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Tropical Storm Alenga formed over the Indian Ocean

The first tropical storm of the Southern Indian Ocean season has been renamed from Tropical Storm 01S to Tropical Storm Alenga as it continues to strengthen. As Alenga continues to head southeast, it is moving into a hostile environment, where wind shear will increase

December 10, 2011


Bodele Depression dust storm

In the southern Sahara Desert, a gap between mountain ranges makes for a natural wind tunnel. Situated within this wind tunnel, Chad’s Bodele Depression is the site of frequent dust storms. In early December 2011, dust plumes blew out of the depression toward the

December 09, 2011


Snowstorm in Western US

Winter storms spread snow cover across multiple states in in early December 2011. Icy conditions prompted authorities to shut down a 40-mile (60-kilometer) stretch of interstate highway between eastern Colorado and western Kansas, according to news reports. After the

December 08, 2011


Major winter storm for Northwestern Europe

High winds, slashing rain and heavy snow will whip areas of Northwestern Europe from the United Kingdom to Scandinavia on Thursday and Friday according to AccuWeather Europe forecast. Travel by road, rail, sea and air will be subject to delay or cancelation.The

December 07, 2011


Dust storm in Argentina

Dust blew off the coast of Argentina in late November 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color image below on November 22, 2011. The dust plume appears to originate southwest of Bahía

December 07, 2011


Brutally cold air mass forming up north of Northern America

The cold air will continue to expand toward the south and east Sunday night and Monday bringing some of the lowest temperatures so far from New Mexico and West Texas to the Great Lakes. The storm that brought snow to the Front Range of the Rockies and a section of the

December 03, 2011


Santa Ana winds damage

Santa Ana winds whipped through Southern California Wednesday night with peak wind gusts of up to 167 mph (270 km per hour). Wind gusts stronger than 140 mph - which would be equivalent to a Category 4 hurricane - have been measured on the Sierra Crest mountain ridge,

December 02, 2011


Tropical Cyclone Five (05A) over the Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone Five developed from an area of disturbed weather southwest of the Cape Comorin of India and became a Tropical Cyclone on November 26. It tracked to the northwest and strengthened briefly before encountering heavy wind aloft, and began to weaken.

December 01, 2011


2011: Fourteen billion-dollar weather disasters, most in U.S. history

Through August, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) estimated that ten weather disasters costing at least $1 billion had hit the U.S., at total cost of up to $45 billion. However, the October 29 snow storm brings us up to eleven billion-dollar disasters. Flood

December 01, 2011

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Tornado storm strike UK

A storm described as a "tornado" has left an aftermath of damage in a part of northern England. The violent storm struck Greater Manchester Tuesday afternoon downing trees and damaging homes. Witnesses described skies going "pitch black" and "all whirling around," as

December 01, 2011


A once a decade Santa Ana winds to hit area from Utah to California, US

Southern California, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and other locations from Utah to California and far western Arizona bracing for potentially damaging winds. The Wasatch Range will experience especially powerful east to northeast winds in this

December 01, 2011


Dust storms in the Baja California region of Mexico

In late November 2011, dust storms blew off mainland Mexico and the Baja California Peninsula. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite acquired this natural-color image on November 27, 2011. A small dust plume blows off

November 29, 2011


Hurricane force gusts stir dirt storm in Canada

High winds have downed trees, damaged buildings and fanned at least one massive grass fire in the western Canada province of Alberta.Striking on Sunday, the windstorm sent a rain of broken glass and rubble onto Calgary city streets, according to CBC News. Acting

November 29, 2011


Severe storm hit Sri Lanka

A storm packing heavy rain and gusty winds lashed southern Sri Lanka over the weekend, killing at least 19 and leaving 43 fishermen missing, the island's disaster management centre said Sunday. More than 53,000 people were also forced out of their damaged homes in the

November 28, 2011

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Strong winds and sea surge batter Ireland and UK

A storm north of the United Kingdom brought gale-force winds, chilly rain and rough seas to the Irish Sea, eventually capsizing a ship, the "Swanland" after the seas cracked its hull. High winds and showers will return on Monday when a deep trough sinks into the area.

November 28, 2011


Tropical cyclone 05A forms over Arabian sea

An area of disturbed weather has developed southwest of the Cape Comorin of India and is now becoming a tropical cyclone. The system, named 05A, is currently tracking northwest over the Arabian Sea.Model forecasts are pushing the system to the northwest then

November 26, 2011


Dust Storm off Argentina

Dust blew off the coast of Argentina in late November 2011. The dust plume appears to originate southwest of Bahía Blanca and blow in a counter-clockwise arc toward the northeast. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on

November 26, 2011