User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Tornados
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Labour is really two parties. And they simply can’t stand each other | Andrew Rawnsley 2.8.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
So are the Conservatives. It is only the electoral system that stops them both from splitting We were wrong, all of us. Tories, Labourites and those of us who monitor the political climate, we all thought that the major weather event of the first half of this parliament was going to be the split on the right. When David Cameron returned to Number 10, the tempest everyone prepared for was the Conservative civil war over Europe. As it turns out, the tornado has blown in from the other side of the political compass. The big story is the split on the left. This has been a most enjoyable surprise to the Tories. After snatching a parliamentary majority very few of them thought possible before the early hours of 8 May, now the Conservatives are gifted a Labour party eating itself. The Corbyn bandwagon has astonished Labour MPs, not least those who nominated the MP for Islington North only to keep the leftier activists in their constituency parties happy or to truckle for support in the parallel contest to be ...
Bushfires turn into fire tornadoes: scientists explain how – video 31.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
How scientists analyse the spread of extreme bushfires and the weather phenomena they create. In the latest Catastrophic Science episode, researchers at University of New South Wales analyse the deadly 2003 Canberra bushfires during which fire spread across the wind's direction as well as with it, and spawned supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes Continue reading...
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Classic late July weekend, impressive Grand Marais fog 25.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesotans savor the depths of summer weather in late July. But our quiet little internal seasonal clock is always ticking. Vikings training camp. Back to school ads on TV. The Minnesota State Fair begins 4 weeks from Thursday? Tick. Tick. Tick. This weekend features hazy sunshine, warmth, and a slightly fresher breeze. Another hot front oozing north Monday and…
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30 years of devastating hurricanes 22.7.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Some of the most significant hurricanes to hit the U.S. Atlantic in the last 30 years
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President Obama declares Colorado disaster area, opening federal funds 17.7.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
President Barack Obama declared Thursday that a major disaster exists in Colorado and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of May 4 to June ...
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Margaret Thatcher's lobbying of Saudi royals over arms deal revealed 16.7.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Newly released documents show Thatcher apologised to King Fahd for hostile comments about Saudi Arabia in the British press

The extent to which Margaret Thatcher personally lobbied the Saudi royal family, flattering them at every opportunity to secure Britain’s biggest arms deal, is revealed in newly released documents.

They show how anxious British ministers and diplomats pursued the Saudis to buy Tornado and Hawk aircraft in what became a £43bn deal known as al-Yamamah (Arabic for dove). Many documents have been withheld and passages removed to suppress embarrassing disclosures.

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Weatherwatch: Chan-hom typhoon pelts east China and Korea 16.7.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The east coast of China was hit by typhoon Chan-hom on Saturday, affecting the Zhejiang province just south of Shanghai, which is one of China’s most populous areas. The typhoon first formed as a tropical depression in the Pacific before strengthening to a category 4 storm.

This was an unusually strong typhoon for this area, bringing winds of 135mph and heavy rainfall, and it led to a million people being evacuated. After passing Zhejiang province, the storm tracked north across the East China Sea but had lost most of its strength by the time it reached the Korean peninsula. The full impact has yet to be ascertained, but economic losses in China are expected to approach 1.9bn renminbi (£200m)

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On edge of Severe T-Storm Watch until 9 pm 14.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: News
NOAA's Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 9 pm for much of Wisconsin and a chunk of southeast Minnesota
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Storms expected to hammer the upper Midwest today and tonight 5.7.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Thunderstorms have already blossomed this morning in northwest Minnesota where a Severe Thunderstorm Watch has bee posted by the  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Storm Prediction Center until 6 p.m. CDT. The late morning satellite image  is depicting the high tops of the thunderstorms in northwest Minnesota, but of equal concern is the lack of…
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Cooler, stormier July is expected 1.7.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Though we may see some warm and dry days, the bulk of July should be somewhat cooler than normal and stormy conditions will be the ...
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Weather Gang: Severe storms possible today with heavy rain, flooding and strong winds (Updates) 27.6.2015 Washington Post
Weather Gang: Severe storms possible today with heavy rain, flooding and strong winds (Updates)
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Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Periods of heavy rain and a severe storm threat today, pretty pleasant Sunday 27.6.2015 Washington Post
Weather Gang: D.C. area forecast: Periods of heavy rain and a severe storm threat today, pretty pleasant Sunday
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Denver recovering after Wednesday's flash flooding, hail, tornado 26.6.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver was drying out Thursday after Wednesday evening's vicious storms lashed the area with a tornado, hail and flash floods, sending firefighters scrambling to water rescues and making for ...
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Denver weather: More severe weather possible, including "an isolated tornado or 2" 25.6.2015 Denver Post: Local
More severe weather is possible in Denver on Thursday as the city and surrounding areas pick up after a wild evening of heavy rain, hail and even reports of a ...
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Severe Storms Rake Midwest, Damaging Homes, Businesses 23.6.2015 NPR News
Tornadoes left thousands in Illinois without power. In Michigan, an EF1 tornado damaged homes and five people had to be rescued.
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Severe thunderstorms cut through northern Illinois; reports of tornadoes 23.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
National Weather Service spotters reported tornadoes touching down in communities in LaSalle and Lee counties Monday night, snapping 1-foot-diameter trees, trapping people in overturned trailers and flooding roads, as storms caused heavy damage in Coal City south of ...
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The Latest on weather: Wind gust of 95 mph recorded in Iowa 23.6.2015 Seattle Times: Local
5:30 p.m. EDT Officials say a wind gust of 95 mph was recorded near a small northwest Iowa city where there’s also reported damage to properties and trees. The National Weather Service says straight line winds associated with thunderstorms moved through an area near Sheldon early Monday. A hangar at the local airport was destroyed. […]
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Weather Gang: Storms push out of the D.C. metro, flash flood warning canceled 19.6.2015 Washington Post
Weather Gang: Storms push out of the D.C. metro, flash flood warning canceled
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Midwest braces for remnants of Tropical Depression Bill 18.6.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
An already-soaked Midwest on Thursday faced the prospect of more rain and flooding as a slow-moving tropical depression trekked northeast from Texas after drenching that ...
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Tropical Storm Bill threatens more severe weather in Texas after floods 16.6.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Officials warned of ‘possibly catastrophic flooding’ in the Houston area, 12 inches of rain to east Texas, plus tornadoes and sustained winds of up to 60 mph

Texas braced for more severe weather on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Bill threatened to bring heavy rain to areas already hit hard by last month’s floods.

The National Weather service issued flash flood watches for many Texas counties, and officials in Galveston declared a voluntary evacuation of the Bolivar Peninsula. Many Houston-area schools cancelled activities in anticipation of the rain.

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