By: S. F. Heron
From June to November of every year, coastal residents dread the weather reports announcing the formation of an Atlantic hurricane. These destructive weather machines are some of the most feared weather events in the world. And they should be. Just one average sized hurricane can...
By: Rex Trulove
It may seem strange to some, but we are still in the early learning stages when it comes to lightning. More knowledge is being amassed every year about this phenomenon.One of the reasons that so much time, effort, and study is going on in...
By: Tenebris
Almost every year, the Great Lakes freeze over. They do not freeze solid, however: and underneath the ice hundreds of thousands of gallons of water per second continue to flow from Lake Superior and Lake Michigan to Lake Huron, down through the St. Clair river...
By: Jane Allyson
Have you ever noticed how something beautiful to be found in nature can be often very dangerous even lethal?The term "killer cloud" is a generic name given to the often stunning Cumulonimbus clouds associated with the devastation and death caused by the effects of...
By: S. F. Heron
From it's start as a tropical disturbance, hurricanes feature heavy rain, thunderstorms, and wind gusts. Storms aren't only dangerous when the storm reaches category 5 status with winds above 155 mph. Every stage of a hurricane's life cycle presents a threat to life and property...
By: Gregory Skidmore
We are in for a wet spring. The weather patterns establish during a very active weather winter still remain in place. Ample moisture from the gulf collects in Texas meets cold fronts falling from the north west and combine to form a storm front that...
By: Tenebris
The Beaufort Wind Force Scale is a scale of nautical wind force with twelve steps, plus five added solely for use with hurricane-force winds. The original standardised measure was based upon the amount and type of sail a well-conditioned man of war ship could or...
By: Don Beck
In the past several years there have been studies showing plants flowering as much as a month early, butterflies migrating weeks later than usual, changes in the timing and location of bird migrations, tropical frog extinctions, bears in Spain no longer hibernating because there is...
By: Diane Dilov-Schultheis
Understanding the Fundamentals of Hurricanes -Hurricanes don't just occur out of the blue, but require specific conditions to exist. These conditions must all be met in order for a hurricane to form. The conditions are:1. The water temperature must be at least 80 degrees up...
Will Great Rivers Die
By: DragonBlue
Will great rivers die?When I ponder the subject of our many great rivers, I think of a Cree Indian Prophecy;"Only after the Last Tree has been cut down,Only after the Last River has been poisoned,Only after the Last Fish has been...

 

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