By: Mark Hopkins
The power of the wind is a force to be reckoned with even today, whether on land or at sea, with gentle breezes refreshing our hot summer days or driving wind turbines and storms threatening to bring down power lines or drive oil tankers ashore...
By: Paul Lines
There have been a number of recorded incidences of "killer clouds" recently, yet when one looks at them in detail these articles appear to have little in common in terms of the chemical reasoning or content. Therefore, if one follows this thought to its logical...
By: Mark Murphy - 46072
When one thinks of hurricanes, normally the first image that comes to mind is the high winds that come with them. However, it isn't the wind that brings the most death or destruction, but the storm surge that accompanies the hurricane when it approaches land...
By: Paul Lines
The men and women of the USN Task Force 38 went to sleep on the 17th December 1944 battle weary but proud of the defeat that they have inflicted upon the Japanese army with relatively few casualties amongst their own forces. Though some of their...
All about killer clouds
By: Shawna Blake
Brilliant white puffs of fluffy clouds float effortlessly across the sky, captivating our senses and lifting our souls to a heavenly state. On the ground we lay, fascinated upon a blanket, and watch the stark purity move slowly across the soft blue horizon. We stare...
By: Douglas Black
In the business of weather a squall could be nothing more than a sharp burst of wind accompanied by a few other meteorological elements, like rain, thunderstorms or some snow. These short-lived conditions are usually identified by the condition of precipitation such as a "snow...
By: Victoria Dame
I guess the best definition for Tornado Alley is the location of where the strongest tornadoes occur most frequently. The land in central US produces the most tornadoes mainly because it is flat which allows cold dry polar air from Canada to meet the warm...
By: Jane Allyson
It is not a question that would immediately spring to mind, but how many of you realize that being injured through lightening strikes or even killed by one, is a reality that many Americans have to face each year?Each year approximately 65 - 80...
By: Trisha Orlando
Picture it: September 3, 1970 - Coffeyville, Kansas. A hailstone weighing 1.67 pounds, with a diameter of 5.5 inches, hit the ground at an estimated speed of 100 m.p.h. It was officially recorded as the heaviest hailstone to hit the ground...
By: Douglas Black
Many storms come and go, leaving an endless trail of destruction and shattered dreams, but only a few such events reach legendary stature among its counterparts. These storms roll in like an apocalyptic insurgent, consuming anything and everything without prejudice or reason. These dark monsters...

 

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