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2009-09-01 16:55:00

It's unusual to see towering clouds that are created from smoke and fires, but that's what showed up in the latest satellite imagery from NASA, when also capturing powerful Hurricane Jimena and Tropical Depression Kevin in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Jimena's outer rainbands were already spreading over southern Baja California at 11 a.m. EDT. "I have never before seen the signature of a pyrocumulus cloud in the infrared channel which I use for hurricane imagery," said Ed Olsen of the...

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2009-08-31 13:05:00

Hurricane Warnings are up for the southern Baja California, as powerful Category Four Hurricane Jimena threatens. Jimena developed over the weekend, and the infrared instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite captured that explosive development.A hurricane warning is in effect for the southern portion of the Baja California peninsula from Bahia Magdalena southward on the west coast...and from San Evaristo southward on the east coast, including Cabo San Lucas. Hurricane conditions are expected in the...

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2007-08-13 00:00:00

By MARK NIESSE HONOLULU - Hurricane Flossie packed 135 mph wind as it spun closer to Hawaii on Sunday, but forecasters predicted the Category 4 storm would weaken before passing by the islands later this week. The hurricane was expected to pass about 70 miles south of the island of Hawaii late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but by then cooler water should weaken it to a Category 1 hurricane or a strong tropical storm. But even a slight change of course in the unpredictable storm could bring...

2006-08-31 17:42:48

LA PAZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Hurricane John lost strength on Thursday as it trekked up Mexico's Pacific coastline and was downgraded to a less powerful category 2 storm, the U.S.-based National Hurricane Center said. Hundreds of foreign tourists raced to escape the luxury beach resort of Los Cabos as John took aim at the Baja California peninsula. Rescuers rushed at least 10,000 Mexican residents from low-lying areas into shelters. Hurricane winds decreased to near 105 mph (165 kph)...

2005-10-01 17:24:39

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Otis weakened slightly on Saturday as it ambled erratically toward Mexico's Baja California peninsula on a path to expected Monday landfall in sparsely populated semi-desert. Otis weakened to a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale after strengthening to Category 2 overnight, but still packed 85-mph (140-kph) winds, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. Authorities evacuated some high-risk areas near Otis'...

2005-10-01 11:40:17

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Otis edged toward Mexico's Baja California peninsula on Saturday after winds strengthened overnight to 100 mph (160 km/p/h), leading authorities to evacuate some high-risk areas near its path. Otis, a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale, was due to hit land in a sparsely populated part of the peninsula early on Monday, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami. "The center of Otis is currently forecast to remain west of...


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