User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Tornados
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Weatherwatch: Supercell storms or a balmy bake-off? 16.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
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Gay rights, religious rights and a compromise in an unlikely place: Utah 13.4.2015 Washington Post: Politics
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah’s historic compromise aiming to balance gay and religious rights had yet to be unveiled, but on that fateful night last month, it was already unraveling.A handful of legislators and other negotiators were seated around a squat wooden table in the blue-and-gold Senate lounge, struggling to resolve the remaining — and seemingly irreconcilable — differences between gay rights activists and the influential Mormon church. Tempers were flaring. Read full article ...
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Hail, high winds, possible tornadoes in forecast for Thursday 9.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Strong storms rumbled through the Southern Plains early Thursday, missing major population centers but offering a preview of bad weather that could hit Chicago, Detroit and other big cities in the Midwest later in the ...
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Dangerous forecast: Severe thunderstorms, hail, possible tornadoes 9.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Popular
More rain and hail are on the way to the Chicago area Thursday as additional severe storms that could produce damaging winds, possibly some tornadoes move through the ...
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Possible tornado in Missouri 9.4.2015 CNN: Top Stories
A possible tornado touched down in eastern Missouri on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.
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Mother, child missing in Kentucky flood; hundreds rescued as storms pummel South, Midwest 4.4.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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1 person killed when tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas 26.3.2015 AP National
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a violent end Wednesday, when tornadoes raked Tulsa during its evening rush hour, killing one person and injuring others....
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Venezuela’s nightly lightning show 11.3.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo sees more lightning than anywhere else on earth. Our writer gets a ringside seat to watch the action

Anyone who hides under the duvet during a thunderstorm should look away now, but those who love the theatre and excitement of a good bout of thunder and lightning should consider visiting one spot in South America, if they ever pass that way.

South America’s largest body of water, Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, is the site of “the most frequent lightning in the world”, according to Graeme Anderson, an expert on the subject at the Met Office. The heat and humidity are at optimum levels here, and with the addition of wind caused by the surrounding Andes, the lightning is the most intense and predictable in the world.

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10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years 27.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S.
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10 worst Northeast snowstorms in last 60 years 27.1.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S.
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The 10 worst snowstorms in Northeast US in last 60 years 27.1.2015 AP Top News
The National Weather Service was predicting a "potentially historic" storm on par with some of the biggest to ever hit the densely populated northeastern U.S....
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2014 weather: Yes, cold was brutal, but how about that fall? 14.1.2015 Star Tribune: Latest
The 2014 weather story -- just recently officially finished -- could be told through chattering teeth. The year was bookended by cold and snow. Some may recall it, though, for its delightful autumn, when fall colors replaced cats as social media’s most popular photographic subject.
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Minnesota weather in 2015: 5 things to watch 13.1.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's plenty to watch for in Minnesota skies in 2015.
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After being pelted with wintry mix, Midwest, eastern US brace for Arctic blast, subzero temps 4.1.2015 Star Tribune: Nation
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Mix of snow, ice, rain a prelude to bitter cold 4.1.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
Snow, ice and rain fell Saturday in the Midwest and eastern parts of the U.S., a prelude to the Arctic temperatures due to arrive in the next few days.
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Mix of snow, ice, rain a prelude to bitter cold 4.1.2015 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Snow, ice and rain fell Saturday in the Midwest and eastern parts of the U.S., a prelude to the Arctic temperatures due to arrive in the next few days.
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The year in pictures 2.1.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The year in pictures
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Why Hillary better watch her back 2.1.2015 CNN: Top Stories
A year ago, who would have believed that a brutal militia would take over parts of Syria and Iraq, forcing the U.S. to re-enter the Middle East fray? Who would have predicted that Russia would conquer and annex Crimea, a legally recognized part of Ukraine, or that a deadly virus would spread panic in the U.S. and devastation in parts of Africa.
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Why I want to forget 2014 29.12.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Dean Obeidallah wishes he hadn't heard anything this year about Grumpy Cat, Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber
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Severe storms in US southeast kill four and leave thousands without power 24.12.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page
  • Four dead in Mississippi, others trapped inside homes
  • Tornado touches down in Lousiana
  • Storms continue toward Georgia and Florida into Christmas Eve

Severe weather slammed the southern US two days before Christmas, killing at least four people and knocking out power to thousands.

In Mississippi, governor Phil Bryant declared a state of emergency for two southeastern counties where officials said four people died and several were injured in the storms. His office said thousands were without power Tuesday night around Columbia, which is about 80 miles (130km) south-east of Jackson.

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