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Tropical Cyclone Garry formed in South Pacific

The tenth tropical cyclone in the Southern Pacific Ocean season gained its strength north of Samoa in South Pacific Ocean. This tropical disturbance was named Garry (TC 10P) on January 22, 2013 as it was passing near Samoa. A gale warning remained  in effect for

January 22, 2013

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Dust over Saudi Arabia and Red Sea

Dust can be seen in the air over Saudi Arabia and blowing westward over the Red Sea. Unsettled weather is typical in Saudi Arabia in winter, with strong winds a frequent occurrence. The Rub’ al Khali desert, the world’s largest sand sea, covers large parts of the

January 21, 2013

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West Africa veiled by dust and smoke

Dust from the Bodélé Depression, in the Sahara Desert, blows southwestward towards Lake Chad, and can also be seen south of the lake. The lower portion of the image is also covered by a hazy veil, although this is due to fires in Chad and the Central African Republic

January 20, 2013

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Dust storm over Iran

A dust storm can be seen spreading over eastern Iran and western Pakistan and over Arabian Sea. The dust blows southward, over the coast of the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman and Strait of Hormuz. Dust plumes captured by MODIS/Terra satellite on January 17, 2013

January 18, 2013

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Shamal and dust storms over Southwest Asia

Dust blows off the coast of Iran and over the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman. In winter time dust storms are associated chiefly with the passage of westerly depressions in this region.This dust storm may be connected to a local phenomenon known as the

January 14, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Emang picks up speed

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Emang was located approximately 500 nm east- southeast of Diego Garcia, and was moving at speed of 5 knots. Animated infrared (IR) satellite imagery depicts a partially exposed

January 14, 2013

Narelle MODIS aqua

TC Narelle has begun a steady weakening trend

Tropical Cyclone Narelle has begun a steady weakening trend and it is now classified as Category 1 storm with sustained winds of 145 km/h (90 mph). Narelle peaked yesterday with winds of 210 km/h (130 mph) as category 3 storm. TC Narelle captured by Terra/MODIS

January 13, 2013

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A massive dust storm hit Onslow as Tropical Cyclone Narelle draws desert sand off land out into the Indian Ocean

Tropical Cyclone Narelle is spinning out to sea west of Western Australia as it reached Category 3 status with wind gusts near center at 285 km/h (177 mph). Narelle is moving slightly southwestward and will maintain that bearing for the next few days before heading

January 12, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Narelle formed off Australia coast

Tropical Cyclone Narelle developed off northwestern Australia coast with the potential to make landfall. Area between the coasts of Port Hedland and Learmount could get the most of rainfall and strong winds. TC Narelle forecast track by JTWC  According to

January 09, 2013

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Dust from West Africa over the Atlantic Ocean

Dust hovered over the Atlantic Ocean in early January 2013, continuing an intermittent pattern of dust-storm activity in the region. A veil of dust stretched from the coast of Mauritania westward to Cape Verde.Sand seas cover most of Mauritania and parts of Western

January 08, 2013

NWS storm warnings 2012

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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Tropical Storm Sonamu continues to weaken

JTWC and JMA  upgraded to a Sonamu to a severe Tropical Storm yesterday. The system continues to move across the South China Sea, for now staying south of Vietnam. Heavy rains and strong winds remain offshore although light rains may affect Southern Vietnam in the

January 06, 2013

Dumile and Sonamu

Tropical Cyclone Dumile moves away from Madagascar, Tropical Depression Sonamu formed in Sulu Sea

Tropical Cyclone Dumile passed over Mauritius and La Reunion and is moving southward, away from Madagascar. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC),  Tropical Cyclone Dumile (07S), located approximately 215 nm northwest of La Reunion, and is

January 04, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Dumile approaching La Reunion Islands

Tropical Cyclone Dumile  is moving along the western edge of a subtropical ridge (elongated area) of high pressure. Forecasters at the JTWC expect Dumile to steadily intensify into a cyclone over the next two days. After that time, cooler sea surface temperatures will

January 03, 2013

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Increased levels of dust in the air for the first day of 2013

Research has shown that dust storms are increasing  in the Sahara Desert and that in parts of North Africa, annual dust production has increased tenfold in the last 50 years. Since dust storms transport large amounts of material for long distances, their increasing

January 02, 2013

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Area of convection developing near Vietnam

An area of convection that formed in the South China Sea in late December can be seen here near the coast of Vietnam. The animated imagery shows the system is moving southwestward towards the Malay Peninsula. The area of convection is being monitored for possible

December 30, 2012

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Dust over Wad Ad-Dahabnota Peninsula and near Canary Islands

Dust blows off the coast of Western Sahara and towards the northwest, over the Atlantic Ocean. Visible through the dust is the Wad Ad-Dahabnota Peninsula, also known as the Villa Cisneros Peninsula while the region was under Spanish colonial rule. The Canary Islands

December 30, 2012