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Going to just add a list of Tornados, TSs and Hurricanes since June 12, 2012

June 12, 2012 Monster storms: southern half of Western Australia braces for second cyclonic 125km/h blast

June 15, 2012  Hurricane Carlotta threatens Mexico

June 15, 2012  Super Typhoon Guchol forecasted to strike Japan at about 18:00 GMT on 19 June – cutting a path through the heart of Tokyo

June 18 UPDATE  Carlotta kills 3, dumps torrential rains on Mexico

June 18, UPDATE  Guchol Takes Aim on Japan may make landfall Wednesday

June 20, 2012 Tropical Storm Talim expected to graze China

June 23. 2012 NASA sees tropical trouble in S. G of Mexico

June 24, 2012 Tropical Storm Debby to bring torrential rain and flooding to U.S. Gulf coast

June 25, 2012 Storm chasers track supercell and large tornado in South Dakota with softball size hail

June 26,2012 UPDATE Tropical Storm Debbie breaks record with early Debut  <<<thanks ep

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More insight into a Derecho. Interesting, this time of year (end of June beginning of July) seems to be it's time to occur... Be sure to go through the information and see when this has happened in the past.

Complete list of Derecho Storms are in the article.



Thanks Path  :)

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Poland shocked by tornadoes, one dead

Warsaw  July 15, 2012

"(Reuters) - A freak wave of tornadoes ripped through northern Poland on Sunday, wrecking houses and swathes of forest and leaving one person dead and another 10 injured.

Tornadoes are not unknown in the European Union's largest eastern country but the scope and power of Sunday's twisters was unusual and comes in a summer already marked by flash floods, hailstorms and gales."


"Trees were uprooted, buildings damaged and power lines downed, while some 550 hectares of woodlands in the Tuchola Forest area were flattened.

"I saw a black column coming our way," an injured inhabitant of the Wycinki village, whose farm was destroyed by the tornado told state television. "It carried everything away with it ... birds, debris, sucked up water from the lake."


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The Tornado Drought

July 30, 2012


"In the United States, July 2012 saw one of the lowest numbers of tornadoes on record since 1951.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported 12 "preliminary" tornadoes in the month of July, a number which usually drops after the administration investigates the actual counts. Last July, however, a total of 103 tornadoes were counted, which is even lower than the three-year average between 2009-2011 of 122 tornadoes.

"It's hard to compare this July to other Julys for tornadoes because it's so far below what we've seen historically," Research Meteorologist at NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory Harold Brooks said."

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Tropical Storm Florence joins Ernesto in Atlantic

Jamaica on alert as forecast calls for Ernesto becoming hurricane

"After a lull in the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, Tropical Storm Florence formed on Saturday, joining Ernesto as both moved west on paths that could eventually take them to the U.S. coast."

"Florence has sustained winds up to 45 mph, the National Hurricane Center reported.

It was still in the deep Atlantic, but on a path towards the Caribbean.

Ernesto was packing sustained winds of 50 mph and should pass south of Jamaica on Sunday, the center stated. "Ernesto is forecast to become a hurricane ... in a day or two," it added.

After Jamaica, which issued a tropical storm warning, Ernesto will likely head toward Grand Cayman, arriving Monday, and then Cancun/Cozumel in Mexico on Wednesday, reported. added it was "unclear whether Ernesto poses a threat to the U.S. late next week."

On Friday, the storm swept over the tiny island of St. Lucia.

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Thanks for the info,Breezy!

We are already up to f in hurricanes.


I have been following hurricanes for a long time,been through a few of them,so I keep a close eye on them.

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China evacuates 450,000 after Philippines turned into 'waterworld' by Typhoon Haikui

Shanghai and the nearby coastal province Zhejiang have evacuated 456,000 people as China prepares for its third typhoon in less than a week.

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Typhoon Haikui Kills 4, Affects Millions

Typhoon Haikui left 4 people dead and forced more than 2.14 million people to be relocated by 4 p.m. Thursday in east China's Shanghai municipality and Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Anhui provinces, according to statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs.

In Shanghai, the typhoon has left 2 dead and affected 361,000 people, the ministry said, adding that 50 houses were destroyed and 700 others damaged.

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Tropical Storm Helene slams Mexico; Hurricane Gordon heads for Azores

August 18, 2012

"Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET: Tropical Storm Helene made landfall off the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday and weakened into a tropical depression as it plowed up Mexico's east coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

The depression was about 15 miles south-southwest of Tampico and had maximum sustained winds of 35 miles per hour, the NHC said.

As Helene weakened, tropical storm warnings were discontinued on the Mexican coast, although it was expected to produce three to six inches of rain in the states of Veracruz and Tamaulipas."


The National Hurricane Center said Gordon had maximum sustained winds of 75 mph and was headed east at 18 mph.

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Typhoon Kai-Tak kills nine in Vietnam

August 19, 2012

"At least nine people were killed, thousands of homes damaged and swathes of farmland flooded as Typhoon Kai-Tak swept across northern Vietnam, authorities said Sunday.

The storm, which made landfall late Friday, brought strong winds and heavy rains that inundated several densely populated communities including part of the capital Hanoi.

