Articles tagged "significant events"

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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm "Nivar" makes landfall in Tamil Nadu, India

Tropical Cyclone "Nivar" made landfall near Marakkanam in Tamil Nadu, some 22 km (13 miles) north of Puducherry, between 23:30 LT on November 25 and 02:30 LT on November 26, 2020 (18:00 - 21:00 UTC, November 25). It was classified as a Very Severe Cyclonic...

November 26, 2020

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Gati leaves a trail of destruction after making historic landfall in Somalia

Tropical Cyclone "Gati" made historic landfall in Somalia on November 22, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 170 km/h (105 mph) - category 2 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson scale - making it the strongest storm to hit Somalia since satellite...

November 25, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Nivar" expected to cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts on November 25, India

Tropical Storm "Nivar" formed in the Bay of Bengal on November 24, 2020, prompting the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) to issue cyclone warnings for the coast of Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, and Sri Lanka. Nivar is the fourth named storm of the...

November 24, 2020

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Massive floods hit Israel after one of the rainiest days in the country's history

Dozens of people were rescued in several parts of Israel after exceptionally heavy rains triggered severe flooding from Friday, November 20 through Sunday, November 22, 2020. Up to 230 mm (9 inches) of rain fell in some parts of the country in just 24 hours,...

November 24, 2020

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Gati is the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall in Somalia and the strongest ever recorded in this part of the world

Tropical Cyclone "Gati" made landfall over Cape Hafun, Puntland, Somalia at around 15:00 UTC on November 22, 2020, with a maximum 3-minute average wind speed of 130 - 140 km/h (80 - 87 mph) -- Very Severe Cyclonic Storm / equivalent to a Category 2...

November 23, 2020

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Extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Gati" rapidly intensifies before making historic landfall in Somalia

Tropical Cyclone "Gati" has rapidly intensified to near Category 4 hurricane equivalent overnight November 22, 2020, and is now -- 13:00 UTC on November 22 -- making extremely dangerous landfall in Somalia. This is extremely dangerous, rapidly evolving...

November 22, 2020

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Unseasonal ice storm hits central Russia, key systems collapse in the Far East

Unseasonal ice storms hit many parts of Russia on November 18 and 19, 2020, causing power outages, traffic chaos, and the collapse of key infrastructure systems in the Far East. An overnight storm accompanied by strong northerly winds and ice rain -- described by...

November 19, 2020

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Entire Luzon under state of calamity after devastation caused by typhoons Goni and Vamco, Philippines

The entire island of Luzon, Philippines, has been placed under a state of calamity as of November 18, 2020, following the devastation of successive typhoons Goni (locally named Rolly)-- the world's most powerful storm of the year and the country's strongest...

November 19, 2020

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Iota is the first Category 5 hurricane to hit Colombia - destroys 98 percent of infrastructure on the island of Providencia

Hurricane "Iota" strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane -- peak winds of 260 km/h (160 mph) -- on November 16, 2020, as it was passing over the Colombian Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, making it the strongest tropical...

November 19, 2020

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Iota leaves more than 20 people dead or missing, unprecedented damage reported in San Andrés and Providencia

At least 13 people were killed and 11 others remain missing after extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Iota" made landfall in Nicaragua on November 17-- considered the strongest storm to hit the country and the most powerful tropical cyclone of the...

November 18, 2020

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Iota strengthens to strongest Atlantic hurricane of the year before making historic landfall in Nicaragua

Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Iota" made landfall along the coast of northeastern Nicaragua on November 17 -- just 24 km (15 miles) from the area struck by Category 4 Hurricane "Eta" on November 3 -- with maximum sustained winds of...

November 17, 2020

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Cagayan submerged in its worst flood in history, Typhoon "Vamco" (Ulysses) death toll rises to 67 - Philippines

Typhoon "Vamco" (locally called Ulysses) has left a total of 67 fatalities, 13 others missing, and more than 1.7 million affected after lashing the Philippines, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) update...

November 15, 2020

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Typhoon "Vamco" makes landfall in disaster-stricken Central Vietnam

Typhoon "Vamco" has made landfall in Da Nang, Central Vietnam on Sunday, November 15, 2020, with winds of up to 150 km/h (93 mph), further inflicting damage to properties in the region already pounded by successive storms that had left at least 230 people...

