Taiwan/ China: Typhoon Matmo (10W) 221500Z, near 23.0N 121.6E, moving NW at 09 knots(JTWC) – Updated 220714 1441z (UTC)

Typhoon Matmo (10W) (Equivalent to a CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) Bagyong Henry (#HenryPH) in Philippines RSMC Tokyo (Lead agency in this area) TY 1410 (MATMO) Issued at 12:50 UTC, 22 July 2014 <Analyses at 22/12 UTC> Scale – Intensity Strong Center position N22°25′(22.4°) E122°00′(122.0°) Direction and speed of movement NW … Continue reading

France: Tornado kills 2 campers in Ardèche and Gard. 16 injured across Rhone-Alpes – Published 210714 1920z (UTC)

Two campers died when a tornado ripped through neighbouring campsites in Ardèche and Gard yesterday, on a weekend that saw much of France battered by storms. A 50-year-old camper was killed when the tornado touched down at a campsite in Saint-Just d’Ardèche, causing trees to fall on dozens of tents. And a 46-year-old woman was … Continue reading

UK SEVERE WEATHER and FLOOD WARNINGS – Updated 19 July 2014 1430z (GMT/UTC)

*UK* UK Met Office AMBER WARNING of RAIN for much of England and east Wales. Valid from 0015 on Saturday 19th July until 2345 on Saturday 19th July. YELLOW EARLY WARNINGS of RAIN (see below) TORRO CONVECTIVE DISCUSSION Valid until 23:00GMT on Saturday 19th July 2014 See below 3 Flood Warnings currently, 0 in Scotland … Continue reading

Hainan/ China/ Vietnam: Typhoon Rammasun/ Glenda (09W): 181800Z near 21.0N 109.4E, moving NW at 20kmh (11kt)(JMA) – Updated 180714 2012z (UTC)

THIS IS NOW OUT OF DATE Typhoon Rammasun/Glenda was from 17 to 19 July 2014 Typhoon Rammasun/Glenda (09W) (Equivalent to a CATEGORY 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) TY 1409 (RAMMASUN) (JMA) Rammasun has rapidly intensified into a Category 4 Super Typhoon (1-min sustained winds) and is now affecting Hainan and other parts of Southern China. … Continue reading

South China Sea/ Philipines/ Luzon/ China/ Vietnam: Typhoon Rammasun/ Glenda (09W): 160900Z near 15.4N 118.0E, moving WNW at 20 knots (JMA) moving towards Bajo De Masinloc, Zambales (PAGASA) – Updated 160714 1153z (UTC)

NOW OUT OF DATE LATEST HERE http://wp.me/p2k2mU-2NX Typhoon Rammasun/Glenda (09W) (Equivalent to a CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) TY 1409 (RAMMASUN) (JMA) Philipines: Typhoon “#GlendaPH ” is now over the West Philippine Sea moving towards Bajo De Masinloc, Zambales (PAGASA) GUAM NO active tropical cyclones at this time Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:03:34 ChST … Continue reading

UK: Public warned about the dangers of ‘tombstoning’ – Published 080714 2115z

Police, Coastguards and councils are warning the public about the dangers of ‘tombstoning’ in Dorset.   Young thrillseekers have been putting their lives at risk by jumping into the sea from a great height – often from the top of cliffs.   There have been reports of youngsters jumping off the East pier at West … Continue reading

Kyushu/ Okinawa/ Japan: Typhoon NEOGURI 08W/ FLORITA (=CAT3-SS) 081700Z nr 28.8N 125.7E, moving N at 13 knots (JMA) Leaving Southern Japanese islands, heading toward Kyushu (WestPacWx) – Updated 080714 1830z (UTC)

TYPHOON NEOGURI 1408 (JMA) (Equivalent to a CATEGORY 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) TYPHOON 08W (NEOGURI) (JTWC) Typhoon Neoguri is leaving behind the southern Japanese islands Tuesday night and now sets its eyes ahead towards the southern coast of Kyushu.(WestPacWx) 25 People injured in Okinara, 2 died at sea in Western Japan (NHK) … Continue reading

UK: London hero plunged into River Thames to save distressed man – Praised by Tower RNLI Lifeboat crew – Published 070714 1845z

A have-a-go hero plunged into the River Thames this morning to help a man who moments earlier had jumped from a bridge at the start of the capital’s rush hour.  Lifeboat crew members from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution launched just after 7am today after reports from London Coastguard that a man was in the … Continue reading

