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Spider lightning illuminated the night sky in Pennsylvania on Thursday, September 7, as the National Weather Service (NWS) issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the region.Slow-motion footage taken by Oliver Knapton shows forks of lightning sprawling across the sky in Delta, near Pennsylvania’s southeastern border with Maryland, on Thursday.Sharing the video on X, Knapton wrote, “Best lightning show I’ve ever seen.” Credit: Oliver Knapton via Storyful
More than a third of Americans were under extreme heat advisories, watches and warnings Thursday as a blistering heat wave that's been baking the nation spread further into California, forcing residents…
“Dime-sized” hail pelted parts of eastern Tennessee on Monday, June 5, as severe thunderstorm warnings were issued in the region.This video was taken by Paula Parks, who said she filmed it from her home in Powell on Monday afternoon. “Dime-sized hail coming down hard in Powell,” she wrote in the caption.According to the National Weather Service, isolated storms could produce damaging winds and ping-pong-ball-size hail in the area throughout Monday. Credit: Paula Parks via Storyful
This weekly round-up brings you key climate news from the past seven days, including the final agreement reached by G7 ministers in Sapporo, Japan, details about the EU's newly approved and extremely ambitious climate agenda, and Germany's plan to ban gas and oil heating systems by next year.