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Worst weather since Great Storm of 1987

25th Oct 2013 - Worst weather since Great Storm of 1987: Hurricane-force winds of 80mph and power-cuts predicted from storm brewing in Gulf of Mexico

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from the Guardian

Hurricane Hermine makes landfall in Florida

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World's rarest turtles wash up on British beach 5,000 miles from home

Rarest turtles in the world wash up on British beaches 5,000 miles from Gulf of Mexico after cold weather leaves them too weak to swim against ocean currents | Daily Mail Online

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Smorgasbord Christmas Party – Guest John W. Howell with A Christmas Story

I have been collecting guest posts and stories for the last few weeks and have brought them all together as part of the Smorgasbord Christmas Party. There will be humour, short stories, stories abo…

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The storm, hurricane and cyclone names that have been retired and why

Gravity wave clouds over the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, US. Gravity clouds are distinctive ripple-like clouds that usually form over the ocean. The ripples are caused by the movement of a high pressure area and its cold front. Dense air is pushed upwards into the less dense air above it, forming the crest of the wave. Gravity pulls the dense air back down, forming the trough. This image was taken by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite.

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from Telegraph.co.uk

Pictures of the day: 30 August 2012

The Suomi-NPP satellite captured this night-time view of Tropical Storm Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico

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A 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron WC-130 Hercules is hosed down after completing a flight over the Gulf of Mexico. The water pressure removes salt that accumulates on the aircraft when it flies

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