A look at how weather affects populations
By: Joseph Malek
In places where there is ample rainfall and the climate is tolerable by Human Beings and animals you will find most of the World's people. Need I say more? Yes, those are also places where most of the food is grown for consumption.Then again...
By: Rick Bailey
March 31st 2008, I am sitting at my computer desk listening to the sound of thunder rumbling outside of my office window. Already the surrounding county's around my county have had 4 tornado touch downs today already. The most recent touch down was in the...
By: Laurie Childree
Before the naming system for storms was put into place they were referred to by the year they occurred and where they did the most damage. The 1938 Long Island Express sometimes referred to as The New England Hurricane of 1938 was a category three...
By: Trisha Orlando
Men are more likely to be struck by lightning than women by 4%.Why is this? It could be because men are more prone to swing metal objects outdoors? No one knows for sure. Could be that lightening is just more attracted to testosterone. Possible...
By: T88
It seems like no matter where you turn, there are talks of global warming. What is global warming? Who caused it? How? What does it mean for the future? Unfortunately, this topic produces more questions than answers. No matter the debates that take place now...
By: Kallie Szczepanski
What is more frightening and impressive than a hurricane or typhoon, pin-wheeling across the sea toward landfall? How about two or more cyclonic storms, spinning together under the influence of the Fujiwara Effect!When any two rotating systems come into contact with one another, they...
By: Tammy L Mahan
A squall line looks pretty much the same as a thunderstorm rolling in, the clouds are dark, moving quickly and the temperature will sudden drop creating a noticeable difference and the wind will pick up speed quickly.A squall line is an unexpected increase in...
By: Meg A Wright
Due to the fact it averages 1,214 tornadoes every year, the plains of the United States have been dubbed Tornado Alley.Although there is no official location for Tornado Alley, most often it is accepted to be the areas in between the Rocky Mountains...
By: Laurie Childree
Can you imagine putting the act of putting your very life in danger each and every time you go to work? The Hurricane hunters do just that; they are a group of pilots that fly directly into hurricanes. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron is a...
By: Douglas Black
It has become apparent that recent climate changes are contributing to more severe storm systems, but none can be more devastating or costly than the fury of a hurricane. These massive slow moving storm systems have the potential to cause severe damage from both the...

 

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