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Lake Mead Survivor Treads Water for Hours

Even though Lake Mead is lower on water right now than it has ever been, it is still a huge place. And it is the last place you want to be in Nevada with monsoon-like winds roll in like they did on Tuesday. “It kind of came out of nowhere. We didn’t expect it to hit as hard as it …

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Gustnado: What is It? Should You Be Worried?

“Gustnado”, or “gust-front tornado,” is a low-level rotating cloud that is short-lived. It can sometimes form within a severe thunderstorm. Reports say that the average gustnado lasts just seconds to a few minutes. According to the National Weather Service, gustnadoes are wispy, and their wind speeds could reach up to 80 mph. Gustnadoes have less in common with tornadoes, and …

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Derecho Threat: Severe Storm Pummels Midwest

A derecho is often classified as a type of extreme weather phenomenon, which refers to an inland-type of hurricane accompanied by heavy thunderstorms. Derechos are capable of inflicting extensive damage to wide areas. According to the Storm Prediction Center, derechos are at least 240 miles wide and produce long-lived straight-line wind damage. On Tuesday, extreme weather, heavy flooding and severe …

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Louisiana Flooding: EF-1 Tornado Confirmed By National Weather Service

Many residents across several parts of southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi are dealing with the aftermath of Tuesday’s heavy rains, which triggered minor flooding in their area. According to the National Weather Service, the large cluster of thunderstorms that caused more than one foot of rain to the aforementioned areas can be classified as an EF-1 tornado. The agency added …

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Moore, Oklahoma Passes New Tornado-Resistant Building Codes

Some residents of Moore, Oklahoma are still in the process of rebuilding their homes from damages that were left by last year’s tornado. Buildings were reduced to rubble, cars were left crushed, and walls were what remained of the structures. The tornado injured 400 citizens and killed 24 people. It was not the first time the city has experienced that …

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Several Tornadoes Hit Northern California [Video]

The National Weather Service announced the touchdown of several tornadoes in California on Wednesday. Jeff Ranieri, chief meteorologist of the NBC Bay Area, said that there were reports of six funnel clouds and four tornadoes in the region. The National Weather Service confirmed two of the tornadoes, which is a rare occurrence in California. The tornadoes touched down in Northern …

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Antarctica Storm Photographed by Satellite

People here in the United States are simply tired of hearing about winter weather; The polar vortex and winter storm Titan have brought enough cold and precipitation to last the eastern US for quite some time. That being said, looking at nifty weather conditions and storms in other locations is still quite cool, as evidenced by the recent clamor surrounding …

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Gaviota Pier: Damaging Waves Rip into Popular Fishing Dock

A historic pier at Gaviota State Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., collapsed Saturday morning due to damaging waves. Gaviota Beach is popular for camping, hiking, and surfing. However, one feature that attracts visiting tourists and local residents is the windy Gaviota Pier. Spanish soldiers who decided to call it “La Gaviota,” which means seagull, found the pier in 1769. The 529-foot …

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Polar Vortex: Another On The Way

Have you had enough of the cold and snow yet? If you thought the last Polar Vortex and cold spells were bad, get ready for round two. Although many areas of the country are experiencing warm weather with highs in the 60’s in some areas, a cold spell will start on Monday and last throughout the week. The Polar Vortex …

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Supermarket Shooting: 2 Injured, Suspect in Custody

A supermarket shooting in an Atlanta, Georgia Kroger left two women with non-life threatening injuries, one shot in the leg and the other in her torso. The shooting happened Monday as a crowd of people hurried to stock up before a predicted winter storm, according to Fox News. Police spokesman Greg Vaughn said, “The scene is a little chaotic. You …

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Winter Storm Nika To Bring More Snow

Have you had enough snow yet? Get ready for some more as Winter Storm Nika crosses the United States bringing a wintery mix of rain, ice and snow. Last weekend most of the country felt the wrath of Winter Storm Maximus as he brought up to 10 inches of snow to some areas. Warm weather late last week caused much …

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Snowfall In Cairo: First time In More Than 100 Years

Cairo isn’t looking like its normal self lately. That’s because Cairo has been completely transformed into a majestic-looking winter wonderland. That’s right, a storm in the Middle East gave the gift of snow this holiday marking it the first snowfall in over 100 years. Cairo’s temperatures aren’t traditionally paired with the snowy, winter weather so it’s been a shock to …

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