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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

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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