ROTA/ Guam /Mariana Islands: Tropical Storm HALONG (11W) 291200Z near 13.0N 147.5E, moving NW slowly (RSMC Tokyo) – Published 290714 1305z (UTC)

Tropical Storm HALONG (11W) …TROPICAL STORM HALONG CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN…NWS GUAM A TYPHOON WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR ROTA. TYPHOON CONDITIONS INCLUDING DESTRUCTIVE WINDS OF 75 MPH OR MORE ARE EXPECTED WITHIN 24 HOURS. A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR GUAM…TINIAN AND SAIPAN. TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS INCLUDING DAMAGING WINDS OF 39 … Continue reading

UK SEVERE WEATHER and FLOOD WARNINGS – Updated 28 July 2014 1852z (GMT/UTC)

*UK* Met Office East of England Yellow Warning London & South East England Yellow Warning (see below) NO Flood Warnings currently, none in Scotland at 19:37 on 28 Jul 2014 BST 1 Flood Alerts , none in Scotland at 19:37 on 28 Jul 2014 BST *Europe Severe Weather Warnings* Meteoalarm Red Warnings: GERMANY AND POLAND Meteoalarm Orange … Continue reading

Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression GENEVIEVE 261500Z near 12.2N 137.0W, moving W at 4 knots (NHC) – Updated 260714 1638z (UTC)

Tropical Depression GENEVIEVE 07E (One of 4 weather systems currently in the Eastern Pacific) …GENEVIEVE BECOMES A TROPICAL DEPRESSION…NHC 000 WTPZ32 KNHC 261431 TCPEP2 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION GENEVIEVE ADVISORY NUMBER 6 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP072014 800 AM PDT SAT JUL 26 2014 …GENEVIEVE BECOMES A TROPICAL DEPRESSION… SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT…1500 … Continue reading

Ireland: 13-year-old boy drowned at reservoir in Drogheda, highlighting the dangers of swimming in areas without lifeguards – Published 240714 2200z

Irish Coast Guard: Tough call out for emergency services today including Coast Guard units from Drogheda and Rescue 116. RIP. Boyne Fishermans Rescue and Recovery: “24:07:2014 Drowning accident at reservoir The Boyne Fishermen’s Rescue & Recovery Service where alerted to a accident today at 16.30 hrs. The call reported a possible drowning accident in the … Continue reading

China/ Taiwan: Tropical Storm Matmo (10W): 240600Z near 29.1N 117.9E, moving N at 25kmh(13knots) (RSMC Tokyo) – Updated 240714 0745z (UTC)

Tropical Storm  1410 (MATMO) ( RSMC Tokyo) Tropical Storm  201410 (MATMO) (CWB Taiwan)  Tropical Storm 10W (MATMO)(TWC) Bagyong Henry (#HenryPH) in Philippines RSMC Tokyo (Lead agency in this area) TS 1410 (MATMO) Issued at 06:45 UTC, 24 July 2014 <Analyses at 24/06 UTC> Scale – Intensity – Center position N29°05′(29.1°) E117°55′(117.9°) Direction and speed of … 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

Philippine Sea/ Philippines/ Taiwan: Tropical Depression Inday 291200Z near 18.3N 129.5E, moving W at 6 knots (RSMC Tokyo) – Published 290714 1625z (UTC)

Tropical Depression WP96 “INDAY” Tropical Depression “Inday” has maintained its strength as it moves in a west northwest direction – PAGASA (RSMC Tokyo is the lead agency in this area) TD Issued at 13:15 UTC, 29 July 2014 <Analyses at 29/12 UTC> Scale – Intensity – TD Center position N18°20′(18.3°) E129°30′(129.5°) Direction and speed of movement W … Continue reading

Eastern Pacific: Tropical Depression Eight-E (08E) 261500Z near 14.4N 107.3W, moving NW at 13 knots (NHC) – Updated 260714 1738z (UTC)

Tropical Depression Eight-E (08E) …TROPICAL DEPRESSION MOVING NORTHWESTWARD… …NO THREAT TO LAND…NHC 000 WTPZ33 KNHC 261431 TCPEP3 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT-E ADVISORY NUMBER 2 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP082014 800 AM PDT SAT JUL 26 2014 …TROPICAL DEPRESSION MOVING NORTHWESTWARD… …NO THREAT TO LAND… SUMMARY OF 800 AM PDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…14.4N 107.3W … Continue reading

China: City of Yumen sealed off, 151 people quarantined, after Bubonic Plague death – Published 230714 1111z

Plague kills man in NW China LANZHOU, July 18 (Xinhua) — A 38-year-old man in northwest China’s Gansu Province has died of plague, local authorities said. The case was reported in Yumen City under the jurisdiction of Jiuquan City, the Jiuquan government said on Thursday. The man, who died on Wednesday, had been in contact … Continue reading

Caribbean/Lesser Antilles: Tropical Depression Two: 221500Z near 12.6N 48.0W, moving W at 15 knots (NHC FL) – Published 220714 1840z (UTC)

Tropical Depression Two …DEPRESSION MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD.. ….INTERESTS IN THE LESSER ANTILLES SHOULD MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM..NHC 000 WTNT32 KNHC 221433 TCPAT2 BULLETIN TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO ADVISORY NUMBER 4 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL022014 1100 AM AST TUE JUL 22 2014 …DEPRESSION MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD… SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION … Continue reading

What is a MCS (Mesoscale convective system) ? Find out here!

What is a MCS (Mesoscale convective system) ? Find out here!

Originally posted on James' Weather Blog:
Sometimes a group of strong thunderstorms can organise themselves into an MCS, which produces a very characteristic radar and satellite signature. If they reach certain requirements (Cloud temp and size, along with duration), they can be classified as a MCC (Mesoscale convective complex). Good shear/CAPE/moisture are fundamentals. Here are…

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