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Saharan dust cloud heading toward South Florida, US

While summer thunderstorms pound South Florida, a very concentrated area of Saharan dust is coming all the way from Africa. The northern Caribbean islands have already been dealing with Saharan dust with very hazy skies. The dust should arrive sometime on Thursday

July 19, 2012

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Dust storm off West Africa

Dust poured off the coast of Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean on in mid-July, 2012. A broad plume of dust blows to the southeast, crossing both Western Sahara (north) and Mauritania (center). As it passes over the Atlantic Ocean, the plume appears to broaden and

July 18, 2012

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Tropical Storm Khanun aims Korea peninsula

According to Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Khanun's maximum sustained winds had increased to 50 knots (93 km/h) with gusts up to 65 knots (120 km/h). Center of the storm is located about 280 nm south of Cheju-Do and it is moving north-northwestward at speed of

July 18, 2012

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Tropical Storm Khanun heading toward Japan and Korea

Tropical Storm Khanun (ENTENG) is the 7th named Tropical Storm in the West Pacific Ocean. It is expected to affect Japan and probably making landfall somewhere in Korea peninsula. However it is not expected to strengthen into a Typhoon status for now. More rains form

July 17, 2012

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Fabio weakens and expected to turn northward

Tropical Storm Fabio continues to churn over the open waters of the Eastern Pacific as it tracks toward the northwest into cooler waters which is expected to weaken the tropical cyclone down to depression status. Although the current track keeps Fabio away from land,

July 17, 2012

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Wave of destructive tornadoes hit northern Poland

Powerful wave of tornadoes ripped through the north-western part of Poland on Saturday evening leaving more than 100 houses destroyed and about 400 hectares of woodlands in Bory Tucholskie forest flattened. Tornadoes hit the Kujawy-Pomerania and Wielkopolska

July 16, 2012

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Waterspout in Riga, Latvia (Video)

A viewer in Kolka, Latvia, caught this waterspout on tape on June 13, 2012 off the coast of the Gulf of Riga.Courtesy of Jan van Ooijen, MeteoService.nlVideo autor: Uldis KrustiņšSource:

July 13, 2012

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Tropical Storm Fabio forms in Eastern Pacific

Tropical Storm Fabio has formed in the east Pacific, near Clipperton Island and it is the sixth named storm of the 2012 Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season. Fabio could take a northward turn by next week. According to US National Hurricane center's latest public

July 13, 2012

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Three storms swirling across Pacific Ocean

Three storm systems are trailing one another across the Pacific Ocean basin. Tropical Storm Daniel is moving west toward Hawaii, followed by Hurricane Emilia. Just off the coast of Mexico, another possible tempest, known as System 98E, is brewing. National Hurricane

July 11, 2012

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Lightning strike sends baseball players running for cover

A lighting bolt crashed close to the stadium at a Twins-Rangers game in Arlington, Texas on Sunday night, July 8, 2012. It wasn't raining at the time, and there were no Severe Thunderstorm Warnings in effect, both of which seemed to surprise the media.This

July 10, 2012

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Hurricanes Daniel and Emilia continue to move away from land, Daniel aims Hawaii

Tropical storm Daniel strengthened and became the third hurricane over the weekend, and now Tropical Storm Emilia strengthened into the fourth hurricane of the season. Tropical storm Emilia formed on July 7 as tropical depression 5E and became a tropical storm on July

July 10, 2012

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Hurricane Daniel strengthens, two new tropical depressions forming

The tropics are definitely alive in the eastern Pacific with Hurricane Daniel spinning and the formation of two more tropical storms are on the horizon in eastern Pacific.Hurricane Daniel  is currently a category one hurricane. The hurricane is churning over water

July 08, 2012

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Tropical Storm Daniel likely to become Pacific hurricane

Tropical Storm Daniel has formed in the eastern Pacific and it shows signs of further strengthening.According to US National Hurricane Center's (NHC) latest public advisory, the center of Tropical Storm Daniel was located near latitude 14.2N and longitude 11.7W and

July 06, 2012

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Tropical Depression 4E near Mexico getting better organized

A new tropical depression formed in the Eastern Pacific Basin along with a second tropical wave which may develop this weekend.  it is expected that this depression will strengthen into Tropical Storm "Daniel" which is the next name on the Eastern Pacific

July 05, 2012

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New tropical cyclone forming in South China Sea

Formation of significant tropical cyclone is possible within 165 nm either side of a line from 15.9N 120.2E to 18.7N 114.9E within next 12 to 24 hours according to latest warning issued by Joint typhoon Warning Center (JTWC). The system is located 110 nm

July 04, 2012

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Power outages in Washington, DC area (satellite view)

Extensive power outages in Washington, DC and Baltimore are visible in these images bellow posted by Earth Observatory on its website. Clouds obscure the lights of Philadelphia and other areas north and east of Baltimore. Of particular interest is the loss of light to

July 04, 2012

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New tropical storm forming in Eastern Pacific near Mexico

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a Low Pressure Area located about 805 km (500 miles) south of Manzanillo, Mexico, continue to show signs of organization. The system could become a tropical depression at any time according to US National Hurricane Center. This

July 04, 2012