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Hurricane BUD may 24 2012

Category One Hurricane BUD continues to strenghten

Tropical Storm Bud continues to quickly strengthen and now is categorized as Category One Hurricane. Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 35 km (25 miles) from the center and tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 185 km (115 miles). Estimated minimum

May 24, 2012

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Tropical Storm SANVU is on track to become the first typhoon in 2012

Tropical Storm 03W named as Sanvu, is on track to become the first typhoon of the year. According to latest JTWC warnings, the storm is located approximately 545nm south of island Iwo To and is currently moving northwestward at speed of 8 knots.Further

May 22, 2012

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Tropical storm BUD could develop into the first hurricane of the Eastern Pacific tropical season

Early this Tuesday a second tropical storm started to develop in Eastern Pacific Basin. Tropical Storm BUD is currently located about 804 km (500 miles) to the south of Acapulco, Mexico.  According to National Hurricane Center (NHC) it is located at 11.1°N 104.0°W

May 22, 2012

Tropical storm Alberto May 19

Tropical storm Alberto formed off the South Carolina coast

Tropical Storm Alberto, the first named storm of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, formed on Saturday, May 19, 2012 off the coast of South Carolina.Alberto has the potential to hit North Carolina as early as Monday, but since the storm is so small, it would only

May 20, 2012

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Dust storm in the Middle East

In early May 2012, a dust storm blew over the Middle East, particularly east of Damascus. The storm covered most of Syria, and extended into Iraq, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. The dust was thickest in the west, especially over Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia, and

May 14, 2012

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Torrential rain and hail the size of golf balls brought death and destruction to northwest China

Torrential rain and hail the size of golf ball struck north-western China this weekend. Roads were blocked, houses collapsed, farmland destroyed and power supplies and telecommunications services disrupted by the extreme weather, said Xu Guangyao, director of the

May 13, 2012

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Tornado in northern Italy

An unusual funnel cloud was spotted on the plains of northern Italy recently. Videos posted online early this week clearly showed a funnel cloud dipping from heavy dark clouds.Close-up detail showed well the anti-clockwise twisting of the narrow funnel, which seemed

May 10, 2012

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Dust storm off West Africa

A dust storm in western Africa, which began in late April, 2012, continued through early May, sending billowing clouds of tan dust over the Atlantic Ocean and the Cape Verde Islands. This very large plume of thick dust began blowing off the coast of Africa on April, 29

May 09, 2012

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Rare heat burst event in Iowa, US

A rare heat burst occurred on Thursday in Bussey, about 50 miles southeast of Des Moines, Iowa, when suddenly  temperatures spiked more than 10 degrees. Data from the Mesonet/KCCI Schoolnet 8 weather station shows the sudden temperature change  shot up from

May 06, 2012

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Tornado tore through Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures north of Tokyo, Japan

A teenage boy died, around 40 people were injured and up to 250 houses were damaged on Sunday, May 6, 2012 after an apparent tornado hit Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures, north of Tokyo, local police and firefighters said.An aerial shot from a Kyodo helicopter shows

May 06, 2012

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Hail the size of baseballs trashed wheat crops of southwestern Oklahoma farming town

Residents of Grandfield, southwestern Oklahoma farming town, spent Saturday cleaning up after a compact storm carrying a big punch pretty well shut the town down. Hail the size of baseballs thrashed the wheat crop just days before harvest, damaging hundreds of homes

May 06, 2012

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Dust over West Africa

Dust continued blowing over western Africa on April 30, 2012.. An especially thick plume of dust blew over southwestern Mali and Guinea.At least some of the dust appeared to originate in Mali, the country in the northeast of this image. Senegal lies in the northwest

May 02, 2012

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Lightning kills 26 people in India

Twenty six people were killed and 16 others injured Sunday after being struck by lightning in Howrah in West Bengal and various districts of Andhra Pradesh state.Sixteen people were killed Sunday in multiple lightning incidents in the southeastern state of Andhra

May 01, 2012

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Violent tornado near Toulouse, France

Last week we were reporting about tornado seen in Netherlands. Now a tornado touched down in the countryside of southern France on Sunday. Only minor damage was reported. According to a French website, Meteorologic, the tornado was rated as an F-1, implying highest

April 30, 2012

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White Sands dust storm

Dust from the White Sands dune field in New Mexico rises thousands of feet from the valley floor and drifts over the snowy peaks of the Sacramento Mountains driven by southwesterly winter winds. White Sands National Monument lies in the 50 kilometer (31 mile) wide

April 30, 2012

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Mysterious green cloud over Moscow spark nuclear disaster fears

Mysterious green cloud hanging above the city of Moscow, Russia puzzled residents as Friday is the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Ukraine. Green dust clouds moved from the south-west. But according to Interfax, officials say that given

April 27, 2012

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Dust plumes blew out of the Gobi Desert, strong wind fan fires in western China

Dust plumes blew out of the Gobi Desert on April 26, 2012. Arising from source points along the border between southern Mongolia and China, the dust plumes fanned out toward the southeast.The Gobi Desert straddles the China-Mongolia border, and holds landscapes

April 27, 2012