77 Painful Pics That Show How Mother Nature Made People Go ‘Well, That Sucks’

If a human being is able to survive the heatwave, it’s not because of an overpriced fan, and also not because you finally convinced the landlord to get an AC. Those multiple stinging showers that freeze your head for the main part of the day are also not the reason why we are still alive after the record three digits of heat. It’s because we know it’s temporary, so yep, life is a placebo, everyone.

But with so many climate anomalies happening all over the world in the past years, it’s hard to stay positive. What if we are doomed to hurricanes, floods, droughts, record snowfalls, and chunks of ice falling from the sky like it’s not a big deal? I mean, have we played with Mother Nature for too long?

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So in order to pay tribute to the powers of weather that we often underestimate, and to reflect on the scope and frequency of such crazy climate conditions, we are about to dive into pics that show how your plans should never dare to challenge the weather forecast.

#1 Unforeseen Weather

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#2 Summers In England

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#3 Hail Damage To Sun Roof

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Bored Panda talked to Rob Jones, a TV meteorologist and hurricane chaser who runs an all-things-weather TikTok channel where he shares interesting facts and peculiarities about climate anomalies. As a child living in Florida, Rob said he was interested in their daily summertime thunderstorms and seasonal threats from hurricanes. “So it was only natural to attend the University of Miami (Hurricanes), study weather, and pursue a career in meteorology,” he added.

When it comes to the most extreme weather conditions, Rob named places like Death Valley, California, or Antarctica. But, generally, “people don’t live in the places where the most extreme temperatures occur on earth,” he said.

However, things are changing now. “The temperature in places like the village of Lytton, British Columbia in Canada reached 49.6°C in June 2021 when the average high is closer to 25°C,” Rob said and added that: “Some scientists have calculated that this is a one in 10,000 year heat event for that part of the world.”

#4 My Mailbox Was Blown Up By Lightning Last Night

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#5 Normal Day In Utah

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#6 Hurricane Mitch Rendered The Choluteca Bridge (Honduras) Useless After It Changed The Course Of The River It Was Built For

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The meteorologist suggested that “a warming world may have been a factor in placing the right weather patterns in place to have such an extreme event in that location. Just think, Las Vegas, Nevada has never recorded a temperature that high!”

“When we talk about extreme weather, we think of hurricanes and tornadoes. The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season was extremely active by measure of sheer number of storms, but not the most active by other measures. There’s always more than one metric to look at when defining hurricanes since they are very complex beings.”

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Rob continued: “The most intense landfalling hurricane of the season was Laura, which struck with 240 km/h winds. We tend to see more about this type of weather because of the incredible images. There were a total of 81 storm-related deaths from Laura, but imagine that the heatwave last month in British Columbia, Canada probably had more fatalities with the Vancouver coroner indicating that there were more than 100 deaths suspected from the heat,” he explained.

#7 It’s So Hot In Australia, Our Outdoor Lights Melted

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#8 That’s My House

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#9 Its Cold Outside

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However, when it comes to extreme weather events, Rob suggests not starting to jump to conclusions immediately. “First, let me start off by explaining that 1 single extreme weather event cannot be definitively linked to climate change. Weather refers to short-term atmospheric conditions, while climate is the average of the weather over a long period of time, such as the climatological standard of 30 years.”

Rob added that “while it might be tempting to use an extreme weather event to highlight climate change, it is not scientifically good practice (or accurate) to do so.”

#10 It Has Been Some Bad Weather In Norway Lately

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#11 Forgetting To Roll Up The Window All The Way

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#12 Woke Up At 230am To Make A 2 Hour Drive Up 10000 Feet To See The Sunrise Atop Haleakala. Have You Ever Seen Such Beauty?

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Having said that, the meteorologist said that there are a few reasons why it seems like we are seeing more frequent extreme weather events. “The first is that everyone has a camera with them at all times in order to capture intense images of extreme weather. The second reason is that we disseminate information more and more widely everyday through traditional media, new media, and social media.”

