India/ Bangladesh: Depression over NE Bay of Bengal & coast areas of Bangladesh & W Bengal may become Deep Depression in 24 hrs (RSMC New Delhi) – Published 270715 1035z (GMT/UTC)

REGIONAL SPECIALISED METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE – TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK DEMS – RSMC TROPICAL CYCLONES NEW DELHI DATED 27072015 SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (THE BAY OF BENGAL AND ARABIAN SEA) VALID FOR NEXT 72 HOURS ISSUED AT 0600 UTC OF 27072015 BASED ON 0300 UTC OF 27 July, … Continue reading

Minamidaitōjima/ Okinawa/ AmamiŌshima/ Japan/ South Korea: Typhoon Halola (01C) 24/1500Z position near 25.3N 130.6E, moving W at 07 knots (JTWC) – Updated 240715 1508z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Halola (01C) ( = CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) Minamidaitōjima, Amami Ōshima, Okinawa,  Japan Mainland and South Korea BEWARE! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 241200Z IS 23 FEET (JTWC) Note: There are differences between forecast agencies Tropical cyclones do not necessarily move along the lines connecting the centers of probability … Continue reading

UK SEVERE WEATHER and FLOOD WARNINGS – Updated 17 July 2015 1953 (GMT/UTC)

==UK== Met Office Severe Weather Warnings: Met Office Weather Warnings for mobile Highlands & Eilean Siar Yellow Warning Strathclyde Yellow Warning Central Tayside & Fife Yellow Warning (For details follow above links) Thunderstorms‬ risk for pts of ‪Midlands‬, Cent Southern & SE ‪England‬ & ‪East Anglia‬ – TORRO (see below) No Flood Warnings in England … Continue reading

Europe: Very dangerous weather – ESTOFEX Storm Forecast: LEVEL 3! for parts of POLAND and W BELARUS Damaging wind gusts, large and very hail, excessive precipitation and SIGNIFICANT TORNADO EVENT. – Published 190715 1216z

Storm Forecast Storm Forecast Valid: Sun 19 Jul 2015 06:00 to Mon 20 Jul 2015 06:00 UTC Issued: Sun 19 Jul 2015 00:01 Forecaster: TASZAREK A level 3 was issued for parts of Poland and W Belarus mainly for the damaging wind gusts, large and very hail, excessive precipitation and significant tornado event. A level … Continue reading

Japan: Tropical Depression Nangka (11W) 17/2100z position nr 38.1N 135.8E., moving NNE at 09 knots (JTWC) – Published 170715 2200z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression Nangka (11W)  Maximum significant wave height at 171800z is 12 feet (JTWC) 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 TD Issued at 18:40 UTC, 17 July 2015 <Analyses at 17/18 UTC> Scale … Continue reading

Korea/ China: Severe Tropical Storm Chan-Hom (09W) 12/1500Z POSITION nr 37.5N 125.1E, moving N/NNE 20 knots (JTWC) – Updated 120715 1500z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Tropical Storm Chan-Hom (09W) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 121200Z IS 20 FEET. (JTWC) 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 STS 1509 (CHAN-HOM) Issued at 12:45 UTC, 12 July 2015 <Analyses at … Continue reading

South China Sea/ China: Tropical Storm Kujira (08W) 21/1200Z at 16.6N 111.3E almost stationary (JMA) – Updated 210615 1315z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Kujira 08W (upgraded by JMA from TD at 09:50 UTC 21 June 2015) Hainan Island and western Guangdong in China beware! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 210600Z IS 12 FEET. – JTWC Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TS 1508 (KUJIRA) Issued at 09:50 UTC, 21 … Continue reading

US: Tropical Depression BILL continues to track through N Arkansas, leaving 2 dead in Oklahoma – Flash flood warnings current – Published 190615 1600z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression BILL FLASH FLOOD & FLOOD WARNINGS ARE CURRENT (Scroll down for more) Authorities in central Oklahoma have recovered the body of an 80-year-old woman from a car partially submerged in floodwaters. Pottawatomie County Undersheriff Travis Palmer said, the rescue crews in a boat removed the body Thursday evening. They were responding to a … Continue reading

UK (England): Man injured in major Hackney blaze in East London – Published 150615 1420Z (GMT/UTC)

