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Snow Falls in the Sahara Desert

Snow in the Sahara Desert might sound impossible, but it's true! The exceptionally rare weather event, which has only happened in the North African desert a few times in the past 40 years, took place earlier this month near...

Greece Braces for Snow, Sub-Zero Temperatures

Greece is bracing for snow and sub-zero Celsius temperatures starting on Friday, the national meteorological service forecasts. According to the forecasts, snow will fall even on the Aegean islands, which is a rare phenomenon. Snow to blanket landscapes throughout Greece "On Sunday the...

Ice Disc Amazes Onlookers in Frozen Maine River

An ice disc the size of a football field and resembling the Moon has re-formed and is spinning once again in the depths of winter in Westbrook, Maine. Just as happened for the last several years, a disc of ice...

“Diomedes” Weather System Brings Snow, Heavy Rain to Greece

The weather system named "Diomedes" brought heavy snow and torrential rain to many parts of Greece on Wednesday, with meteorologists warning that the severe weather will continue on Thursday. Ships in the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio are docked...

Halcyon Days: When Spring Appears in the Middle of Winter in Greece

Greece is reputed to have almost 300 days of sunshine a year, even during the winter when the unique phenomenon of the Halcyon Days aka Alkyonides Days takes place creating a mini summer break amidst the winter. The phrase, translated...

Washington DC Blizzard Cause for Snow Day At National Zoo

A snow day declared after the Washington DC blizzard on Tuesday was a boon to the animals at the National Zoo, who rolled around and frolicked in the snow at the National Zoo. However, the heavy snowfall, which contributed to...

Fish Fall From the Sky in Animal Rain Weather Event

It rained fish in the northern Texas city of Texarkana last Wednesday. Texarkana residents were shocked to discover small fish scattered across the ground in the city during a severe storm. Although it seems like an inexplicable -- even Biblical...

Greece Blanketed in First Snow of Winter

Areas across Greece have been blanketed in snow on Saturday as the storm "Carmel" brings low temperatures and increased snowfall in the country over the weekend. The name, which was given in conjunction with the Israeli meteorological service, refers to...

Greece Braces for Severe Weather System Dubbed “Carmel”

Meteorologists in Greece are warning that a severe weather system dubbed "Carmel" will hit the country starting late on Thursday and last through the weekend. According to the Hellenic National Meteorological Service (EMY), the front will bring heavy rainstorms and...

Kentucky Woman Shelters 26 People After Tornado

As Kentucky reels from a string of vicious tornadoes that tore through the state, one resident has begun hosting 26 people from five different families in her home as they process the tragedy. Reina Guerra Perez, of Mayfield, Kentucky, had...

Woman Dies in Greece After Severe Weather Event

A rescue team recovered the body of a missing woman in northern Greece on Sunday. The woman was driving in her car when she got caught amidst the rushing waters of the Zliana stream in Katerini, Macedonia. Her body was...

At Least 90 Feared Dead After Tornado Tears Through the U.S.

At least 90 people are feared dead after multiple tornadoes struck the United States on Friday night, tearing through Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, and Tennessee. The tornadoes were the product of a weather system that was causing intense weather events...

Intense Storms Cause Flooding, Bridge Collapse in Western Greece

Greece is facing severe weather this weekend causing widespread flooding and serious infrastructure damage in the western parts of the country. The intense weather phenomena hit particularly hard Epirus and Thessaly, however, they also affected Etoloakarnania, Achaia and the Ionian...

Extreme Weather to Hit Greece This Weekend

Greece is expected to face severe weather over the weekend, with heavy rains and strong winds that will reach their peak on Saturday, December 11. The country's National Meteorological Service upgraded a weather warning issued on Thursday to an "alarm"...

Floods in Greece’s Peloponnese Claim One Life, Cause Widespread Damage

Floods that followed heavy rainfall in Greece on Friday left one person dead and widespread destruction in buildings and cultivated fields, local officials said. According to the Deputy Regional Director of Ilia, in NW Peloponnese, Vassilis Giannopoulos, the man who...