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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tropical Storm "Mindy" makes landfall in Florida Panhandle, U.S.

Tropical Storm "Mindy" formed in the northeast Gulf of Mexico at 21:00 UTC on September 8, 2021, prompting officials to issue Tropical Storm Warnings for areas from Mexico Beach to Steinhatchee River, Florida, U.S. Mindy's center made landfall at St....

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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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

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Remnants of Ida and Nora bring dangerous flash flood threats to U.S.

As the remnants of Tropical Cyclone "Ida" move into the northeast U.S., potentially life-threatening flash flooding is possible Wednesday into early Thursday, September 1 and 2, 2021, across portions of the Mid-Atlantic to Southern New England. In...

September 01, 2021

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More than 1 million homes and businesses remain without power, Louisiana

More than 1 million homes and businesses in southern Louisiana remain without power after Hurricane "Ida" caused 'catastrophic' damage to the power grid over the weekend.1 Ida is the second most intense hurricane on record to hit Louisiana, only...

August 31, 2021

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Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" hits Louisiana on Katrina's 16th anniversary, leaves more than 1 million homes without power

Extremely dangerous Category 4 Hurricane "Ida" made landfall in Louisiana, U.S. on August 29, 2021, bringing catastrophic storm surge, maximum sustained winds of 240 km/h (150 mph), and heavy rains. More than 1 million customers in Louisiana were left...

August 30, 2021