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LARGEST QUAKES so far today -
5.2 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
5.5 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
Yesterday, 2/2/15 -
5.4 SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
5.1 SUNDA STRAIT, INDONESIA
5.2 OFFSHORE ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE
5.4 CATANDUANES, PHILIPPINES
5.0 OFF W COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA
6.3 SAN LUIS, ARGENTINA
5.9 ADMIRALTY ISLANDS REGION, P.N.G.
5.0 SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
TROPICAL STORMS -
* In the South Pacific -
Tropical cyclone Ola is located approximately 415 nm southwest of Noumea, New Caledonia. The final advisory has been issued on this system.
HEAVY SNOW / EXTREME COLD -
Groundhog Says: 6 More Weeks of Winter; Top-Five Snowstorm Belts Chicago, Detroit. A classic mid-winter snowstorm is sweeping across the nation, dumping heavy snow along a swath 2,000 miles long from Colorado to Maine.
On Sunday the storm blasted Chicago with heavy snow and strong winds that created near-whiteout blizzard conditions, bringing the city its fifth heaviest snow on record - 19.3". More than 18" of snow plastered Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan, with a storm-maximum snowfall amount of 20" observed in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In Southeast Michigan, the 16.7" the storm dumped on Detroit was the city's third heaviest snowfall on record.
By Monday morning, the storm had moved on to Ohio, hitting Cleveland with 4.7". The biggest totals during the remainder of the storm's trek are expected in snow-weary Massachusetts, with snow amounts near 12" expected in Boston. That city received 24.4" of snow from last week's blizzard; several locations in Central Massachusetts near Worcester received 36" of snow, and are expecting another 12" from this storm.
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