To great social media fanfare, "Sharknado 3" premiered July 22, 2015 at 9:00 p.m. ET on the SyFy Channel.
While campy disaster films aren’t known for their scientific integrity, the Sharknado series makes some interesting inaccuracies.
But “Sharknado” fans who live in fear of a shark-filled tornado can rest easy, the idea still remains completely implausible.
However, the weather has been known to cause several head-scratching events, ranging from seemingly apocalyptic to downright bizarre.
Animals Raining From the SkyMany popular colloquiums suggest animals pouring from the sky – from cats and dogs all the way to men. Thankfully, these remain in the same realm of possibility as a sharknado.
However, there have been at least four documented instances of frogs raining from the sky. The most recent occurrence was in 2005, in Odzaci, Serbia.
Whirling Vortexes of Fire
Firenadoes, also known as fire devils, are created when strong winds whip an active fire to create a vortex.
"The heat of the fire rising through the air allows the vortex to strengthen and create the firenado," AccuWeather Meteorologist Eric Leister said. "The firenado can then suck more brush and debris into itself and fuel the fire further."
This phenomenon can be extremely dangerous, with some reporting to be able to launch embers miles away.
Bugnadoes Darken Skies
While not a weather event, when an ominous vortex of bugs appear to darken skies, the name seems only fitting.
In March of 2014, residents of Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal, witnessed a swarm of red locusts formed into a “bugnado."
AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Bob Smerbeck said after the event that the tornadolike appearance was likely due to a combination of wind and thermal uplift from the sun creating warmth on the ground.
While the film’s star, Tara Reid, insists a sharknado could happen, the only real menace to society it presents are out-of-control Twitter hashtags.
However, fans of the film can watch out for many of the rare but conceivable weather phenomenon that happen around the world.
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A powerful line of thunderstorms threatens to cause significant damage as it plows across the central United States through Saturday night.
On the heels of Saturday's outbreak, the risk of damaging thunderstorms will continue through the Memorial Day weekend with communities from Ohio to Texas being threatened on Sunday.
An outbreak of severe weather will continue to threaten lives and property across the central United States into Saturday night.
The warmest days so far this year across the United Kingdom have been replaced with rainy spells and thunderstorms this spring bank holiday weekend.
While it will not rain the entire time in the northeastern US this Memorial Day weekend, people with outdoor plans should be prepared to dodge showers and thunderstorms.
Many communities in Germany will experience their warmest days so far this year on Sunday and Monday as summerlike warmth surges back.
Another bout of summerlike air will surge across the northwestern United States through Monday, before temperatures begin to tumble.
Dangerous heat will continue to endanger millions of residents and animals across northwestern India into this weekend.