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Tornadoes in California Wreak Havoc

Tornadoes in California

Tornadoes touched down and several funnel clouds were reported in Northern California Wednesday afternoon. In fact, according to NBC News, NBC Bay Area chief meteorologist Jeff Ranieri said, ” that there had been reports of four tornadoes and six funnel clouds in the region. Two of them were confirmed by the NWS.” The most significant… Read more »

Tornadoes In California: Twister Damages More Than A Dozen Homes

Tornadoes in California

Tornadoes in California can be extremely dangerous, and residents of Sacramento in Northern California felt the full force of a massive twister which touched down on Wednesday, damaging dozens of homes. Around 20 houses suffered roof and fence damage after the tornado hit near Roseville in Placer County, just after 6:00 p.m. local time. Fortunately,… Read more »

Syndey Storm Picture: Viral Photo Captures ‘Apocalyptic’ Storm

Syndey Storm Picture: Viral Photo Captures 'Apocalyptic' Storm

A Sydney storm that was captured in a dramatic photo unloaded more than an inch of rain in just half an hour, flooding much of the city and causing chaos on roads and railways. The clouds rolled in toward Australia’s largest city earlier this week, bringing violent thunderstorms and torrential rain. The giant thunderheads were… Read more »

New York City Spared Worst Of Storm, Slams Washington D.C. Instead

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New York City was braced for yet another heavy snowfall over the weekend, but much to the relief of winter-weary New Yorkers, received just a light dusting as the major storm took a sharp right turn and headed south, directly for Washington D.C. The largest snow accumulation in New York City registered at JFK airport,… Read more »

Massive Sunspot Rotating Around The Sun For The Third Time

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A massive and significantly strong sunspot is currently making its third pass across a “complex region” of the Sun, according to NASA. Sunspots like the one currently being tracked by NASA and NOAA, are part of the active Sun regions which typically produce large solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Sunspot AR1990 was previously labeled… Read more »

Solar Flares: Sun Unleashes Largest Burst Of 2014

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The largest solar flare of 2014 was unleashed by the Sun late yesterday evening. The huge X Class solar flare erupted from an active sunspot known as AR1990, according to NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. The agency’s spacecraft recorder captured the gigantic bursts of plasma from the coronal mass ejection – CME. X Class solar flares… Read more »

106 MPH Winds Blow Through Britain, Flood Waters Rising [Photos]

British Floods

106 mph winds were registered blowing across parts of Britain on Wednesday. Weather forecasters are predicting a similar barrage of heavy winds, possibly upwards 80 mph, to accompany the already devastating amounts of torrential downpour suffered by the island. The Met office, the UK’s national weather service, is predicting another massive storm this weekend. Now… Read more »

Atlanta Ice Storm: ‘Catastrophic’ Storm Could Be Worst In Decades

Atlanta Ice Storm: 'Catastrophic' Storm Expected To Hit

An Atlanta ice storm expected to hit in the next day has residents of the city hunkering down and forecasters predicting widespread destruction and blackouts. On Tuesday a massive storm rolled through the Southeast that blanketed many areas under ice and snow, leading to at least five weather-related deaths and snarled roadways across the region…. Read more »

Weather Channel’s Storm Names Fuel Social Media Weather Hype

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The Weather Channel’s storm names have been causing serious weather hype – and with it, heavy anxiety among social media users. According to a report on The Wall Street Journal, the Weather Channel’s storm name’s have driven Facebook users to mobilize. “A Facebook group called ‘Stop the Weather channel from naming winter storms‘ launched last… Read more »

Groundhog Day 2014: Punxsutawney Phil Says Six More Weeks Of Winter

Punxsutawney Phil Saw His Shadow

Groundhog Day 2014 was today and many were very disappointed in the forecast that the all famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, delivered. Punxsutawney Phil’s handlers announced that the groundhog did see he’s shadow, meaning that there will be another six long weeks of winter ahead of us. Legend has it that if the groundhog sees his… Read more »

Tonga Devastated By Its Most Powerful Cyclone Ever

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Tonga has been devastated by the most powerful cyclone ever to hit this popular tourist destination. The storm toppled trees, destroyed villages and has caused at least one known death. The cyclone (code-named Ian), damaged or destroyed some 70 percent of buildings in the central Ha’apai group of islands, affecting around 8,000 people. The area… Read more »

Freezing Weather Paralyzes Much Of The Country With Historic Lows

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Freezing weather is proving to be the biggest nuisance of 2014, shutting down schools in several states and even forcing some businesses to close their doors early. And for those who have to work, it’s down right miserable as their skin almost instantly freezes as soon as they step outside and some roads are closed… Read more »

Polar Vortex 2014 Affects 48 States, Will Remain In Place Until Mid-Week

polar vortex affects 48 states, remains in place until mid-week

The polar vortex 2014 is creating life-threatening wind chills of as low as -70 degrees Fahrenheit along some portions of the Midwest, and places as far south as Atlanta find themselves in the single digits. Several states have declared school closings for Monday, and possibly Tuesday as meteorologists predict an even colder morning tomorrow. What… Read more »

Weather Forecast ‘Havoc’ For Northeast As Blizzard Closes In

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The weather forecast for the northeast region of the United States to ring in 2014 calls for “havoc,” according to the National Weather Service and reported by CNN. A massive blizzard has its sights set on the region and could extend all the way into the midwest, potentially slamming 100 million people with dangerous winter… Read more »

California Drought 2014: Global Warming To Blame For Dry Weather?

California Drought 2014: Global Warming Causing Dry Weather

The California drought in 2013 was considered a historically dry year. But is global warming to blame, and will conditions only worsen in 2014? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, NASA claimed severe Amazon rain forest droughts were due to global warming. The CA Department of Water Resources quite bluntly blames the California drought on… Read more »

Solar Flares: Two Sunspots Facing Earth

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Multiple solar flares are facing Earth and “strange objects” are passing near a massive sunspot CME. Sunspot AR1934 and AR 1936 possess beta gamma magnetic fields and possess the power to emit strong solar flares, according to NOAA. The space weather experts put the odds of an X-Class solar flare at one percent and the… Read more »

Winter Coats May Not Be Enough As Power Blackouts Continue

Ice Storm

Winter coats may be on everyone’s Christmas list throughout the northeast and midwestern United States, but the real gift will just be getting to Grandma’s house for Christmas at all. A killer ice storm ravaged those regions over the weekend and into Monday, leaving hundreds of thousands shivering and without electricity. The storm has so… Read more »

California Wildfire Destroys Big Sur Fire Chief’s Home

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A California wildfire in Big Sur destroyed 500 acres of land and 15 homes, including the home of Big Sur fire chief, Martha Karstens. The wildfire burned up land in the Pfeiffer Ridge area of Los Padres National Forest near state Highway 1. California wildfires are rare during the Winter but are not impossible. The… Read more »

Clouds or UFOs: You Decide [PHOTOS]

Spaceship Cloud

Chinese people are running for their lives, or at least I would be, these terrifying UFO shaped clouds have started forming over certain rural areas of China and got them worried. These bizarre clouds, which look like they could have been created in the Special Effects Studio of some Hollywood movie studio, are actually a… Read more »

Ice Storm: Temperatures Plummet Nationwide, Four Deaths Reported

Ice storm

A massive ice storm is sweeping North America with temperatures plummeting to 20 degrees below zero, causing at least four deaths. The low pressure gripping the nation is disrupting normal life from coast to coast. Power outages and hazardous driving conditions have left motorists stranded in life threatening situations across many states. Forecasters are predicting… Read more »