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A Recent Hurricane Shot a Bolt of Antimatter Toward Earth A Recent Hurricane Shot a Bolt of Antimatter Toward Earth

When you think of an alien world, you might think of a strange, stormy place with an inhospitable environment, frequent lightning strikes, and extreme radiation. But who needs an imagination when the storms here on Earth already beam radiation, including antimatter, down toward the ground?

Strong Hurricanes Intensify Faster Now Than They Did in the 1980s Strong Hurricanes Intensify Faster Now Than They Did in the 1980s

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was brutal, featuring strong weather systems that morphed into severe and treacherous hurricanes in a remarkably short period of time. This phenomenon, known as rapid intensification, is now happening with greater ferocity than it did three decades ago, according to new research.

China's Ambitious New Rain-Making System Would Be as Big as Alaska China's Ambitious New Rain-Making System Would Be as Big as Alaska

China’s state-owned aerospace corporation is embarking on a plan that would see tens of thousands of fuel-burning, cloud-seeding chambers dispersed across the Tibetan Plateau in an attempt to increase rainfall in the region. It sounds impressive, but it’s an open question as to whether this extensive rain-making…

Relive the Pain of This Week's Awful Snowstorm With This Satellite GIF Relive the Pain of This Week's Awful Snowstorm With This Satellite GIF

My apologies to anyone who doesn’t happen to live in the Northeastern United States. I don’t want you to feel bad for us. But I do want you to recognize the fact that we’ve been walloped with four enormous snowstorms in three weeks. Adding insult to injury, the most recent one occurred the day after spring “began.”

What Weather Is in Store for the United States This Coming Spring What Weather Is in Store for the United States This Coming Spring

From floods and rain to droughts and unseasonably warm conditions, here’s the weather that Americans can expect in the coming months.

The Groundhog Is Only a Little Worse Than an Almanac at Predicting Weather The Groundhog Is Only a Little Worse Than an Almanac at Predicting Weather

Predicting the weather is not easy. Right now, we know a few things: Generally, things are getting warmer. If it’s an El Niño year, weather patterns will differ. But ultimately, the weather is a super-complex physics problem with tons of moving pieces that make totally accurate forecasting difficult and reliant on…

This Pic Pretty Much Sums Up the Winter We’ve Been Having This Pic Pretty Much Sums Up the Winter We’ve Been Having

Taken just yesterday, this satellite photo shows the extent of snow cover in the eastern United States. From Saginaw, Michigan down to Huntsville, Alabama, it’s been that kind of winter.

There’s Something Super Eerie About Watching Thunderstorms Unfold in Black and White

Looking for a good reason to justify spending thousands of dollars on a gigantic 8K TV? Look no further than storm chaser Mike Olbinski’s latest timelapse, Breathe. It’s not only the first to be edited in full, eye-slapping 8K resolution, it’s also been edited in black and white, making the brewing storms Olbinski…

Scientists Make Coldest Liquid Water Ever, And It's Weirder Than They Imagined Scientists Make Coldest Liquid Water Ever, And It's Weirder Than They Imagined

You’re definitely familiar with water’s freezing point: 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 degrees Celsius). But that’s not the coldest water could be. “Supercooled” water is water that exists below that point. Scientists in a few labs have now made the coldest water yet.

North Americans Are Either Too Cold or Too Warm Right Now North Americans Are Either Too Cold or Too Warm Right Now

If you think the weather’s a bit weird right now, you’re not wrong. The northern and eastern portions of North America are caught in a deep freeze, and the eastern seaboard is preparing for something called a “bomb cyclone.” Meanwhile, Californians are reeling from an unusually long wildfire season, and Alaskans are…

New Year's Day Will Likely Be the Coldest in Decades in Eastern US New Year's Day Will Likely Be the Coldest in Decades in Eastern US

2017, a dumb and stupid year which even the Pope agrees was pretty miserable, will shortly give way to 2018. Fortunately, 2018 is already planning on greeting us with the icy cold of the grave.

Watch the Grand Canyon Fill With Clouds in This Timelapse of a Rare Weather Phenomenon

Clouds form when warm, humid air rises into the cooler atmosphere, and all that water vapor condenses into tiny floating water droplets. But sometimes that process can be inverted, like when cold air trapped in the Grand Canyon causes it to fill with clouds as warm air passes over the massive gorge. And sometimes,…

Storm Chaser Captures Slo-Mo Lightning Footage Like You've Never Seen Before

There’s no denying that a massive bolt of electricity streaking hundreds of miles across the sky is one of Mother Nature’s most impressive demos. But when seen through the lens of Dustin Farrell’s high-speed camera, lightning becomes even more phenomenal as it slowly zig-zags its way from the clouds to the earth…

Stunning Aerosol Visualization Accidentally Captures the Ferocity of This Year’s Hurricane Season Stunning Aerosol Visualization Accidentally Captures the Ferocity of This Year’s Hurricane Season

A new simulation produced by NASA’s Data Visualization Studio packs four months of swirling atmospheric activity into a two minute clip that reminds us how unrelenting this past hurricane season really was.

Confirmed: Lightning Causes Nuclear Reactions in the Sky Confirmed: Lightning Causes Nuclear Reactions in the Sky

Lightning is nuts. It’s a supercharged bolt of electricity extending from the sky to the ground that can kill people. But it can also produce nuclear reactions, according to new research.

Watch NASA Launch Its Shiny New JPSS-1 Weather Satellite Watch NASA Launch Its Shiny New JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a “series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites,” NASA announced on Saturday, with the agencies touting they expect significant improvements to their weather-forecasting abilities when…

My Brain Refuses to Believe These Are Clouds and Not the Ocean

Through the lens of a talented photographer, familiar scenes can be turned on their heads, fooling your eyes into seeing something completely different. In this video, it looks like Lars Leber captured the ocean as waves churned up a blanket of sea foam, but in reality it’s a long timelapse of clouds slowly rolling…

This Storm Chaser Captures Monsoon Footage Like You've Never Seen Before

Meteorologists can predict, with some degree of accuracy, whether or not it’s going to rain tomorrow. But determining the exact severity of an approaching storm isn’t quite as easy. So in order to capture the amazing timelapse sequences in his new film, Monsoon IV, Mike Olbinski had to drive nearly 13,000 miles across…

What This Coming Winter Has in Store for the United States What This Coming Winter Has in Store for the United States

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has issued its forecast for the 2017-18 winter season and, for the second year in a row, La Niña is poised to be a major factor in how the season shapes up. In general, the forecasters are predicting a cooler, wetter north, and a warmer, drier south.

Nervous Gulf Coast States Brace for Yet Another Hurricane (Updated) Nervous Gulf Coast States Brace for Yet Another Hurricane (Updated)

In what has become a numbing succession of severe storms, tropical storm Nate has emerged in the southwest Caribbean. The storm, which has already produced deadly flash flooding and mudslides in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Honduras, is expected to intensify into a Category 1 Hurricane and reach the US Gulf Coast early…

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