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Tropical Cyclone 03S formed in southern Indian Ocean

The third tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season formed on December 6, 2012. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone 03S is located approximately 385 nm southeast of Diego Garcia and is moving westward at

December 07, 2012


NASA's Fermi catches strong radio bursts from terrestrial gamma-ray flashes

This video talks about terrestrial gamma-ray flashes phenomenon (TGFs) observed by scientists using Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Thanks to improved data analysis techniques and a new operating mode, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) aboard the telescope is now

December 06, 2012

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Saharan dust blows off the coast of Mauritania

Golden sands from the Sahara Desert blow westward off the coast of Mauritania and the border zone by Western Sahara. Two main plumes can be observed, one north of the green waters of the Bay of Arguin and one to the south of it. Saharan Air Layer Analysis

December 06, 2012

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Typhoon Bopha made landfall on Philippines as Category 5 Supertyphoon

Super Typhoon Bopha made landfall in the southern Philippines on December 4, 2012 as a Category 5 Super Typhoon with sustained winds of over 260 km/h (161 mph). Bopha remained a powerful typhoon as it made landfall on Mindanao, retaining a distinct eye and spiral

December 05, 2012

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Typhoon Bopha moves toward Philippines

According to latest Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Typhoon Bopha was located approximately 105 nm west-southwest of Palau, and was moving westward at speed of 15 knots. Maximum significant wave height at 18:00 UTC on December 2 was 16 meters (52 feet). Typhoon

December 02, 2012

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Huge tornado in Taranto, Italy on November 28, 2012

There have been a number of tornadoes in unusual parts of the world in the last couple of months. One of the most unusual struck Italian city of Taranto on November 28, 2012.The whole of Italy and the western Mediterranean is currently under the sway of a powerful

December 01, 2012

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Atmospheric river streams across Pacific, heads toward US coast

River of moisture streams across the entire Pacific basin and heads toward the U.S. coastline. Over the first week of December 2012, over a foot of rain is expected to fall in parts of Northern California and up into British Columbia.This animation bellow shows the

December 01, 2012


The 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season in 4.5 minutes

A relative active 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season produced 19 named storms with 10 hurricanes. This year had 7 storms more than the historical average. Atlantic hurricane season started  officially with June 1, and it ends on November 30, 2012. This season started

November 30, 2012


Tropical Storm Bopha upgraded to typhoon

Tropical Storm Bopha started to intensify and was upgraded to a typhoon status by JTWC few hours ago. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 105 km/h (65 mph). Tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 120 km (75 miles) from the center.According to latest

November 30, 2012

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Tropical Storm Bopha moves towards Yap and Palau

Heavy rainfall hit island of Nukuoro. The Guam National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm warning for all the islands in the area. Bopha is expected to move west towards Yap and Palau and then the Philippines. According to latest report by Joint Typhoon

November 28, 2012


Tropical Storm BOPHA formed in Western North Pacific Ocean

The twenty-sixth tropical cyclone of the Pacific Tropical Storm season formed in western north Pacific Ocean and it is named as TS BOPHA (TS 26W). Warnings and watches are currently in effect for islands within Micronesia archipelago, thousands islands between

November 27, 2012

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Dust storm over the Arabian Sea

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured dust plumes blowing over the Arabian Sea on November 18. Multiple plumes blew off the coast of Iran and Pakistan toward the southwest. The thickest plume blew away from

November 20, 2012

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Tropical Cyclone 03B formed in Bay of Bengal

According to latest report by Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Tropical Cyclone 03B is located approximately 400 nm east-northeast of Chennai, India. The system is moving southwestward at 07 knots over the past six hours. Recent animated infrared satellite

November 19, 2012


Tropical Depression 25W formed near Vietnam

The twenty-fifth tropical depression of the western-north Pacific Ocean season formed today and is already affecting southern Vietnam before starting to push west over Cambodia and Thailand later today. The depression is expected to remain loosely organized over the

November 14, 2012


Nor'easter to be weaker than expected

An early-season nor'easter storm will bring another round of coastal flooding in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy Wednesday into Thursday. It is now forecast to be weaker and move farther offshore than originally forecast. That's good news for New Jersey and New

November 07, 2012

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Gulf Coast storm system about to deepen into East Coast Nor'Easter

Storm along the central Gulf coast will move eastward to the eastern Florida coast and deepen into nor'easter storm which will form off the coast of South Carolina on Tuesday evening. The storm is forecasted to accelerate north-northeastward on Wednesday, with a

November 06, 2012

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Nor'eastern storm about to hit East Coast, bringing more fears of coastal flooding and beach erosion

A nor'easter is predicted to potentially hit the East Coast around November 7 while it still recovering from devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. Nor'easters usually bring massive amounts of precipitation, high winds, large waves, and marginal storm surge to coastal

November 03, 2012