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Sierra Nevada not expected to restore its snowpack to pre-drought levels before 2019

A new research, resulting from the analysis of a 31-year span of NASA's Landsat satellite data, suggests the snowpack of Sierra Nevada will not return to its pre-drought levels before 2019. The datasets from the period between the 1985 and 2015, have resulted in...

June 27, 2016

Tropical Cyclone 02A (Two) forms in the Arabian Sea, tracking west toward Oman

Tropical Cyclone 02A (Two) has formed in the Arabian Sea on June 27, 2016. After extremely dangerous Tropical Cyclone "Roanu," 02A is the second tropical cyclone of the 2016 North Indian Ocean cyclone season. The initial JTWC forecast calls for slight...

June 27, 2016

Tropical Depression "Ambo" about to make landfall over Luzon, Philippines

The center of Tropical Depression 97W, locally known as Ambo, is heading toward landfall over the Aurora province, Luzon, Philippines on June 26, 2016. Landfall is expected late UTC Sunday, June 26 / early June 27. The system is bringing moderate to heavy rainfall...

June 26, 2016

Very strong and shallow M6.7 earthquake hits Kyrgyzstan

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) as M6.7 hit Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-China border region at 11:17 UTC on June 26, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M6.4 at a depth of...

June 26, 2016

Drone footage captures extent of damage caused by Yancheng city tornado, China

A total of 98 people were killed and 846 sustained injuries after severe storms swept through several towns in east China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 200 people are still in serious condition. More than 8 600 houses, two elementary schools,...

June 25, 2016

New eruptions at Costa Rica's Turrialba and Guatemala's Fuego

A new eruption of Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano took place at 03:37 UTC on June 25 (22:15 on June 24, local time). Dense fog is preventing estimation of volcanic cloud height. At the same time, volcanic ash produced by the fresh eruption of Guatemala's...

June 25, 2016

British Columbia expects another drought year, Canada

The British Columbia, Canada is set to experience another year of severe drought. The hot weather conditions have caused the fall of the snow coverage across the mountain regions, and water levels have receded well below the average for this time of the year....

June 24, 2016

Next-generation space weather forecasts, DSCOVR ready to replace ACE on July 27

NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory - DSCOVR - has completed instrument validation after reaching the first sun-Earth Lagrange point (L1), approximately 1.6 million km (1 million miles) from Earth, and is ready to go operational on July 27, 2016, taking over...

June 24, 2016

Significant flooding in West Virginia, state of emergency declared

Powerful storms that swept through parts of the US Midwest starting Wednesday, June 22, have now moved east over the Mid-Atlantic states and caused significant flash flooding in parts of West Virginia. Mudslides, rockslides, and flooding damaged homes, businesses,...

June 24, 2016

New dark spot discovered on Neptune

A new dark spot, dark vortex in the atmosphere, has been discovered on Neptune and confirmed this month by the Hubble Space Telescope. Though similar features were seen during the Voyager 2 flyby of Neptune in 1989 and by the Hubble Space Telescope in 1994, this...

June 23, 2016

Increased activity observed at Calbuco volcano, alert level raised to Yellow, Chile

During the last three days, there has been an increase in seismic activity at Chile's Calbuco volcano. A total of 161 volcano-tectonic (VT) earthquakes was recorded at distances between 1 to 4 km (0.62 to 2.5 miles) NW of the crater and between 8 and 10 km (5...

June 23, 2016

Powerful tornado rips through Yancheng city, eastern China, leaving 51 dead

A powerful tornado accompanied by heavy rainfall and hailstones hit northern Jiangsu, eastern China at 06:30 UTC on Thursday, June 23, 2016, destroying houses, overturning cars and flattening power lines. As of 12:30 UTC, there were 51 reported deaths. This made the...

June 23, 2016

Strongest seismic unrest under the Cayambe volcano since 1995, Ecuador

Ecuador's Instituto Geofisico (IG) reports a sharp increase in seismicity under the Cayambe volcano this month. It became more evident in the middle of June, but at the moment, the seismicity tends to decrease. The last known eruption of this volcano in 1786....

June 23, 2016

Negative polarity CH HSS drives isolated periods of geomagnetic storming

Solar wind parameters reflected a brief enhancement associated with the arrival of a co-rotating interaction region (CIR) and subsequent negative polarity coronal hole high speed stream (CH HSS) late June 22, 2016. A gradual increase in solar wind speeds began after...

June 23, 2016

Surge of lightning deaths in Bangladesh, 261 so far this year

South Asian country of Bangladesh is experiencing a surge of lightning deaths this year. As of June 22, 2016, 261 people have died from lightning, placing the country on track to beat last year’s 265 deaths. A similar surge is reported in the neighboring...

June 23, 2016

Severe thunderstorms, flash floods hit western Europe

Severe thunderstorms have hit parts of the western Europe on June 23, 2016, flooding streets, homes, businesses, and disrupting public transport. In the UK, a red "immediate action" warnings are in place for areas of Essex and London. Around a month's...

June 23, 2016

Severe weather outbreak from US Midwest to Mid-Atlantic, powerful storms sweep through Illinois

A severe weather outbreak is currently in progress from the US Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic. After ripping through Illinois on June 22 and 23, strong storms will continue impacting portions of the Midwest and Ohio River Valley before quickly spreading towards the...

June 23, 2016