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Manuel Scarborough 2016-11-23
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Four people are dead and another 1,870 people had to be treated for shortness of breath when a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck the Australian city of Melbourne earlier this week.

It sounds weird, but thunderstorm-induced asthma is actually a thing.

As the Associated Press is reporting, a storm rolled through Melbourne this past Monday, causing rain-soaked ryegrass pollen to explode and disperse over the city.

The sudden influx of pollen triggered asthma attacks among many of the city s residents, including people who had never suffered from asthma before.

Four people died as a result, while first responders had to attend to more than 1,870 cases.

That s about six-times the usual workload for a Monday evening.

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Ronald Mitchell 2016-07-20
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Sean MacCormac is just like you and me.

He puts his probably very expensive custom sportswear pants on one leg at a time, then straps a snowboard to his feet, cinches a parachute to his back, and leaps headlong out of a plane and directly into a thunderstorm above Florida.

What s so special about surfing on invisible air currents, plummeting towards the Earth at near terminal velocity against a backdrop of ominous clouds and lightning strikes besides absolutely every part of that experience?

You re killing me Sean.

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Carlton Barr 2017-04-12

While I don’t doubt that flying a camera-equipped drone in a lightning storm would result in some incredible footage, I also don’t need to tell you how bad of an idea that would be.

Just have a look at this video from YouTuber Tom Scott.

In collaboration with the University of Manchester’s High Voltage Laboratory, Scott took a couple of DJI Phantom 3 drones and subjected them to an electrical impulse of 1.4MV – or as Scott says, “basically, a lightning strike.”

Needless to say, the first drone doesn’t survive… but what if you add a lightning rod?

Found is a TechSpot feature where we share clever, funny or otherwise interesting stuff from around the web.

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Tom Snipes 2016-10-26
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Lots of kids are terrified of thunderstorms, but not Zoey.

Her dad, who you might remember from the glowing stick figure costume he made her a few years ago, is back with this over-the-top Princess Cumulus thunderstorm costume that s as wonderful as it is impractical for actual trick-or-treating.

Underneath the cotton-covered inflatable getup is a set of LED light strips connected to a custom-programmed Arduino that create the flashing lightning effect.

As for the thunder, that s all up to Zoey.

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Issac Pierce 2017-11-25
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But the full extent of their power wasn't obvious until recent years, when we discovered they generate antimatter.

Now, researchers in Japan have looked at this phenomenon more closely and determined that a lightning bolt generates a zone that contains unstable isotopes of oxygen and nitrogen, leading to series of radioactive decays over the next minute.

All of these phenomena are powered by the fact that the electric fields within thunderstorms are able to accelerate electrons to extremely high energies.

Whenever these electrons move along a curved path, they emit radiation that's proportional to their energy.

Gamma rays rays are primarily noted for their interaction with the electrons of any atoms they run into—it's why they're lumped in the category of ionizing radiation.

Some of the atoms this occurs with include the most abundant elements in our atmosphere, like nitrogen and oxygen.

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Duane Harrison 2017-10-24
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Bright, blue flashes stretch from the tops of powerful thunderstorms toward the edge of space, providing a fascinating celestial show for astronauts on the International Space Station, and now, scientists are learning more about these showstopping displays.

In 2015, European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen captured a video of the strange blue flashes dancing above the clouds as the space station passed over the Bay of Bengal.

These features are called blue jets — a type of transient luminous event (TLE) resulting from activity in and below powerful thunderstorms on Earth.

One of the photographs captured by Mogensen showed a pulsating blue jet that stretched 25 miles (40 kilometers) above sea level, according to a statement from NASA.

[Earth From Space: Amazing Astronaut Photos]

Using these observations, researchers from Denmark's National Space Institute studied the elusive features to learn more about how storms form and develop over time.

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Star Terresa 2019-05-29

One of the very pressing needs after a thunderstorm is to truly have the branches and leaves of the trees in a compound trimmed.

Here a differentiation has to be produced involving the Arborist and the tree lopper https://www.google.com/maps?cid=15157284215949191916

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0
William Ly 2018-03-07
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Because the snowstorm currently hitting the East Coast isn't enough, it's also bringing with it thundersnow.

That weather phenomenon is exactly what it sounds like: a snowstorm that features thunder and lightning.

"Thunderstorms accompanied by snow are usually of a different character than the 'normal' thunderstorm," Weather.com explained in 2015.

"Thundersnow develops when the air is below freezing near the ground, and unlike most summer thunderstorms, it isn't near-ground air that rises all the way into the tall thunderstorm top.

The instability is in only a shallow layer aloft.

In thundersnow, the 'action' mainly takes place in a rather shallow layer that is usually near 20,000 feet and only around 5,000 feet thick."

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Lawrence Bowman 2017-09-30
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After a carefree summer full of backyard barbecues and poolside jams, cold weather is moving in which means fall has begun to announce its presence.

