A patchy drizzle, a snowstorm in the middle of December, a foggy morning and a burst of clear sunshine on that fine Friday afternoon – are all common and equally vital events that happen daily in our atmosphere. 

Weather is a very influential thing that affects our lives on a day-to-day basis. Think about it – it determines our mood, picks the choice of attire we're going to wear, decides if the plans we've established will be enjoyable in the given circumstances, or whether it's a good idea to carry them out in general. 

More extreme weather events like tornadoes, hurricanes, blizzards, and floods can put individuals in risky circumstances, where they may lose their homes and family members or suffer potentially fatal injuries; however, we can all agree that seeing certain phenomena, even if it's just a giant spark in the sky, can leave you pondering how intimidatingly impressive our world is. 

Well, as it turns out, there's a dedicated online community that shares a wide range of weather images, and today, Bored Panda has collected a couple of its best ones.

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#1

Texas, May 17 2021; Credit To Stormchaser Laura Rowe

Texas, May 17 2021; Credit To Stormchaser Laura Rowe

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1 week ago

Incredible!

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The truth is, you don’t have to be a social media fanatic to have heard of Reddit. It's a massive forum with 52 million daily active users where you're bound to find a community that will tickle your fancy the most, and today we'll be casting our attention to one of its image-based groups:

“Welcome to [community name]! This is a subreddit for high quality images of the wide range of weather phenomena, from violent storms to beautiful weather” – the group has been blessing folks with its content since May, 2011 and is currently the proud owner of 181K members. It dedicates its postings solely to high-resolution photos of different and noteworthy events such as snowstorms, tornadoes, rainstorms – basically all things weather.

#2

Amazing Photo By Adam Kyle Jackson

Amazing Photo By Adam Kyle Jackson

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Chucky Cheezburger
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1 week ago

If that was corn in the foreground, I'd say it was he who walks behind the rows...

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To put it shortly, weather is the state of the atmosphere – however, specifically for our planet, the majority of events take place in the troposphere, the lowest layer of the atmosphere, which is around 18 kilometers (11.18 miles) above the Earth's surface. As we all probably know, it refers to things such as: our daily temperature, precipitation (which is any liquid or frozen water that forms in the atmosphere and descends back to Earth), wind, and clouds.

It's important to distinguish between the terms and not confuse weather with "climate," as weather is recognized to describe short-term atmospheric conditions, while climate refers to weather that is averaged over a lengthy period of time in specific regions.

#3

Supercell Near Leoti, Ks

Supercell Near Leoti, Ks

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Chucky Cheezburger
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1 week ago

That SUV looks like its about to be a sacrifice.

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#4

A Pilot Captured This Thunderstorm As Seen From 37,000 Feet

A Pilot Captured This Thunderstorm As Seen From 37,000 Feet

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My whipped cream came out like that when I left the electric beaters on too long.

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Nature produces unusual weather conditions, and just when you think that you’ve seen it all, perhaps, just like the members of this subreddit, you might be fortunate enough to witness some of the most jaw-dropping (sometimes downright chilling) atmospheric phenomena. 

So-called “blood rain,” which is not as alarming as it might sound and occurs when a high concentration of red-colored dust gets mixed into rain; high tides; rotating thunderstorms; coastal flooding; winter storms that feature freezing rain – the force and diversity of the weather can be truly astounding.

#5

A Storm Forming Over Wisconsin

A Storm Forming Over Wisconsin

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1 week ago

this gives me cabin in the woods vibes

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#6

Stormy Sunset, Wild Horses Beach, North Carolina (Oc) [4882 X 5945]

Stormy Sunset, Wild Horses Beach, North Carolina (Oc) [4882 X 5945]

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1 week ago

Looks like layers of cake.

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While the severity of each weather event varies, it is in your best interest to be on guard and to be mindful of a few safety precautions that might lessen the possible impact.

The National Safety Council, America’s leading non-profit safety advocate that specializes in reporting the facts on preventable injuries and deaths, stated that “weather-related deaths are up 35% from 2017,” with conditions such as winter weather and tornados being the leading cause of death and injuries. 

#7

From A Storm Over Edmonton Canada

From A Storm Over Edmonton Canada

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1 week ago

pink lightning?

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#8

Photo Taken In Oahu, Hawaii By Benji Barnes [1786x2048]

Photo Taken In Oahu, Hawaii By Benji Barnes [1786x2048]

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1 week ago (edited)

Thor love and thunder irl

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#9

Can Anyone Explain How This Ice Is Formed On Our Car Windscreen. The Weather Was Raining Then Froze Quickly But Only To Around -1c

Can Anyone Explain How This Ice Is Formed On Our Car Windscreen. The Weather Was Raining Then Froze Quickly But Only To Around -1c

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J Rob
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1 week ago

H.R. Giger

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First and foremost – have a master plan for the unforeseen disaster on hand; pack your first aid kit and discuss the plan with your close ones. Carry a charged phone or a portable power bank at all times in case the situation calls (no pun intended) for an emergency phone ring. Always listen to experts such as safety officers, and evacuate the area when the circumstances demand it. Last, but certainly not least – stay calm and remember that an already stressful event can be made much worse when you don’t keep your cool. 

