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At least 2 killed, 7 injured as severe storms and tornadoes hit Gulf Coast, U.S.

At least 2 people have been killed and 7 others injured after severe thunderstorms produced strong winds and at least 5 tornadoes across the Gulf Coast, U.S. on April 9, 2021. A 28-year-old man was killed and 7 others injured after an EF-3 tornado with estimated...

April 11, 2021

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Texas 2021 deep freeze left nearly 200 people dead, new analysis shows

Nearly 200 people died as a result of the unprecedented winter storm that lashed Texas in February 2021, a new analysis showed, making the disaster one of the worst in the state this past century. The toll is expected to grow in the coming days as investigations...

April 07, 2021

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Destructive floods after near-record rains hit Nashville, claiming lives of 4 people, Tennessee

Four people have been killed and 130 rescued after near-record levels of rainfall hit Nashville, Tennessee on March 27 and 28, 2021, causing significant flooding across the region. John Cooper, Mayor of Nashville declared a local state of emergency. The last time...

March 29, 2021

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Extensive damage after deadly tornadoes rip through Alabama, U.S.

At least 23 tornadoes touched down in Alabama and Georgia on March 25, 2021, leaving extensive damage, at least 5 people dead outside of Birmingham, Alabama, and multiple injuries. This is the second tornado outbreak in the region since March 17. Severe storms...

March 26, 2021

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Tornado outbreak: Another potential severe weather event for the Southern U.S.

A week after a multi-day severe weather outbreak, another severe event appears likely across the Southern U.S. through Thursday, March 25, 2021. A moderate risk of severe thunderstorms is in effect for Thursday across parts of the South, including the Memphis,...

March 25, 2021

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Damaging tornado outbreak hits South U.S., severe weather shifting into the Southeast

A severe weather outbreak lashed the South U.S. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, unleashing tornadoes that led to serious damage to homes and businesses, particularly in Alabama and Mississippi. NOAA Storm Prediction Center (SPC) received a total of 25 tornado...

March 18, 2021

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A major severe weather outbreak is forecast across portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama, U.S.

A regional outbreak of severe storms is expected today and tonight, March 17 and 18, 2021, across portions of the Lower Mississippi Valley into Alabama, NWS Storm Prediction Center warns. Widespread severe storms capable of producing tornadoes (several of which may...

March 17, 2021

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Major winter storm described by NWS as 'historic and crippling' slams U.S.

A major winter storm described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as "historic and crippling" lashed parts of the U.S., bringing up to 1.2 m (4 feet) of snow over the weekend. More than 2 000 flights were canceled and over 54 000 customers were left...

March 15, 2021

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Major winter storm to bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to parts of the Rockies and High Plains, U.S.

A major, late-season winter storm is poised to bring heavy snow and blizzard conditions to parts of the central Rockies to the north-central High Plains today, March 14, 2021. The storm is expected to severely impact parts of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska and South...

March 14, 2021

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Unprecedented Texas deep freeze results in 600 million dollar crop loss

Texas farmers and ranchers have lost at least 600 million dollars to the unprecedented winter storm that lashed the state last month, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. The deep freeze left more than 4.3 million homes without power, paralyzed...

March 10, 2021

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Multiple weather hazards threaten the Central U.S., heavy snow for the California mountains

A streak of heavy snow and freezing rain is expected from Wyoming into Minnesota this week, severe thunderstorms and locally heavy rain in the Central Plains and the Upper Midwest, and heavy snow across the California mountains. A low pressure system with a frontal...

March 10, 2021

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Cold blast sweeps through Northeast following winter storm in the West, U.S.

Parts of New York and New England are recording below zero-degree wind chills on Friday morning, March 5, 2021, as a cold blast sweeps through the Northeast. The cold wave came after a winter storm brought heavy snow to parts of the West on Thursday, March 4. Wind...

March 05, 2021

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At least 2 400 cold temperature records broken or tied in the U.S. from February 12 to 16, 2021

At least 2 400 preliminary daily cold temperature records, including cold maximums and minimums, were broken or tied at longer-term sites (75+ years of data) in the United States from February 12 to 16, 2021. The cold snap peaked from February 14 to 16. Another...

