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Matthew Takes Aim at Orlando

The governors of Florida and South Carolina have warned all residents in areas that may be affected by Hurricane Matthew  to evacuate or make appropriate preparations. The storm has crossed Haiti, but with communications down over most of the island, damage and casualties are unknown.

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Storms Predicted by UC Climatewatch Slam Much of US

Storms across the southern and central US have left at least 35 people dead and devastated many communities. While flooding and severe thunderstorms continued in the southeast on Sunday, north Texas and Oklahoma began to experience dramatic temperature drops and heavy snowfall. On November 18, our...
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Hurricane Less Damaging Than Feared

Hurricane Patricia, which struck southern Mexico over the weekend made landfall so quickly that it declined within hours into a tropical storm, then broke up into disorganized cells. Patricia was the most powerful hurricane ever recorded. However, the speed with which it came ashore in a relatively arid area meant that its vertical circulation was...
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Joaquin Flood Devastates South Carolina

Hurricane Joaquin's winds missed the US Eastern Seaboard, but the storm caused massive flooding in South Carolina, resulting in at least 19 deaths, burst dams, flooded streets, highways and homes, and serious and growing water shortages due to damage to water systems and reservoirs. Because the storm moved rapidly out to sea, already...
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Scientists Confirm Gulf Stream Weakening

A study just published in Nature Climate Change reports an "exceptional" weakening of the Gulf Stream system across the twentieth century, and suggests that the entire system of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation is in jeopardy. ...
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Weekender: Why is This Winter so Ferocious and What Lies Ahead?

By Whitley Strieber

The eastern half of the United States is experiencing one of the harshest winters ever recorded. In many places both snow accumulation and temperature lows are breaking century old records. Because of all this cold air and the heat that is rapidly building in the southern Caribbean, the stage is set for a spring...
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Torrential Rains Swamp Long Island

Long Island, New York is being flooded by unprecedented rains. There are thousands of swamped vehicles throughout the island. So far one death has been reported., when an eighteen-wheeler skidded into an SUV on the Long Island Expressway at 4:40 in the morning. The storm dumped thirteen inches of rain in the region between Tuesday evening and...
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Unknowncountry Weekender: Does the Horrible Weather Herald a New Ice Age?

This winter's weather broke or equaled snowfall and low temperature records across the United States, and led to epochal flooding in the United Kingdom where the government, working on the theory that climate change isn't happening, had over the previous 5 years cancelled 45 flood control projects. So what DID happen, and does the event qualify as...
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Valentine's Day Madness: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Floods and Superstorms

Across the world it was a volatile Valentine's Day last week, with superstorms raging, the earth trembling and volcanoes erupting.

More than 7,000 properties in England and Wales were left without power after gale force winds of up to 173km per hour (108mph) battered the United Kingdom.
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Another Severe Storm Hits Britain

Another severe storm lashed the U.K. on Monday, leaving two people dead and a trail of destruction in the wake of its fury.
Many rail, air and ferry services were disrupted, and it was chaos on the nation's roads, with the U.K's Network Rail declaring that storm damage was worse than that caused by recent super-storm Jude.

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Europe Hit By Worst Storm for 60 Years

When it comes to predicting weather patterns, Whitley Strieber's forecasts are uncannily accurate. Beginning last summer, Unknown Country's Climate Watch began warning that violent weather would be seen in Europe and that flooding would be likely during the winter months. That prediction has...
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Another fatal storm hits the US

It seems as though wild weather events have rarely been out of the headlines recently. It has been a bleak weekend in some parts of America after yet another fatal storm blasted its way through five US states.
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Study Predicted Increase in Severe Storms

 The assault on the Mid-West by a total of 81 tornadoes has left 8 people dead, and more may be still buried amongst wreckage.

Indiana saw 23 tornadoes and Kentucky 13, but Illinois suffered the brunt of the storm when it was struck by an incredible 43 tornadoes, leaving at least six people dead and seven counties declared...
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Surprise Late Season Storms Slam US Midwest

A powerful and dangerous late season storm system has generated more than 50 tornadoes and killed at least 3 people across the US midwest, and will continue to develop over the evening hours. The town of Washington, Illinois has been effectively flattened, and the National Weather Service is warning that millions remain at risk as the...
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Strongest Storm Ever Recorded Strikes Philippines

Jeff Masters, founder of Weather Underground has announced that Super Typhoon Haiyan has made landfall in the Philippines as the most powerful storm in recorded history. It contains sustained winds of 196 miles per hour, far more than the 145 miles per hour expected at landfall. On his...
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Rivers Across Central Europe Burst Their Banks. Prague Evacuations.

