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June 1, 2011

Australian Water Spout Video

This water spout video is beautiful:

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May 9, 2011

Stressed Out by Natural Disasters? Where to Live to Avoid Them


Are you finding all these tornadoes, earthquakes and floods a bit stressful? If so, the New York Times has a helpful graphic to ease your pain, Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster:

The analysis below, by Sperling's Best Places, a publisher of city rankings, is an attempt to assess a combination of those risks in 379 American metro areas.

Risks for twisters and hurricanes (including storms from hurricane remnants) are based on historical data showing where storms occurred.

Earthquake risks are based on United States Geological Survey assessments and take into account the relative infrequency of quakes, compared with weather events and floods.

Additional hazards included in this analysis: flooding, drought, hail and other extreme weather.


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March 7, 2011

WeatherShot: Fire Tornado Over Factory in Budapest, Hungary


We all have heard of tornadoes formed of wind and water, but fire? This tornado of fire whirled above a burning plastic-processing plant during a huge conflagration outside Budapest, Hungary this past Tuesday night March 1st.

Fire tornadoes occur when high heat and turbulent winds together form a vertically-oriented rotating column of air. These relatively unusual weather events are also known as fire whirls and fire devils.

via NatGeo

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November 19, 2008

NOAA's National Weather Service - Satellite Images


We use this free service just about everyday, and thought we'd share it with you. The tabbed interface gives you all kinds of weather data, but the main page is stunning. It shows you precipitation for the entire US.

This shows the most recent image of the United States, taken from a NOAA satellite. This image is taken in the infrared band of light and show relative warmth of objects. Colder objects are brighter and warmer objects are darker. Lower layers of clouds, generally warmer and lower in altitude, are colored gray. Colder and generally higher clouds tops are highlighted in colors. IR imagery is useful for determining cloud features both at day and night.

At Satellite Images - NOAA's National Weather Service

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September 10, 2008

Hurricanes as Seen from Space - Pictures from Orbit


There's an amazing set of pictures over at on hurricanes. It's a set of pictures taken from orbit on various hurricanes like Hurricane Ivan from 2004. Some of the pictures of the eyes of various hurricanes are jaw dropping.

This image of Hurricane Ivan, one of the strongest hurricanes on record, was taken Saturday, Sept 11th, 2004 from an altitude of about 230 miles by Astronaut Edward M. Fincke, NASA ISS science officer and flight engineer, looking out the window of the International Space Station. At the time, Ivan was in the western Caribbean Sea and reported to have winds of 160 mph. (NASA)

At Hurricanes, as seen from orbit - The Big Picture

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June 24, 2008

Inspirational Weather - Sun Rays

Maybe sun rays aren't weather per se, but they are often the result of a mixture of weather patterns. We really enjoy a good sunset driven set of sun rays mixed with thick clouds as seen in this picture. We hope given the insane amount of bad weather, flooding, and other conditions across the US - this picture can be a little break from all the madness.

Originally uploaded by dreamcicle19772006
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May 16, 2008

Weather Photo Friday: Cyclone Larry as seen via Earthbrowser

We didn't know you could name a Cycloe Larry but you can! Cyclone Larry was upgraded to a category 5 storm as it hit the North Queenland coast, making it the most powerful cyclone to hit Australia in 30 years.

Originally uploaded by davesag
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May 9, 2008

Weather Photo Friday - Stormy Beach

The stormy weather of spring is upon us and apparently in Kuwait as well. This photo taken back in 2006 is a gem. The colors are amazing.

Originally uploaded by khalid almasoud
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March 20, 2008

Bad Weather = Barn Collapse

This is a very personal post, as my parents barn that holds the tractor, their cars, and lots of stuff they need to make it through the winter. The funny thing is the roof had very little snow on it, and the barn is only about 20 years old. I hope they do find out what caused it, but I bet it was something that after 20+ years of pounding northern Maine winters just let go.

Originally uploaded by Jay Brewer
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March 7, 2008

Weather Photo Friday - Icelandic Snowstorm

Check out this white out from Iceland

Originally uploaded by gillimann
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February 1, 2008

Weather Photo Friday: Gnomes in a Winter Storm


Okay - it's Weather Photo Friday and you have to give a gnome their due from time to time - or they come in the middle of the night and mess up your yard.

See more of Steve's pictures...

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January 18, 2008

Weather Photo Friday: Sea Wall Storms

We simply love this picture of a storm making waves large enough to blast a sea wall.

From the photographer, "It looks like a scary ghost coming over the walls ready to make us all lose our marbles. Those of us that haven't."

Originally uploaded by Squicker
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October 26, 2007

Weather Photo Friday: Big Clouds

They're big and building...:-)

Originally uploaded by obLiterate
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October 12, 2007

Weather Photo Friday: Stormy October Nights

Add a little bit of storm and a cemetery and you have some amazing October nights.

Originally uploaded by Deb Rinaldis
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