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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

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Dust over Iraq, Syria, and Turkey

Dust blew over Iraq, Syria, and Turkey on July 29, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer(MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite took this picture the same day. The dust appears as a tan veil spanning hundreds of kilometers. It extends from Buhayrat ath

July 30, 2011

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Tropical Storm Juaning battering South China, heading toward Vietnam

After leaving more than 40 people dead in the Philippines, Tropical Storm Nock-Ten is now bearing down on South China with Vietnam next in its path.Nock-Ten, which has remained a tropical storm since briefly reaching typhoon status Tuesday night, will continue to

July 29, 2011

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TS Don on the verge of making landfall in Texas

Tropical Storm Don has become slightly more organized the past few hours with maximum winds of 50 mph. The storm is on the verge of making landfall in southern Texas north of Brownsville later tonight.Tropical Storm DON Public Advisory Number 8ALocation: 26.5°N

July 29, 2011

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As typhoon Juaning exited Philippines another tropical storm is forming

Another  weather disturbance has entered the Philippine area of responsibility Thursday afternoon which is expected to bring more rains in Luzon and Visayas this weekend. Kabayan would not directly hit any part of the country but the weather disturbance is expected

July 28, 2011

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Philippines on alert for landslides

Geologists in the Philippines warn of further landslides in the wake of Tropical Storm Nock-Ten.According to the country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), at least 31 people are now confirmed dead and more than 600,000 have been

July 28, 2011

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Tropical storm Don has formed near the Yucatan; heading to Texas

The strong tropical wave that emerged off the coast of Africa over a week ago has become the next named system in the Atlantic Basin while taking a path toward Texas. With the system away from Cuba, slowing its forward speed over the deep warm water of the northwestern

July 27, 2011

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Tropical Storm Juaning (Nock-Ten) slams Philippines; heading toward South China

A slow moving tropical storm battered the Philippines on Wednesday, leaving 27 dead and over 60 injured or missing, according to a government disaster response agency. The country's National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council began rescuing stranded people

July 27, 2011

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Typhoon Juaning hit Philippines

The state weather bureau raised public storm warning signal number 2 over Metro Manila and 17 other areas in Luzon as typhoon "Juaning" intensified this afternoon.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that as

July 26, 2011

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Dust plumes over the Red Sea

Dust plumes blew off the coast of Africa and over the Red Sea through mid-July 2011. Dust was still blowing eastward on July 20, 2011, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image.The

July 25, 2011

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Tropical depression 10W bringing rain to the Philippines

The tenth tropical depression formed in the western North Pacific Ocean this past weekend, and brought rains to the central Philippines.When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Depression 10W on July 25 at 04:41 UTC (12:41 a.m. EDT), the infrared image captur

July 25, 2011

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Moisture surge to ramp up US Southwest monsoon, more haboobs possible

A plume of tropical moisture will help to produce flooding downpours across parts of the Southwest into the upcoming week thanks in part to the remnants of Dora. Hurricane Dora, continuing to weaken as it churns northwestward off the coast of Baja California, will

July 24, 2011

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Hurricane Dora, tropical storm Cindy and tropical storm Bret forecast to weaken

Less than 24 hours ago, Dora had maximum winds of 155 mph, which is a borderline Category 5 hurricane. Since then, the storm has weakened to become a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. Dora is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm this

July 23, 2011

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Tennis ball-size hail hit Dalmacija, Croatia

A severe thunderstorm strike region of Dalmatia in Croatia. Torrential rain swept first, followed by hail, which was the size of tennis balls. Hail was falling on two occasions, the first ten minutes, and then later another five minutes. In only few hours the amount of

July 23, 2011

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Hurricanes most vulnerable US cities

When Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and other areas of the Gulf Coast five years ago this week, becoming the most economically destructive storm in history, it highlighted our vulnerability to the forces of Mother Nature.Today a number of U.S. cities

July 23, 2011

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Dust storm in the Sahara Desert

A massive dust storm blew over Algeria in mid-July 2011, just days after another storm in the same area. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured a natural-color image on July 15, 2011.The dark terrain in the

July 22, 2011