Vietnam/ Laos/ Thailand: Tropical Storm SONCA 08W 25/0900Z nr 17.1°N 107.0°E, moving W 09 knots (CMA) – Published 25 Jul 2017 1257z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm SONCA 08W MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 250600Z IS 12 FEET (JTWC) Typhoon Message 20170725 17:17 National Meteorological Center No.306 Analysis Time: Jul. 25th 09 UTC Name of TC: SONCA Num. of TC: 1708 Current Location: 17.1°N 107.0°E Max. 10-min Wind Speed: 20m/s(72km/h) Central Pressure: 996hPa Radius of 34knots Winds: NE 90km SE … Continue reading

China/ Hong Kong/ Macau: Tropical Depression ROKE 10W 222100Z position nr 22.1N 115.7E, moving WNW 12 knots (JTWC) – Published 22 Jul 2017 1930z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression ROKE 10W MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 221800Z IS 12 FEET – JTWC Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Depression 10W (Roke) Warning #05 Issued at 22/2100Z   Google Earth Overlay   WTPN34 PGTW 222100 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 10W (ROKE) WARNING NR 005 … Continue reading

Hawaii/ Central Pacific: Tropical Storm Fernanda (06E) 202100Z near 18.2N 140.4W, moving W 11 knots (NHC) – Updated 20 Jul 2017 2120z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Fernanda (06E) …FERNANDA MOVES INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC….(NHC) Hawaii be aware! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 201200Z IS 17 FEET (JTWC) National Hurricane Center (FL) 000 WTPZ31 KNHC 202035 TCPEP1 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Fernanda Advisory Number 36 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP062017 200 PM PDT Thu Jul 20 2017 …FERNANDA MOVES … Continue reading

Vietnam/ Laos/ China: Severe Tropical Storm TALAS 06W 161200Z nr 18.5N 107.2E, moving WNW 12kt (JMA) – Published 16 Jul 2017 1410z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm TALAS 06W MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 160600Z IS 14 FEET (JTWC) STS 1704 (Talas) Issued at 12:50 UTC, 16 July 2017 <Analysis at 12 UTC, 16 July> Scale – Intensity – Center position N18°30′ (18.5°) E107°10′ (107.2°) Direction and speed of movement WNW 20 km/h (12 kt) Central pressure 990 hPa … Continue reading

Mexico/ US/ East Pacific/ Hurricane Eugene: 101000Z position nr 18.2N 116.7W, NW 08 kt (JTWC) – Updated 10 Jul 2017 1130z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Eugene (05E) …EUGENE GRADUALLY WEAKENING AS IT BEGINS TO MOVE OVER COOLER WATERS… …HIGH SURF AND RIP CURRENTS LIKELY ALONG THE WEST COAST OF THE BAJA CALIFORNIA PENINSULA AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA…(NHC FL) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 100600Z IS 31 FEET. (JTWC) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Hurricane 05E (Eugene) Warning #11 Issued at … Continue reading

Puerto Rico/ Dominican Republic/ Caribbean: Tropical Depression FOUR: 07/0900Z nr 15.0N 48.8W, moving WNW 19 kt (NHC FL) – Published 07 Jul 2017 0930Z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Four …DEPRESSION MOVING QUICKLY ACROSS THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC… National Hurricane Center (FL) 000 WTNT34 KNHC 070841 TCPAT4 BULLETIN Tropical Depression Four Advisory Number 6 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL042017 500 AM AST Fri Jul 07 2017 …DEPRESSION MOVING QUICKLY ACROSS THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC…   SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 … Continue reading

Japan/ West Pacific: Severe Tropical Storm Nanmadol (1703, 05W) 04/1000Z nr 34.1N 137.1E, moving E 65 km/h (36 kt) (JMA) – Updated 04 Jul 2017 1130z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm Nanmadol (1703, 05W) JAPAN beware!     STS 1703 (Nanmadol) Issued at 10:45 UTC, 4 July 2017 <Analysis at 10 UTC, 4 July> Scale – Intensity – Center position N34°05′ (34.1°) E137°05′ (137.1°) Direction and speed of movement E 65 km/h (36 kt) Central pressure 992 hPa Maximum wind speed near center … Continue reading

