Weather phenomena

A rare July weather phenomena: Freak cold front blankets Northern Rockies

The freak cold front, an unusual meteorological phenomena, swept the Northern Rockies this Monday, July 28, 2015 bringing snow and record-low daytime July temperatures to Idaho.Late July is usually hot and dry for Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, however, this year, the last

July 29, 2015

An unusual outburst of cold weather hits northern Vietnam

Vietnam has been going through the hottest year in a decade, when an unusual grip of cold swept over the Sa Pa town on Monday morning, July 6, 2015.The sudden drop of temperatures, reaching 12.6°C (54.7°F), surprised both the locals and tourists in the province

July 13, 2015

State of emergency issued for 14 regions in Peru as El Niño conditions strengthen

As the 2015 El Niño climate phenomenon continues to strengthen, a 60-day state of emergency was issued for 14 regions in Peru, to beware of possible damage that could result from the event, confirmed Juan Benites, the Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation.The El

July 08, 2015

El Niño intensified by the tropical cyclone activity over the western Pacific

The 2015 El Niño event is likely to enhance over the following couple of weeks, as a result of strong tropical cyclone activity, according to the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). The US Climate Prediction Centre and The National Centers of Environmental

July 07, 2015

Nevada dust storm primary suspect for unusual "milky rain" phenomenon in northwestern US

Large Nevada dust storm, which occurred Thursday night into Friday, is the primary suspect for unusual milky white and gray rain that started falling on parts of northwestern US late last week. National Weather Service began reporting this unusual phenomenon on Friday,

February 09, 2015

Polar air brings record low temperatures to US, crazy lake effect snow in the Midwest

A deep low pressure system centered over southeastern Canada will continue to push polar air over the eastern half of the US this week. Well below average temperatures will reach the Gulf Coast, with most of the Mid-Atlantic states barely getting above freezing on Wedne

November 19, 2014

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