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Massive dust storm descends on Phoenix area

A massive dust storm descended on the Phoenix area on Tuesday night, drastically reducing visibility and delaying flights as strong winds toppled trees and caused power outages for thousands of residents in the valley.The towering dust cloud that hit the area had

July 06, 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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More than 1,100 lightning strikes in a single hour in Chicago

Powerful thunderstorms that erupted over northern Illinois produced spectacular lightning, hurricane-force gusts, golf ball-sized hail and a waterspout over Lake Michigan. The National Weather Service says there were more than 1,100 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in

July 01, 2011

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Dust plumes over Iraq

Arising along a roughly northwest-southeast line, multiple dust plumes blew southeastward through Iraq at the end of June 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on June 30,

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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Lightning killing people in Uganda

A LIGHTNING strike at a primary school in western Uganda has killed 18 students and injured 50. Lightning hit Runyanya primary school in Kiryandongo district, about 225km northwest of Kampala, killing 15 girls and three boys yesterday, police spokeswoman Judith

June 29, 2011

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Tropical storm Meari brings damage to Western Pacific

Saturday, Tropical Depression Meari and the remnants of Tropical Cyclone Haima were located just west of the Korean Peninsula and over northern Laos, respectively.Meari has continued to weaken as it encountered cooler waters and less favorable wind shear. The storm,

June 26, 2011

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Saharan dust drifts west over Atlantic Ocean

A massive Saharan dust plume has drifted west over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands, located 570 kilometres off the coast of Western Africa.GOES, a US geostationary weather satellite, captured the below image of the dust Friday.  The image presents the

June 26, 2011

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Tropical Storm "MEARI" has maintained its strength as it continues to move North Northwestward

A Science and Technology official said Tropical Storm Falcon might develop into typhoon Saturday morning after it slightly intensified Friday. Meari might intensify Friday afternoon after it merged with the new low pressure area spotted near Catanduanes province. A

June 24, 2011

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Tropical storm Meari is expected to strengthen and become a category 1 typhoon

Tropical storm Meari (Falcon) is in the West Pacific basin, approximately 500 nautical miles south-southwest of Kadena Air Base, Japan. Meari is moving northwest at 12 knots with maximum sustained winds of 40 knots. The storm is expected to strengthen and become a

June 23, 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

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Tropical depression SIX-W (06W) forming near Hong Kong coast, Beatriz speeds up

Two tropical storms are brewing in the Northwest Pacific and East Pacific basins; Tropical Storm Beatriz, in the East Pacific Basin near Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico is likely to become a category 1 hurricane later today, June 20. Beatriz is likely to track close

June 21, 2011

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New Zealand struck by a twister

A tornado has torn through a North Island, New Zealand town, leaving significant damage in its aftermath. Luckily, there were no immediate reports of major injury following the tornado, which cut through New Plymouth in the early morning Monday, local time.According

June 20, 2011

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Hawaii experiencing an unusual number of thunderstorms

Lightning has knocked out the first large telescope ever built on Hawaii's Mauna Kea volcano, and engineers are working to bring it back online. The University of Hawaii's 2.2-meter telescope has been out since the weekend of June 4-5, when tens of thousands of

June 15, 2011

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Low pressure system moving NE between Iceland and the British Isles

SAT24  A vigorous area of low pressure looks set to develop south of Ireland on Friday. This is going to be pushing cloud and rain into Ireland, Wales andsouthwest England through the morning, some of it heavy at times. The rain affects much of

June 15, 2011

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Aggressive fungus zygomycosis strikes Joplin tornado victims

It would seem this city has already suffered enough - after 151 people were killed and 6,000 homes destroyed by a fatal twister. But now health officials say flying debris from last month’s deadly tornado is to blame for an outbreak of a potentially deadly fungal

June 13, 2011