Tag Archives: storms

Supercomputer simulation looks inside of 2011’s deadliest tornado

In may of 2011, a sequence of tornadoes roared across the midwestern United States.

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Storm Clouds Look Even More Terrifying in Black and White

I love when photographer Mike Olbinski chases storms because his (always) stunning time lapses always remind me that the city I shelter myself in isn’t what the world is supposed to look like.

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Spend Your Sunday Playing Around With This Cool Wind Map

Whether you’re a wind enthusiast, a cartography connoisseur or just a bored person online, Windyty is a website you’ll likely have a good time messing around with. Read more...

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El Niño Is Running Late But It’s Been Pounding Beers All Day

So El Niño was supposed to arrive this morning, and in true California style, it hasn’t showed up yet. Be warned, though, when El Niño does get here, it’s in the mood to fucking party—and it’s drinking to get drunk.

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This is What the Strongest Tropical Cyclone Ever Recorded Looked Like From Space

Yesterday, NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite passed over Hurricane Patricia, the most powerful tropical cyclone ever measured , and captured this stunning image in infrared. Read more...

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Social media users give UK storms the most British names ever

Last month, the Met Office announced it would begin naming the storms that batter the UK and Ireland and asked social media users to put their suggestions into the hat.

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500 Year Floods Now Coming to New York Every 24 Years

Grab your boots, New Yorkers: The inundation of Hurricane Sandy might have been billed as a 3,000 year flood, but according to new research, the recurrence interval for Sandy-sized flood events has shrunk. By a factor of 23

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The US Is Testing a Storm Surge Warning System for Hurricanes

The wall of wind-driven ocean that accompanies a hurricane is called a “surge” for a reason: This isn’t a gentle rising of the water level, it’s violent and destructive—sometimes more so than the hurricane’s winds. This hurricane season, for the first time, the National Hurricane Center will be testing a prototype storm surge warning system which it hopes will be fully operational in 2017. Read more...

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