Coolest volcanic eruption you'll see today!

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A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view (click "more" to see the image) of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009.

What is the #1 weather-related killer in the USA? You might be surprised

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America is certainly well known for it's weather extremes.  But perhaps less well known is the number 1 weather related killer.

This from our weather partner in Atlanta...

Orion hit by lightning

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An Air Force Orion is damaged after being hit by lightning while taking part in an exercise in Canada.

The strike yesterday morning occurred while 16 people were onboard. No-one was injured.

Atlantic Hurricane Season kicks off

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It's the one international storm season that grips many New Zealanders - the Atlantic Hurricane Season that sends monster storms barrelling towards the United States of America.

Did lightning really bring down Air France flight 447?

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From our weather partner Weather.Com

Internal discussion continues at via emails and such about the lightning theory regarding the crash of Air France 447.

Here are a few things to think about regarding lightning in the location of the crash.

NASA completed a study a few years ago concerning world lightning density.