By: Timmy Duncan
Along with the warm temperatures and humidity of the summer months, thunderstorms also become a frequent and familiar part of the summer landscape. The dark and foreboding clouds, the rumble of distant thunder, and flashes of bright lightning all become regular parts of the scenery...
By: Timmy Duncan
With flash floods listed as the number one cause of weather related fatalities, driving in flood waters is simply far too dangerous to ever be deemed worth the considerable risk. The vast majority of these fatalities are a direct result of the driver trying to...
By: Lenna Gonya
The Saffir-Simpson scale was developed in 1971 by Herbert Saffir, a civil engineer, and meteorologist Bob Simpson, former director of the U.S. National Hurricane Center. It was introduced in 1973, and has since become the best known guide for describing individual hurricanes to the...
By: Marisol Dayton
Thunderstorms can form anywhere in the world, but usually occur most often in areas where warm air and cool air meet such as subtropical regions around the world. They develop from the fast, upward movement of warm, moist air and can occur inside warm, moist...
By: Ramona Taylor
Between April and May of each year, federal forecasters predict hurricane activity for the upcoming season. Unlike weather watchers of old, today’s forecasters have historical data, technology and research to help them make accurate weather predictions. In the case of severe weather, such as...
By: Ramona Taylor
Predictions have moved from the realm of the fortune tellers to modern meteorologists. Instead of crystal balls and rheumatoid conditions, modern forecasters use barometers, satellites and Doppler radar to predict everything from heat waves to major storms. However, with all the science and gadgets, today's...
Tips on how to stay safe during a tornado
By: Matthew Fulton
Anyone who has resided in "Tornado Alley", the strip of land extending from North Texas up to South Dakota where tornadoes are most likely to occur, can probably tell you about spring and summer afternoons spent watching the weather report on their local TV channel...
By: Lynette Alice
An aspect of the BP Gulf oil spill of 2010 that has left everyone scratching their head is what is going to happen when a hurricane hits? There is no longer any use in pretending the cleanup efforts are on schedule or even going well...
Camille and the danger of hurricane parties
By: Francis Jock
During the hot summer month of August in 1969, Hurricane Camille, a category 5 hurricane with winds ranging around 172 mph, roared ashore over the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi. While not the deadliest or most destructive of hurricanes in history, Hurricane Camille...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Hurricane season typically lasts from June 1st to November 30. For anyone living in a hurricane prone area, knowing how to prepare for the season can mean the difference between ensuring the safety of your home, family and possessions, and being able to make it...

 

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