Children of Same-Sex Couples Happier, Healthier Than General Population

Originally posted on Queer Landia:
Photo via Shutterstock A recently conducted study from the University of Melbourne, in Australia, found that the children of same-sex couples fare better “than the general population on measures of general health and family cohesion.”  Now, if you’re like me, you may have heard of similar studies in the last…

Eastern Pacific/ Mexico: Tropical Depression DOUGLAS 04E: 051000Z near 23.2N 119.7W, moving NW at 8 knots (JTWC) – 050714 1255z

TROPICAL DEPRESSION DOUGLAS 04E …DOUGLAS WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION… THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.(NHC) (Image: wunderground.com) E Pacific Sea Surface Temp (Click image for source) (Image: wunderground.com) 5 day forecast (Click image for source) (Image: wunderground.com) Satellite (Click image for source) MEXICO Aviso de Tiempo Severo Aviso Cicl�n: Pac�fico Atl�ntico US … Continue reading

Canada/ US: Tropical Storm Arthur 01L now heading into SW Nova Scotia – warnings in effect – Updated 050714 1200z

Tropical Storm ARTHUR (AL01) ..ARTHUR LOSING TROPICAL CHARACTERISTICS… …WEATHER RAPIDLY DETERIORATING OVER WESTERN NOVA SCOTIA…  NHC A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR… * NOVA SCOTIA INCLUDING CAPE BRETON ISLAND * PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND * NEW BRUNSWICK FROM THE U.S./CANADA BORDER TO GRAND-ANSE HEAVY RAIN AND STRONG WINDS SPREADING INTO NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW … Continue reading

MEXICO: Tropical Storm ELIDA (05E) 302100Z 17.4N 104.2W, moving WNW nr 3 knots. TS Warning LAZARO CARDENAS to CABO CORRIENTES (NHC) – Updated 300614 2105z

Tropical Storm ELIDA …TROPICAL STORM ELIDA MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD PARALLEL TO THE COAST OF MEXICO… A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR… * LAZARO CARDENAS TO CABO CORRIENTES….(NHC)   MEXICO Aviso de Tiempo Severo Aviso Ciclón: Pacífico Atlántico 000 WTPZ35 KNHC 301917 TCPEP5 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ELIDA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 1A…CORRECTED NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER … Continue reading

Europe: Euro-forecaster Estofex issues Level 2 Storm Forecast for N Italy – Published 290614 1700z

Storm Forecast Storm Forecast Valid: Sun 29 Jun 2014 06:00 to Mon 30 Jun 2014 06:00 UTC Issued: Sun 29 Jun 2014 04:22 Forecaster: VAN DER VELDE A level 2 was issued for N Italy mainly for severe convective wind gusts, large hail and excessive convective precipitation. A level 1 was issued for parts of … Continue reading

France: Euro-forecaster Estofex issues Mesoscale Discussion – potential for tornadoes – Published 280614 1638z

Mesoscale Discussion Mesoscale Discussion Valid: Sat 28 Jun 2014 14:00 to Sat 28 Jun 2014 21:00 UTC Issued: Sat 28 Jun 2014 14:39 Forecaster: VAN DER VELDE …France to Southwestern Germany… A surface low pressure center lies currently (14Z) at the west coast of France (Bordeaux). A large Atlantic upper trough moves into the region … Continue reading

West Coast Tsunami Threat Being Assessed After 8.0 Alaska Earthquake

Originally posted on CBS San Francisco:
(CBS SF) — The threat of a tsunami in California and the west coast was still being assessed Monday afternoon following an 8.0 earthquake off Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, according to officials. The state Office of Emergency Services said on its Twitter feed that there was no warning or alert…

Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 earthquake in Alaska

Tsunami warning issued after 8.0 earthquake in Alaska

Originally posted on KFOR.com:
(CNN) — A tsunami warning has been issued for coastal Alaska following a 8.0-magnitude earthquake located about 15 miles from Little Sitkin Island, Alaska. The quake had a depth of 71 miles, and was expected to produce a “modest” tsunami, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. M8.0 earthquake 24km…

