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Tropical Depression 05W has grown into a Tropical Storm Sarika as it heads toward China

NASA sees heavy rainfall in Tropical Storm SarikaTropical Depression 05W has grown into a tropical storm and given the name Sarika as it heads toward China. Satellite imagery from NASA shows that the center of the storm seems to be separated from the strongest

June 09, 2011

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Strong heat burst felt across Wichita Metro

The National Weather Service said a heat burst was observed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport. The temperature jumped 17 degrees in 20 minutes, from 85 degrees at 12:22 a.m. to 102 degrees at 12:42 a.m. The heat burst was also accompanied by winds of 40 to 50...

June 09, 2011

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Tropical depression formed near Philippines

Torrential rain triggered flooding in parts of the Philippines as a tropical depression spun up nearby. According to the Straits Times of Singapore, at least three people have been killed by floods following days of heavy rain as of Thursday. Nearly 200 000 people...

June 08, 2011

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Frequent tornadoes a symptom of jet stream change

The unusually large number of severe tornadoes this year may be a sign of large-scale changes in the jet stream. When the events happen frequently such as the destruction of Joplin, Mo., the outbreak of multiple tornadoes in Alabama, and the northeast outbreak in...

June 05, 2011

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Sandstorm over Iraq

A thick dust plume blew over Iraq on June 2, 2011, stopping just short of Iran and Kuwait. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image the same day.The dust forms a giant beige arc that

June 03, 2011

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Tornadoes davastate western Massachusetts, Springfield hit hardest

At least two confirmed tornadoes descended upon towns in western Massachusetts on Wednesday, leaving at least four dead and smashing homes and buildings across a 40-mile stretch, state officials and witnesses reported. The storms struck shortly after 4 p.m. in

June 02, 2011

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Caribbean could turn active entering into 2011 Atlantic Hurricane season

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially starts on Wednesday and it is possible that the tropics will turn active immediately in the Caribbean. The latest computer models continue to indicate the formation of an area of low pressure in the southwestern or

May 31, 2011

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SuperTyphoon Chedeng (Songda) gains strength, move towards Japan

Super Typhoon Songda swirled off the coast of Luzon, at the northern end of the Philippine Islands, on the afternoon of May 27, 2011. Peak winds were around 240 kilometers (150 miles) per hour at 06:00 Universal Time (2 p.m. local time), according to the Joint

May 28, 2011

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Scotland battered by 114mph winds

High winds brought chaos to Scotland's transport network today as falling trees blocked main routes. Roads, rail, air and ferry services were all affected as winds gusting 100mph were recorded in central Scotland.An ambulance transport car collided with a lorry on

May 27, 2011

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Severe weather threat moving to New England, Ohio Valley, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast

Wednesday storms spawned softball-sized hail in Georgia and damaging winds  in upstate York, but no fatalities were reported, as of posting.SPC received a total of 1,017 severe weather reports across 14 states  on Wednesday (preliminary data) including 96

May 27, 2011

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Typhoon Chedeng (Songda) approaches Philippines

Typhoon Songda was expected to slam into the remote and mountainous northeast of Luzon on Friday, although it could change course and head towards more populated areas near the capital of Manila, forecasters said.Forecasters said the typhoon, with sustained winds

May 26, 2011

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Lightning strikes kill 40 in Bangladesh

Lightning strikes during a heavy rainstorm in Bangladesh killed at least 40 people and injured more than 150, most of them harvesting rice in fields or fishing, police and officials said on Tuesday.The deaths, the largest number of casualties from lightning in a

May 26, 2011

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1 500 missing after Joplin, Missouri tornado

Residents of tornado-ravaged Joplin, Missouri continued picking up the pieces, totaling the damages and counting their blessings Wednesday. The tornado that struck the community Sunday killed at least 125 people, in what authorities said was the deadliest single...

May 25, 2011

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Deadly tornadoes sweep the Midwest, 75% of city Joplin destroyed

A powerful tornado barreled through Joplin, Missouri leaving a wide path of destruction and killing at least 30. The tornado leveled a residential area of the city (population: 50 000) estimated to be as large as 20 blocks. Many people are believed to be trapped...

May 23, 2011

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This hurricane season may see 12 to 18 named storms and 6 to 10 hurricanes

The 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook could be an above-normal year for activity, according to the forecast from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.This hurricane season may see 12 to 18 named storms and six to 10 hurricanes, according to

May 22, 2011

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Newly formed tropical storm eyes Philippines and Japan

Newly formed Tropical Storm 04W may pose threats for both the northern Philippines and eventually Japan. As of Friday morning, EDT, the center of Tropical Storm 04W (which had yet to be given a name) was located approximately 200 miles east-southeast of the small

May 20, 2011

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Tornado ravaged austrian village Müllendorf (Burgenland)

Peacefull town  Müllendorf in austrian district of Eisenstadt-Umgebung was hit by unusual event this Saturday.  A 80 meter wide tornado swept directly over the houses and gardens, covered dozens  homes, uprooted trees and three houses rattled. A weather phenomenon

May 16, 2011