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2012-08-23 03:00:05

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from August 22: The big news from yesterday was the very heavy rainfall that encompassed the Southwest portion of the United States where flash flooding was reported and is still occurring. A patch of frost was forecasted for the overnight hours in Southern Oregon. The drier conditions have again led to fire watches for the Northern Rockies along with the Northern Plains. A fairly tranquil day with few severe weather reports. A few hail...

Tembin and Bolaven Continue To Be Double Trouble In The Philippine Sea
2012-08-23 06:51:10

Typhoon Tembin and Typhoon Bolaven continue to churn in the Philippine Sea, and infrared satellite data from NASA showed the power within both storms. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies onboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured imagery of both storms on Aug. 21 in two different overpasses. Aqua flies over the same locations during early morning and early afternoon (local time) as it orbits the Earth. Aqua passed over the Philippine Sea on Aug. 21 at 04:41 UTC (12:41...

Twin Typhoons Headed For Double China Landfall Seen By NASA
2012-08-02 07:59:02

NASA's Terra satellite captured two tropical cyclones on visible imagery today, August 1 as they head for landfall. Typhoon Saola is approaching Taiwan and Typhoon Damrey approaching southern Japan, are both headed for landfall in China. Saola is forecast to landfall south of Shanghai on August 3, while Damrey is forecast to make landfall north of Shanghai on August 2. NASA satellites have been tracking the twin tropical troublemakers, providing forecasters at the Joint Typhoon Warning...

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2012-08-01 03:00:39

redOrbit Meteorologist Joshua Kelly Big Story Weather from July 31: The heat was in place from Oklahoma southeastward into Mississippi and parts of Alabama as the temps soared into the upper 90´s and lower 100´s with heat index values around the 105-110 range. Yesterday we did have some storms that fired along the frontal boundary in the Midwest and Great Lakes bringing with it an isolated tornado report to Illinois. There were multiple hail reports in this region also and wind...

Tropical Storm Damrey Approaching Southern Japan Seen By NASA
2012-07-31 08:06:22

Tropical Storm Damrey appears to be a compact tropical storm on NASA satellite imagery as it heads west. It is expected to pass north of Iwo To, Japan and later south of Kyushu, one of Japan's large islands. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Damrey on July 30 at 03:21 UTC (July 29 at 11:21 p.m. EDT) and the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captured an infrared image of the storm. It showed that strong, high, cold cloud tops of thunderstorms were in a tight...

2009-09-14 13:24:07

Microwave imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed extremely high thunderstorms in Typhoon Choi-Wan as it began passing the island of Sai-Pan in the Western Pacific Ocean. The U.S. National Weather Service has already issued a tropical storm warning and a typhoon watch for Tinian, Saipan and Agrihan in the Northern Mariana Islands. Saipan is the largest island and capital of the U.S. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Northern Marianas are a chain of 15 tropical islands...

2009-08-24 16:02:38

Typhoon Vamco is being as stubborn in its quest to live in the Pacific Ocean as Bill is in the Atlantic Ocean this week, and NASA satellite data confirmed that the large storm has a huge eye, about 45 miles in diameter! NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Typhoon Vamco early today, Monday, August 24, and infrared imagery from Aqua's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument clearly showed Vamco's 45-mile in diameter eye. Around the huge eye, AIRS showed Vamco's cold high thunderstorm cloud...

2009-06-10 15:07:55

Scientists have made the surprising finding that typhoons trigger slow earthquakes, at least in eastern Taiwan. Slow earthquakes are non-violent fault slippage events that take hours or days instead of a few brutal seconds to minutes to release their potent energy. The researchers discuss their data in a study published the June 11, issue of Nature. "From 2002 to 2007 we monitored deformation in eastern Taiwan using three highly sensitive borehole strainmeters installed 650 to 870 feet...

2008-07-29 09:00:43

East province evacuates 70,000 people as typhoon Fung Wong set to hit mainland HANGZHOU, July 28 (Xinhua) -- East China's Zhejiang Province evacuated more than 70,000 people and called back 12,875 fishing boats on Monday morning as typhoon Fung Wong approached, according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters. Typhoon Fung Wong, which was lashing Taiwan on Monday morning, continued to head toward the mainland, according to the observatory at Zhejiang. Fung...

2008-07-28 09:00:51

Text of report in English by official Chinese news agency Xinhua (New China News Agency) [Xinhua: "East Province Evacuates 70,000 People as Typhoon Fung Wong Set To hit Mainland"] Hangzhou, July 28 (Xinhua) - East China's Zhejiang Province evacuated more than 70,000 people and called back 12,875 fishing boats on Monday morning as typhoon Fung Wong approached, according to the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters. Typhoon Fung Wong, which was lashing Taiwan on Monday...

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