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Deadly storms, landslides and flash floods hit India

Ten people were killed and 38 others went missing as incessant rains battered Uttarakhand on Saturday, August 4, 2012 triggering landslides, cloud bursts and flash floods which flattened homes and stranded hundreds of pilgrims with the Chardham Yatra coming to a

August 04, 2012

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Tropical Storm Ernesto on the path for the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Ernesto continues to move westward, impacting the Windward Islands and aims the Caribbean over the weekend.Radar from Guadeloupe and data from a reconnaissance plane indicate that the center of Ernesto will move away from the windward islands and

August 03, 2012

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Formation of a new tropical cyclone in west Pacific ocean

Formation of significant tropical cyclone is possible within 165 nm either side of a line from 23.3N 145.9E to 24.2N 140.8E within the next 12 to 24 hours according to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). Winds in the area are estimated to be 18 to 23

August 02, 2012

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Typhoon Saola slams eastern Taiwan, leaves 14 dead on Philippines

A slow-moving Tropical Cyclone/Typhoon Saola spawning torrential rains slammed into eastern Taiwan early Thursday, August 2, 2012. According to GDACS Saola can have a medium humanitarian impact based on the maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and

August 02, 2012

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Dust storm blew from Argentina's Laguna Mar Chiquita

Dry conditions plagued the region of Argentina’s Laguna Mar Chiquita in June and July, 2012. Laguna Mar Chiquita straddles the border between the states of Santiago del Estero in the north, and Cordoba in the south. Cordoba was one of the states contending with

August 01, 2012

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Powerful storms Saola and Damrey on course to strike China's eastern coast

Typhoon Saola and Tropical Storm Damrey are on path  to China's eastern coast.Typhoon Saola, the ninth typhoon of the year, has strengthened and is approaching coastal regions in southeastern Fujian, which has started to prepare for possible disasters. Right now

July 31, 2012

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Second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S. history, Colorado

A tornado that formed in Colorado's high-country on Saturday, July 28, 2012 was estimated by National Weather Service as the second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S.There were four different reported sightings of the high-altitude hit the northeast side of

July 31, 2012

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Another deadly derecho in United States

A huge outbreak of severe thunderstorms hit United States on Thursday, July 26, 2012 causing damage in fifteen states and knocking out power to over 250,000 customers. Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect for 132 counties in 15 states along but it was not as

July 27, 2012

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Low Pressure system east of Newfoundland, Canada

Thunderstorm activity has diminished in association with a non-tropical low pressure system located about 370 km (230 miles) east of Cape Race, Newfoundland. The Low is now moving rapidly north-northeastward at 50 to 55 km/h (30 to 35 mph) over cold waters, and

July 26, 2012

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Severe storm warning for Northeast US - damaging winds, large hail and tornadoes possible

A frontal system is on the move out of the Great Lakes and is set to bring a significant threat of severe thunderstorms from the Northeast to the Ohio Valley on Thursday, July 26, 2012.The potential exists for widespread damaging winds from parts of New York and

July 26, 2012

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Typhoon Vicente slams South China

Typhoon Vicente made landfall on July 23, 2012 UTC about 131 km south-west of Hong Kong as a Category 3 typhoon in Taishan, Guangdong, China, with maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph. Vicente missed the Hong Kong and Macau, the two populous cities in South China.

July 25, 2012

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Patterns in thick plume of dust over Gulf of Aden

A thick plume of dust blows off the coast near the Djibouti-Somalia border and over the Gulf of Aden. The ridged patterns in the plume are caused by changes in air currents. A thin veil of dust also hangs over the Red Sea and the Bab el Mandeb Strait, which connects

July 24, 2012

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Shelf clouds ahead of derecho in Chicago area

Severe storms, called a derecho by meteorologists, moved through Chicago this morning. Ahead of the storm, people sighted a shelf cloud in Illinois.Shelf clouds often form at the leading edge of a gust front or outflow boundary from a thunderstorm, or strong winds

July 24, 2012

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High winds, severe thunderstorms and extreme rainfall damaged buildings in state of Washington

On Monday, July 23, 2012 Washington's governor Chris Gregoire proclaimed a state of emergency for 16 Washington counties hit by a series of recent storms. Most of the counties are in the eastern half of the state. One death in northeast Washington's Ferry County is

July 24, 2012

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Powerful Typhoon Vicente making landfall in Guangdong, China

Powerful Typhoon Vicente is making landfall in Guangdong, China, just to the southwest of Hong Kong. Vicente strengthened rapidly over the past 12 hours and now is moving in near Macau and Pinghsa, China with maximum sustained winds equivalent to a Category 3 to 4

July 24, 2012

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Saharan dust plume over the Atlantic

Dust from Sahara traversed an entire ocean in July 2012. A dust plume extended across the Atlantic Ocean toward the Caribbean Sea and Florida. We reported already about dusty clouds over Florida and now we bring you color-coded map, made from data collected by

July 24, 2012

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Rare tornado touchdown on Lake of Zürich, Switzerland

A rare tornado touched down on Lake of Zürich, Switzerland on July 21, 2012. The image was sent by a reader from Switzerland. Video is courtesy of YouTube user ugeilinger.Geographically, Lake of Zürich is located in the southwestern part of the canton of

July 23, 2012