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A powerful cyclone has pushed the North Pole 50 degrees…and more

As St. Louis cleans up, areas to the south prepare for flooding

As flooding receded Saturday in the St. Louis area, residents to the south prepared for high water by stacking sandbags, moving furniture to higher floors or by evacuating. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner toured communities in Alexander County, the southernmost part of the state, where levee breaches have already sent people fleeing. The Mississippi River is expected to crest Sunday in East Cape Girardeau and on Monday…

 

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Sixteen states issued flood warnings covering some eight million people. By Saturday floodwaters had begun to subside in many areas, reopening several important highways, after topping levees in the region late on Friday. But swollen rivers have yet to crest in southern states, alarming governors in Tennessee, Louisiana and Mississippi. At Dardanelle, Arkansas, the National Weather Service recorded the Arkansas river at 41ft, nine feet above flood stage…

 

A powerful cyclone has pushed the North Pole 50 degrees above normal to melting point

This storm in the far North Atlantic is the same storm that caused two tornado outbreaks and widespread flooding in the United States. Now, it’s pushing temperatures at the North Pole well above average.

This storm in the far North Atlantic is the same storm that caused two tornado outbreaks and widespread flooding in the United States. Now, it’s pushing temperatures at the North Pole well above average.

A powerful winter cyclone — the same storm that led to two tornado outbreaks in the United States and disastrous river flooding — has driven the North Pole to the freezing point this week, 50 degrees above average for this time of year. From Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, a mind-boggling pressure drop was recorded in Iceland: 54 millibars in just 18 hours…

 

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