Sandals and board shorts have given way to sweatshirts and hoodies as the skies overhead turn from sunshine to gray clouds.

Fortunately, there is an abundance of worthy options on the market, from high-tech, lightweight shells to modern-looking, waterproof trench coats.

Whether you’re running errands around town, heading into the great outdoors, running, biking, hiking or anything in between, we’ve got you covered.

Thinking about hiking through the woods to check out the fall’s new colors?

Wind-proof, waterproof, and ultra warm, this lightweight and environmentally friendly shell makes for an awesome trekking jacket if you’re expecting rainstorms on your ventures.

collect
0
Carlton Barr 2016-11-24
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Huge lightning storm over Melbourne, Australia

At least four people have died and hundreds were sent to the hospital this week in Melbourne, Australia after an outbreak of thunderstorm asthma struck late Monday.

The rare condition is thought to occur when high levels of pollen become saturated by rain and disintegrate into teeny fragments that are easier to inhale.

Those minuscule particles can invade the deep crevices of the lungs and get lodged there.

In people who are allergic to pollen and/or already suffer from asthma, the scenario can easily become life-threatening.

On Monday, the city s rye grass pollen count was reported to be double the level normally considered "high."

collect
0
Trisha Lewis 2016-11-23
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Four people are dead and another 1,870 people had to be treated for shortness of breath when a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck the Australian city of Melbourne earlier this week.

It sounds weird, but thunderstorm-induced asthma is actually a thing.

As the Associated Press is reporting, a storm rolled through Melbourne this past Monday, causing rain-soaked ryegrass pollen to explode and disperse over the city.

The sudden influx of pollen triggered asthma attacks among many of the city s residents, including people who had never suffered from asthma before.

Four people died as a result, while first responders had to attend to more than 1,870 cases.

That s about six times the usual workload for a Monday evening.

collect
0
kiran gemstones 2021-07-12
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Pietersite is a Attractive stone; it Gets you think Of a thunderstorm. Its gold flashes and vivid layouts are mesmerizing. The golden sprinkles have been in contrast with their ordinary brownish and gray colors.
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Michael Wadsworth 2019-03-18
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Researchers have documented a thunderstorm with the most electric potential ever recorded.

The powerful storm had an electric potential of about 1.3 billion volts, which is ten times greater than the previous record-setting storm.

The storm confirmed that thunderstorms are possible with several-billion-volt potentials.

The researchers say that the incredibly high voltages could explain the flashes of high-energy gamma rays that are sometimes observed in a thunderstorm.

To study the structure of thunderclouds normally requires researchers to send balloons or airplanes into the center of the storms.

The catch with using aircraft or balloons to measure these storms is that both measurements are only of a small region of the storm, not the potential across the cloud.

collect
0
Joel Schroeder 2019-07-02
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Water, slush and ice piled up to six feet (1.8 meters) high in the middle of the Mexican summer on Sunday.

Despite some reports that six feet of hail actually fell from the sky on Sunday, meteorologists online have been pointing out that the ensuing flooding after the intense storm more likely transported the precipitation to low points where it reached depths of up to six feet.

"These enormous hail drifts are almost certainly the result of an urban flash flood during hail-producing thunderstorm, which washed huge volumes of hail ice from around city into culverts & low-lying areas.

Ice floats, so it can go wherever floodwaters do," climate scientist Daniel Swain wrote on Twitter.

...these enormous hail drifts are almost certainly the result of an urban flash flood during hail-producing thunderstorm, which washed huge volumes of hail ice from around city into culverts & low-lying areas.

Ice floats, so it can go wherever floodwaters do.

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Mike Estes 2017-07-18
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Yes, standing under a tree in a lightning storm is extremely dangerous.

According to NOAA records, more people died from lightning strikes they received while out in the open than from any other location between 2006-2016.

Following is a transcript of the video.

More people were struck and died by lightning out in the open than anywhere else in the US between 2006-2016.

Chances are slim but you should still be prepared.

But if you can't find shelter, here are some tips.

collect
0
James Lamb 2018-10-08
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Mysterious lights were spotted above Myrtle Beach, S.C. in August, raising questions about what the lights were and where they came from.

Video catches mysterious lights over resort town," reported The State, Columbia's local newspaper, noting that the video was also posted to UFO Stalker, a UFO-centric website.

The video has also been uploaded to YouTube, with the description noting "A [massive] "spaceship" was spotted apparently hovering over a beach during a thunderstorm."

The person who submitted the video to MUFON said they were taking pictures and a time-lapse video of the thunderstorm and did not notice the strange lights until they got home.

UFO SPECULATION SURGES AFTER NORTH CAROLINA VIDEO GOES VIRAL

"Taking pictures and time lapse of the incoming storm," the person wrote on the website.

