By: Lynette Alice
What is vital to remember about the accuracy of hurricane forecasts is that not everyone shares the same view as to what an accurate forecast is. Citizens of an affected area will often feel as though they didn't get an accurate advance warning of what...
How a squall line is formed
By: Cameron Foster
The term "squall" comes from the world and the time of the sailing ship: It's a sudden and fierce wind, and the storm that comes with it. Squall lines are lines of intense thunderstorms. Storms form in this way because a zone of rising air...
Which Are3 Deadlier Hurricanes or Tornadoes
By: Barbara Kasey Smith
Which are deadlier: hurricanes or tornadoes? Hurricanes kill more human lives because they are larger and certainly not because they are stronger than tornadoes (they are not). Hurricanes have a tendency to hit places like the coast of Florida, Louisiana, etc., which have a more...
Kentucky ice storm 2009
By: LalQ
January 26th, 2009 marked Kentucky's worst ice storm in its recorded history. Ice storms can be crippling as a thin layer of ice coats almost everything it possibly can. Precipitation comes down as freezing rain and immediately freezes. It forms a smooth coat of...
By: Joan Inong
The Sun's impact on the Earth is undoubtedly important. Not only do we depend on the Sun for heat, but this heat can also be our destruction. And, even though the creation of the Sun also meant the creation of the planets, the death...
The greatest snowfalls in history
By: R W Owen
In its wake, the Great White Hurricane left as much as 50 inches of snow in Connecticut and Massachusetts, forty in New York and New Jersey. The New York World reported particularly horrific conditions in New York City, which was buried under almost two...
By: L.S. Watts
Knowing the difference between a tornado watch and tornado warning will help you be better prepared in the event that a tornado should actually occur. Being prepared is crucial during this time. Do not take the issued watches and warnings lightly, because it is in...
The life cycle of a hurricane
By: Lynne Griffith
Hurricanes are potentially deadly tropical storms. They are characterized as having high winds, more than 74 miles per hour, and areas of very heavy rainfall. For a hurricane to form, the ocean's water temperature has to be above 79 degrees Fahrenheit. This normally happens...
Proposals to stop global warming
By: Stephanie A. Smith
Environmental issues are at the top of everyone's mind these days, but lawmakers (as usual) are acting very slowly or not at all on environmental issues. Most of the laws concerning environmentalism that are being drawn up now or have already been passed into law...
Tracy, the cyclone that destroyed Christmas
By: C.E. Pierre
It was a Christmas Eve like any other in Darwin, 1974. Perhaps there was a tinge of apprehension in the air because the small Australian city had been narrowly missed by a cyclone a few weeks earlier and another one had recently formed (1). While...

 

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