How can something so frightening be so beautiful?

I’m one of those people that heads straight outdoors when the skies start to darken. In part because I want to gauge the situation with my own eyes before taking shelter. But also because I find supercells to be fascinating. There’s just something majestic about them.

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And that’s the thing about Mother Nature. As beautiful as she is, she can also be quite brutal.

As is usually the case this time of year, we’ve seen plenty of severe weather across the Lone Star State over the last few days. From tornadoes to straight winds, hail and lightning, Texas has experienced a little bit of everything here lately.

And the great thing about Twitter is that it is a playground for weather nerds like me. Storm chasers are constantly posting videos and pictures from their chases for the world to see.

So, if you enjoy watching weather videos as much as I do, take a few minutes to watch Mother Nature in all her glory.

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Although the full extent of damage caused by Hurricane Ian in the Southwest is still being realized, Ian is already being called one of the costliest storms to ever hit the U.S. Stacker took a look at NOAA data to extrapolate the costliest U.S. hurricanes of all time.  

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Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

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