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The Largest Cyclone Ever Recorded In The Indian Ocean Is Scary Large

It’s been a wild six months for megastorms. In October 2015, Hurricane Patricia became the most powerful ever measured, with winds topping 322km/h before being downgraded near the coast of Mexico. In February 2016, there was Winston, the most potent cyclone recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, which made landfall on Fiji. Now meet Fantala, the strongest storm measured over the Indian Ocean.


The US National Weather Service Is Writing Forecasts More Conversationally So People Will Read Them

FOR DECADES. . .THE US NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE. . . HAS ISSUED ITS FORECAST DISCUSSIONS IN SHOUTY CAPITAL LETTERS. . .USING FRAGMENTED SENTENCES. . .SEPARATED BY ELLIPSES. Yesterday it was announced that the National Weather Service will switch to mixed-case type and conversational language to provide a more user-friendly experience — and potentially save lives.


Loki Drops In To Local Weather Update To Blame Thor For Tornadoes

Video: Chicago’s Fox 32 was reporting on some extreme weather that was headed their way, and had a guest stop by to lend them a hand: Tom Hiddleston.


El Niño Might Deliver After All Thanks To 'Miracle March' Storms In The US

If there’s one thing we’ve come to expect from El Niño, it’s that we should expect pretty much anything. After a dry, hot February convinced everyone that El Niño had left the building — or ditched California completely — a new set of storms have provided a glimmer of great wet hope.


Recent Drought In Eastern Mediterranean Was The Worst In 900 Years

A new NASA study found that a drought that ended in 2012 was the worst in nearly a millennium for a huge swath of the planet.


Oh Great, Now 'Anti-El Niño' Is On Its Way

The latest forecast for El Niño is out, and it’s looking like we’ve seen the worst of it already. But as it fades, there’s something new coming up on the horizon. Are you ready for anti-El Niño?


Chicago Skyscrapers 'Raining Glass' After Scary High Winds

Buildings were evacuated in downtown Chicago this afternoon as 111km/h wind gusts whipped glass out of under-construction skyscrapers, smashing them into nearby buildings and shattering them onto streets below.


El Niño Just Made That Mysterious Warm Blob In The Ocean Disappear

Two years ago, a huge, inexplicable hot patch of water appeared in the Pacific Ocean, and stayed right through the seasons — until now. Referred to among scientists as “the Blob”, it’s finally gone away, taken by El Niño. It may only be a matter of time, though, before the Blob lives again.


El Nino Hasn't Vanished, But It Might Be More Powerful Than We Ever Imagined

We were promised torrential rain, “conveyor belts” of storms, violent-alcoholic-on-malt-liquor wrath. Now much of California is broiling in 90-degree temperatures with no precipitation in sight. What gives? Don’t worry — El Niño didn’t bail. It might be even stronger than we thought.


Experience Australia's Four Seasons In This Beautiful Melbourne Timelapse

There’s an old saying — go to Melbourne if you want to experience all four seasons in one day. It’s not literally true, of course, though you can get close by simply watching this excellent timelapse from photographer Alexander Chin, which maps the city’s seasons, side by side, in a single video.


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