Weather

The Atlantic Hurricane Season Starts Today

The 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season begins today and the US based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has forecast eight to 13 named storms and three to six hurricanes. One or two of these could strengthen into a major storm, in what the US based agency is predicting to be near-normal or below-normal season. The Hurricane Season continues through to November ...

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6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Guadeloupe

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake rattled the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe today, but there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. The US Geological Survey said that the quake, with a depth of 23 miles was felt north ease of the Grande Anse. It was located 17.1 degrees North and 60.2 degrees West and was also felt in neighboring ...

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Deadly Tornadoes Slams Several US States and Kills 18

A brutal band of severe weather battered the central Plains and mid-South late Sunday, killing at least 16 people in Arkansas, one in Oklahoma and one in Iowa. Some of the worst damage was north of Little Rock, Arkansas, where reported tornadoes devastated the towns of Mayflower and Vilonia. “There’s a few buildings partially standing, but the amount of damage ...

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7.2 Magnitude Quake Rocks Mexico

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook central and southern Mexico today, sending panicked people into the streets, where broken windows and debris fell, but there were no early reports of major damage or casualties. The quake was centered northwest of the Pacific resort of Acapulco. It was felt across at least a half-dozen states and Mexico’s capital, where it shook for ...

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See The ‘Blood Moon’ Lunar Eclispe on Tuesday

Tuesday (April 15, 2014) will bring a spectacle in the night sky worth staying up for when the moon turns a burnt reddish orange. The moon will begin to change color at about 1:58a.m. ET Tuesday as it starts to slide into the Earth’s shadow until it becomes a “blood moon” at 3:07 ET. The entire event can be viewed ...

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Powerful 8.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Chile

An 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northern Chile today, generating a tsunami, authorities said. Chile’s National Emergency office tweeted a short while ago stating that it was asking everyone to evacuate the South American nation’s coast. A tsunami warning was in effect for Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

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Powerful Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Hits Barbados

A magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck northeast of Barbados early Tuesday, but so far there have been no reports of damage and casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremor was centered 172 kilometers (107 miles) northeast of Bathsheba, Barbados. The eastern Caribbean was last struck by a powerful earthquake in 2007, when a magnitude-7.4 one centered just northwest of Martinique’s coastline ...

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Tropical Storm Watch Issued for Jamaica

A tropical storm watch has now been issued for Jamaica as a weakening Tropical Storm Chantal moves quickly westward. The Meteorological service says the system could pass close to Jamaica’s eastern coastline. A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions pose a possible threat to Jamaica within 36 hours. Jamaica could begin feeling effects of Tropical Storm Chantal as ...

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Hurricane Sandy Heads To Eastern Cuba

Hurricane Sandy is now heading for Eastern Cuba, however, the Meteorological Service has continued the hurricane warning for Jamaica even as the eye of Hurricane Sandy moves over Jamaica’s north coast. The Met Service says Jamaicans should still expect rainfall especially over central and eastern parishes, as rainbands associated with Hurricane Sandy continue to impact the island. Sandy is a ...

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Stronger TS Sandy Heading Towards Jamaica

The Meteorological Service has continued the HURRICANE WARNING for Jamaica as Tropical Storm Sandy increases in strength and moves faster towards the island. At 4:00 a.m. the centre of Tropical Storm Sandy was located near Latitude 16.3 degrees North, Longitude 77.0 degrees West, or about 190 kilometres (120 miles) south of Kingston, Jamaica or 60 kilometres (35 miles) east-southeast of ...

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