Dust Storm of the Day

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Damn Nature U Scary of the Day: A massive, potentially record-setting dust storm -- the first "haboob" of the monsoon season -- swept across the Phoenix area last night, shutting down PHX, causing power outages, starting a fire, but mostly looking ominous as hell. 

Above: Time-lapse footage of the dust storm taking over downt

Damn Nature U Scary of the Day

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Damn Nature U Scary of the Day: Godzilla vs. Mothra got nothing on Snail vs. Earthworm.

[nerdcore.]

Early Bird Special

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Early Bird Special: I'm no expert on fire tornadoes, but I'm fairly positive this guy wants his mom to go.

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Damn Nature Eff Off With This Nonsense of the Day

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Damn Nature Eff Off With This Nonsense of the Day: A home security camera captures the full fury of the multiple-vortex EF5 tornado that touched down in Joplin, Missouri, last week, damaging as much as 75% of the city.

The video's uploader writes:

The tor

Damn Nature U Scary of the Day

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Damn Nature U Scary of the Day: A series of strong waterspouts spotted approaching the coast of New South Wales, Australia, near Terrigal, by Channel 7's news chopper.

The swirling air columns quickly dissipated near land, but strong winds combined with heavy rains caused flash flooding in parts of Sydney.

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Damn Nature U Scary of the Day

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Damn Nature U Scary of the Day
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Damn Nature U Scary of the Day: The full force of an EF5 tornado, succinctly illustrated in Joplin, Missouri.

[sirmitchell.]

Volcanic Eruption of the Day

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Volcanic Eruption of the Day
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Volcanic Eruption of the Day: Rapture back on?: Grímsvötn -- Iceland's most active volcano -- has just blown its top, sending a plume of ash 18,000-feet in the air, and triggering some 50 small earthquakes.

The Grímsvötn volcano's last eruption in 2004 lasted about a week.

Despite its dramatic appearance, experts don't expect a repeat of the air travel disruption that occurred in the af