In our news wrap Friday, Iraq’s Shiite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi met with Sunni tribal leaders to urge them to defend the city of Ramadi from Islamic State forces. Also, the prime minister of Nepal pledged to establish an early warning system after a blizzard killed at least 29 people trekking through the Himalayas. Continue reading
Typhoon Vongfong hit southern Japanese islands with heavy rain and damaging winds Monday as the strongest storm to hit Japan this year made landfall.
If you slept through this morning’s blood moon, or missed out due to the cloudy conditions in some parts of country, social media has you covered. Continue reading
The strongest tropical cyclone of 2014 is spinning toward Japan, maintaining winds around 165 miles per hour. Super Typhoon Vongfong is predicted to still be a Category 5 storm by the end of Wednesday, but is not expected to make landfall in Japan until early next week. Continue reading
Hawaii is under a tropical storm warning as two hurricanes spin their way across the Pacific ocean. Residents are bracing themselves for torrential winds, rains and flooding, all of which are likely to cause power disruptions on the Islands. Continue reading
Typhoon Rammasun, named after the Thai word for “Thunder God,” made landfall on the Chinese island of Hainan Friday killing at least one person. 130 mph winds and steady rain tore through the northern region of Hainan Friday as Rammasun continued towards the coast of mainland China and Vietnam. China has already endured rains and landslides that have taken over 45 lives in the past week. Continue reading
A new study says four out of five U.S. states that are most vulnerable to “killer twisters” are in the Southeast, with Florida topping the list. Continue reading
Two fishermen on Lake Michigan caught more than a big fish yesterday. They caught on camera a massive fog bank making its way across the lake. Andrew Ballard and his father Spencer were out for a leisurely day of fishing near Platte Bay, just south of the Sleeping Bear Dunes when the weather phenomenon came at them. Continue reading