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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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Southern New England hit by a rare derecho, NWS confirms

The unusually powerful storm in Southern New England last week, October 7, 2020, was a rare derecho, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed. The storm killed at least two people, left more than 200 000 customers without power, caused damage to a 515 km (320...

October 15, 2020

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'Unusually' intense, record storm knocks power to over 200 000 customers in Capital District - New York, U.S.

A powerful thunderstorm hit New York's Capital District on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, leaving more than 200 000 customers without power and killing at least two people. The storm was described as an "unusual event" wit winds of 109 km/h (68 mph) --...

October 09, 2020

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World record waterspout outbreak over the Great Lakes

232 waterspouts/funnels have been confirmed over the Great Lakes from September 28 to October 4, 2020, in the second world record waterspout outbreak of the year, according to the International Center for Waterspout Research (ICWR). From August 16 to 19, 2020, a...

October 07, 2020

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Strong cold front to push across the central U.S., bringing significant drop in temperatures

A strong cold front will push across the central U.S. through the first half of the week, bringing thunderstorms, a significant drop in temperatures, and a return to below normal readings in its wake. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue developing...

September 28, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Beta" makes landfall, expected to stall inland over Texas

Tropical Storm "Beta" made landfall near the southern end of Matagorda Peninsula, Texas -- about 10 km (6 miles) N of Port O'Connor -- at 04:00 UTC on September 22, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h (45 mph) and minimum central pressure of...

September 22, 2020

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Scores of temperature records smashed as cold blast sweeps through Eastern U.S.

Dozens of temperature records were smashed or tied across the Eastern U.S. over the weekend as a shot of cold air swept through the region, weeks ahead of the average for much of the area. The National Weather Service (NWS) issued frost advisories and freeze...

September 21, 2020

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Catastrophic flooding unfolding as Hurricane "Sally" makes landfall near the Alabama/Florida border, U.S.

Slow-moving Category 2 Hurricane "Sally" made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama at 10:00 UTC on September 16, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 165 km/h (105 mph) and a minimum central pressure of 965 hPa. Sally is now the 8th named storm to make...

September 16, 2020

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Sally rapidly strengthens into a Category 2 hurricane, extremely dangerous storm surge expected, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Sally" has rapidly strengthened into a hurricane by 16:00 UTC on September 14, 2020, becoming the 7th hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. At the time, its center was located about 220 km (135 miles) ESE of the Mouth of the...

September 14, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Sally" strengthening, hurricane and storm surge warnings issued for portions of the U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Sally" formed at 18:00 UTC on September 12, 2020, as the earliest 18th named Atlantic storm, beating the previous record set by Stan on September 22, 2005. At the time it formed, Sally's center was located about 60 km (35 miles) SSE of...

September 13, 2020

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Record-early winter storm brings much below-average temperatures and record snow from Montana to New Mexico, U.S.

One of the earliest snowstorms on record swept through parts of the United States, from Montana to New Mexico on September 8 and 9, 2020, bringing record-early snow and record-cold temperatures to much of the region. The weather system hit the region after...

September 10, 2020

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Significantly colder temperatures are setting the stage for the first heavy snow of the 2020 - 2021 winter season, U.S.

Significantly colder temperatures are setting the stage for the first heavy snow of the 2020-2021 "winter" season, NWS Weather Prediction Center reported early September 8, 2020. These conditions are caused by a powerful cold front plunging into the...

September 08, 2020

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Early season snow and record cold for the Rockies, U.S.

An early-season winter storm is forecast to impact the Rockies beginning tonight, September 7, 2020, with strong winds, record cold, and heavy snow. There are winter weather advisory and winter storm watches along parts of the Northern/Central Rockies/High Plains....

September 07, 2020

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14 million acres of crops affected by powerful derecho in Iowa, U.S.

Up to 5.6 million ha (14 million acres) of crops in Iowa have been battered a powerful derecho that struck parts of the Midwest on August 10, 2020. Northern Illinois University meteorology professor Victor Gensini considers it as one of the worst weather events of...

August 31, 2020

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Hurricane "Laura" aftermath: at least 54 people dead, widespread destruction across the Caribbean and US Gulf Coast

Hurricane "Laura" entered history books as a deadly, very powerful, and damaging hurricane that tied the Last Island Hurricane of 1856 as the strongest hurricane ever recorded to make landfall in Louisiana, U.S. Laura is the 12th named storm, 4th...

