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Gale Force Winds Just Turned These Lake Erie Houses Into Ice Castles

Photograph by Ed Mis Gale force winds and frigid temperatures have encased a few unlucky homes in ice along the shores of Lake Erie. Residents on Hoover Beach’s South Shore Drive in Hamburg, New York, saw their houses turned into ice castles as the winds created huge waves, driving lake water up on the shore, while the sub-zero temperatures turned the splash into ice. Resident Ed Mis told CNN his house was covered in several feet of ice while his backyard had about 12 feet of ice. Photograph by Ed…

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Climate change may doom 1 in 3 species of plants and animals in the next 50 years

(CNN)Take a moment to cherish your plants and appreciate the animals you see around you. Of the 538 species studied, 44% of them have already experienced an extinction in a particular local area. The researchers found that local extinction sites had larger and faster changes in the hottest yearly temperatures than those that did not. While many species were able to tolerate a moderate increase in maximum temperatures, 50% of the species had local extinctions if maximum temperatures increased by more than 0.5 degrees Celsius. That number rose to 95%…

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Video Doorbell Captures Historic 24 Hour Snowfall in Newfoundland

The Canadian city of St. John’s superseded its record for the most snow in 24 hours, recording 30 inches (76 cm), as the storm hit Newfoundland and Labrador this past Friday. A state of emergency continued in the provincial capital and elsewhere through Sunday. Snow drifts rose 12 to 15 feet high on some highways, officials said. The Canadian armed forces were called in to help clear the deluge. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/video-doorbell-captures-historic-24-hour-snowfall-in-newfoundland/

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Surreal Video Captures Spanish Resort Town Covered in Sea Foam

High waves and flooding cause sea foam to cover the streets of Tossa De Mar in Spain. The seaside resort town is located near Girona in Catalonia and the rare phenomenon has not occurred in years. Sea foam forms when the ocean churns up high concentrations of ‘organic matter’, and the strong and steady winds made clean-up efforts only worse. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/coastal-spanish-resort-town-covered-in-sea-foam/

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A triple threat storm could bring tornadoes, snow and flooding to much of the US this weekend

(CNN)A powerful storm system set to affect much of the country this weekend could pose a triple threat, with the possibility of severe storms and tornadoes, ice and snow, and flooding. Over 25 million are under a winter weather alert in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, New York, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. And more than 20 million are under a wind advisory in parts of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Kentucky and Indiana. Here’s how the regions could be affected. TRACK THE STORM Tornadoes and…

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Millions of people brace for snow and freezing rain from Arizona to Michigan

(CNN)Rain, wind, snow and ice will present significant travel hazards as a potent winter storm makes its way across the central US, says CNN Meteorologist Haley Brink. Heavy snow and ice could affect travel The storm will intensify as it heads into the Upper Midwest through Sunday and become a powerful winter storm stretching from Colorado to Minnesota, the National Weather Service said. Those areas are under winter storm warnings and will see blizzard conditions, the weather service said, “with the potential of 8 to 16 inches of windblown snow…

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Louisiana residents evacuate as Tropical Storm Barry develops in the Gulf, threatening more epic flooding

(CNN)Samantha Kincaid was forced to evacuate during Hurricane Gustav in 2008, her first year in New Orleans. Now, she’s leaving again. Barry is the first tropical storm to threaten the United States this year. The forecast shows it as a strong tropical storm at landfall, possibly Saturday morning along the Louisiana coast, probably west of New Orleans. There is a significant chance that Barry could be a hurricane, with sustained winds of 74 miles per hour, when it makes landfall. But it’s not the wind that makes this storm so…

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Eye of the Storm: A Surreal Video Inside the Eye of Hurricane Michael

A Facebook live video by Stefan Melendez from last Wednesday shows the surreal scene from inside the eye of Hurricane Michael which devastated regions of Florida and Georgia last week. If the video above doesn’t play you can also try the one embedded below. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/surreal-video-inside-eye-of-hurricane-michael/

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Alexander Gerst Captured Some Incredible Shots of Typhoon Trami from Space

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst recently shared a series of incredible images of Typhoon Trami from the International Space Station, where he is currently serving as Station Commander for Expedition 57. Trami was originally a category 5 super typhoon but has since weakened to a category 3 hurricane with sustained wind speeds of approximately 195 km/h (121 mph) as it prepares to make landfall in the Ryuku islands (southwest) of Japan this Friday. According to CNN, ‘Trami comes on the heels of Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which cut a…

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Gorgeous 30-day timelapse captures what it’s like to be out at sea

The ocean is equally as beautiful as it is terrifying. This couldn’t have been captured anymore perfectly than in this timelapse video by YouTuber JeffHK.  In the video, JeffHK documents his 30 day journey from the Red Sea to Hong Kong on a shipping barge. During his adventure, he travels through eight different bodies of water, and stops at ports in Sri Lanka and Singapore. The traveling sessions in between stops are the best parts of the video. It’s in these sections where you get to see how gorgeous the…

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Timelapse Captures Incredible Cloudburst Over Austrias Lake Millstatt

Photographer Peter Maier captured this jaw-dropping timelapse of a cloudburst over Lake Millstatt in Carinthia, Austria. A cloudburst is a sudden and violent rainstorm capable of producing an extreme amount of precipitation in a short period of time. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/cloudburst-over-lake-millstatt-austria/

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Volcanoes. Geysers. Earthquakes. Mother Earth is doing all kinds of scary stuff in the US right now

(CNN)Like they say, when it rains, it pours … and erupts and flows and shakes and swelters and blows and generally wreaks havoc around the country. Volcanic lava in Hawaii Smoldering flows of glowing red and crusty black lava have been consuming parts of Hawaii’s Big Island since May 3, and residents just got more bad news. Two new fissures opened near the Kilauea Volcano over the weekend, belching more lava and fumes. That makes 18 fissures in total. Nearly 2,000 people have been evacuated from the area, and there…

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Norwegian Cruise Ship Gets Caught in Bomb Cyclone and Passenger Faithfully Documents the Havoc

A New Year’s Cruise carrying over 4,000 passengers was caught in a violent winter storm on the way back from the Bahamas and it wreaked havoc on the ship. The cruise ship, Norwegian Breakaway, was scrambling to return to port in Manhattan, as awaiting passengers were eager to begin their own 14-day cruise, set to begin as soon as the ship returned. All passengers and crew eventually arrived to port safely in the New York City harbour, but not before Winter Storm Grayson had its way. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/cruise-ship-gets-caught-in-bomb-cyclone/

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