November 15, 2020

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Iota expected to strike Central America as a major hurricane

Tropical Storm "Iota" formed in the Central Caribbean at 21:00 UTC on November 13, 2020, as the 30th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. Iota is expected to strengthen into a major hurricane before it makes landfall in Central America. The...

November 14, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Eta" brings deadly floods to Florida and North Carolina, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Eta" made its second landfall in Florida and overall fourth landfall at 09:20 UTC (04:20 LT) on Thursday morning, November 12, 2020, with winds of 85 km/h (50 mph), causing torn off trees and roofs, widespread flooding, at least one...

November 13, 2020

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Typhoon "Vamco" strikes the Philippines, leaving a massive trail of destruction

Typhoon "Vamco" -- known locally as the Ulysses -- struck the Philippines on November 11, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (96 mph) and gusts to 205 km/h (127 mph). This is the 21st named storm to hit the country this year and the 4th in the...

November 12, 2020

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Record cold and snow engulf California and Nevada, U.S.

Back-to-back cold fronts brought record temperatures and heavy snow to California beginning Friday, November 6, 2020, after months of hot weather and wildfires in the state. Single-day snowfall records were also broken in several areas in Nevada. In California, a...

November 11, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Vamco" (Ulysses) to rapidly intensify before striking Philippines

Tropical Storm "Vamco" formed on November 9, 2020, as the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. The system entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 12:00 UTC on November 8, receiving the name Ulysses -- still as a tropical...

November 10, 2020

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All-time November snow records broken for parts of the Canadian Prairies

A strong low-pressure system brought blizzard conditions, heavy snow and freezing rain to parts of the Canadian Prairies on November 7 and 8, 2020, shutting down roads in Saskatchewan and Alberta and setting new all-time November snow records. While heavy snow fell...

November 09, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Eta" makes landfall in Florida after leaving more than 235 dead in Central America

After striking Nicaragua on November 2 as a Category 4 hurricane and leaving more than 235 people dead in Central America, Eta made landfall along the south-central coast of Cuba at around 09:00 UTC on November 8 and in Lower Matecumbe Key in Florida, U.S at 04:00...

November 09, 2020

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Super Typhoon "Goni" leaves 20 dead in Philippines, country's strongest storm on record

Super Typhoon "Goni" (locally named Rolly) has left at least 20 fatalities and about 230 million dollars (11 billion pesos) worth of damage in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Thursday, November...

November 06, 2020

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At least 150 killed after Eta dumps extremely heavy rain on Guatemala, more than 170 across Central America

At least 150 people have been killed in Guatemala after heavy rain dumped by Tropical Cyclone "Eta" caused floods and landslides. As of Saturday, November 7, Eta is blamed for the deaths of more than 170 people across Central America. According to the...

November 06, 2020

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Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Eta" makes landfall in Nicaragua

Hurricane "Eta" rapidly intensified into a Category 4 hurricane on Monday and Tuesday, November 2 and 3, 2020, before it made landfall in Nicaragua at around 21:00 UTC (16:00 EST) on November 3. The center of Eta is expected to move inland over northern...

November 03, 2020

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'Catastrophic' hailstorm and a month's worth of rain in an hour slam Queensland, Australia

A catastrophe has been declared in Queensland after severe thunderstorms, tennis ball-sized hail, and flash flooding pounded the state's southeast on October 31, 2020, with Brisbane receiving a month's worth of rain in an hour of 80 mm (3 inches), according...

November 02, 2020

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Hurricane "Eta" forms in the Caribbean Sea, life-threatening storm surge, catastrophic flash flooding and landslides expected

Tropical Storm "Eta" formed on November 1, 2020, and strengthened into a hurricane at 09:00 UTC on Monday, November 2. The official forecast calls for rapid intensification and Eta could very well be a major hurricane when it makes landfall in Nicaragua....

November 02, 2020

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Super Typhoon "Goni" hits Philippines as the strongest storm of the year

Super Typhoon "Goni" made landfall in the Philippines over Bato, Catanduanes at 20:50 UTC (04:50 LT, November 1) and Tiwi, Albay at 23:20 UTC on October 31, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 225 km/h (140 mph) and gusts to 280 km/h (174 mph) -- which...

November 01, 2020

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Very strong M7.0 earthquake and tsunami hit Greece-Turkey border region, leaving 116 people dead

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.0 hit Greece-Turkey border region at 11:51 UTC (13:52 LT) on October 30, 2020. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was...

