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Autumn is Here
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Autumn is Here

The summer is essentially over, sure we are likely to see a few more twitches before the rigor mortis sets in, but overall the patterns will begin to change to that of a more wintery nature. Though with that said, for many of us in the Western Cape, we never really got any summer rainfall at all, while we’re in a Mediterranean climate and we get our typical rainfall from cold fronts in the winter, each summer there’s usually at least 5 or so troughs which dig deep enough to provide us with some tropical rains – this year there has been a distinct lack of such weather.…

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Duduza, East Rand Tornado!

Following hot on the heels of the Ficksburg tornado incident, there are now pictures coming through on social networking sites of a large, strong tornado which apparently hit Duduza in the East Rand earlier this evening. I cannot comment on the validity of the claims but the pictures look to be real, despite their low quality, likely due to being captured on a cell phone.…

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Heavy Rains Soak Cape Town

A cold front arrived in Cape Town late between Saturday 11 July 2009 and early on Sunday morning. The model runs prior to this event continued to show only moderate rainfall totals, though this was not the case as I personally measured 91mm in a 24 hour period in Somerset West.…

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Slow Sart to 2009 Hurricane Season

The 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season officially began on the first of June, and we are yet to experience a named storm. Many people may be wondering why this is occuring, we can quickly look at the weather pattern currently in the United States.…

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Mammatus Clouds in New York

http://www.youtube.com/v/Mea9jXGG7XU In similar fashion as to what happened in Cape Town just a few months ago, the media was all over the skies again- but this time in New York. People were rushing out of hotels and apartments into the streets to take pictures of the rare mammatus clouds which at sunset lit up creating an unusual and ominus feel.…

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Vortex 2 Intercept

2009 saw the beginning of Vortex 2, the largest tornado research experiment in history. The Vortex project brings together scientists from all over the United States as they team up various radars, probes and other measuring instruments. The first Vortex project was held in the mid 90s and has been 15 years until the initiation of Vortex 2.…

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General Update

Storm Chasers / Spotters Database   It is an ambition of mine to create a database of storm chasers, spotters and even just severe weather photographers and publish it on the site. This will help in actively expanding storm chasing and helping chasers locate possible chase partners close to them.…

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First Invest of 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season

UPDATE Invest 90L has been deactivated due to the circulation being absorbed by another system. One should keep monitoring the waters around Florida over the next few days as the development of a second low looks quite possible. The first invest of the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season was issued today, Monday 18th May 2009.…

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13 May 2009 Tornadoes – United States

The Storm Prediction Center issued a moderate risk area for the states of MO, IN, IL and parts of OK. Early on the 13 May 2009 evening conditions became ripe for tornado development, especially in MO, where there were numerous tornado reports.…

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American Tornado Intercepts – 29 April 2009

Tornadovideos.net chasers managed to intercept some great supercell structures in a slight risk day in Texas state. In the evening hours a storm dropped some amazing tornadoes infront of severeal storm chasers including David Drummond and Reed Timmer. Below is a video taken from Reed and the TVN crew.…

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US Tornado Outbreak – 26 April 2009

The ingredients were looking good for storm developing for days leading up till the 26th with dew points touching 70’F and good shear profiles with CAPE and EHI indexes all looking decent for tornado development. Early on the 26th the Storm Prediction Center issued a rare “High Risk” alert for parts of the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma reaching up to Kansas.…

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