Five people were swept away by floodwaters while one woman died when a landslide buried her house while she was sleeping in Bac Giang province, according to the government's central committee on flood and storm control."


"More than 11,000 boats, including several hundred used by tourists at the UNESCO world heritage site Halong Bay, were ordered to stay close to the shore.

The storm, which earlier killed four people in the Philippines, was packing winds of about 100 kilometres (62 miles) per hour when it slammed into Vietnam, but it was downgraded to a tropical depression on Saturday."

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Nine waterspouts spotted on Lake Michigan;

forecasters say more possible Sunday

August 18, 2012

By Garrett Ellison

"UPDATE: The National Weather Service is now reporting nine waterspouts from two separate storms were witnessed on Lake Michigan.

SOUTH HAVEN, MI — Waterspouts have been spotted over Lake Michigan today and forecasters say it’s possible more could spawn tonight and Sunday night.

The National Weather Service said three of the tornado-like vortices were reported to them shortly before noon on Saturday, by people who were out on a fishing boat in Lake Michigan this morning.

The spouts were spotted about 24 miles west of the South Haven lighthouse.


The water in that part of the lake, the widest part of Lake Michigan, is about 72 degrees, he said. Winds in spout areas often reach 40 to 60 mph. Boaters or swimmers are advised to seek shelter when they are spotted.

Waterspouts are relatively rare, but have been seen already this summer off Holland.

Related: 'Ingredients were just right' for Holland waterspouts, experts explain


Tonight and Sunday night, the air over Wisconsin and Michigan will cool again, said Moreno, and the situation that produced the spouts could be repeated,

National Weather Service offices in Milwaukee, Gaylord and Chicago are forecasting waterspouts on Sunday, he said.

"Tomorrow is better because we have a cold front coming south. The convection will be deeper and that will encourage more in the way of waterspouts.”

I don't see any news of any waterspouts that developed on Sunday...

WOW from August 11, 2012...missed this one somehow..DULUTH MINNESOTA'S FIRST TORNADO from a waterspout that reached land..

Waterspout reaches land to become Duluth, Minn.'s first tornado on record

By Johnny Kelly

"The National Weather Service confirms what is said to be the first tornado to touchdown in Duluth, Minn. on record.

The NWS says a waterspout developed at approximately 11 a.m. CDT Thursday, two miles offshore from Duluth's Sky Harbor Airport over Superior Bay.

The waterspout then turned into a tornado as it tracked briefly onshore at Minnesota Point across from Sky Harbor Airport.


The tornado then went back into the bay as a waterspout before briefly turning into a tornado for a second time as it came onshore at Barker's Island, where it finally dissipated around 11:20 a.m. CDT."

The tornado was rated an EF-0 on the enhanced fujita scale, with winds from 65 to 85 mph. No damage was reported.


According to Carol Christenson, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the NWS, there hasn't been a tornado in our city limits in recorded history, Northland NewsCenter reports.


The NWS says it appears the waterspout turned tornado developed near an inflection point along the leading edge of a strong surge of northeast winds and or small scale frontal boundary, which were enhanced by the very warm Lake Superior water temperatures."

Will also add this link, because they have videos of Tornadoes/Waterspouts from this past week in...Michigan, Ukraine, and Poland..

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Typhoon Tembin might make landfall Thursday

Tropical Storm Tembin (??) has been upgraded to a typhoon and is likely to turn northwest toward Taiwan today, the Central Weather Bureau said yesterday.

If the typhoon turns as forecast, its eye may make landfall on Taiwan's east coast.


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Isaac lashes Caribbean as it heads toward Florida

August 23, 2012

"Tropical Storm Isaac churned toward the Dominican Republic and Haiti on Thursday, threatening to strengthen into a hurricane that could take a shot at Florida just as the Republicans gather for their national convention.

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The storm dumped heavy rain across eastern and southern Puerto Rico and whipped up waves as high as 10 feet (3 meters) in the Caribbean as it moved through the region.

U.S. forecasters said Isaac could become a Category 1 hurricane Friday as it approaches the island of Hispaniola, which is shared by the Dominican Republic and Haiti. It was expected to weaken a little while crossing over Haiti and the eastern two-thirds of Cuba.

The storm was projected to head toward Florida as a hurricane by Monday, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said some forecast models predict it could go farther west into the Gulf of Mexico, so "significant uncertainty remains about the threat Isaac poses to Florida."

Two typhoons to hit coastal areas


August 23, 2012

By Wang Qian  (China Daily)

width=500 height=332[/img]A worker tapes the window of a convenience store in Hualien, Taiwan province, on Wednesday, in preparation for typhoon Tembin. (Photo/China Daily

"Two powerful typhoons are heading toward China, putting the weather-beaten nation on alert again after four storms have caused landfalls across the country since the start of August.

"Typhoons Tembin and Bolaven may have a combined impact on coastal areas in the coming 10 days," Zhang Chang'an, chief forecaster at the China Meteorological Administration, said on Wednesday.

Both storms are strengthening, with Bolaven expected to be the strongest typhoon to hit China this year if it lands in the country, Zhang said, adding that the storm will bring maximum winds of 220 km/h."

