By: W D Adkins
We've all heard weather reporters warn "a line of thunderstorms is moving through our area." It's a summertime routine in some areas. What the television reporter is describing is technically known as a "squall line." Squall lines can occur at any time of...
By: Paul Lines
According to various reports, there have been a number of cases where people have survived an incident of actually being struck by lightening. In some cases these people have suffered little more than minor burns, whilst in others it has played games with their mental...
By: Meg A Wright
The jet stream is an amazing phenomenon of weather. From cold winter storms, to warm spring rains, the jet streams bring weather changes to parts of the earth. There are two jet streams in the Northern Hemisphere: The Polar Jet Stream and the less known...
By: Jane Allyson
Weather is created due to the day by changes in the atmosphere, and the motion of the earth spin, drags the atmosphere around with it, with the overall result being a combination of global patterns of wind which follow a regular yearly cycle. Wind is...
By: Meg A Wright
Due to the fact tropical storms can last a week or even longer, more than one storm can be active at a time. This and the advances in technology in the forecasting department have furthered the necessity of keeping track of storms. Naming the storm...
By: Paul Lines
Who would be a member of the hurricane hunter? It can be hard to believe that people would deliberately volunteer to fly through the eye of a hurricane, but there are those who do. Whether one would consider these people foolhardy or heroic, there is...
By: Paul Lines
Why would you call a hurricane Andrew or Katrina? Does in not seem a little asinine to personalise the meteorological monsters that deliver such devastation and misery to the population in many areas of the world? Perhaps it is reasonable to feel that hurricanes should...
By: Chris Visco
The Mississippi River Delta Basin is not in serious trouble nor was it ever. Sometime in the course of human history, people began thinking that they were special as a species. The creation myth came into being that the world was created for man, and...
By: Jane Allyson
The root of the word Tornado lies in the Spanish word of tronada, translated as "thunderstorm" which comes from the Latin word of tronada, meaning "to thunder". A combination of the two, gives the meaning "to turn", which aptly describes this rapidly turning column of...
By: Meg A Wright
Do you have a weather radio? Does it wake you at night with warnings or watches for counties far away from you? Do weekly tests of the Emergency Broadcast System interrupt your favorite TV show? Of course this is annoying, but it is important for...

 

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