Atlantic Ocean/ Cape Verde Islands: Hurricane Fred CAT1 31/1800Z 16.9N 24.2W, moving NW 10 knots (NHC) – Updated 31 Aug 2015 1840Z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Fred A Hurricane Warning is in effect for… * Cape Verde Islands …FRED BRINGING VERY HEAVY RAIN TO THE CAPE VERDE ISLANDS… …CENTER PASSING VERY NEAR SAO NICOLAU ISLAND……NHC FL 000 WTNT31 KNHC 311749 TCPAT1 BULLETIN HURRICANE FRED INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 7A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL062015 200 PM AST MON AUG … Continue reading

Central Pacific/ Hawaii: Hurricane Ignacio 12E CAT4 301600Z POSITION nr 18.4N 148.5W, moving NNW 10 knots (JTWC) – Updated 30 Aug 2015 1550z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Ignacio 12E CAT4 HAWAII: A TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE BIG ISLAND WINDWARD AND SOUTHEAST WATERS (NWS HONOLULU HI) …..MAJOR HURRICANE IGNACIO CONTINUES MOVING NORTHWESTWARD….CPHC MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 301200Z IS 36 FEET (JTWC) WTPA33 PHFO 301154 TCPCP3 BULLETIN HURRICANE IGNACIO INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 22A NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER … Continue reading

Caribbean: Tropical Storm Erika 28/1800Z near 17.7N 70.2W, moving W at 15.6 knots (NHC) – Updated 28 Aug 2015 2035z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Storm Erika …ERIKA SPREADING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC…NHC 000 WTNT35 KNHC 281737 TCPAT5 BULLETIN TROPICAL STORM ERIKA INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 15A NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL052015 200 PM AST FRI AUG 28 2015 …ERIKA SPREADING HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS INTO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC… SUMMARY OF 200 … Continue reading

UK SEVERE WEATHER and FLOOD WARNINGS – Updated 23 Aug 2015 0630 (GMT/UTC)

==UK== Met Office Severe Weather Warnings: Met Office Weather Warnings for mobile Strathclyde Yellow Warning East Midlands Yellow Warning London & South East England Yellow Warning South West England Yellow Warning Dumfries, Galloway, Lothian & Borders Yellow Warning East of England Yellow Warning Wales Yellow Warning West Midlands Yellow Warning North East England Yellow Warning … Continue reading

Kyushu/ Japan/ South Korea: Typhoon Goni (16W) 24/1500Z 30.5N 129.5E, moving NNE at 20 knots (JMA) – Updated 24 Aug 2015 1725Z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Goni / Ineng 16W ( = CATEGORY 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 241200Z IS 40 FEET- JTWC Okinawa, Kyushu, JAPAN BEWARE!!  Taiwan, South Korea, North Korea, Russia & China be aware! Landfall over Kyushu is expected close to midnight tonight UK time (2300 GMT/UTC) – UK … Continue reading

Guadeloupe/ Antigua and Barbuda/ Dominica: Hurricane Danny at 20/1500Z near 12.5N 44.8W, moving WNW at 10 knots (NHC) – Published 20 Aug 2015 2007z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Danny 000 WTNT34 KNHC 201447 TCPAT4 BULLETIN HURRICANE DANNY ADVISORY NUMBER 9 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042015 1100 AM AST THU AUG 20 2015 …DANNY STRENGTHENS INTO THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE 2015 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON… SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST…1500 UTC…INFORMATION ———————————————– LOCATION…12.5N 44.8W ABOUT 1090 MI…1755 KM E OF THE … Continue reading

THE FIRST DIGITAL MAP OF THE OCEAN FLOOR HAS BEEN CREATED

Originally posted on The Jolly Good News:
“The deep ocean floor is a graveyard with much of it made up of the remains of microscopic sea creatures called phytoplankton”, Dutkiewicz said in a statement. The thing is that, what with seas and oceans covering about 70% of our planet’s surface and influencing both climate patterns…

China: 50 Killed, 700+ injured in massive Tianjin explosions. 12 of the dead were firefighters (videos) – Published 13 Aug 2015 1250z (GMT/UTC)

50 people killed and more than 700 were hospitalized, 71 of them for serious injuries. Contact lost with 36 firefighters, 12 of the 44 killed were firefighters – BBC latest. Update 3: As Chinese rescue workers and emergency services raced to respond to the deadly explosions that rocked the port city of Tianjin Wednesday, another … Continue reading

Central Pacific/ Hawaii: Hurricane HILDA (10E) CAT4 09/0400Z POSITION nr 14.1N 144.7W, moving WNW 12 knots (JTWC) – Updated 09 Aug 2015 0835Z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Hilda (10E) (CATEGORY 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) …..HILDA REMAINS A CATEGORY FOUR HURRICANE EAST-SOUTHEAST OF HAWAII……CPHC HAWAII BE AWARE! MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 090000Z IS 36 FEET (JTWC) WTPA35 PHFO 090243 TCPCP5 BULLETIN HURRICANE HILDA ADVISORY NUMBER 13 NWS CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE CENTER HONOLULU HI EP102015 500 PM HST … Continue reading

TAIWAN/ CHINA: Typhoon Soudelor (13W) 081500Z POSITION near 24.9N 118.9E, moving NW at 08 knots (JTWC) – Updated 080815 1506Z (GMT/UTC)

Typhoon Soudelor (13W) ( = CATEGORY 1 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 081200Z IS 26 FEET (JTWC) TAIWAN AND CHINA BEWARE! Real-time monitoring by Himawari-8 satellite (Click here) Tropical cyclones do not necessarily move along the lines connecting the centers of probability circles. Unit: 1KT(knot) = 1.852 km/h … Continue reading

East Pacific/Hawaii(US): Hurricane Guillermo 09E CAT2 012100Z 13.8N 140.1W, moving WNW 12 knots (NHC) – Published 010915 2156z (GMT/UTC)

Hurricane Guillermo (09E) (CATEGORY 2 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) …GUILLERMO MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC…NHC 000 WTPZ34 KNHC 012040 TCPEP4 BULLETIN HURRICANE GUILLERMO ADVISORY NUMBER 12 NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL EP092015 200 PM PDT SAT AUG 01 2015 …GUILLERMO MOVING INTO THE CENTRAL PACIFIC… SUMMARY OF 200 PM PDT…2100 UTC…INFORMATION … Continue reading

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

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