UK: Most hillgoers unprepared for emergencies, Ordnance Survey study reveals – Published 30 Jun 2017 1400z (GMT/UTC)

 Most hillgoers unprepared for emergencies, Ordnance Survey study reveals “A study by Britain’s national mapping agency has revealed many hillgoers are clueless about what to do if things went wrong. Ordnance Survey said one in eight of people asked would not know how to deal with a mountain emergency if they had no phone signal. … Continue reading

West Pacific/ Guam /Marianas: Tropical Disturbance (#97W): High chance of a significant Tropical #Cyclone within next 24 hrs (JTWC 25/0200Z) – Published 25 Jun 2017 1550z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Disturbance (Invest  97W) ….has a high chance of becoming a significant Tropical Cyclone within the next 24 hours (JTWC 25/0200Z) Guam and Marianas Beware! Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)   Google Earth Overlay   WTPN21 PGTW 250200 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT// RMKS/ 1. FORMATION OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL … Continue reading

East Pacific/ Mexico: Tropical Storm Dora (04E) 25/1500Z nr 15.0N 101.8W, moving WNW 10 kt (NHC FL) – Published 25 Jun 2017 1608z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Dora 04E MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 250600Z IS 12 FEET (JTWC) National Hurricane Center FL 000 WTPZ34 KNHC 251432 TCPEP4 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Dora Advisory Number 3 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP042017 1000 AM CDT Sun Jun 25 2017 …DORA CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN… …HEAVY RAINS POSSIBLE ALONG THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST … Continue reading

Gulf of Mexico: Potential Tropical Cyclone Three 20/1200Z nr 25.4N 90.3W, moving NW 08 kt (NHC FL) – Published 20 Jun 2017 1218z (GMT/UTC)

Potential Tropical Cyclone Three (AL03) (Future TS Cindy) A Tropical Storm Warning for…Cameron to the Mouth of the Pearl River National Hurricane Center FL 000 WTNT33 KNHC 201138 TCPAT3 BULLETIN Potential Tropical Cyclone Three Intermediate Advisory Number 3A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL032017 700 AM CDT Tue Jun 20 2017 …DISTURBANCE GRADUALLY BECOMING … Continue reading

Trinidad and Tobago/ Windward Islands/ Venezuela/ Grenada: Tropical Storm BRET AL02 20/1200Z nr 11.1N 63.6W, moving WNW 18 kt (NHC FL) – Published 20 Jun 2017 1310z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm BRET (AL02) A Tropical Storm Warning: Venezuela from Pedernales to Cumana including Isla de Margarita National Hurricane Center FL 000 WTNT32 KNHC 201132 TCPAT2 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Bret Intermediate Advisory Number 7A NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL022017 800 AM AST Tue Jun 20 2017 …BRET MOVING INTO THE SOUTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA… … Continue reading

Mexico: Tropical Depression 03E forms to the S of Mexico, bringing locally heavy rains – Published 11 Jun 2017 2150z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression 03E Tropical Storm Warning for the coast of southeastern Mexico from Boca De Pijijiapan to Punta Maldonado.  Mexico and Guatemala be aware   National Hurricane Center FL 000 WTPZ33 KNHC 112033 TCPEP3 BULLETIN Tropical Depression Three-E Advisory Number 1 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL EP032017 400 PM CDT Sun Jun 11 2017 … Continue reading

South China Sea: Tropical Storm Merbok (1702, 04W) 11/1500Z nr 18.8N 116.0E, moving NNW 13kt (JMA) – Published 11 Jun 2017 1900z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Merbok (1702, 04W) TS 1702 (Merbok) Issued at 15:45 UTC, 11 June 2017 <Analysis at 15 UTC, 11 June> Scale – Intensity – Center position N18°50′ (18.8°) E116°00′ (116.0°) Direction and speed of movement NNW 25 km/h (13 kt) Central pressure 1002 hPa Maximum wind speed near center 18 m/s (35 kt) Maximum … Continue reading

