Weather phenomena

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Possible megacryometeor hits a house in Chino, California

A large chunk of ice fell through a roof of a house in Chino, San Bernardino County, California around 20:30 local time on November 4, 2017. A similar incident happened in 2006, just 3.2 km (2 miles) away. Brandon Blanchard, the owner of the damaged home, said he...

November 09, 2017

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Megacryometeor hits near a house in Renfrewshire, Scotland

A megacryometeor has left a large crater in the middle of a garden in Busby, Renfrewshire, Scotland on September 26, 2017. The object hit several meters from the house owned by the Helliwell family, leaving a 1.4 m (4.6 feet) x 1.2 (3.9 feet) crater. "I was...

September 27, 2017

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Huge dust devil filmed in São Paulo, Brazil

A huge dust devil formed on a highway in São Paulo, Brazil on September 22, 2017 and was recorded by Alysson Martins while passing by it. Enorme Diablo de Polvo en una carretera de São Paulo, #Brasil el 22.09.2017 por Alysson Martins, #Massive...

September 23, 2017

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Another significant ocean receding event in Brazil, here's what's causing it

Yet another ocean receding event occurred on the coast of Brazil on Thursday, September 21, 2017, causing panic among people, not just in Brazil. The latest event happened in Guaratuba, a city in the state of Paraná, considered to be one of the most beautiful...

September 23, 2017

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Historic ocean receding in parts of Brazil and Uruguay

A historic ocean receding caused by strong northerly winds occurred in several coastal cities of Uruguay and Brazil on August 11 and 12, 2017. In Punta del Este, Uruguay, the ocean receded more than 10 meters (32.8 feet) in about 15 minutes on August 11, leaving...

August 14, 2017

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Very rare ball lightning recorded in Bergamo, Italy

Ball lightning, a very rare and one of the most fascinating types of lightning, has been recorded in Bergamo, Italy around 01:30 CET on July 14, 2017 during severe storms. Immediately after the strong pulsing glow came a very strong smell of sulfur, a common trait...

July 17, 2017

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Rare waterspout recorded off Beihai, south China

A large waterspout, rare weather phenomenon for this part of the world, was spotted and recorded off the coast of Beihai City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. According to the CGTN, the jaw-dropping scene fascinated...

June 08, 2017

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Large gustnado near Exeter, Nebraska

A large gustnado or landspout was spotted and recorded near Exeter, Nebraska on May 16, 2017. The event was followed by rain and pea-sized hail soon after. Although there were no damage or injuries reported, the sight evoked horrible memories to Jerry and Theresa...

May 17, 2017

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Okinawa residents capture rare waterspout on camera

During the afternoon hours of May 15, 2017, residents of Okinawa, Japan were surprised to see a funnel cloud looming just off the coast. The waterspout never touched ground and there are no reports of damage or injuries. The phenomenon was associated with a...

May 17, 2017

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Elusive ELVES captured over the Czech Republic

A very elusive transient luminous event called ELVES appeared on April 2, 2017, high above a thunderstorm in the Chech Republic and was captured by one very lucky amateur astronomer. Martin Popek photographed the 300 km (186 miles) wide red ring of light hovering...

April 06, 2017

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Gigantic jets over Pilbara, Australia on March 28, 2017

Photographer Jeff Miles from Australia has captured several amazing images of very elusive gigantic jets, otherwise known as ionospheric lightning. Miles witnessed 6 jets on the night of March 28 near a small town in the Pilbara part of Western Australia and you can...

March 31, 2017

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Deadly Seiche waves smash Dayyer, Iran

18 people were injured and 6 are still missing after a natural phenomenon called "Seiche" hit the Iranian port city of Dayyer, Bushehr province. The event left behind flooded homes and significant infrastructural damage. Governor Hamzeh E'temad said...

March 20, 2017

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Twister forms at Brisbane Airport, Australia

A tornado has reportedly touched down near Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia on March 17, 2017, during a severe weather outbreak. Although BOM said evidence suggests the twister was a landspout, Higgins Storm Chasing group claims the phenomenon was actually...

March 17, 2017

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Very rare, gigantic blue jet over Paraíba, Brazil

Diego Rhamon managed to capture a gigantic jet (giant blue jet) taking place in Campina Grande, Paraíba, Brazil on March 13, 2017. It is the first recording of this elusive weather phenomenon in Brazil. According to Rhamon, the cumulonimbus cloud that...

March 16, 2017

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After heatwave, summer snow and coldest February in a decade

An unseasonal cold front, moving north out of the Southern Ocean, brought chilly, squally winds and strong showers to coastal regions of Victoria on February 19 and 20, 2017, and about 5 to 10 cm (2 - 4 inches) of summer snow to the NSW and Victorian High Country,...

February 21, 2017

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Meteotsunamis, an underrated hazard in the Great Lakes

A team of scientists led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that small, 30 cm (1 foot), meteotsunamis happen more than 100 times per year on the Great Lakes, while larger ones of nearly 90 cm (3 feet) occur once per year on average. The timing of most...

December 01, 2016

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Large waterspout in the Gulf of Valencia, Spain

A very large waterspout, tornado over water, was seen in the Gulf of Valencia, Spain on November 27, 2016 and recorded by numerous witnesses. According to Ametse (Association Meteorologica del Sureste), a severe thunderstorm anchored in the Gulf of Valencia...

November 27, 2016