The Jack Black film Nacho Libre is loosely based on the life of Fray Tormenta (Father Storm), a Mexican priest who supported his orphanage as a lucha libre wrestler for 23 years. He still wears his mask during his priestly duties. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nac…
When Hurricane Ivan was in the Gulf of Mexico in 2004, pressure sensors on the ocean floor detected a freak wave 91 feet tall. Computer simulations suggested that at the storm's peak as a Category 5 it was producing waves over 130 feet high. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hur…
In 408BC an actor named Hegelochus mispronounced a word and, instead of saying "after the storm I see again a calm sea," accidentally said "after the storm I see again a weasel." This mistake was so mocked by other Ancient Greeks that over two millennia later we still know his name. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San…
After the monarchy was restored in Britain, King Charles II had Oliver Cromwell's corpse exhumed and beheaded. The head which was put on a stick outside Westminster Hall fell down during a storm and was retrieved by a nearby guard who stole the head and hid it up a chimney. history.co.uk/article/the…
The phrase "feeling under the weather" is from sailors who would go below deck to ride out storms and avoid feeling seasick. In other words, they would literally go under the bad weather. farmersalmanac.com/where-…
When Bill Paxton died, hundreds of storm chasers spelt out his initials BP across three states using GPS markers to honor him for his role as a storm chaser in the 90s movie Twister. variety.com/2017/film/new…
The fastest wind speed ever measured from a tornadic storm is 301 MPH, which was set in 1999 during the Bridge Creek-Moore EF5 Tornado. weather.com/storms/tornad…
In 2019, a lightning storm happened only 300 miles (85Β°N 120Β°E) from the North Pole, making this the farthest north lightning has ever occurred. The 48 strikes hit the surface, which was probably made up of sea ice or areas of open ocean waters mixed with ice. seattletimes.com/nation-w…
The largest tornado ever recorded, based on width, was the 2013 El Reno Tornado. At its peak, it reached a width of 2.6 miles and speeds of up to 301 mph. The tornado lasted for about 40 minutes and eight people were killed, including three experienced storm chasers largest.org/nature/tornad…
In February 2020, during Storm Dennis, Ghost Ship the MV Alta ran aground in Ireland (County Cork). The ship had been abandoned in 2018 in the mid-Atlantic after its crew were rescued following an engine failure and then drifted around the Atlantic for 18months en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_…
The Tempest Prognosticator was a device that kept 12 leeches inside small bottles. They attempted to climb out of the bottles when a storm was approaching, causing a bell to ring. The number of times the bell was struck indicated the likelihood of a storm. amusingplanet.com/2019/07…
In the 1998 North American ice storm two CN locomotives were moved off the tracks and used to provide power to residents of Quebec. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan…
In 1998 the Montreal suburb of Boucherville intentionally derailed train to use as a emergency generator for the town hall and emergency warming shelters, after power had been knocked out by an ice storm. gizmodo.com/that-time-a-c…
In Operation Desert Storm the US Military needed a bunker buster bomb for underground Iraqi C&C bunkers. No NATO states had any, so in three weeks they designed and made the GBU-28, the first batch were made from deactivated 203mm howitzer barrels. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GBU…
In 2001, while performing the song "Two Step," Dave Matthews sang the words "Let it rain" and immediately the crowd was poured on by a violent rain and hail storm, which did not stop until the song concluded. This performance has now been called "Two Step in the Rain." bestsongsever.com/dave-ma…
During the Dust Bowl in the 1930s, storms were so severe that its clouds blew smoke as far away as Boston, MA. Red snow fell on New England in winter 1934-1935. It was the largest American exodus in history, with over 86k relocating to California. 1/8 of CA's populace is of "Okie" heritage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dus…
In Babylonian mythology, Enli ,god of Storms and winds, flooded the world because humans were making too much noise and disturbing his sleep. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enl…
Today I learned of the SS Monte Carlo. A concrete ship that, in 1932 was anchored in international waters off California and was a destination for gambling and prostitution during prohibition. She was grounded during a storm in 1937 and has remained on the beach ever since, frequently buried in the sands. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
PornHub Plowed New Jersey and Boston streets for free during winter storm Stella. thedrum.com/news/2017/03/…
β€œGadget” spent the night prior to the Trinity test atop a steel tower during a lighting storm. Had a lightning strike occurred, it could have prematurely detonated the world’s first atomic weapon. thebulletin.org/2020/07/i…
Hitler was called as a witness in a murder trail being held for 4 storm troopers before he rose to Chancellor. He was cross examined for just over 3 hours, lost his temper, and his outburst is recorded testimony. pbs.org/show/rise-nazis/
Hurricane Walaka's storm surge literally erased East Island in Hawaii off the map en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eas…
A Solar storm in 1972 was so powerful it caused the accidental detonation of thousands of U.S. naval mines en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
Hurricane Katrina (2005) caused $170 billion in damages. Harvey (2017) caused $131.3 billion in damages. Maria (2017) caused $94.5 billion in damages. Sandy (2012) caused $74.8 billion in damages. Irma (2017) caused $52.5 billion in damages. 3 of the 5 costliest U.S. storms occurred in 2017. thebalance.com/hurricane-…
Today I learned about a meteor storm in 1833 that filled the sky with more than 72,000 meteors per hour blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Water molecules collide with intracellular objects about every ten trillionth of a second within "molecular storms" youtu.be/j11sEzaYCUM