#AKwx #AK #Attu #Nikolski #Aleutians #Coast #Wx #US #News/ #TSUNAMI WARNING

TSUNAMI WARNING: EQ Mag 8 (upgraded) 30 miles NW of Amchitka, Alaska. http://wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/ Town of #Adak, #Alaska evacuates its 150 residents to shelter after #tsunami warning, official says. http://cnn.it/1iA3CVJ Tsunami warning for Alaska ends after quake. Wave about 7″ high. Ppl from Adak town gathered on nearby hill during warning – @CBCAlerts 2312utc

UK: Summer Solstice 2014 – Stonehenge – Published 210614 0900z

SUMMER SOLISTICE 2014 AN estimated 36,000 people in the UK have seen the sun rise at Stonehenge on the longest day in the northern hemisphere, with 25 arrested, largely for drugs-related offences. THE summer solstice has a long tradition of attracting people to monuments such as Stonehenge, where latter-day Druids gather to witness the sun … Continue reading

Bulgaria: About 12 -16 killed (reports vary), several missing after torrential rain and heavy floods hit Varna – Published 200614 1752z

Torrential rains and floods hit Bulgaria on Thursday, killing at least 10 people, cutting off electricity, blocking roads and sparking evacuations, officials said. Heavy rainfall in the Black Sea resort city of Varna triggered a flood wave late on Thursday in one of its low-laying suburbs that killed at least 10 people, the mayor of … Continue reading

Japan: Tropical Cyclone HAGIBIS 07W 171500Z nr 29.6N 131.9E, moving E at 34 knots (JTWC) – Updated 170614 1715z

Tropical Depression Hagibis 16 June 2014 to 18 June 2014 Tropical Storm HAGIBIS 1407 – JMA TROPICAL DEPRESSION 07W (HAGIBIS) – JTWC Weather Underground Tropical cyclones do not necessarily move along the lines connecting the centers of probability circles. Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km Currently valid Warnings/Advisories … Continue reading

Europe: ESTOFEX Storm Forecast: Level 2 for S Italy and Albania/Macedonia. Valid until Weds 180614 0600Z – Published 170614 1540z

Storm Forecast Storm Forecast Valid: Tue 17 Jun 2014 06:00 to Wed 18 Jun 2014 06:00 UTC Issued: Mon 16 Jun 2014 23:01 Forecaster: GATZEN A level 2 was issued for southern Italy and Albania/Macedonia mainly for large hail, severe wind gusts. A level 1 was issued for northern Tunisia, central and southern Italy, Adriatic … Continue reading

US: PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS SITUATION TORNADO Watch 303. WEST-CENTRAL IOWA , NORTH-CENTRAL AND NE NEBRASKA

Pilger, Nebraska, Takes Heavy Hit from Reported Tornado Particularly Dangerous Situation TORNADO Watch 303. Valid until: 06/17/2014 0300Z http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/watch/ww0303.html SEL3 URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED TORNADO WATCH NUMBER 303 NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK 310 PM CDT MON JUN 16 2014 THE NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS ISSUED A * TORNADO WATCH FOR PORTIONS … Continue reading

UK: RNLI Littlehampton lifeguards rescue mother and daughter being swept out to sea – Published 160614 1933z

RNLI lifeguards at Littlehampton today carried out their first rescue of the season when a mother and daughter where swept out to sea whilst using an inflatable. The drama occurred this afternoon (Saturday 14 June) as temperatures soared into the twenties and hundreds of visitors flocked to the South coast’s beaches. RNLI lifeguard Brittany Jones, … Continue reading

US: Dog attack victim, 3, allegedly asked to leave KFC as her scars were ‘disturbing customers’ – Published 160614 1240z

SKY NEWS 6:01am UK, Monday 16 June 2014 KFC ‘Asked Girl To Leave Over Scarred Face’ KFC agrees to pay $30,000 towards the medical bills of Victoria Welcher, who was badly injured in a pitbull attack in April. A fast food chain has launched an investigation after a three-year-old was allegedly asked to leave a … Continue reading

Eastern Pacific/ Mexico: Tropical Depression CHRISTINA 03E 151600Z nr 20.2N 113.3W, moving NW at 5 knots (JTWC) – Updated 150614 1725z

Post-Tropical Cyclone CHRISTINA 03E 09/6/2014 to 15/6/2014 Weather Underground (Image: wunderground.com) Post-Tropical Cyclone CHRISTINA (Click image for source)   WTPZ33 KNHC 151432 TCPEP3 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION CRISTINA ADVISORY NUMBER 25 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP032014 800 AM PDT SUN JUN 15 2014 …CRISTINA WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION… SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT…1500 … Continue reading