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Wild Weather Around The World: Week of July 19th

It was a wild week of weather across the United States, and worldwide, with flooding dominating the headlines However the flooding wasn’t just isolated to the Lower 48. Let’s take a trip around the world to see what top headlines you might have missed. 

Deadly flooding ravaged parts of Europe with Germany being hit the hardest. A low pressure system became trapped between two flanking high pressure systems, allowing it to tap into massive amounts of Mediterranean moisture. Parts of Germany received 2 months’ worth of rain in just 24 hours.  

At least 200 people across Europe died as a result of the flooding, with at least 171 of those deaths coming from Germany. Major flooding was also reported in Belgium, Austria, The Netherlands, and Italy.   

In China, a similar story unfolded. More than a foot and half of water inundated the city of Zhengzhou. The city received nearly eight inches of rain in just one hour, accumulating a year’s worth of rain in one day.  At least 25 people died, including 12 people who were trapped on a subway line that took on water while in a tunnel.  

 In Canada a powerful EF-2 tornado ripped through the community of Barrie, Ontario. Authorities say the tornado injured 10 while leaving more than a 7-mile path of destruction.  

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Summer of 1993, New England Dragway. That's when and where Steve knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. More than 20 years later he is extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to live his childhood dream. As a lover of math and science, Steve had a consistent interest in weather in elementary, middle, and high school before discovering you can major in meteorology. He attended Lyndon State Co... Load Morellege in Vermont where he received a bachelor's in meteorology-broadcasting and associate's in television news. He has worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Winchester, VA, Burlington, VT, and most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. He's recognized by the American Meteorological Society with the Certification of Broadcast Meteorologists.