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Widespread damage after winter storm spawns multiple tornadoes in Florida, U.S.

A major winter storm affecting the eastern United States spawned multiple tornadoes in southwestern Florida on Sunday, January 16, 2022, destroying at least 28 homes and damaging others. In addition, at least 7 000 homes were left without power in Lee and Collier...

January 17, 2022

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Major winter storm brings heavy snow and damaging ice, travel hazards from Mid-South to the Northeast, U.S.

Heavy snow and ice accumulations are likely to produce hazardous travel, downed trees, and power outages from the Mid-South to the Northeast, U.S. The heaviest snow is expected along and just west of the Appalachians, and the most damaging icing is likely across...

January 16, 2022

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Yakutat declares disaster emergency after 1.8 m (6 feet) of snow, Alaska

The City and Borough of Yakutat in Alaska, U.S. has declared a local disaster emergency on January 11, 2022, after accumulating approximately 1.5 - 1.8 m (5 - 6 feet) of snow over the last several weeks. Yakutat is isolated and off the road system, and all local...

January 14, 2022

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Fast-moving winter storm to bring heavy snow and gusty winds to Central U.S.

A strong, quick-hitting winter storm is expected to bring heavy snow and gusty winds to the Northern Plains into the Upper and Mid-Mississippi Valley, U.S. that may cause some hazardous travel beginning Thursday night, January 13, 2022, through Friday night. The...

January 13, 2022

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Strong and shallow M6.8 earthquake hits Fox Islands, Alaska, U.S.

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.8 hit Fox Islands, Alaska, U.S. at 11:35 UTC on January 11, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 22.3 km (13.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 40 km (24.8 miles). The epicenter was located...

January 11, 2022

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Deep freeze from Upper Midwest, U.S. to Atlantic Canada

Numerous wind chill advisories and warnings are in place from the Upper Midwest to New England on Monday, January 10, 2022, as wind chills are expected to plummet to -31 to -40 °C (-25 to -40 °​F). In addition, heavy lake effect snow is likely downwind of...

January 10, 2022

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Record snow cuts off Seattle from Washington state, U.S.

Washington State Governor declared a State of Emergency on Friday, January 7, 2022, after a series of severe winter storms struck Washington State beginning on December 17, 2021, producing extensive rain and snow and causing hazardous driving conditions, flooding,...

January 08, 2022

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Winter storm to impact areas from Mid-South to New England with heavy snow and freezing rain, U.S.

Another winter storm is expected to impact areas from the Mid-South to the central and southern Appalachians on Thursday into Thursday night, January 6, 2022, before tracking along the Northeast coast on Friday. Several inches of heavy snow and a zone of mixed...

January 05, 2022

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Expansive, prolonged period of winter weather across northwestern U.S.

An expansive, prolonged period of winter weather is expected across portions of the northwestern U.S. through Friday, January 7, 2022, and not just over the higher terrain, NWS Weather Prediction Center warns. An area of low pressure will track southeast along the...

January 05, 2022

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New Year's Day meteor explosion over Pittsburgh captured via GOES-16 satellite, U.S.

A loud boom over the skies of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania on January 1, 2022, was caused by a meteor exploding with the blast energy equivalent to 30 tons of TNT. The event took place around 16:20 UTC (11:30 EST) but was not observable from the ground due to clouds....

January 05, 2022

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Hundreds of drivers stranded on Interstate-95 after major snowstorm hits U.S.

A major snowstorm stranded hundreds of drivers along a 65 km (40 miles) stretch of Interstate 95 in Virginia on Monday and Tuesday, January 3 and 4, 2022. The gridlock was cleared on Tuesday evening when both northbound and southbound lanes were opened. VDOT said...

January 05, 2022

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Quick-hitting Southeast to Mid-Atlantic winter storm, nearly 1 million customers without power

A quick-hitting winter storm is bringing significant weather impacts across parts of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic on January 3, 2022. Heavy wet snow and gusty winds are expected, causing dangerous travel conditions and power outages. Parts of the region could see...

January 03, 2022

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3 people missing, 991 homes destroyed and 127 damaged by catastrophic Marshall Fire in Colorado

More than 1 000 homes have been destroyed or damaged and three people are missing, presumed dead, after a catastrophic wildfire erupted on December 30, 2021, and tore through the communities of Superior and Louisville, a suburban area between Denver and Boulder,...

January 02, 2022

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Significant winter impacts across the Central Plains toward the Great Lakes, U.S.

A potent winter storm is expected to deliver significant winter impacts across the Central Plains toward the Great Lakes, U.S. on January 1 and 2, 2022. Accumulating snow and ice are expected on Saturday, January 1, 2022, from the Central Plains to the Great Lakes...

December 30, 2021

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Alaska sets new December temperature records, U.S.

Temperatures in Alaska are again making rounds in the international news, with several high and low records broken or obliterated. The temperature at Kodiak Tide Gauge, Alaska hit 19.4 °C (67 °F) on December 26, 2021, setting a new December high temperature...