October 30, 2020

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Typhoon "Goni" (Rolly) rapidly intensifies into strongest storm of the year, Quezon Province under red alert - Philippines

Typhoon "Goni" -- named Rolly in the Philippines -- has rapidly intensified into the strongest storm of the year as it moved westward over the Philippine Sea, according to the bulletin issued by weather bureau PAGASA at 09:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on Friday,...

October 30, 2020

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Exceptionally massive hail strikes Tripoli, Libya - possibly one of the largest on record

Libya's capital Tripoli was hit by a sudden storm on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, which generated exceptionally massive hail measuring more than 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. Reports indicate that the hail could be one of the largest on record, along with the 2010...

October 29, 2020

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Montana records coldest temperature ever this early in the season in contiguous U.S.

The station in Potomac, Montana reported a temperature of -33 °C (-29 °F) on Sunday morning, October 25, 2020-- the coldest ever temperature in the contiguous U.S. this early in the season, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed. "It's...

October 29, 2020

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Hurricane "Zeta" makes historic landfall in Louisiana, U.S.

Fast-moving Hurricane "Zeta" made landfall at its peak strength near Cocodrie in southeastern Louisiana at 21:00 UTC on October 28, 2020. Its maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h (110 mph) at the time of landfall placed it on the upper edge of a Category 2...

October 29, 2020

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Millions affected as Typhoon "Molave" hits central Vietnam - the country's worst storm in 20 years

Typhoon "Molave" made landfall over Quang Nam and Quang Tri provinces in Vietnam's central region at 04:00 UTC (11:00 LT) on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h (103 mph) -- a Category 2 hurricane equivalent. At least...

October 28, 2020

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Rare October ice storm hits Oklahoma, leaving more than 300 000 customers without power

A rare October ice storm hit Oklahoma on Tuesday, October 27, 2020, causing traffic chaos and leaving more than 300 000 customers without power. A state of emergency was declared for 47 counties. NWS offices in Norman and Tulsa have issued their first-ever ice storm...

October 27, 2020

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Hurricane "Zeta" makes landfall in Yucatan, heads toward U.S. Gulf Coast

Hurricane "Zeta" made landfall along the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico near Ciudad Chemuyil around 04:00 UTC on October 27, 2020. The storm had estimated maximum winds of 130 km/h (80 mph), making it a category one hurricane on the...

October 27, 2020

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Typhoon "Molave" prompts evacuation of 1.3 million in Vietnam after leaving 13 missing in the Philippines

Vietnam is preparing to evacuate around 1.3 million people as it braces for Typhoon "Molave" which is set to make landfall in the country's central region on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The storm is feared to worsen the country's flood situation...

October 26, 2020

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Major early-season winter storm brings heavy snow and record cold temperatures to U.S.

Widespread heavy snow falling across the central Rockies and central Plains is forecast to shift further south and develop into another major winter storm for the southern High Plains Monday into Tuesday, October 26 into 27, according to the National Weather Service...

October 26, 2020

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Early-season winter storm hits northern U.S., breaking scores of snowfall records

A winter storm hit parts of the northern U.S. this week, breaking scores of snowfall records in Montana, Iowa, and Minnesota, where more than 1 100 road accidents were reported due to heavy snow. A deepening upper-level trough and a surge of cold Canadian air now...

October 21, 2020

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At least 90 dead, 32 missing and 5 million affected as more floods and landslides hit central Vietnam

Floods and landslides triggered by severe weather have claimed at least 90 lives, left 32 missing, and affected up to five million people in central Vietnam over the last two weeks, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported...

October 19, 2020

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10 newly-discovered asteroids within 1 lunar distance in 10 days

10 newly-discovered asteroids with a close approach within 1 lunar distance (<1LD asteroid) were discovered from October 12 to 18, 2020, marking a significant increase in detection and flybys of asteroids within 1 lunar distance in such a short period of time. 9...

October 18, 2020

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Severe floods claim 47 lives, damage more than 900 000 ha of crops in Maharashtra, India

Heavy rains affecting parts of India over the past 7 days claimed at least 47 lives in Maharashtra and 50 in Telangana. In Maharashtra alone, more than 900 000 hectares (2.2 million acres) of crops have been damaged across state. 28 of the 47 people in Maharashtra...

October 17, 2020