Fallstreak Hole Appears Over Australia

A rare ‘Fallstreak Hole‘ appeared over Australia earlier today.  The National Weather Service describes a fallstreak hole as follows: A fallstreak hole (also known as a “hole punch cloud”) is a large circular or elliptical gap that can appear in cirrocumulus or altocumulus clouds. Fallstreak holes can result from a number of things, one being […]

Tropical Cyclone Ita – Australia

A very strong tropical cyclone is going to hit the northwest portion of Australia very soon. As of 11:15 PM on April 10, the cyclone has yet to make landfall. So what is a cyclone? A tropical cyclone is very similar to a hurricane, we just call them different names. Much like we name our […]

Bats Battle Extreme Heat

While a large portion of the country suffered through a bitter cold snap earlier this week, a completely different story was evolving across the northwest coast of Australia.  Temperature values rose as high as 122˚F in certain locations, causing some rather odd events to unfold. The image above was taken at a Bat Clinic in […]