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The South African Weather Service Amendment Bill

As I am sure many of you know if you’ve been keeping an eye on the news, the new South African Weather Service Amendment Bill which seeks to censor sites like this, has come under great scrutiny. Personally, I think it’s great that so many large names are getting behind the cause to fight a bill that would censor areas that people don’t really think of all that often.…

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Acid Rain Email

Lately there has been an email circulating around that warns of ‘acid rain between the 20th and 28th’, this email is not a new one and originally began circulating at the beginning of the year in January. The thing is, the email uses the wording ‘this month’ and doesn’t specify a month so there is no way for the email to grow ‘stale’ as it spreads and people think it’s warning for whatever month they’re in.…

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Snow Throughout South Africa

As the final cold front exits the country the Western Cape is cleaning up the damage caused from large swells, heavy rains and strong winds. Though the rough seas and the rainfall was the primary focus in the Western Cape, along the Southern Cape Coast the winds were more of a concern with extremely strong wind gusts measured.…

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Tropical Update

In the previous article I was discussing what was then Hurricane Irene and her progression towards the East Coast of the United States. For a quick meteorological summary of Irene from that point onwards, after pounding the Bahamas where she is reported to have damaged as much as 90% of housing on one of the islands, Hurricane Irene moved towards the East Coast.…

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Hurricane Irene – A US Threat

While local weather over the past week has been far from dead, it’s the tropical Atlantic that has had the vast majority of my attention. For those not following the Atlantic hurricane seasons, 2005 was a monster year which beat almost every record and saw the names list being brought into the Greek alphabet, 2005 also spawned the unforgetable Hurricane Katrina, which I was also tracking for days prior to it’s formation.…

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26-28 April 2011 Tornado Outbreak – United States

It’s been a rough Spring so far for the confederate states in regards to severe weather. A mere 2 weeks ago Mississippi found itself in the firing line of a severe weather system which was producing some damaging tornadoes which ended up causing havoc in the town of Jackson.…

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Tornado Alley IMAX Release

You have no doubt, by now already heard of the hit Discovery Channel program Storm Chasers. This series has been around since 2007 when it first made its television debut, prior to it’s release I had heard lots of talk about the show and having recorded previous severe weather shows religiously on VHS tape from the television this was going to be a dream come true for me.…

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2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Gets First Spark
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2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season Gets First Spark

While we’re still more than 2 months away from the official opening of the 2011 hurricane season in the Atlantic, the weather is starting to get a little interesting already. While Spring has just started showing in North America, we already have an invest in the Atlantic off the African coast.…

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2010 Hurricane Season in Full Swing

After what has been an extremely slow start to the Atlantic hurricane season things finally seem to be kicking into gear. The usual trend took place for the season though, with the first few storms of the season developing near the CONUS, primarily in the Gulf and Caribbean.…

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Tropical Storm Alex Forms

The first named storm of the Atlantic 2010 season has formed. The system, previously allocated as Invest 93L has spent quite some time lingering around the Caribbean not really doing much at all, causing some frustration to those hurricane tracking weather enthusiasts.…

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Welcome to Hurricane Season 2010

And June is upon us again, and for those of us who track hurricanes this means one thing… TRACKING TIME! The 1st June marks the official opening of the Atlantic hurricane season, and while tropical cyclonic storms are present in various areas of the world throughout the year, the Atlantic storms are the ones with the most media attention, as these are the storms that impact the United States.…

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Active Hurricane Season Likely

As hurricane season gets closer and closer a picture is being painted of what can be expected, and for those who like tracking it looks like good news, but for those living along the United States Alantic coastline and the Caribbean it is not looking good.…

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Tornado Season Starting With A Bang

After quite a few days of Moderate Risk tornado issues for the central plains and surrounding areas, today saw the  National Weather Service in the United States issue the highest possible risk level. And with reason, the conditions were perfect for tornado development.…

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