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Slow-moving fireball over Los Angeles, California

A slow-moving fireball was seen and recorded over Los Angeles, California at 04:13 UTC on November 25, 2021 (20:13 PST, November 24). The event lasted more than 12 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received more than 75 reports from California and Arizona...

November 25, 2021

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Potent cold front to track through the Northeast, caution for those traveling during Thanksgiving week around the Great Lakes

A sweeping cold front will bring widespread showers along the U.S. East Coast this week, followed by lake effect snow across the Great Lakes region. As the holiday week gets off and running, much of the continental U.S. will be devoid of hazards the first half of...

November 22, 2021

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Atmospheric river hits British Columbia, causing major floods and landslides, Canada

Another round of heavy rain caused by atmospheric river caused major flooding and landslides in southern British Columbia, Canada, and parts of Washington and Oregon in the United States on November 14 and 15, 2021. Some parts of the region received nearly 255 mm...

November 16, 2021

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Rare tornadoes hit Rhode Island and Connecticut, the first in November since at least 1950

The National Weather Service (NWS) storm surveys have confirmed several tornadoes touched down on Saturday, November 13, 2021, across Connecticut and Rhode Island. While all of them were EF-0 or EF-1, these were the first November tornadoes to strike the area since...

November 15, 2021

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Alberta clipper to deliver another round of snow, rain and gusty winds across the northern Plains, U.S.

Snow and blustery conditions are forecast to continue in the Upper Midwest on Friday, November 12, 2021, as a strong low slowly retreats northward. On Saturday and into early Sunday, November 13 into 14, another storm system, known as Alberta clipper, will deliver...

November 12, 2021

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Very bright fireball over North Carolina coincides with the launch of Falcon 9 rocket, U.S.

A very bright fireball was seen over North Carolina at 02:12 UTC on November 11, 2021. Interestingly, the event took place just a few minutes after the Crew-3 Falcon 9 rocket lifted off the pad at Kennedy Space Center, Florida on its way toward the International...

November 11, 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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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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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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Multiple landfalling atmospheric rivers aim U.S. West Coast

A series of landfalling atmospheric rivers (ARs) will impact the western United States, and British Columbia, this week into early next week, bringing excessive rainfall, strong winds, and mountain snow. This could lead to flash floods and dangerous debris flows in...

October 21, 2021

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Bright fireball over Arkansas, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over Arkansas, U.S at around 01:09 UTC on October 20, 2021 (20:09 LT, October 19). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 59 reports1 from users in Arkansan, Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and...

October 21, 2021

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Bright fireball over southern California, U.S.

A bright fireball streaked through the night sky over southern California at around 03:46 UTC on October 17, 2021 (20:45 LT, October 16). The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 116 reports1 from Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah as well as 2 videos: ...

October 18, 2021

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Farmers in California abandoning their fields, U.S.

Farmers in California's San Joaquin Valley are abandoning their fields due to drought that resulted in water allotments cut by a third. Farmers in this region, reportedly the most productive agricultural region globally, grow 250 different crops on 17% of the...

October 16, 2021

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Winter storm highway shutdowns worsen supply chain issues, U.S.

Truck drivers say highway closures and restrictions in parts of the Intermountain West and Rockies during a winter storm are complicating supply chain issues. Featured image and video courtesy: AccuWeather...

October 15, 2021

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Major snowstorm hits Wyoming, creating traffic jams and bringing wildfire relief

The first big snowstorm of the season led to major travel issues in Wyoming this week, but also helped with the wildfire fight in parts of neighboring Montana. The storm dropped as much as 50.8 cm (20 inches) at Soldier Park, 48.2 cm (19 inches) at Hansen Sawmill,...

October 15, 2021

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Hurricane "Pamela" - Life-threatening storm surge, dangerous winds, and threat of significant flash flooding and mudslides, Mexico

Pamela regained hurricane strength as its center came closer to the coast of Mexico on October 13, 2021. The system is forecast to make landfall on the west-central coast of Mexico this morning (LT) and life-threatening storm surge and dangerous hurricane-force...

October 13, 2021

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Potent western storm shifts into the 4-corners and Plains, U.S.

Heavy snow and powerful winds in the Great Basin mountains, Rockies, and into the High Plains will create hazardous travel conditions, NWS warned on October 12, 2021. Severe storms developing in the Plains ahead of this front may have damaging winds, large hail, and...

October 12, 2021

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Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits Alaska Peninsula, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the Alaska Peninsula, U.S. at 09:10 UTC on October 11, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 69.1 km (42.9 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.8 at a depth of 51 km (31 miles). The epicenter was located...

October 11, 2021

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Bright fireball over southern Georgia, U.S.

A bright fireball was observed over the southeastern United States at around 02:05 UTC on October 11, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) received 88 witness reports from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. The event was...

October 11, 2021

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Shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the southwest coast of Island of Hawaii

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the southwest coast of the Island of Hawaii, U.S at 23:48 UTC on October 10, 2021 (11:48 HST). The earthquake was centered about 27 km (17 miles) south-southeast of Nāʻālehu at a depth of 35...

October 11, 2021

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Bright fireball spotted west of Denver, Colorado

A bright fireball was spotted west of Denver, Colorado at around 10:34 UTC on October 3, 2021. While the event was mainly seen from Colorado, the American Meteor Society (AMS) also received reports from Wyoming and New Mexico. In total, the AMS received 50 reports...

