From NOAA Visualizations on YouTube: The 2011 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on Nov. 30 and produced a total of 19 tropical storms of which seven became hurricanes, including three major hurricanes. This level of activity matched NOAA’s predictions and continues the trend of active hurricane seasons that began in 1995. From Arlene to . . . → Read More: The 2011 Hurricane Season in 4.5 minutes
As you know by now, Hurricane Irene was pretty intense storm and it was HUGE! just check out the satellite image from NASA/Goddard. It was at least 1/3 the size of the whole US and affected areas on the coast of Florida through Maine, in addition to its prelude in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. . . . → Read More: Hurricane Irene
Guess I will be expecting a full house of fleeing coastal members of DSN and Southern Fried Science! NOAA-Hurricane IRENE.
via Hurricane Irene: Prepare for a Category 4 ‘major hurricane’ – latimes.com. Hurricane Irene continues to grow in strength and ferocity and is now on track to become a Category 4 hurricane, authorities said. Fueled by warm waters and nothing to slow it down, the hurricane is taking a path that will likely skirt . . . → Read More: Hurricane Irene: Prepare for a Category 4 ‘major hurricane’
Undoubtedly you have heard that dogs can sense earthquakes before the tremors occur. While anecdotes are common, experimental evidence supporting these claims remains elusive. The USGS in the 1970′s even examined the ability of animals for prediction “but nothing concrete came out of [these experiments]“. Cueing on changes in the weather is frequent among . . . → Read More: Can Sea Snakes Predict The Future? What About Hurricanes? Lottery Numbers?
In Durham, I am nearly 2-3 hours from the North Carolina coast. With relation to Earl, the local forecast is that this far inland we are unlikely to see any rain and a just a moderate breeze. As of 7:45 am this morning the eye was 475 miles from Durham, yet the outer fingers of . . . → Read More: You Sure Are a Big Fella Earl
Photo copyright Anna Linda Photography 2010: http://annalindaphoto.zenfolio.com/. My wife snapped this pic of the finger of Hurricane Earl over our home in Wilmington, NC. These preceding clouds look innocent and quite beautiful and serene, but belie a more destructive force around the corner. Long time residents of the coastal south see these and know it . . . → Read More: Calm Before the Storm
Looks like KZ and I might be getting a visit from Earl later this week.
An occasional series where we briefly report 3 new studies and tell you why they are cool! ———————————- Symphurus sp. collected from Macauley Volcano; scale is 5 cm long. Courtesy M. Clark (NIWA). The western Pacific is broken land, plates are crashing every which way creating earthquakes and volcanoes from Russian Kamchatka to New Zealand. . . . → Read More: The Tide Pool: Divergent Flatfish, Eavesdropping Fiddler Crabs, Hurricanes Kill Urchins