By mid-May, California is usually leaning pretty hard into the summer dry season. But a bizarre series of storms will have weather maps looking more like winter than spring.
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Yesterday, approximately 17 million Facebook Live users tuned in to an awe-inspiring video of nature at its fiercest: A massive, swirling supercell storm. In the sense that "live" means "actually happening right now", however, this stream was 100 per cent fake.
Video: A huge storm drenched Phoenix and flooded the streets earlier this week. That's already bizarre, but the weirdest thing to come out of that storm that happens once a century in the desert is this floating manhole cover. The 68kg metal plate looks like it's kind of dancing? Or at least, it's bouncing around the street in an attempt to levitate.
Video: Check out this a microburst near Phoenix, AZ, sas hot from Phoenix Sky Harbour international airport. According to Bryan Snider, the photographer who captured this terrorstorm sweeping across the rapidly-darkening Arizona sky, there was flash flooding in the area. Oh yeah, and lightning, high winds, and hail.
Video: Even as a little kid who wanted lightning to strike me so I could get superpowers, I've always loved seeing the electric bolts get speared down from the clouds. Seeing lightning was always cool, it was the lagging and crackling thunder that was the scary part of any storm. That's why this video of slow motion lightning is great, no thunder, just bolts of lightning tagging the ground.
Video: We have seen lots of impressive images and time-lapse video of the snow wall that buried entire cities in upstate New York but this is the first drone video filmed behind it, taken in West Seneca by Jim Grimaldi. A new lake effect, powered by arctic winds from the north pole and Siberia, is now hitting the area again.
Briefly: Remember that crazy storm that hit Sydney a few weeks back? It looked like a giant alien ship was to emerge from the cloud and lay waste to all we held dear. Someone was smart enough to pull out a 4K camera and start recording what turned out to be a gorgeous-looking time-lapse.
According to the Met Office -- UK's national meteorological service -- a hurricane-force superstorm similar to the catastrophic Great Storm of 1987 is about to obliterate Britain. Just look at this incredible wave towering above an entire town on the coast of Cornwall, England. It's just the beginning.
Hercules, Ion, evil polar vortexes and Disney movie marketing -- the winter has come and United States is freezing. Scientists expect temperatures not recorded in two decades, as low as -34C. Here you can see it happening from space using NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites.
About 4.1 billion years ago, our solar system was a huge cluster of comets bombarding every planet orbiting the Sun and crashing into each other. That period of chaos is known as the Late Heavy Bombardment, and astronomers believe it was key to the formation of life in our planet.
If I recall the saying correctly, "Red sky at night... mean that the sheep are on fire.". This isn't a case of burning quadrupeds, though, but a shot taken by NASA near Flinders of Last week's Solar storm. And it's not just a good looking shot.