Tag: weather

December 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm

This is What the Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Looks Like

This is What the Grand Canyon Filled with Clouds Looks Like

Photograph by National Park Service For the second year in a row, a rare phenomenon called a ‘temperature inversion’ filled the Grand Canyon with clouds. The weather occurrence is said to only happen roughly once every 10 years, yet it has happened twice in the span of a year; first occurring on 29 November…

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November 20, 2014 at 2:08 am

Picture of the Day: The Snow Wall

Picture of the Day: The Snow Wall

Photograph by Joseph DeBenedictis (@Joseph_Video on Twitter) Western New York is currently experiencing a historic snowstorm with another 2 – 3 ft of snow expected to fall in the Buffalo area by late Thursday. Driven by the lake effect, a massive snowstorm dumped upwards of 60 inches (152 cm) on parts of Western New…

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November 1, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Picture of the Day: Sky Blends Seamlessly with the Water

Picture of the Day: Sky Blends Seamlessly with the Water

Photograph by Kylemraley on reddit Reddit user Kylemraley captured an interesting scene at the Outer Banks in North Carolina with the sky and water blending together perfectly. The Outer Banks (also known as OBX) is a 200-mile (320-km) long string of narrow barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina and a small portion…

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October 30, 2014 at 11:25 am

7 Minutes of Jaw-Dropping Storm Footage

7 Minutes of Jaw-Dropping Storm Footage

To create Stormscapes 2, Nicolaus Wegner spent May – September of 2014 capturing all types of severe weather in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado. For storm prints from the video, check out light ALIVE photography. Song – “Leader” by MODE Gear: Canon 5dm2 and 6d | 16-35m2 | 14mm Rokinon | 70-200…

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October 26, 2014 at 4:19 pm

Picture of the Day: Oklahoma Supercell

Picture of the Day: Oklahoma Supercell

Photograph by Minerva Studio Seen here is an intimidating storm cloud near Panhandle, Oklahoma. The imposing cloud’s grandeur is enhanced by the broad expanse of flat land, the so-called ‘Great Plains‘ region of the United States. Most of Oklahoma lies in an area known as Tornado Alley, characterized by frequent interaction between cold and…

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October 22, 2014 at 10:37 am

You Know It’s Windy When Waterfalls are Being Blown Upwards

You Know It's Windy When Waterfalls are Being Blown Upwards

On 21 October 2014, storm force winds battered northern England’s Derbyshire Peak District, near Hayfield. The River Kinder is observed being stopped in its tracks as it is blown back up onto Kinder Scout Plateau at the point where it would normally cascade 80 ft down the Kinder Downfall.

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September 23, 2014 at 7:01 pm

This Timelapse of Clouds Looks Like Rolling Ocean Waves in the Sky

This Timelapse of Clouds Looks Like Rolling Ocean Waves in the Sky

In this remarkable timelapse by Alex Schueth, we see Undulatus asperatus clouds rolling through Lincoln, Nebraska on July 7, 2014. The clouds look like rolling ocean waves in the sky and the effect is greatly enhanced when viewed as a timelapse. Be sure to change the video quality to glorious 4K if possible! For…

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September 3, 2014 at 5:09 pm

Arcus Cloud Kansas City Timelapse

Arcus Cloud Kansas City Timelapse

This awesome timelapse by Stephen Locke shows a shelf cloud on the leading edge of a thunderstorm rolling through Kansas City on 29 August 2014. A shelf cloud is a low, horizontal, wedge-shaped arcus cloud. Shelf clouds are typically attached to the base of the parent cloud, which is usually a thunderstorm, but could…

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April 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Picture of the Day: The Supercell

Picture of the Day: The Supercell

Photograph by RYAN SHEPARD Facebook | Twitter | 500px In this dramatic capture by Ryan Shepard, we see a supercell thunderstorm never Ovid, Colorado on 28 May 2013. A supercell is a thunderstorm that is characterized by the presence of a mesocyclone: a deep, persistently rotating updraft. Of the four classifications of thunderstorms (supercell,…

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April 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj

Picture of the Day: Rainstorm at the Taj

RAINSTORM AT THE TAJ Photograph by CHETAN KARKHANIS Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Flickr In this beautiful capture by Chetan Karkhanis, we see a sun-soaked rainstorm at the world-famous Taj Mahal. As Chetan explains on Flickr: “This is the view of the Taj Mahal from the top of the…

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