A few weeks ago virtually every seasonal hurricane forecaster adjusted its projections downward for the Atlantic hurricane season. The primary reasons cited were that Atlantic waters were relatively cool and an El Nino was expected to develop.
Updated at 7:21 pm on August 22nd. Hurricane warning has been posted for the big island of Hawaii and hurricane watches have now been issued for the other Hawaiian islands and wind speeds have increased to 160 mph. It is now a Category 5 hurricane.
Hurricane Lane, at the time of writing, is a category 5 storm, and it is also very close to the Hawaiian islands.
We are approaching the latter part of August, which typically means that we are entering the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season.
The historic wildfires in the western part of the United States are causing an array of problems ranging from the fires themselves to degraded air quality. Closer to the fires, lives and property are being destroyed while smoke is being detected as far east as New York.
Weather-related hazards such as flooding, hurricanes and storm surge are a constant challenge on the Georgia Coast.
The Perseid meteor shower is one of the most spectacular and plentiful natural shows in the sky. With up to 50-100 meters per hour, according to NASA, sky watchers are usually in for a treat. This year the Perseid meteor shower peaks from August 12th (around 4 pm EDT) to August 13th (4 am EDT…
It is a part of our daily lives now. Fake news and pictures on the Internet. It is baffling to me why someone would want to share information that is factually incorrect, but the lure of "likes," "shares," and "retweets" is addictive I suppose.
Does anyone else remember The Flintstones cartoon? I may be dating myself, but one of the characters that always stuck in my mind was "Grand Poobah." He was the leader of a secret club that Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone were members of.