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2009 – The Year of Mammatus

For the past week, memebers of Storm Chasing SA have been following the development and forecasts of a cut-off low that was forecast to make landfall in Cape Town today Sunday the 11 October 2009. For the past 5 days the forecasts have been extremely mixed and went from Thundershowers to rain, to thundershowers back to rain and eventually thunderstorms did develop.…

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Storm Chasers Season 3

For those who don’t know, Storm Chasers- the Discovery Channel storm chasing series featuring Reed Timmer and Joel Taylor from www.tornadovideos.net is back for a third season. The first episode of the third season aired in the United States this week and will be followed with a likely `nother 5-6 episodes.…

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Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts – Produces Amazing Photographs
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Chile’s Calbuco Volcano Erupts – Produces Amazing Photographs

Chile’s Calbuco volcano, located near Peurto Montt erupted this week, sending a plume of ash into the sky. The eruption, which caused the evacuation of around 4000 people, left photographers in the area with mixed feelings. Despite the chaos and fear associated with volcanic eruptions, some volcanoes offer a treat to the eyes.…

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Tropical Storm Joalane Set To Become Cyclone
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Tropical Storm Joalane Set To Become Cyclone

Some tropical news closer to home this week with the development of Tropical Storm Joalane, which is currently at Severe Tropical Storm strength to the east of Madagascar. Joalane has been steadily strengthening over the past few days as it’s moved slowly to the west.…

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Maysak Becomes Season’s First Super Typhoon
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Maysak Becomes Season’s First Super Typhoon

A few days ago a post was made on Tropical Storm Maysak and the potential it posed to make it to Super Typhoon status. Yesterday that milestone was reached when Maysak was assigned Super Typhoon status and at the time of publication was moving WNW with 160mph / 260km/h (1-minute average) winds. …

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Tropical Storm Maysak – Future Super Typhoon?
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Tropical Storm Maysak – Future Super Typhoon?

The Pacific Ocean is currently playing host to a newly developed tropical storm system named Maysak. Tropical Storm Maysak is currently located East-Southeast of the island of Guam. Over the course of the next 5 days the storm is expected to move West-Northwest, with increasing wind speeds as it moves over areas of low shear and favourable sea surface temperatures (as is often the case with Pacific storms).…

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