Extreme Weather?/Mother Nature
I don't know.....is it just me or is the weather very strange lately???
Supercells are rotating updrafts within severe thunderstorms; they’re big, and scary. They can appear anywhere in the world given the right meteorological conditions, but most times they appear in the Great Plains of the US, last generally 2-3 hours and they sometimes split in 2, with the two resulting storms going in opposite directions. The supercells usually produce huge amounts of hail, torrential rainfall, strong winds, and substantial downbursts and are often carriers of giant hail.
Moscow Testing Cloud Seeding; Promises Winter Without Snow
Cloud seeding, a form of intentional weather modification, is the attempt to change the amount or type of precipitation that falls from clouds, by dispersing substances into the air that serve as cloud condensation or ice nuclei, which alter the microphysical processes within the cloud.The most common chemicals used for cloud seeding include silver iodide and dry ice (solid carbon dioxide). Liquid propane, which expands into a gas, has also been used.
40 Years of Zapping the Sky?As far back as 1958, the chief White House advisor on weather modification, Captain Howard T. Orville, said the U.S. defense department was studying “ways to manipulate the charges of the earth and sky and so affect the weather” by using an electronic beam to ionize or de-ionize the atmosphere over a given area.Angels Don’t Play This HAARP is about the military’s plan to manipulate that which belongs to the world — the ionosphere.
Before-and-after views of Sandy destruction - This before-and-after comparison of aerial views of Breezy Point in Queens, N.Y., shows the destruction caused by the Superstorm Sandy. The flooded beachfront community - a close-knit neighborhood of mostly firefighters and police officers - was totally destroyed when a huge blaze reduced perhaps 100 homes to ash
This before-and-after comparison of aerial views of Breezy Point in Queens, N.Y., shows the destruction caused by the Superstorm Sandy.
Taxi parking in Hoboken, New Jersey. (AP Photo / Charles Sykes)
Did global warming cause Hurricane Sandy? The short answer is partly. Maybe.For one, let’s talk about that block over the Atlantic. The block is a natural occurence that would happen with or without climate change. However, as some climate scientists like Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University point out, Arctic sea ice due to global warming slows the jet stream, making Atlantic blocks more frequent and stronger.
Megacryometeors/Hail can be pretty cool — you can hear it clinking on a tin roof, you can catch and eat it like a little snowcone, it can damage your annoying neighbor’s shitty car — but when those hailstones are weighing-in at more than 450 pounds. The largest ever of these icy beasts was a 880-pound (400 kg) monster that fell in Spain 2004. It landed right next to a young girl, whose then-urine-soaked pants immediately froze, giving her serious frostbite.
EMERGING BLAST SITE: A farside sunspot that exploded and hurled a bright CME into space on Sept. 23rd is now rotating onto the Earthside of the sun. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory photographed the emerging blast site during the early hours of Sept. 26th. Because the sunspot is still near the sun's eastern horizon, foreshortening prevents a clear view of its core magnetic structure. The events of Sept. 23rd, however, suggest that this could be a potent active region.
"Greenland’s ‘Ice Quakes’ May Set a Record-One of the more amazing facts about the ongoing destruction of the Greenland ice sheet is that it is producing earthquakes that can be detected worldwide. Now, fresh evidence is at hand to show that these “ice quakes” are spreading to previously quiescent parts of Greenland..the ice sheet is deteriorating at an accelerating clip...earthquakes have been spreading northward, from the warmer southern parts of Greenland to the colder northern parts..."
"Eight hundred miles south of the North Pole, stalactite-like stratus clouds—churned by 90-mile-an-hour winds—and the light of a bruised dawn paint an apocalyptic portrait over Inglefield Bay." Photograph by Bryan and Cherry Alexander, Arctic Photo
Okinawa Faces Super Typhoon Sanba - Super Typhoon Sanba became one of the most powerful storms so far this hurricane season as it wound its way over the Western Pacific, on its way to a potential encounter with Okinawa and South Korea. Packing sustained winds of greater than 155 mph and even stronger gusts. Sanba is a Cat 5 hurricane, the highest category ranking, and is just about at peak intensity.Sanba should weaken before striking South Korea, but Okinawa may not be so lucky.