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What Is A Blizzard

What Is A Blizzard | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Blizzards are dangerous winter storms that are a combination of blowing snow and wind resulting in very low visibilities. While heavy snowfalls and severe cold often accompany blizzards, they are not required. Sometimes strong winds pick up snow that has already fallen, creating a ground blizzard.

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Strong to severe storms possible Tuesday afternoon as front approaches :: WRAL.com

Strong to severe storms possible Tuesday afternoon as front approaches :: WRAL.com | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Morning showers could give way to afternoon thunderstorms across central North Carolina on Tuesday as a massive cold front moving toward the state interacts with a warm front.
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Raleigh, N.C. — Morning showers could give way to afternoon thunderstorms across central North Carolina on Tuesday as a massive cold front moving toward the state interacts with a warm front.

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6.4-magnitude quake hits western Indonesia, no tsunami alert

6.4-magnitude quake hits western Indonesia, no tsunami alert | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A powerful 6.4-magnitude undersea earthquake struck western Indonesia, the US Geological Survey said, but there was no tsunami alert and no tsunami alert.
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The quake hit at a depth of 37 kilometres (23 miles) at 5:37 pm (local time) close to Pulau Siberut, part of the Mentawai Islands, off the west coast of vast Sumatra island, said the USGS.

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Drone footage reveals bird's-eye view of an icy Hudson River

Drone footage reveals bird's-eye view of an icy Hudson River | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
This drone video reveals a frigid and icy Hudson River.
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Drone footage captured on Sunday reaveals a unique perspective of the Hudson River, which separates Manhattan from New Jersey and well — it's looking pretty frigid. At least it doesn't appear to be as frozen as the East River was on Friday.

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Photos show the destructive path of Tropical Cyclone Marcia

Photos show the destructive path of Tropical Cyclone Marcia | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
As Tropical Cyclone Marcia smashed its way through central Queensland, mass damage was reported in the hardest hit areas.
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In the town of Yeppoon and the city of Rockhampton, where residents bore the full force of the Category 3 storm, trees were wrenched from the ground and thrown across roads and backyards, houses and surf clubs had their roofs torn off and water ways swelled with the massive storm surge.

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Watch Tropical Cyclone Marcia make landfall in Queensland

Watch Tropical Cyclone Marcia make landfall in Queensland | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Severe Tropical Cyclone Marcia made landfall on Friday along the coast of central Queensland, causing damage, but not resulting in a catastrophe as feared.
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It's so cold out that Niagara Falls has partially frozen over

It's so cold out that Niagara Falls has partially frozen over | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
It's not stopping the tourists.
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The image shows the American side of the famous falls on Tuesday when temperatures dropped to 6 degrees Fahrenheit around the Great Lakes. The American side of the Niagara Falls is much more likely to freeze than the more iconic shoehorn-shaped Canadian side.

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Train of Storms to Bring Midwest, Northeast Unrelenting Snow Into Next Week

Train of Storms to Bring Midwest, Northeast Unrelenting Snow Into Next Week | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
A train of storms will bring round after round of snow from the Upper Midwest to the Northeast this weekend into early next week.
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The storms will bring episodes of snow every 12-24 hours or so from northern Minnesota, upstate New York, northern Pennsylvania, northern New Jersey and New England.

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Pictures from the worst winter storms in New York City history

Pictures from the worst winter storms in New York City history | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that a snow hitting Monday could be 'one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city'.
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New York Braces for Blizzard Amid Warnings of Closings and Hazards

New York Braces for Blizzard Amid Warnings of Closings and Hazards | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The storm is expected to begin with flurries late Monday morning and gather force as the day goes on, bringing high winds, low visibility and “treacherous” road conditions.
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New York Preps For Historic Storm

New York Preps For Historic Storm | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
On the heels of Winter Storm Iola, millions in the New York region are gearing up for round two with Winter Storm Juno.
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Aerial video shows a frozen Lake Erie in all its beauty

Aerial video shows a frozen Lake Erie in all its beauty | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Photographer and videographer Tim Warris captured the footage on Jan. 16, which he describes as a "very cold day," over the beach and harbor of Port Dover, Ontario. The lake has only recently iced over, shutting down the Lake Effect snow machine.
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Photographer and videographer Tim Warris captured the footage on Jan. 16, which he describes as a "very cold day," over the beach and harbor of Port Dover, Ontario. The lake has only recently iced over, shutting down the Lake Effect snow machine.

