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The Tornado damage scale in images

EF-0, winds of 65 to 85 mph (105 to 137 kph)Tornadoes are rated by the havoc they inflict, on a scale of 1 to 5. But to fully comprehend this scale, you have to see the aftermath.After a tornado is reported, the National Weather Service deploys storm survey teams

April 29, 2011

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April's 2011 tornado outbreak

Southern storms death toll nears 300The grim death toll from the 24-hour storm period continued to rise, with 294 counted in six states. Among them were two university students in Alabama. Nearly 1 million people were without electricity.  The vast

April 28, 2011

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141 violent tornadoes devastate few US states

The tornadoes and severe thunderstorms have killed at least 72 people across the South on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, and the death toll will continue to rise. Tornadoes remain a threat from the mid-Atlantic to southern Alabama. Out of those

April 27, 2011

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The F4 tornado hit St.Louis - strongest of the year so far!

Good Friday saw the year's strongest tornado yet pound St. Louis, flattening houses and shredding the roof of a crowded airport terminal on its 35 kilometers path (22-mile) along the ground.Shattered glass injured several people at Lambert-St. Louis International

April 25, 2011

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Tropical Storm Errol Drenches Timor

An island shared by Indonesia and independent East Timor received a solid soaking from a minimal tropical storm that formed to the south, over the Timor Sea.Tropical Storm Errol never became very well organized, and quickly lost force to a tropical depression shortly

April 22, 2011

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Hailstorm hits SW China's Guizhou province

At least 17 people were killed and 155 injured in south China's Guangdong province as of Monday after hailstones, cloudburst and strong wind ravaged the region.Gales as strong as 45.5 meters per second, accompanied by hailstorm and lashing rain, battered cities

April 18, 2011

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Historic tornado outbreak: 241 tornadoes affected 14 states in just 3 days

From Thursday, April 14, 2011 to Saturday, April, 16, 2011, devastating tornadoes rampaged across communities of the southern United States. Cities and towns from Oklahoma to North Carolina were assaulted by the deadly twisters.The tornado outbreak led to a total of

April 17, 2011

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Hailstorms damage crops across states in India

As wheat harvesting picks up in Punjab and Haryana, recent rain and windy weather has left farmers in the states worried. Hailstorm lashed Jalandhar yesterday, while Amritsar, Phagwara, Nawanshahr and Balachaur received showers, which was accompanied by strong winds.

April 16, 2011

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Tropical Cyclone Errol Inching Toward Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone Errol formed off the northern coast of Western Australia Friday and gained strength throughout the day Sunday. It will have maximum sustained winds near 75 mph when it affects Indonesia. Errol is expected to cause strong winds and heavy rain over the

April 16, 2011

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Dozens tornadoes rip through U.S. southwest

At least nine people were killed as powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes tore through the southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley Thursday night.The tiny town of Tushka, Oklahoma, was among the hardest hit locations, struck head-on by a tornado Thursday evening

April 15, 2011

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Dust blew from Africa to Scandinavia

Atmospheric scientists track aerosols—tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in our atmosphere—because they have important impacts on weather, climate, and human health. Mineral dust is one of the most abundant aerosols, a product of winds blowing across our

April 15, 2011

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Al-Sarrayat season start to bother Kuwait

A severe dust storm paralyzed Kuwait Wednesday, suspending air traffic and oil exports.The Kuwait Petroleum Corp. also advised incoming ships to hold off on docking, the official Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported. A top oil official, Sheik Talal al-Khaled, said some

April 14, 2011

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Tornado outbreak in Wisconsin sets record

A powerful storm system that moved through the nation's midsection over the weekend caused what may be a record-breaking seven tornadoes in Wisconsin, officials said Monday."It's one of the most significant tornado outbreaks in April," said Rich Mamrosh,

April 12, 2011

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Number of days of rain in Iberian Peninsula has increased since 1903

A research team, led by the University of Extremadura, has for the first time analysed the frequency of rainfall over the whole of the Iberian Peninsula from 1903 to 2003. The results show that the number of rainy days increased over the 20th Century, except in the area

April 11, 2011

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Scientists have calculated - Earth sees about 760 thunderstorms every hour

The figure, unveiled at the European Geosciences Union meeting in Vienna, is substantially lower than numbers that have been used for nearly a century. The new research uses a global network of monitoring stations that detect the electromagnetic pulses produced by

April 10, 2011

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Wave of tornadoes sweeps across Iowa, US

Strong thunderstorms kicked off a busy few days of severe weather on Saturday, spawning destructive tornadoes and dropping large hail across parts of the Plains and Southeast. At least 13 people were injured and numerous buildings and vehicles were damaged from the

April 10, 2011

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Sandstorm causes deadly accident in north-eastern Germany

The sudden sandstorm, which struck south of the eastern German coastal town of Rostock, reduced visibility on the A19 autobahn to zero in a matter of seconds.In both directions on the Berlin-Rostock motorway, cars and trucks crashed into each other. Police said that

April 08, 2011