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NOAA predicts very active Atlantic hurricane season - 3 to 6 major hurricanes

June 1 marks the beginning of Atlantic hurricane season. On May 23, 2013 NOAA's Climate Prediction Center released its 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season Forecast, predicting an active season. NOAA classifies 12 of the 18 seasons since 1995 as above normal,

May 26, 2013


Waterspout passes close to Obninsk nuclear power plant in Russia

A waterspout was recorded near Obninsk nuclear power plant in Russia on May 23, 2013. It caused minor damage to buildings in the area. Obninsk is located about 110 km southeast of Moscow. The nuclear power plant APS-1 Obninsk (Atomic Power Station 1

May 24, 2013


Huge and deadly tornado leaves a trail of destruction in Oklahoma, USA

Severe weather continues in contiguous US. An EF-4 tornado (winds 270 - 320 km/h, Enhanced Fujita scale 0 - 5) nearly 1600 meters wide touched down in Moore, Oklahoma, on May 20, 2013 causing devastating damage. Moore tornado is likely to be one of the five most damagin

May 21, 2013


Tropical Storm Alvin dissipated, new low pressure system is forming

Alvin had strengthened to a Tropical Storm on May 15, 2013 and now has weakened and is considered a Post-Tropical Cyclone. With the excessive wind shear and cooler water, the storm has dissipated into just a weak low pressure. According to Tropical Weather

May 18, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Mahasen weakened and fully dissipated

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen fully dissipated after weakening into tropical storm on May 16, 2013. Luckily, its impact was far less damaging than initially expected. Mahasen veered west of its predicted path after dumping heavy rains over bay of Bengal coastal

May 17, 2013


Tropical Storm Alvin marks the beginning of 2013 eastern Pacific hurricane season

May 15th marked the start of the 2013 Eastern Pacific hurricane season, and right from the start, the first tropical depression and subsequent tropical storm of the season has formed. Tropical Storm Alvin, off the coast of Mexico, is the first named

May 16, 2013


Mass evacuation in Bangladesh and Myanmar ahead of Tropical Cyclone Mahasen

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen (01B) is now centered several hundred miles south of Kolkata, India, and will impact areas from northeastern India to Bangladesh and Myanmar over the next few days. The system is about to enter  into an area of warm sea surface

May 15, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Mahasen intensified in Bay of Bengal

The first tropical cyclone in the Northern Indian Ocean this season,Tropical Cyclone Mahasen (01B), is now centered to the northeast of Sri Lanka, or several miles south of Calcutta, India, and will impact areas from northeast India to Bangladesh and Myanmar, along the

May 14, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Mahasen targets India, Bangladesh, Myanmar

Tropical Cyclone Mahasen (TC 01B) is getting better organized. Winds are predicted to increase to hurricane force as the system moves further northward into the Bay of Bengal. TC Mahasen is now located east-nort​heast of Sri Lanka and is expected to

May 12, 2013


Red alert for wind impact in Bangladesh - Tropical Cyclone 01B developed in Bay of Bengal

​New tropical disturbance developed in Bay of Bengal and it's named Tropical Cyclone 01B. The current maximum wind speed is 157 km/h, equal to Category 2 storm. This tropical cyclone is expected to have a high humanitarian impact based on the storm strength

May 11, 2013

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Two new tropical disturbances formed in Indian Ocean

New tropical depression (System 94S) formed on May 8, 2013 and is about to become next tropical cyclone in  Southern Indian Ocean – Tropical Cyclone 24S.  The system is packing maximum sustained winds near 40 knots (46 mph/74 kmh) with gusts

May 09, 2013


Massive tornadoes leave trail of destruction in Italy

Several tornadoes have struck the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy on May 3, 2013. A strong and violent tornado hit Bentivoglio and Argelato villages, between Bologna and Modena in the afternoon local time, injuring 11 people and damaging several houses. Some houses

May 04, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Zane weakened after landfall over Cape York, Australia

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone Zane (TC 23P) is located approximately 270 nm north-northwest of Cairns, Australia. The system is moving northwestward at speed of 10 knots. Animated infrared satellite

May 02, 2013


Tropical Cyclone Zane moving toward Cape York, Australia

Australian Bureau of Meteorology reports that Tropical Cyclone Zane is currently moving towards the west. The system should adopt a west-northwest track over the next 6 to 12 hours and accelerate slightly under the influence of a developing mid-level ridge across

April 30, 2013


Dust across the Mediterranean Sea

A cloudbank stretched across the Mediterranean Sea from northern Algeria to southern France for the last few days. Saharan dust streaked the clouds, extending hundreds of kilometers from southeast to northwest. One especially noticeable dust plume passed over the

April 29, 2013

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Strong wind shear weakened Tropical Cyclone Imelda

Tropical Cyclone Imelda moved into an area of higher wind shear and cooler waters in the Southern Indian Ocean and has lost hurricane status. According to latest upper level analysis of the atmosphere that was conducted by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC),

April 17, 2013

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Tropical Cyclone Imelda has slowed down in Southern Indian Ocean

An area of low pressure moving toward Cyclone Imelda from the west has turned the storm to the south from its westward track. Since interacting with the approaching area of low pressure from the west and then turning south, Imelda has slowed down. According to latest

April 12, 2013