December 29, 2021

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Sierra Snow Lab records snowiest December on record, California

A prolonged period of heavy snow falling over the Sierra Nevada mountain range since December 10 dramatically increased its snowpack and by December 27 piled up to 455 cm (193.7 inches) at the UC Berkeley's Central Sierra Snow Laboratory. At the University of...

December 28, 2021

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M5.9 earthquake hits Southern Alaska at intermediate depth, U.S.

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.9 hit Southern Alaska at 22:42 UTC (13:42 LT) on December 22, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 152.6 km (94.8 miles). The EMSC is reporting M5.9 at a depth of 146 km (90.7 miles). The epicenter was located...

December 21, 2021

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Sierra snowpack jumps from 19 to 98 percent in just 7 days, U.S.

Snowpack over the Sierra has increased dramatically in just 7 days after a series of storms affected the region last week. The sudden change gives California its wettest start to the Water Year (October 1 - September 30) in more than 40 years. A new series of...

December 21, 2021

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Lava flow field at Great Sitkin grows to more than 1.3 square km, Alaska

Seismicity at Great Sitkin volcano continues at low but above background levels and satellite data shows elevated surface temperatures. In addition, new SAR images from DLR show the lava flow field has grown to more than 1.3 km2 (0.5 mi2). The SE edge seems to have...

December 21, 2021

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Very strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits near the coast of California, U.S.

A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit near the coast of Petrolia, California, U.S. at 20:10 UTC on December 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 9.3 km (5.8 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). The epicenter...

December 20, 2021

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Anomalous and historic December derecho hits U.S.

An anomalous and historic December derecho, a windstorm associated with an unusually strong and fast-moving line of thunderstorms, swept from the U.S. Southwest to the Upper Midwest on December 15, 2021, traveling roughly 1 060 km (660 miles) in just over 10 hours....

December 17, 2021

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Massive dust storm sweeps through Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska, U.S.

Strong winds caused by a powerful storm moving through the Plains, produced a massive dust storm in eastern Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska on December 15, 2021. Strong wind gusts in excess of 160 km/h (100 mph) closed roads and knocked out power to more than 200 000...

December 16, 2021

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Widespread hazardous weather to impact the Central U.S.

A rapidly strengthening storm system will shift from the central Rockies to the upper Great Lakes today with widespread high winds, exceeding 110 km/h (70 mph) in some locations. Wind damage and power outages are likely with difficult to dangerous travel conditions....

December 15, 2021

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Long-duration storm system to produce heavy snow across much of the U.S. West

A prolonged Atmospheric River will produce heavy snow across much of the U.S. West through Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Snowfall of 60 - 150 cm (2 - 5 feet) or more is likely in the Sierra Nevada, with 30 - 90 cm (1 - 3 feet) expected across much of the western...

December 13, 2021

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Earthquake swarm under Davidof volcano, U.S.

Due to the possibility of escalating volcanic events associated with a swarm of earthquakes in the vicinity of Davidof volcano in Alaska, the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has raised the Aviation Color Code and the Volcano Alert Level for Davidof volcano to...

December 11, 2021

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Violent tornado outbreak hits U.S. South and Midwest, leaving up to 100 people dead

A violent tornado outbreak took place across the U.S. South and Midwest on Friday, December 10 into Saturday, December 11, 2021, placing more than 16 million people under a tornado watch. In 24 hours to 11:10 UTC on December 11, the NWS Storm Prediction Center...

December 11, 2021

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Major winter storm impacting Central Plains, Upper Midwest, and Great Lakes, U.S.

A major winter storm will expand across the Central Plains, Upper Midwest, and Great Lakes on Friday, December 10, and Saturday, December 11, 2021. Snowfall rates of 50 mm (2 inches) per hour are possible, producing near whiteout conditions and dangerous...

December 10, 2021

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Ground deformation at Okmok volcano suggests shallow magma intrusion, U.S.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO) has observed a change from the long-term deformation pattern at Okmok volcano as measured by two continuous Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) stations within the caldera between September and November 2021. The...

December 09, 2021

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Bright fireball streaks through the night sky over Indiana, U.S.

A bright fireball was recorded as it streaked through the night sky over Indiana at 01:04 UTC on December 8, 2021. The event lasted about 4 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 39 reports from witnesses in Ilinois, Indiana, Michigan and...

December 08, 2021

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Series of strong earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon, U.S.

A series of earthquakes hit off the coast of Oregon, U.S. on December 7 and 8, 2021. The quakes are taking place at a shallow depth of about 10 km (6.2 miles), some 500 km (320 miles) W of Salem, Oregon. The swarm, located about 360 km (200 miles) west of the...

December 08, 2021

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Very bright fireball streaks through the night sky over Idaho, U.S.

A very bright fireball was seen streaking through the night sky over Idaho, U.S. at around 08:40 UTC on December 5, 2021. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has so far received 5 reports, 2 videos, and 2 photos.1 Image credit: AMS Image credit: Jordan R., AMS...

December 06, 2021

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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