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Cyclone Raquel Forms As Earliest Big Storm Recorded Off Australia's North-East

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Tropical Cyclone Raquel has formed in the south-west Pacific near the Solomon Islands, triggering the earliest cyclone warning on record issued for the Queensland zone.

“Certainly it’s a unique scenario,” Jess Carey, a spokesman from the bureau’s Queensland office, said….

Tropical Cyclone Raquel has formed in the south-west Pacific near the Solomon Islands, triggering the earliest cyclone warning on record issued for the Queensland zone.

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“Certainly it’s a unique scenario,” Jess Carey, a spokesman from the bureau’s Queensland office, said. “Since we’ve been tracki Continue reading

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Cyclone Raquel Forms As Earliest Big Storm Recorded Off Australia’s North-East

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Tropical Cyclone Raquel has formed in the south-west Pacific near the Solomon Islands, triggering the earliest cyclone warning on record issued for the Queensland zone.

“Certainly it’s a unique scenario,” Jess Carey, a spokesman from the bureau’s Queensland office, said….

Tropical Cyclone Raquel has formed in the south-west Pacific near the Solomon Islands, triggering the earliest cyclone warning on record issued for the Queensland zone.

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“Certainly it’s a unique scenario,” Jess Carey, a spokesman from the bureau’s Queensland office, said. “Since we’ve been tracki Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Expected To Become Typhoon

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Tropical Storm Chan-hom is expected to pass through the Marianas as a typhoon over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service’s latest forecast graphic issued at 7 p.m. shows the storm passing just south of Guam Saturday afternoon, with maximum sustained…

Tropical Storm Chan-hom is expected to pass through the Marianas as a typhoon over the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

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The weather service’s latest forecast graphic issued at 7 p.m. shows the storm passing just south of Guam Saturday afternoon, with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph.

The weather services’s tracking forecast was modi Continue reading

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Updated AIR Hurricane Model for U.S. Features Storm Surge Module

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Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide has updated its hurricane model for the U.S. to help insurers and reinsurers better understand and quantify the risk from hurricanes.

The update features a hydrodynamic storm surge module that integrates storm parameters with elevation data to…

Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide has updated its hurricane model for the U.S. to help insurers and reinsurers better understand and quantify the risk from hurricanes.

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The update features a hydrodynamic storm surge module that integrates storm parameters with elevation data to simulate location-specific storm surge inundation depth and exten Continue reading

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Egypt Sees Sandstorm And Earthquake On The Same Day

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CAIRO – Egypt faced treacherous weather conditions Saturday as a sandstorm blanketed the north of the country and a magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in the Sinai peninsula shook buildings more than 200 miles away in the capital, Cairo.

The epicenter of the quake was 4 kilometers (2.5…

CAIRO – Egypt faced treacherous weather conditions Saturday as a sandstorm blanketed the north of the country and a magnitude-5.2 earthquake centered in the Sinai peninsula shook buildings more than 200 miles away in the capital, Cairo.

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Damaged Houses, Downed Trees, Tornado Sightings Reported In Lowry

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AURORA, Colo. – Reports of a tornado are so far unconfirmed in Aurora, where immense damage to a six block area took place during Wednesday’s storm.

The damage was done in Aurora’s Lowry neighborhood early Wednesday evening.
Kim O’Brien didn’t hear the siren when the first storm blew through.

AURORA, Colo. – Reports of a tornado are so far unconfirmed in Aurora, where immense damage to a six block area took place during Wednesday’s storm.

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The damage was done in Aurora’s Lowry neighborhood early Wednesday evening.

Kim O’Brien didn’t hear the siren when the first storm blew through.

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Multiple Tornadoes Spawned In Round Of Severe Weather

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SAGINAW, MI – Crews from the National Weather Service are canvassing parts of Mid-Michigan and the state today, looking at damage caused by several possible tornadoes.

A twister did touch down about 5 miles from Decker late Monday, which is in Sanilac County.
Another tornado was also…

SAGINAW, MI – Crews from the National Weather Service are canvassing parts of Mid-Michigan and the state today, looking at damage caused by several possible tornadoes.

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A twister did touch down about 5 miles from Decker late Monday, which is in Sanilac County.

Another tornado was also confirmed about 5 miles from Millington, this time in Tuscola County.</p Continue reading

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