By: Robert Hoglund
Thunderstorms are common occurrences in many areas around the world, and provide vital precipitation for survival on Earth. They are often common in late spring and summer. The storms often bring strong winds, lightning, and rain, but normally peak in less than 30 minutes. Thunderstorms...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Hurricane season begins around May 30 and runs all the way until the last day of November. This is the period that is often considered the "off" season or "non-peak" season for vacationers looking to travel to places in the Caribbean, along the Gulf Coast...
Why you should never drive in a flood
By: Susan Smalls
Heavy rainfall can cause serious injury or even death, especially if you attempt to drive through flooded areas. Water can be a very powerful force of nature, and it has the potential to sweep cars away or turn them upside down while trapping the driver...
Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion
By: Susan Smalls
Knowing the signs of heat exhaustion can potentially save your life or the life of those you love. Heat exhaustion is the body’s way of telling people to get out of the sun and replenish themselves with vital fluids before suffering a heat stroke...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
From the beginning of June each year to the end of November, people who live along the United States Atlantic and Gulf coasts, in the Caribbean or in Mexico or Central and even South America must brace themselves for another hurricane season. It can be...
By: Susan Klatz Beal
Once again, hurricane season is upon us, and few people can forget the horror we witnessed as we watched the people along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico scramble and flea amid the chaos of traffic jams, gas pumps that were sold out and...
By: A. Saafir
A hurricane is often referred to as “the greatest storm on Earth” and can be a terrifying event to experience. It is especially important for those who live in areas traditionally hit hardest by hurricanes (like the eastern and gulf coastlines) to be well...
How weather affects our moods
By: Joyce Ann Mallare - 541627
Just as what the rhyme says, “rain, rain go away little Johnny wants to play.” The rain outside forbids little Johnny to play outside and that would make him sad. Have you ever felt irritated when it’s extremely hot or melancholic when...
Cumbrian floods 2009: The facts
By: Caroline St Clare
Cumbria, also known as The Lake District, is a small county in the north of England, situated just below the borders of Scotland. Apart from the attraction of its beautiful hills and lakes, it also has the dubious reputation of being the wettest place in...
How do meteorologists predict hurricanes?
By: Judith Willson
Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form over the north Atlantic or north-east Pacific oceans. They are also known as severe tropical cyclones and in other parts of the world similar storms are referred to as this or typhoons. To be classed as a hurricane...

 

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