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Update : Storm Barry
The storm Barry has been gathering speed over the Gulf of Mexico in the past few days. Officials say sustained wind speeds have grown to 65mph (104km/h) and may reach hurricane strength by the time it makes landfall on the southern coast of US in the state of Lousiana. It is expected to bring a ..
Category: Environment Current Affairs
Topics: Rain fall • Storm • United States
Why did the US storm bring dirty snow?
The ‘bomb cyclone’ that severed disasters in Minnesota and other upper parts of Mid west dumped in lot of dirt. The freshly falling snow was decolourised. The snow was not the usual pure white. It had lot of dust. The wind picked up lot of dust and dumped it into the circulation of the storm ..
Topics: Blizzards • Cyclone • Ice storms • Meteorological phenomena • Meteorology • Nature • Precipitation • Snow • Storm • Water ice • Weather hazards
North Eastern US continue to warm up and northwest to receive storm
A big temperature rise is expected to arise on Monday. The temperature is likely to be the highest in the Mid ”Atlantic parts and the parts of the Northeast. Temperature might get reduced around Boston, but still it will remain warmer. The spring air is likely to keep the weather warm and ideal for outdoor ..
Topics: Atmospheric electricity • Meteorological phenomena • Meteorology • Microscale meteorology • Rain • Storm • Thunderstorm
Researchers at GRAPES-3 muon telescope facility in Ooty measures electrical potential, size and height of a thundercloud
For the first time in the world, researchers at the GRAPES-3 muon telescope facility in Ooty have measured the electrical potential, size and height of a thundercloud that passed overhead on December 1, 2014. The study of thunderclouds is helpful in navigation of aircraft and preventing short circuits in aeroplanes. At 1.3 gigavolts (GV), this ..
Topics: Astroparticle physics • Atmospheric electricity • Cosmic ray • GAMMA • GRAPES-3 • Muon • Physical phenomena • Physics • Storm • Thunderstorm • Weather hazards