The internet responds to weather forecasts that look exactly like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

Mother nature is trolling us! The internet responds to weather forecasts that look exactly like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

  • The National Weather Service map looked jarringly like beloved comic book characters
  • Stormy areas made yellow eyes, with dark green mask and status lines for teeth
  • A bewildered Twitter user wrote: It’s official. Mother nature is trolling us
  • The memes arrived as the ‘Ring of Fire’ set to push temperatures above 100F in the SE and West

Twitter users couldn’t contain their disbelief after a weather map appeared to resemble a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.

The National Weather Survey’s Storm Prediction Center tweeted the unintentionally hilarious forecast of potential storms in the southeastern United States at 11:30 a.m. yesterday.

Areas with “light” thunderstorm risk were represented by yellow eye patches, with a dark green “marginal risk” area appearing to illustrate an eye mask around them.

The lighter green area surrounding the Ozark Plateau, where storms have been spotted before, comes pretty close to the turtles’ famous apple-colored appearance.

And a white-colored “smile” below was even made perfect with Georgia and Alabama state lines for the teeth, completing the unlikely meme.

The memes came as dozens of cities in the southeast and southwest are forecast to experience record high temperatures well above 100F.

The yellow “eyes” were areas with a slight risk of storm, with an eye mask consisting of “marginal” regions. Surrounding apple-colored states are already facing storms, with toothy smiles in AL and GA

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, pictured in the eponymous 1990 film, in their trademark outfits

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, pictured in the eponymous 1990 film, in their trademark outfits

But shortly after the Center’s tweet yesterday morning, replies quickly linked the NWS image to iconic comic book characters.

The most popular replies included GIFs of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, pointing out the similarity.

Still, some tweeters took the joke further, with one user photoshopping a new TMNT comic titled: “Risk across the Ozark Plateau.”

Another wrote, “Looks like a 60% chance of Cowabunga in parts of the southeast,” referencing the comic book, TV and movie franchise’s famous tagline.

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Twitter users couldn’t contain their joy at the weather service’s original forecast map

And one person added: ‘It’s official. Mother Nature is trolling us.

The memes came as weather warnings were issued across the Southeast and Southwest United States at the start of the new week.

Temperatures are expected to soar above 100F across Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and California over the next few days.

About 50 million Americans are expected to experience scorching heat.

The National Weather Service issued an “excessive heat warning” today for much of Oklahoma and West Texas.

The National Weather Service today tweeted out a series of maps illustrating where the record high temperatures will be

The National Weather Service today tweeted out a series of maps illustrating where the record high temperatures will be

Storm activity has also picked up in Montana, with terrifying footage showing a huge dust storm causing a fatal pileup.

And Salt Lake City, Utah matched its record temperature yesterday, hitting 107F in the afternoon.

It also reached that peak last summer, with the previous high of 102F, in 1994. The city’s large salt lake is in danger of becoming a “great lake of dust”, a leading geologist has said.

The lake holds just over a quarter of the current volume of water as it did at its highest point in 1987, the US Geological Survey said.

The lake has lost almost half its area compared to the historical average, exposing some 800 square miles (2,000 km2) of lake bed – an area larger than the Hawaiian island of Maui.

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