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EarthTalk: Harsh winters and global warming

February 3, 2014
EarthTalk: Harsh winters and global warming It’s tempting to think that the cold air and snow outside augur the end of global warming, but don’t rejoice yet. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), weather and climate are two very different beasts: “Weather is what’s happening outside the door right now; today a snowstorm...

CDEMA issues updated situation report for Eastern Caribbean islands

January 3, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has issued an updated report on the damage caused in participating states of CDEMA’s Central Sub-Region of Saint Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica.

Diaspora, region rally around devastated Eastern Caribbean islands

December 30, 2013
Diaspora, region rally around devastated Eastern Caribbean islands NEW YORK, USA -- The Caribbean Diaspora and other countries in the region have begun relief efforts to assist the Eastern Caribbean islands of Dominica, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines to recover from widespread devastation caused by severe rains, flooding and high winds.

Christmas storm death toll rises

December 27, 2013
Christmas storm death toll rises KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The confirmed death toll following severe rains and high winds generated by an unseasonal low level trough system that impacted the Eastern Caribbean islands of Dominica, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines over a 24-hour period...

Christmas storm update

December 26, 2013
Christmas storm update BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Severe rains and high winds generated by an unseasonal low level trough system impacted the Eastern Caribbean islands of Dominica, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines over a 24-hour period from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day.

Heavy rains lash Eastern Caribbean islands

December 26, 2013
Heavy rains lash Eastern Caribbean islands ROSEAU, Dominica -- An unseasonal trough of low pressure brought heavy rains to the Eastern Caribbean, including Dominica, St Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines. Heavy rains and landslides have left seven dead and nine families homeless in mainland St Vincent.

Heavy rainfall and flooding possible across northern Caribbean

November 4, 2013
Heavy rainfall and flooding possible across northern Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- An area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms extending from near the southeastern coast of the Dominican Republic southward over the central Caribbean Sea is associated with a broad and weak area of low pressure. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...

Low pressure area over northwestern Caribbean may develop into tropical cyclone

October 3, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Showers and thunderstorms associated with an area of low pressure over the northwestern Caribbean Sea became better organised on Wednesday and the system has the potential to develop into a tropical depression at any time during the next day or two.

Tropical Storm Gabrielle strengthens as it approaches Bermuda

September 11, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle strengthened on Tuesday afternoon as it approached Bermuda, where a tropical storm warning was in effect. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Tuesday, the centre of Gabrielle was located by an Air Force Reserve...

Tropical Storm Gabrielle reforms, threatens Bermuda

September 10, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Gabrielle regenerated south of Bermuda on Tuesday morning and a tropical storm warning has been issued for the island, with storm conditions expected to arrive by late Tuesday night and continue into Wednesday. According to the National Hurricane Center...

Gabrielle now barely a tropical cyclone

September 6, 2013
Gabrielle now barely a tropical cyclone MIAMI, USA -- Tropical depression Gabrielle, now barely a cyclone, was expected to degenerate into a remnant low pressure area on Thursday night or Friday as the centre passes near or over the eastern Dominican Republic. There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect; however, interests in Hispaniola...

Tropical storm Gabrielle downgraded to depression

September 5, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm Gabrielle was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday morning and all storm warnings have been discontinued for Puerto Rico. The government of the Dominican Republic has changed the tropical storm warning to a tropical storm watch.

Tropical storm Gabrielle forms south of Puerto Rico

September 5, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm Gabrielle formed in the Caribbean south of Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and is expected to bring heavy rain over portions of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 11:00 pm EDT on Wednesday...

Showers and thunderstorms continue west of Dominica

September 4, 2013
Showers and thunderstorms continue west of Dominica MIAMI, USA -- Showers and thunderstorms continue in association with an area of low pressure centered about 100 miles west of Dominica. Upper-level winds are expected to remain favourable for development over the next few days but interaction with the land masses of the Greater Antilles could inhibit...

Forecasters eying three tropical systems

September 3, 2013
Forecasters eying three tropical systems MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters are currently keeping an eye on three tropical systems ranging from the Yucatan peninsula in the west to the coast of Africa in the east. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, an elongated area of low pressure is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms...

Low pressure system east of Lesser Antilles could develop into tropical cyclone

September 2, 2013
Low pressure system east of Lesser Antilles could develop into tropical cyclone MIAMI, USA -- A well-defined low pressure system is located about 100 miles east of the central Lesser Antilles and satellite imagery indicates that the associated thunderstorm activity has increased and is showing signs of organisation. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami...

Tropical wave moves towards Caribbean

August 31, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- While the shower activity associated with a tropical wave located about 650 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is limited and disorganized, forecasters say the system still has a low chance (10 percent) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.

Two new tropical systems moving across Atlantic

August 30, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters are currently watching two weather systems in the tropical Atlantic; one a tropical wave located less than 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, and the other a broad area of low pressure that is about to move off the west coast of Africa. Although the shower activity associated with the...

Depression Erin degenerates into a remnant low as new tropical wave moves off Africa

August 19, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- After a brief resurgence as a tropical storm over the weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, satellite images indicate that tropical depression Erin has now degenerated into a remnant low, moving toward the west near 8 mph, with a west to slightly south of west motion...

Tropical Storm Erin downgraded to depression

August 17, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Erin, located about 625 miles west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands, was downgraded to a tropical depression on Friday. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Erin was moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph and this general motion is expected to continue with a gradual...

Tropical Storm Erin forms in eastern Atlantic

August 16, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Erin formed in the eastern Atlantic on Thursday morning as the system moved away from the Cape Verde Islands. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Thursday, the centre of Erin was located about 245 miles west-southwest of the Cape Verde...

Tropical disturbances more likely to become cyclones

August 15, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Two tropical disturbances currently being tracked by forecasters now have a greater chance of becoming cyclones. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, a broad area of low pressure in the northwestern Caribbean Sea is moving toward the west-northwest at 10 to 15 mph.

Forecasters eying two tropical systems

August 14, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Cloudiness and showers associated with a tropical wave currently extend from Central America northeastward to near Jamaica. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, upper-level winds are expected to become more favourable for development over the next couple of days.

Forecasters reduce prediction for 2013 Atlantic hurricane season

August 5, 2013
FORT COLLINS, USA -- The Atlantic hurricane season should be slightly slower than initially forecast, Colorado State University climatologists Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said in an updated forecast on Friday. The two experts now estimate that eight hurricanes, including three major ones, will emerge this season.

Dorian degenerates into a tropical wave

July 29, 2013
MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Dorian degenerated into a tropical wave on Saturday and satellite-derived wind data indicated that Dorian no longer had a closed surface circulation. On Sunday, data from an Air Force reconnaissance mission in the remnants of Dorian, located a couple...

Tropical Storm Dorian weakens while moving rapidly westward

July 27, 2013
Tropical Storm Dorian weakens while moving rapidly westward MIAMI, USA -- Satellite images on Friday showed that Tropical Storm Dorian was becoming disorganised as the system continued to move toward the west near 22 mph. Additional weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Friday...

Tropical Storm Dorian continues west-northwestward over the tropical Atlantic

July 26, 2013
Tropical Storm Dorian continues west-northwestward over the tropical Atlantic MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Dorian, the fourth named storm of the 2013 hurricane season, continued to move west-northwestward over the tropical Atlantic on Thursday. According to the National Hurricane Center in Miami, at 5:00 pm EDT on Thursday, the centre of Dorian was located about 1,670 miles east of the...

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