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Severe storm warning for Northeast US - damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes possible

A frontal system is on the move out of the Great Lakes and is set to bring a significant threat of severe thunderstorms from the Northeast to the Ohio Valley on Thursday, July 26, 2012.The potential exists for widespread damaging winds from parts of New York and

July 26, 2012

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Typhoon Vicente slams South China

Typhoon Vicente made landfall on July 23, 2012 UTC about 131 km south-west of Hong Kong as a Category 3 typhoon in Taishan, Guangdong, China, with maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph. Vicente missed the Hong Kong and Macau, the two populous cities in South China.

July 25, 2012

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Patterns in thick plume of dust over Gulf of Aden

A thick plume of dust blows off the coast near the Djibouti-Somalia border and over the Gulf of Aden. The ridged patterns in the plume are caused by changes in air currents. A thin veil of dust also hangs over the Red Sea and the Bab el Mandeb Strait, which connects

July 24, 2012

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Shelf clouds ahead of derecho in Chicago area

Severe storms, called a derecho by meteorologists, moved through Chicago this morning. Ahead of the storm, people sighted a shelf cloud in Illinois.Shelf clouds often form at the leading edge of a gust front or outflow boundary from a thunderstorm, or strong winds

July 24, 2012

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High winds, severe thunderstorms and extreme rainfall damaged buildings in state of Washington

On Monday, July 23, 2012 Washington's governor Chris Gregoire proclaimed a state of emergency for 16 Washington counties hit by a series of recent storms. Most of the counties are in the eastern half of the state. One death in northeast Washington's Ferry County is

July 24, 2012

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Powerful Typhoon Vicente making landfall in Guangdong, China

Powerful Typhoon Vicente is making landfall in Guangdong, China, just to the southwest of Hong Kong. Vicente strengthened rapidly over the past 12 hours and now is moving in near Macau and Pinghsa, China with maximum sustained winds equivalent to a Category 3 to 4

July 24, 2012

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Saharan dust plume over the Atlantic

Dust from Sahara traversed an entire ocean in July 2012. A dust plume extended across the Atlantic Ocean toward the Caribbean Sea and Florida. We reported already about dusty clouds over Florida and now we bring you color-coded map, made from data collected by

July 24, 2012

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Rare tornado touchdown on Lake of Zürich, Switzerland

A rare tornado touched down on Lake of Zürich, Switzerland on July 21, 2012. The image was sent by a reader from Switzerland. Video is courtesy of YouTube user ugeilinger.Geographically, Lake of Zürich is located in the southwestern part of the canton of

July 23, 2012

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Saharan dust cloud heading toward South Florida, US

While summer thunderstorms pound South Florida, a very concentrated area of Saharan dust is coming all the way from Africa. The northern Caribbean islands have already been dealing with Saharan dust with very hazy skies. The dust should arrive sometime on Thursday

July 19, 2012

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Dust storm off West Africa

Dust poured off the coast of Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean on in mid-July, 2012. A broad plume of dust blows to the southeast, crossing both Western Sahara (north) and Mauritania (center). As it passes over the Atlantic Ocean, the plume appears to broaden and

July 18, 2012

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Tropical Storm Khanun aims Korea peninsula

According to Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Khanun's maximum sustained winds had increased to 50 knots (93 km/h) with gusts up to 65 knots (120 km/h). Center of the storm is located about 280 nm south of Cheju-Do and it is moving north-northwestward at speed of

July 18, 2012

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Tropical Storm Khanun heading toward Japan and Korea

Tropical Storm Khanun (ENTENG) is the 7th named Tropical Storm in the West Pacific Ocean. It is expected to affect Japan and probably making landfall somewhere in Korea peninsula. However it is not expected to strengthen into a Typhoon status for now. More rains form

July 17, 2012

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Fabio weakens and expected to turn northward

Tropical Storm Fabio continues to churn over the open waters of the Eastern Pacific as it tracks toward the northwest into cooler waters which is expected to weaken the tropical cyclone down to depression status. Although the current track keeps Fabio away from land,

July 17, 2012

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Wave of destructive tornadoes hit northern Poland

Powerful wave of tornadoes ripped through the north-western part of Poland on Saturday evening leaving more than 100 houses destroyed and about 400 hectares of woodlands in Bory Tucholskie forest flattened. Tornadoes hit the Kujawy-Pomerania and Wielkopolska

July 16, 2012

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Waterspout in Riga, Latvia (Video)

A viewer in Kolka, Latvia, caught this waterspout on tape on June 13, 2012 off the coast of the Gulf of Riga.Courtesy of Jan van Ooijen, MeteoService.nlVideo autor: Uldis KrustiņšSource:

July 13, 2012

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Tropical Storm Fabio forms in Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Fabio has formed in the east Pacific, near Clipperton Island and it is the sixth named storm of the 2012 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season. Fabio could take a northward turn by next week. According to US National Hurricane center's latest public

July 13, 2012

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Three storms swirling across Pacific Ocean

Three storm systems are trailing one another across the Pacific Ocean basin. Tropical Storm Daniel is moving west toward Hawaii, followed by Hurricane Emilia. Just off the coast of Mexico, another possible tempest, known as System 98E, is brewing. National Hurricane

July 11, 2012