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Developing Tropical Storm Triggers Deadly Landslides in Sri Lanka
A storm does not have to be especially powerful in terms of its winds to be deadly. Such is the case with Tropical Cyclone 01B (TC 01B) in the Bay of Bengal. Despite only reaching minimal tropical storm intensity just this morning at 06 UTC 18 May 2016, the system has been responsible for dumping heavy rains in and around Sri Lanka and southern Indian over the past few days as it tried to organize itself in the southwestern Bay of Bengal. This set the stage for two massive landslides, which...
GPM Measures Deadly Flooding Rainfall
Over the past week extreme rainfall caused flooding that resulted in the deaths of four in Haiti and the evacuation of over 2500 people in the...

 

Severe Weather In Tornado Alley And Eastward (May 2nd Update)
Severe spring thunderstorms frequently spawned tornadoes from the Gulf Coast north and eastward during the past seven days. From April 25 to May 2...

 

Severe Weather In Tornado Alley And Eastward
Severe spring thunderstorms frequently spawned tornadoes from the Gulf Coast north and eastward during the past week. Gulf moisture clashing with...

 

Tropical Cyclone Fantala's Changes Observed By GPM
As expected, tropical cyclone Fantala reversed course and moved southeastward almost directly over it's earlier track. The tropical cyclone's...

 

Slow-moving Frontal System Brings Heavy Rains, Flooding to Parts of Texas
A slow-moving frontal system associated with a stagnant upper-air pattern set the stage for heavy rains and flooding early this week from East...

 

GPM Views Increasingly Powerful Tropical Cyclone Fantala
Tropical cyclone Fantala has continued to intensify while moving westward over the open waters of the South Indian Ocean. The GPM core observatory...

 

Tropical Cyclone Fantala Formation Seen By GPM
A tropical cyclone called Fantala formed in the South Indian Ocean far to the east of Madagascar on on April 11, 2016. Fantala has slowly...

 

Weakening Tropical Cyclone Zena's Rain Measured By GPM
Heavy rain was reported as weakening tropical cyclone Zena passed quickly by Tonga. Tropical cyclone Zena was in the process of being torn apart...

 

GPM Sees More Powerful Tropical Cyclone Zena
Tropical cyclone Zena intensified over the open waters between Vanuatu and Fiji. At peak intensity Zena had sustained winds estimated at about 90...

 

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