Weather phenomena

Triple waterspout vortexes filmed off the coast of Beddingestrand, Sweden

A rare weather phenomenon was recorded in Sweden about two weeks ago as three waterspout vortexes formed off the coast of Beddingestrand, Skåne - southern Sweden.A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex, usually appearing as a funnel-shaped c

August 21, 2014

Unusually good season of Noctilucent Clouds ahead

Every summer, above the North pole, icy crystals begin to cling to the smoky remains of the meteors, forming hypnotic electric-blue clouds known as noctilucent clouds (NLC`s). These clouds are especially of interest to high latitude skywatchers, and around the Arctic

June 10, 2013

Powerful Arctic storm 'bombing out' in North Atlantic

Ten  days after a severe storm underwent a process of rapid intensification over the North Pacific Ocean, pummeling the western Aleutian Islands of Alaska with hurricane force winds and high waves, another serious storm system is taking place right now in the open

January 27, 2013

NASA's Fermi catches strong radio bursts from terrestrial gamma-ray flashes

This video talks about terrestrial gamma-ray flashes phenomenon (TGFs) observed by scientists using Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. Thanks to improved data analysis techniques and a new operating mode, the Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) aboard the telescope is now

December 06, 2012

Atmospheric river streams across Pacific, heads toward US coast

River of moisture streams across the entire Pacific basin and heads toward the U.S. coastline. Over the first week of December 2012, over a foot of rain is expected to fall in parts of Northern California and up into British Columbia.This animation bellow shows the

December 01, 2012

Rare heat burst event in Iowa, US

A rare heat burst occurred on Thursday in Bussey, about 50 miles southeast of Des Moines, Iowa, when suddenly  temperatures spiked more than 10 degrees. Data from the Mesonet/KCCI Schoolnet 8 weather station shows the sudden temperature change  shot up from

May 06, 2012