It’s a rare weather phenomena called a “fallstreak hole” that occurs when the water temperature inside a cloud drops to freezing but the water vapor itself cannot freeze because there are not enough “ice nucleation particles” – and man, does it look freaky. Last month citizens of Wonthaggi, Australia were treated to the spectacular sight of a fallstreak hole (also called a fallstreak cloud or punch hole cloud) which had many worried about what was occurring in the skies above them.
If you thought the wall of snow that blanketed Buffalo a few weeks back was eerie, take a look at the storm that hit Sydney, Australia over the weekend. Looking like some sort of freaky alien invasion, Mother Nature shows us once again that she can be just as terrifying as any scary ghost story.
The Weather Channel is reporting that a massive toxic red tide is killing marine life off the coast of Florida. According to the Weather Channel, the large blooms of red algae are located about five miles off St. Petersburg and measure an astonishing 60 miles wide by 100 miles long.
It’s not a UFO – wind gust blows bounce house (with three kids inside) more than 50 feet into the air
Three upstate New York children were inside a bounce house Monday afternoon when a gust of wind launched the house high into the air. Horrified witnesses say the bounce house rose 50-feet into the air but photographs of the incident suggest the playhouse rose at least 100-foot into the sky and possibly higher. The three youngsters were seriously injured when they were dumped from the house while it was rising into the air.
A driver in the town of Tyumen, Siberia narrowly avoided being swallowed up by a giant sinkhole in the highway on Thursday. In the video below, drivers notice the depression in the road and move to the right lane in order to avoid it. As traffic stalls and more cars pile up around the depression, the road surface gives away revealing a huge, gaping sinkhole that nearly swallow a car parked right next to it.
Villagers scooped up buckets full of the valuable commodity after it rained fish in west Sri Lanka on May 6, 2014. Villagers in the district of Chilaw said they heard something heaving falling on the roofs of their homes and businesses and were surprised when they rain outside to find fish falling from the sky. The villagers collected over 100 lbs. of the edible fish – many of which were still alive and squirming. A similar incident occurred in Sri Lanka in 2012.
16-year-old Georgina Heap was playing tennis with her mother when she looked up at the sky and noticed a mysterious black ring floating high in the air. The huge black ring was spotted in the skies above Leamington Spa, a spa town in central Warwickshire, England, and remained in sky for about three minutes before disappearing completely. Weather experts are baffled by what they describe as a “real-life X-Files”.
Although not completely frozen (come on, – nearly 76,000 gallons of water flow over it every second), the flow over Niagara Falls’ American Falls and Bridal Veil Falls has certainly frozen a considerable amount since last week’s chilly “polar vortex” event. Ice floes and giant icicles form on the falls every year and the ice at the base of the falls, called the ice bridge, has historically grown so thick that people used to build concession stands and walk from the United States to Canada on it. In early 2014, the unusual cold created a brilliant frozen sight at Niagara Falls with visitors flocking to the area in order to glimpse the frozen winter spectacle for themselves.
It’s not quite pigs flying but it’s pretty close. For the first time in 112 years, snow has fallen in the normally dry, arid region of the Middle East. For citizens of Cairo and Jerusalem in Egypt and Israel, this is the first time in their lives that they’ve seen the fluffy, white stuff and to say they are amazed is an understatement. Snow also reportedly fell in Turkey and Syria.
The video below was shot via a dashboard camera during Tropical Storm Kong-Rey near Keelung, Taiwan. In the video you will see a heavy mudslide rain down from the roadside mountain followed by a gigantic boulder that comes to rest mere feet from a car trapped by the debris. The boulder weighs hundreds of tons and would have been catastrophic to the automobile if the massive mudslide had not shoved the car to the opposite side of the roadway.
JR Hott of Panhandle Helicopter Tours out of Panama City, Florida has captured a remarkable and rare weather phenomena during a helicopter tour over the city. Called an “Air Tsunami”, the photos show a visually-vibrant, low-lying haze swooping over the high-rise buildings on the Panama City coastline. The event is rare but for safety reasons, helicopter pilots remain grounded when they pass through. In this case however, Hott’s curiosity got the better of him.
Yesterday we brought news of an unusual pulsating cloud caught on video and the potential for the anomaly to have been caused by the top-secret HAARP program. Today, weather forecasters are noting a highly unusual weather pattern currently moving across the United States, one that is moving from east to west. The strange movement of the storm system has brought concern that the secretive HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) program may be conducting weather experiments and/or manipulating the weather around the United States. HAARP is a jointly funded project funded by the US Air Force, the US Navy, the University of Alaska and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The program’s focus is to identify new technologies for radio communications and surveillance. Among other things, HAARP has also been blamed for earthquakes, mind control, and yes, weather modifications.
A very strange, pulsating, shifting cloud formation has been videoed and posted to LiveLeak this week (we’ve edited the video and zoomed in on the area of the cloud movement to make facilitate viewing). The cloud has a strange glow and rapidly changes shapes several times during the video. Some have proposed the odd cloud movement is caused by HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program) blasts
The next time you feel like complaining about turbulence while flying aboard a commercial airlines, consider the situation Lieutenant Colonel William Henry Rankin survived after ejecting from his F-8 jet fighter that was flying Mach .82, at 47,000 feet, above a thunderstorm. To date, Rankin is the only known person to survive a fall through a cumulonimbus thunderstorm cloud. He paid one heck of a price for his adventure.
Russian “Snowpocalypse” is a snow tsunami – buries streets, cars, and buildings under 10 feet of snow
Unrelenting snowfall in Russia this past week have buried many cities under 10 feet or more of snow. Entire apartment blocks, markets, stores and offices were buried under snow overnight with snow accumulations so high, residents could not get out of their doorways. There are reports that some cities remain cut off from the outside […]