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May

19
2015

Wedge tornadoes mix with twisters as outbreak slams the U.S. News

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Theweathernetwork.com reports that...

It has been another weekend of severe weather outbreaks across a large swath of the central United States.

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May

19
2015

Cooler weather helping as officials battle wild fire near Prince George, B.C.

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Theglobeandmail.com reports that...

Firefighters continued to battle a growing wildfire Tuesday southwest of Prince George, B.C., where cooler weather earlier this week was expected to keep it from spreading while lightning posed a continuing threat.

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May

19
2015

Colombia landslide kills at least 78

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Cnn.com reports that...

Heavy rains in northwest Colombia caused a landslide that killed at least 78 people as mud rushed into homes and bridges, officials said.

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May

18
2015

Three people killed by lightning as heavy rains flood Guangxi

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M.scmp.com reports that...

Three people died from lightning strikes in mainland China’s Guangxi area and an unknown number of others were missing in floods as heavy rain hit the autonomous region, state media reported.

More than 60,000 people in 11 counties were affected by the storms, Xinhua reported.

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May

17
2015

North shore tornado packed 110 mph winds, injured 3, damaged houses: Photos

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Nola.com reports that...

The tornado that touched down early Sunday morning (May 17) in Tangipahoa Parish, injuring three, packed winds of up to 110 mph, sheriff’s office and weather officials said.

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May

17
2015

NASA: Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf to disappear

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Cnn.com reports that...

One of the last remaining sections of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf is dramatically weakening, according to a new NASA study.

The study predicts that what remains of the once-prominent ice shelf, a thick floating platform of ice, most likely will “disintegrate completely” before the end of this decade.

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May

14
2015

Typhoon Dolphin Intensifies

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Kuam.com reports that...

According to the 5:00pm bulletin from the National Weather Service, Typhoon Dolphin is gaining strength and is now packing winds of 80 miles per hour. It is moving west-northwest at 8mph. Guam is currently under Condition of Readiness 3, which means that damaging winds of 39-57 mph are expected within 48 hours. Guam, Rota, Tinian and Saipan are currently under a Typhoon Watch which means typhoon conditions, including winds of 74 miles per hour and greater are possible within 48 hours. As of 5:00pm the typhoon was located 750 miles east-southeast of Guam. Its closest point of approach to Guam is Friday.

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May

10
2015

Tropical Storm Ana makes landfall in Myrtle Beach area

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Myrtlebeachonline.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Ana made landfall in North Myrtle Beach at 6 a.m. Sunday morning and by mid-morning low-lying streets were flooded and the surf was pounding the Cherry Grove Fishing Pier.

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May

10
2015

Snowmelt Runoff Will Be below Average

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K2radio.com reports that...

The Wyoming Area Office of the Bureau of Reclamation in Mills, Wyo., has prepared snowmelt runoff forecasts for the North Platte River Basin, according to Carlie Ronca, Wyoming Area Manager. The May 1 forecasts indicate the spring snowmelt runoff for the North Platte Basin will be below average.

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May

09
2015

Hisar records hottest temperature at 43°C

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Hindustantimes.com reports that...

Heat wave continued to sweep through most parts of Punjab and Haryana on Saturday, with Hisar recording the hottest temperature at 43 degrees Celsius.

Maximum temperature today rose by several notches above the normal in both the states.

Among other places in Haryana, Bhiwani recorded maximum temperature at 42.8 degrees Celsius, Karnal at 42 degrees Celsius, four notches above the normal and Narnaul at 41 degrees Celsius, a MeT department report said today.

Read more at www.hindustantimes.com