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Manuel Scarborough 2016-11-23
img

Four people are dead and another 1,870 people had to be treated for shortness of breath when a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck the Australian city of Melbourne earlier this week.

It sounds weird, but thunderstorm-induced asthma is actually a thing.

As the Associated Press is reporting, a storm rolled through Melbourne this past Monday, causing rain-soaked ryegrass pollen to explode and disperse over the city.

The sudden influx of pollen triggered asthma attacks among many of the city s residents, including people who had never suffered from asthma before.

Four people died as a result, while first responders had to attend to more than 1,870 cases.

That s about six-times the usual workload for a Monday evening.

Carlton Barr 2017-04-12

While I don’t doubt that flying a camera-equipped drone in a lightning storm would result in some incredible footage, I also don’t need to tell you how bad of an idea that would be.

Just have a look at this video from YouTuber Tom Scott.

In collaboration with the University of Manchester’s High Voltage Laboratory, Scott took a couple of DJI Phantom 3 drones and subjected them to an electrical impulse of 1.4MV – or as Scott says, “basically, a lightning strike.”

Needless to say, the first drone doesn’t survive… but what if you add a lightning rod?

Found is a TechSpot feature where we share clever, funny or otherwise interesting stuff from around the web.

Issac Pierce 2017-11-25
img

But the full extent of their power wasn't obvious until recent years, when we discovered they generate antimatter.

Now, researchers in Japan have looked at this phenomenon more closely and determined that a lightning bolt generates a zone that contains unstable isotopes of oxygen and nitrogen, leading to series of radioactive decays over the next minute.

All of these phenomena are powered by the fact that the electric fields within thunderstorms are able to accelerate electrons to extremely high energies.

Whenever these electrons move along a curved path, they emit radiation that's proportional to their energy.

Gamma rays rays are primarily noted for their interaction with the electrons of any atoms they run into—it's why they're lumped in the category of ionizing radiation.

Some of the atoms this occurs with include the most abundant elements in our atmosphere, like nitrogen and oxygen.

Star Terresa 2019-05-29

One of the very pressing needs after a thunderstorm is to truly have the branches and leaves of the trees in a compound trimmed.

Here a differentiation has to be produced involving the Arborist and the tree lopper https://www.google.com/maps?cid=15157284215949191916

Lawrence Bowman 2017-09-30
img

After a carefree summer full of backyard barbecues and poolside jams, cold weather is moving in which means fall has begun to announce its presence.

Sandals and board shorts have given way to sweatshirts and hoodies as the skies overhead turn from sunshine to gray clouds.

Fortunately, there is an abundance of worthy options on the market, from high-tech, lightweight shells to modern-looking, waterproof trench coats.

Whether you’re running errands around town, heading into the great outdoors, running, biking, hiking or anything in between, we’ve got you covered.

Thinking about hiking through the woods to check out the fall’s new colors?

Wind-proof, waterproof, and ultra warm, this lightweight and environmentally friendly shell makes for an awesome trekking jacket if you’re expecting rainstorms on your ventures.

Trisha Lewis 2016-11-23
img

Four people are dead and another 1,870 people had to be treated for shortness of breath when a rare condition known as thunderstorm asthma struck the Australian city of Melbourne earlier this week.

It sounds weird, but thunderstorm-induced asthma is actually a thing.

As the Associated Press is reporting, a storm rolled through Melbourne this past Monday, causing rain-soaked ryegrass pollen to explode and disperse over the city.

The sudden influx of pollen triggered asthma attacks among many of the city s residents, including people who had never suffered from asthma before.

Four people died as a result, while first responders had to attend to more than 1,870 cases.

That s about six times the usual workload for a Monday evening.

Michael Wadsworth 2019-03-18
img

Researchers have documented a thunderstorm with the most electric potential ever recorded.

The powerful storm had an electric potential of about 1.3 billion volts, which is ten times greater than the previous record-setting storm.

The storm confirmed that thunderstorms are possible with several-billion-volt potentials.

The researchers say that the incredibly high voltages could explain the flashes of high-energy gamma rays that are sometimes observed in a thunderstorm.

To study the structure of thunderclouds normally requires researchers to send balloons or airplanes into the center of the storms.

The catch with using aircraft or balloons to measure these storms is that both measurements are only of a small region of the storm, not the potential across the cloud.

Mike Estes 2017-07-18
img

Yes, standing under a tree in a lightning storm is extremely dangerous.

According to NOAA records, more people died from lightning strikes they received while out in the open than from any other location between 2006-2016.

Following is a transcript of the video.

More people were struck and died by lightning out in the open than anywhere else in the US between 2006-2016.

Chances are slim but you should still be prepared.

But if you can't find shelter, here are some tips.

Ronald Mitchell 2016-07-20
img

Sean MacCormac is just like you and me.

