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My Experience In Bangladesh

Over a decade ago I learned that Bangladesh was the home of the world’s deadliest tornado, the world’s deadliest hailstone and the deadliest cyclone. Years later I would come upon a site by a NWS meteorologist named Jonathan Finch who

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A Guide To Storm Chasing In Bangladesh

The following is some information based on our experience chasing storms in Bangladesh to help future adventurers in their attempts to capture this beautifully chaotic land that is home to the deadliest cyclone, deadliest tornado and heaviest hail stone. It

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Atmospheric Pollution In Bangladesh

When we came to Bangladesh we had heard that it had some of the worst atmospheric pollution and a thick smog haze that hung over Dhaka. There were many reasons given for this, including motor vehicle, burning of trash, cooking,

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Storm Near Brahmanbaria

Today was the first day in the escalating severe weather pattern in Bangladesh. The original plan was to head to Kulaura but that was based on storms having formed overnight in the Khasi Hills, throwing a boundary south and then

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Meet The People Of Bangladesh

   

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Supercell in Bangladesh

After consultation with the forecast team, we decided on playing the boundary left from the previous convection that occurred overnight and in the early morning hours. Significant outflow boundary was being created around midnight with continued storms for several hours.

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The Brahmanbaria Tornado

The last deadly tornado to hit Bangladesh struck last year (2013) on March 22nd in the district of Brahmanbaria. It was also the first Bengali tornado to be recorded by several cell phone cameras. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beh5eRdbzhM

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Happy Bengali New Year 1421, Pohela Boishakh

Today is the celebration of the new  year (1421) all across Bangladesh there are huge parades, music, dancing and food. The word Pohela means first and Boishakh is the first month in the calendar (and named after a star near Jupiter).

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EXTREME INSTABILITY

Eastern India and Bangladesh is quite unlike anywhereyou are likely to find on the earth. The combination of sufficient shear, backed winds and extremely high moisture make for a volatile situation.

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Severe Storms in Dhaka City

I left for Munshiganj as a compromise target and after the long ferry and slow ride through winding small roads full of rickshaws, arrived to grab some lunch and visit local people. Here’s a proud Bangladeshi farmer who works near

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Adventures in Southwest Bangladesh

I woke up at 9pm after sleeping a couple hours and begun doing some night photography of Dhaka and looking over forecast models for the following day and discussing with the team. At around 4:30am the sounds of the call to

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Location of Bangladesh Compared To North America

BENGALI

If Bangladesh were located in North America, the extreme northern end would touch the very bottom of Texas and the bottom end would be in Ciudad Valles, Mexico. Bangladesh is approximately 59,777 square miles and is the fourth most crowded

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