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Typhoon Vongfong approaching Okinawa

Typhoon Vongfong will push into Okinawa later today (October 10, 2014) as a Category 2 or 3 storm with winds greater than 100 mph.

June through August 2014 hottest ever recorded globally

June through August 2014 is the warmest period recorded since record keeping began in 1880, NOAA says. Also, the warmest August since 1880.

Major Hurricane Odile slams Baja Peninsula in Mexico

Major Hurricane Odile struck the Baja Peninsula and left extensive damage and flooding across the area. Photos of the damage and firsthand reports, here.

Unusual precipitation patterns in the U.S.

Some extreme rainfall events of August 2014. Extreme rainfall in the context of urban sprawl.

Iselle and Julio deliver one-two punch to Hawaii

More than 800 people on the Big Island went into evacuation shelters Thursday. Storm surges, high winds, downed trees and power lines, loss of electricity, blocked highways.

Deadly quake strikes south China

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck China’s Yunnan province on August 3, 2014. Reports early August 4 are of 12,000 homes collapsed, at least 398 dead and 1,800 injuries.

Rammasun hits China as a super typhoon

Rammasun has made a second, powerful landfall in China after intensifying yesterday. At landfall, it had a sustained wind of 155 mph with gusts near 190 mph.

Typhoon Rammasun is thrashing the Philippines

Rammasun, also called Glenda, intensified before making landfall earlier today. Typhoon status of 175 kph/110 mph expected as it passes very close to Manila.

Big temperature swing this week for U.S. and Canada

Despite rumors, it’s not a polar vortex that’s responsible for the unseasonably cool weather in the eastern U.S. and Canada this week.

Typhoon Neoguri pounds Japanese islands of Okinawa, heads on

Neoguri is still expected to make landfall near Kyushu, Japan on Wednesday evening according to U.S. clocks, early Thursday a.m. locally in Japan.