Severe storms - page 35


Santa Ana winds damage

Santa Ana winds whipped through Southern California Wednesday night with peak wind gusts of up to 167 mph (270 km per hour). Wind gusts stronger than 140 mph - which would be equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane - have been measured on the Sierra Crest mountain ridge,

December 02, 2011

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Tornado storm strike UK

A storm described as a "tornado" has left an aftermath of damage in a part of northern England. The violent storm struck Greater Manchester Tuesday afternoon downing trees and damaging homes. Witnesses described skies going "pitch black" and "all whirling around," as

December 01, 2011


A once a decade Santa Ana winds to hit area from Utah to California, US

Southern California, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and other locations from Utah to California and far western Arizona bracing for potentially damaging winds. The Wasatch Range will experience especially powerful east to northeast winds in this

December 01, 2011


Hurricane force gusts stir dirt storm in Canada

High winds have downed trees, damaged buildings and fanned at least one massive grass fire in the western Canada province of Alberta.Striking on Sunday, the windstorm sent a rain of broken glass and rubble onto Calgary city streets, according to CBC News. Acting

November 29, 2011


Severe storm hit Sri Lanka

A storm packing heavy rain and gusty winds lashed southern Sri Lanka over the weekend, killing at least 19 and leaving 43 fishermen missing, the island's disaster management centre said Sunday. More than 53,000 people were also forced out of their damaged homes in the

November 28, 2011

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Strong winds and sea surge batter Ireland and UK

A storm north of the United Kingdom brought gale-force winds, chilly rain and rough seas to the Irish Sea, eventually capsizing a ship, the "Swanland" after the seas cracked its hull. High winds and showers will return on Monday when a deep trough sinks into the area.

November 28, 2011


Hurricane Kenneth became a major category 4 storm

Hurricane Kenneth became a major category4 storm off the Pacific coast of Mexico early Tuesday but posed no immediate threat to land. Hurricane Kenneth, which gained monster Category 4 status, is the strongest hurricane ever so late in the season for the basin. No

November 23, 2011

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More than 20 tornadoes and severe thunderstorms hit Southeast US

A total of 23 tornadoes were sighted across the South on Wednesday (some sightings were likely of the same twister), while the National Weather Service received dozens of reports of thunderstorm wind damage. Deadly tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms tearing across

November 17, 2011

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Alaska superstorm mostly dissipated

The National Weather Service reported mid-day Thursday that the mega storm over Alaska had mostly dissipated. Coastal flood warnings for much of the region had been canceled by noon, but remained in effect for the Nome and lower Yukon River regions. Emergency

November 11, 2011

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Unusal tropical cyclone forms in the Mediterranean Sea

A hybrid storm currently lashing the French Riviera with gusty winds, rough seas and rain is rare in Medditerranean. This particular storm seems to have been born out of a slow-moving, upper-level storm pestering the area from Spain and France to Italy since the

November 10, 2011

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"Historic" Bering Sea Storm slamming Alaska coast with hurricane power

The historic Bering Sea storm everyone's been talking about since Tuesday has begun to batter the coast of western Alaska, with the Bering Strait, Seward Peninsula, Norton Sound and Yukon Delta areas expected to take the brunt of it. Current forescasts expect the storm

November 10, 2011


Bering Sea Superstorm - Rising sea expected to cause widespread erosion and flooding along western Alaska coast

Referred to as the “Bering Sea Superstorm” by the National Weather Service Office in Fairbanks (NWS), damaging winds, severe beach erosion and major coastal flooding are expected. In some locations, heavy snow and blizzard conditions are also

November 09, 2011


Tropical depression forming off Eastern Arabia

Tropical Depression Four (T.D. 4A), drifting towards the west over the western Arabian Sea. It could unleash heavy rain over easternmost Arabia Wednesday and Thursday. Localized flash flooding, the most likely threat to life and property, will be possible near the

November 08, 2011

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Hundreds of foreigners stranded in Everest region

Heavy fog has halted flights from the only airstrip serving the area causing around 1500 foreign tourists stranding in the Everest region."The hotels are running out of food because of the pressure. Hundreds of people are living in tents," Utsab Kharel, manager of

November 05, 2011

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Hurricane Rina weakens, heads for Cancun and Cozumel

Hurricane Rina is on a collision course with Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula by tomorrow, but its prospects to remain organize after tomorrow seem bleak. Latest wind data taken from Rina indicates that the storm has weakened to a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 85

October 26, 2011

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"Freshwater Fury" continues to lash Great Lakes

A powerful "Freshwater Fury" will leave the Great Lakes tonight, but not before unleashing more wind-driven rain, strong winds and pounding waves today. The corridor from central Ontario to Lake Michigan to Indiana will continue to endure the nastiest conditions

October 20, 2011


Severe thunderstorms and hail hit southeast Queensland, Australia

South-east Queensland in Australia was battered by a series of severe thunderstorms late on Saturday. The Australian Weather Bureau said sustained winds of 80 km/h were recorded in the Brisbane area. Thousands were left without electricity when strong winds brough down

October 15, 2011