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Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" hits Tokyo, leaving 1 million homes without power, killing at least 2 people and injuring 40, Japan

Powerful Typhoon "Faxai" made landfall in the coastal city of Chiba shortly before 20:00 UTC on September 8, 2019 (05:00 JST, September 9), bringing record-breaking wind gusts to parts of the region. Nearly 1 000 000 customers lost power, more than 100...

September 09, 2019

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Powerful Typhoon "Lingling" hits the Korean Peninsula, results in at least 3 fatalities and power disruptions

Typhoon "Lingling", one of the most intense storms to hit South Korea, hit Jeju island and passed along the country's coast on September 7, 2019, causing power disruptions and killing at least three people. The quick-moving storm headed towards North...

September 08, 2019

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1 000 extreme rainfall events recorded in the first 12 days of August, India

The Center for Science and Environment (CSE), a research organization in New Delhi, said that there were around 1 000 extreme rainfall events just in the first 12 days of August in India, according to a report released on September 6, 2019. The data was gathered...

September 08, 2019

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Typhoon "Faxai" underwent extreme rapid intensification, closing in on Tokyo, Japan

Tropical Storm "Faxai" formed in the Pacific Ocean on September 5, 2019, as the 15th named storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The system is now closing in on Japan. Landfall is expected near Tokyo on September 8, 2019. Faxai has undergone extreme...

September 07, 2019

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Typhoon "Lingling" heading toward North Korea, landfall expected September 7

Typhoon "Lingling," known as Liwayway in the Philippines, formed September 1 in the Western Pacific Ocean as the 14th named tropical storm of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is now closing in on the Korean Peninsula with the landfall expected in...

September 06, 2019

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Dorian makes landfall in North Carolina, heads toward Canada

Hurricane "Dorian" made landfall over the Cape Hatteras, North Carolina at 12:35 UTC (08:35 EDT) on September 6, 2019. With 3 over the Bahamas, this is its fourth landfall but not final as it continues moving toward Nova Scotia, Canada where it is expected...

September 06, 2019

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Another wave of deadly floods after record rainfall paralyzes Mumbai, India

Record rains hit Mumbai on September 4, 2019, resulting in widespread flooding. At least five people were killed and one remains missing. Mumbai took 226 mm (9 inches) of rain on September 4, making the total rainfall record of 3 980 mm (156 inches). This the total...

September 05, 2019

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Hurricane "Dorian" - damaging winds and life-threatening storm surges along the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coasts of USA

Hurricane "Dorian" is expected to bring damaging winds and life-threatening storm surges along a large portion of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coasts of the United States during the next couple of days, NHC warns. It continues to lash the coast of the...

September 05, 2019

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Tropical Cyclone "Lingling" forms in the Western Pacific Ocean, heading toward the Korean Peninsula

Tropical Cyclone "Lingling," known as Liwayway in the Philippines, formed September 1 in the Western Pacific Ocean as the 14th named tropical cyclone of the 2019 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is heading toward southern Ryukyu Islands, Japan and the...

September 04, 2019

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Dorian dumps over 609 mm (24 inches) of rain on Grand Bahama, moving toward USA

Extremely-dangerous Hurricane "Dorian" dumped over 609 mm (24 inches) of rain over parts of Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands and claimed lives of at least 5 people. The current forecast track takes its core north of Grand Bahama Island through this evening...

September 03, 2019

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Tropical Storm "Fernand" forms in the western Gulf of Mexico, landfall expected September 4

Tropical Storm "Fernand" formed in the western Gulf of Mexico at 18:00 UTC on September 3, 2019, as the 6th named storm of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season. The storm is heading toward eastern Mexico. Tropical storm conditions are expected to first reach...

September 03, 2019

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Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event in progress over the South Pole

Sudden Stratospheric Warming (SSW) event is in progress over the South Pole, with temperatures rising more than 40 °C (72 °F) above normal. "These events are significant, as the warming and the disruption of the polar vortex eventually makes its way...

September 03, 2019

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Hurricane "Dorian" caused 'unprecedented damage' to the Bahamas

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis of the Bahamas said that Category 5 Hurricane "Dorian" has caused "unprecedented damage" to his country. The violent tropical cyclone damaged over 13 000 properties, according to the International Red Cross....

September 02, 2019

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Bahamas take direct hit from catastrophic Category 5 Hurricane "Dorian" - the strongest in history to hit the region

Hurricane "Dorian," now a destructive Category 5 storm, has made landfall in Elbow Cay, Abaco Islands, the northwestern Bahamas at 16:40 UTC on September 1, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 298 km/h (185 mph) and wind gusts up to 354 km/h (220 mph),...

September 01, 2019

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2019 the hardest year for U.S. farmers, survey says

Most farmers agree that 2019 is the hardest year they've experienced after extreme Midwest weather and catastrophic floods resulted in the historically delayed planting season, according to a survey conducted by Farm Futures. The survey results said that 53% of...

September 01, 2019

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Earth enters a stream of fast-moving solar wind, G2 - Moderate Geomagnetic Storm Watch in effect

Our planet has entered a stream of fast-moving solar wind flowing from a large positive polarity coronal hole. A G1 - Minor Geomagnetic Storm Watch is in effect for August 31 and G2 - Moderate for September 1. Solar wind parameters reflected a slow regime through...

August 31, 2019

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Bolivia loses 1.2 million ha (3.2 million acres) of forest land this year as wildfires continue

Forest fires continue raging across Bolivia's forests, damaging almost 1.2 million hectares (3.2 million acres) of land this year. The municipalities of Ascensión, Concepción, El Puente, San Antonio de Lomerío, San José, and San...

August 30, 2019