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Watch fork lightning carve through the sky in overnight storm

“The UK was battered by storms overnight following a period of record breaking sunny weather over the past few days” writes Tom Richell for independent.co.uk. This impressive video shows fork lightning cutting through the night sky over Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” said local resident Joe Trigg, 26, who sent this video to The Independent. “Sheet lightning is fairly common, but watching fork lightning like this was incredible, if not a little scary!” “I was at the front of the house when I heard the thunder bellowing…

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The power is out again in Puerto Rico, 7 months after Hurricane Maria

“Seven months after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is still dealing with the fallout as it experienced an island-wide blackout on Wednesday” writes Marcus Gilmer for mashable.com. Just last week, half of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority’s (PREPA) customers lost power when a tree fell across a major power line.This latest power outage follows a series of outages in the months since Maria.And in November 2017, San Juan and several other cities lost power at least twice due to a failure.Controversy has followed recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, including President…

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Major spring storm leaves a trail of destruction from the Upper Midwest to the Eastern Seaboard

“Before the severe weather in the Southeast, the same storm dumped over two feet of snow in the Upper Midwest” reports washingtonpost.com. The storm broke significant records in four Wisconsin cities this weekend, according to the National Weather Service, which called it a historic late-season storm: Three people died as a result of the weekend storm, according to the Associate Press. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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‘Snow emergency’ as powerful spring storm pounds parts of U.S.

“MILWAUKEE (Reuters) – A powerful spring storm pummeled the U.S. Midwest and Plains on Saturday with blizzard conditions and high winds, while tornadoes and thunderstorms threatened some of the South” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. As the storm pushed south into Saturday evening, authorities warned that severe thunderstorms could bring gusting winds, flooding and hail. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Wild storm charging across nation to unleash all modes of extreme weather through the weekend

“Both along the warm front extending east of the storm center and the cold front shooting south, tremendous temperature swings are expected” reports washingtonpost.com. As the storm cranks up Friday, howling winds will accompany the snow, and blizzard warnings stretch from northeast Colorado through north central South Dakota.A wild spring storm is set to spin up in the nation’s heartland Friday. Source: washingtonpost.com Share This:

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Amazing storm timelapse compilation will leave you breathless

“Chasing deadly storms is a hobby that might raise some eyebrows” writes Petrana Radulovic for mashable.com. “I can’t find a better way to convey how incredible our world is, and how small we are in comparison,” chakalakasp wrote in the title of the post. ” The video compilation shows deadly, yet magnificent storms, shot across Nebraska, Kansas, and Wyoming. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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The world’s 5th largest FX dealer will not move its Euro dealing operations to Europe. Let’s clear up yet another media storm

“Unlike equities, bonds or derivatives, the $1.7 trillion per day cash foreign exchange markets are not risk-managed through clearing houses but instead settled via London-based CLS International Bank” reports financefeeds.com. In particular, Lord Myners, along with senior regulators in London, had concerns relating to how clearing operations can be expanded across both exchanges. Source: financefeeds.com Share This:

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Judge to decide if Nazi ‘troll storm’ is protected speech…

“Severe emotional distress was not only the foreseeable consequence of (Anglin’s) troll storm but its very end, and (Anglin) cannot wash his hands of it,” the attorneys wrote” reports yahoo.com. A neo-Nazi website publisher’s travels outside the U.S. don’t warrant dismissal of a lawsuit over an anti-Semitic online trolling campaign he orchestrated against a Montana family, a federal magistrate judge said in an order Wednesday, March 21, 2018. Source: yahoo.com Share This:

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