Category: Weather


Baseball-size Hail Hits Italy

Another freak thunderstorm in Europe has dropped massive and destructive hailstones the size of baseballs, causing widespread damage and injuring several people and animals. Instagram/barber8813 We reported last week that 2 separate storms, one in Mexico and the other in Spain, had caused widespread damage due to hail, but this new one comes out of Italy.  The storm, which struck September 5, was caused by a southward plunge of the jet stream into western Europe creating a potent upper disturbance throughout the Italian peninsula.  The instability, which created a perfect storm scenario over the Mediterranean sea, eventually slipped into Italy toward...

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Rapid Climate Change Could Seriously Impact Ocean Biodiversity

Fate of Biological Life Unknown As Oceans Warm According to a recent study published in the journal Nature, rapid changes in the Earth’s climate due to warming of oceans over the next 50 years could have a serious effect on migration and re-distribution of marine animal populations. What does this mean for the ocean’s ecosystems? At first, they estimate that we will experience a population boom in a large variety of these animals. The problem occurs, however, when these animals migrate and invade other delicately balanced ecosystems. Climate Change – Bracing For the Inevitable Though the true effects are unknown at this...


Powerful Hail Now Hits Spain

We earlier reported on the unusual and terrifying hail event that took place in Mexico on the 30 of Aug and now reports have come in about another devastating hailstorm, this time in Aragon in NE Spain. The event took place on Aug. 31 during an outburst of powerful storms.  Hail the size of golf balls fell from the sky destroying everything from trees to windows to lawn furniture.  There is some incredible video footage online showing what appears to be a backyard and a pool.  The hail comes on light at first, splashing spouts of pool water into the air...

A manufacturing facility in Kentucky was struck by lightning, causing a spectacular chain reaction leading to a rare event known as a 'firenado'. 0

Lake of Bourbon Goes Up In ‘Firenado’

Cocktail Recipe: Lightning, Wind, Water and 800,000 gallons of Kentucky Bourbon The Weather Channel has just released a video of an event captured on camera in 2003. Twelve years ago, a lake in Kentucky produced a spectacular phenomenon as nature’s rapid response to an accident caused a lightning strike at the nearby Jim Beam manufacturing facility.  The chain reaction started shortly after the strike when runoff from the from the blaze accumulated in nearby lakes. The fiery bourbon, attributing a key ingredient to this cocktail, alongside a small EF0 tornado, spawned an extremely rare event known as a Firenado. Watch: Firefighters were able to...


Gray Swan Storm Could Destroy Tampa

A group of scientists, publishing their findings on Monday in the science journal Nature, says a cataclysmic inevitable disaster awaits Tampa and other low level cities the world over due to the threat of what they are calling gray swan hurricanes.


Massive Hailstorm in Mexico, 4 Dead

Signs of the end times?  Apocalyptic tendrils reaching out across an unseasonably dry summer?  A massive hailstorm struck Mexico Aug. 30, leaving 4 dead. and dozens injured. In the municipalities of Coacalco, Ecatepec, and Tlalnepantla in the state of Mexico, with substantial damage taking place in Cerro Del Caracol, in Lomas De Coacalco a unusually fierce hailstorm crashed through the streets where it reportedly swept cars down streets, tore down billboards, and toppled street signs.  According to Mexico governor Eruviel Avila, among the casualties were 2 homeless and 1 young baby. 2 Inches of rain fell in a 90 minute period,...