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Thunderstorm Turns Into a Nuclear Reactor and Blasts Wind Turbine With Particles

Thunderclouds rolled into the Japanese beach town of Uchinada early one December morning in 2015. The scientists expected the storms; they’d staked out the location specifically for studying something normally only seen by satellites. Sometime after 5am, a flash of lightning struck a wind turbine. And along came a more perplexing weather phenomenon, too: The thunderstorm turned into a particle accelerator and blasted radiation at the ground. Read More >>

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NASA Satellite Images Show How Hurricane Irma Devastated the Caribbean

Before now-Tropical Storm Irma made landfall in the Florida Keys, killing at least nine and doing untold damage, then-Hurricane Irma barreled through the Caribbean, killing dozens and flattening entire islands. Read More >>

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Hurricane Irma Is Now Heading Towards West Florida, and There’s No Time Left

Hurricane Irma is now expected to swing west, regain power and rake the state’s west coast on its way north, the National Hurricane Center said on Saturday. Read More >>

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Storm Brian is Coming This Winter

It seems a bit silly to call the small windy evenings we are occasionally ruffled by "storms" given the crisis in the US at the moment, but that's what the Met Office calls them so who are we to argue? And the weather watchers have hit the news today by revealing the thrilling list of names our local storms are to be known by this winter. Read More >>

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Richard Branson Is Having a Weird Sleepover With ‘Young People’ During a Hurricane

Let’s talk about a few facts. Billionaire party enthusiast Richard Branson owns a private isle in the Virgin Islands. Branson’s island sits squarely in the path of Hurricane Irma, one of the strongest storms the Atlantic has ever seen. Rather than retreat to a safer location, Branson has collected a mysterious group of “young people” for a “sleepover” in the wine cellar on his private island. They’re going to ride it out. Read More >>

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How a Team of Meteorologists With a Few Trucks Collected Some Unprecedented Data From the Heart of Hurricane Harvey

Last month, a team of intrepid storm chasers converged near Corpus Christi, Texas to witness the landfall of Hurricane Harvey, the storm that’s brought over 50 inches of rain to the Texas Gulf Coast and major flooding to the city of Houston. But these researchers collecting data for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) didn’t just get the usual storm readings. They obtained weather balloon data they say have never before been collected from a hurricane in the history of the agency. Eventually, they hope the information acquired will help us improve forecast models and prevent future disasters like the flooding in Houston. Read More >>

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Harvey is Back Out to Sea But Not Finished Yet

Harvey inflicted catastrophic damage this past weekend, decimating the Texas coast as a Category 4 Hurricane, dumping feet of rain and bringing massive floods. But it’s still a Tropical Storm, and it is not finished yet. Read More >>

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Breathtaking Timelapses Turn Massive Stormfronts Into Swirling Masterpieces

It might seem like photographer Mike Olbinski is always at the right place at the right time to capture Mother Nature’s fury. But for his latest film, Pursuit, he actually spent three months driving across 10 US states to capture this amazing timelapse footage, chasing storms and weather patterns for over 28,000 miles. Read More >>

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Stunning Timelapse of Rolling Clouds Looks Like Someone Flipped the Ocean Upside Down

He’s been chasing storms for eight years, but filmmaker Mike Olbinski called this event—a sunset that blasted a rare display of rolling undulatus asperatus clouds with an amazing lightshow of colors—“one of the most incredible scenes [he’s] witnessed.” The resulting 4K timelapse is one you’re going to want to watch in fullscreen. Read More >>

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25,000 Residents Told to Evacuate as Massive Cyclone Threatens Australian Coast

Around 25,000 people living in north Queensland are being asked to flee as a powerful cyclone is set to make landfall. Tropical storm Debbie is expected to hit the coastline tomorrow with 170 mile-per-hour gusts and storm surges as high as eight feet. Read More >>

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Storm Clouds Look Even More Terrifying in Black and White

I love when photographer Mike Olbinski chases storms because his (always) stunning time lapses always remind me that the city I shelter myself in isn’t what the world is supposed to look like. The sky is a breathing beast that I’m blind to. Read More >>

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Extreme Tornado Outbreaks Are Happening More Often Across the US

Tornadoes that come in bunches are on the rise in the United States, according to a new study. Though it might be tempting to blame climate change, scientists aren’t entirely sure what’s causing this troubling trend. Read More >>

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Spectacular Timelapse Footage Makes Storms Look Like Floating Waterfalls

When you’re caught in a downpour, you never stop to think about the scale of the storm that’s soaking you, you’re just trying to stay dry. But through Mike Olbinski’s timelapse camera, we get a rare glimpse of raging storms from a safe distance, revealing their massive scale, but also their limited reach as they pour rain down on the earth. [Mike Olbinski - Monsoon III] Read More >>

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Spend Your Bank Holiday Playing Around With This Cool Wind Map

Whether you’re a wind enthusiast, a cartography connoisseur or just a bored person online, Windyty is a website you’ll likely have a good time messing around with. Read More >>