#10

Taken Near Glenburn, Nd, Last Night

Taken Near Glenburn, Nd, Last Night

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Hill Branda
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1 week ago

Dang, that's scary.

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#11

Sprites Over Oklahoma (Paul M Smith) [1280x832]

Sprites Over Oklahoma (Paul M Smith) [1280x832]

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Hill Branda
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1 week ago

Isn't this how "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" started?

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#12

Rainbow

Rainbow

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago (edited)

Double rainbow with aura that’s almost a third rainbow!

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Chances are that you’ll be safe and sound, even in the case of a tornado – however, being prepared is critical. It’s equally vital to be mindful and respect the power of nature and not to try and go out of your way to, for instance, capture how the active lightning strikes. Bored Panda hopes that you’ve enjoyed this collection of breathtaking views. Give the community a follow – and remember, safety is our number one priority! 

#13

Bilbao , Spain. Last Night

Bilbao , Spain. Last Night

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Phoenix Connor
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1 week ago

Bilbo?

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#14

Mammatus Clouds Fishers, Indiana. 45-60 Mins After Hail And A Tornado Cell Later Down Wind

Mammatus Clouds Fishers, Indiana. 45-60 Mins After Hail And A Tornado Cell Later Down Wind

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1 week ago

Looks like God's sheep needs a shearing.

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#15

60,000' High Supercell In West Texas, Gearing Up To Spawn A Tornado And Hailstorm

60,000' High Supercell In West Texas, Gearing Up To Spawn A Tornado And Hailstorm

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1 week ago

Methinks the photographer outta get out of there!

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#16

What Made The Light Look Like That (They Were Not Like That Before Or The Next Day) Mideast Sweden A Week Ago

What Made The Light Look Like That (They Were Not Like That Before Or The Next Day) Mideast Sweden A Week Ago

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J Rob
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1 week ago

Water Vapor

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#17

Twister At Wyoming , USA

Twister At Wyoming , USA

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1 week ago

this looks like the cover photo for a natural disaster movie

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#18

Nice Little Severe Thunderstorm Last Night In New Braunfels, Tx

Nice Little Severe Thunderstorm Last Night In New Braunfels, Tx

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Mark Berry
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1 week ago

KA-POW!!!

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#19

Sunrays

Sunrays

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Your Average Panda
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1 week ago

Cue the etherial music...

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#20

Apocalyptic Sky In Northern California Yesterday Due To Smoke From Nearby Fires

Apocalyptic Sky In Northern California Yesterday Due To Smoke From Nearby Fires

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1 week ago

Sad-earned beauty

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#21

Incoming Storm Sioux Falls, Sd. Photo Cr. Alex Resel

Incoming Storm Sioux Falls, Sd. Photo Cr. Alex Resel

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Injun Joe
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1 week ago

I seen skies get green like that before. Not a good feeling.

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#22

Epic Double Rainbow 😍

Epic Double Rainbow 😍

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

Pretty clear double too. Most are faint.

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#23

Florida(St Petersburg) [3100x3100 10mb] [oc]

Florida(St Petersburg) [3100x3100 10mb] [oc]

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago (edited)

Wow! Lightning below and above the enormous raincloud. It looks like a pretty compact storm too.

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#24

Storm Rolling In Over The Great Plains In Montana - Image Courtesy Of Anthony Spencer [960x640]

Storm Rolling In Over The Great Plains In Montana - Image Courtesy Of Anthony Spencer [960x640]

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Hill Branda
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1 week ago

Great photo! Doesn't even seem real---almost looks like a painting.

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#25

Supercell Thunderstorm, Bolton, Ks

Supercell Thunderstorm, Bolton, Ks

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

Yikes! That looks like some ugly weather ahead.

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#26

Best Weather At The Ocean

Best Weather At The Ocean

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

Love all the pastels. Looks like a painting.

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#27

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight

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Federico Guerrero-Isaza
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1 week ago

On a moonlight night.

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#28

Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Wetaskiwin, Alberta

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Phoenix Connor
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1 week ago

That sky looks like it goes WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

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#29

‘Sunbow’ Above Plymouth, UK Yesterday

‘Sunbow’ Above Plymouth, UK Yesterday

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Timmy Pillinger
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1 week ago

This is 22° halo created by ice crystals. Different shapes of ice crystals give different halos.

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#30

Sunrise This Morning In West Texas (Friend Took Pic - It's His Oc But He Doesn't Use Reddit, Asked Me To Post For Him.)

Sunrise This Morning In West Texas (Friend Took Pic - It's His Oc But He Doesn't Use Reddit, Asked Me To Post For Him.)

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

Don’t they say “Red sky at morning, sailors take warning. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight”? Looks like time to take warning. That’s fiery red and orange, not soft dawn pink.

