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Intriguing Yet Alarming: The Rise of Unusual Weather Patterns

This striking photo shows an unusual cloud spiral nestled perfectly along the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula in 2017. The spiral consists of moist, cloudy air from the sea that's been swirled together with clear, dry air from the land by a phenomenon known as cyclonic rotation — the same mechanism that is responsible for generating tropical storms such as hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones, according to NASA's Earth Observatory. This striking photo shows an unusual cloud spiral nestled per

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    Earth from space: Mysterious, slow-spinning cloud 'cyclone' hugs the Iberian coast

    Earth from space: Mysterious, slow-spinning cloud 'cyclone' hugs the Iberian coast

    This 2017 satellite photo shows an unusual cloud "cyclone" nestled up against the coastline of Spain and Portugal. Researchers are unsure what caused …

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