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Typhoon Son-Tinh - Red alert for wind impact in Vietnam, China

Up to 5.5 million people people can be affected by wind speeds of cyclone strength or above. In addition, 3.2 million people people are living in coastal areas below 5m and can therefore be affected by storm surge.Typhoon Son-Tinh struck Vietnam at about 0:00 UTC on

October 28, 2012

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USGS storm-surge sensors deployed ahead of TS Sandy

Storm response crews from the U.S. Geological Survey are installing more than 150 storm-tide sensors at key locations along the Atlantic Coast -- from the Chesapeake Bay to Massachusetts -- in advance of the arrival of Tropical Storm Sandy.Working with various

October 28, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy on trail to become historic "Perfect storm"

On October 26, 2012, Hurricane Sandy churned over the Bahamas, with the eye of the storm near the island of Grand Bahama. Destructive Sandy is gradually pulling away from the Bahamas, leaving more than 40 dead behind. As it approaches US East Coast, states of emergency

October 27, 2012

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Tropical Cyclone Murjan made landfall in Somalia and Ethiopia

Horn of Africa experienced a tropical cyclone landfall on October 25. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC),Tropical Cyclone Murjan is located approximately 140 nm south-southwest of Cape Guardafui. The system is moving westward at 10

October 25, 2012

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Hurricane Sandy forms in the Caribbean Sea

Hurricane Sandy has formed in the Caribbean Sea. Sandy is now a Category 1 hurricane, and is about 30 miles south of Kingston, Jamaica. Environmental conditions are expected to remain favorable for additional strengthening to occur up until Sandy makes landfall on

October 25, 2012

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Tornado touched down near Hale Center, Texas bringing baseball-sized hail

A tornado touched down five miles southeast of Hale Center in a storm system that delivered baseball-sized hail, at least in one case breaking car windows Friday, October 12, 2012.The first official report of Hale Center hail came at 6:21 p.m., Vitale said, measuring

October 14, 2012

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Two new low pressure areas formed in Atlantic

A trough of low pressure (Invest 97L) is extending from southeastern Bahamas northward over the western Atlantic for a couple hundred miles. The system is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorm activity. Upper-level winds are forecast to become less conducive

October 08, 2012

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Tropical Storm Prapiroon formed in west Pacific

Tropical Depression 22W become Tropical Storm Prapiroon on October 7 and now is located approximately 640 nm southeast of Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan. The system is moving westward at 06 knots (11 km/h) over the past six hours. Maximum sustained winds are about 5o

October 08, 2012

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Tropical Storm Oscar formed in the eastern Atlantic Ocean

Oscar has become the 15th named storm of the season. Tropical Depression 15 formed Wednesday on October 3, 2012  in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, west of the Cape Verde Islands and was upgraded to Tropical Storm Oscar by evening same day. The system is likely to turn

October 05, 2012

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Dust blowing off Mauritania towards Cape Verde Islands

Dust blows off the coast of Mauritania, south of the Bay of Arguin, and southwest over the Atlantic Ocean towards the Cape Verde Islands. Also visible protruding from the coast of West Africa, south of the airborne dust, is the Cape Verde Peninsula, on which the

October 05, 2012

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The Weather Channel will start naming winter storms names

The Weather Channel announced that they plan to begin naming "noteworthy" winter storms in the 2012-2013 season. The Weather Channel says naming will occur no more than three days before a winter storm's expected impact with high chances of significant effect on large

October 03, 2012

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Two new tropical storms formed in Pacific - Gaemi and Maliksi

Jelawat  faded away and two new tropical storms are forming in western Pacific. Maliksi is pushing towards outer islands of Japan including the Izu islands and Gaemi is going to be of threat to the Philippines, Vietnam and possibly southern China. Gaemi will enhance

October 02, 2012

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Nadine weakens to a Tropical Storm again

Nadine weakens a little more and becomes a Tropical Storm again.Nadine formed as a tropical depression over the Atlantic Ocean on September 11, 2012, and strengthened to a tropical storm the following day. Between September 12 and October 1, 2012, Nadine’s status

October 01, 2012

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Jelawat loosing power, lots of damage left in Japan

Tropical Storm Jelawat is located approximately 70 nm west of Yokosuka and 105 nm south of Misawa, Japan and is accelerating northeastward at 39 knots (72 km/h)over the past six hours. The low-level circulation center (LLCC) has made landfall and is quickly tracking

October 01, 2012

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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