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Hurricane Dorian brought a 23-foot-high wall of water to parts of the Bahamas. Here’s what a storm surge is and why it’s so dangerous.

Dorian's storm surge could flood coastal communities in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina with 4 to 7 feet of water.

5 things the movie ‘Twister’ got wrong about tornadoes — and 3 things it got mostly right

The film "Twister" came out 22 years ago. Some elements of the plot are based in real weather science, while others are a lesson in what not to do.

The 6 deadliest hurricanes in US history

June 1 marked the start of hurricane season. Here's what to know about the deadliest hurricanes the US has ever endured.

A couple and their 3-year-old son were killed after lightning struck their farm in Malaysia – here’s how lightning is made and why it̵...

Lightning kills more than 2,000 people around the world every year, with survivors suffering long-term symptoms and life-altering ailments.
The severe weather will continue into next week.

Over 30 tornadoes touched down and slammed the central US, and more extreme weather is on the way

Powerful storms are slamming a large swath of the central US, affecting up to 40 million Americans. The extreme weather is expected to continue into early next week.
A map of the US on April 18, 2019, showing "brightness temperature" — a measure of atmospheric intensity.

The southern and eastern US has been smacked by days of deadly tornadoes and storms — and more are on the way

An area of low pressure is moving east from the Mississippi Valley, bringing severe storms, tornadoes and flash floods.
A picture of Neptune taken by the Voyager 2 spacecraft, showing a since-vanished dark storm.

The Hubble telescope has discovered a ‘dark vortex’ raging on Neptune that would swallow 20% of Earth’s surface

New pictures taken by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal a mysterious "dark tempest" storm raging on Neptune and a "giant" frigid cap on top of Uranus.
Venice's Mose project remains unfinished.

A $6.5 billion sea wall was supposed to stop Venice from flooding. Now, most of the city is underwater.

Officials suspect that a massive flood barrier could have protected Venice from this week's devastating round of storms.
Hurricane Florence approaches the US East Coast in a satellite image taken from space on Wednesday.

NASA recorded ‘a stark and sobering’ video of Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station

Hurricane Florence is expected to slam into the Carolinas as an "extremely dangerous major hurricane" as early as Thursday and trigger widespread floods. NASA recorded what it calls a "stark and sobering" video of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday morning.
Satellite imagery shows hurricanes Florence, Isaac, and Helene from space on September 10, 2018.

Astronauts in space just saw all 3 threatening hurricanes lurking in the Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Florence is predicted to slam into the US East Coast as a major storm. Two other hurricanes — Isaac and Helene — have also appeared in the Atlantic Ocean. Astronauts aboard the International Space Station recently saw all three hurricanes and photographed two of them.