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U.S. Ice Storm ‘Holds Hands’ With UK Flood

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Yet another storm battered southern parts of the United Kingdom on Friday, with winds up to 80 mph and heavy rain. Based on satellite imagery, this storm is drawing in moisture from the same storm system that dumped heavy snow and ice across the eastern half of the U.S. this week. The storms appear to be swirling arm-in-arm across the Atlantic.

The new storm is aggravating the devastating flooding, which came on the heels of the wettest January in the UK since records began in 1766. The UK Met Office, which is the British equivalent of the U.S. National Weather Service, issued a report on Feb. 12 that linked the extreme weather this winter in part to manmade global warming, since a warming climate increases the odds of heavy precipitation events. Read more…

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