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Sustained ash emissions at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to Red and the Alert Level to Warning for Semisopochnoi volcano on Friday, April 16, 2021, after sustained ash emissions rose up to 6 km (20 000 feet) a.s.l. Satellite data suggest ash emissions...

April 16, 2021

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'Gorilla' hail pounds north-central Texas, leaving properties damaged, U.S.

Parts of north-central Texas were pounded by what is described as a "gorilla" hail due to its remarkable size, with some as large as a grapefruit, on Monday, April 12, 2021. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), hail...

April 15, 2021

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Bright fireball explodes between Florida and The Bahamas

A bright fireball exploded between Florida and The Bahamas at around 02:18 UTC on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 205 reports and 9 videos. The fireball moved in a south to north direction, NE of West Palm Beach,...

April 13, 2021

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At least 2 killed, 7 injured as severe storms and tornadoes hit Gulf Coast, U.S.

At least 2 people have been killed and 7 others injured after severe thunderstorms produced strong winds and at least 5 tornadoes across the Gulf Coast, U.S. on April 9, 2021. A 28-year-old man was killed and 7 others injured after an EF-3 tornado with estimated...

April 11, 2021

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Texas 2021 deep freeze left nearly 200 people dead, new analysis shows

Nearly 200 people died as a result of the unprecedented winter storm that lashed Texas in February 2021, a new analysis showed, making the disaster one of the worst in the state this past century. The toll is expected to grow in the coming days as investigations...

April 07, 2021

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Earthquake swarm rattles Los Angeles area following M4.0 jolt, California

A swarm of earthquakes rattled the Los Angeles area in California early Monday, April 5, 2021, following an M4.0 earthquake 2 km (1.2 miles) east of Lennox. The USGS received more than 7 400 'I felt it' reports. The Lennox quake was 19.9 km (12.4 miles) deep...

April 06, 2021

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Renewed activity at Veniaminof volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Low-level ash emissions from the summit of Veniaminof volcano, Alaska were observed in web camera views on April 5, 2021, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 20:49 UTC. Because of the renewed activity, AVO has raised the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE...

April 06, 2021

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Schroeder wildfire threatens Rapid City fire suppression, South Dakota

Multiple National Guard helicopters were in full aerial suppression mode on March 29, 2021, as the Schroeder Fire burned multiple homes and threatened thousands more west of Rapid City, South Dakota. Approximately 500 homes were ordered to evacuate the area as high...

March 30, 2021

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Destructive floods after near-record rains hit Nashville, claiming lives of 4 people, Tennessee

Four people have been killed and 130 rescued after near-record levels of rainfall hit Nashville, Tennessee on March 27 and 28, 2021, causing significant flooding across the region. John Cooper, Mayor of Nashville declared a local state of emergency. The last time...

March 29, 2021

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Tornado outbreak: Another potential severe weather event for the Southern U.S.

A week after a multi-day severe weather outbreak, another severe event appears likely across the Southern U.S. through Thursday, March 25, 2021. A moderate risk of severe thunderstorms is in effect for Thursday across parts of the South, including the Memphis,...

March 25, 2021

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Very bright fireball over Pennsylvania, U.S.

A very bright fireball was recorded over Pennsylvania, U.S. at around 04:25 UTC (00:25 EDT) on March 21, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 263 reports, mostly from Pennsylvania, but users from Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky,...

March 22, 2021

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Fireball seen north of Los Angeles, southern California

More than 80 people submitted their eyewitness reports to the American Meteor Society (AMS) after a bright fireball streaked through the night sky over southern California at 02:49 UTC on March 21, 2021 (19:49 PDT, March 20). According to NASA Meteor Watch, the...

March 22, 2021

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Bright fireball over Tampa Bay, Florida

The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 61 reports about a fireball seen over Florida and Georiga, U.S. around 00:32 UTC on March 21, 2021. Even though there was significant cloud cover, tens of eyewitnesses in middle Florida reported seeing a bright fireball at...

March 22, 2021

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Increased gas emissions and elevated surface temperatures at Cleveland volcano, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code for Cleveland volcano to Yellow and the Volcano Alert Level to Advisory at 21:44 UTC on March 20, 2021. Satellite detections of increased volcanic gas emissions and elevated surface temperatures...