“Yet another reason we capture more frequent extreme weather is because we are building large cities in places that experience extreme weather events like hurricanes, for example. Miami had a population of 300 people 125 years ago and now it encompasses a megalopolis of over 6,000,000 people. Wouldn’t more people experience hurricanes if we build large cities in a hurricane zone?”

#13 When It Snows Before The Leaves Fall Off

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#14 Maybe A Bit Too Much Rain

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#15 When You Live In Svalbard, Norway And Forget To Close The Window To The Home Office

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Rob explained further: “We build homes in river flood plains, construct dams, levies, and other unnatural barriers in locations that are naturally meant to flood. Sometimes ‘human nature’ is no match for Mother Nature and she reclaims what is rightfully hers. Of course, the final reason is that we may very well be seeing more frequent and more extreme weather, but the cumulative observational evidence is not yet clear.”

This is because “climate is a long term average of the weather and we simply need more data on a multidecadal time scale,” Rob added. “Climate scientists still expect that as our world continues to warm, we will experience more extreme weather… sometimes more extreme in intensity, sometimes more extreme in frequency, and sometimes both.”

He concluded that “Weather is our world’s way of redistributing solar energy trapped inside of our atmosphere,” and added that “The more energy that is trapped by rising levels of greenhouse gases, the more redistribution our atmosphere needs to do in order to try and reach equilibrium.”

#16 Tried Going To Visit My Boyfriend On My Day Off, Had To Turn Around Because The Fires Apparently Opened A Portal To Hell

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#17 Lakefront Property During An Ice Storm

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#18 Yesterday Our Neighbor’s 80′ Locust Tree Gave Us Some Live Edge Sky Lights, A Great View Of The Stars, And That Rainforest Cafe Atmosphere That Our Living Room Had Just Always Been Missing. No Injuries, Dogs Pissed The Bed, Life Goes On

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#19 Don’t Leave Your Kayak Out In The Sun

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#20 Parked My Jeep Under The Porch To Keep It Out Of The Weather

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#21 A Storm Came Through. The Plastic Furniture Barely Moved But The Grill Blew 30 Ft Into The Pool

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#22 Getting Away From An Erupting Volcano Today

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#23 Lamborghini Huracan Flooded Due To Rain In São Paulo. It Was Not Insured

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#24 My Backyard After The Gender Reveal Party On Saturday

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#25 5 Days Ago My Parents And I Opened A New Takeout Restaurant. Today Hurricane Michael Destroyed It

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#26 Puerto Rican Natural Wonder, Punta Ventana, Collapsed Today After An Earthquake

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#27 When The Earthquake Hits At The Wrong Time

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#28 What It’s Like Escaping The Fires In Oregon. They Lived A Mile Away From Blue River, Oregon

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#29 110+ Mph Derecho Winds Impale House With Lawn Chair, Iowa 8/10

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#30 “It Might Rain Today, I Think I’ll Take My Umbrella Out.”… That Went Well!

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#31 My Brothers Cabin (Which Is Now His Home In The Midst Of A Nasty Divorce) In Northern Ca. Took Him 5 Miles On A Snow Mobile To Find This After Leaving Town For A Week

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#32 Weather Patterns Don’t Care What Kind Of Car You Drive

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#33 Main Water Valve Was Not Shut Off For The Winter In A Cabin

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#34 My Boss Told Me To Atleaste Try Shoveling Out And Come In Today. Saskatoon Sk, Canada (Red Car Is Mine)

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#35 It Was A Hot Day In Tallahassee

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#36 Spent 5 Hours Getting Chemotherapy This Morning, Came Home Feeling Like Crap. Laid Down To Nap… Alarms And Sirens Start Blasting. Rush 5 Cats To The Basement And Prep Shelter. Go Outside To See This In My Subdivision

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#37 Just Bought Our Dream Home Less Than 2 Months Ago. Tonight I Watched It Burn To The Ground In A Massive Wildfire

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#38 I Guess You Shouldn’t Put Glass Windows Over Grass When It’s 22 Degrees Celsius

