Most of us don’t think much of the weather statements that meteorologists from the National Weather Service make every single day. Until there’s a natural disaster, of course. But a forecast issued as Hurricane Katrina slammed into the the Gulf states ten years ago today made history for its eloquence—and changed the… »
You’ve probably already read somewhere that no, nothing will happen to your plane if it gets struck by lightning. Planes get hit all the time, and nothing happens. Supposedly. But it never hurts to have video evidence of that fact. Here’s a look at the wrath of the heavens unleashing itself on a Delta flight. »
Typhoon Soudelor tore through Taiwan and coastal China over the weekend, reportedly killing more than 20 people. While winds gusted up to 180 miles per hour over the ocean, the angry air eased to tropical storm status once it made landfall. Even so, that was enough to make this 747 parked at Taipei test its tethers.
It’s a dark and stormy night, 28,000 feet over the Midwest. Just after 10:30 PM, I’m standing aft of the cockpit of a NASA DC-8, while lightning flashes outside the cabin windows. »
Tesla’s been pretty adamant for a while now that lightning is no unusual hazard to its all-electric Model S, any more so than lightning is a hazard to any regular car. But what looks to be a freak occurrence just captured on video shows that a bolt from the sky can, indeed, at least screw up your Tesla Model S. »
And somehow, the poor guy going for the worst ride of his life survived completely unharmed, according to witnesses. »
This Dodge Challenger Hellcat was spared from a tornado that completely destroyed everything around it. That or we finally have proof that a Hellcat is more powerful than a tornado. »
Yes, everything is bigger in Texas. Specifically the hail, which Storm chasers outside Stephenville discovered when chunks of ice the size of grapefruits fell out of the sky. Related: What are the insurance premiums for storm chasers? »
An incredibly powerful storm just blew through Louisiana, bringing not only heavy rain and clouds so thick they turned day into night, but also monstrously powerful winds. Winds so powerful, they blew a freight train clear off a bridge, sending shipping containers careening down below. »
It takes a certain kind of supreme inner peace to see a massive wedge tornado head straight towards your face, have no real escape, and only be able to mutter, “It’s coming right over the top of me. I don’t really know what to do, except, I guess, sit here.” Either supreme inner peace, or, you know, quaaludes.
The buried locale formerly known as the "city of Boston" has seen a record 80,000,000 feet of snow this winter, and with it, life has seen changes. Not all at once, and some of them have been very gradual. But the biggest change may be the source of all that commuter traffic. Namely, the vehicles lying on their sides. »
Ever wonder why the government always sends planes into a hurricane to gather data, but doesn't really do so for regular thunderstorms? Let the Weather Channel's crazy hologram explain that it all has to do with the direction of the wind. »
If you eagerly await several feet of snow in New York City for donuts and other hoonage opportunities, be warned: your ass may get arrested. »
Besides an obscenely overinflated cost of living, pretension, restaurants that are middling at best, high taxes, and its proximity to Virginia, the worst thing about Washington D.C. is its traffic. And today, on this snowy January morning, it is especially horrible. »
It's Thanksgiving week — one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. And like many other years, there's a massive storm on the doorstep of the nation's northeast major hub airports that could send everyone's plans right to hell. But to help you be prepared, here are some of your options to get back on track. »
Alright, so driving in Buffalo is terrible always, because of the constant reminders that you are, in fact, in Buffalo. But the past 24 hours have seen three feet of snow dumped on the city, and you haven't even had turkey and uncomfortable arguments with your relatives yet. »