Midnight In The Desert — severe weather

2018 Hurricane Season May Be Busier Than Normal

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2018 Hurricane Season May Be Busier Than Normal

It may seem like we just said goodbye to Harvey, Irma, and Maria, but the new hurricane season is near its official start of June 1. With that, Colorado State University is out with its annual Atlantic forecast, and the season looks to be a little busier than usual, reports the Weather Channel: 3 big ones: The forecast calls for 14 named storms, seven hurricanes, and three major hurricanes among those seven. All are above the 30-year average of 12 named storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes. Last year: We ended up with 17 named storms, 10 hurricanes, and...

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Here’s why the snow in Russia turned orange

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Here’s why the snow in Russia turned orange

The city of Sochi in Russia is known for hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics, but for the past few days, the resort city has been notable for another reason: its mountains are dusty red and look like the surface of Mars. Winds have carried sand from the Sahara desert in North Africa to Eastern Europe, UK meteorologist Steven Keates told The Independent. The dust, mixing with storm and rain, has turned the snow various shades of red and orange. According to CNN, the sandstorm went from North Africa to Greece before heading to Eastern Europe, and it could even be...

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Americans Fear One Natural Disaster Far More Than the Rest

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Americans Fear One Natural Disaster Far More Than the Rest

What kind of natural disaster do you fear the most? Hurricane? Flood? Tornado? Mudslide? Solar flare? Zombie apocalypse? Elections? Your answer probably depends in part on where you live, how much news you watch and what was the last disaster movie you saw. A new survey polled Americans on which natural disaster they feared the most and the shocking (was it lightning?) answer defied the odds and blew away (wind storms?) the competition. The natural disaster Americans fear the most is … Not so fast. While you’re thinking about which type of disaster YOU fear the most, let’s look at...

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Over 250,000 lightning strikes in one night in Austrailia [Video]

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Over 250,000 lightning strikes in one night in Austrailia [Video]

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What the heck is a bomb cyclone?

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What the heck is a bomb cyclone?

Bomb cyclone: it sounds really cool, it’s actually kind of scary, and it’s headed your way. On Wednesday and Thursday, the intimidatingly-named winter storm is set to hit the East Coast with icy precipitation from Florida up into New England. But a name as apocalyptic as bomb cyclone begs explanation. How bad will this storm be, exactly? I mean, “bomb” is generally a qualifier you want attached to something like “frostings,” not “cyclone.” The phrase doesn’t refer to the storm itself. (The storm’s name is Grayson and you will refer to him as such.) Instead, 'bomb cyclone' refers to a...

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