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Insane drone footage shows massive damage and flooding at California's Oroville Dam

Insane drone footage shows massive damage and flooding at California's Oroville Dam Drone and helicopter footage over Northern California's imperiled Oroville Dam show the widespread damage and furious flooding that forced more than 200,000 people to evacuate on Sunday.In aerial footage, water is seen roaring down the dam's damaged spillway, looking like the world's most terrifying waterslide.

Parade of storms threatens to prolong California dam crisis

Parade of storms threatens to prolong  California dam crisis Right now in California, the nation's tallest dam is facing its toughest test yet — holding back about 1.The Oroville Dam crisis has forced nearly 200,000 people located downstream to evacuate, and it's not likely to be resolved quickly, based on the latest forecasts.

IBM and The Weather Company launch mesh-powered app for internet-poor regions

IBM and The Weather Company launch mesh-powered app for internet-poor regions That’s why IBM, in collaboration with developers at The Weather Company, introduced Mesh Network Alerts, a new technology that provides a peer-to-peer means of facilitating communications between residents of underserved nations.” More: IBM creates Internet of Things division, announces deal with The Weather Company IBM’s mesh works in a version of The Weather Channel app for Android specially designed for emerging markets.

Days after a blistering heatwave, it's now snowing Down Under

Days after a blistering heatwave, it's now snowing Down Under Less than two weeks ago that much of the country endured days of relentless heatwaves, leading to temperatures of around 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) along the eastern coast.Now fast forward to Sunday, and it was snowing in the Victorian alpine areas of Mount Hotham, Falls Creek and Mount Buller.

Rivers in the sky: Why California is flooding

Rivers in the sky: Why California is flooding The cause of California's drought-busting flood woes lies thousands of miles off the Pacific coast, near Hawaii.These storms account for the majority of California's heavy rain events, both this winter and throughout history.

Daily News Feb-21-2017

Daily News Feb-21-2017 While there has been no damage to the Dam, relentless storms and heavy snowfall have caused the dam's retention pond to overflow and cascade into drainage areas.The tests were designed to look at how particular parts of the brain responded to the prospect of getting a reward.

Freak February: Record highs clobbering lows by more than 100-to-1

Freak February: Record highs clobbering lows by more than 100-to-1 has seen a ridiculously lopsided ratio of daily record highs to daily record lows, which is a key indicator of short-term climate and long-term climate change.22, daily record highs have been blowing away daily record lows by a greater than 100-to-1 ratio, which, if it holds for a few more days, would itself set a record.

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.