August 30, 2020

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Laura forecast to rapidly strengthen into Category 4 hurricane before making landfall, U.S.

Hurricane "Laura" is expected to rapidly strengthen to a Category 4 hurricane before it approaches Upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts and moves island near those areas tonight, August 26 or Thursday morning (LT), August 27, 2020. Potentially...

August 26, 2020

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Hurricane and Storm Surge Warnings in effect for parts of northern Gulf Coast - Tropical storms Marco and Laura

Two tropical systems are forecast to strike parts of the northern Gulf Coast starting Monday, August 24 into the mid-week. Marco strengthened into a hurricane at 16:30 UTC on August 23 - the 3rd hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season - while it was about...

August 24, 2020

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10 simultaneous waterspouts seen off the coast of Louisiana, U.S.

Up to 10 simultaneous waterspouts were seen and recorded off the coast of Louisiana on August 20, 2020. Lake Michigan currently holds the visual record of 9 occurring at once in a single photo. WOW... I am gobsmaked.... 10 #waterspouts at the same time reported off...

August 21, 2020

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Death Valley hits 54.4 °C (130 °F) for the first time since 1913, California

According to data provided by the National Weather Service, the temperature at Furnace Creek weather station in Death Valley National Park, California reached 54.4 °C (130 °F) at 15:41 CDT on Sunday, August 16, 2020, breaking the previous August 16 record of...

August 17, 2020

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Historic August 2020 derecho destroyed over 1 million acres of crops, U.S.

A devastating derecho ripped through several Midwest states on August 10, 2020, leaving a path of destruction, more than 1.5 million customers without power, and more than 404 600 hectares (1 million acres) of destroyed or damaged crops. Northern Illinois University...

August 17, 2020

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Philadelphia and Delaware hit by rainfall 1 000 percent of normal during Isaias, U.S.

Last week's rainfall brought by Tropical Cyclone "Isaias" was almost 1 000 percent of normal in parts of Philadelphia and Delaware. During the same period, three tornados were confirmed in Delaware, wherein the annual average is only one. On Thursday,...

August 14, 2020

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Severe storms bring baseball-sized hail, heavy rain, and damaging winds to Minnesota, U.S.

Bouts of severe storms lashed Minnesota with large hail, continuous lightning, damaging winds, and torrential rain Sunday into Monday, August 10, 2020. Electricity was disrupted to more than 10 000 homes and businesses. Several communities picked up over 102 mm (4...

August 12, 2020

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Powerful derecho wreaks havoc across the Midwest - one of the worst weather events of 2020 in the U.S.

A rare derecho -- severe storm with hurricane-force winds -- ripped through the Midwest on Monday, August 10, 2020, leaving almost 1.5 million customers without power, toppling numerous trees and vehicles, and causing major, widespread property damage across several...

August 11, 2020

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Mount Washington hit by strongest August wind gust on record - New Hampshire, U.S.

The Mount Washington Observatory in New Hampshire recorded a wind gust of 237 km/h (147 mph) at the summit on Tuesday evening, August 4, 2020, as post-tropical cyclone Isaias swept through the New England region. This is the strongest wind gust ever recorded at the...

August 06, 2020

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Isaias moves into Canada after lashing much of Eastern U.S. and leaving at least 12 people dead

Post-tropical cyclone Isaias has moved into southeastern Canada after bringing heavy rains, powerful winds, and multiple tornadoes across much of the Eastern U.S., where more than three million people were affected by widespread power outages and at least nine...

August 05, 2020

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Las Vegas sets July heat records, no probability of monsoon anytime soon - Nevada, U.S.

July 2020 set heat records in Las Vegas, Nevada, including the seventh hottest July on record and the all-time highest low temperature in the valley with 35 °C (95 °F) overnight Thursday, July 30, 2020. While Las Vegas ended the month with a high of 44.4...

August 04, 2020

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Hurricane "Isaias" makes historic landfall in North Carolina, U.S.

Hurricane "Isaias" made landfall in North Carolina at around 03:10 UTC on August 4, 2020, with winds reaching 137 km/h (85 mph), making it a Category 1 hurricane. This is the first hurricane to make landfall in North Carolina during the month of August...

