By: S. F. Heron
It's 1955. A hurricane hunter aircraft heads into the center of Hurricane Janet in the Caribbean. Armed with basic radar and scopes for measuring waves and wind, the team is collecting important meteorological data for the Weather Bureau. The 9 crewmen and 2 journalists were...
By: Suzie Jane
According to the NOAA 75 to 80 percent of all lightning happens inside the storm clouds and does not strike Earth. However, when it does hit land or objects it can be deadly. Most of us are taught from a young age to seek shelter...
By: Suzie Jane
Before there was satellite and Doppler radar the hurricane hunters flew missions over the oceans to find and track tropical storms. From 1945 to 1975 the U.S. Navy had squadron of crews and airplanes that they used. Since 1944 the 403rd Wing of the...
By: Meg A Wright
They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but once it still too many times for a person hit by a lightning strike. Many times people don't realize they have been struck. In the United States a reported 67 people die from strikes...
By: S. F. Heron
The greatest natural disaster in the history of the United States was caused by storm surge. In September 1900, an unnamed hurricane brought sustained winds over 120 mph and a 15 1/2-foot storm surge to Galveston Island, Texas. No part of the island was left...
By: Trisha Orlando
The storm deemed "The 1938 Long Island Express" was one of the most notorious storms recorded in the history of the United States. Without warning, the storm was hit on the afternoon of September 21 and was responsible for more than 700 deaths, rendered 63...
By: T88
There are a few factors that will lead to a colder climate. While there are continuous fluctuations of temperatures, there are some regions that continually exhibit the coldest temperatures on the planet. The two factors leading to a colder climate are latitude and elevation.It...
By: S. F. Heron
During the years following Hurricane Andrew, there was a sharp decrease in the number of newborn children named Andrew. This phenomenon is called the "baby names hurricane effect." This effect results in new parents choosing baby names that are far removed from the storms...
By: Ralph Lawrence
HURACAN - GOD OF EVILIndigenous tribes of Central America recognized and feared the evil god Huracan who wreaked devastation upon them time and again. In truth, a hurricane in its life span can produce more power than ten thousand nuclear bombs. The Cantonese TAI-FUNG or...
By: S. F. Heron
A puff of heated air blows off the western coast of Africa out over the warm waters of the Atlantic sometime between the months of June and November. Carried by the trade winds, this small mass of air is called a tropical wave. This wave...

 

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