A moderately strong solar flare measuring C9.9 erupted from AR 2740 (Beta-Delta) at 05:10 UTC on May 6, 2019. The event started at 05:04 UTC and ended at 05:12 UTC. This is the strongest solar flare since M1.0 at 23:28 UTC on October 20, 2017.
A very strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.2 hit near Bulolo, Papua New Guinea at 21:19 UTC on May 6, 2019 (07:49 local time, May 7). The agency is reporting a depth of 126.9 km (78.8 miles). EMSCis reporting M7.1 at a depth of 130 km (80.7 miles).
This earthquake can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.
A significant Arctic blast is affecting almost entire Europe and parts of northern Africa. Some regions are dealing with heavy snow, below-freezing temperatures and late-season frost. Another blast of cold air is expected from May 11 to 18, with more heavy rain and snow.
Below average rainfall across Kenya during the short rainy season from October to December of 2018 has been compounded by a delayed long rainy season from March to May of 2019. A drought alert has been raised for 15 arid and semi-arid counties while five counties have already reached the alarm stage (last stage before emergency)
A multi-day widespread severe weather and heavy rain event is anticipated across much of the Plains and Mississippi Valley this week, before possibly reaching the Ohio Valley, the National Weather Service warns. The severe thunderstorms will be capable of producing large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes, while the heavy rain may be excessive at times and produce flash flooding.
Forecasting website Powderchasers has predicted up to 15 inches of fresh snow falling in Colorado this week, with their low estimate at 9 inches. According to their report, light snow will fall in the central and northern mountains on Wednesday, with this storm continuing into Thursday and Friday. The peak snowfall is expected to occur Wednesday night through Thursday.
At least three people have been killed after major flooding hit U.S. Midwest late this week, bringing the death toll to at least 7 since Monday, April 29, 2019. Widespread flooding is affecting the country from Michigan to the South and is expected to continue in the days ahead.
From Alberta to Australia, from Finland to France and beyond, voters are increasingly showing their displeasure with expensive energy policies imposed by politicians in an inane effort to fight purported human-caused climate change
A total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes are expected this season. This is slightly above the 30-year average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and three major hurricanes. The forecast was released Monday by The Weather Company, an IBM Business. Meteorologist Domenica Davis has the latest seasonal outlook.
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A total of 14 named storms, seven hurricanes and three major hurricanes are expected this season.
This is slightly above the 30-year average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes and three major hurricanes.
The forecast was released Monday by The Weather Company, an IBM Business.