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A Giant Haboob Near Phoenix, Arizona –

The photo a giant haboob ready to engulf Gilbert, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. I was on my way to shoot what I hoped would be a colorful sunset, but my plans were abruptly changed when I saw this dust storm … Continue reading

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Volcanic Lightning

By Nicole Van Vleck Volcanic lightning, also known as dirty thunderstorms, is capable of producing some of the most powerful and visually striking lightning storms on Earth.  Not all volcanic eruptions produce lightning.  When it does occur, a single eruption … Continue reading

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Fire rainbows –

  Fire rainbows, scientifically known as circumhorizon arcs, can be seen during summer solstice when it is close to noon, around two handspans away from the sun. The arc is produced by plate oriented crystals and is a close relation … Continue reading

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Kelvin-Helmholtz Clouds

Kelvin-Helmholtz Clouds are cirrus clouds that due to the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability grow vortex billows. They arise from very large shears in the velocity fields, which is this example arise just below the jet stream. The phenomenon is very similar to the … Continue reading

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Rain contained human white blood cells

In Oakville Washington, it once rained gelatinous blobs that contained human white blood cells. The townspeople of Oakville, Washington, were in for a surprise on August 7, 1994. Instead of their usual downpour of rain, the inhabitants of the small … Continue reading

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A Circular Lightning -

  May 1, 1997, near Patterson, New Jersey. Between 3 and 4 PM, D. Quinlan  was driving along Route 80. A dark line squall was approaching from the west.  Quinlan observed many horizontal strokes of lightning passing from cloud to  … Continue reading

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Wave Clouds Over Birmingham Alabama

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Australian apocalyptic looking dust storms – 2009

In 2009, a dust storm swept across the Australian states of New South  Wales and Queensland from 22 to 24 September. While the cloud was visible  from space, on the ground the intense red-orange colour and drop in temperature  drew comparisons with nuclear winter,Armageddon, and the planet Mars.   www.telegraph.co.uk

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