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Large EF-3 tornado leaves a trail of destruction in Fultondale, Alabama

The tornado that struck Fultondale (population 9 000), Alabama at around 22:30 CST on January 25, 2021 (05:30 UTC, January 26), has been given a preliminary rating of EF-3 with peak winds around 240 km/h (150 mph). The tornado left significant material damage, 1...

January 27, 2021

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More than 330 000 customers without power as major winter storm hits California

A strong frontal system -- Category 3 atmospheric river -- impacting California and parts of Nevada through Thursday, January 28, 2021, will bring gusty winds, very heavy rain, and mountain snow, in some parts extreme. Whiteout/blizzard conditions and heavy snow in...

January 27, 2021

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Major winter storm to strike California with excessive rain and heavy mountain snow

A major winter storm is forecast to strike California, U.S. with excessive rain and heavy mountain snow later today, January 26 through Thursday, January 28, 2021. While this will be beneficial rain and snow given the ongoing drought conditions, in some instances it...

January 26, 2021

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Multiple storms impacting U.S. with winter weather from coast to coast

Multiple winter storms will impact much of the U.S. with winter weather over the next few days, the National Weather Service (NWS) warns. One storm is producing heavy snow from the Midwest into the Great Lakes and Northeast with a wintry mix in the...

January 26, 2021

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Rare snow blankets Southern California, potent winter storms to bring more this week

Southern California residents woke up to a surprising sight on Saturday, January 23, 2021, as rare snow dusted parts of the region, including Malibu, where significant snow has not fallen for years. Meanwhile, a pair of potent winter storms are forecast to unleash...

January 26, 2021

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Large tornado hits Fultondale, causing significant damage, Alabama

At least one person has been killed and more than 20 injured after a large tornado ripped through Fultondale, Alabama, U.S. at around 22:30 CST on January 25, 2021 (05:30 UTC, January 26), causing significant material damage and downing trees. The tornado was...

January 26, 2021

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Large and powerful low pressure system in the Central U.S.

A large and powerful low pressure system will develop and intensify across the Central U.S. on Thursday, January 14, 2021. The two main hazards will be heavy snow and high winds. Winter storm and blizzard warnings are in effect for portions of the Upper Midwest and...

January 14, 2021

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Deadly windstorm rolls through Pacific Northwest, more than 600 000 customers without power

A powerful windstorm hit the Pacific Northwest on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, leaving at least two people dead and more than half a million people without electricity. The storm left a trail of damage, caused a landslide that shut down a highway, and produced a...

January 14, 2021

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Category 5 atmospheric river brings flooding rain and strong winds to Oregon and Washington, U.S.

An exceptional atmospheric river rated Category 5 (AR 5) is soaking the Pacific Northwest, bringing flooding rain and strong winds in parts of coastal Oregon and Washington, where up to 8 600 customers were left without power on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Threats of...

January 13, 2021

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Powerful winter stom hits southern U.S., leaving more than 150 000 customers without power

A powerful winter storm swept through Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi on Sunday, January 10, 2021, leaving more than 150 000 customers without power. Parts of Texas registered up to 23 cm (9 inches) of snow, causing power outages, making travel difficult, and...

January 11, 2021

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Powerful winter storms bring severe winds and snow to Alaska, Pacific Northwest and Canada

A powerful winter storm is set to blast Southeast Alaska with hurricane-force winds on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. New storms are expected to form in the days ahead, bringing severe winds, snow, and major waves to the region. An ongoing La Niña is resulting...

January 06, 2021

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Blizzard conditions hit Midwest as powerful winter storm threatens East Coast, U.S.

A powerful winter storm brought blizzard conditions to the U.S. Midwest on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, and is set to threaten much of the East Coast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25. Heavy rains and the existing melting snow from last...

December 24, 2020

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Unusual winter storm brings heavy snow and record temperatures to North America, over 220 000 households without power

The season's first official winter storm has brought heavy snow and strong winds to North America, particularly affecting British Columbia, Canada as more than 220 000 households lost access to electricity on Monday, December 21, 2020. The storm was also...

