Thunderstorms's posts - Norwegian uPOST

Thunderstorm Turns Into a Nuclear Reactor and Blasts Radiation Everywhere Thunderstorm Turns Into a Nuclear Reactor and Blasts Radiation Everywhere

Thunderclouds rolled into the Japanese beach town of Uchinada early one December morning in 2015. The scientists expected the storms; they’d staked out the location specifically for studying something normally only seen by satellites. Sometime after 5am, a flash of lightning struck a wind turbine. And along came a…

Incredible Storm Footage Makes It Look Like the Apocalypse Has Arrived

Meteorologists can predict, with surprising accuracy, when a storm will roll through your town. But predicting exactly how severe it will be can still be hit and miss. That’s why it took filmmaker Chad Cowan six years to capture the spectacular timelapses he assembled into this awe-inspiring compilation.

Thunderstorm Triggers Freak Asthma Outbreak in Australia, Killing Four Thunderstorm Triggers Freak Asthma Outbreak in Australia, Killing Four

Four people are dead and another 1,870 people had to be treated for shortness of breath when a rare condition known as “thunderstorm asthma” struck the Australian city of Melbourne earlier this week.

Dad Makes Adorable Thunderstorm Costume for His Daughter

Lots of kids are terrified of thunderstorms, but not Zoey. Her dad, who you might remember from the glowing stick figure costume he made her a few years ago, is back with this over-the-top Princess Cumulus thunderstorm costume that’s as wonderful as it is impractical for actual trick-or-treating.

Watch Lightning Creep Towards Earth In Super Slow Motion Watch Lightning Creep Towards Earth In Super Slow Motion

Scientists at the Florida Institute of Technology recently captured a beautiful lightning storm using a new high speed camera.

A Plane Took a Wrong Turn and Ended Up in a Cloud of Antimatter A Plane Took a Wrong Turn and Ended Up in a Cloud of Antimatter

Where the hell did the antimatter come from? That’s what atmospheric scientist Joseph Dwyer has been trying to figure out for the past six years, after his research plane accidentally flew through a thunderstorm into a cloud of antimatter in 2009.

Tropical Regions Are Getting Wetter Thanks To Bigger Thunderstorms  Tropical Regions Are Getting Wetter Thanks To Bigger Thunderstorms 

Climate scientists are reporting that increasing rainfall in the world's warmest and wettest regions are being fueled by a recent surge in large, well-organized thunderstorms.

Mesmerizing animated GIFs of supercell thunderstorms in perpetual motion

Photographer Mike Hollingshead takes beautiful pictures of supercell thunderstorms, transforming some of them into animated GIFs that show this powerful weather in perpetual motion. These are his best.

The ISS Has an Instrument Specifically Designed to Study Lightning The ISS Has an Instrument Specifically Designed to Study Lightning

It's called the Firestation, and it's designed, in part, to study what comes out of the top of thunderstorms. Mika McKinnon has the details below.

What Is a Derecho? (Hint: It's a Highly Destructive Force of Nature) What Is a Derecho? (Hint: It's a Highly Destructive Force of Nature)

You're in the middle of a midwestern field right now. You feel a warm breeze gathering. Then wall of clouds starts heading in your direction. The wind gets stronger. Then a thunderstorm comes out of nowhere.

XM vs. Sirius: Live Tracking of Thunderstorms XM vs. Sirius: Live Tracking of Thunderstorms

Mr Panbo does a side by side comparo of both XM and Sirius's ability to track weather in real time. He's using them in a marine capacity, but there's no reason why that info couldn't be used to help landlubbers on their morning commutes sometime soon. The Verdict: Sirius didn't see some storms, but accurately…

Language