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2008-10-13 21:00:20

The National Weather Service warned late Monday that brisk Santa Ana winds would continue to whip a pair of wildfires raging in northern Los Angeles. The two fires had consumed more than 10,000 acres and destroyed several homes in the San Fernando Valley and were blamed for two deaths as of late Monday afternoon. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency Monday afternoon in Los Angeles and Ventura County where dry winds out of the northeast were expected to...

2008-09-23 06:00:19

Text of report in English by Thai newspaper Bangkok Post website on 23 September [Report by Apinya Wipatayotin: "SINO-THAI COOPERATION: Joint monsoon study agreed"] Scientists from Thailand and China will jointly study the monsoon and cyclone pattern in the Andaman sea in the hope of better forecasting weather in the region. The Marine Biological Centre in Phuket and the First Institute of Oceanography in China will sign an agreement on the development of the observation buoy system in...

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2008-07-22 10:12:54

Geoscientists at the California Institute of Technology have come up with a new explanation for the formation of monsoons, proposing an overhaul of a theory about the cause of the seasonal pattern of heavy winds and rainfall that essentially had held firm for more than 300 years. The traditional idea of monsoon formation was developed in 1686 by English astronomer and mathematician Edmond Halley, namesake of Halley's Comet. In Halley's model, monsoons are viewed as giant sea-breeze...

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2006-09-07 15:40:00

Who would think that something like dust in the air could trigger rain? According to a new NASA study, this is just what's happening over South Asia's Tibetan Plateau. Very small dust particles called aerosols blow in from desert regions and collect in the atmosphere over the plateau's slopes early in the region's monsoon season, helping trigger rainfall. A monsoon is a seasonal shift in wind direction that alternately brings very wet and then very dry seasons to India and much of Southeast...

2006-07-05 06:56:13

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Monsoon rains have killed 41 people across India over the past two days and continued to disrupt life in the financial hub of Mumbai on Wednesday, officials said. At least nine people were swept away in flash floods in the eastern coastal state of Orissa overnight, taking the death toll in the state and neighboring Jharkhand to 33. The heavy monsoon showers also damaged hundreds of hectares of rice paddy. Landslides and flooding killed eight people in the...

2006-05-28 06:02:13

By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy rain sweeping across Bangladesh over the past two days has raised hopes for an early monsoon that weather experts say will boost agriculture. "The country is ready to welcome the monsoon about two weeks before the usual start in the middle of June," said a meteorologist in Cox's Bazar resort town on Sunday. The resort on the Bay of Bengal and nearby areas in southeastern Bangladesh recorded 350 mm (14 inches) of rain since Friday, he said....

2006-05-28 03:54:00

DHAKA (Reuters) - Heavy rain sweeping across Bangladesh over the past two days has raised hopes for an early monsoon that weather experts say will boost agriculture. "The country is ready to welcome the monsoon about two weeks before the usual start in the middle of June," said a meteorologist in Cox's Bazar resort town on Sunday. The resort on the Bay of Bengal and nearby areas in southeastern Bangladesh recorded 350 mm (14 inches) of rain since Friday, he said. Neighbouring...

2006-05-20 01:17:38

KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - Lightning strikes and falling trees have killed 20 people in pre-monsoon storms which lashed two Indian states, officials said on Saturday. At least 12 people died in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh and eight others were struck dead by lightning in West Bengal on Friday, they said. In West Bengal, five of the deaths occurred on the banks of Fulahar river, about 380 km (237 miles) north of state capital Kolkata. The South West monsoon, the lifeline for...

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2006-01-19 13:22:19

TANEGASHIMA, Japan -- First, a technical glitch forced the launch date to be set back. Then a thunderstorm came in and hit this remote island in southern Japan with buckets of rain and howling winds. Fighting to get back on schedule after a fiery failure two years ago and running well behind China is Asia's budding space race, Japan's space agency is praying for sunshine - and a little bit of luck. "Weather is our main problem right now, but you have to always keep the other possible...

2005-12-02 11:25:00

Santa Barbara, Calif. -- Against the backdrop of the Montreal Summit on global climate being held this week, an article on African droughts and monsoons, by a University of California, Santa Barbara scientist and others, which appears in the December issue of the journal Geology, underlines concern about the effects of global climate change. Tropical ocean temperatures and land vegetation have an important effect on African monsoon systems, explains first author Syee Weldeab, a...


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Post Weather Report From August 2, 2012
2012-08-03 11:43:48

Four major events occurred yesterday, the first being the formation of Tropical Storm Ernesto, which is now located just east of the Windward Islands with winds near 45 knots. The second was the heat in the Southern Plains as many places saw temps over 100F with heat index values near 105-110 for the region. High temperatures are again one of the main story makers across the country. 100 degree temperatures continue to plague Texas and Oklahoma. Eleven out of the last 14 days in...

Post Weather Report From September 5, 2012
2012-09-06 08:00:50

September 5: The southwest was encompassed in the monsoon rains yesterday bringing areas of flash flooding to portions of Arizona. Another smaller but large flooding event occurred along the Mississippi Gulf Coast where places in Jackson County received 7inches of rainfall in 2 1/2hours which lead to large flooding problems of already saturated grounds from Isaac-1. The heat persisted in Eastern Texas and into Louisiana and northward into Arkansas as some places felt temps hit the100’s with...

Black Hills Of South Dakota And Their Impacts On The Weather/Climate
2012-07-17 23:01:25

Located in the white circle is the Black Hills. The black hills are unique in that they are the highest point east of the Rockies as they extend higher than the entire Appalachians. The weather associated with this feature is impressive. If you travel about 30 miles east of the slopes you will find vast plains, however these plains could be classified as desert. The reason is that this region is part of the rain shadow of the hills meaning most of the moisture is stuck west in the...

Topographic Features Impact On The Weather
2012-07-10 20:45:32

The first topographic feature that I would like to talk about today is the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky mountains with their rugged terrain and high elevation can really become a large impact on weather patterns in the United States. First, the Rockies provide the Central Plains with the cold air aloft that is needed in the formation of severe weather to include tornadoes. Secondly, the Rocky mountains act as a barrier for any large weather system that moves onshore along the Pacific...

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