Severe storms - page 38

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Rare heat burst event in Iowa, US

A rare heat burst occurred on Thursday in Bussey, about 50 miles southeast of Des Moines, Iowa, when suddenly  temperatures spiked more than 10 degrees. Data from the Mesonet/KCCI Schoolnet 8 weather station shows the sudden temperature change  shot up from

May 06, 2012

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Hail the size of baseballs trashed wheat crops of southwestern Oklahoma farming town

Residents of Grandfield, southwestern Oklahoma farming town, spent Saturday cleaning up after a compact storm carrying a big punch pretty well shut the town down. Hail the size of baseballs thrashed the wheat crop just days before harvest, damaging hundreds of homes

May 06, 2012

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Lightning kills 26 people in India

Twenty six people were killed and 16 others injured Sunday after being struck by lightning in Howrah in West Bengal and various districts of Andhra Pradesh state.Sixteen people were killed Sunday in multiple lightning incidents in the southeastern state of Andhra

May 01, 2012

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US: Severe weather outbreak expected this weekend

A tornado that cut through the heart of Norman on Friday, April 13, 2012 could be the first taste of a major outbreak expected Saturday and Sunday.A large upper-air cold pocket will exit out of the Four Corners and meet up with a humid and very warm air mass still

April 14, 2012

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Severe dust and thunder/hail storms in India

14 people were killed and more than 200 were injured due to severe dust and thunder/hail storms at different places in India during the past 24 hours.The worst affected was Jalaun where nine persons died during hailstorm which lashed the districts during wee hours.

April 13, 2012

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Extreme weather US: One meter of hail in Panhandle, Texas

Extreme weather, including heavy hail and flooding, has paralyzed parts of the Panhandle, Texas shutting down highways on Wednesday afternoon, April 11, 2012.According to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Highway 136 at Fritch was closed in Hutchinson

April 12, 2012

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Hailstones the size of golf balls pelted several rural areas in east China's Jiangxi province

The giant pieces of ice pelted several rural areas in east China's Jiangxi province overnight and on Wednesday morning, April 11, 2012, resulting in the deaths of three people, the Xinhua news agency said.The hailstones were said to be as large as 3.5cm in diameter

April 12, 2012

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Typhoon winds battering Japan

Winds of typhoon strength have swept over parts of Japan, making for travel chaos, reports said on Tuesday. Winds were clocked to 150 km/h (93 mp) in western Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) indicated. Winds at the Tokyo Haneda International Airport

April 04, 2012

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Tropical cyclone Pakhar to make landfall in Vietnam

An unusual late-March tropical cyclone will send torrential rain and strong winds ashore in Vietnam. The first Typhoon of the northern hemisphere in the 2012 season is predicted to make landfall today, on April 1 just north of Ho Chi Minh City, affecting approximately

April 01, 2012

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Dozens tornadoes spinning up in southern Illinois and Kentucky and in the Deep South, US

Several rope tornadoes have been spinning up from serve storms in southern Illinois and Kentucky with a lot of twisting motion in the atmosphere in place. Meanwhile, storms have also produced tornadoes in the Deep South.A line of nasty thunderstorms are stretching

March 24, 2012

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Disaster zone declared for parts of Townsville, Australia after worst storm front in four decades

A disaster zone has been declared in parts of Townsville after a storm front described as the worst in four decades tore through the north Queensland city.Premier Anna Bligh called for defence force assistance after winds of more than 130km/h wreaked havoc in the

March 20, 2012

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Severe weather outbreak across Great Plains, US

Severe thunderstorms are heating up on the central and southern Plains, producing the threats of damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes. A line of thunderstorms is stretching from the Dallas and Fort Worth area and extending to communities south and west of San

March 20, 2012

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US tornado weekend aftermath, 1300 reports, 1000 warnings - with video collection

A massive tornado outbreak of stunning violence swept through the US midsection on Friday, March 2nd, spawning deadly tornadoes that killed at least 31. Hardest hit were Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The scale of the outbreak was truly exceptional, with a preliminary

March 04, 2012

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Counter-clockwise storm in the Mediterranean seen from space

NOAA-19 AVHRR satellite sensor captured image of cyclonic, counter-clockwise spin of a low pressure system as it spun over the Mediterranean sea on February 23. This system has brought up to 10.2 centimeters (4 inches) of rain over the 24 hours to coastal areas in

February 25, 2012

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Tropical Cyclone Iggy triggered tornadoes across Java and Bali, now threatens Australia

Tropical Cyclone Iggy, which was responsible for producing tornadoes across Indonesia, will brush by Western Australia and produce heavy rain and storm surge. The threat remains for Tropical Cyclone Iggy to bring Western Australia's northwestern tip hurricane strength

January 28, 2012

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Tropical cyclone Funso weakening and moving southward

Tropical cyclone Funso is the first major cyclone of 2012 and fifth named storm of this year's cyclone season. Funso reached the equivalent of a Category 4 hurricane on January 25, with winds of 120 knots (220 kilometers/140 miles per hour). The storm is weakening

January 27, 2012

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Tropical cyclone Funso still a danger to Mozambique and Madagascar

Tropical Cyclone Funso intensified to the strength of a Category 4 hurricane as it churns off the coast of southern Africa with winds in excess of 130 mph. TC Funso slammed the nation's north-central provinces, particularly Zambezia, last Friday into Monday with high

January 25, 2012