 Man rushed to hospital with burns & smoke inhalation as over 70 firefighters tackle Hackney shops blaze Ten fire engines and 72 firefighters and officers are tackling a fire at a joinery workshop on Hackney Road in Hackney. One man was injured and taken to hospital suffering from burns and smoke inhalation. Thick black smoke from the … Continue reading

Mexico: Hurricane Carlos 03E CAT1 14/1200Z 15.8N 100.3W, stationary (NHC) – Updated 140615 1420Z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Carlos 03E (CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… * Punta San Telmo to Tecpan de Galeana A Hurricane Watch is in effect for… * West of Punta San Telmo to Manzanillo A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * East of Tecpan de … Continue reading

North Arabian Sea/ Pakistan/ Oman/ Iran/ India: Tropical Cyclone One: 070900Z POSITION nr 15.8N 68.4E, moving N at 5 knots (JTWC) – Published 070615 1200Z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone One (01A) Pakistan/ Oman/ Iran/ India be aware! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 070600Z IS 8 (JTWC) RSMC TROPICAL CYCLONES NEW DELHI DATED  07.06.2015 SPECIAL TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (THE BAY OF BENGAL AND ARABIAN SEA) http://www.rsmcnewdelhi.imd.gov.in/images/bulletin/rsmc.pdf Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) Tropical Cyclone 01A (One) Warning #01 Issued at … Continue reading

Mexico: Hurricane Blanca (02E) CAT2 070400Z POSITION nr 19.3N 110.4W, moving NNW 10 knots (NHC) – Updated 070615 0920Z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Blanca 02E (CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) A Hurricane Watch is in effect for… * Cabo San Lucas to Santa Fe A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * Loreto to Punta Abreojos, including Cabo San Lucas A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * North of Loreto … Continue reading

Southern Baptists Join Red Cross To Provide Hot Meals after Disaster

Originally posted on redcrosstexasgulfcoast:
by Carl Manning, American Red Cross Spanish translation located at the bottom of this post. To watch the ladies in the yellow T-shirts rush around the makeshift kitchen under the canvas canopy, is like watching poetry in motion as separate parts join to form hot meals for those recovering from the flooding in Houston, Texas. Glynda Smith of Jackson,…

Eastern Pacific: Hurricane Andres (01E) CAT2 weakens slightly (NHC). 311000Z POSITION nr 15.5N 117.5W, moving WNW 06 knots (JTWC) – Published 310515 1447Z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Andres (01E) (CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) …..ANDRES WEAKENS SLIGHTLY…..NHC MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 310600Z IS 30 FEET (JTWC) 000 WTPZ31 KNHC 310835 TCPEP1 BULLETIN HURRICANE ANDRES ADVISORY NUMBER 13 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP012015 200 AM PDT SUN MAY 31 2015 …ANDRES WEAKENS SLIGHTLY… SUMMARY OF … Continue reading

Japan: Typhoon Dolphin 07W threatens Iwo Jima (Iwo To) – 180515 1517z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Dolphin (1507, 07W) (Equivalent of a CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 181200Z IS 33 FEET. – JTWC 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TY 1507 (DOLPHIN) Issued at 12:50 UTC, 18 May 2015 <Analyses at 18/12 UTC> Scale – Intensity … Continue reading

South Africa: 2 Men swept off rocks rescued, seriously injured, at Plettenberg Bay – Published 170515 1913z (GMT/UTC)

At 14h18 on Sunday the 17th of May, NSRI Plettenberg bay duty crew were activated following reports from an ex NSRI crewman, Dr. Herman Nel, reporting that he and his family had come across a situation, while hiking on the Robberg Nature Reserve hiking trail, where two men had been swept off rocks at Robberg Nature … Continue reading

Philippines: Typhoon NOUL (06W)/ DODONG further weakened and accelerated as it moves Northeastward (PAGASA) – 110515 1245z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon NOUL SIX (06W)/ DODONG in PH Typhoon “#DodongPH” has further weakened and accelerated as it moves Northeastward (PAGASA) (Equivalent of a CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 110600Z IS 38 FEET (JTWC) Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km Analysis Chart … Continue reading

