Thunderstorms and torrential rains hit Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Thunderstorms and torrential rains hit Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Drenching showers and thunderstorms will continue to soak the northeastern Caribbean Islands through at least early next week, potentially triggering more flooding problems. A persistent stream of tropical moisture will allow additional showers and thunderstorms to

Hurricane season starts today in Eastern Pacific

Hurricane season starts today in Eastern Pacific

May 15th marks the official start of the 2011 hurricane season in the Eastern Pacific, a season which is expected to exceed the amount of named tropical systems from last year by twofold. AccuWeather.com meteorologists are predicting an average number of tropical

Gobi desert sand and dust storms plague East Asia

Gobi desert sand and dust storms plague East Asia

Fire and Earth blog brings this satellite photo report of massive sandstorms over Gobi desert spreading all over east Asia and Japan. This true-color image of North China Plain, Shandong Peninsula and the Bo Haitaken was taken by MODIS on NASA’s Terra…

Two tornadoes target Iowan town Lenox

Two tornadoes target Iowan town Lenox

Buildings leveled, roofs blown off and the debris covered the small town. At least 35 blocks in the small Iowan town of Lenox (pop: 1,407) in Taylor County  received some damage..The first tornado was an EF0 with a peak wind of about 80MPH (width of 0.3mile; path

Dust storm blows over Sahara desert

Dust storm blows over Sahara desert

 In early May 2011, a dust storm extended at least 1,100 kilometers (700 miles) across the Sahara Desert, according to a NASA statement. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image on

Multiple vortex forming over Northern America

Multiple vortex forming over Northern America

There is an upper level low pressure system vortex storm forming of East Coast of US. It’s an occluded front with a low pressure of 29.29hg or 992mb. The winds are rotating the system counterclockwise. In previous post we gave some possible explanation of the situation

Counterclockwise hurricane forming in Atlantic

Counterclockwise hurricane forming in Atlantic

The Hurricane Atlantic Satellite image shows clouds by their temperature over the Atlantic Ocean. Red and blue areas indicate cold (high) cloud tops.Atlantic VIS LoopCoriolis effect In physics, the Coriolis effect is an apparent deflection of moving objects

Tropical storm Aere nearing Fukushima nuclear plant

Tropical storm Aere nearing Fukushima nuclear plant

Typhoon season is approaching, and the threat of a tropical storm affecting Japan while the nation is still slowly recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami is a big concern. Tropical Storm Aere tracking near Japan later this week will bring soaking rain

Strange vortex forming over Atlantic

Strange vortex forming over Atlantic

Strange vortex is forming over Atlantic at East Coast. Here are some preliminary data. Stay tuned for updates!Update: Counterclockwise hurricane forming in AtlanticEast Conus Water Vapor LoopSatellite loop 12 hours: East CoastSYNOPSIS FOR LONG ISLAND WATERS AND

Tropical storm Aere lashed Philippines

Tropical storm Aere lashed Philippines

Tropical storm Aere lashed the northeastern Philippines on Sunday, killing at least nine people and forcing more than 100 000 villagers to flee from farming towns threatened by landslides. The storm slammed into Catanduanes province with winds of 53 miles (85 kilometres