Snow, Rain, Freezing Rain, and Wind for Atlantic Canada This Weekend

March 21, 2019
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A low pressure system will bring several different kinds of precipitation to Atlantic Canada this weekend.

In Quebec, some areas of the Lower St Lawrence and the Gaspe Peninsula could see significant snowfall amounts.

New Brunswick will see a mix of rain, snow, freezing rain and strong winds. It will begin on Friday morning.

Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island will see mostly heavy rain. The rain will be heavy at times with up to 50 mm possible.

Most of Newfoundland will start out as rain with freezing rain possible in western and central sections, snow will being after that on Sunday night. There will also be strong winds.

Strong Earthquake in Vanuatu Region

March 21, 2019

There was a 6.2 magnitude reported on Thursday.

It was recorded at 2:24 am on March 21.

The earthquake was centered 49.1 km east-southeast of Luganville, Vanuatu.

The earthquake was at a fairly deep depth of 125 km.

No tsunami warning was issued.

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More Evacuations in Missouri

March 21, 2019
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There were more evacuations in Missouri on Wednesday due to widespread flooding in the Midwest.

Officials have put the cost of the flood damage in Nebraska at over $1.3 billion.

320 kilometers of levees are compromised in four states according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Flood records have been broken in 42 locations spread across six states.

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Snow Expected Friday in Eastern Ontario and Southern Quebec

March 20, 2019
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The low pressure system that will impact Atlantic Canada this weekend, could deliver heavy snow to parts of Ontario and Quebec.

On Friday, over extreme Eastern Ontario, there could be snowfall accumulation near 10 cm.

Amounts of 10 to 20 cm are possible in southern Quebec.

There is significant uncertainty at this time.

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UK Could Run Out of Water by 2050

March 20, 2019
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There is some bad news for the United Kingdom. The country is surrounded by water and is known for receiving a lot of rain.

However, in the future that could change. 

The chief executive of the Environment Agency said that if preventive steps are not taken the United Kingdom could run out of water in 30 years.

The main reason for the water depletion is climate change and population growth.

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NWS in Omaha Forced to Evacuate

March 20, 2019

The National Weather Service office in Omaha, Nebraska was forced to evacuate their office on Friday due to flooding from the Platte River.

On Tuesday the management team was assessing the building and equipment.

They will be making a decision about moving back in and getting the radar and NOAA weather radio back online. 

On Friday. those in the office waited as long as possible. At 10:06 a.m. the NWS Office announced, “The Omaha/Valley, NE NWS is evacuating due to flooding.”

They also said, ...

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Meteor 10 Times More Power Than Hiroshima Bomb Over Bering Sea

March 19, 2019

Back in December, a satellite saw a massive meteor over the Bering Sea.

The meteor exploded over the Bering Sea and had gone unnoticed... until now.

When the meteor entered our atmosphere it was 10 times more powerful than the Hiroshima bombs.

It was the largest meteor to hit Earth since 2013 in Chelyabinsk. Russia.

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Nasty Weekend Ahead for Atlantic Canada

March 19, 2019
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It is still several days out, but we are watching an area of low pressure that could bring some nasty weather to Atlantic Canada this weekend.

The system could bring rain, snow, and freezing rain, and strong wind.

It is still too early to get specific on exactly what areas will get what type precipitation and how much.

Keep checking back for updates, updates will also be posted to our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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Death Toll From Tropical Cyclone Idai Rises

March 19, 2019
Flooding in Tete, Mozambique, inundated numerous houses after Idai made its first landfall

So far 215 people have died after Tropical Cyclone Idai hit Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.

Idai caused severe flooding throughout Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.

Heavy rains fell across much of eastern Zimbabwe as the cyclone meandered along the nation's border with Mozambique.

The heaviest rains fell in the Chimanimani District, with accumulations reaching 200–400 mm.


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Snow for Most of Ontario on Wednesday

March 18, 2019
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The first day of spring will seem anything but for many parts of Ontario.

On Wednesday there will be periods of snow in the morning for areas North of Superior into Northeastern Ontario.

Snow will then through Central and Eastern Ontario in the afternoon.

Locally, 5 to 10 cm of snow is possible.

Travel may be affected in a few areas.

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