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#39 In Arizona It’s Illegal To Cut Down A Saguaro Cactus. Last Night This Precious 15-Foot Piece Of Protected Wildlife Destroyed My Roof

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#40 My Car Got Struck By Lightning Today

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#41 In Ten Seconds I’m Going To Discover The Value Of Lifejackets And Renter’s Insurance

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#42 For Sale!! 2001 Honda Civic, Great Condition (I Hope)

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#43 Gift From Mother Nature

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#44 This River Recently Flooded And Rerouted To The Left. Those Houses Aren’t Riverfront Property Anymore

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#45 I Wore Shorts To Work Last Night Because It Was 75 Degrees Out, This Is What It Looked Like Outside This Morning After My Shift

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#46 It’s Just A Little Ice, It’s Fine

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#47 At Least He Got What He Asked

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#48 If You Thought Smoking At A Gas Pump Was Bad

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#49 “I Think I Left A Window Open Last Night, Not Sure”

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#50 I Was In New York For The First Time In My Life. My Wife And I Spent Almost 10 Hours On A Plane, Crossed The Atlantic Ocean And Flew 7,500 Kilometers. We Climbed The Top Of The Rock To Enjoy A View Of Central Park. We Had Only One Day In New York And This View Will Always Be With Us

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#51 This Tree Was Uprooted In A Storm Last Night That Destroyed The Mans Garage And Two Of Us Vintage Cars

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#52 “20% Chance” Of Rain Overnight

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#53 This Is My Dad’s ‘72 Buick Skylark Floating Away During Hurricane Sally. By The Time They Rescued Their Other Cars, This One Had Water In The Tailpipe And Wouldn’t Drive. Rip

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#54 Finally Rained After 3 Months In Australia And It Destroys Our Whole Garden Wall And Laundry

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#55 We Had A Storm Here In Amsterdam

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#56 Got A Little Bit Of Rain In The Backyard. Husband For Scale. Note: We Don’t Usually Have A Lake In The Yard

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#57 Today I Learned My Yard Turns Into A Gigantic Mud Pit When It Rains

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#58 As If Covid-19 And Losing Jobs Wasn’t Bad Enough, We Just Lost Both Cars To A Tree. Happy Easter Everyone!

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#59 Alberta Winds

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#60 -25 Outside. Heavy Grocery Bag. No Gloves. Long Reunion/Chat With Old Friend In Parking Lot. Gravity

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#61 Guess He’s Not Going Anywhere Till Summer

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#62 Ping Pong Table Left Outside In The Rain

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#63 Rain Ruins The Denver Chalk Art Festival

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#64 Got My First Ever House With A Backyard, So I Was So Stoked And Planted My First Ever Crop! I Was Super Excited To Get Some Corn, But The Hurricane Had Different Plans

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#65 Weather Called For Freezing Rain

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#66 Didn’t Think To Clear The Snow From The Roof Of My Shed This Winter

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#67 The Day I Visited The Great Wall Of China

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#68 I See Your Scenic Photos Ruined By The Weather And Present The Time I Fulfilled A Life Long Dream To Visit The Taj Mahal

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#69 June 2020, In A Strikingly Poignant Metaphor, The Largest Free-Flying American Flag In The Country Was Torn Apart Last Night During Severe Thunderstorms In Sheboygan, Wi

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#70 9yr Old Tires + 90° Weather + Low Tire Pressure + Highway Driving = Big Summer Blowout! (And A Near Death Experience)

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#71 The Wind Blew My Chimney Right Off

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#72 Ohh No… Its Cool Hurricane Michael, Its Not Like I Needed My Car Or Anything

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#73 It Snowed Two Feet Overnight And This Unlucky Neighbour’s Car In The Underground Parking Lot Is Next To A Large Grate

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#74 People Who Parked On Ice Before It Melted. That Sucks

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#75 It’s Technically Still Summer For Another 13 Days. Yet, In Colorado

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#76 There Was An Earthquake This Morning

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#77 High Winds Took Out A Large Tree Limb That Caved In The Deck

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