Weather Anomalies

News and information about extreme weather, animal mass die-offs and devastating geological phenomena around the world.

Pineapple Express brings record temperatures to Alaska

Anchorage broke a daily temperature record on Monday, hitting a balmy 54 degrees mid-afternoon. The “Pineapple Express” phenomenon has also led to unseasonably warm weather in a broad...

The North Atlantic’s mystery spot

In NASA's annual summary of global temperature rise, a field of warming reds and yellows is broken by a persistent cold blue spot in the North Atlantic. Learn...

OMG! The Getty Fire is looking like glowing lava

Look at this dramatic video of the Getty Fire near Los Angeles, California. This apocalyptic scene of the Getty Fire looking like lava was shot early this morning...

ONE-IN-A-MILLION CATCH! Extremely rare purple lobster caught in Maine

An extremely rare purple lobster has been caught off the coast of Winter Harbor (Maine) According to specialists, this is a one-in-a-million catch.

Massive sinkhole swallows city bus in Pittsburgh

A city bus was swallowed by a gigantic sinkhole during rush hour in downtown Pittsburgh on October 28, 2019. The lone passenger is being treated Monday morning for...

Arctic cold and two rounds of snow forecast from West into Plains and Upper Midwest next week – Same frigid temperatures in Europe

An arctic cold front has dropped temperatures well below average from the Rockies to the Plains. This cold weather pattern will persist much of the week while slowly...

Winds top an amazing 93 mph in fire zone, causing havoc across Sonoma County – Governor Gavin Newsom declares statewide emergency

The highly anticipated Diablo winds roared through Wine Country and parts of the Bay Area early Sunday, prompting Governor Gavin Newsom to declare a statewide emergency. The strongest...

PG&E shutoffs will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, affecting 2 millions people – See if you’ll be without power here

Pacific Gas & Electric says it's going forward with the second planned power shut-off this week because of growing winds and high fire danger in Northern California. The...

Lightning kills 150 people in India, 60 cows in Nicaragua and 44 in Nigeria

Lightning storms are currently very deadly. And that across the world. They have killed more than 150 people in India within the last two months. Meanwhile, more than...

New windstorm to create extreme fire danger over California this weekend

After a brief lull, a new round of even stronger winds and extreme fire danger will unfold in California this weekend into early next week. As a potent...

Unusually early snowfalls for Texas and Oklahoma cause road and school closures (pictures and videos)

You read that headline correctly! Snowflakes are coming to the states of Texas and Oklahoma during the month of October. Surely, these areas are no stranger to snowfall...

Geologists in Hawaii are closely watching a growing lake on the Kilauea volcano for any potential signs it could blow its top again

The Kīlauea summit crater lake continues to grow at the bottom of Halemaʻumaʻu. Definitely, in the past 200 years, we haven’t seen activity like this. So we’re keeping...

Cascadia Subduction Zone severely under-monitored, Seismologists say

With the potential of a destructive earthquake hitting Western Washington at any moment, seismologists are becoming increasingly worried about the lack of earthquake-tracking technology offshore. That’s why...

Lutto Kututo, Peru: This town disappeared overnight in huge Earth cracks

A major landslide at Llusco in the Cusco region of Peru back in March 2018 led to the destruction of over 100 houses, and the declaration of a state of emergency by...

Earthquake triggers dangerous landslides at Mount Washington Volcano, Kadavu, Fiji

A M5.7 earthquake off Kadavu triggered multiple landslides on Mount Washington on October 19, 2019. Meanwhile, the National Disaster Management Office Kadavu warned nearby villages to avoid landslide...

The Dangerous Hayward Fault Is Overdue and Transects Through the lives of Hundreds of Thousands of Bay Area Residents in California

California’s Hayward Fault is considered one of the most dangerous seismological zones in the United States. It runs through the densely populated hills of the East Bay, sketching...

720-ton Lighthouse Saved From Eroding Coastline Like Skates on Rails

For 120 years, the Rubjerg Knude lighthouse has been perched on a sand dune on the northern Danish coast. But coastal erosion from North Sea winds threatened to...

The Really Big One: The Next Rupture of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Will Spell the Worst Natural Disaster in the History of North America

An earthquake will destroy a sizable portion of the coastal Northwest. The question is when. And keep in mind: The next full-margin rupture of the Cascadia subduction zone will...

California Is Burning in the Dark

More blackouts in California? Hazardous fire conditions that prompted state-wide blackouts last week are fueling wildfires in Southern California. California is burning in the...

Unusually Strong Positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) Weather Phenomenon Triggers Severe Droughts in Australia and Indian Summer in Europe

Our weather and climate is governed by many factors and phenomenon, either man-made or natural. One of those is the Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD), which is currently undergoing...

Ozone Hole Is Smallest on Record Due to Unusual Weather Phenomenon Over Antarctica

Unusual weather patterns in the upper atmosphere over Antarctica have caused a drastic reduction in ozone depletion, leaving the ozone with the smallest hole seen since its discovery in 1982.

