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    05/26/2016 8:19:49 PM PDT · by varina davis · 31 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 5/26/2016 | National Hurricane Center
    SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 740 PM EDT THU MAY 26 2016 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. Shower activity associated with the low pressure area located between Bermuda and the Bahamas has become somewhat better organized since yesterday, and the circulation of the low has become a little better defined. Environmental conditions are expected to be generally conducive for a tropical or subtropical cyclone to form on Friday or Saturday while this system moves west-northwestward or northwestward toward the southeastern United States coast. All interests along the southeast coast...
  • Cyclone Pam leaves many of Vanuatu population homeless

    03/15/2015 2:21:00 AM PDT · by moose07 · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 March 2015 | BBC
    The President of Vanuatu, Baldwin Lonsdale, described Cyclone Pam as "a monster" Vanuatu's president has told the BBC many of his people are homeless after the "monster" cyclone that ravaged the Pacific island nation on Saturday. His voice breaking, Baldwin Lonsdale said Cyclone Pam had destroyed most buildings in the capital Port Vila, including schools and clinics. A state of emergency has been declared in the tiny state of 267,000 people, spread over 65 islands. At least eight people are reported to have been killed. However, it is feared the toll will rise sharply as rescuers reach outlying islands...
  • First deaths confirmed after Tropical Cyclone Pam roars over Vanuatu

    03/14/2015 7:18:57 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    , CNN ^ | Ben Brumfield and Laura Smith-Spark
    A tropical cyclone killed at least six people in Vanuatu, UNICEF said Saturday, confirming first casualties from one of the most powerful storms ever to make landfall. Hardly a tree stood straight after Tropical Cyclone Pam bellowed across the Pacific island nation. Aid workers fear many more fatalities. The confirmed deaths came only from the capital, Port Vila. Only a little information has so far trickled out from areas outside the capital, but Sune Gudnitz, regional head for U.N. aid agency OCHA told CNN from Fiji, about 600 miles away, that he fears the worst.
  • Mega wave hit Oman's coast 4,500 years ago

    11/06/2014 5:01:20 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 73 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | November 03, 2014 | Sarah MacDonald
    Geologists from GUtech, in cooperation with archeologists from the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, have dug up evidence of a tsunami or severe storm that hit Ras Al Hadd about 4,500 years ago...The fact that there were two settlement phases, the first of which was marked by buildings made of sand brick, and the second by mud brick, suggests the village was destroyed at one point and rebuilt. The remains date back to between 3,100 and 2,700 BC, and the evidence suggests they were built one after the other, meaning the people didn't leave the area despite having their homes...
  • Hawaii storms: Iselle set for direct hit; Julio looms behind

    08/07/2014 10:40:12 AM PDT · by Justice · 78 replies
    CNN ^ | August 7 | Ben Brumfield, Jason Hanna
    <p>Hawaiians are preparing for a potentially devastating one-two tropical cyclone punch, starting with Hurricane Iselle, which in a rarity for the state could make direct landfall Thursday evening.</p> <p>Iselle, on track to pass over the Big Island of Hawaii as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 80 mph, could bring up to 12 inches of rain, life-threatening storm surges, flash floods and mudslides, forecasters say.</p>
  • [Cat 5] Cyclone Ita shows no sign of weakening as it heads for north Queensland

    04/10/2014 8:40:29 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 22 replies
    Australia Network News ^ | 4/11/2014 | unknown
    The Bureau of Meteorology says Cyclone Ita, the category-five system bearing down on the far north Queensland coast, is showing no signs of weakening. The weather bureau says Ita has slowed down as it heads towards the coast and should make landfall between Cape Flattery and Cooktown around midnight. The bureau says the cyclone has very destructive winds of up to 300 kilometres per hour near the core. Cooktown resident Ivan Juff says locals are nervous but he has decided to stay put. "I've seen what Cyclone Larry and all those did, and this is up there with them ......
  • - (Subject: C5c) Why Don't We Try to Destroy Tropical Cyclones by Nuking Them?