March 21, 2021

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Small explosion at Semisopochnoi volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Orange, Alaska

Regional infrasound sensors detected a small explosion at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska on March 19, 2021, indicating an increase in eruptive activity. As a result, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code to ORANGE and the Volcano...

March 19, 2021

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Earthquake swarm under Mauna Loa volcano, Aviation Color Code remains at Yellow, Hawaii

A small swarm of shallow seismicity, that began at 11:00 UTC on March 18, 2021, is occurring beneath the upper Ka‘ōiki seismic zone, under Mauna Loa’s southeast flank and northwest of Kīlauea's summit, Hawaii. Mauna Loa Volcano is not erupting;...

March 19, 2021

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Damaging tornado outbreak hits South U.S., severe weather shifting into the Southeast

A severe weather outbreak lashed the South U.S. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, unleashing tornadoes that led to serious damage to homes and businesses, particularly in Alabama and Mississippi. NOAA Storm Prediction Center (SPC) received a total of 25 tornado...

March 18, 2021

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A major severe weather outbreak is forecast across portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama, U.S.

A regional outbreak of severe storms is expected today and tonight, March 17 and 18, 2021, across portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama, NWS Storm Prediction Center warns. Widespread severe storms capable of producing tornadoes (several of which may...

March 17, 2021

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Major winter storm described by NWS as 'historic and crippling' slams U.S.

A major winter storm described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as "historic and crippling" lashed parts of the U.S., bringing up to 1.2 m (4 feet) of snow over the weekend. More than 2 000 flights were canceled and over 54 000 customers were left...

March 15, 2021

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Unprecedented Texas deep freeze results in 600 million dollar crop loss

Texas farmers and ranchers have lost at least 600 million dollars to the unprecedented winter storm that lashed the state last month, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The deep freeze left more than 4.3 million homes without power, paralyzed...

March 10, 2021

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Multiple weather hazards threaten the Central U.S., heavy snow for the California mountains

A streak of heavy snow and freezing rain is expected from Wyoming into Minnesota this week, severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain in the Central Plains and the Upper Midwest, and heavy snow across the California mountains. A low pressure system with a frontal...

March 10, 2021

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Cold blast sweeps through Northeast following winter storm in the West, U.S.

Parts of New York and New England are recording below zero-degree wind chills on Friday morning, March 5, 2021, as a cold blast sweeps through the Northeast. The cold wave came after a winter storm brought heavy snow to parts of the West on Thursday, March 4. Wind...

March 05, 2021

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Veniaminof volcano alert level raised after sensors detect small explosion, Alaska

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Volcano Alert Level to Watch and the Aviation Color Code to Orange for Veniaminof volcano at 18:04 UTC on March 4, 2021. The last time this volcano erupted was in 2018 (VEI 1). According to Volcano Observatory...

March 04, 2021

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Rare earthquakes highlight Black Rock Desert volcanic field in Utah

Rare earthquakes in the Black Rock Desert in Utah have provided a glimpse into the volcanic system of the field, which is still active despite not showing signs of erupting, according to a new study. A pair of earthquake sequences in September 2018 and April 2019,...

March 03, 2021

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At least 2 400 cold temperature records broken or tied in the U.S. from February 12 to 16, 2021

At least 2 400 preliminary daily cold temperature records, including cold maximums and minimums, were broken or tied at longer-term sites (75+ years of data) in the United States from February 12 to 16, 2021. The cold snap peaked from February 14 to 16. Another...

February 18, 2021

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Powerful EF-3 tornado rips through Brunswick County, North Carolina

A high-end EF-3 tornado with estimated winds of 255 km/h (160 mph) ripped through the south end of Brunswick County, North Carolina at 23:30 LT on February 15, 2021 (04:30 UTC, February 16), leaving at least 3 people dead and injuring at least 10 others. The...

February 17, 2021

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Historic cold temps and snow in Wichita, Kansas

The incredibly historic winter storm continued its assault in southern Kansas on the morning of February 15, 2021, adding another 25 mm (1 inch) or more of snow during the Monday morning commute. Traffic was lighter than normal thanks to the holiday, but icy...

