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Wild Weather Around The World – Italy, Thailand & Middle East

9 Dec 2020, 5:03 pm

After a weekend nor’easter sent a snowy blast up the east coast, the weather in the U.S. has slowed a bit, but that hasn’t been the case worldwide. Let’s take a quick trip to see what weather headlines you might have missed this week.


We start in Italy where heavy rain and snow have battered the northeastern portion of the country. More than 6 feet of snow fell in parts of the Alps, where crews performed hundreds of rescues over the course of three days. Along the coast in Venice, streets flooded as an exceptionally high tide swept into the city.

Flooding was also in the headlines in southern Thailand. Six days of storms dumped nearly 40 inches of water into portions of Thailand. Local media reports the deadly flooding impacted nearly 200,000 people.

We head to the Middle East to spot multiple dust devils swirling in the desert. Thunderstorms swirled up not one, not two, but THREE dust devils in close proximity of each other. Now that’s a triple threat!

In the southern hemisphere where summer is kicking into high gear we find, snow! Mount Hotham saw an unusual summertime snowstorm as temperatures dipped below freezing at the popular alpine resort.

Speaking of cold, the world’s largest iceberg was spotted in the South Atlantic earlier this week. Officials say the chunk of ice could drift near the small island of South Georgia and poses a threat to wildlife in the area. Scientist say, the 1,600 square mile iceberg is larger than the island of South Georgia and even larger than the state of Rhode Island.

About the author
Alana Cameron was born and raised in Canada in the city of Mississauga, just outside of Toronto. Alana is the oldest of 4 siblings, all close in age, and grew up playing outside with them in all types of weather. After graduating high school, Alana moved to study at the University of British Columbia in Kelowna for a year before transferring to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where sh... Load Moree completed a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Atmospheric Science. Upon completion, Alana moved back to Toronto where she completed a post-grad degree in Meteorology at York University. After her post-grad, she went on to complete another post-grad in Broadcast Journalism - TV News at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. During her final year of studies she had the privilege of interning with the best in the business in Canada at The Weather Network. Once she finished her internship, she got the call from small-town Denison, Texas where she accepted a job as an on-air meteorologist at KTEN-TV, right in tornado alley, covering severe weather from Sherman/Denison (North Texas) to Ada (Southern Oklahoma). After the most active tornado season Oklahoma had seen in May 2019 (105 tornadoes!) Alana is excited to join WeatherNation to cover weather all across the nation. If you're interested in following her on social media she can be found @alanacameronwx!

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