UK: Tynemouth lifeboat rescues world’s only engineless cargo ship, the Tres Hombres – Published 04 Jun 2017 2133z (GMT/UTC)

The world’s only Engineless Sailing Cargo Ship was towed to safety by Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat on Sunday morning (June 4th). The lifeboat and volunteer crew members launched in response to a request for help by the skipper of the Brigantine-type sailing ship Tres Hombres. Earlier in the morning a motor launch belonging to the 32m,128tonne … Continue reading

Mexico: Tropical Depression Beatriz 02E 021000Z nr 16.6N 96.2W, moving NNE about 05kt (JTWC) – Updated 02 Jun 2017 1318z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Beatriz (02E) …LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS (AND MUDSLIDES) POSSIBLE IN THE MEXICAN STATE OF OAXACA DUE TO PERSISTENT HEAVY RAINS… Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Depression 02E (Beatriz) Warning #08 Issued at 02/1000Z   Google Earth Overlay   WTPN31 PHNC 021000 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL … Continue reading

Myanmar/ Bangladesh/ India: Tropical Cyclone MORA 02B 29/0900Z position near 18.3N 91.5E, moving NNE 08 kt (JTWC) – Updated 29 May 20017 1145z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm/Tropical Cyclone Mora ….INTENSIFIED INTO A SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM (Bangladesh Met) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 290600Z IS 20 FEET (JTWC) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Cyclone 02B (Mora) Warning #07 Issued at 29/0900Z Google Earth Overlay WTIO31 PGTW 290900 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 02B (MORA) WARNING NR … Continue reading

East Pacific/ Mexico: Tropical Storm ADRIAN (1E) 10/1600Z nr 10.3N 92.7W, moving NW at 06kt (JTWC) -Updated 10 May 2017 1840z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Adrian (1E) …Adrian is expected to gradually strengthen and reach hurricane force Saturday while generally moving NW through Saturday.. (NHC Miami FL 10/1540Z) Scroll down for Hurricane Advisory Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Storm 01E (Adrian) Warning #04 Issued at 10/1600Z   Google Earth Overlay   WTPN31 PHNC 101600 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN … Continue reading

Fiji: Tropical Cyclone ELLA (19P) 101500Z near 14.4S 176.8W, moving WNW 11 kt (JTWC) – Updated 10 May 2017 1620z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone ELLA (19P) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 10/1200Z IS 16 FEET. (JTWC) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Google Earth Overlay WTPS32 PGTW 101500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 19P (ELLA) WARNING NR 004// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 19P (ELLA) WARNING NR 004 02 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONES IN SOUTHPAC MAX SUSTAINED … Continue reading

New Caledonia/ Vanuatu: Severe Tropical Cyclone Donna (18P) 091200Z position near 21.4S 168.4E , moving SE 11 kt (RSMC Nadi) – Updated 09 May 2017 1500z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Cyclone Donna (18P) Currently impacting New Caledonia (= CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 090600Z IS 28 FEET.(JTWC) Scroll down for HURRICANE WARNING for shipping RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Severe Tropical Cyclone DONNA Tropical Cyclone Warning Number 57 issued 1319 UTC Tuesday … Continue reading

Russia: Chechnya police order parents to kill their gay children or ‘we’ll do it for you’ – Published 03 May 2017 2010z (GMT/UTC)

Gay men and children face persecution as part of an anti-LGBT purge in the Russian region. By Lydia Smith Updated May 3, 2017 11:53 BST http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/videos/embed/24391 “Chechen authorities have reportedly instructed parents to kill their gay children, according to an account told by a survivor. The individual, who escaped one of the LGBT prison camps … Continue reading

Russia: 7,000+ fight massive Siberia wildfires – nearly 100 homes and social facilities burned (Vesti) – Published 28 Apr 2017 1920z (GMT/UTC)

(Images: Vesti) “FEMA and the Department of Defense stepped up in Siberia, where Raging wildfires. Now in the Federal District with fire fighting more than 7 thousand people and 2 thousand units. In a region already transferred aviation: aircraft IL-76 and “amphibian be-200. At any time to help firefighters ready to come over 25 000 … Continue reading

