World weather remains disturbed, with powerful snowstorms enveloping parts of the United States and Russia, flooding in Malawi and Mozambique and a wet winter storm pounding the US west coast. The flooding along the Zambezi in Africa appears to be part of a larger emerging weather pattern that may disrupt the area in the same way that the lengthening monsoon season has been causing persistent flooding in Southeast Asia.

What has developed into a strong northeaster over the eastern seaboard of the US began with an unusual confluence of fronts, including a Canadian low that moved east to west for a period of time. This is a most unusual event, as prevailing winds blow from west to east.
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