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Storms: Scarier Than You Think

11/1/2021 (Permalink)

Halloween may be over now, but the scary parts of the real world are still in full swing. And with winter on the approach once again, it’s important to know just what could be coming your way. Often we don’t like to think about the worst-case scenarios when it comes to storms. But if we never do, then we won’t be prepared when those types of storms hit our area. So we have to acknowledge them and be prepared for them. Best Life Online has provided a list of shocking storm facts that actually have happened across the world;

  • A 1995 storm dropped hailstones as big as softballs
  • One blizzard in Iran buried entire villages with no survivors
  • Blood red rain poured down on India for a summer
  • A heatwave in California once turned grapes into raisins
  • Once in 2010, Earth got as cold as Mars with -135.8°F, or -94.7°C
  • America is the World's Tornado Capital
  • Mild autumn weather led to bigger spiders indoors
  • By counting the number of seconds between a flash of lightning and the thunder that follows, then dividing that by five, you learn how many miles away you are from where lightning just struck
  • Hurricane Andrew led to a Python invasion in Florida
  • Some storms are more powerful than Atomic Bombs
  • Bigger cities create stronger thunderstorms
  • It can rain fish and frogs
  • Once, wind during an NFL game bent the goalposts
  • Once in 1977, it snowed in Florida
  • There's such a thing as a "Thundersnow" storm

The point of this isn’t to scare you. The idea is to raise awareness of how dangerous a storm can be when Mother Nature decides to give us all a real wallop. Instances like the ones we’ve listed are extremely rare, but the fact is that they can happen. And under the right circumstances, they could happen again. So make sure you’re not only prepared for the normal, but also for the extreme and unusual.

Source: https://bestlifeonline.com

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