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Many extreme weather events can be traced back to an atmospheric 'traffic jam,' study suggests

Many extreme weather events can be traced back to an atmospheric 'traffic jam,' study suggests When weather patterns hit a traffic jam, extreme events often result.The study pinpoints a phenomenon known as "planetary wave resonance" for trapping the storm above the Balkans.

Stoical Londoners battle downpours and flooding to vote in the EU referendum

Downpours and thunderstorms greeted British voters in southeast England on the day they cast their votes in the historic referendum on the UK's membership in the European Union.Around 60 homes were flooded in Romford, in east London as a month's rain fell in a few hours during the storms.

The supervolcano that may have killed off Europe's Neanderthals is stirring again

The supervolcano that may have killed off Europe's Neanderthals is stirring again The Phlegraean Fields (Italian: Campi Flegrei) are a series of craters and volcanic areas located near Naples, Italy.Like the Yellowstone caldera in the United States, the Phlegraean Fields have previously demonstrated a capacity for titanic eruptions.

The devastating 1889 Johnstown Flood killed over 2,000 people in minutes

The devastating 1889 Johnstown Flood killed over 2,000 people in minutes On the morning of May 31, 1889, Elias Unger, the president of Pennsylvania’s South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, awoke from a night of heavy rain to an impending catastrophe.Just below his home, swollen by ongoing rainfall, the artificial reservoir of Lake Conemaugh appeared to be on the verge of overwhelming the notoriously leaky South Fork Dam impounding it.

Nation's biggest dam overflows into emergency spillway for first time in 50 years

Nation's biggest dam overflows into emergency spillway for first time in 50 years At Lake Oroville, a major man-made reservoir, water began flowing over a never-before-used emergency spillway at the Oroville Dam.The 770-foot-tall dam — the tallest in the country — lies about 150 miles northeast of San Francisco.

Crazy storm has streets of L.A. swallowing cars whole

Crazy storm has streets of L.A. swallowing cars whole Downpours are expected to target Northern California next, putting even more pressure on water infrastructure like the Oroville Dam.In San Bernardino County, a big rig and a fire truck rolled off the edge of Interstate 15 in the Cajon Pass.