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Warnings, advisories issued ahead of Wednesday storm

Warnings, advisories issued ahead of Wednesday storm | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The National Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories for most of southeastern Colorado.
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One of the biggest challenges businesses often have is ensuring the content on the site gives buyers the information they are looking for. If the information isn’t there, people aren’t going to buy. In fact, according to data from the 2014 B2B Web Usability report, 83% of people (B2B buyers, at least) will leave a site if they can’t find the information they are looking for.

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Surprise: The world just had its warmest winter on record

Surprise: The world just had its warmest winter on record | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The 2014-15 winter was the warmest on record for Earth, while the year has begun with a record-warm start, according to NOAA.
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Although this might come as a shock to residents of the Northeast who are still digging themselves out from record amounts of snow, new data shows the winter of 2014-15 — defined as the period from December to February — was the warmest on record for Earth.

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Volcano eruption in Chile evacuates thousands

Volcano eruption in Chile evacuates thousands | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

One of South America's most active volcanos erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.

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The Villarica volcano erupted around 3 a.m. local time, according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. Local media showed images of the volcano bursting at the top, glowing in the dark amid heavy smoke and rivers of lava. About 3,500 people have been evacuated so far, including tourists, said Interior and Security Minister Rodrigo Penailillo.

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17 Famous Landmarks Getting Lit Up By Bolts Of Lightning  

17 Famous Landmarks Getting Lit Up By Bolts Of Lightning   | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Epic strikes captured in the blink of an eye.
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A Chinese philosopher once said, "If lightning is the anger of the gods, then the gods are concerned mostly about trees." That was before we had skyscrapers.

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Frigid Friday: Tens of millions in US see coldest morning of the year

Frigid Friday: Tens of millions in US see coldest morning of the year | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Friday morning was the coldest morning of the winter so far for tens of millions of Americans, with longstanding records being broken from the Midwest, into the Tennessee River Valley, and eastward to the East Coast.

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COOL PHOTO: Front of Jeep frozen in time at Vidant

COOL PHOTO:  Front of Jeep frozen in time at Vidant | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
The ice sculpture was discovered in the visitor's parking lot at Vidant Medical Center Tuesday afternoon.
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Boston plows toward snowiest season on record with two more storms on the way

Boston plows toward snowiest season on record with two more storms on the way | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Over five feet of snow has fallen in Boston since Jan. 27, and the season has sky-rocketed into ninth place in just two weeks. Of course, more is on the way.
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The next storm — one that is forecast to swing through to New England between Saturday and Monday — could turn out to be the more severe of the two, though uncertainty is high at five days out

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Flood Warning issued for Snoqualmie River through Sunday

Flood Warning issued for Snoqualmie River through Sunday | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

A flood warning has been issued for the Snoqualmie River after heavy rains on Friday started a quick rise in river levels. 

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NYC Times Square Snow Storm Juno Live Cams - EarthCam

NYC Times Square Snow Storm Juno Live Cams - EarthCam | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

NYC Times Square Snow Storm Juno Live Cams

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Winter Storm Juno: Northeast Snowstorm Imminent; Blizzard Conditions Forecast in 7 States

Winter Storm Juno: Northeast Snowstorm Imminent; Blizzard Conditions Forecast in 7 States | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it

Winter Storm #Juno will bring blizzard conditions to a region with more than 25 million residents.

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Winter Storm Juno: Tracking Hour By Hour

Winter Storm Juno: Tracking Hour By Hour | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Areas of New England, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. could see up to three feet or more of snow Monday and Tuesday from Winter Storm Juno.
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Flash Flood Warning for Harris, Brazoria and Galveston counties

Flash Flood Warning for Harris, Brazoria and Galveston counties | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
Heavy rain is falling across most of Southeast Texas, including all of the Houston metro area. A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Brazoria, Galveston and Harris counties until 3 p.m. Thursday.
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The National Weather Service said more than 1 inch of rain has fallen since Thursday morning, and up to 2 more inches is possible in the next couple hours

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California drought could end with storms known as atmospheric rivers

California drought could end with storms known as atmospheric rivers | Weather And Disasters | Scoop.it
California's drought crept in slowly, but it could end with a torrent of winter storms that stream across the Pacific, dumping much of the year's rain and snow in a few fast-moving and potentially catastrophic downpours.
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Powerful storms known as atmospheric rivers, ribbons of water vapor that extend for thousands of miles, pulling moisture from the tropics and delivering it to the West Coast, have broken 40% of California droughts since 1950.

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