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NOAA Predicts Near-Normal  2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA Predicts Near-Normal 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season

In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued today, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal season.

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Tropical Cyclone Maximum Intensity Is Shifting Toward Poles

Tropical Cyclone Maximum Intensity Is Shifting Toward Poles

Researchers find that the average latitude where tropical cyclones achieve maximum intensity has been shifting poleward since 1980.

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Traditional Wisdom to the Rescue in Cyclone Season

Traditional Wisdom to the Rescue in Cyclone Season

May and November bring the most vicious cyclones to the Bay of Bengal rim countries in Southeast Asia. However, in regions bordering the bay, the tribes defer to geomorphological conditions and respect Nature’s benevolence for disaster resilience

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Myanmar Wakes Up to Climate Change

Myanmar Wakes Up to Climate Change

Between 2008 and 2013, when Myanmar remained largely closed off to the rest of the world, it suffered a terrible toll at the hands of nature that remained largely unknown.

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New Hurricane Forecast Will Emphasize Storm Surge Preparation With Flood Risk Map

New Hurricane Forecast Will Emphasize Storm Surge Preparation With Flood Risk Map

When the Atlantic hurricane season opens June 1, national forecasters will roll out a new feature: color-coded and broadcast-ready maps to graphically show the potential for flooding from storm surges.

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Intense Tropical Cyclone Ita Heading Toward Queensland

Intense Tropical Cyclone Ita Heading Toward Queensland

With winds gusting up to 160-180 mph, Cyclone Ita is barreling toward the northern coast of Queensland, Australia, where its violent winds and high storm surge could cause considerable damage.

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Predicting Where Water Will Go In A Hurricane

Predicting Where Water Will Go In A Hurricane

In most tropical cyclones the greatest damage is done not by the wind but from the storm surge, the mountain of water pushed by raging winds from the ocean to deluge the land.

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“The Sea Washed it Away”

“The Sea Washed it Away”

… On the ground after typhoon Haiyan. A photo-reportage by Stephanie Valera and Eric Jankstrom.

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Severe Cyclone Lehar To Hit Andhra Pradesh Coast, India

Severe Cyclone Lehar To Hit Andhra Pradesh Coast, India

This is the third time on a trot that this region is bearing the brunt of cyclone fury, after Phailin and Helen, during the ongoing North-East monsoon season.

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