Rivers Across Central Europe Burst Their Banks. Prague Evacuations.

Rivers across Central Europe rose above flood stage as parts of Prague flooded along banks of the Vltava River. So far, two people have died in flooding in Germany and Switzerland, and two are known dead and one missing in...
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At Least 17 Tornadoes Slam Midwest: 9 Dead, 71 Injured. We Offer Safety Advice.

Tornadoes stalked the Midwest once again last night. At least 17 twisters were reported across five states, with the greatest concentration in Oklahoma and around Oklahoma City in particular. So far, 5 people had been reported killed and 71 injured. There has been extensive property damage both from high winds and from the flooding that...
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Lowest Mid-Latitude Temps in Years as Arctic Heats Up

The spring of 2013 will be the coolest in 50 years in the British...
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Tornado Devastation Strikes Midwest

Unknowncountry.com's Climate Watch page was one of the very few places that predicted and explained the violent weather that is now taking place in the US midwest. The problems started last January, when the polar vortex migrated south unusually early, insuring that the northern hemisphere...
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Superstorm Sandy so Powerful it Created a Seismic Event

When Superstorm Sandy turned and took aim at New York City and Long Island last October, ocean waves hitting each other and the shore rattled the seafloor and much of the United States--shaking that was detected by seismometers across the country. (NOTE: ...
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Europe Will Become New Center for Superstorms

Just as Whitley Strieber and Art Bell predicted in Superstorm 14 years ago, climate scientists are now warning that Europe is about to become the target of gigantic storms, some of them on the scale of...
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Weird Weather

The UK is experiencing weird weather too--in fact, that country has experienced its "weirdest" weather on record in the past few months, scientists say. The driest spring for over a century led to the wettest April, May and June ever recorded. This could...
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UPDATE: Nuclear Plants on Alert, 6.5 Million without Power

6.5 million people in the Northeast US are without power, including all of Manhattan below 39th Street. Nuclear power plants in the region are on alert because of the danger that they may lose outside power supplies, or their water exchange systems may be flooded. The power plants rely on diesel generators for backup power. Outside power is...
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Tornado Swarm Worst in 50 Years

At least 272 people have been killed, a nuclear power plant has been knocked out for weeks, and property damage is expected to exceed a billion dollars in one of the worst spring storm outbreaks in memory. There were 364 reports of tornadoes across the southeastern US, and flooding from Arkansas to Vermont. Tornadoes were sighted in 16...

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Pole Shift Could Cause Superstorm

The magnetic pole shift that is going on now has sped up and cause havoc with our weather, including a possible superstorm. When the poles shift, they change the Earth's...
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Another Superstorm Prediction Comes True

The Master of the Key mentioned that the collapse of an ice dam in the Laurentian sea and subsequent cooling due to winds blowing from the arctic led to the last superstorm. Meteorologists says that there's a link between the unusually cold winter in the UK and the "superstorm" in...
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Superstorm Vindicated

When Whitley and Art Bell wrote "The Coming Global Superstorm" in 1999, based in part on information that Whitley received from the Master of the Key, (which went on to become the hit film The Day After Tomorrow), meteorologists scoffed at the idea that global warming could lead to massive storms, but now the authors have been vindicated.

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Superstorm on Another Planet

Not all films are about vampires: In the film The Day After Tomorrow, made from the book "The Coming Global Superstorm, Whitley postulates the idea that climate change could lead to a gigantic superstorm. It turns out this is ALREADY happening on an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star.

Unlike the Earth, this planet has a hot side,...

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Superstorm Confirmation

At the end of the Pleistocene about 13,000 years ago, a two thousand year period known as the Younger Dryas plunged the world back into the deep freeze that it had known for the hundred thousand years of the great ice age. It was previously thought that it took over a thousand years for the Younger Dryas to develop, but now scientists have...

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Fierce Winter Storms Lash the World

The US Midwest is being pounded by yet another severe winterstorm, China is in chaos due to the worst snow in at leastfifty years, and this winter has seen snow as far south asBaghdad, and it is snowing today in Jordan. A phenomenal twohundred million people are stranded in China, and there isrioting in train stations. At least thirty million...

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