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Erskine fire California's most destructive this year, fire potential expanding to Sierras and central coast

The "Erskine fire" started on June 23, 2016, northeast of Bakersfield, California due to a yet-unknown cause. By June 27th, it grew into the state's largest and most destructive wildfire this year. As the summer progresses, above-normal fire potential...

June 28, 2016

Drone footage captures extent of damage caused by Yancheng city tornado, China

A total of 98 people were killed and 846 sustained injuries after severe storms swept through several towns in east China's Jiangsu Province on Thursday, June 23, 2016. 200 people are still in serious condition. More than 8 600 houses, two elementary schools,...

June 25, 2016

Powerful tornado rips through Yancheng city, eastern China, leaving 51 dead

A powerful tornado accompanied by heavy rainfall and hailstones hit northern Jiangsu, eastern China at 06:30 UTC on Thursday, June 23, 2016, destroying houses, overturning cars and flattening power lines. As of 12:30 UTC, there were 51 reported deaths. This made the...

June 23, 2016

Noctilucent clouds in motion

On the night of June 21, 2016, photographer Derek Mellott from the town of Gibbons, Alberta, Canada recorded this fantastic display of noctilucent clouds (NLCs). "They were the brightest I have ever seen," he said. "It seemed like a good time to...

June 22, 2016

Egg-sized hail hits Changzhi, more than 18 000 cars damaged, China

A heavy hailstorm struck the prefecture-level city of Changzhi in Shanxi Province, North China on Monday, June 13, 2016. The largest hailstones were more than 45 mm (1.7 inches) in diameter. More than 18 000 cars that parked outdoors were damaged in the storm that...

June 15, 2016

Inside intriguing dust storm over Dori, Burkina Faso

Serge Bayala of the ACMAD-MESA Climate Services recorded this massive dust storm on May 23, 2016, at the periphery of a migrating low pressure cell arriving at Dori, the capital of Sahel Region, Burkina Faso. The video starts as Bayala and Diasso Ulrich approach the...

June 14, 2016

Ferocious hailstorm wreaks havoc in Harbin, China

A ferocious hail and rainstorm hit the city of Harbin, the capital of northeast China's Heilongjiang Province on June 12, 2016, wreaking havoc on the streets and disrupting traffic. The sudden onslaught congested sewers and turned roads into rivers, forcing...

June 13, 2016

Meteor lights up early morning sky over Puget Sound, Washington

A bright meteor has lit up the early morning sky over Puget Sound, US state of Washington on June 10, 2016. The event happened around 11:35 UTC (04:35 local time) and was recorded by Darren Clayton. Clayton was on his way to work, coming from Lake Stevens and...

June 11, 2016

Tornado sweeps through Hamburg, Germany

A powerful tornado has swept through the northeast Hamburg late Tuesday, June 7, 2016, blowing off the roofs of buildings, uprooting more than 50 trees, damaging cars and disrupting power supply. This is just one of many severe weather events in Germany over the...

June 09, 2016

Powerful tornado hits Venice, injures 2, Italy

A powerful tornado has hit a beach in Venice, Italy on June 4, 2016, causing infrastructural damage and injuring two persons. The event started as a waterspout in the Chioggia marina around 06:30 UTC, before hitting a popular sandy beach, La Nuova Venezia reported....

June 08, 2016

Daylight meteor captured over the Midwestern US

A daylight meteor was observed and recorded over the Midwestern US states around 16:41 UTC (11:41 CDT) on June 6, 2016. The event was seen from Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana. The American Meteor Society (AMS) said early Tuesday,...

June 07, 2016

Tornado hits Hainan leaving 1 dead and 11 injured, south China

At least one person was killed and 11 others injured after a tornado hit the county-level city of Wenchang, south China's Hainan province on Sunday, June 5, 2016, local authorities said today. Four of the injured suffered serious injuries. According to the...

June 06, 2016

A rare sight: Twin tornadoes form in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

After severe thunderstorms and flooding that hit southern Germany last week, a rare weather phenomenon for Germany was observed and recorded in the country's north. On June 5, 2016, residents of Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost of the 16 states of Germany,...

June 06, 2016

Extremely bright fireball observed over Arizona, US

A bright fireball was observed and recorded over Phoenix, Arizona at around 10:57 UTC on June 2, 2016. The event was accompanied by a sonic boom, produced as the asteroid disintegrated in the atmosphere. The fireball was seen primarily from Arizona but witnesses...

June 02, 2016

Extraordinary evidence of EU geology

Recent episodes of Space News from the Electric Universe have provided a groundbreaking foundation for a new beginning in Earth geology. Thunderbolts contributor Andrew Hall has introduced his hypothesis for the formation of familiar geological features, not from...

June 01, 2016

A new island has emerged near Fleetwood, England

A bank of shingle and stone has emerged from the sea forming a new island off the coast of Fleetwood, Lancashire, England. The new island is located about 2.5 km (1.6 miles) off the Fleetwood's north shore and is 638 meters long, 10.2 meters high and 3.4...

May 31, 2016

Rare form of transient luminous event over Oklahoma, US

An enormous swarm of sprites was observed across the top of a thunderstorm during a severe weather outbreak in Oklahoma, US on May 23, 2016. The phenomenon was recorded by amateur astronomer Thomas Ashcraft, almost 640 km (400 miles) away, SpaceWeather.com reports,...

May 27, 2016