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Southern California Finds Itself Waist-Deep In Mud After Thunderstorms

AP | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.17.2015 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A section of Southern California found itself waist-deep in mud as the weekend arrived, and a highway overtaken with by flow...

Weather Myths You Definitely Believe, Debunked

Thrillist | Posted 09.15.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Lee Breslouer Credit: Shutterstock / Jennifer Bui/Thrillist What we know about the weather has changed significantly over time. While the ancie...

Teens Unharmed By Lightning Strike Because They Were Holding Hands. Now That's Electric Love.

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.07.2015 | Good News

Love hurts, they say, but not for this teenage couple. Dylan and Lexie were walking in Claremont, California, on Thursday when a doctor...

Why Can You Fly Into A Hurricane, But Not A Thunderstorm?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.18.2015 | Science

When flying, pilots avoid thunderstorms like the plague. Yet, so-called "Hurricane Hunters" have no problem flying straight into hurricanes. How can t...

Just How Dangerous Are Thunderstorms?

Mother Nature Network | Chanie Kirschner | Posted 08.10.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Mother Nature Network. Down here in South Florida, thunderstorms are a daily (sometimes even a few times daily) o...

Deadly Lightning Storm That Struck 14 People 'Impossible' to Predict, Experts Say

AP | JOHN ROGERS and MATT HAMILTON | Posted 07.28.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predic...

Lightning Strikes 14 People In California

AP | Posted 09.26.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina...

Incredible Images Of Lightning Strikes In New York City

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

Wednesday evening's storms did more than just light up the skies of New York. They also lit up Twitter and Instagram with incredible photos and videos...

WATCH: Lightning Strikes New World Trade Center

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.23.2014 | New York

Mother Nature put on a spectacular light show in the Big Apple Friday night as massive thunderstorms descended upon the city. Social media was abuz...

Incredible Time-Lapse Shows Awesome Power Of Extreme Weather

Posted 02.26.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Russell McLendon: At any given moment, Earth has about 2,000 thunderstorms going on. Each is a unique, mind-boggling s...

PHOTOS: Will It Ever Stop Snowing?

Posted 02.09.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Snow crippled the eastern U.S. on Monday, dumping nearly 10 inches of snow in some...

PHOTOS: Snow, Floods and the California Drought

Posted 02.03.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: A rare snow storm hit the Deep South early in the week from North Carolina to Texa...

PHOTOS: Snow, And California's Never-Ending Drought

Posted 01.26.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Snow barreled down on the East Coast from North Carolina into New England, causing...

PHOTOS: Floods, Heat Waves And Fires

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: The Rockies experienced hurricane-force winds late last weekend, with some gusts r...

PHOTOS: The Polar Vortex, Dead Bats And New Schools

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: The polar vortex descended across much of North America on Monday and Tuesday, bri...

A Year Of Environmental News, In Photos

Posted 12.30.2013 | Green

This year has been an interesting one for the environment. Heat waves, winter storms, tornadoes and typhoons struck all corners of the globe. Baby pan...

PHOTOS: Snow Storms And Travel Delays

Posted 12.22.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: An ice storm in New York left thousands of people without power. A tornado ripped...

PHOTOS: Winter Storms Batter Europe, Parts Of The U.S.

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Deadly storms battered Britain and Scandinavia, killing at least three people and ...

PHOTOS: Winter Storms, Cyclones And Ongoing Recovery

Posted 12.01.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: A massive storm snarled holiday travel for millions along the East Coast. Displac...

PHOTOS: Snowstorms, Tornadoes And Recovery

Posted 11.24.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Towns in Illinois are recovering from a series of tornadoes that ravaged the regio...

PHOTOS: Mudslides, Flooding And Storms

Posted 11.03.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: One year later, residents remembered the lasting impact of Hurricane Sandy. Presi...

PHOTOS: Snow, Storms And Flooding

Posted 10.27.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Hurricane Raymond forced hundreds in Mexico to evacuate. Don't count on your cell...

PHOTOS: Floods, Fires and Storms

Posted 10.20.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Nearly 100 bushfires raged across Australia. Without a major storm having made la...

It took THIS to get my family to unplug

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

No drone of the air conditioner could be heard. No television blared in the background. Not even the familiar hum of the refrigerator or a solitary screen saver could be detected. The sacred wedge of silence was magical, entrancing and wholly alien to those huddled upon the floor and sofa.

PHOTOS: Cyclones, Lightning and Snow

Posted 10.13.2013 | Green

This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news: Cyclone Phailin slammed into India, displacing hundreds of thousands. Hurricane S...