storms

Sydney's Friday Storm Clouds Looked Like A Giant Alien Spaceship

This nasty-looking storm (yes, that’s a storm, not some hostile extraterrestrial unleashing otherworldly armageddon) confirms what we’ve always known: Mother Nature can be truly terrifying.


Behold The Most Accurate Simulation Of An F5 Tornado Ever

As awful as the movie Twister was, it helped bring to light the challenges of researching tornadoes. Namely, how do you get close enough to study something that’s powerful enough to kill you? One obvious solution is to simulate them, and thanks to recent advancements, a team of researchers was finally able to create a deadly F5 tornado in a computer and keep it alive for an hour and 40 minutes, providing countless insights as it tore its destructive (but simulated) path.


High Plains' Extreme Storms Look Both Beautiful And Terrifying

Video: Nicolaus Wegner spent five months photographing extreme weather phenomena in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska and Colorado. According to him “high plains storms are some of the most beautiful and wild in the world” and after watching this stunning time-lapse, I have to agree.


How Tornadoes Form

Ever wondered how we go from still air to swirling storm? In this video meteorologist — and storm chaser! — James Spann explains where tornadoes come from.


These Storm Photos Are So Perfect That They Feel Like Illustrations

Photographer Jody Miller has been storm chasing and the results are outstanding. These vivid images capture the fury of mother nature in some extraordinarily beautiful landscapes.


Storm-Proofing NYC Will Cost At Least $US11 Billion, But It's Worth It

Humans are almost universally bad at planning for the distant future — most of us would rather live in blissful, unprepared ignorance than think about our superannuation. The same goes for cities: Dealing with the next storm is way easier than spending many billions of dollars to protect us from storms 20 years down the road.


All The U.S. Winter Storms Of 2014 In One NASA Time-lapse Video

NASA has released this compilation video of all the winter storms as seen from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-East satellite, so we can get a bird’s eye view of what’s been wreaking all that havoc over there.


Timelapse: The Hypnotising Superstorms Of The Great Plains

Some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth happen over the great plains of the United States. Often, their beauty is on their skies, as these territories are the stage of some of the the most incredible thunderstorms and supercells in the world. This mesmerising time-lapse — filmed in Wyoming and South Dakota — shows exactly that.


5 Radical Ideas To Protect Coastal Cities From The Next Big Storm

A bridge that deploys huge inflatable buoys to slow storm surges. A barrier reef grown from minerals harvested by electrical currents. An artificial island protecting the most surge-prone neighbourhoods. Most of us are bracing for a blizzard this week, but the winners of a recent design competition, Stormproof, are imagining how to protect cities for the next summer storm season.


Is This Terrifying Storm About To Eat Manhattan?

All day we’ve been hearing about some terrible storms, and wind, and tornados that are coming for New Yorkers. But thanks to the folks at EarthCam, we can watch the horrifying weather heading towards New York City live from a webcam mounted on the Statue of Liberty.