Category: weather

CAT4 Hurricane Florence from the International…

CAT4 Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station today, captured by astronaut Alexander Gerst!

Summer weather is getting ‘stuck’ due to Arcti…

Summer weather is getting ‘stuck’ due to Arctic warming:

Rising temperatures in the Arctic have slowed the circulation of the jet stream and other giant planetary winds, says the paper, which means high and low pressure fronts are getting stuck and weather is less able to moderate itself.

The authors of the research, published in Nature Communications on Monday, warn this could lead to “very extreme extremes”, which occur when abnormally high temperatures linger for an unusually prolonged period, turning sunny days into heat waves, tinder-dry conditions into wildfires, and rains into floods.

“This summer was where we saw a very strong intensity of heatwaves. It’ll continue and that’s very worrying, especially in the mid-latitudes: the EU, US, Russia and China,” said one of the coauthors, Dim Coumou from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. “Short-term heatwaves are quite pleasant, but longer term they will have an impact on society. It’ll have an affect on agricultural production. Harvests are already down this year for many products. Heatwaves can also have a devastating impact on human health.”

Fires in Spain! (Wind turbines) Fires in Calif…

Fires in Spain! (Wind turbines)
Fires in California (lake & plane)

There are a lot of flooding and fires going on around the world as of this moment. Firefighters are doing what they can to stop these, but it’s a never ending battle. Greece has taken a terrible toll in loss of life, Southern California has had over 80,000 acres burned. Please pray and think of all those affected around the world, we are not so different.

A hot, clear channel cloud to ground #lightnin…

A hot, clear channel cloud to ground #lightning strike out of a heavy #monsoon #thunderstorm over Cottonwood, AZ captured by @wxtremechaser 7/26/18 #rain #wind #desertsouthwest #azwx #igersaz #weather #instaweather #atmosphere #ourplanetdaily #natgeo #weatherphotography #skylovers #cloudphotography

A hot, clear channel cloud to ground #lightnin…

A hot, clear channel cloud to ground #lightning strike out of a heavy #monsoon #thunderstorm over Cottonwood, AZ captured by @wxtremechaser 7/26/18 #rain #wind #desertsouthwest #azwx #igersaz #weather #instaweather #atmosphere #ourplanetdaily #natgeo #weatherphotography #skylovers #cloudphotography

Here’s a bit of a throwback #supercell #thunde…

Here’s a bit of a throwback #supercell #thunderstorm chase from all the way back on June 12, 2010. June in the #Texas Panhandle is definitely #storm time. On this day we intercepted this cell near Spearman, and followed it east. It kept producing huge, beefy lowerings but never could concentrate its rotation in the low levels — in fact the storm kept getting overwhelmed by outflow. Finally this storm cell merged into a large line and moved east into #Oklahoma. —————————————————— #thunderstorms #stormchasing #nature #natgeo #sky #clouds #instasky #instaweather #igsky #atmosphere #nakedplanet #earthpix #stormy #badweather #stormchasers #nature_photography https://ift.tt/2A6JmKj

Here’s a bit of a throwback #supercell #thunde…

Here’s a bit of a throwback #supercell #thunderstorm chase from all the way back on June 12, 2010. June in the #Texas Panhandle is definitely #storm time. On this day we intercepted this cell near Spearman, and followed it east. It kept producing huge, beefy lowerings but never could concentrate its rotation in the low levels — in fact the storm kept getting overwhelmed by outflow. Finally this storm cell merged into a large line and moved east into #Oklahoma. —————————————————— #thunderstorms #stormchasing #nature #natgeo #sky #clouds #instasky #instaweather #igsky #atmosphere #nakedplanet #earthpix #stormy #badweather #stormchasers #nature_photography https://ift.tt/2A6JmKj

Amazing lightning over Trieste, Italy captured…

Amazing lightning over Trieste, Italy captured by photographer Amadej Bernard.

Dust devil near Finistère, France

Dust devil near Finistère, France

To everyone from the north who laughs at us fo…

To everyone from the north who laughs at us for complaining about 20s in the winter, come get some today canucks! 😂