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Deadly blizzards lash Europe, poor hardest hit

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 4:22am MDT

Heavy snowfall and deadly blizzards lashed Europe Thursday, forcing Geneva’s busy airport to close, as the region shivered in a deep freeze that has gripped countries from the far north to Mediterranean beaches in the south. … were often hardest hit. The Siberian cold front — dubbed the “Beast from the East” in Britain, “Siberian […]

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Snow falls in Rome as Europe hit by icy weather

Monday, February 26th, 2018 4:34am MDT

Rome woke to its first snowfall in six years on Monday as chilling winds from Siberia swept across Europe, bringing freezing temperatures that have claimed at least four lives, closed schools …

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Watch Beautiful Snow Tornado Blow Through a Picturesque Austrian Village

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 6:59am MDT

This video of a snow tornado – also known as a “gustnado” – blowing through an Austrian village is going viral after it was published on Tuesday. Adventurer Peter Maier was driving past the small town of Stall when he saw the winter wind whip up the beautiful cyclone.

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More Than 24 Million Affected by South Asia Flood Disasters

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 5:14am MDT

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies reports more than 700 people have died and more than 24 million people in Nepal, Bangladesh and India have been affected by the worst flooding to hit South Asia in decades. The International Red Cross Federation reports nearly one-third of Nepal and Bangladesh are flooded, […]

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NOAA releases first images from new GOES satellite

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 9:46am MDT

NOAA released the first images from their new GOES-16 satellite and to say they are stunning would be an understatement.  The new satellite, built in Colorado by Lockheed Martin, contains some of the highest resolution cameras and most advanced sensors in the world. From NOAA: Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November […]

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2016 ‘Likely’ Hottest Year Ever: WMO

Monday, November 14th, 2016 2:16pm MDT

2016 will “very likely” be the hottest year on record, according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization. According to a news release from the WMO, 2016 will likely eclipse the previous hottest year, 2015. “Another year. Another record. The high temperatures we saw in 2015 are set to be beaten in 2016,” said WMO […]

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North Korea Floods Kill 133, Displace 107,000: U.N.

Monday, September 12th, 2016 10:18am MDT

More than 130 people have died and 107,000 have been forced to flee their homes in North Korea after flooding near the border with China and Russia, according to the United Nations. Flooding of the Tumen River in the country’s northeast has killed 133 people and left 395 missing, said a U.N. statement dated Sunday, […]

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Typhoon Lionrock Predicted To Hit Japan

Monday, August 29th, 2016 12:53pm MDT

Typhoon Lionrock is expected to make landfall in Japan early in the week, according to reports. AccuWeather reported the storm will hit the coast of Japan as early as Monday night or Tuesday morning local time, and the heavy rainfall and intense winds could bring about three to six feet of storm surge. Lionrock’s interaction […]

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NOAA to develop new global weather model

Thursday, July 28th, 2016 7:17pm MDT

The primary model created by the United States for weather forecasting has been long overdue for some significant upgrades.  NOAA has recently been making great strides in improving the system and has announced more details on the latest. From NOAA: July 27, 2016 NOAA took a significant step toward building the world’s best global weather […]

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Antarctic researchers stranded after icebreaker vessel runs aground

Thursday, February 25th, 2016 6:51am MDT

Sydney (dpa) – More than 30 researchers were stranded in the Antarctic on Thursday after an Australian ship scheduled to pick them up ran aground in a blizzard. The Aurora Australis icebreaker ran aground in a Wednesday storm and suffered a breach in its hull, Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) said. The scientists waiting to be […]

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