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Philipinnes battered by typhoons causing floods and landslides

As of Saturday afternoon, Typhoon Nalgae is moving westward away from the northern Philippines as a strong typhoon, downgraded from a super typhoon earlier today.Late Friday evening, Nalgae made landfall along the central Luzon coast as a super typhoon with

October 02, 2011

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Winds in Chicago push massive waves onto Lake Shore Drive

High winds produced dangerous, 10- to 15-foot waves along the lakefront path, knocking down morning bikers and runners. Police closed off the path early Friday from North Fullerton Avenue, but some runners and bikers didn't heed the warnings. NBC Chicago helicopter

October 01, 2011

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Dust over the Eastern Mediterranean Sea

Dust from the Arabian Peninsula lingered over the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea on September 29, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture the same day.Dust plumes nearly surround the

September 30, 2011

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Dust storm hits Middle East

In late September 2011, a dust storm extended from Saudi Arabia to Turkey, hovering over parts of Cyprus and the Mediterranean Sea. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on September

September 28, 2011

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Low pressure system over the eastern United States

At 3:05 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on September 26, 2011, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite observed a low pressure system stretching from the midwestern to the eastern United States. The center of the system appeared

September 28, 2011

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Typhoon Nesat ramping up to hit South China, new tropical storm approaching Philippines

Typhoon Nesat, leaving northern Philippines in its wake, is strengthening anew as its takes aim at South China.The island province of Hainan, as well as coastal Guangdong on the mainland, will be targeted by the potentially dangerous tropical cyclone as early as

September 28, 2011

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Massive typhoon hits Philippine capital of Manila

At least seven people were killed when a typhoon hit the Philippine capital of Manila on Tuesday. Typhoon winds and rains isolated the historic old city, and residents waded in waist-deep waters, dodging tree branches and debris.Authorities ordered more than 100,000

September 27, 2011

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A low pressure area sitting over the Great Lakes region

A low pressure area has been sitting over the Great Lakes region for about a week now, keeping the region and the U.S. northeast and Mid-Atlantic under cloud cover.NASA's Aqua satellite flew over head on Sept. 26, and captured two views of the low pressure

September 27, 2011

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Typhoon Roke makes landfall in central Japan

The 15th typhoon of the season landed near Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, at around 2 p.m., bringing strong winds and heavy rain to vast areas of western and northern Japan.Typhoon Roke is moving northeast after making landfall on the Pacific coast of central Japan.

September 22, 2011

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Typhoon Roke forcing mass evacuations in Japan

Dangerous Typhoon Roke, now the equivalent of a Category 3 hurricane, is set to be the strongest typhoon to hit Japan so far this year. Though the typhoon is expected to weaken to a Category 1 hurricane before roaring onshore over south-central Honshu Wednesday, it

September 20, 2011

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Two typhoons churn in the West Pacific basin

Typhoon Roke (Onyok) is the seventh typhoon and fifth major typhoon of the 2011 Asia Pacific typhoon season. The storm is currently located about 280 nautical miles south of Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan and is a category 3 typhoon with a maximum sustained wind

September 20, 2011

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Maria becomes third hurricane of 2011 season

Maria, the 13th named storm of the season, has sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph), just above the hurricane-strength threshold. The storm is currently on a latitude about level with North Carolina and is spinning some 205 miles (330 kilometers) north-northwest of

September 16, 2011

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Dust plumes over Red Sea

Another dust storm blew off the coast of Africa and over the Red Sea on September 15, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day.Dust plumes travel in a generally clockwise direction

September 16, 2011

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Former Hurricane Katia hits the U.K.

The Met Office has issued a yellow severe weather warning today for the north of England, Northern Ireland and Scotland before the winds die down tomorrow. The gales, the tail-end of Hurricane Katia, hit Britain yesterday morning, bringing the worst storms since the

September 13, 2011

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Atlantic winds: Nate, Maria, Lee & Kate

Tropical Storm NateTropical Storm Nate formed in the Bay of Campeche on September 7, 2011. Nate remained a tropical storm two days later. At 1:00 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) on September 9, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Nate had maximum

September 10, 2011

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How a hurricane impacts the ocean

Hurricanes have marked effects not just on land, but also on coastal waters. Their high winds mix ocean water, bringing nutrients to the surface at a time when warm summer waters are often nutrient-depleted. The nutrients spur algae to grow, creating large blooms of

September 09, 2011

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Could Hurricane Katia reach Northern Europe

Tropical cyclones are formed mostly between 10 and 30 degrees north and south, but it happens sometimes that they make the trip north to us.According to longrange computer models, Katia could be the most powerful storm to hit the UK in over 300 years! One of the

September 07, 2011