Today I learned of the Great Flood of 1862, in which a 500-year storm dumped 10 feet of rain and snow on California over 43 days. The Central Valley flooded was flooded for three months, and the capitol temporarily moved to SF from Sacramento. Los Angeles' three major rivers merged, creating an inland sea. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The practice of naming storms was popularized by the hit single "They call the wind Maria" from the play "Paint your wagon" who got "Maria" from George Stewart's novel "Storm." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Recently declassified military documents revealed that a solar storm detonated U.S. navy mines during the Vietnam War. Scientists are urging governments to take space weather more seriously as it could have severe consequences on our Earth. scientificamerican.com/ar…
There are 21 names chosen every year for Atlantic hurricanes. If they run out of names for the year, they will name the remaining storms using the Greek alphabet. obxtoday.com/top-stories/…
Theodore Roosevelt Jr, son of President Theodore Roosevelt, was the only general to storm the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in the first wave of Utah beach despite having to use a cane. Also, his son Quentin Roosevelt II stormed Omaha beach in the first wave. insidehook.com/article/hi…
The feeling you get when a storm is coming is really the barometric pressure dropping around you. sciencing.com/rain-pressu…
Today I learned about the mysterious disappearance of the Eilean Mor lighthouse keepers. The door to the lighthouse was unlocked, coats were missing and half eaten food was left behind. The last entries on the log described a storm on December 12th of severe winds, but no such storms were ever reported. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
The solar storm of 1859 caused the aurora borealis to be seen as far south as the Caribbean and was bright enough to wake miners in the Rockies. The geomagnetic current was also strong enough to power telegraph systems. A similar event happening today would cause widespread blackouts and damage. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
Today I learned about the Solar storm of 2012 which missed the Earth by approximately nine days. Otherwise it would have inflicted serious damage on a global scale. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
Disneyland has had closed six times partially or fully in its history due to the JFK assassination in 1963, the anti-Vietnam War protests in 1970, winter storm in 1987, the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, 9/11, and COVID-19 pandemic en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dis…
The day after British troops set fire to Washington D.C. during the War of 1812, a possible hurricane which spun off into a tornado put out the flames and chased the British back to their ships. It is now known as β€œThe storm that saved Washington” wusa9.com/article/news/lo…
A solar storm in 2012 with a strong Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) missed Earth by nine days. Had the CME hit Earth, it would have inflicted serious damage to worldwide electronic systems and cost up to $2.6 trillion. The recovery time from such a disaster would have been about 4 to 10 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
In 1965 six boys from Tonga skipped school and 'borrowed' a boat. After a storm and 8 days adrift, they survived alone on a small rocky island for 15 months. They stayed friends and worked together to survive and stay fit. After their rescue they were jailed (shortly) for stealing the boat. pressreader.com/australia…
Today I learned about Roy Sullivan, a man who holds the record for being struck by lightning, with 7 times during his lifetime. After the 4th strike, he sought to run away from storms but couldn't escape. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
Today I learned about Holland Island, MD. Once home to ~300 people, it fell victim to erosion, losing shoreline, forcing families to move. Parts of the now abandoned island became completely submerged until one house was left standing. After a storm, it finally collapsed in Oct. 2010. onlyinyourstate.com/maryl…
Benjamin Franklin's kite was NOT struck by lightning, but drew negative charges from a storm cloud. benjamin-franklin-history…
Hurricanes, Cyclones and Typhoons are all the same thing but named different where they appear. Hurricanes are storms that form in North Atlantic Ocean and Northeast Pacific, cyclones are formed over the South Pacific and Indian Ocean and typhoons are formed over the Northwest Pacific Ocean. byjus.com/physics/differe…
You should wait 72 hours after it rains to swim in the ocean. Storm runoff that empties into the ocean carries increased levels of contaminants, like bacteria, fertilizers, and sewage. Swimming in the ocean too soon can increase your risk of various infections. caseagrant.ucsd.edu/news/…
A German shepherd named Talero stayed next to the body of his owner for 23 days, after he had died in a snow storm. He prevented animals from attacking the body, and tried to keep his owner warm by sleeping by his side. lifewithdogs.tv/2013/08/g…
1914 had the least active Atlantic hurricane season on record, with only one storm recorded in all year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/191…
Mass solar flares from the sun happen quite often and can produce coronal mass injections which can trigger geomagnetic storms that have been known to disable satellites and knock out terrestrial electric power grids for extended periods of time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol…
The second verse of The Doors - Riders on the Storm "There's a killer on the road, His brain is squirmin' like a toad", was inspired by a 1950 killing spree by Billy Cook. Among the six strangers he killed, was a family of four (and their dog) that he killed and dumped in a mine shaft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…
One hundred years ago in 1920, the Atlantic hurricane season produced a total of six tropical cyclones. Five of those cyclones strengthened to tropical storms and four of those strengthened further into hurricanes. None of these strengthened into a major Category 3 hurricane. Three people died. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/192…
Hurricanes can collide into a phenomenon called the Fujiwhara Effect. At 900 miles, the two cyclones begin to orbit up until they reach 190 miles of each other, which is the moment when they'll then merge and the two storms turn into a single giant one. weather.gov/news/fujiwhar…

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