Severe storms - page 38

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Major winter storm affecting Southeast US, moving up the Eastern Seaboard

A major winter storm is affecting parts of the Southeast U.S. with dangerous ice and snow and is expected to intensify Wednesday evening, February 12, as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard, affecting locations across the mid-Atlantic and Northeast. More than 2.5 cm (1

February 12, 2014

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Severe weather warning for stormy conditions across the UK

Met Office forecasters have issued a red National Severe Weather Warning for stormy conditions across the UK this afternoon and evening.  The strongest winds are expected across Wales and northern England with gusts of 128 - 160 km/h (80 - 100 mph) in some

February 12, 2014

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Intense Tropical Cyclone Bejisa approaching Reunion and Mauritius

At 21:00 UTC on January 1, 2014 Tropical Cyclone "Bejisa", was located approximately 136 NM (251 km) northwest of St. Denis, La Reunion, and has tracked south- southeastward at 08 KT (14 km/h, 9.2 mph) over the past six hours. It is expected to

January 02, 2014

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Deadly storms caused chaotic Christmas in Europe and USA

It seems the weather acted accordingly to chaos felt in the heads of many Europeans and Americans today. Over a million homes and businesses were left without power on Christmas and hundreds of flights were canceled as deadly storms continued to sweep the two

December 25, 2013

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Severe winter storm hit Britain and France

A severe winter storm, named Dirk by Berlin's institute for meteorology, has caused major problems in Britain and France. Latest reports mention 4 deaths in Britain and one in France. UK's Environment Agency issued hundreds of flood warnings across all of

December 24, 2013

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Northern Europe under the worst storm since 1953 - Hurricane Xaver

Powerful Atlantic storm named Xaver, the worst since 1953, has tracked east to the north of Scotland overnight, bringing very strong winds across northern parts of the UK. Severe storm and flooding warnings are in effect for the UK, Netherlands, Denmark,

December 05, 2013

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Major Atlantic storm to impact UK - severe weather warnings issued

A major Atlantic storm is set to move across the UK over the next 24 hours (October 27/28, 2013), bringing some heavy rain and very strong winds to parts of England and Wales. There is a chance of some localised surface water flooding. Video credit:

October 27, 2013

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Manuel re-intensified to hurricane strength, expected to make landfall again

Two tropical storms, Ingrid and Manuel, brought heavy rainfall and caused destruction and chaos throughout Mexico over the last couple of days. Current estimates are that 80 people have been killed. The forecasters are warning of more storms ahead as Manuel

September 19, 2013

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Rare weather anomaly builds severe heatwave in northeastern United States

A very rare weather pattern anomaly is in place over the U.S. An upper level ridge is centered over the Ohio Valley and the closed upper level low pressure system over the Texas/Oklahoma border, trapping hot humid air from a strong subtropical ridge of high pressure

July 15, 2013

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Unusual clockwise storm system moving across United States

An unusual low pressure system moving in backward direction is causing severe thunderstorms and rainfall in the dry areas in Oklahoma and Texas, US. What is highly unusual for this system is that it moves from east to west or clockwise. Weather

July 15, 2013

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A month worth of rain in just a few hours - Toronto, Canada

A very warm and humid air mass resulted in the formation of thunderstorms producing very heavy rainfall across portions of Southern Ontario, Canada on July 8, 2013. Numerous thunderstorms affected the same areas resulting in significant rainfall

July 09, 2013

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Severe weather and polar blast hit New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by the large low pressure system bringing destructive storms that have swept over the country in the last 24 hours, damaging houses, roads and seawalls, as well as closing dozens of schools and leaving thousands without power. Luckily, fierce

June 21, 2013

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Mid-June East Coast low-end derecho satellite imagery by GOES-14

For the past week, forecast models showed unstable conditions that could lead to significant severe weather events. NOAA put the GOES-14 satellite in Super Rapid Scan Operations mode on June 12 and 13, 2013 to monitor the ongoing severe bow echo/low-end

June 15, 2013

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Mid-Atlantic US hit by severe weather outbreak

A massive storm system swept across the Midwestern U.S. late on June 12, 2012 and is continuing to move across the Mid-Atlantic. It was expected that the system becomes derecho, however that didn't realize. The most intense areas were along the Ohio-West

June 13, 2013

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Powerful Arctic storm 'bombing out' in North Atlantic

Ten  days after a severe storm underwent a process of rapid intensification over the North Pacific Ocean, pummeling the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska with hurricane force winds and high waves, another serious storm system is taking place right now in the open

January 27, 2013

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2012 NWS thunderstorm and tornado warnings animation

National Weather Service severe Thunderstorm Warnings (blue) and Tornado Warnings (red) issued for each day in 2012 are shown here in this simple animation.  Source: US National Weather

January 06, 2013

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Huge tornado in Taranto, Italy on November 28, 2012

There have been a number of tornadoes in unusual parts of the world in the last couple of months. One of the most unusual struck Italian city of Taranto on November 28, 2012.The whole of Italy and the western Mediterranean is currently under the sway of a powerful

December 01, 2012