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 […]
Icebergs are typically white but various factors can occasionally cause them to turn a different color – green, brown, black, or blue are possible. Factors that distort the iceberg color include a lower density of air within the ice (which allows less sunlight to reflect off the surface or pass through the iceberg with a scattered pattern of light) or a higher density of rock embedded within the ice. Seldom are colored icebergs the result of man-made pollution or contaminants. Many times a colored iceberg has rolled over, revealing the discolored basal ice that once lay underneath the surface. Even striped icebergs are possible and can be created when a crevice fills quickly with water that freezes before ice bubbles are formed inside. Although rarely seen in nature, here are some pictures of famously colored icebergs.
In 1883, the first official report of the Marfa Lights came out. A Texas homesteader, Robert Ellison, noticed the lights and feared that Indians were attacking his home. After viewing the lights for some time however, it became clear to Mr. Ellison that these mysterious lights were not attacking Indians. These lights danced and flew wildly across the open plains.
On September 2, 1958 in Madison Township, New Jersey, Dominick Bacigalup survived an experience that to this date has confounded scientists. While sitting at his kitchen table, Dominick was bewildered when the roof and attic of his kitchen exploded with a deafening roar. After Dominick regained his senses, he was puzzle to find that a huge object had crashed through his ceiling. Upon closer examination, he and the authorities determined that the object was a 70 pound block of ice.
Every once in a while, if the atmospheric conditions are just right, the sun will spark a bright green hue just as it disappears on the horizon. Called the ‘green flash’, this phenomena is purported to be caused by the spectral separation of the sun’s colors.