US: Tropical Storm ANA: Tropical storm condx expected to reach portions of the coasts of NC & SC later today (NHC) – Published 090515 1710z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm ANA A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for… * South Santee River South Carolina to Cape Lookout A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for… * Edisto Beach South Carolina to South of South Santee River …TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO REACH PORTIONS OF THE COASTS OF NORTH AND SOUTH CAROLINA LATER … Continue reading

VE Day: German Occupation of the Channel Islands – Published 090515 0948z (GMT/UTC)

“Hitler considered the Channel Islands – Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm – a valuable landing stage for the invasion of mainland France, as they sat just 20 miles off the French coast. Winston Churchill, however, thought they held no strategic importance for Britain and decided to de-militarise them and leave them undefended. The Germans … Continue reading

Disasters Emergency Committee (@decappeal) Appeal for Nepal Earthquake – Deaths reach over 4,000, thousands injured & homeless

Nepal’s Devastating Earthquake Has Left More Than 4,000 Dead SKY NEWS 16:01, UK, Monday 27 April 2015 A special programme as rescue teams continue to search for those buried in the rubble. If video not playing go here: http://news.sky.com/video/1473149/nepal-earthquake-special-report Please give as much as you can, here: http://www.dec.org.uk/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social%20media&utm_campaign=A017&utm_content=TweetsNepal/

Up to 700 refugees feared dead after “worst massacre ever seen in the Mediterranean” (UN) – Major search & rescue op under way – Published 190415 1630z (GMT/UTC)

A ship carrying 700 migrants has capsized off the Libyan coast, the Italian news agency Ansa reported on Sunday, adding that many are feared dead. Coastguard vessels rescued 28 people after the accident was reported around midnight, it said, giving no source for its report. The Times of Malta said migrants rushed to one side … Continue reading

Russia (Siberia): Khakassia wildfires leave at least 4 dead, 73 injured. Approx 100 houses in 21 villages on fire – Published 120415 1520z (GMT/UTC)

The government of a Siberian region reports that more than 70 people have been injured by agricultural fires that got out of control and swept through more than 20 towns and villages. The fires were started by farmers burning the grass in their fields and they spread quickly because of strong winds. The government of … Continue reading

New Caledonia/ Loyalty Islands/ Coral Sea: Tropical Cyclone Solo (23P) 120300Z POSITION near 20.7S 166.7E, moving ESE at 18 knots (JTWC) – Updated 120415 0905z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Solo Category Cyclone 1 has mean winds 34-47 knots with a central pressure greater than 985 hPa RSMC Nadi Tropical Cyclone Warning Centre TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST TRACK MAP Tropical Cyclone SOLO Tropical Cyclone Warning Number 11 issued 0110 UTC Sunday 12 April 2015 Current and Past Cyclone Details Forecast Cyclone Details (at 24, 48 and 72 hours … Continue reading

UK: RNLI lifeguards save an eleven-year-old boy at New Brighton beach – Published 110415 1950z (GMT/UTC)

Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeguards saved the life of an eleven-year-old boy at New Brighton Beach (Perch Rock) onThursday (9 April). The incident happened at 3.45pm when RNLI lifeguard Mike Murray spotted a boy struggling in waist deep water near one of the groynes. Mike quickly assessed the situation and swam into the sea … Continue reading

US: Fairdale, Chicago (IL) tornado kills at least 1, 11 others injured – Published 100415 2010z (GMT/UTC)

At least one person was killed in a northwest suburb of Chicago after a devastating tornado touched down Thursday evening with damage reported in several counties. The small town of Fairdale, located in DeKalb County, was leveled by the tornado with fire officials confirming at least one person was killed. “The whole town was gone,” … Continue reading

Yap/ Fais/ Ulithi/ Philippines/ Pacific Ocean: Super Typhoon Maysak (04W) / Chedeng 311500Z POSITION near 10.4N 139.3E, moving W at 14 knots (JTWC) – 310315 1615z (GMT/UTC)

Super Typhoon Maysak (04W)/ Chedeng (in Philippines) YAP in the Caroline Islands & Philippines beware! (Equivalent of a CATEGORY 5 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale)  MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 311200Z IS 40 FEET (JTWC) Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h = 0.5144 m/s 1NM(nautical mile) = 1.852 km TY 1504 (MAYSAK) Issued at 12:45 … Continue reading