He puts his probably very expensive custom sportswear pants on one leg at a time, then straps a snowboard to his feet, cinches a parachute to his back, and leaps headlong out of a plane and directly into a thunderstorm above Florida.

What s so special about surfing on invisible air currents, plummeting towards the Earth at near terminal velocity against a backdrop of ominous clouds and lightning strikes besides absolutely every part of that experience?

You re killing me Sean.

Tom Snipes 2016-10-26
img

Lots of kids are terrified of thunderstorms, but not Zoey.

Her dad, who you might remember from the glowing stick figure costume he made her a few years ago, is back with this over-the-top Princess Cumulus thunderstorm costume that s as wonderful as it is impractical for actual trick-or-treating.

Underneath the cotton-covered inflatable getup is a set of LED light strips connected to a custom-programmed Arduino that create the flashing lightning effect.

As for the thunder, that s all up to Zoey.

Duane Harrison 2017-10-24
img

Bright, blue flashes stretch from the tops of powerful thunderstorms toward the edge of space, providing a fascinating celestial show for astronauts on the International Space Station, and now, scientists are learning more about these showstopping displays.

In 2015, European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen captured a video of the strange blue flashes dancing above the clouds as the space station passed over the Bay of Bengal.

These features are called blue jets — a type of transient luminous event (TLE) resulting from activity in and below powerful thunderstorms on Earth.

One of the photographs captured by Mogensen showed a pulsating blue jet that stretched 25 miles (40 kilometers) above sea level, according to a statement from NASA.

[Earth From Space: Amazing Astronaut Photos]

Using these observations, researchers from Denmark's National Space Institute studied the elusive features to learn more about how storms form and develop over time.

William Ly 2018-03-07
img

Because the snowstorm currently hitting the East Coast isn't enough, it's also bringing with it thundersnow.

That weather phenomenon is exactly what it sounds like: a snowstorm that features thunder and lightning.

"Thunderstorms accompanied by snow are usually of a different character than the 'normal' thunderstorm," Weather.com explained in 2015.

"Thundersnow develops when the air is below freezing near the ground, and unlike most summer thunderstorms, it isn't near-ground air that rises all the way into the tall thunderstorm top.

The instability is in only a shallow layer aloft.

In thundersnow, the 'action' mainly takes place in a rather shallow layer that is usually near 20,000 feet and only around 5,000 feet thick."

Carlton Barr 2016-11-24
img

Huge lightning storm over Melbourne, Australia

At least four people have died and hundreds were sent to the hospital this week in Melbourne, Australia after an outbreak of thunderstorm asthma struck late Monday.

The rare condition is thought to occur when high levels of pollen become saturated by rain and disintegrate into teeny fragments that are easier to inhale.

Those minuscule particles can invade the deep crevices of the lungs and get lodged there.

In people who are allergic to pollen and/or already suffer from asthma, the scenario can easily become life-threatening.

On Monday, the city s rye grass pollen count was reported to be double the level normally considered "high."

kiran gemstones 2021-07-12
img
Pietersite is a Attractive stone; it Gets you think Of a thunderstorm. Its gold flashes and vivid layouts are mesmerizing. The golden sprinkles have been in contrast with their ordinary brownish and gray colors.
Joel Schroeder 2019-07-02
img

Water, slush and ice piled up to six feet (1.8 meters) high in the middle of the Mexican summer on Sunday.

Despite some reports that six feet of hail actually fell from the sky on Sunday, meteorologists online have been pointing out that the ensuing flooding after the intense storm more likely transported the precipitation to low points where it reached depths of up to six feet.

"These enormous hail drifts are almost certainly the result of an urban flash flood during hail-producing thunderstorm, which washed huge volumes of hail ice from around city into culverts & low-lying areas.

Ice floats, so it can go wherever floodwaters do," climate scientist Daniel Swain wrote on Twitter.

...these enormous hail drifts are almost certainly the result of an urban flash flood during hail-producing thunderstorm, which washed huge volumes of hail ice from around city into culverts & low-lying areas.

Ice floats, so it can go wherever floodwaters do.

James Lamb 2018-10-08
img

Mysterious lights were spotted above Myrtle Beach, S.C. in August, raising questions about what the lights were and where they came from.

Video catches mysterious lights over resort town," reported The State, Columbia's local newspaper, noting that the video was also posted to UFO Stalker, a UFO-centric website.

The video has also been uploaded to YouTube, with the description noting "A [massive] "spaceship" was spotted apparently hovering over a beach during a thunderstorm."

The person who submitted the video to MUFON said they were taking pictures and a time-lapse video of the thunderstorm and did not notice the strange lights until they got home.

UFO SPECULATION SURGES AFTER NORTH CAROLINA VIDEO GOES VIRAL

"Taking pictures and time lapse of the incoming storm," the person wrote on the website.