This year on Halloween, a rare phenomenon will appear in the sky: the «blue moon»

September 18, 2020

A rare natural phenomenon will be spotted overhead this Halloween, but don't worry — it's hardly more intimidating than themed holiday costumes. According to NASA, a so-called blue moon will appear in the sky. Despite the name, it is not blue at all and rather resembles an ordinary full moon — which, in essence, it is. So what's the catch? Blue moon is the term used for an extra full…

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Hurricane Sally hit the coast. Alabama faces a «catastrophic» flood

September 16, 2020

Hurricane Sally hit the Alabama coast as a Category 2 hurricane. Early Wednesday morning, it brought heavy rain, winds and floods. Hundreds of thousands of people were reportedly left without electricity due to the slow moving storm. The Governor of Alabama, Kay Ivey (R) warned that evacuation of local residents may be required. “My colleagues from Alabama, #HurricaneSally

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Weather forecasters predict storm Sally will turn into a hurricane

September 14, 2020

Residents of the Gulf Coast braced themselves for another blow of the elements on Monday. The 2020 hurricane season continues to build in power. The National Hurricane Center tracks about seven tropical storms, including Sally approaching the Gulf Coast, while Hurricane Paulette rages near Bermuda. A satellite image provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows Tropical Storm Sally on September 13, 2020. Sally turned north on Sunday and…

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Video shows lightning strikes a tree in Florida on a sunny day

September 8, 2020

Curiouser and curiouser … A video from a security camera in front of a house in Tampa, Florida, captured the amazing sight: lightning striking a tree on a completely cloudless day. Jonathan Moore, whose Thinkware camera captured the thunder in broad daylight, admitted that the incident took him by surprise — primarily because the day was unusually sunny, and the nearest thunderstorm raged eight miles from his house. According to…

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Hurricane Isaiah Reaches Florida Saturday

September 8, 2020

Storm Isaiah was declared a hurricane by the National Hurricane Center Thursday night after it reached the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, causing massive power outages. As of July 30, Isaiah's maximum wind force was 80 m / h. This makes it a Category 1 hurricane. According to the center, «there is a risk of high winds, heavy rains and storm surges» along the east coast of the United States:…

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Viral video captures the moment lightning struck near the Statue of Liberty

September 8, 2020

A spectacular eyewitness video filmed during a storm raging in New York captured the moment lightning struck near the Statue of Liberty. In a 21-second video taken from the dock on Alice Island and tweeted, dark gray clouds can be seen hovering over one of the main attractions of the Big Apple — and the very same lightning that slices through the sky and disappears behind the plinth. At the…

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Ring of Fire Will Bring Storm and Thunderstorm to the West Central United States

September 8, 2020

Due to extremely high July temperatures in parts of the United States, meteorologists are seriously worried about the so-called «ring of fire» effect. Scientists believe that nature will add sparkle to traditional fireworks for July 4th. Ring of Fire will cause thunderstorms and storms in some areas in the west-central United States. Difficult weather conditions will hit a wide area — from New Mexico and Colorado through the central plains…

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«Like a Movie»: Massachusetts Storm Flooded Hospital, Trapped Dozens of Drivers

September 8, 2020

A severe thunderstorm caused floods in Massachusetts, which literally drowned cities in water. The National Weather Service (NWS) office in Boston said more than 3 inches of rainwater fell in southeastern Massachusetts, causing storms followed by flash flooding. “The weather today is simply unthinkable. — wrote Norwood Police Chief William Brooks on social networks — Floods are everywhere, many drivers are trapped. Rainfall was especially heavy in Norwood, where the…

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Hurricane Laura has killed at least 14 people

September 8, 2020

The death toll in Louisiana and Texas rose to 14 on Friday after it was hit by Hurricane Laura. Hurricane Laura hit the Louisiana coast as a Category 4 storm with a wind force of 150 miles per hour. It is the worst storm to hit the state since 1856. According to the Associated Press, the death toll from the Category 4 hurricane in the United States was 14, with…

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Hurricane Laura hits Louisiana, forecasters warn of more than two stories high wall of water

September 8, 2020

Hurricane Laura hit the Louisiana coast early Thursday morning in one of the worst storms to hit the state. Laura reached shore — in a marshy and particularly vulnerable to storm surge — around 1am and was classified as a Category 4 hurricane. “This is one of the strongest storms on this stretch of the coastline. Said David Roth, National Weather Service forecaster. «We are concerned that the storm surge…

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