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Amazing Video of Louisiana Sinkhole Swallowing Trees!!!

This is downright scary!! Watch as what is known as "Assumption Parish Sinkhole" just gobbles up parts of the swamp and takes it to who knows whrere!! The sinkhole opened up last August and has been expanding ever since!!! WILD!!

Incredible Volcanic Lightning

Incredible Volcanic Lightning

In a small town in Chile back in 2008, the volcano known as Chaiten erupted creating a massive smoke and ash plume. The plume could be seen from space on satellite and could be seen for nearly 100 miles on the ground. That night as the sun went down and the massive eruption continued a fascinating thing happened!

The eruption was so violent, and the smoke and ash cloud was so huge that all the ash and smoked started creating internal friction. Just like in a thunderstorm we have around here in the summer when hail hits other hailstones and rain friction is built inside the storm. This storm happened to be a massive plume of volcanic ash, but the same exact same thing happened with all the ash and smoke. Friction happened!! Once the charge got big enough, lightning was released!! Yes, volcanic lightning that was happening at an amazing rate per minute!!! Below are some more images from this very rare and amazing event.

Atlanta Weather | Thursday Forecast

The summer of weird weather continues as we head into the weekend. After a few days of EXTREME humidity and t-storms it appears that things will be changing as we slide through Saturday and Sunday.

Big Changes Coming This Weekend!!

Big Changes Coming This Weekend!!

The summer of weird weather continues as we head into the weekend. After a few days of EXTREME humidity and t-storms it appears that things will be changing as we slide through Saturday and Sunday.

A strong cold front for this time of year will be moving in from the NE and will fire off some showers and a few t-storms on Friday, then on Saturday things will begin to change. Our winds will start to come out of the NE and we will see a bit of a wedge try to build in. The major component lacking to a full blown wedge like we had last weekend will be an area of low pressure to the SW, so as the drier air starts to sneak in here by late Saturday afternoon it will just give us some more sunshine for Sunday!! For the most part I am expecting Saturday to be partly cloudy with a few t-storms, mainly south and west of the metro area!!

Atlanta Weather | Rare Blue Moon

Atlanta Weather | Rare Blue Moon
With a few breaks in the clouds, some of us got a chance to see a rare “Blue Moon.” Not because it is the second full moon this month, but actually gets its name from a relatively obscure rule of astronomy. And there are a few other details about the full moon that might surprise you. So to celebrate the Blue Moon, here are five amazing facts about this month's full moon: 1) It's not really blue: Okay, so not really a newsflash, but the Blue Moon's name actually has nothing to do with color. Occasionally, the full moon can take on a reddish pallor, but today's full moon is not related to the actual color of Earth's cosmic neighbor. The moon can appear blue in color if a forest fire or volcanic eruption litters the upper atmosphere with ash or smoke.

10 Years of Weather In 3 Minutes

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite 12, operated by NOAA, was officially decommissioned today. The satellite’s initial purpose was to be a spare in case any of the other GOES satellites stopped working. However, in April 2003, it went into full operational mode and became the dedicated satellite to track weather patterns over North America.

The last 10 years of video imagery has been condensed into 3 short minutes, so if you blink you may miss some key moments like:

-The epic 2005 hurricane season from 0:42-0:52 (Hurricane Katrina appears at 0:47)

-The “Super Outbreak” on April 27/28, 2011, is between 2:24 and 2:25

-Superstorm Sandy hits the northeast at 2:50

 

 

 

Courtesy: Geekquinox, YouTube, Yahoo News

Atlanta Weather | Wednesday Forecast

Short Term

Over the next few days we are going to see a much needed break in the rain as it appears that our pattern is going to be changing! As the pattern begins to change a few things will happen, we will see our rain chances go down while our temps go up! So tomorrow brings us a 40% chance, but Thursday and Friday bring us a 30% chance!! 

The Weekend

As we head into the weekend it appears that we will be right underneath this ridge that has yet to build in this entire summer. What this will do is shut the rain down across the state for the most part starting on Saturday and lasting through mid next week. We will only have a 20% chance of rain for Saturday and Sunday and then we will see only about a 10% chance on Monday and Tuesday!!