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What to expect from May and June tornado season?

After suffering one of the worst tornado outbreaks in recorded history, and what is likely to be a record-setting April for tornadoes, the U.S. will be in an extremely vulnerable state as we head through the more notorious severe weather months of May and June.The

May 01, 2011

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Unusual hail storm hit Lisbon

A sudden freak hail storm caused traffic chaos in the Benfica area of Lisbon, Friday, 29th April 2011, when temperatures dropped 20 degrees (from 27 to 5 Celsius) at 3.55pm. Roads and travellers were left to deal with an unseasonal slushy flood that turned streets into

April 30, 2011

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Storms worsen Mississippi river flooding

While deadly storms raged in the southern and central United States, several rivers continued to spill over their banks in late April 2011, part of ongoing spring flooding in the U.S. and Canada, according to a NASA statement. On April 28 in the afternoon, 62 river...

April 29, 2011

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The Tornado damage scale in images

EF-0, winds of 65 to 85 mph (105 to 137 kph)Tornadoes are rated by the havoc they inflict, on a scale of 1 to 5. But to fully comprehend this scale, you have to see the aftermath.After a tornado is reported, the National Weather Service deploys storm survey teams

April 29, 2011

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April's 2011 tornado outbreak

Southern storms death toll nears 300The grim death toll from the 24-hour storm period continued to rise, with 294 counted in six states. Among them were two university students in Alabama. Nearly 1 million people were without electricity.  The vast

April 28, 2011

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141 violent tornadoes devastate few US states

The tornadoes and severe thunderstorms have killed at least 72 people across the South on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press, and the death toll will continue to rise. Tornadoes remain a threat from the mid-Atlantic to southern Alabama. Out of those

April 27, 2011

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The F4 tornado hit St.Louis - strongest of the year so far!

Good Friday saw the year's strongest tornado yet pound St. Louis, flattening houses and shredding the roof of a crowded airport terminal on its 35 kilometers path (22-mile) along the ground.Shattered glass injured several people at Lambert-St. Louis International

April 25, 2011

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Tropical Storm Errol Drenches Timor

An island shared by Indonesia and independent East Timor received a solid soaking from a minimal tropical storm that formed to the south, over the Timor Sea.Tropical Storm Errol never became very well organized, and quickly lost force to a tropical depression shortly

April 22, 2011

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Hailstorm hits SW China's Guizhou province

At least 17 people were killed and 155 injured in south China's Guangdong province as of Monday after hailstones, cloudburst and strong wind ravaged the region.Gales as strong as 45.5 meters per second, accompanied by hailstorm and lashing rain, battered cities

April 18, 2011

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Historic tornado outbreak: 241 tornadoes affected 14 states in just 3 days

From Thursday, April 14, 2011 to Saturday, April, 16, 2011, devastating tornadoes rampaged across communities of the southern United States. Cities and towns from Oklahoma to North Carolina were assaulted by the deadly twisters.The tornado outbreak led to a total of

April 17, 2011

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Hailstorms damage crops across states in India

As wheat harvesting picks up in Punjab and Haryana, recent rain and windy weather has left farmers in the states worried. Hailstorm lashed Jalandhar yesterday, while Amritsar, Phagwara, Nawanshahr and Balachaur received showers, which was accompanied by strong winds.

April 16, 2011

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Tropical Cyclone Errol Inching Toward Western Australia

Tropical Cyclone Errol formed off the northern coast of Western Australia Friday and gained strength throughout the day Sunday. It will have maximum sustained winds near 75 mph when it affects Indonesia. Errol is expected to cause strong winds and heavy rain over the

April 16, 2011

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Dozens tornadoes rip through U.S. southwest

At least nine people were killed as powerful thunderstorms and tornadoes tore through the southern Plains and lower Mississippi Valley Thursday night.The tiny town of Tushka, Oklahoma, was among the hardest hit locations, struck head-on by a tornado Thursday evening

April 15, 2011

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Dust blew from Africa to Scandinavia

Atmospheric scientists track aerosols—tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in our atmosphere—because they have important impacts on weather, climate, and human health. Mineral dust is one of the most abundant aerosols, a product of winds blowing across our

April 15, 2011

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Al-Sarrayat season start to bother Kuwait

A severe dust storm paralyzed Kuwait Wednesday, suspending air traffic and oil exports.The Kuwait Petroleum Corp. also advised incoming ships to hold off on docking, the official Kuwaiti news agency KUNA reported. A top oil official, Sheik Talal al-Khaled, said some

April 14, 2011

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Tornado outbreak in Wisconsin sets record

A powerful storm system that moved through the nation's midsection over the weekend caused what may be a record-breaking seven tornadoes in Wisconsin, officials said Monday."It's one of the most significant tornado outbreaks in April," said Rich Mamrosh,

April 12, 2011

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Number of days of rain in Iberian Peninsula has increased since 1903

A research team, led by the University of Extremadura, has for the first time analysed the frequency of rainfall over the whole of the Iberian Peninsula from 1903 to 2003. The results show that the number of rainy days increased over the 20th Century, except in the area

April 11, 2011