Wednesday eye candy to go with your lunch

Check out this wild situation off the Carolina Coast this morning. As the video begins, you’ll see the Outer Banks on the very left-hand side.

The storm system wants to move north but a blocking high pressure system has something to say about that. Meanwhile, the warm Gulf Stream Current provides more than enough fuel for energy. Sure does leave us with some mesmerizing satellite imagery! This is what you call meteorological eye candy!

Each cumulonimbus cloud contains the energy of about ten Hiroshima atomic bombs. A cumulonimbus cloud is a cumulus cloud that produces precipitation. No wonder they bubble up into the atmosphere like a bomb!

This same system is helping bring us northerly winds today, keeping us quite chilly.

(video from Stu Ostro via The Weather Channel).

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