Nearly a year’s worth of rain fell in just three days in Zhengzhou, China, forcing tens of thousands to relocate. Passengers trapped inside flooded subway cars shared harrowing images on social media of the rising water. At least 12 people were killed.
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More than 100 people had to spend the night on a highway, including nearly 30 who took refuge in a tunnel, after rain over an area burned by a wildfire once again triggered mudslides in western Colorado, authorities said Friday. The people were caught with their vehicles on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon on Thursday night. The tunnel serves as a 24-hour operations center for the Colorado Department of Transportation, so it is relatively well-lit and has telephones, Stowe said.
More than 40 cities in the state of Rio Grande do Sul had icy conditions and at least 33 municipalities had snow, reported the meteorology company Somar Meteorologia. Unusually cold weather in Brazil has already sent international prices for coffee and sugar higher and Friday was forecast to be the coldest day of the year, according to Marco Antonio dos Santos, a partner at weather consultancy firm Rural Clima. The polar air mass should move over Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais, major producers of sugar, citrus and coffee, on Friday, bringing freezing temperatures.
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Debris and mudslides from a burn scar around Glenwood Canyon forced closure of the crucial east-west artery that passes through the Rocky Mountains.
- Miami Herald
“Hot town, summer in the city/Back of my neck getting dirty and gritty,” goes the old song. And that uncomfortable feeling is so on the mark Saturday in South Florida.
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Two tornadoes touched down in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, on Thursday, destroying buildings at a car dealership and injuring 5 people.
- Lexington Herald-Leader
The girl sent an “SOS” message to her parents before she went missing.
The temperature in Spokane, Washington, could climb to 102 degrees Fahrenheit (38.9° C) on Friday, tying a record high from 1929, while Lewiston, Idaho, could see a near-record of 108 F, National Weather Service forecaster Bob Oravec said. High-temperature records were shattered across the Pacific Northwest last month when a days-long heat wave killed hundreds of people and paralyzed a region accustomed to temperate summers, and where many residents do not have air conditioning.
- The State
A scorching heat advisory is in effect throughout the Midlands with Friday’s temperatures sitting around 100 degrees.
- USA TODAY
A fierce cold snap prompted snowfall in southern Brazil, with snow accumulating on streets of cities where the wintry phenomenon is rarely seen.
One day after a destructive tornado struck eastern Pennsylvania, causing the partial collapse of a car dealership and injuring several people inside, National Weather Service meteorologists confirmed that an EF3 tornado had torn through the area with peak winds of up to 140 mph. The most intense damage, the NWS office in Mount Holly, New Jersey, said on Friday, was to a car dealership and an adjacent mobile home park. Just after 7:10 p.m. EDT Thursday, amid an outburst of severe weather in the m
- The Weather Network
On this day in weather history, Ellicott City, Maryland, flooded.
After a confirmed tornado and severe thunderstorms swept through Bucks County and surrounding areas, communities are taking stock of the damage left behind.
- Kansas City Star
Common leaf spot diseases can appear on apples, crabapples, pears, dogwoods, hydrangeas and many more plants.
Enough ice melted in Greenland over the last 2 days it could cover the entire surface area of Florida in 4 inches of water
The largest ice mass in the northern hemisphere lost more than 8.5 billion tons of surface mass on Wednesday, and an additional 8.4 billion on Thursday.
A brown bear attacked a group of campers, eating one and forcing the others to flee barefoot into the mountains
The bear snuck up on hikers and devoured their friend in Ergaki national park in south-central Russia in the second fatal attack in a month.
(Bloomberg) -- California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency to free up energy supplies and speed development of new power plants to help the state avoid blackouts as it faces wildfires and crippling heat waves this summer.The historic drought, intense heat and blazes battering the state have left it facing a projected possible power-supply shortfall of as much as 3.5 gigawatts during late afternoons under extreme conditions, according to the emergency proclamation Friday.Califo
- Miami Herald
We were almost there.
- The Weather Network
The speed at which we are changing Earth's climate may be the fuel driving record-smashing extreme weather events.
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"Never in a million years did I think our justice system was like this," one mother said. "Never did I think that judges were doing this and getting away with it."
As the first anniversary approaches on Aug. 4, major questions remain unanswered, including how a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate - which can be used to make fertiliser or bombs - was left unsafely stored in a capital city for years. The blast was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, killing more than 200 people, wounding thousands, and devastating swathes of Beirut. The FBI's Oct. 7, 2020 report, which was seen by Reuters this week, estimates around 552 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded that day, much less than the 2,754 tonnes that arrived on a Russian-leased cargo ship in 2013.