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Weather

Slow-mo Wind Tunnel Fun

Slow-mo Wind Tunnel Fun

The Slow Mo Guys managed to score some time inside of a full-scale wind tunnel to see how their bodies and everyday objects would behave in gusts up to 80 mph. Along the way, they turn a condom into a wind sock. Learn more about aerodynamics in part two.

If It Never Stopped Raining

If It Never Stopped Raining

While there are certainly places on our planet that could use a good downpour, we’d have a whole new set of problems if the rains came and never let up. Life Noggin explores the hypothetical scenario of endless rain, and what it might mean for our planet.

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The Cloud Ocean

The Cloud Ocean

Photographer Lars Leber captured this breathtaking footage captured from a vantage point above the clouds near Colorado Springs. By speeding up their movements using via time-lapse, the puffy white clouds look like the undulating waves of a surreal sky ocean.

Sky

Sky

Photographer Ron Risman’s latest time lapse photography is an ode to the ever-changing beauty of the sky. The time-lapse film features everything from clouds bathed in sunlight, to clear night skies, to storms and tornadoes bursting with rain and wind.

What Do Raindrops Look Like?

What Do Raindrops Look Like?

If you thought that rain had a teardrop shape as it fell, you’d be totally wrong. With the help of a vertical wind tunnel, It’s Okay to Be Smart shows us what these droplets of water look like as they head towards Earth, while teaching us about surface tension and air resistance.

The Great Haboob Chase

The Great Haboob Chase

Back in July, 2018, photographer Mike Olbinski set out on a quest to hunt down a dust storm (aka a “haboob”) that was headed for the Arizona desert. After about 3-1/2 hours of storm chasing he managed to capture about 5,000 frames of the epic dust cloud.

The Tescott Tornado

The Tescott Tornado

Stormchasing photographer Mike Olbinski got exactly what he was looking for back on May 1. While making his way through the plains of Kansas, he set up his camera to shoot a time lapse of the stormy weather, and managed to capture the initial formation of an EF3 tornado.

Hurricane in a Box

Hurricane in a Box

The study of extreme weather like hurricanes can help save lives and property. The engineers at the University of Miami’s Surge Structure Atmosphere Interaction Facility (SUSTAIN) have built an system which allows them to simulate hurricane force winds and water.

South Dakota StormLapse

South Dakota StormLapse

Photographer Chad Cowan set out to capture imagery of stormy skies over South Dakota, and ended up with an incredible sequence of changing colors we can hardly believe that nature created. Interested in shooting storms like Chad? Join his exclusive workshop.

Lightning Storm Time-lapse

Lightning Storm Time-lapse

Incredible footage captured over Kimberley, Australia, as storm clouds and lightning rolled through. Geoff Green’s time-lapse is at once an awe-inspiring and terrifying reminder of nature’s fury. Photo geeks: shot w/ Nikon D800 @ 1 frame per 2 sec, 1.6 sec exposure, ISO 2000.

NASA Aerosol Simulation

NASA Aerosol Simulation

A fascinating simulation created by a team of scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The animation approximates the movements of smoke, sea salt, and dust as they traveled around the globe due to storms and wind currents in 2017. Original video here.

Shadow of the Eclipse

Shadow of the Eclipse

Lots of us stayed outside to watch the big solar eclipse this week, but this isn’t the view any of us saw. Instead of looking up at the skies, the University of Wisconsin Madison time-lapsed weather satellite imagery to track the shadow of the moon as it crossed the US.

Storm 1, Revolving Door 0

Storm 1, Revolving Door 0

We always thought the idea behind revolving doors was to keep the bad weather out of buildings, but in this video captured during a storm in Istanbul, Turkey, it seems the wind and rain got the better of the spinning door, and left quite a mess. Original video here.

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Walk vs. Run When It’s Cold

Walk vs. Run When It’s Cold

Fortunately, it’s starting to gradually warm up in most of the Northern Hemisphere, but when it is cold out, you just want to get somewhere warm as quickly as possible. Minute Physics ponders whether or not it’s better to proceed slowly when you’re freezing your butt off.

Cloud Collision

Cloud Collision

We won’t let the irritating audio take away from Mitchell F. Chan’s Something Something National Conversation (In 2 Characters or Less), which features one of the most satisfying elements we’ve seen in an art installation – two puffy white clouds colliding endlessly in mid-air.

