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Tropical Storm "Nesat" (Gorio) heading toward Taiwan

Tropical Storm "Nesat" formed just east of the Philippines on July 26, 2017, as the fifth cyclone to develop in the Northwest Pacific in less than 7 days. Known as Gorio in the Philippines, this storm is currently heading toward Taiwan where it could...

July 26, 2017

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Slow fireball recorded over the Mediterranean Sea

This beautiful fireball overflew the western Mediterranean Sea, south of Span, at 22:18 UTC on July 25, 2017 (00:18 CET, July 26). The event lasted nearly 9 seconds. Following the analysis carried out by the SMART Project’s Principal Investigator, Professor...

July 26, 2017

large distant comets more common than thought

Large, distant comets more common than previously thought

Comets that take more than 200 years to make one revolution around the Sun are notoriously difficult to study. Because they spend most of their time far from our area of the solar system, many "long-period comets" will never approach the Sun in a...

July 26, 2017

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Violent hailstorms hit Italy, covering beaches in white

A violent hailstorm hit Italian towns of Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto, Marche province in central Italy on July 25, 2017, covering towns and their sandy beaches in a thick layer of ice. The storm, accompanied by heavy rain and violent wind bursts,...

July 26, 2017

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Unprecedented rainfall: Desert state of Rajasthan records 1466 mm (57.7 inches) in 48 hours

Mount Abu weather station in Sirohi district of India's desert state of Rajasthan received an unprecedented amount of rain on July 25 and 26 with a staggering cumulative of 1 466 mm (57.7 inches) on top of 700 mm (25.5 inches) received on July 23 and 24. While...

July 26, 2017

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New wildfire forces 10 000 people to evacuate, southern France

A new wildfire broke out in southern France overnight Wednesday, July 26, 2017, forcing at least 10 000 people to evacuate. The latest fire comes a day after France asked for help from the rest of Europe to tackle the flames already raging in the tinder-dry south,...

July 26, 2017

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Widespread flash floods hit Las Vegas Valley, Nevada

Severe thunderstorms produced heavy rain over portions of the Las Vegas Valley on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, causing widespread flash floods. There are reports of as much as 60 cm (2 feet) of water in the Elk Ridge and cars were not able to enter or exit that...

July 26, 2017

asteroid 2017 OO1 flyby july 21 2017

Asteroid 2017 OO1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.33 LD

A newly discovered asteroid designated 2017 OO1 flew past Earth at a very close distance of 0.33 LD (~125 720 km / 78 740 miles) at 02:27 UTC on July 21, 2017. It was discovered 2 days after its closest approach. This is the 21st known near-Earth asteroid to flyby...

July 25, 2017

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A new multi-dimensional view of Hurricane "Matthew"

NASA researchers now can use a combination of satellite observations to re-create multi-dimensional pictures of hurricanes and other major storms in order to study complex atmospheric interactions. In this video, they applied those techniques to Hurricane Matthew....

July 25, 2017

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Winter storm delivers wettest day on record, New Zealand

The latest atmospheric river over New Zealand delivered one town’s wettest day on record, and broke several other long-held rainfall statistics, according to NIWA data. Lower pressure than normal has fuelled several high impact weather events during July....

July 25, 2017

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UK Met Office: High risk of unprecedented rainfall in the UK

New innovative research has found that for England and Wales there is a 1 in 3 chance of a new monthly rainfall record in at least one region each winter (October - March). In the last few years, several rainfall events have caused widespread flooding in the UK. In...

July 25, 2017

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More than 115 000 displaced after widespread flooding hits Myanmar

Widespread flooding across Myanmar has left more than 115 000 people displaced and caused at least two deaths, officials said Monday, July 24, 2017. Water levels have risen steadily since unrelenting monsoon rains started affecting the country in early July....

July 25, 2017

harrisburg pennsylvania flood july 2017

Extreme rain: 108 mm (4.27 inches) within 1 hour floods Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Weather station located at Harrisburg International Airport in Middletown, Pennsylvania recorded a staggering 108 mm (4.27 inches) of rain within just one hour on Sunday, July 23, 2017. NWS reported visibility dropped to 800 m (0.5 miles) during the storm....

July 24, 2017

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Extra large hailstones devastate Rubielos de Mora, Spain

A devastating hail storm with hail larger than tennis balls hit the Spanish tourist town of Rubielos de Mora in Aragón's province of Teruel on Sunday, July 23, 2017, destroying roofs, windows, and cars. The towns mayor and oldest residents say they have...

July 24, 2017

sheveluch eruption july 23 2017

Powerful eruption at Sheveluch volcano, ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet)

A powerful explosive eruption took place at Russia's Sheveluch volcano at 17:40 UTC on Sunday, July 23, 2017, producing strong pyroclastic flows. The explosions sent ash up to 12.2 km (40 000 feet) above sea level, according to the Tokyo VAAC. The Aviation Color...

July 24, 2017

pearl city flood july 22 2017

Fourth '100-year flood' hits Pearl City in 14 years, Illinois

A small Illinois town of Pearl City was hit by heavy rain on July 22, 2017, forcing many houses to evacuate. Their fire chief is describing it as a 100-year flood, the fourth in about 14 years. Houses, businesses and cars were severely damaged. Pearl City Fire Chief...

July 24, 2017

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Severe damage, power outages after possible tornado in Stevensville, Maryland

The Bay City area in Stevensville, Maryland suffered significant damage after a possible tornado touched down early Monday, July 24, 2017. At least one person was injured and thousands were left without power. A line of severe thunderstorms brought heavy rain and...

July 24, 2017