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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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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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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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Tornadoes Around The World

  Tornadoes are common in several regions of the world – the largest, most studied and densest is the Great Plains of America “Tornado Alley”. This area receives over 1,200 tornadoes per year, most occurring over sparsely populated landscapes and

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