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“…temperatures have been scarily above normal this month at the northernmost point of the United States.

“Through the first 12 days of February, Utqiaġvik, Alaska (previously known as Barrow) is running 21 degrees warmer than normal. On Friday, readings soared as high… On Friday, readings soared as high as 30 to 50 degrees above normal.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/02/13/strange-days-winter-temperatures-have-been-way-above-normal-northernmost-part-united-states/


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“After weeks of snowfall in central Wisconsin, its time to turn attention to the accumulating totals on top of roofs.

“The snow totals in the Wausau area have reached 35 inches in the month of February. Doing the job of clearing it off yourself can be dangerous and should be done with caution.”

https://waow.com/news/wisconsin-news/2019/02/13/record-snowfall-totals-weighing-down-on-roofs/


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“A storm will raise the risk of life-threatening flash flooding, mudslides and avalanches across California as it will be loaded with subtropical moisture from an atmospheric river eyeing the state.

“California will be bombarded with heavy rain and fluctuating snow levels through Thursday night.”

https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/atmospheric-river-to-fuel-torrential-rain-in-california-bringing-flash-flooding-mudslide-risks/70007433


“In true Texas fashion, San Antonio temperatures will be approaching record highs this weekend after the city began the week with lows in the 30s, according to the National Weather Service.”

https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/weather/article/Near-record-high-temperatures-forecast-weekend-13613332.php


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“Hurricane-force winds have set a new record on an iconic Western North Carolina peak, according to measurements taken early Wednesday.

“It was around 4 a.m. when a three-second wind gust hit 121.3 miles per hour on Grandfather Mountain, breaking the previous record set six years earlier.”

https://eu.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2019/02/13/grandfather-mountain-hurricane-force-wind-sets-new-record/2861874002/


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“At least one in 10 of Colombia’s municipalities have run out of drinking water as a consequence of extended drought caused by weather phenomenon “El Niño.”

“The country’s Housing and Territory Ministry said Tuesday that 108 municipalities have run out of drinking water. Newspaper El Tiempo reported that 391 municipalities throughout Colombia are suffering water shortages…”

https://colombiareports.com/1-in-10-of-colombias-municipalities-without-potable-water-amid-extreme-drought/


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“In the south of Chile, record breaking temperatures have sparked forest fires burning thousands of hectares of land… A weather station in the capital Santiago set a new record of 38.3°C (100.94F) in January.

“In other parts of central Chile, temperatures topped 40°C (104F), according to Meteo Chile. Heat gripped Patagonia in February, and for the first time ever Porvenir and Puerto Natalaes in the southern tip of the country exceeded 30°C (86F). Coyhaique reached a new record of 35.7°C (96.3F) and Cochrane 36.1°C (97F).”

http://spaceref.com/earth/extreme-weather-in-chile-causing-catastrophic-fires.html


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“A weather phenomenon called the Foehn Effect is helping to encourage the unusually high temperatures in some parts of the UK.

“Temperatures in northern parts of Scotland will reach the mid-teens on Thursday and if the mercury climbs above 15.3C it will be Scotland’s warmest St Valentine’s Day on record…”

https://weather.com/en-GB/unitedkingdom/weather/news/2019-02-14-uk-weather-foehn-effect-milder-temperatures-scotland


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“Drought is worsening across 13 counties [of Kenya] owing to the prevailing hot weather conditions across the country.

“A drought status and response report by the National Drought Management Authority indicates that the worst hit regions include the North Eastern counties of Garissa, Marsabit, Wajir and Mandera.”

https://www.the-star.co.ke/news/2019/02/13/drought-hunger-ravage-13-counties_c1894345


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“At least 38 miners in Zimbabwe are feared to have died after the flooding of two underground mines in a central town late on Tuesday.

“The flooding, caused by heavy rains, led to the collapse of a dam wall at around 23:00 on Tuesday, leaving 34 miners trapped underground at Silver Moon Mine and another four at the Cricket Mine, The Herald reported.”

https://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/dozens-of-artisanal-miners-feared-dead-in-zimbabwe-after-flooding-20190214


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“At least five people have died, hundred houses destroyed and roads washed away after heavy rains led to torrential flooding in the western Afghanistan’s provinces, local official said Wednesday…

“Herat officials said due to heavy rain and snow, flights into and out of Herat have been cancelled and the Herat-Islam Qala, Herat-Torghondi and Herat-Kandahar highways have been closed.”

https://menafn.com/1098117317/Afghanistan-Flash-floods-in-west-kill-five-destroy-hundred-houses


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“Record snowfall covered Moscow on Wednesday, with streets and monuments blanketed in white and dozens of flights cancelled at the city’s main airport.

“Snow coated trees and power lines from morning, but melted into deep slush on pavements as temperatures rose above freezing in the afternoon.”

https://phys.org/news/2019-02-record-breaking-snowfall-cloaks-moscow.html


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“A river has gone from thin and dry to 37 miles (60 kilometers) wide in a matter of weeks as a result of floods in northeast Australia, satellite imagery shows.

“Images released by NASA show the change to the Flinders River — one of Australia’s longest waterways — over the past month, with flooding there at its worst in more than half a century… The river is now so big it’s creating its own weather system.”

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/14/australia/australia-flinders-river-intl/index.html


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“NSW is on track to have warmer than average days and nights in the coming months, the Bureau of Meteorology says.

“The prediction comes off the back of two record-breaking summer months, with February also looking to record mean above-average temperatures.”

https://www.watoday.com.au/environment/weather/after-record-breaking-summer-nsw-set-for-a-hotter-than-average-autumn-20190214-p50xsf.html


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“New Zealand is experiencing another bout of hot weather as the dry summer continues. Temperatures are expected to peak on Thursday and Friday this week as a weak front moves across the country.

“The effects of the front were felt on Tuesday, where record temperatures were recorded in Rotorua.”

https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2019/02/new-zealand-to-swelter-again-as-temperatures-hit-30s.html


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“The red alert cyclone warning has been re-issued to central parts of Vanuatu as Tropical Cyclone Oma spirals northwest of Santo…

“Vanuatu’s Meteorological Service said there is a chance Tropical Cyclone Oma may yet strengthen into a Category 3 system.”

https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/382461/cyclone-oma-red-alert-re-issue-for-central-vanuatu


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