Sandstorm moves across Arabian peninsula

Sandstorm moves across Arabian peninsula

A dense wall of dust barreled across the Arabian Peninsula on March 26 – 27, 2011. The massive storm stretches more than 500 kilometers (300 miles) across the peninsula, covering parts of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. This pair of images…

Kuwait hit by Dust Storm tsunami

Kuwait hit by Dust Storm tsunami

A menacing black dust storm hit the country at a speed of over 50 kms per hour Friday evening, plunging the country into complete darkness before sunset. The storm reduced visibility to almost zero in some areas of the country and disrupted mobile phone services for

Southern Atlantic Subtropical storm Arani information

Southern Atlantic Subtropical storm Arani information

NASA’s Aqua and TRMM satellites are providing data to scientists about the Southern Atlantic Ocean Sub-tropical Storm Arani, a rare occurrence in the southern ocean. Rainfall data and cloud top temperatures revealed some heavy rain and strong thunderstorms exist in

Strong tidal waves in Thailand

Strong tidal waves in Thailand

Strong tidal wave and powerful downpour struck the coast of city Pattaya, Thailand. On March 15th sea withdraw from the coast of Pattaya leaving the ships at the pier laying on the bottom. Squally winds brings stormy weather and strong tide to residents. Residents are

Rare Southern Atlantic sub-tropical storm forms

Rare Southern Atlantic sub-tropical storm forms

NASA’s Aqua satellite spotted some strong convection in a recently formed low pressure area that strengthened into Sub-Tropical Storm Arani in the South Atlantic. Arani formed near the coast of Brazil and is now moving away from it. Tropical cyclones in the Atlantic

East Coast storm system seen from space

East Coast storm system seen from space

A storm system, pictured above, that swept across the Deep South, bringing more than a dozen reported tornadoes, is moving up the East Coast. The storm system will bring heavy rains to parts of the Northeast that are already at an above average flooding risk,

Flash floods and several tornadoes hit Gulf coast

Flash floods and several tornadoes hit Gulf coast

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for the area at 9:40 a.m. (10:40 a.m. EST). Earlier Wednesday, three suspected tornadoes hit the New Orleans area the morning after Mardi Gras. Severe thunderstorms, with tornadoes reported, began Tuesday in

Supermoon – Moon’s closest approach since 1992

Supermoon – Moon’s closest approach since 1992

Could 'supermoon' next week disrupt Earth's weather? It doesn't take much to get the Internet's lunar-tics out in force. The web was awash with apocalyptic warnings that the movement of the moon will trigger tidal waves, volcanic eruptions and…

Australian rainfall record shattered

Australian rainfall record shattered

This year's "Big Wet", the tropical rainy season of Australia's Top End, has set a new record for highest seasonal rainfall.

The city of Darwin, Northern Territory, topped its old seasonal rainfall record last week. The old mark was 2499.4 mm

Massive Tornado Rips Apart Rayne Town In Louisiana

Massive Tornado Rips Apart Rayne Town In Louisiana

A tornado slammed a southwestern Louisiana town Saturday, killing a young mother who was sheltering her child. Eleven other people were injured and more than 100 homes were damaged, many of them destroyed, authorities said. About 1,500 people were evacuated because of