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Videos show a powerful winter storm that wreaked havoc across Europe

“Videos showing the powerful storm were shared on social media” writes Rosie Perper for businessinsider.com. A powerful winter storm caused mayhem across Europe on Thursday, with snow and winds reaching up to 140 kph (87 mph) in some areas of the Netherlands, according to the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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The Latest: Europe storm: Romania closes schools, ports

“The Latest on a storm affecting parts of Europe (all times local): Snowstorms and high winds left dozens of schools, several main roads and ports closed in parts of Romania and thousands of people without electricity” reports foxbusiness.com. German Railways has canceled all train services for the country’s most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia in as a winter storm moved to Germany from western Europe. Source: foxbusiness.com Share This:

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West Virginia reviewing court storm incident at Texas Tech

“No. 8 Texas Tech makes history at home, 72-71 over No. 2 WVU Texas Tech fans celebrate on the court after the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s athletic department said Sunday it is reviewing an incident in which a player is seen striking a Texas Tech fan who had joined thousands of others in a postgame celebration” reports yahoo.com. Last January, the Big East Conference fined Marquette $5,000…

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Thousands in California flee homes ahead of possible mudslides

“(Reuters) – Thousands of Southern Californians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful rain storm that could cause flash floods and trigger mudslides soaked steep slopes where a series of intense wildfires burned off vegetation last month” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. The storm system was expected to produce 4 inches to 7 inches (10 to 18 cm) in the foothills and mountains with 9 inches (23 cm) in isolated areas. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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East coast awaits record lows on Sunday as deep freeze lingers

“Record lows were possible from South Carolina to Maine on Sunday, the National Weather Service (NWS) said, but bitter cold that followed a massive east coast snowstorm should begin to lessen next week” writes Associated Press In for theguardian.com. A 3ft tidal surge brought on by the nor’easter along the Massachusetts coast was the highest recorded in nearly a century. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Brutal cold envelops US east coast two days after storm

“Brutally cold conditions are expected to envelop the US east coast most of this weekend, prompting wind chill warnings from Virginia to Vermont” writes Associated Press In for theguardian.com. Two people died of cardiac arrest during the storm on Thursday on New York’s Long Island, officials said.At least 10 people died in weather-related accidents surrounding the storm. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Forecaster retires after 39 years with weather service

“The advent of Doppler radar helped forecasters more closely pinpoint storm activity by calculating motion and detecting the intensity of precipitation” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Several fellow forecasters sat in the cool glow of three or four computer monitors apiece, scrutinizing weather data in a variety of forms, examining maps that overlaid one another, zooming in and out and gazing at looping satellite images.Hull said that weather forecasting, despite the avalanche of data, remains a bit of an art. Source: seattletimes.com Share This:

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We’ve never seen an East Coast winter storm intensify as fast as the ‘bomb cyclone’

“While many of the East Coast’s most memorable snowstorms also underwent bombogenesis, there was nothing typical about this particular weather bomb” writes Andrew Freedman for mashable.com. However, not all nor’easters form when there is record-breaking cold air already in place along the east coast,” she said.It had implications for the storm’s impacts, primarily by accelerating the storm’s winds. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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