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Nadine becomes hurricane again

According to latest public advisory issued by National Hurricane Center (NHC) at 03:00 UTC on September 30, the eye of Hurricane Nadine was located near latitude 35.6 north and longitude 37.5 west, about 970 km ( 605 miles) WSW of the Azores. Nadine is moving

September 30, 2012

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Jelawat slams into Japan

Jelawat has turned northward as forecast and is projected to turn northeastward this weekend with direct, dangerous impacts on Japan, bringing flooding rain, monstrous seas and damaging winds. Jelawat lost its supertyphoon characteristics on Friday. Typhoon Jelawat

September 28, 2012

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Super Typhoon Jelawat gusts up to nearly 300 km/h, heading toward Japan

Super Typhoon Jelawat in the Western Pacific is forecast to curve across Okinawa and the Japan mainland, bringing flooding rain, monstrous waves and damaging winds. The islands can be subject to damaging winds in excess of 120 km/h (75 mph), dangerous surf and seas

September 26, 2012

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Flooding along the Brahmaputra River in northeastern India (satellite view)

Heavy monsoon rains caused  flash floods and landslides in northeastern India. Flooding along Brahmaputra River caused displacement of more than 1.7 million people living around its banks. States of Sikkim, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh are the worst affected.The

September 25, 2012

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Supertyphoon Jelawat reached Category 5 hurricane strenght as it targets Philippines, Taiwan and Japan

Supertyphoon Jelawat is currently churning across the Philippines Sea. Jelawat is the second-straight super typhoon of 2012, following Sanba, which slammed South Korea with flooding rainfall. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) is forecasting Jelawat to become

September 25, 2012

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Miriam became major hurricane - begins to weaken

Hurricane Miriam has continued to rapidly strengthen yesterday and forecasts show a deeper and more robust cyclone in the next few days as the storm tracks toward Baja California. Miriam has weakened over the last several hours. The eye has become overcast and cloud

September 25, 2012

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Flooding in Pakistan - Heavy monsoon rains overwhelmed country's irrigation infrastructure

Punjab, Baluchistan and Sindh regions in southern Pakistan are experiencing flood conditions similar to summer 2010. Nearly 100,000 residents had been displaced in Balochistan Province alone. Heavy monsoon rains managed to overwhelm the country's irrigation

September 24, 2012

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Dust blows over Persian Gulf

A plume of dust blows off the coast of Iran, near the border with Iraq, and over the Persian Gulf. Dust can also be observed blowing off the coast of Iran on the right side of the image, over the southern part of the gulf.

September 24, 2012

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Hurricane Nadine aims Azores

The eighth hurricane of a 2012 season will continue to churn east in the Atlantic this week. Hurricane Nadine set its eye on the Azores. For second time this season Azores will be impacted by a hurricane which is quiet a rare occurrence in one season.Nadine begins

September 17, 2012

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Typhoon Samba slammed Okinawa, headed for Korea

The most powerful typhoon of the season slammed the Japanese island of Okinawa on early Sunday morning with damaging winds reaching equivalent of Category 3 hurricane strength. Heavy torrential rains with rainfall rates well exceeding an inch an hour came from

September 17, 2012

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Powerful windstorm threatening south-central Alaska

The strong low pressure system is  strengthening in the western Gulf of Alaska and over the Aleutian Islands. A rare and powerful storm system is set to slam into south-central Alaska this weekend.The low  flows over water so there will be no interaction with land

September 16, 2012

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Sanba became supertyphoon with gusts up to 305 km/h

Sanba has rapidly intensified over the past 24 hours. Typhoon Sanba has strengthened into a super typhoon, the equivalent of a Category 5 hurricane, according to The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), which brings Sanba  to the strongest tropical cyclone of the

September 14, 2012

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Typhoon Sanba threatens Japan and Korea

According to The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Sanba had strengthened from a moderate tropical storm to a typhoon equivalent to a Category 1 hurricane. Typhoon Sanba (Karen) poses a growing threat to southwestern Japan and South Korea.Sanba is spinning over

September 13, 2012

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Tropical Storm Nadine strengthens in the Atlantic - on path to become next hurricane

Tropical Storm Nadine is becoming better organized and could soon become the next hurricane in the Atlantic Basin. Maximum sustained winds are near  100 km/h (65 mph) with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours and Nadine is expected

September 13, 2012

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Dust blows south of Canary Islands

Dust from the Sahara Desert sweeps off the western coast of Africa, mainly along the shoreline of Western Sahara. The dust blows mostly over the Atlantic Ocean towards the southwest, although some reaches near the Canary Islands and the Bay of

September 12, 2012

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Tropical storm path plot shows Louisiana and Mississippi more prone to hurricane activity than other states

Hurricane Isaac and Hurricane Katrina made landfall on almost the same day on the same location, with 7 year difference. Some areas of US are just more prone to hurricane activity than others. Especially, Louisiana and Mississippi.Here are plotted the paths of the

September 09, 2012

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Dust blows off coast of Western Sahara

A plume of dust blows from the Sahara Desert blows off the coast of Western Sahara. The plume remains north of the Ras Nouadhibou (Cap Blanc) peninsula, shared by Western Sahara and Mauritania, and does not cover the green, phytoplankton-stained waters of the Bay of

September 08, 2012