Severe weather - page 213

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Dust and clouds blew over the Taklimakan Desert in western China

Dust and clouds blew over the Taklimakan Desert in western China on August 11, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this picture the same day.Sitting inside the Tarim Basin, the Taklimakan Desert is the

August 12, 2011

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Saharan dust blew over the Atlantic Ocean

Saharan dust blew over the Atlantic Ocean in early August 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image on August 11, 2011:A dust plume runs northeast-southwest over the ocean, blowing past the

August 11, 2011

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Toxic spill averted as tropical storm nears China

Twenty-meter-high waves, spawned by tropical storm Muifa off the coast of north Liaoning Province, broke a dike in the Jinshan Industrial Zone in the city of Dalian Monday morning, threatening to hit the Fujia chemical plant just 50 meters behind the dike, said a

August 09, 2011

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Tropical storm Muifa moving along China's eastern coast, claiming lives in Koreas

More than 360,000 people were evacuated in east China's Shandong Province on Monday as tropical storm Muifa continues to move along the country's eastern coast. More than 20,000 fishing boats were called back to harbor by early Monday morning, local authorities

August 08, 2011

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China and Korean Peninsula hit by Typhoon Muifa

After battering Japan's Ryukyu Islands, then Typhoon Muifa passed dangerously close to the Chinese city of Shanghai this weekend. The storm brought tropical storm force wind gusts and rainfall to the city for an extended period of time Saturday night into

August 08, 2011

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Asian summer monsoon transforms Burmanese rivers

Arising from glaciers in the remote mountains of northern Burma (Myanmar), the Irrawaddy River (also known as the Ayeyarwady or Ayeyarwaddy) typically experiences its lowest water level in February, and its highest water level in August. Summertime snow and glacier

August 06, 2011

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NOAA increases predicted number of named storms

The following is a release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) on Aug. 4, 2011."NOAA issued its updated 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook today, raising the number of expected named storms from its pre-season outlook issued in May.

August 06, 2011

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China prepares for Typhoon Muifa

China evacuated more than 200,000 people on its east coast and cancelled nearly 200 flights Friday in preparation for the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in years. Typhoon Muifa, which was packing winds of up to 162 kilometres per hour (100 miles per hour),

August 06, 2011

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Dust over the Gulf of Aden

Thick dust blew off the coast of Somalia and over the Gulf of Aden in early August 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on August 4, 2011.The dust plumes are thick enough to

August 05, 2011

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Hurricane Eugene gains power

Hurricane Eugene has become a large hurricane in size and strength, and when NOAA's GOES-11 satellite captured an image of the eastern Pacific on August 2, Hurricane Eugene was very obvious because of its size.Although an eye was not visible in the image, Eugene is a

August 03, 2011

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Rain leaves trail of destruction in North Korea

Heavy rains that left 59 people dead in South Korea last week also affected the North, flooding farmland, destroying bridges and damaging roads and railways, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday. Korean Central Television and Korean Central Broadcasting Station

August 02, 2011

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Rare tornado ravaged Blagoveshchensk, Russia

A whirlwind that struck the eastern Russian city of Blagoveshchensk on Sunday night was the country’s first ever "city tornado," a meteorologist reported. The 13-minute twister that killed one person and injured dozens of others in Blagoveshchensk, a city of around

August 01, 2011

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Tropical Storm Emily has officially formed in the Carribean

An Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft investigating the system over the eastern Caribbean found well-defined, closed, low-level circulation and tropical storm force winds Monday evening. As a result, Tropical Storm Emily has now officially formed. Emily is

August 01, 2011

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Dust over Turkey and the Black Sea

Dust from Syria and Iraq continued blowing toward the northwest on July 30, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image. Dust forms a giant arc extending from northern Iraq

July 31, 2011

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Storm Nock-Ten unleashes downpours in coastal China while drought persists in parts of south

Though tropical storm Nock-Ten has moved out of China for Vietnam, the downpours it has unleashed since Friday continued to batter several coastal and island provinces on Saturday while in the nearby provinces of Hunan and Guiyang, lingering drought has left over

July 31, 2011

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Tropical low pressure system organises east of Lesser Antilles

A new system in the Atlantic is likely to be the next tropical system of concern and it could cause big problems over the Antilles next week. A strong tropical wave is cruising westward across the central Atlantic Basin this weekend, and the early indications are that

July 31, 2011

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Weather system moved from Korean peninsula to Japan - Floods and landslides claiming lives

Floods claimed their first victim in Japan and nearly 300,000 people were urged to flee their homes Saturday as a weather system that killed dozens on the Korean peninsula swept the country.Japan has issued evacuation advisories for more than 180,000 people in

July 30, 2011