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At least eight killed in two days after three deadly avalanches hit Austria

A person was killed and four others injured in an avalanche in western Austria on Saturday, police said, a day after two other avalanches killed seven skiers as heavy snowfall followed by warmer weather made for unusually dangerous conditions. Austrian broadcaster ORF said the person killed in Saturday’s avalanche in the municipality of Schmirn, in […]

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United States: Winter storm with intensity of hurricane to unleash snow and blizzard-like conditions this weekend

A winter storm with the intensity of a hurricane, snow measured in feet and blizzard-like conditions will impact major Northeast cities this weekend. Models show a nor’easter with blockbuster potential for the weekend, mainly late Friday through Saturday. There are still questions about how much snow will pile up and how extreme winds will get. […]

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Rare Mediterranean snowstorm shuts Istanbul Airport, flight operations affected

Europe’s busiest airport shut down in Istanbul as a rare snowstorm blanketed swathes of the eastern Mediterranean region, causing blackouts and traffic havoc. The closure of Istanbul Airport, where the roof of one of the cargo terminals collapsed under the heavy snow, causing no injuries, grounded flights stretching from the Middle East and Africa to […]

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Greenland receives rain for the first time instead of snow

Greenland situated near the north pole received precipitation at the summit not in the form of snow but as rain — for the first time in recorded history. This shows that rising temperatures have drastically changed the weather patterns in the otherwise cold region. According to a press release by the National Snow and Ice […]

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Russian scientists find micro plastic in samples of snow collected in Siberia

Russian scientists in Siberia have found snow polluted with micro plastics that then melts and seeps into the ground. Researchers at Tomsk State University (TSU) gathered snow samples from 20 different Siberian regions and that their preliminary findings confirm that airborne plastic fibres are turning up in snow in remote parts of the wilderness. “It’s […]

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Biggest snowstorm SWEEPS north-east United States affecting millions

A snowstorm is sweeping through north-east United States has affected 14 states and over 60 million people. Few regions in New York and Pennsylvania received snow of up to 2 feet. The weather department has warned of “dangerous, if not impossible travel conditions and isolated power surges” in the worst-affected areas. At least two people […]

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Nor’easter dumps HEAVY snow in New England leaving thousands without power

Strong winds and heavy wet snow from the western North Atlantic Ocean dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas and knocked out power for about 225,000 in New England. The most severe effects of the storm were felt in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine. Shapleigh, Maine, and Derry, New Hampshire, saw around […]