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People Are Howling Over This Weather Forecast That Looks Like A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Charisa Bossinakis

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People Are Howling Over This Weather Forecast That Looks Like A Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

The internet has been left in stitches after America's National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center issued a weather forecast that looks exactly like one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

The NWS displayed a map of the US, indicating possible storms in the Ozark mountains through to the Ohio River Valley.

Both these areas were shaded yellow, indicating a ‘slight’ risk of thunderstorms, while the rest of the site was coloured dark green, revealing a ‘marginal’ risk of storms.


However, many quickly pointed out that the colour-coded map looked exactly like one of the beloved humanoid turtles as one person wrote: “Why does the weather look like a ninja turtle?”

Another said: “Southeast Looks Like Ninja Turtle.”

A third person wrote: “It's official. Mother Nature is trolling us.”

While another commented: “Okay, you're pulling our legs with this one right?”


Severe thunderstorms and heat warnings have been issued for many southern states in the US.

The Washington Post reports that around 50 million Americans are expected to see the heat exceed 105 degrees Fahrenheit (40.5 Celsius), while some areas in the South and the Midwest are at risk of severe thunderstorms.

Earlier this month, the residents of Sioux Falls in South Dakota were left shaken after a huge storm created ominous dark green hues in the sky that looked like something right out of Stranger Things.

One Twitter user under the name aafaque33 posted a video of the terrifying storm, with many in disbelief as one user wrote: “It's a green monster.”


Another said: “My grandpa always told me if you see that turquoise/green colour like copper patina, it's time to take cover! I've seen it a few times too; he was right.”

A third person commented: “Wicked looking! Wow, so wild.”

While another wrote: “Scary on an ‘apocalyptic’ scale of scary.”


However, NBC meteorologist Bill Karins explained on the Today Show that green-coloured storms unfold when clouds carry a lot of water.

"One of the rules is if you’re ever out storm chasing or tornado chasing or if you’re out there in the plains and you see a big storm with green skies, that means it has a lot of hail in it. And that means do not drive into that storm, because your car could be ruined," he said.

He added: “The sunset and everything played with the lighting too and some people said it was the most incredible thing they've ever seen.”

Featured Image Credit: NWS Storm Prediction Centre / Twitter. Maximum Film / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: News, US News, Environment, Weather

Charisa Bossinakis
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