Category Archives: weather

MIND BLOWN: the lightning edition

Stop what you’re doing and watch this video. But watch it the right way: full screen, in a darkened room, and with a good sound system turned up. This is 3:18 minutes of the best lightning footage I’ve ever seen, … Continue reading

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Strange weather

It’s been an odd winter in the Algarve this year. Mostly quite warm, and not enough rain, but then there was a week where it was unusually cold. I drove to my Pilates class in the morning and our car … Continue reading

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Rain after drought = flood

After more than four months of summer drought, the Algarve has finally been getting its autumn rains. But less than two weeks of occasional squalls plus a day or two of light rain hasn’t been enough for the water to … Continue reading

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Le Tour is coming!…and other tidbits

Tomorrow is a day my wife and I look forward to all year: the start of the Tour de France. For the next three weeks, we will arrange our work and social lives around the television as we absorb gorgeous … Continue reading

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Saturday picture show

Here are a couple of videos to make your eyes wet or wide. The first warrants a tissue alert, because even if you’re not a dog lover, you’ll probably get sniffly to see a dog with genetic deformities become fully … Continue reading

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Wallpaper Monday

On Thursday, 11 December, the Grand Canyon experienced a “total cloud inversion.” If this sounds like something backwards, that’s because it is. Normally, temperatures are much higher in the canyon than above it (and it is not uncommon to have … Continue reading

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Aurora in real time

Not a slideshow of still photos, not a time lapse, but real time video of a gorgeous aurora display in Yellowknife, Canada. How could a person ever look away?

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Supercell time lapse

This has already gone viral, but I’m still going to post it. Mostly because I can’t resist a time lapse video of a supercell thunderstorm. Filmed in Wyoming, by a storm chasing tour outfit. Their customers got their money’s worth … Continue reading

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Wallpaper Monday

The American midwest isn’t the only place to find massive supercell thunderstorms. This one formed off the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island before sweeping over Christchurch and North Canterbury. Photographer David Hardy captured this impressive shot on 23 … Continue reading

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Wind map on a weather app

Remember that cool world wind map I blogged about last week? Well, it turns out you can get the exact same information, with the same mesmerizing graphics, on your iDevice via a new weather app called MeteoEarthHD. In conjunction with … Continue reading

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