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