light two days after the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday, May 22, 2021. While the main lava flow appears to have stopped in the district of Buhene, it affected 17 villages, destroyed...

May 24, 2021

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Nyiragongo lava flow engulfs hundreds of homes, ash rising up to 13.7 km (45 000 feet) a.s.l., DR Congo

A new flank eruption started at Nyiragongo volcano around 17:15 UTC on Saturday, May 22, 2021, producing fast-flowing lava flows that reached inhabited areas. Hundreds of homes and other structures were destroyed. According to the Toulouse VAAC, volcanic ash cloud...

May 23, 2021

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Wildfires burning at extremely dangerous levels across Manitoba, Canada

Wildfires are blazing out of control across Manitoba, Canada, some of which have caused evacuations. As of Wednesday, May 19, 2021, the government reported 12 fires at extremely dangerous levels, prompting air-quality warnings for the western and central areas due...

May 20, 2021

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Historic rainfall, significant flood threat continues for south-central U.S., at least 5 fatalities in Louisiana

A widespread and significant flood risk continues across the south-central U.S. from repeated rounds of intense rain and strong to severe thunderstorms. Flash flood watches are in effect for a large part of the ArkLaTex. Officials in Louisiana said Tuesday they are...

May 19, 2021

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Severe flooding hits Brazil as Amazon rivers rise to near-record levels

Heavy rains in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have triggered the rise of rivers to near-record levels, flooding towns and threatening Manaus City. According to authorities, the water level at the Rio Negro is the third-highest in history and may surpass the record...

May 18, 2021

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California - Oregon border faces 'catastrophic' water crisis, irrigation water to farmers shut off

The water crisis along the California - Oregon border has reached catastrophic levels, on course to becoming the worst in generations amid historic drought in the area. Federal regulators have shut off irrigation water to farmers, severely impacting the agricultural...

May 18, 2021

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Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" makes landfall over the coast of Saurashtra, Gujarat, India

Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm "Tauktae" has started to make landfall over the coast of Saurashtra, between Diu and Una, Gujarat, India at around 15:00 UTC on May 17, 2021. This is the first named storm of the 2021 North Indian Ocean cyclone season and...

May 17, 2021

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Major damage after worst flooding in 11 years hits Cuenca, Ecuador

Severe floods swept through Cuenca, capital of Azuay Province in Ecuador on Saturday, May 15, 2021, resulting in major damage that affected around 500 people. According to authorities, it was the worst flood the area has seen since 2010. Nearly 70 homes were damaged...

May 17, 2021

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Destructive tornado rips through Wuhan, killing 8 people and injuring 280, China

A destructive tornado ripped through the city of Wuhan, capital of China's Hubei Province, at around 20:39 LT on Friday, May 14, 2021, killing at least 8 people and leaving 280 injured. This is the second extreme weather event to hit the city in just 4 days....

May 15, 2021