Severe weather - page 158

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Typhoon Guchol intensified near Philipiness, heading toward Japan

The Philippine Red Cross (PRC) is on full alert, ready to roll out its disaster action plan, as the country braces itself for the fury of typhoon Butchoy (international code name Guchol) that has threatened the country and likely to hit Eastern Visayas and Northern

June 16, 2012

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Typhoon Guchol (Butchoy) strengthened on path toward Philippines, Taiwan and Japan

Guchol is now a strengthening typhoon and remains on a path that puts the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan in harm's way. Guchol strengthened into a typhoon (the equivalent of a hurricane in the eastern Pacific or Atlantic basins) over the extremely warm waters of the

June 15, 2012

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Tropical Storm Carlotta moving toward Mexico

Tropical storm Carlotta is moving north-northwestward toward the coast of Mexico with rainbands moving into Guatemala and southeastern Mexico. According to latest public advisory by US National Hurricane Center issued at 21:00 UTC the system is located about 500 km

June 15, 2012

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Tropical Storm Guchol is getting closer to Philippines

According to JTWC, Tropical Storm Guchol is located 915 nm east of Manila, Philippines and it is moving west-northwestward at speed of 17 knots. Maximum sustained winds are 60 knots with gusts up to 75 knots. Maximum significant wave height is (17 feet).PAGASA

June 14, 2012

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Sudden sandstorm swept across the beach in Barcelona, Spain

Sudden and spectacular dust storm engulfed Olympic Port in Barcelona on Tuesday afternoon, June 12. An unusual atmospheric phenomenon could be behind the strange event. This would be a sudden shock of two masses of air, blowing in opposite directions. All day

June 14, 2012

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Southwest monsoon flooded southern Philippines

Two days of rain has flooded several villages and towns in southern Philippines and forced nearly 700 people to flee their homes on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 UTC. Two men died while a total of 250 houses were destroyed when a flashflood hit two villages in Glan town,

June 13, 2012

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Tropical Storm Guchol formed in western North Pacific Ocean

Tropical Depression 05W developed into Tropical Storm Guchol as it tracks through the western North Pacific Ocean. According to JTWC, on June 12 at 21:00 UTC, Guchol was located about 175 nm east of Yap (9.7 N  141.7 E). It is moving to the west at speed of 8 knots

June 13, 2012

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Violent tornado hit Venice, Italy

A violent tornado hit off Venice, in particular the islands of St. Helena, Charterhouse and St. Erasmus, the garden of the lagoon. The Municipal Civil Protection, after an initial survey, reports that there is substantial damage to the island of Certosa with hundreds

June 12, 2012

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New tropical depression forming over Caroline Islands in Central Pacific

According to Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Depression 05W is located approximately 220 nm south og Guam (near 9.7 N and 144.5 E) and is moving westward at speed of 12 knots (22 km/h) with maximum significant wave height of 3 meters (10 feet). After it

June 11, 2012

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New low pressure system forming south of Mexico

The area of low pressure (INVEST 93) is developing south of Mexico and it is showing signs that it is attempting to organize into a tropical depression. It is located about 1037 km south-southwest of Manzanillo. Disruptive wind shear (strong winds above the

June 10, 2012

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Dust over the Afar Depression, Ethiopia and Eritrea

Dust blows across the Red Sea and the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, over Eritrea and over Ethiopia. In Ethiopia, it is hemmed in and funneled southwards by the mountains bordering the Afar Region. The name of the funnel-shaped area is the Afar Depression or Afar Triangle, a

June 10, 2012

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Huge storm produced tornado-like cloud over Atlantic County, New Jersey, US

A severe storm producing dangerous lightning, loud booms of thunder, high winds, large hail and scary clouds hit Atlantic County, New Jersey during the evening hours on June 7, 2012. Storm produced something that could be described as tornado-like semi-funnel. Many

June 09, 2012

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Extremely destructive dust storm affects Pakistan

Dust blows off the coast of Pakistan, near the border with Iran, and over the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman and according to news reports death toll in region climbed to 8. The worst hit was Pakistan where powerful dust storm claimed four lives by now and injured more

June 09, 2012

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Dust blows over Red Sea and Gulf of Aden

Early in June, dust plume formed over the Red Sea. This plume extended from the coast of Sudan in a large arc toward the southeast and began blowing off the Sudan coast on June 7. By June 8, the plume was thick enough to completely hide the water surface below, and a

June 08, 2012

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A high pressure system spinning off the coast of Tasmania

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured color image of a strong anticyclone over the Great Australian Bight on June 5, 2012.Anticyclones are wind systems that have the highest air pressure at the center and

June 08, 2012

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Tropical cyclone Kuena formed in Indian Ocean

New cyclone is forming in Indian Ocean. Tropical cyclone 20S, named KUENA, is located 370 nm south-southeast of the Seychelles and is moving west-southwestward at speed of 7 knots (13 km/h) according to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The current

June 06, 2012

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Dust storm over Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Persian Gulf

Dust continued to blow across Afghanistan and Pakistan on June 5, 2012. The light beige dust rose from the Hamoun wetlands along the border of Iran (west) and Afghanistan (east) and blows in a wide band across southern Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India. The

June 06, 2012