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Amazing (yes really!) to watch what happens when thunderstorms strike the world’s busiest airport, Atlanta-Hartsfield. The planes fly around the storm clouds to land safely. Must see.

Incredible freak hail storm in Novosibirsk, Russia. It gets worse every second.

Big storm blew by my office today.

Good read on how data and climate models impact traditional weather forecasting.

Tropical Storm Arthur. Might flip to a hurricane tomorrow. Via The Vane and NOAA Hurricane Center.

Dangerous derecho, a powerful type of rain storm, knocked out power for hundreds of thousands in the mid-west. Storm is over Chicago now. The Vane reports hundreds of thousands lost power, but I cannot confirm this.

Stunning supercell captured in Roswell, New Mexico.


Asker Anonymous Asks:
Hello, I'm an avid reader of your posts on Tumblr :) I was just speculating on the validity of the North Korean "hydro-meteorological service". In the picture, it depicts an image which could've only been taken if they had satellite. Seeing that they were unsuccessful with launching there rocket, where exactly do they get these readings? I think for the first time... Kim Jong Un could be saying something worthy of questioning
climateadaptation climateadaptation Said:

Hi anon!

Thanks for reading and following me! You’re referring to this article, on North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, criticized weather forecasters in his country. 

Actually, North Korea has a space program called KCost. They have satellites in orbit, and Kwangmyongsong 3 is the country’s official weather satellite.

Still, weather data is free and readily available on the internet. It’s a matter of having well trained and educated meteorologists, not really a matter of having a satellite in orbit.




First big storm of 2014. Could reach land Monday.

Tropical Storm Amanda is forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds by 5 a.m. Monday, Pacific time, which is 7 a.m. Central time. Via