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Jul

31
2015

Cyclone Komen forces evacuation of thousands in Bangladesh

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Dnaindia.com reports that...

A cyclone set to hit the Bangladesh coast later on Thursday has already killed three people and forced the evacuation of thousands from mainly poor fishing communities, police and other officials said.

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Jul

30
2015

Cold front brings rare July snow to three U.S. states News

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Theweathernetwork.com reports that...

On Monday, an intense cold front that some forecasters are calling ‘exceptional’ descended on the northern Rockies, bringing several centimetres of snow to Montana, Idaho and Wyoming.

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Jul

30
2015

Iran city hits suffocating heat index of 154 degrees, near world record

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Washingtonpost.com reports that...

Wherever you live or happen to travel to, never complain about the heat and humidity again.

In the city of Bandar Mahshahr (population of about 110,000 as of 2010), the air felt like a searing 154 degrees (67.8 Celsius) today, factoring in the humidity.

Its actual air temperature was 109 degrees (42.8 Celsius) with an astonishing dew point temperature of 90 (32.2 Celsius). (If you use NOAA’s calculator, that actually computes to a heat index of 159 degrees).

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Jul

26
2015

On four continents, historic droughts wreak havoc

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Usatoday.com reports that...

California isn’t the only place experiencing record-breaking, intense drought — countries around the world such as Brazil, North Korea and South Africa are seeing lower-than-average precipitation.

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Jul

26
2015

Typhoon Halola cancels dozens of flights in Japan

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Au.news.yahoo.com reports that...

A strong typhoon brought travel misery to Japan on Saturday as fierce winds and heavy rain caused the cancellation of dozens of domestic flights to the country’s southwest island chain, Okinawa.

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Jul

25
2015

Snowpack drought has salmon dying in overheated rivers

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Seattletimes.com reports that...

Migrating salmon on the Columbia River face tough odds for survival as the lack of snowmelt water and searing summer heat have sent water temperatures soaring.

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Jul

25
2015

Tropical Storm Halola Targets Southern Japan, South Korea

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M.accuweather.com reports that...

Tropical Storm Halola remains on track to whip through the Korea Strait late in the weekend, bringing gusty wind and rain to southern South Korea and southwestern Japan.

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Jul

23
2015

Storms Elevate Flood Risk in Belarus

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M.accuweather.com reports that...

The danger of heavy thunderstorms heightening the threat of flooding will shift to Belarus on Thursday.

After waning later night, the heaviest thunderstorms will re-ignite on Thursday across eastern Poland, eastern Slovakia, far northwestern Ukraine, Belarus and neighboring Lithuania.

Once again, flooding downpours will be the main concern. Localized damaging winds and hail cannot be ruled out, especially in the afternoon.

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Jul

22
2015

Pakistan Military Helicopters, Boats Evacuate Flood Victims

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Abcnews.go.com reports that...

Pakistan’s military deployed helicopters and boats Wednesday to evacuate flood victims from the country’s north, where monsoon rains and flash floods washed away several villages this week.

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Jul

21
2015

Heavy rainfall causes flooding in west, south Wichita

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Kansas.com reports that...

Heavy rainfall in the Wichita area on Tuesday afternoon snarled traffic during the evening commute, flooding streets across west and south Wichita and closing intersections.

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