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Tropical low pressure system organises east of Lesser Antilles

A new system in the Atlantic is likely to be the next tropical system of concern and it could cause big problems over the Antilles next week. A strong tropical wave is cruising westward across the central Atlantic Basin this weekend, and the early indications are that

July 31, 2011

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Tropical storm Don has formed near the Yucatan; heading to Texas

The strong tropical wave that emerged off the coast of Africa over a week ago has become the next named system in the Atlantic Basin while taking a path toward Texas. With the system away from Cuba, slowing its forward speed over the deep warm water of the northwestern

July 27, 2011

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Tropical Storm Juaning (Nock-Ten) slams Philippines; heading toward South China

A slow moving tropical storm battered the Philippines on Wednesday, leaving 27 dead and over 60 injured or missing, according to a government disaster response agency. The country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council began rescuing stranded people

July 27, 2011

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Hurricane Dora, tropical storm Cindy and tropical storm Bret forecast to weaken

Less than 24 hours ago, Dora had maximum winds of 155 mph, which is a borderline Category 5 hurricane. Since then, the storm has weakened to become a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Dora is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm this

July 23, 2011

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Hurricanes most vulnerable US cities

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other areas of the Gulf Coast five years ago this week, becoming the most economically destructive storm in history, it highlighted our vulnerability to the forces of Mother Nature.Today a number of U.S. cities

July 23, 2011

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Hurricane Dora becoming Category 5 hurricane

By 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 21, 2011, Dora was nearly a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Dora had maximum sustained winds of 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour with higher gusts. At that time, the NHC stated,

July 22, 2011

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Powerful hurricane Dora could impact Baja California

Dora, expected to strengthen to a major hurricane, will impact parts of western Mexico over the next few days with heavy surf and locally strong, gusty winds. Churning about 250 miles southwest of Acapulco over the eastern Pacific, Dora will continue to strengthen,

July 21, 2011

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Tropical storm Cindy forms over Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Cindy has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. This storm will remain out in the middle of the water, and is not expected to come near shore. It will remain a tropical storm over the next few days and most likely dissipate on Friday.Cindy is the third

July 21, 2011

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Category 1 Ma-on strikes Japan

On July 19, 2100 UTC, Ma-on was approximately 260 nautical miles west-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan (near latitude 33.6N and longitude 134.8E) and moving east-northeast at 6 knots. In the next 12-24 hours, Ma-on is expected to steer away from Honshu and eventually

July 20, 2011

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Tropical storm Dora becomes 4th Pacific hurricane of the season

Tropical storm Dora, the fourth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, strengthened off the coast of Central America on Monday. The storm, with winds of about 95 kph, could reach hurricane strength on Tuesday but is not forecast to make a direct hit on land and

July 19, 2011

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Tropical storm Bret stirs bigger waves

   The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center has the latest stats on Tropical Storm Bret.Strong northeasterly winds over the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. will steer Bret even farther to the northeast away from the northern Bahamas, protecting the

July 19, 2011

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Typhoon Ma-on expected to slam into south Japan next week

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) reports this morning that Ma-on, about 655 miles east-southeast of Iwo-Jima, has shown “steadily improving organization” over the past six hours, with convection “consolidating around the core” and the emergence of an

July 13, 2011

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Tropical Storm Calvin becomes third named storm in the Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Calvin, the third named storm of this year’s eastern Pacific hurricane season, gained strength off Mexico’s west coast while the U.S. National Hurricane Center monitored another system in the Atlantic. Calvin, which formed yesterday, was about 345

July 08, 2011

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Tropical Storm Arlene drenches eastern Mexico

Strong wind and heavy rain lashed much of eastern Mexico Thursday as Tropical Storm Arlene made landfall at near hurricane strength, whipping up Gulf waves large enough to force area ports to shut down. Ports in Veracruz state were closed due to waves reaching six

July 01, 2011

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First named tropical storm of the season forms near Gulf of Mexico

The first tropical storm of 2011 has formed near the Gulf of Mexico, nearly one month into the Atlantic hurricane season.Tropical Storm Arlene is on a collision course for Mexico. The storm took its time showing up, though, becoming the first named storm

June 30, 2011

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Tropical storm Beatriz caused flooding and destruction in Acapulco area

Hurricane Beatriz brushed Mexico's resort-studded Pacific coast with powerful rains and winds early Tuesday, flooding streets as tourists hunkered down in hotels. Authorities closed the ports of Acapulco, Manzanillo and Zihuatanejo and urged hotel owners to tell

June 22, 2011

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Typhoon Meari gaining strenght

Meari could unleash flooding rain and damaging winds as it takes aim at the Far East late in the week.Meari was named by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Wednesday, as Tropical Depression 07W gained storm status over the warm seas east of the northern

June 22, 2011