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Check out this glorious map of lighting striking around the globe

Check out this glorious map of lighting striking around the globe When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched its newest weather satellite back in November, the agency touted the next-generation lightning mapper—the first ever to orbit over a fixed point on the Earth—onboard.The agency, which forecasts weather and monitors the Earth's climate, revealed the first Global Lightning Mapper imagery on March 6, showing what the satellite is capable of.

Who needs meteorologists? Ino’s Weather Pro warns you of lightning up to 40 miles away

Who needs meteorologists? Ino’s Weather Pro warns you of lightning up to 40 miles away After talking with some people I knew who were hikers, fishermen, hunters and police officers, they all thought it was a good idea to develop the Ino Weather Pro.With no cellular service or network connectivity to rely on, the Ino Weather Pro provided accurate real-time weather temperature and changes to the conditions.

Bold kid crashes local weather report, forecasting 'farts and toots'

Bold kid crashes local weather report, forecasting 'farts and toots' Patrick Ellis, meteorologist for Jackson, Mississippi, was just trying to get through the evening news when a pint-sized surprise guest ran onto the set and promptly wreaked hilarious havoc.That's when Houston treated the Mississippi area to a prediction of "farts everywhere.

Hurricane forecasters sent a blunt warning to their bosses

Hurricane forecasters sent a blunt warning to their bosses The issue concerns a looming upgrade to the National Weather Service's top weather forecasting model, known as the Global Forecast System, or GFS.Computer models are a mainstay of modern weather forecasting.

An intense cold snap turned this waterfront home into a striking ice castle

An intense cold snap turned this waterfront home into a striking ice castle While a good chunk of the Northeast is prepping for a storm, some New York residents are dealing with another winter nuisance: ice.A home situated directly on Lake Ontario in Webster, New York, has turned into an almost literal ice house after strong winds coupled with low temperatures over the course of multiple days encased the home with a thick blanket of ice.

Blizzard of 2017: What does bombogenesis mean?

Blizzard of 2017: What does bombogenesis mean? Perhaps the most-used and exotic-sounding one that is floating around in reference to the blizzard just beginning to bear down on the East Coast is "bombogenesis.Specifically, to qualify as a "weather bomb," the minimum central pressure of the storm must drop by at least 24 millibars within 24 hours.

People are pissed they didn't get more snow during Blizzard 2017

People are pissed they didn't get more snow during Blizzard 2017 The East Coast was hit with a massive blizzard Tuesday morning, dumping over two feet of snow in some areas.The storm, named "Stella" by The Weather Channel, brought snow, sleet, strong winds and rain to cities up and down the coast, hitting New York state, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New England particularly hard.

Blizzard dumps an unbelievable amount of snow in 24 hours

Blizzard dumps an unbelievable amount of snow in 24 hours The blizzard of 2017 may have embarrassed New York weather forecasters by turning a much-hyped blizzard into a dreaded wintry mix, but elsewhere, it lived up to its full potential — and then some.Ilion, New York, picked up an even 3 feet (36 inches) of snow from this storm, and Binghamton wound up with 31.

Drone footage of desert 'super bloom' will make your frigid Thursday

Drone footage of desert 'super bloom' will make your frigid Thursday Canyons, sands and badlands are now speckled with yellows, purples and pinks inside the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.After years of severe drought, California experienced one of its wettest winters on record.

You can now experience the weather in VR thanks to AccuWeather and Oculus

You can now experience the weather in VR thanks to AccuWeather and Oculus In our ever-evolving quest to avoid going outside in order to check the weather, we not only have apps to give us details about the temperature and precipitation, but now, we also have a VR experience.Thanks to this new feature from the weather app, you’ll be able to virtually experience a whole slew of weather animations from the comfort of your own home.

A Spring Google Doodle has FINALLY sprung 🌷

A Spring Google Doodle has FINALLY sprung 🌷 In true Google fashion, the site is celebrating the 2017 spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere with an adorable Google Doodle that's sure to put a spring in your Monday step.Complete with beautiful, colorful flowers, the animated design shows a cute little critter decorating its underground home and heading back to bed, because daylight savings time.

There are 11 newly-classified clouds, and all of them are breathtaking

There are 11 newly-classified clouds, and all of them are breathtaking Or perhaps you'll get really lucky, and see a dramatic-looking asperitas cloud, from the Latin word for roughness.The volutus and asperitas are but two of the 11 new cloud classifications included in the new edition of the International Cloud Atlas that the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will publish online on Thursday.

The view from the International Space Station confirms it: Cyclone Debbie is a monster

The view from the International Space Station confirms it: Cyclone Debbie is a monster One thing to know about Cyclone Debbie, which is set to lash the northeast Australian coast Tuesday: It's big.That's abundantly clear in footage captured by the International Space Station (ISS).

The Mexico Tourism Board made a cloud that rains tequila and we're booking our flights now

The Mexico Tourism Board made a cloud that rains tequila and we're booking our flights now The Mexico Tourism Board and the creative agency LAPIZ have partnered to create a manmade cloud that produces raindrops of actual tequila.It's actually formed by a tequila-based mist held together by a plastic container to help it keep its fluffy cloud shape.

The Galaxy S8 can schedule a doctor’s appointment and show the weather

The Galaxy S8 can schedule a doctor’s appointment and show the weather That is where The Weather Company, S Health, and the Galaxy S8 come in.IBM, The Weather Company’s parent, announced that The Weather Company will become the native weather data provider on Samsung’s new Galaxy S8.

Strange things are happening off the coast of Peru

Strange things are happening off the coast of Peru An unexpected warmup in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean is causing heavy rains to repeatedly batter Peru, causing some of the worst flooding in decades.) However, a separate, more localized version — called a "coastal El Niño" — recently formed along the Peruvian coast.

Keyfob-sized WeatherAtPoint is your own personal weather station

Keyfob-sized WeatherAtPoint is your own personal weather station When you think of personal weather stations, you probably think of the traditional kind: A hefty sensor suite and a large console display to match.New York City-based startup MindLab Solution has shrunk the weather station basics into a small package.

The hottest Aussie city just had its coldest day and people really freaked out

The hottest Aussie city just had its coldest day and people really freaked out Australia's hottest capital city, Darwin, has to distinct seasons: Wet and Dry.But the flip-flop-loving residents of the fair subtropical city got one hell of shock on Tuesday, when temperatures hit a frosty low of 19 degrees Celsius (66.

Our favorite home weather stations make your smartphone’s app obsolete

Our favorite home weather stations make your smartphone’s app obsolete A home weather station is one of those gadgets that you didn’t know you need until you own one.We’ve gotten the opportunity to personally test many weather stations recently, and we’ve found the best of the best.