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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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Floods and Snow – June 2011

As predicted several days ago, the past few days have seen a variety of severe weather scenarios, all due to a cut-off low pressure system which developed early in the week in Namibia. The cut-off low’s first significant effects were felt on Tuesday 7th June 2011 when snowfall began in Namibia, a rare but not unheard of occurance.…

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Heavy Rains Continue in Cape Town

Heavy rains continued to pile onto already saturated ground on Monday the 13 July 2009, on the 12 July 2009 a 24 hour rainfall of 91mm was measured in Somerset West with a further 31mm falling between 7pm on July 12th and 7am on July 13th.…

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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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