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: 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: 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: 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: Chris Visco
Being a geologist is a lot like being a detective. Unlike most detectives however, being a geologist can get you a lot of strange looks. Rocks Remember. You see, I routinely talk to, and listen to, rocks. Yes, I am a geologist, and I warned...
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...
By: Rex Trulove
It is a pleasantly warm day, which is heating up rapidly. As you watch, a small cloud forms in the sky above you. The cloud grows bigger, seeming to expand out of nothing. Before long, the cloud is large, dark, anvil shaped, and you head...
By: S. F. Heron
On the morning of September 21, 1938, folks living along the eastern seaboard were pondering the saturated ground around their homes after recent heavy rains swelled rivers and streams. Little did they know that on this day, the autumnal equinox and the day of highest...
By: Tammy L Mahan
Over the years the statement "The Year Niagara Falls Froze" has been termed an urban legend. With no actual proof and a few pictures that have been disproved by scientists there is really nothing to prove that the freezing of the falls actually did take...

 

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