Tropical Storms - page 36

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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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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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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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Toxic spill averted as tropical storm nears China

Twenty-meter-high waves, spawned by tropical storm Muifa off the coast of north Liaoning Province, broke a dike in the Jinshan Industrial Zone in the city of Dalian Monday morning, threatening to hit the Fujia chemical plant just 50 meters behind the dike, said a

August 09, 2011

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Tropical storm Muifa moving along China's eastern coast, claiming lives in Koreas

More than 360,000 people were evacuated in east China's Shandong Province on Monday as tropical storm Muifa continues to move along the country's eastern coast. More than 20,000 fishing boats were called back to harbor by early Monday morning, local authorities

August 08, 2011

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China and Korean Peninsula hit by Typhoon Muifa

After battering Japan's Ryukyu Islands, then Typhoon Muifa passed dangerously close to the Chinese city of Shanghai this weekend. The storm brought tropical storm force wind gusts and rainfall to the city for an extended period of time Saturday night into

August 08, 2011

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NOAA increases predicted number of named storms

The following is a release from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA) on Aug. 4, 2011."NOAA issued its updated 2011 Atlantic hurricane season outlook today, raising the number of expected named storms from its pre-season outlook issued in May.

August 06, 2011

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China prepares for Typhoon Muifa

China evacuated more than 200,000 people on its east coast and cancelled nearly 200 flights Friday in preparation for the most powerful typhoon to hit the country in years. Typhoon Muifa, which was packing winds of up to 162 kilometres per hour (100 miles per hour),

August 06, 2011

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Hurricane Eugene gains power

Hurricane Eugene has become a large hurricane in size and strength, and when NOAA's GOES-11 satellite captured an image of the eastern Pacific on August 2, Hurricane Eugene was very obvious because of its size.Although an eye was not visible in the image, Eugene is a

August 03, 2011

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Rain leaves trail of destruction in North Korea

Heavy rains that left 59 people dead in South Korea last week also affected the North, flooding farmland, destroying bridges and damaging roads and railways, Pyongyang's state media reported Sunday. Korean Central Television and Korean Central Broadcasting Station

August 02, 2011

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Tropical Storm Emily has officially formed in the Carribean

An Air Force Reserve hurricane hunter aircraft investigating the system over the eastern Caribbean found well-defined, closed, low-level circulation and tropical storm force winds Monday evening. As a result, Tropical Storm Emily has now officially formed. Emily is

August 01, 2011

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Storm Nock-Ten unleashes downpours in coastal China while drought persists in parts of south

Though tropical storm Nock-Ten has moved out of China for Vietnam, the downpours it has unleashed since Friday continued to batter several coastal and island provinces on Saturday while in the nearby provinces of Hunan and Guiyang, lingering drought has left over

July 31, 2011

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Tropical low pressure system organises east of Lesser Antilles

A new system in the Atlantic is likely to be the next tropical system of concern and it could cause big problems over the Antilles next week. A strong tropical wave is cruising westward across the central Atlantic Basin this weekend, and the early indications are that

July 31, 2011