February 18, 2021

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Powerful EF-3 tornado rips through Brunswick County, North Carolina

A high-end EF-3 tornado with estimated winds of 255 km/h (160 mph) ripped through the south end of Brunswick County, North Carolina at 23:30 LT on February 15, 2021 (04:30 UTC, February 16), leaving at least 3 people dead and injuring at least 10 others. The...

February 17, 2021

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Historic cold temps and snow in Wichita, Kansas

The incredibly historic winter storm continued its assault in southern Kansas on the morning of February 15, 2021, adding another 25 mm (1 inch) or more of snow during the Monday morning commute. Traffic was lighter than normal thanks to the holiday, but icy...

February 16, 2021

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More than 3.8 million homes without power as unprecedented winter storm hits Texas

More than 3.8 million homes are experiencing power outages across the U.S. state of Texas and another 118 000 across Louisiana, 58 000 in Mississippi, and 163 000 in Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky after extremely cold temperatures and...

February 15, 2021

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Extreme cold hits United States - electricity and heating prices surge as infrastructure fails to deliver

As a cold arctic air mass remains in place across much of the United States, wintry precipitation will bring hazards to the Pacific Northwest, the Southern Plains, Mississippi Valley into the Ohio Valley, and the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast this weekend into at least...

February 13, 2021

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Significant ice accumulation from the mid-Mississippi Valley to Ohio and Tennessee valleys, U.S.

A winter storm gripping much of the United States with frigid temperatures this week is likely to bring significant ice accumulation from portions of the mid-Mississippi Valley to the Ohio and Tennessee valleys from late Tuesday night (LT), February 9 into Thursday,...

February 09, 2021

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Widespread Arctic air mass with frigid temperatures and brutal wind chills affecting the United States

The main theme this coming week will be the continuation of the widespread arctic air mass with frigid temperatures and dangerous wind chills consuming the Central U.S., especially the Upper Midwest, the National Weather Service (NWS) warns. This dangerous winter...

February 08, 2021

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Major winter storm slams Northeast U.S. with heavy snow and freezing rain

A powerful winter storm blasted the U.S. Northeast on Monday, February 1, 2021, bringing heavy snow and high winds that led to power outages for more than 22 000 customers throughout the region. The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts the heaviest snow over...

February 02, 2021

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Major storm leaves 2 dead, takes out massive chunk of Highway 1 in California, U.S.

Massive storms that barrelled through Northern California over the weekend brought heavy rains and snow, causing floods and landslides and leaving at least 2 people dead. Meanwhile, a front approaching the Northwest will move onshore on Monday, February 1, and...

February 01, 2021

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Major nor'easter impacts the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through early next week

A major nor'easter will impact the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast through early next week. Widespread heavy snow accumulating to 200 mm (8 inches) is expected, with isolated totals of more than 460 mm (18 inches) possible. Freezing rain is also likely in North...

January 31, 2021

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Complex, long-duration winter storm for the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic/Northeast, U.S.

A complex winter storm will start today, January 30, 2021, in the Midwest with heavy snow from the Upper Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley, including the Chicago metro area. On Sunday, January 31, the snow and wintry mix will spread into the Mid-Atlantic region...

January 30, 2021

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Major winter storm brings damaging mudslides to California, may become a potential Nor'easter

A major winter storm fueled by an atmospheric river unleashed damaging mudslides in Northern California on Thursday, January 28, 2021, after dumping heavy snow and downpours to the region over the past days. The threat of flash flooding continues into Friday...

January 29, 2021

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Strong winter storm brings heavy snow and flooding rain to Northern California, U.S.

A potent winter storm is impacting Northern California, bringing flooding rains and heavy mountain snow. Up to 36 cm (14 inches) of snow was recorded in the Tahoe region overnight Thursday, January 28, 2021. More significant snow is forecast through Friday, January...

January 28, 2021

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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