December 23, 2020

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Powerful nor'easter brings historic snow to much of New England

A wide swath of New England was blanketed by record-breaking snow dumped by the season's first major winter storm. The remarkable snow made interstates impassable, resulting in road accidents and fatalities. In Pennsylvania, Williamsport Regional Airport...

December 18, 2020

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Exceptionally cold air expected after major winter storm hits the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast with heavy wet snow and freezing rain, U.S.

A major winter storm is expected to significantly impact much of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Wednesday into Thursday, December 16 into 17, 2020. A widespread swath of heavy wet snow is likely from the central Appalachians and interior Mid-Atlantic into...

December 16, 2020

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Extratropical storm to bring severe winds, waves, and heavy precipitation to Southeast Alaska

An extratropical storm moving northeast across the North Pacific is forecast to bring major waves, strong winds, and heavy rains and snow to Southeast Alaska on Tuesday, December 15, 2020. The system has already generated significant wave heights that are being...

December 15, 2020

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Major winter storm to impact portions of Mid-Atlantic and New England this week, U.S.

A major winter storm is expected to impact portions of the Mid-Atlantic and New England Wednesday into Thursday, December 16 into 17, 2020, as a nor'easter develops and lifts up the Mid-Atlantic Coast, NWS WPC warns. Heavy snow is expected near and north of the...

December 14, 2020

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A large storm to track across the United States, bringing severe thunderstorms, rain and snow

A storm over the Southwest will move northeastward to the Great Lakes through the coming weekend, bringing severe thunderstorms to the Southern Plains and Lower Mississippi Valley, showers to the Lower/Mid-Mississippi Valley, and snow from the central Plains to...

December 11, 2020

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Powerful Nor'easter knocks out power to more than 250 000 in New England, U.S.

More than 250 000 customers were left without power in New England as the season's first Nor'easter rolled through the northeast U.S. over the weekend, December 5 and 6. Strong winds and heavy snow hit several areas, with inland Maine, Massachusetts, and New...

December 07, 2020

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Powerful Nor'easter to roll-up the Northeastern Seaboard and impact the region with a number of hazards this weekend

A powerful Nor'easter, the first of the winter season, is forecast to roll-up the Northeastern Seaboard and impact the region with a number of hazards this weekend, December 5 and 6, 2020. Very heavy wet snow and high gusty winds will affect a good portion of...

December 05, 2020

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Major storm hits U.S. East Coast, leaving more than 230 000 customers without power

A powerful storm swept through the U.S. East Coast on Monday, November 30, 2020, leaving more than 230 000 customers without power in the region. The storm system brought damaging winds and heavy rains, downing multiple trees and power lines and producing several...

December 01, 2020

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Late-evening EF-2 tornado hits Arlington as the first significant November tornado in North Texas since 1987

A late-evening tornado touched down in Arlington, Dallas-Forth Worth Metropolitan Area on November 24, 2020, leaving a trail of damage to buildings and vehicles. The National Weather Service (NWS) said their survey team found EF-2 damage in south Arlington. Just...

November 25, 2020

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Over 800 000 homes without power as severe storms hit Midwest and Northeast U.S.

Severe storms accompanied by high winds led to widespread power outages in the Midwest and the northeastern U.S. over the weekend, affecting more than 800 000 customers. Property damage was also reported, as well as flooding along the shores of the Great Lakes into...

November 16, 2020

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A powerful low pressure system and cold front to sweep through the Eastern U.S.

A powerful low pressure system and cold front will sweep through the Eastern U.S. on Sunday, November 15, 2020. As a result, widespread high wind warnings and wind advisories are in effect across the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Ohio Valley. A surface low pressure...

November 15, 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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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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Ice storm warnings in effect for portions of Nebraska and Iowa, U.S.

A swath of freezing rain and sleet may lead to a period of heavy snow from eastern Nebraska into northern Wisconsin on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, NWS warns. Ice Storm Warning is in effect until 15:00 CST on November 10 for portions of east-central and northeast...

November 10, 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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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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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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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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Tropical Storm "Zeta" forms in the Caribbean Sea, moving toward Yucatan and U.S. Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm "Zeta" formed at 06:00 UTC on October 25, 2020, as the 27th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm is expected to bring heavy rains and strong winds to portions of the northwestern Caribbean Sea and adjacent land areas...

October 25, 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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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