Severe weather - page 175

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Dust Storm off Argentina

Dust blew off the coast of Argentina in late November 2011. The dust plume appears to originate southwest of Bahía Blanca and blow in a counter-clockwise arc toward the northeast. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on

November 26, 2011

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Hurricane Kenneth became a major category 4 storm

Hurricane Kenneth became a major category4 storm off the Pacific coast of Mexico early Tuesday but posed no immediate threat to land. Hurricane Kenneth, which gained monster Category 4 status, is the strongest hurricane ever so late in the season for the basin. No

November 23, 2011

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Rare November hurricane Kenneth formed south of Mexico

Hurricane Kenneth has formed in the eastern Pacific Ocean, a rare feat for this time of year. Officialy the hurricane season ends on November 30.  Tropical Depression 13-E took shape Saturday afternoon and strengthened into Tropical Storm Kenneth about 24 hours

November 22, 2011

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More than 20 tornadoes and severe thunderstorms hit Southeast US

A total of 23 tornadoes were sighted across the South on Wednesday (some sightings were likely of the same twister), while the National Weather Service received dozens of reports of thunderstorm wind damage. Deadly tornadoes and damaging thunderstorms tearing across

November 17, 2011

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Alaska superstorm mostly dissipated

The National Weather Service reported mid-day Thursday that the mega storm over Alaska had mostly dissipated. Coastal flood warnings for much of the region had been canceled by noon, but remained in effect for the Nome and lower Yukon River regions. Emergency

November 11, 2011

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Unusal tropical cyclone forms in the Mediterranean Sea

A hybrid storm currently lashing the French Riviera with gusty winds, rough seas and rain is rare in Medditerranean. This particular storm seems to have been born out of a slow-moving, upper-level storm pestering the area from Spain and France to Italy since the

November 10, 2011

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"Historic" Bering Sea Storm slamming Alaska coast with hurricane power

The historic Bering Sea storm everyone's been talking about since Tuesday has begun to batter the coast of western Alaska, with the Bering Strait, Seward Peninsula, Norton Sound and Yukon Delta areas expected to take the brunt of it. Current forescasts expect the storm

November 10, 2011

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Bering Sea Superstorm - Rising sea expected to cause widespread erosion and flooding along western Alaska coast

Referred to as the “Bering Sea Superstorm” by the National Weather Service Office in Fairbanks (NWS), damaging winds, severe beach erosion and major coastal flooding are expected. In some locations, heavy snow and blizzard conditions are also

November 09, 2011

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Tropical depression forming off Eastern Arabia

Tropical Depression Four (T.D. 4A), drifting towards the west over the western Arabian Sea. It could unleash heavy rain over easternmost Arabia Wednesday and Thursday. Localized flash flooding, the most likely threat to life and property, will be possible near the

November 08, 2011

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Dust storm in Turkmenistan and Afghanistan

On November 6, 2011, a dust plume stretched from southeastern Turkmenistan to northern Afghanistan. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image the same day. Vegetation lines river valleys,

November 08, 2011

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Tropical Storm Keila (03A) off the Arabian Peninsula

Tropical Storm Keila brought strong winds and heavy rains to the Arabian Peninsula at the beginning of November 2011. Times of Oman described flooded roads, parked vehicles swept away by water, and emergency evacuations of hospitals. On November 3, OneOman reported 14

November 07, 2011

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Hundreds of foreigners stranded in Everest region

Heavy fog has halted flights from the only airstrip serving the area causing around 1500 foreign tourists stranding in the Everest region."The hotels are running out of food because of the pressure. Hundreds of people are living in tents," Utsab Kharel, manager of

November 05, 2011

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Dust storm off Alaska

Dust blew over the Gulf of Alaska in early November 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on November 2, 2011.Blowing toward the south-southwest, the dust plume remains

November 04, 2011

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More than 1,5 million lose power during rare October storm

A rare October snowstorm bore down on the heavily populated U.S. Northeast on Saturday, knocking out power to 1.7 million customers, delaying airline flights and threatening some areas with up to a foot of snow.A storm set to dump heavy, wet snow on millions of

October 29, 2011

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Dust off Western Africa

Dust blew off the west coast of Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean in late October 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image on October 27, 2011. Dust forms a thin veil of

October 28, 2011

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Hurricane Rina downgraded to a tropical storm

Rina remains still poses dangers as it encounters the Yucatan Peninsula through tonight. Rina was on the verge of becoming a major hurricane (Category 3 strength or greater) Wednesday morning, but has since dramatically weakened due to upwelling (rough seas bringing

October 28, 2011

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Hurricane Rina weakens, heads for Cancun and Cozumel

Hurricane Rina is on a collision course with Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula by tomorrow, but its prospects to remain organize after tomorrow seem bleak. Latest wind data taken from Rina indicates that the storm has weakened to a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 85

October 26, 2011