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I really don't think that chinese duct tape is going to help much for the windows with winds predicted to be 220 km/h. :P

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The amazing image that shows every hurricane and tropical storm since 1851

Reveals every extreme weather event since records began

Shows unique 'bottom up' view of the earth, with Antarctica in the middle of the image

Mark Prigg

August 24, 2012

It is an astonishing view of the swirling paths hurricanes and tropical storms have taken across the globe.

This amazing image was created by designer John Nelson, and shows data of every recorded event since 1851.

It also offers a unique perspective of the earth from the bottom up - with Antarctica in the middle, the Americas on the right and Asia on the left

article-0-14ACC525000005DC-317_964x606.jpgAn astonishing new map reveals all of the world's hurricanes and intense weather events since 1951 in a single image.  (sorry the title says 1851, the pic says 1951, obviously a mistake)

Mapmaker Nelson, the user experience and mapping manager for IDV Solutions, a data visualization company, claims the unique view was the best way to tell the story of the data.

When I put it onto a rectangular map it was neat looking, but a little bit disappointing,' Nelson told OurAmazingPlanet.

But the unorthodox, bottom-up perspective allowed the curving paths the storms make across the world's oceans to shine, he said.

See more  thanks Icanseeatoms

Tornado tracks

width=500 height=275[/img]61 years of tornado tracks: The map, by John Nelson of IDV Solutions, shows the path of the violent storms, with the brightness of the lines indicating the intensity

The map, which uses U.S. Government data of where tornadoes 'touched down' between 1950 and 2011, has spread around the world in the last few weeks.

Fuelled by the success of this map, the creator is looking to bring out a new, interactive version, which will include 2012's data and allow you to filter the map by strength, year, location, seasons and other factors.

For more about John's maps, visit the IDV blog.

Love these maps...

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Geeze I had this one in the wrong  place....dang...well, here it is now...

Above 45 Killed by Typhoon in the Philippines

August 6, 2012


"Manila, Aug 6 (Prensa Latina) More than 45 people died and six others missing due to Typhoon Saola in the northern region of Philippines, reported on Monday the National Center for Disaster Prevention.

  The rains and flooding caused further serious damage to 74 roads, 7, 000 homes and the evacuation of about 200, 000 people still housed in improvised centers, according to the press.

Landslides and overflowing dam flooded much of Manila, the capital, especially in the areas near the sea, other media reported as Rappler website.

Between May and November, during rainy season in the Philippines, the archipelago is hit by an average of 15 to 20 typhoons that affect the entire region of Southeast Asia."

South Florida on alert as Tropical Storm Isaac exits Haiti, killing 3

120825-haiti-hmed-9a.photoblog600.jpgResidents wade through a waist-deep flooded street in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Saturday as Tropical Storm Issac battered island.

"August 25, 2012 – PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – At least three people died in Haiti as Tropical Storm Isaac triggered mudslides and flooding there before heading back over water and towards Cuba. Isaac should become a Category 1 hurricane on Sunday just as it nears the Florida Keys, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, and then grow into an even stronger Category 2 storm.

“Hurricane conditions are expected in the hurricane warning area in southwest Florida and the Florida Keys on Sunday,” the center said in a Saturday morning advisory. Gov. Rick Scott on Saturday declared a state of emergency to make sure local and state agencies would be ready. "

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Get out now! 53,000 people ordered to evacuate Louisiana as 'CATEGORY TWO hurricane' Isaac prepares to strike Gulf Coast seven years to the day since Katrina devastated New Orleans

Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana declare state of emergency as storm approaches

Winds topping 100mph expected to hit Florida Keys

Category Two hurricane could land near New Orleans on Wednesday

Eight people killed in flooding in Haiti; 10-year-old girl killed there when storm caused a wall to fall on her

Storm hit Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Cuba

Hundreds of flights cancelled across Florida

Republican convention in Tampa postponed on Monday and Tuesday


PUBLISHED: 05:49, 25 August 2012 | UPDATED: 13:00, 27 August 2012

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Tens of thousands of Louisiana residents have been ordered to evacuate as Tropical Storm Isaac picks up strength in the Gulf of Mexico - and it may strike seven years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the same area.

More than 50,000 residents of the St. Charles Parish in southeast Louisiana have been told to leave ahead of Isaac, which is currently churning in the Gulf.

Gov Bobby Jindal suggested that anyone in low-lying parts of the state's coastal parishes evacuate, while mandatory evacuations were also enforced in the lower areas of the Alabama coast on Monday.

Not a great place to be in right now, what with the california EQs and all and also the EL SALVADOR EQs . Be safe all.


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Raw Video: Space Station View of Isaac

August 28, 2012

Published on Aug 28, 2012 by AssociatedPress

A camera on the International Space Station captured Hurricane Isaac from 253 miles above the earth as it approached the southeast coast of Louisiana. Forecasters say Isaac's effects could reach out 200 miles from its center.

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Links for Hurricane Isaac information...

Why Hurricane Isaac Is Moving So Slowly

Hurricane Isaac breaks levee near sodden New Orleans

75 rescued in Plaquemines Parish - 25 still stranded

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