What do you do when you're the owner of a marginally popular weather page on Facebook, you and your brother have a history of threatening people, and they finally shut down your page? You threaten Facebook, of course!
A powerful thunderstorm swept through the Siberian capital of Novosibirsk on Saturday, bringing with it huge wind-driven hailstones that pelted surprised and panicked beachgoers. The video is intense, going from relative calm to chaos as the rain and hail sweep over a nearby bridge and onto the crowded beach.
Deadspin covered the fallout from a television station in New York breaking into the last few minutes of the final game of the World Cup for a tornado warning in the station's viewing area. When it comes to severe weather, news stations put viewer safety over programming every time, and people who complain about it deserve to miss their shows.
In 2012, meteorologist Rhonda Lee made national headlines after she was fired from her job at a television station in Louisiana for defending herself on Facebook against racist comments about Lee sporting her natural hair. Yesterday, she announced that WeatherNation hired her as an on-air meteorologist.
When the forecast calls for a 30% chance of rain, it's reasonable to think that the chances of seeing rain are 3 out of 10. But when the forecast calls for a 30% chance of tornadoes, the risk is much higher and much more dangerous. Why is there such a discrepancy between severe weather and rain forecasts?
Heavy rain caused by Tropical Storm Neoguri triggered this intense mudslide in Nagiso, Japan on Wednesday. The video shows a muddy waterfall violently overtaken by an onslaught of trees, mud, and debris. The mudslide destroyed numerous homes and businesses, killing a 12-year-old boy and sending more than 200 people to shelters in the area.
The Storm Prediction Center's moderate risk for severe weather fell flat today, with most of the severe weather occurring all around the area at highest risk but not much inside of it. Busts happen. They're good for residents but bad for forecaster verification. When it comes to the "crying wolf effect," though, we're actually lucky this kind of bust isn't commonplace.