    Subject: C5c) Why don't we try to destroy tropical cyclones by nuking them? Contributed by Chris Landsea During each hurricane season, there always appear suggestions that one should simply use nuclear weapons to try and destroy the storms. Apart from the fact that this might not even alter the storm, this approach neglects the problem that the released radioactive fallout would fairly quickly move with the tradewinds to affect land areas and cause devastating environmental problems. Needless to say, this is not a good idea. Now for a more rigorous scientific explanation of why this would not be an effective...
  • Decades-long mission to replace Sea Kings hits another snag

    07/04/2012 8:16:23 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 16 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | July 02, 2012 | Daniel Leblanc
    After more than 25 years of trying to replace the country’s fleet of Sea King maritime helicopters, the Canadian Forces have watched another deadline come and go. Sikorsky International Operations Inc. was supposed to deliver the first of 28 state-of-the-art CH-148 Cyclones in June, after the Harper government agreed in late 2008 to extend the deadline on the $5.7-billion contract by 43 months. In the latest in a string of missteps in military procurements, Sikorsky is pushing back on the delivery, with still no official date being offered for the completion of the contract. “Sikorsky has yet to start delivering...
  • What is the Difference Between a Cyclone, Typhoon and Hurricane?

    08/26/2011 10:28:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Associated Content ^ | Dahloan Hembree, Yahoo! Contributor Network
    Do you know the difference between a hurricane, a typhoon and a cyclone? People often think they are one in the same. It is confusing enough to try to keep up with the hurricane season and all the terminology, without having to decipher the difference between the three. All storms are the same after all, or are they? I found out that while they share common characteristics, they are still different. How are they different? Basically, the location is what gives the storm it's name. If a storm was to form in the Atlantic or eastern Pacific Ocean, we would...
  • Two tropical cyclone formations possible next 48 hours (South and West of Cape Verde Islands)

    08/11/2011 4:38:54 PM PDT · by Clive · 22 replies
  • Weather Wars?

    09/01/2005 6:09:36 AM PDT · by al_c · 23 replies · 839+ views ^ | Scott Stevens
    "Others are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves. So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations.It's real, and that's the reason why we have to intensify our efforts, and that's why this is so important." [Secretary of Defense William Cohen at an April 1997 counterterrorism conference sponsored by former Senator Sam Nunn. Quoted from DoD News Briefing, Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Q&A at the...
  • Army aircraft are flying to North Queensland

    02/04/2011 9:27:56 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies
    Avio News ^ | 2/4/2011 | Avio News
    “Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) aircraft including both C-17 Globemaster’s (heavy transport aircraft) and C-130 Hercules are on standby to fly north to cyclone-affected areas and the Australian army based in Townsville is preparing Blackhawk and Chinook aircraft to assist in emergency operations,” an ADF member (Australian Defence Force) said yesterday. On Wednesday ADF helicopters, eight Blackhawk’s, three Chinooks and three NH90s had flown from Townsville to Mackay Airport due to Tropical Cyclone Yasi emergency, but the aircraft soon came back to Townsville yesterday to go and assist in disaster recovery operations in North Queensland. “There are approximately 4000 defence...
  • Cyclone Yasi strikes North Queensland

    02/02/2011 1:19:34 PM PST · by jimt · 10 replies ^ | 2/2/11 | Patrick Barkham/Adam Gabbatt
    The residents of North Queensland are assessing the damage after cyclone Yasi, the largest tropical storm to strike Australia since Europeans first settled there, created winds of 186mph and waves more than 9m high. As meteorologists predicted, it was midnight when the destructive core of the category five cyclone crossed the coast at Mission Beach, a small resort where two World Heritage sites meet, 30 miles south of the town of Innisfail. Thousands of the 400,000 people living in the path of the 300-mile wide cyclone spent a sleepless night in hot and crowded emergency evacuation centres set up in...
  • 'Monster' Storm Bears Down On Australia...... Cat:4

    02/01/2011 12:25:04 PM PST · by TaraP · 31 replies
    Sky News ^ | Feb 1st, 2011
    Australia has begun evacuating thousands of people from its northeastern coast ahead of a cyclone that could rival Hurricane Katrina in its destructive power. Cyclone Yasi has been upgraded to a Category 4 storm. Forecasters say it is likely to further strengthen and could generate winds of up to 175 mph before it hits land on Wednesday morning. An official warning has been issued saying it poses a "serious threat" to communities in north Queensland. More than 400,000 people live in Yasi's predicted path, which includes the towns of Cairns, Townsville and Mackay. The region, which takes in Australia's Great...
  • Evacuations as 'Potentially very deadly event' Cyclone Yasi bears down on Queensland