Near-Zero Visibility

Near-Zero Visibility

TopFelya captured this incredible footage at a runway at London’s Gatwick Airport, as a series of jumbo jets each manages to successfully land or take off in a dense fog that seems to swallow up the planes. The mist coming off the wings of the planes is especially eerie.

2.5 Minutes of Lightning

2.5 Minutes of Lightning

During an intense thunderstorm in Kansas, photographer Ron Risman pointed his lens at the electrical spectacle, and captured a 180-second sequence of lightning that’s as impressive as any fireworks show. The addition of dramatic music serves to heighten the thrill.

The Science of Lightning

The Science of Lightning

SciShow offers up a brief, yet informative look at nature’s electric fury. Learn what conditions make lightning occur, and the differences between some of the various types of lightning that we experience here on our planet, some of which most of us have never seen.

Thunderstorm Time-lapse

Thunderstorm Time-lapse

Blue Dog Films used a Canon 5d Mk3 to capture this incredibly ominous and awe-inspiring time-lapse footage of a storm brewing over Maroochydore, Australia, churning away like something from the ark opening scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Snowboarding in NYC

Snowboarding in NYC

Casey Neistat and Jesse Wellens of BGvsGF counted on the recent snowstorm to dump tons of powder on New York City so they could pull off this film. The whole thing is surreal. The behind-the-scenes is equally entertaining.

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Stormscapes 3

Stormscapes 3

(Flashing lights) Photographer Nicolaus Wegner graciously shares his latest compilation of time-lapse videos of storms in the US. It has everything: massive clouds, rainbows, lightning and much more. The song is Everything by Everyone Moves Away.

Tempescope

Tempescope
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A small box that mimics weather conditions. Tempescope can visualize cloudy, rainy and sunny weather as well as lightning storms using water, air and LEDs. It can mimic local or foreign weather, but you can also manually set it to one of the four conditions.

Edge of Stability

Edge of Stability

Photographer Jeff Boyce shot over 70,000 images to create this impressive time-lapse video of storms, stars and skies. No fancy hyperlapse, no quick cuts or zooms. Just a sharp and steady eye watching nature do its thing.

A Dirty Thunderstorm

A Dirty Thunderstorm

Photographer Marc Szeglat was recording footage of the Japanese volcano Sakurajima when he captured a rare and unusual static electricity phenomenon – volcanic lightning, otherwise known as a dirty thunderstorm.

Crazy Hot Weather Forecast

Crazy Hot Weather Forecast

Meteorologist Cory McCloskey of FOX 10 Phoenix does a brilliant job keeping his composure and rolling with the punches when his weather forecast map glitches out and indicates the worst heat wave this side of Mercury.

Yuki-Taro Snowbot

Yuki-Taro Snowbot

So it’s time to dig out from the latest snownami. You could shovel by hand, or you could send off to Japan for Yuki-Taro, a robot that not only can plow snow, but that turns the white stuff into compact bricks of ice to keep things tidy.

Icy Ski Resort

Icy Ski Resort

Weather photographer Marko Korošec captured a series of incredible images of windblown ice encasing trees, lookout towers and other structures at a ski resort on Slovenia’s Mount Javornik. Buy Marco’s photo calendar here.

Snow Drone

Snow Drone

With the crazy amount the U.S. East coast this week, James Grimaldi decided to send his drone out for a flight to capture the early winter wonderland from a unique perspective over his neighborhood in West Seneca, NY. Shot in 4K.

Now You See It…

Now You See It…

This lucky person was trying to leave their house to escape a tornado, but instead ended up witnessing a rare live performance of the Great Magician, Mr. Garage. Watch as it performs its trademark vanishing trick.

A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

Vacationers on a beach in Novosibirsk, Siberia were recently taken by surprise when the skies turned dark and a major wind and hailstorm erupted, creating a scene that looks like its straight out of the apocalypse.

Desktop Tornado Machine

Desktop Tornado Machine
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Designed initially for teaching students about how tornadoes form, this tabletop weather simulation device would look way cooler sitting on your desk than one of those clacky Newton’s Cradle things.

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