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A Devastating Tropical Cyclone Has Made Landfall On Fiji

The most powerful tropical cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere has made landfall on Fiji. Tropical Cyclone Winston has been forming since February 7th, and earlier today, it hit Fiji with the intensity of a Category 5 hurricane.

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This Year’s Godzilla El Niño Could Be the Worst Ever Recorded

We already knew the Godzilla Cthulhu Sauron El Niño of 2015 was gonna be bad. But exactly how bad are we talking? According to the World Meteorological Organization, this year’s El Niño is among the three strongest in the past 70 years, and it may become the worst one ever recorded.

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This Year Looks Just Like 1997’s Insanely Terrible El Niño

This year’s winter “will definitely not be normal,” NASA has said. It is, however, awfully familiar.

It’s not just the sea surface heights, like those above, that look alike—NOAA and NASA both confirm that they’re also seeing wind patterns and water temperatures that look eerily similar to the ‘97 conditions.

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A lightning storm captured in slow motion is like an electric ballet

Even as a little kid who wanted lightning to strike me so I could get superpowers, I’ve always loved seeing the electric bolts get speared down from the clouds. Seeing lightning was always cool, it was the lagging and crackling thunder that was the scary part of any storm. That’s why this video of slow motion lightning is great, no thunder, just bolts of lightning tagging the ground.

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“Very Strong” El Niño Is Coming: But Will It End the Drought?

NOAA’s El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) discussion center released its latest predictions for the gigantic weather event today and, well, are you ready for some El Niño? Because wet weather is almost totally certainly coming to the Western US. The question is, how much?

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