Natural disasters have long been a source of fascination, and they're a recurring subject in movies and TV shows. But even though movies like Twister and The Day After Tomorrow can be big draws at the box office, they're far from realistic depictions of actual meteorology. While movies about weather disasters often have to sacrifice accuracy to be more cinematic, sometimes these inaccuracies are so egregious that they completely misrepresent the dangerous phenomena they're supposed to portray. Worst of all, some of these movies even have characters who claim to be meteorologists, which only spreads the misinformation further.
Luckily, real meteorologists aren't shy about fact-checking weather movies. Here are 12 weather-related details that movies got totally wrong.
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In 'Everest,' Characters Frequently Have Their Faces Uncovered; This Would Cause Frostbite In MinutesPhoto: Universal Pictures
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The San Andreas Fault Can't Cause A Wave Nearly As Big As The One In 'San Andreas'
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In ‘Geostorm,’ One Afghan Town Freezes While The Rest Of The Desert Still Swelters - That’s Impossible Because The Cold Air Has To Go Somewhere
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In ‘Geostorm,’ One Giant Storm Covers The Earth, But A Real Storm That Big Would Just Rain Itself Out
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In ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ The Tornado Picks Up Dorothy’s House, But That Is Not Likely; It Probably Would Have Just Been Wiped Out On The GroundPhoto: Loew's, Inc
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In ‘Twister,’ They Supposedly See The Eye Of The Tornado, Which Is Not PossiblePhoto: Warner Bros.