    01/31/2011 9:55:14 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 24 replies
    Telegraph (Au) ^ | February 01, 2011 4:16PM | By Greg Stolz, Brian Williams and Peter Michael
    UPDATE 3:20pm: Around 255 hospital patients at the Cairns base Hospital and Cairns Private Hospital are being airlifted out of the city early tonight as the north prepares for one of the biggest cyclones in his history. Premier Anna Bligh said the patients would arrive in Brisbane tonight and could be accommodated. Anna Bligh: "We have never evacuated a regional hospital like this in Queensland's history". Hundreds of tourists are deserting Queensland with airlines arranging extra flights for people scrapping their holidays due to Cyclone Yasi. Qantas has put two extra flights into Cairns and is expected to add another...
  • Cyclone roars toward Australia's flooded north (Yasi)

    01/31/2011 5:38:21 PM PST · by quantim · 6 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Jan 31, 8:16 PM EST | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    SYDNEY (AP) -- A strong tropical cyclone roaring toward Australia's flood-ravaged northeast will likely cause powerful and deadly flash-flooding, officials warned Tuesday, as residents braced for what's predicted to be one of the fiercest storms the region has ever seen. Cyclone Yasi was barreling toward the Queensland state coast as a strong Category 3 storm on Tuesday with winds up to 137 mph (220 kph). It was expected to hit the coast Wednesday as a violent Category 4 storm with wind gusts up to 155 mph (250 kph), dumping up to three feet (one meter) of rain on communities already...
  • Southeast Queensland braces for more storms after severe cells batter areas south of Brisbane

    12/15/2010 1:13:19 PM PST · by steveo · 1 replies
    The Courier-Mail ^ | December 16, 2010 | Tuck Thompson
    SOUTHEAST Queensland is bracing for more storms after cricket ball-sized hail, lightning and strong winds lashed the region yesterday. The storm cell knocked out power to 35,000 homes and businesses as it swept through the region. A motorcyclist died in a crash with a car during a severe hailstorm on Mt Cotton Rd in Thornlands, south of Brisbane, police said. Trains and road traffic were delayed as commuters were hammered by more than 2500 lightning strikes, localised heavy rainfall and winds gusting to more than 75km/h. Energex crews were working through the night to restore power to thousands of homes....
  • What is the Difference between a Cyclone, Typhoon and Hurricane?

    08/10/2009 5:59:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 1,331+ views
    Associated Content ^ | 8/2007 | Dahloan Hembree
    Do you know the difference between a hurricane, a typhoon and a cyclone? People often think they are one in the same. It is confusing enough to try to keep up with the hurricane season and all the terminology, without having to decipher the difference between the three. All storms are the same after all, or are they? I found out that while they share common characteristics, they are still different. How are they different? Basically, the location is what gives the storm it's name. If a storm was to form in the Atlantic or eastern Pacific Ocean, we would...
  • Heads up - Tropical wave developing, to enter Gulf of Mexico next week (Invest 93)

    06/26/2009 8:39:26 AM PDT · by BP2 · 44 replies · 1,688+ views
    NOAA ^ | 6-26-09 | NOAA
    Invest 93 See Infrared Loop Here: Statement as of 8:00 am EDT on June 26, 2009 For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico...A tropical wave over the western Caribbean Sea continues to produceshowers and thunderstorms from Cuba and the Cayman Islands southwestward to Honduras. Conditions appear marginally favorablefor some slow development of this system before it reaches theYucatan Peninsula late tonight or early Saturday. There is a lowchance...less than 30 percent...of this system becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. Locally heavy rain will continueover portions of Cuba and the Cayman Islands today...
  • Category 5 cyclone moves closer to mainland Australia..

    03/08/2009 6:28:49 PM PDT · by TaraP · 28 replies · 1,166+ views
    CBC News ^ | March 8th, 2009
    Evacuations continued Sunday along Australia's Queensland coast as a Category 5 cyclone moved closer to the mainland. Residents were preparing for Cyclone Hamish, possibly the worst storm in almost 30 years, to make landfall Tuesday between Bundaberg and Hervey Bay. Winds of up to 280 km/h were recorded as the cyclone approached islands in north Queensland on Sunday. The town of Airlie Beach, which is the gateway from the mainland to the Whitsundays, was already being pounded by strong winds and heavy rain. Evacuations were reported on several north Queensland islands, including Fraser, Lady Elliot, Heron, South Molle, Long and...