October 04, 2021

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Massive oil spill hits Orange County beaches, killing birds, marine life, California

A massive oil slick originating from a pipeline leak hit the beaches of Orange County, California over the weekend, raising grave wildlife and environmental concerns. Residents of Newport Beach started reporting the smell of gas Friday afternoon (LT), October 1,...

October 04, 2021

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Lava continues to erupt from multiple vents at Kilauea, sulfur dioxide emissions increase, Hawaii

Lava continues to erupt from multiple vents along the floor and western wall of Kilauea's Halemaʻumaʻu crater since September 29, 2021. As of October 3, 2021, all lava activity is confined within Halemaʻumaʻu in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park....

October 04, 2021

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Major oil spill hits Orange County coast, California

A major oil spill, believed to have originated from a pipeline leak, hit parts of California's Orange County, including Huntington Beach on October 2, 2021. The event triggered coastal closures and emergency responses. Wildlife officials warned residents not to...

October 03, 2021

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New eruption at Kilauea volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Hawaii

A new eruption began at Kilauea volcano's Halema‘uma‘u crater at approximately 01:20 UTC on September 30, 2021 (15:20 HST, September 29). As a result, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) raised the Volcano Alert Level for ground-based hazards...

September 30, 2021

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At least 8 fireballs over the United States on September 24

At least 8 fireballs were seen over the United States on September 24, 2021, with the largest grouping of eyewitnesses reports -- more than 130 -- associated with an event that occurred at 23:41 UTC (19:40 EDT) over North Carolina. The fireball became visible 77 km...

September 26, 2021

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M6.1 earthquake near the coast of Amatignak Island, Andreanof Islands, Alaska

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit near the coast of Amatignak Island, Andreanof Islands, Alaska at 11:52 UTC on September 24, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 39 km (24 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

September 24, 2021

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Waterspout outbreak at Lake Michigan, expected to spread to other portions of Great Lakes

A waterspout outbreak is in progress at Lake Michigan since September 22, 2021, and the ICWR forecast model shows it continuing and spreading to other portions of the Great Lakes through Friday, September 24. International Centre for Waterspout Research (ICWR)...

September 23, 2021

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Ash emissions at Semisopochnoi increase, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Alaska

Ash emissions from the ongoing eruption at Semisopochnoi volcano, Alaska have increased in frequency and intensity, prompting the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red at 05:58 UTC on September 20, 2021. Satellite images show an...

September 20, 2021

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Boom-like sounds associated with fireball over northern Virginia and eastern West Virginia, U.S.

There are many reports of 'boom-like' sounds associated with a couple of fireball sightings from northern Virginia around 14:30 UTC on September 17 (10:30 EDT). It's possible this event produced meteorites in the northern Virginia/eastern West Virginia...

September 18, 2021

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Hurricane "Nicholas" leaves widespread damage, more than 500 000 without power in Texas

Hurricane "Nicholas" made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, Texas at 05:30 UTC on September 14, 2021, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 991 hPa.1 The storm caused widespread damage...

September 14, 2021

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Hurricane "Nicholas" makes landfall along the Texas coast

Nicholas reached hurricane strength at 03:00 UTC on September 14, 2021, and made landfall on the eastern part of the Matagorda Peninsula, about 15 km (10 miles) WSW of Sargent Beach, Texas at 05:30 UTC with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (75 mph) and a minimum...

September 14, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Nicholas" to make landfall in Texas, flash flooding, dangerous storm surge and gusty winds expected

Tropical Storm "Nicholas" formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 15:00 UTC on September 12, 2021, as the 14th named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located about 205 km (130 miles) NE of Veracruz, Mexico. Heavy rainfall...

September 13, 2021

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Hurricane "Ida" among the costliest for oil production since 2005

Gulf of Mexico oil producers are still struggling to restart operations after the devastating impact made by Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" on August 29, 2021. With Port Fourchon still in 'Recovery Phase' and the majority of the region's offshore...

September 09, 2021

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Eruptive activity continues at Mount Cerberus on Semisopochnoi Island, Alaska

Eruptive activity continues at the north crater of Mount Cerberus on Semisopochnoi Island, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) reported at 20:01 UTC on September 8, 2021. Seismicity at the volcano remains elevated and variable, with periods of continuous tremor,...

September 09, 2021

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New Orleans on track to restore 90 percent of electricity by September 8, Louisiana

Just 8 days after Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" hit New Orleans, knocking out power to the entire city, 71 percent of Entergy New Orleans customers have had their power restored, company executives announced on Monday, September 6, 2021. Ida made landfall on...

September 07, 2021

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New Jersey’s largest dairy devastated by an EF-3 tornado in Mullica Hill

An EF-3 tornado produced by remnants of Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" touched down in Mullica Hill, New Jersey on September 1, 2021, devastating Wellacrest Farms -- the state's largest dairy farm. The National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ has...

September 06, 2021

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Port Fourchon - major oil and gas hub - still in 'Recovery Phase' after a direct hit by Ida, causing gas prices to rise, U.S.

Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" made a direct hit to Port Fourchon, the most important oil and gas hub in the Gulf of Mexico on August 29, 2021, causing extensive damage and putting the facility in 'Recovery Phase.' Ida's impacts to Port Fauchron...

September 05, 2021

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Remnants of Hurricane "Ida" bring record rains, historic flooding and destructive tornadoes to U.S. Northeast, leaving at least 71 people dead

Remnants of Hurricane "Ida" -- which made landfall in Louisiana on August 29 with maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph)1 -- inundated parts of the U.S. Northeast and spawned large and extremely dangerous tornadoes on September 1 and 2, 2021....

September 02, 2021