You absolutely read the title correctly, and it is very similar to one that I wrote about Hurricane Ophelia in 2017. Hurricane Leslie is currently headed toward Africa and Europe.
If you’ve seen, heard or read news about climate change and extreme weather, plastic waste in oceans, or the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, you probably know these names: Marshall Shepherd (above left), Samantha Joye (center) and Jenna Jambeck.
From Florida to Virginia, states are recovering from multiple punches thrown at them by Hurricane Michael. Meteorologically, Michael had the third-lowest pressure reading of any storm to strike the United States mainland.
Oct 11, 2018 • The world over, a tiny organism is causing a big problem. Cyanobacteria, unicellular algae that live mostly in fresh water, are growing in abundance.
The images coming out of the panhandle of Florida are exactly what you would expect from a category 4 storm making landfall with 150+ mph winds. Even Georgia, my home state, experienced major (category 3+) hurricane damage for the first time in over a century.
My 25 years of experience as a research meteorologist placed an uncomfortable feeling in my stomach as I monitored Hurricane Michael before going to bed. The hurricane rapidly intensified to a dangerous Category 4 storm.
There is a very famous saying that atmospheric scientists like myself learned along the way in our undergraduate or graduate studies. It goes,
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The tropics remain active, and the Gulf Coast of the United States now faces a hurricane threat this week. The models started hinting at potential development last week.
Hurricane Hermine made landfall in the Big Bend area of Florida in 2016. It came ashore with maximum sustained winds around 80 mph with a central pressure of 982 mph (Category 1).
At exactly 2:18 pm on October 3rd, I received mine. A presidential alert sent to my mobile phone. It read, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless System.