Severe weather - page 114


Tropical Storm Keila (03A) off the Arabian Peninsula

Tropical Storm Keila brought strong winds and heavy rains to the Arabian Peninsula at the beginning of November 2011. Times of Oman described flooded roads, parked vehicles swept away by water, and emergency evacuations of hospitals. On November 3, OneOman reported 14

November 07, 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


Dust storm off Alaska

Dust blew over the Gulf of Alaska in early November 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on November 2, 2011.Blowing toward the south-southwest, the dust plume remains

November 04, 2011

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More than 1,5 million lose power during rare October storm

A rare October snowstorm bore down on the heavily populated U.S. Northeast on Saturday, knocking out power to 1.7 million customers, delaying airline flights and threatening some areas with up to a foot of snow.A storm set to dump heavy, wet snow on millions of

October 29, 2011


Dust off Western Africa

Dust blew off the west coast of Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean in late October 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image on October 27, 2011. Dust forms a thin veil of

October 28, 2011


Hurricane Rina downgraded to a tropical storm

Rina remains still poses dangers as it encounters the Yucatan Peninsula through tonight. Rina was on the verge of becoming a major hurricane (Category 3 strength or greater) Wednesday morning, but has since dramatically weakened due to upwelling (rough seas bringing

October 28, 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

Floods Girls

Myanmar battered with flash floods and tropical cyclone

A flash flood in central Myanmar on Friday left dozens of people missing as homes along a river bank were swept away, government officials in the military-dominated country said. A monk in Pakokku said the water was believed to have risen to about 3m high.Southeast

October 21, 2011

Bangkok Flood

Worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok

 Thailand's premier warned Thursday that it was impossible to stop the kingdom's worst floods in decades gushing into Bangkok, ordering the city's sluice gates to be opened to tackle the "national crisis". "We cannot block the water forever!"  Prime

October 21, 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

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Huge haboob hits Lubbock, Texas

A giant dust storm known as a haboob swept through Lubbock, Texas, on Monday, blotting out the sun and turning everything a hazy copper.The 8,000-foot-tall (2,400 meters) dust cloud knocked down trees and power lines, sparked small wildfires and damaged a hangar at

October 18, 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


Tropical depression forms east of southern Philippines

Tropical Depression 23 (T.D. 23W) has formed east of southern Philippines as of Monday, and the tropical weather system is set to track across the island nation with heavy rain and gusty winds during the next few days.Torrential rainfall, flooding and landslides will

October 11, 2011


Hurricane Jova could become Category 4 hurricane

On October 6, 2011, a tropical depression over the eastern Pacific Ocean strengthened into Tropical Storm Jova. On October 8, Jova became a hurricane. By 11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on October 10, 2011, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported, Jova

October 11, 2011


A heavy veil of dust continued to veil central Asia

Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Terra satellite passed over the central Asia on October 6, 2011 and captured this true-color image bellow. Dust is especially heavy in the valleys and low lying areas, while the skies over the

October 10, 2011


Severe storm hit Croatia - Waterspout, hail and lightning strikes

A waterspout appeared near the city of Dubrovnik threatening big cruisers and other ships and disappeared after 20 minutes. Severe thunderstorm claimed 4 lives after lightning struck the community house for older people in Bjelovar city.Area around Rijeka and Pula was h

October 08, 2011


Hurricanes Irwin and Jova moving in Eastern Pacific, heading toward Mexico

Irwin became the eighth hurricane of the eastern pacific season early Friday morning, and could be quickly followed by Jova on Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC)....IRWIN MOVING SLOWLY WEST-NORTHWESTWARD...LITTLE CHANGE IN STRENGTH DURING

October 08, 2011