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Tropical storm Talas threatens Japan

Tropical Storm Talas will gather typhoon strength south of Japan before midweek and could ultimately make a landfall as a typhoon in southeastern Japan, west of Tokyo.TC Warning TextPrognostic Reasoning Talas, as a tropical storm or typhoon landfall, would bring

August 30, 2011

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New York avoids worst of Hurricane Irene that moves on toward Eastern Canada

Downgraded a notch to a Category 1 storm, Hurricane Irene made landfall on the Outer Banks of North Carolina just after dawn Saturday. Residents up and down the East Coast are now dealing with Irene’s aftermath. Tropical Storm Irene swept through the desolate

August 29, 2011

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Hurricane Irene makes landfall

Irene is a category 1 Hurricane with sustained winds of 85 m.p.h. Its effects so far have included 4 deaths in North Carolina, hundreds of trees uprooted, power outages, and structural damage. Structural damage, though minor so far in most places, has also been of a

August 27, 2011

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Typhoon Nanmadol swept the northeastern Philippines

 Typhoon Mina continue to weaken as it part of Cagayan today, the state weather bureau said.In its latest bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) spotted Mina at 50 km northeast of Aparri at 4 p.m.

August 27, 2011

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Hurricane Irene bears down on East Coast

Irene left the Bahamas and began its push toward the Eastern Seaboard overnight. Parts of coastal South Carolina and North Carolina are already beginning to feel the effects of the storm, with power even out in one South Carolina coastal town.Millions of people on

August 26, 2011

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Hurricane Irene targets East Cost as it gains power

Hurricane Irene, the first hurricane of the 2011 Atlantic season, has now organized itself into a major storm and is barreling northward toward the United States' eastern coastline. Several factors have contributed to the growing strength of the storm, now a Category

August 25, 2011

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Atlantic heat source for Hurricane Irene

As Hurricane Irene rumbles through the Atlantic Ocean, it needs fuel to sustain itself. Warm water is the main fuel, and there is plenty of it right now, as there usually is this time of year. The map above shows sea surface temperatures (SST) in the Atlantic...

August 25, 2011

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Dust and pollution rise before the monsoon

In the days and weeks before the monsoon, heat builds over India. Hot air rises over the baked earth and westerly winds rush in to fill the void, bringing dust-laden air from the deserts of southwest Asia and the Arabian Peninsula. Through April, May, and June, as

August 24, 2011

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Irene spinning over the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico seen with MODIS

On August 22, 2011, Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic hurricane season, was spinning over the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, lashing the islands with wind and rain. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite

August 24, 2011

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Irene seen by TRMM and MODIS satellites strengthnening into Category 1 hurricane

Irene formed as a tropical storm east of the Leeward Islands on August 20, 2011. By August 22, the storm had strengthened to a Category 1 hurricane. At 2:00 p.m. Atlantic Standard Time on August 22, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Irene had

August 23, 2011

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Irene could strengthen into a most dangerous hurricane in decade

Irene is projected to become the strongest hurricane to hit the Carolinas since 1996 this weekend. Six years have passed since the entire United States endured a blow like Irene is forecast to unleash. The AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center is expecting Irene to blast

August 23, 2011

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Tropical Storm Harvey bears down on Belize

Tropical Storm Harvey made landfall on Belize on Saturday, but forecasters said it was expected to fizzle out after dumping heavy rains over Central America.The eye of the storm made landfall near Dangriga and weakened as it moved farther inland. It was moving

August 21, 2011

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Tropical Depression Eight becoming Tropical Storm "Harvey"

Tropical Depression 8 could continue to intensify into Tropical Storm "Harvey" by tonight if it remains over the warm waters of the northwestern Caribbean, just north of Honduras. The later landfall occurs, the stronger the tropical system and its winds...

August 19, 2011

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Rare snowstorm hits New Zealand

New Zealand was hit by very rare snowfall and polar blast. Snowfall covering far-flung areas of New Zealand as of Monday has been described as a once in a 50-year event by the New Zealand MetService. On the North Island, the storm left a mantle of snow over the...

August 15, 2011

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4 low-pressure systems form in Atlantic ocean

Four areas in the Atlantic Ocean showing signs of potential tropical development and three of those systems now have a “medium chance” of soon growing into a tropical cyclone. One of those areas is a low pressure system centered more than 1,100 miles east of the

August 12, 2011

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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