February 16, 2021

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More than 3.8 million homes without power as unprecedented winter storm hits Texas

More than 3.8 million homes are experiencing power outages across the U.S. state of Texas and another 118 000 across Louisiana, 58 000 in Mississippi, and 163 000 in Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky after extremely cold temperatures and...

February 15, 2021

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Extreme cold hits United States - electricity and heating prices surge as infrastructure fails to deliver

As a cold arctic air mass remains in place across much of the United States, wintry precipitation will bring hazards to the Pacific Northwest, the Southern Plains, Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley, and the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast this weekend into at least...

February 13, 2021

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At least 15 dead as the U.S. sees the deadliest week of avalanches in over a century

At least 15 people lost their lives due to avalanches in the U.S. from January 30 to February 6 this year-- the worst and deadliest in the country since 1910, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC). It included avalanches in Alaska,...

February 09, 2021

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Significant ice accumulation from the mid-Mississippi Valley to Ohio and Tennessee valleys, U.S.

A winter storm gripping much of the United States with frigid temperatures this week is likely to bring significant ice accumulation from portions of the mid-Mississippi Valley to the Ohio and Tennessee valleys from late Tuesday night (LT), February 9 into Thursday,...

February 09, 2021

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Aviation Color Code for Semisopochnoi volcano raised to Orange, Alaska

A high-resolution satellite image acquired on February 7, 2021, shows a second small ash deposit extending at least 3 km (1.8 miles) to the northeast from North Cerberus Crater on Semisopochnoi Island, similar to the first observed on February 6. Clouds obscured...

February 09, 2021

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Widespread Arctic air mass with frigid temperatures and brutal wind chills affecting the United States

The main theme this coming week will be the continuation of the widespread arctic air mass with frigid temperatures and dangerous wind chills consuming the Central U.S., especially the Upper Midwest, the National Weather Service (NWS) warns. This dangerous winter...

February 08, 2021

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Renewed unrest at Semisopochnoi, alerts raised, Alaska

High-resolution satellite imagery acquired on February 6, 2021, showed a small ash deposit extending less than 3 km (1.8 miles) to the north from North Cerebus Crater on Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska, U.S. Steam emissions obscured views into the crater, the Alaska...

February 07, 2021

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Ice jam pushes St. Clair River to record levels, triggers devastating floods in Michigan, U.S.

Houses and main roads in southeastern St. Clair County, Michigan, were flooded on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, after ice jams pushed the St. Clair River to a record high of 176.3 m (578.5 feet). U.S. and Canadian coast guards have sent icebreaking ships to the St....

February 04, 2021

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Major winter storm slams Northeast U.S. with heavy snow and freezing rain

A powerful winter storm blasted the U.S. Northeast on Monday, February 1, 2021, bringing heavy snow and high winds that led to power outages for more than 22 000 customers throughout the region. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts the heaviest snow over...

February 02, 2021

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Major storm leaves 2 dead, takes out massive chunk of Highway 1 in California, U.S.

Massive storms that barrelled through Northern California over the weekend brought heavy rains and snow, causing floods and landslides and leaving at least 2 people dead. Meanwhile, a front approaching the Northwest will move onshore on Monday, February 1, and...

February 01, 2021

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Major nor'easter impacts the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through early next week

A major nor'easter will impact the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through early next week. Widespread heavy snow accumulating to 200 mm (8 inches) is expected, with isolated totals of more than 460 mm (18 inches) possible. Freezing rain is also likely in North...

January 31, 2021

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Complex, long-duration winter storm for the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic/Northeast, U.S.

A complex winter storm will start today, January 30, 2021, in the Midwest with heavy snow from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley, including the Chicago metro area. On Sunday, January 31, the snow and wintry mix will spread into the Mid-Atlantic region...

January 30, 2021

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Major winter storm brings damaging mudslides to California, may become a potential Nor'easter

A major winter storm fueled by an atmospheric river unleashed damaging mudslides in Northern California on Thursday, January 28, 2021, after dumping heavy snow and downpours to the region over the past days. The threat of flash flooding continues into Friday...

January 29, 2021