A strange illuminated spiral was seen over parts of Norway by hundreds of observers this week who wondered what on earth they were viewing. Upon first glance, one would think these images must be photoshopped. But they are not.
Chinese State Media is again reporting the Chinese government has successfully seeded clouds in and around Beijing to generate precipitation – this time, widespread early-season snowfall. Such weather modification efforts are not new to China.
A magnificent and vast display of cloud streets was photographed by NASA’s MODIS satellite this month. The display was particularly vibrant, with clouds lining up in rows — or “streets” — for hundreds of miles.
The mayor of Moscow is hoping to implement a weather modification plan that would prevent the traditional snows from blanketing Moscow this winter. And his plan may have already been tested…with interesting results.
A rare cloud formation was spotted over Moscow this week, inciting widespread discussion of UFO sightings throughout the city – concerns which spread across the globe instantly via the internet. But the cloud had a much more scientific explanation.
According to newly-released government estimates, Americans should enjoy a decrease in home heating costs this winter. The average home heating bill should total around $960 – a decrease of approximately eight percent over last year.
In the first new cloud type to be officially designated in over 50 years, members of the Cloud Appreciation Society are pushing for official recognition of the undulating, ominous-appearing clouds.
A dramatic heat burst struck Oklahoma City, Oklahoma overnight with a sudden increase in temperature and severe winds that spread damage across the city. Heat bursts are an interesting, rare meteorological phenomena…
The 2008-2009 La Nina has drawn to a close and the Climate Prediction Center has officially called an end to the continued monitoring of this year’s event.
A relatively new wind energy farm in central Wisconsin has created a newly-discovered, puzzling side effect: interference with the local National Weather Service doppler radar.