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A powerful storm unleashed flooding and strong winds over the northeastern United States to kick off the week.
Wind gusts reached hurricane-force (74 mph) strength in parts of New England. At the height of the storm, close to 1 million utility customers were without power as falling tree limbs and whole trees took out power lines.
Strong winds and soggy soil contributed to train disruptions in the New York City suburbs. Many areas across the Northeast received between 2 and 6 inches of rain from the storm.
The storm also brought the first snow of the season to parts of the Appalachian Mountains, accumulating several inches at higher elevations.
In Maine, utility companies were pushed to the brink as 400,000 lost power in the state. Hundreds of thousands were still without power five days later, the Bangor Daily News reported.
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Winds gusted past 60 mph (100 k/hr) in parts of the Czech Repblic and Poland, knocking over trees that killed four, according to The Guardian.
The storm caused widespread power outages and travel disruption throughout Germany. The hardest-hit areas were the north and east including Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover and Dresden.
Two people were killed in Germany as a result of the storm, called Storm Herwart.
More than 10 inches of snow fell in Duluth, Minnesota, late last week, the first significant snowfall of the season for the region.
Four people were killed in snow-related vehicle accidents, according to the Star Tribune.
Intense winds up to 50 mph caused whiteouts at times, leading to a travel nightmare.
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Near-record heat will set the stage for a heightened risk of wildfires in the southwestern United States, including Southern California, next week.
A boat carrying 31 people capsized on a lake near Branson, Missouri, as thunderstorms moved through the area on Thursday evening.
Severe thunderstorms tracked across Iowa on Thursday afternoon with several tornadoes touching down across the state.
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An uptick in monsoon rainfall is expected to heighten the flood threat across eastern and northern India this weekend and early next week.
After several dry days, the weather will take a downhill turn as NASCAR drivers gear up for the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 in Loudon, New Hampshire, on Sunday.
A change in the weather pattern will favor periodic bouts of wet and stormy conditions as well as unusually cool air at times for the Midwest for the duration of July.
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