User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Tornados
Last updated: Aug 25 2015 02:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Severe weather hits NSW, with storms bringing hail, flooding and a tornado 25.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

On Monday a tornado swept through Dubbo and Sydney was pummelled by hailstones, while severe weather was expected in the Illawarra on Tuesday

State Emergency Service crews have responded to 579 call-outs and helped with 34 flood rescues as heavy rain and hail lashed parts of NSW.

The SES said in a tweet early on Tuesday that the focus of the severe weather was now in the Illawarra after Sydney and other districts were hit hard earlier.

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Danny now a Category 3 hurricane 21.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
It took awhile, but the first Atlantic hurricane of the year has arrived.
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Danny becomes a hurricane 20.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
[Breaking news update at 11:06 a.m. ET]
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Tropical storm churns across Atlantic 20.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Danny continued to churn across the Atlantic Ocean on Wednesday, still as a tropical storm, but probably not for much longer, the National Hurricane Center said.
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Atlantic storm stirs hurricane fears 19.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Danny is growing up -- from a disturbance in a remote patch of the mid-Atlantic Ocean to a tropical storm.
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Weather Gang: Goni forecast to become super typhoon as it spins west toward Taiwan 17.8.2015 Washington Post
If Typhoon Goni makes landfall in Taiwan, it would be the second in as many weeks for the ...
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The Best Natural Disaster Experts to Follow on the Web 14.8.2015 Wired Top Stories
If Sharknado leaves you wanting some real natural disaster science, here's who to ...
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Taiwan tornado is terrifying weather video 11.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This dashcam video during Typhoon Soudelor in Taiwan captures the instant insanity as a tornado embedded within the typhoon sweeps over the vehicle, and sweeps the white van in front of the camera into the vortex.
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Feature and TV films 7.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
Movies on TV the week of Aug. 9 - 15, 2015
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Scattered storms give way to Friday afternoon sun 7.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Our next wave of rain and thunder rolls across Minnesota into Friday morning. The system produced several tornado sightings in central Minnesota between Willmar and Paynseville Thursday evening.
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Tornado sighted in central Minnesota 7.8.2015 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Scattered thunderstorms are rumbling through Minnesota as expected today. NOAA's Storm prediction Center has issued a severe thunderstorms watch until 10 p.m. tonight for west-central Minnesota. The watch does not include the Twin Cities
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U.S. in record hurricane drought 6.8.2015 CNN: Top Stories
The United States hasn't been hit by a major hurricane in the past nine years, and it seems like that luck might continue.
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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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