Australia/ Indonesia: Tropical Cyclone Frances (29U, 17S) 27/1200Z nr 11.0S 128.3E, moving WSW 10 kt (Darwin TCWC) – Published 27 Apr 2017 1506z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Frances (29U, 17S) Intensity Category 1 Cyclone Frances is moving southwest across the Timor Sea tonight and is slowly intensifying (BOM NT TCWC) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 270000ZIS 10 FEET (JTWC) IDD20150 Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Northern Territory Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre Media: The Standard Emergency Warning Signal should NOT be … Continue reading

Philippines: Tropical Depression MUIFA/DANTE 03W 27/1500Z position nr 17.3N 135.1E, moving NW 11 kt (JTWC) – Published 27 Apr 2017 1545z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression MUIFA (03W ) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) WTPN31 PGTW 271500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 03W (MUIFA) WARNING NR 012 DOWNGRADED FROM TROPICAL STORM 03W 01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHWESTPAC MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER … Continue reading

Atlantic Ocean: Tropical Storm #ARLENE 21/0900Z nr 40.0N 48.0W, moving W 27 kt (NHC FL) – Updated 21 Apr 2017 1325 (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm ARLENE National Hurricane Center (NHC) 000 WTNT31 KNHC 210832 TCPAT1 BULLETIN Tropical Storm Arlene Advisory Number 8 NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL012017 500 AM AST Fri Apr 21 2017 …ARLENE MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD OVER THE OPEN ATLANTIC… …STILL EXPECTED TO DISSIPATE LATER TODAY… SUMMARY OF 500 AM AST…0900 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————- LOCATION…40.0N … Continue reading

Myanmar/ Bay Of Bengal: Tropical Depression 92B (Future CS Maarutha)150300Z 12.5N 88.3E, moving NNE 10.8kt (RSMC New Delhi)- Published 15 Apr 2017 1240z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression 92B (Future Cyclonic Storm Maarutha) DEMS-RSMC SPECIAL TROPICAL CYCLONES NEW DELHI DATED 15-04-2017 TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (THE BAY OF BENGAL AND ARABIAN SEA) VALID FOR NEXT 72 HOURS ISSUED AT 0600 UTC OF 15TH APRIL 2017 BASED ON 0300 UTC OF 15TH APRIL 2017 THE DEPRESSION OVER SOUTHEAST BAY … Continue reading

US: UCSanDiego team develops diabetes drug that could completely reverse the disease (Reblogged from Sparkonit)

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego, is developing a pill that restores insulin sensitivity in diabetic patients. Type 2 diabetes develops when the body’s response to insulin – a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose in the blood – gets weaker. Commercially available drugs so far only remove excess glucose… … Continue reading

Philippines: Tropical Depression Two/ Crising (02W) 141500Z position nr 10.7N 128.1E, moving WNW 11kt (JTWC) – Published 14 Apr 2017 1442z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Two (02W) (TD Crising in Philippines) Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Depression 02W (Two) Warning #02 Issued at 14/1500Z WTPN31 PGTW 141500 MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI// SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING// RMKS/ 1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 02W (TWO) WARNING NR 002 01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHWESTPAC MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE … Continue reading

Russia: UK Minister condemns persecution of LGBT community in Chechnya – Published 12 Apr 2017 1835z (GMT/UTC)

Baroness Anelay calls on Russia to investigate mass detention of gay men in Chechnya and ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice. Reports from international human rights organisations suggest that over 100 gay men have recently been detained in Chechnya, with some reports suggesting that at least three have been killed and many have been tortured. … Continue reading

Chechnya opens Concentration Camps for homosexuals – Report (Reblogged from @76Crimes)

The Russian republic of Chechnya has reportedly sent gay men that it arrested last week to secret prisons described as “concentration camps.” via Report: Chechnya opens concentration camps for homosexuals — 76 CRIMES Update>>> Russia: UK Minister condemns persecution of LGBT community in Chechnya – Published 12 Apr 2017 1835z (GMT/UTC) #LGBT+ #Journo #Gay #Journalism #Press #Russia … Continue reading