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Constantly in motion, the Earth is home to awe-inspiring wonders, extreme weather events of all kinds and terrifying displays of power and force.
Across the planet's vast and varied landscapes, extreme climate conditions create some of the most hostile environments known to mankind.
Heat waves and drought scorch many of the lands found across the electrified Blue Planet, while raging thunderstorms and hurricanes blast away at her surface.
At the poles, subzero temperatures create worlds of ice and snow that glimmer under the ghostly light of the aurora.
Take a look at some of the wildest and most extreme weather events ever recorded in human history.
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The northeastern United States endured gusty winds, plummeting temperatures and snow this weekend.
A seventh victim has been found after a landslide struck a construction site in Penang, Malaysia on Friday.
With the exception of a day here and there, the overall weather pattern will remain chilly in the northeastern United States with opportunities for snow through the end of October.
Following a retreat of moisture, more rain will spread across Texas this week, and eventually reach areas along the Florida Gulf Coast still recovering from Hurricane Michael.
Vicente, and Willa, which is expected to become a major hurricane, will combine to bring a one-two tropical punch to southwestern and western Mexico this week.
Cold air will settle over the Northeast this week, bringing a chilly start to the 2018 World Series.
A very sharp cold front sent damaging winds and snow through areas near Chicago, Illinois.
With the northeastern United States facing gusty winds, plummeting temperatures and even snow this weekend, residents may be wondering how long the taste of winter will last.