Dust storm blew from Argentina’s Laguna Mar Chiquita

Dust storm blew from Argentina’s Laguna Mar Chiquita

Dry conditions plagued the region of Argentina’s Laguna Mar Chiquita in June and July, 2012. Laguna Mar Chiquita straddles the border between the states of Santiago del Estero in the north, and Cordoba in the south. Cordoba was one of the states contending with

Powerful storms Saola and Damrey on course to strike China’s eastern coast

Powerful storms Saola and Damrey on course to strike China’s eastern coast

Typhoon Saola and Tropical Storm Damrey are on path  to China’s eastern coast.Typhoon Saola, the ninth typhoon of the year, has strengthened and is approaching coastal regions in southeastern Fujian, which has started to prepare for possible disasters. Right now

Second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S. history, Colorado

Second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S. history, Colorado

A tornado that formed in Colorado’s high-country on Saturday, July 28, 2012 was estimated by National Weather Service as the second-highest tornado ever recorded in the U.S.There were four different reported sightings of the high-altitude hit the northeast side of

Another deadly derecho in United States

Another deadly derecho in United States

A huge outbreak of severe thunderstorms hit United States on Thursday, July 26, 2012 causing damage in fifteen states and knocking out power to over 250,000 customers. Severe thunderstorm warnings were in effect for 132 counties in 15 states along but it was not as

Low Pressure system east of Newfoundland, Canada

Low Pressure system east of Newfoundland, Canada

Thunderstorm activity has diminished in association with a non-tropical low pressure system located about 370 km (230 miles) east of Cape Race, Newfoundland. The Low is now moving rapidly north-northeastward at 50 to 55 km/h (30 to 35 mph) over cold waters, and

Typhoon Vicente slams South China

Typhoon Vicente slams South China

Typhoon Vicente made landfall on July 23, 2012 UTC about 131 km south-west of Hong Kong as a Category 3 typhoon in Taishan, Guangdong, China, with maximum sustained winds of about 120 mph. Vicente missed the Hong Kong and Macau, the two populous cities in South China.

Patterns in thick plume of dust over Gulf of Aden

Patterns in thick plume of dust over Gulf of Aden

A thick plume of dust blows off the coast near the Djibouti-Somalia border and over the Gulf of Aden. The ridged patterns in the plume are caused by changes in air currents. A thin veil of dust also hangs over the Red Sea and the Bab el Mandeb Strait, which connects

Shelf clouds ahead of derecho in Chicago area

Shelf clouds ahead of derecho in Chicago area

Severe storms, called a derecho by meteorologists, moved through Chicago this morning. Ahead of the storm, people sighted a shelf cloud in Illinois.Shelf clouds often form at the leading edge of a gust front or outflow boundary from a thunderstorm, or strong winds