Lightning bolt strikes Acropolis of Athens, injuring 4 people, Greece

Lightning bolt strikes Acropolis of Athens, injuring 4 people, Greece

A lightning bolt struck Athen's famous Acropolis on April 17, 2019, injuring two tourists and two guards. A statement released by the country's Culture Ministry said the lightning hit citadel's lightning conductor, shattering glass windows in two nearby…

Major storm produces thundersnow over Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Major storm produces thundersnow over Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Major storm affecting much of the United States since Wednesday, April 10, 2019, produced a relatively rare weather phenomenon over central South Dakota known as thundersnow. "It's essentially a thunderstorm, but it's cold enough for snow," said…

Powerful dust devil rips roof off building in Fairfield, California

Powerful dust devil rips roof off building in Fairfield, California

A powerful dust devil formed in the city of Fairfield, Solano County, California on April 9, 2019 and was captured on video. The twister was strong enough to rip off part of the roof of one building and send debris flying everywhere. Dust devils are small but…

Large gustnado damaged two buildings in Solola, Guatemala

Large gustnado damaged two buildings in Solola, Guatemala

A large gustnado formed in Solola, Guatemala on February 13, 2019. Due to its large size and brownish color, the phenomenon was mistaken for tornado and quickly spread through social networks and media. According to Tiempo, the whirlpool quickly gained strength and…

Ice quakes reported from Minnesota and Illinois to Pennsylvania

Ice quakes reported from Minnesota and Illinois to Pennsylvania

Loud outdoor booms, cracks and bangs are being reported from Minnesota to Illinois and Pennsylvania as ice quakes, also known as frost quakes or technically – cryoseisms, started popping up amid extremely cold temperatures. "Basically, it’s so cold…

Cold snap, dust storm blanket parts of NW China in rare yellow snow

Cold snap, dust storm blanket parts of NW China in rare yellow snow

A rare yellow snowfall covered Urumqi City of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on December 1, 2018. A combination of heavy winds and freezing temperatures led to a rare 'yellow snow' phenomenon in China's Xinjiang region over the…