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#31

Wicked Severe Thunderstorm Front Over Minneapolis, Mn Yesterday

Wicked Severe Thunderstorm Front Over Minneapolis, Mn Yesterday

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1 week ago

Ruuuuun

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#32

Sunset Lightning On Florida’s Space Coast Yesterday Evening [oc] [2048x1635]

Sunset Lightning On Florida’s Space Coast Yesterday Evening [oc] [2048x1635]

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1 week ago

That's so pretty????

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#33

Moose Jaw Thunderstorm In Southern Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw Thunderstorm In Southern Saskatchewan

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

Holy cow, that is some black sky. That storm must’ve been a doozy!

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#34

Congratulations To This Tree That Definitely Just Got Superpowers

Congratulations To This Tree That Definitely Just Got Superpowers

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

More like “sacrificed its life” by taking the full brunt of the lightning strike.

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#35

The Sky Over Oxford On Sunday

The Sky Over Oxford On Sunday

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Timmy Pillinger
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1 week ago

Altocumulus

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#36

Looks Like It Comes Straight Out Of A Scifi

Looks Like It Comes Straight Out Of A Scifi

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

Or an old fashioned scary movie set in a castle on a cliff above the sea, where for some reason it’s ALWAYS stormy.

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#37

Double Rainbow Strike Over Chicago, Il

Double Rainbow Strike Over Chicago, Il

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Hill Branda
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1 week ago

It's like Mother Nature is having a dance-off.

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#38

Can Someone Explain This?

Can Someone Explain This?

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Amanda Rose
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1 week ago

Shelf cloud is my guess.

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#39

Backside Of A Storm. Powhatan Va

Backside Of A Storm. Powhatan Va

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

Mother Nature always has to have the last word, doesn’t she?

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#40

Sky Is On Fire As The Storm Passes

Sky Is On Fire As The Storm Passes

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

That is one RED sky.

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#41

Its That Time Of Year. Getting Pumped For The 2020 Season. This Shot Is From Mccook, Nebraska In May Of 2019. I Shot This With My Nikon D850

Its That Time Of Year. Getting Pumped For The 2020 Season. This Shot Is From Mccook, Nebraska In May Of 2019. I Shot This With My Nikon D850

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Allen s
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1 week ago

These guys with the biggest vibranium balls taking pictures of tornados whilst also waiting for their doom

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#42

Shelf Cloud Ahead Of Strong Thunderstorm Tonight In Wahoo, Ne. Photo Cr. Nebraska Storm Chasers

Shelf Cloud Ahead Of Strong Thunderstorm Tonight In Wahoo, Ne. Photo Cr. Nebraska Storm Chasers

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1 week ago

Looks like a ginormous vacuum hose.

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#43

Tornado In Colorado Yesterday

Tornado In Colorado Yesterday

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1 week ago

Woah!

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#44

More From Sweden

More From Sweden

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JoJo Anisko
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1 week ago

Exquisite

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#45

In The Spring Of 2015, Our Home In Austin Tx Was Flooded. The Sky In May Of That Year Was My First And So Far Last Time To See Mammatus Clouds In Person. Shot Taken From My Driveway. No Filters Or Enhancements To The Image

In The Spring Of 2015, Our Home In Austin Tx Was Flooded. The Sky In May Of That Year Was My First And So Far Last Time To See Mammatus Clouds In Person. Shot Taken From My Driveway. No Filters Or Enhancements To The Image

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

Enormous bright yellow cotton balls.

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#46

A Storm In Metro Detroit. (Credit: U/Jcphotography_mi

A Storm In Metro Detroit. (Credit: U/Jcphotography_mi

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

I’ve never seen a storm with a wavy effect like that.

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#47

Great Night

Great Night

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Torrey Walters
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1 week ago

Incredible

#48

Tornado Captured West Of Akron, Colorado (Photo Credit To Nenah Demunster)

Tornado Captured West Of Akron, Colorado (Photo Credit To Nenah Demunster)

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Kathryn Baylis
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I live on the East Coast, less than 30 miles from the ocean. We may get hurricanes, but at least they give you a lot of warning that they may be coming your way, so you have time to prepare for them. Tornadoes, nope. Earthquakes, nope. Tidal waves, nope. Volcanoes, ehhh maybe. Depends. Some have been known to just blow. Even though hurricanes can wipe out just about everything and send it out to sea—-even change geography by shifting huge amounts of sand to create new beaches or cut new inlets—-at least I can batten down the hatches, grab my husband, pets, paperwork, sentimental items, and valuables, stuff everyone and everything in the car, and hightail it TF out of here well in advance.

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#49

Crazy Looking Storm A Few Days Ago In Sd

Crazy Looking Storm A Few Days Ago In Sd

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Kathryn Baylis
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1 week ago

Almost looks like pictures of Dust Bowl duststorms during the Great Depression. Colorized, of course.

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#50

Amber Valley Through The Cloud This Morning. Derbyshire, UK

Amber Valley Through The Cloud This Morning. Derbyshire, UK

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1 week ago

I love the fog over the trees

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