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Tropical Storm Juaning (Nock-Ten) slams Philippines; heading toward South China

A slow moving tropical storm battered the Philippines on Wednesday, leaving 27 dead and over 60 injured or missing, according to a government disaster response agency. The country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council began rescuing stranded people

July 27, 2011

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Typhoon Juaning hit Philippines

The state weather bureau raised public storm warning signal number 2 over Metro Manila and 17 other areas in Luzon as typhoon "Juaning" intensified this afternoon.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that as

July 26, 2011


Dust plumes over the Red Sea

Dust plumes blew off the coast of Africa and over the Red Sea through mid-July 2011. Dust was still blowing eastward on July 20, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image.The

July 25, 2011


Tropical depression 10W bringing rain to the Philippines

The tenth tropical depression formed in the western North Pacific Ocean this past weekend, and brought rains to the central Philippines.When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Depression 10W on July 25 at 04:41 UTC (12:41 a.m. EDT), the infrared image captur

July 25, 2011

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Moisture surge to ramp up US Southwest monsoon, more haboobs possible

A plume of tropical moisture will help to produce flooding downpours across parts of the Southwest into the upcoming week thanks in part to the remnants of Dora. Hurricane Dora, continuing to weaken as it churns northwestward off the coast of Baja California, will

July 24, 2011


Hurricane Dora, tropical storm Cindy and tropical storm Bret forecast to weaken

Less than 24 hours ago, Dora had maximum winds of 155 mph, which is a borderline Category 5 hurricane. Since then, the storm has weakened to become a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Dora is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm this

July 23, 2011


Tennis ball-size hail hit Dalmacija, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm strike region of Dalmatia in Croatia. Torrential rain swept first, followed by hail, which was the size of tennis balls. Hail was falling on two occasions, the first ten minutes, and then later another five minutes. In only few hours the amount of

July 23, 2011

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Hurricanes most vulnerable US cities

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other areas of the Gulf Coast five years ago this week, becoming the most economically destructive storm in history, it highlighted our vulnerability to the forces of Mother Nature.Today a number of U.S. cities

July 23, 2011


Dust storm in the Sahara Desert

A massive dust storm blew over Algeria in mid-July 2011, just days after another storm in the same area. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured a natural-color image on July 15, 2011.The dark terrain in the

July 22, 2011


Hurricane Dora becoming Category 5 hurricane

By 8:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time on July 21, 2011, Dora was nearly a Category 5 hurricane. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Dora had maximum sustained winds of 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour with higher gusts. At that time, the NHC stated,

July 22, 2011

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Powerful hurricane Dora could impact Baja California

Dora, expected to strengthen to a major hurricane, will impact parts of western Mexico over the next few days with heavy surf and locally strong, gusty winds. Churning about 250 miles southwest of Acapulco over the eastern Pacific, Dora will continue to strengthen,

July 21, 2011


Tropical storm Cindy forms over Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Cindy has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. This storm will remain out in the middle of the water, and is not expected to come near shore. It will remain a tropical storm over the next few days and most likely dissipate on Friday.Cindy is the third

July 21, 2011


Category 1 Ma-on strikes Japan

On July 19, 2100 UTC, Ma-on was approximately 260 nautical miles west-southwest of Yokosuka, Japan (near latitude 33.6N and longitude 134.8E) and moving east-northeast at 6 knots. In the next 12-24 hours, Ma-on is expected to steer away from Honshu and eventually

July 20, 2011


Tropical storm Dora becomes 4th Pacific hurricane of the season

Tropical storm Dora, the fourth named storm of the Pacific hurricane season, strengthened off the coast of Central America on Monday. The storm, with winds of about 95 kph, could reach hurricane strength on Tuesday but is not forecast to make a direct hit on land and

July 19, 2011


Tropical storm Bret stirs bigger waves

   The Hurricane Center has the latest stats on Tropical Storm Bret.Strong northeasterly winds over the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. will steer Bret even farther to the northeast away from the northern Bahamas, protecting the

July 19, 2011

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Another howling haboob smothers Phoenix, Arizona

A wall of dust and debris advanced through Arizona last week, inundating the city of Phoenix. During the dust storm, which hit the city on 5 July, there was near-zero visibility and winds of up to 110 kilometres per hour, according to the Phoenix office of the US

July 19, 2011


Deadly midnight storm on Lake Michigan generates 6 ft waves

Two sailors died when their 35-foot sailboat capsized in a storm, while six crew members were pulled from Lake Michigan by another boat competing in the annual Race to Mackinac, the Coast Guard said on Monday. Themidnight storm generated four- to six-foot waves

July 18, 2011