A Colossal Giant From the Deep Ocean Just Wounded a Huge Great White Shark, Making Scientists Wonder What the Hell Made Those Enormous Bite Marks on its Head

A marine research non-profit group recently posted a snap of a great white shark they were tracking with two giant bite marks on its head. Now they wonder what...

Arctic Bloom: Flowers and Rich Vegetation Blossoming Only 1000 Miles Away From North Pole Surprise Scientists

‘Blooming’ might be the last word to associate with the Arctic. Now, new pictures show meadows bursting with life as bright-coloured flowers blossom in lush green grass. Kind...

Massive Sinkholes Swallow the Shrinking Dead Sea – More Than 6,000 Just in Israel and Craters Forming Daily

Giant sinkholes appear around drying Dead Sea. Will it be 'eaten' by those massive craters? There are now over 6,000 sinkholes around the Dead Sea on the Israeli...

Some Underwater Volcanoes Create Volcanic Gas Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across

Volcanic eruptions are spewing large plumes of gas and ash in the sky sometimes disturbing aircrafts. A new study shows that when the mostly underwater Bogoslof volcano in...

Deep M6.4 Earthquake Hits Vanuatu Islands – No Tsunami Threats or Warnings

A deep and strong M6.4 earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on October 21, 2019. There are no immediate reports of casualties or immediate tsunami...

Swimming Next to a Giant Squid Egg Is Just Spooky

A team of divers filmed a rare glimpse of a huge transparent egg sac containing hundreds of thousands of baby squid. The stunning underwater video was filmed by...

Gigantic Sinkhole Prompts the Evacuation of Hundreds of Homes in El Salvador (Video and Pictures)

A giant sinkhole has opened up in Santa Lucia, El Salvador prompting a massive evacuation of more than 400 homes on October 16, 2019. Drone footage shows...

Dam Collapse at Siberia Gold Mine Kills 15 – Other 14 Missing in Flooded Miner Cabins

At least 15 people have died and 13 others are missing after a dam collapse at a gold mine in Siberia. The dam burst around 2am Moscow...

New Earthquake Risk for California: The Garlock Fault, a Major California Fault Line Capable of Producing M8.0 Earthquakes, Is Shifting for the First Time in History, Baffling Scientists

A major California fault line is shifting for the first time in history, triggered by the series of earthquakes that shook Southern California in July. This is surprising,...

Hundreds of Birds Slam Into NASCAR Hall of Fame building, Killing Themselves

This is again another disturbing phenomenon you don't want to see everyday. Holl Bell filmed hundreds of birds slamming into the NASCAR Hall of Fame building and killing...

Bomb Cyclone With Hurricane Winds Knocks Out Power to 500,000 and Disrupts Travel in the Northeast

More than a half-million people in the Northeast woke up to darkness on Thursday, as an unseasonably strong Nor’easter slammed the region with rain and high winds.

Lebanon Is Literally on Fire

With more than 100 blazes erupting from north to south over the past two days... Lebanon ongoing wildfires are the worst to have hit the country in decades.

Earthquake in Philippines Kills 5, Injures 28, Closes Schools (Videos and Pictures)

A strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hit 7km ENE of Columbio, Philippines on October 16, 2019, sending people running in the streets. At least five dead with dozens...

Lagoon Turns Bright Pink After Major Tropical Storm in Mexico (Videos and Pictures)

A very unusual phenomenon has baffled residents living near Puerto Escondido in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. About a week ago, just after Tropical Storm Narda, the water...

Underwater Volcano Erupts in Tonga – Ash and Gas Plume Reaches 17,000ft – Aviation VONA Alert Increased to Orange

The Metis Shoal Volcano, Ha'apai, in Tonga erupted on October 15, 2019, sending a plume of ash and gas 15,000-17000ft above the summit. As of 10:20 a.m., the...

Unusual Blizzard Buries North Dakota in Historic Amounts of Snow – Farmers Devastated

A record-setting four-day fall snowstorm moved out of North Dakota on Sunday, leaving behind historic amounts of snow in some areas. Bismarck got 17.1 inches of snow and...

Earthquakes Continue in New Madrid Fault as Central States Prepare For the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill

After yesterday's M3.0 quake, several tremors hit inside the New Madrid Fault today. The New Madrid Seismic Zone is constantly shaking since about 1 month, now. Meanwhile Missouri...

Tsunamis Spread Deadly Diseases

A major earthquake in Alaska in 1964 triggered tsunamis that washed ashore a deadly tropical fungus. Researchers believe it then evolved to survive in the coasts and...

More Than 1,600 Dead in India’s Worst Monsoon in 25 Years

The heaviest monsoon rains to lash India in 25 years have killed more than 1,600 people since June. The monsoon, which typically lasts between June and September, has...