August 04, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Isaias" wreaks havoc across the Caribbean, set to impact U.S. East Coast this week

Tropical Cyclone "Isaias" barrelled through the Caribbean after making landfall in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic on July 30, 2020, leaving several people dead and hundreds of thousands without power and water supply. The storm then moved over the...

August 03, 2020

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Hurricane "Isaias" over the Bahamas, forecast to move dangerously close to East Coast, U.S.

Hurricane "Isaias" is moving over the Bahamas on August 1, 2020, and is expected to approach the southeast coast of Florida later today and Sunday, August 2. On the forecast track, the center of Isaias will move near or over Andros Island in the...

August 01, 2020

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Tropical Depression "Hanna" barrels through Mexico, leaving 11 people dead or missing

After making landfall in Texas as Category 1 hurricane, Hanna weakened into a tropical depression as it barrelled through Mexico, bringing severe flooding that caused considerable property damage, killed at least five people, and left six others missing in the...

July 28, 2020

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Hurricane "Douglas" tracks away from Hawaii after passing just north of Oahu

The eyewall of Hurricane "Douglas" passed just north of Oahu on Sunday night (LT), July 26, 2020, sparing Hawaii of the storm's worst. At 15:00 UTC (05:00 LT) on Monday, July 27, the center of the storm was located about 149 km (90 miles) northwest of...

July 27, 2020

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Hurricane "Hanna" makes historic landfall in Texas as first rapidly intensifying named storm of 2020

Category 1 Hurricane "Hanna" made landfall on Padre Island, Texas, at around 22:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on July 25, 2020, as the first rapidly-intensifying named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The state now has 9 hurricane landfalls in July since...

July 27, 2020

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Hurricane "Douglas" continues WNW toward Hawaii, pre-landfall emergency issued

Category 2 Hurricane "Douglas" continues moving WNW toward Hawaii and is expected to be near hurricane strength when it nears the islands Saturday night (LT) through Sunday, July 25 and 26, 2020. Key messages issued by NHC: Douglas continues to approach...

July 25, 2020

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Texas bracing for Hurricane "Hanna" - landfall expected this afternoon or early this evening

Tropical Storm "Hanna" remains in an atmospheric and oceanic environment conducive for strengthening, and is expected to reach hurricane status before it makes landfall this afternoon (LT) or early this evening, July 25, 2020, along the coast of southern...

July 25, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Hanna" forms in the Gulf of Mexico, landfall expected in Texas on Saturday, July 25

Tropical Storm "Hanna" formed in the Gulf of Mexico at 03:00 UTC on July 24, 2020, as the earliest 8th named storm formation in the Atlantic on record. The previous record was held by Harvey which formed on August 3, 2005. At the same time, Tropical Storm...

July 24, 2020

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Severe hailstorm causes extensive crop damage in Minnesota, U.S.

Farmers and agriculture experts are now counting the financial impacts incurred by a severe storm in Minnesota on July 11, 2020. Winds of up to 80 km/h (50 mph) and hail as big as 63.5 mm (2.5 inches) battered thousands of hectares of land in counties from Kandiyohi...

July 20, 2020

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Powerful thunderstorms rip through Midwest, leaving tens of thousands without power, U.S.

A series of strong thunderstorms ripped through parts of the U.S., including eastern Iowa, Kentucky, southern Indiana, Illinois, Nebraska, and southern Wisconsin on July 9, 2020. Many trees and power lines were downed, leaving tens of thousands without electricity,...

July 11, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Fay" forms just off the coast of North Carolina, bringing heavy rains and strong winds to Mid-Atlantic coast and New England

Tropical Storm "Fay" formed at 21:00 UTC on July 9, 2020, just off the coast of North Carolina, U.S. as the 6th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The center of Fay is forecast to move near the Mid-Atlantic coast today and move inland over...

July 10, 2020

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Tropical cyclone organizing off North Carolina, expected to break another 2020 Atlantic hurricane season record

A new tropical cyclone is organizing off the coast of North Carolina, U.S. on July 9, 2020. Environmental conditions are conducive for development, and a tropical or subtropical cyclone will likely form later today or tonight -- NHC gives it 80% chance of formation...

July 09, 2020

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State of emergency after major flash floods hit St. Croix, Wisconsin, U.S.

Major flash floods hit St. Croix County in western Wisconsin, prompting officials to declare a state of emergency on Monday, June 29, 2020. One fatality was reported and more than 50 roads were closed at one point in the area. St. Croix County recorded more than 188...

June 30, 2020