Archive for May, 2009

Hurricane Shutters and Fire

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Protecting windows and other openings is vital to making a house more likely to survive strong winds. I go into some detail explaining why in Chapter 3 of my AMS Weather Book: The Ultimate Guide to America’s Weather. The chapter opens with... »

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Weather Links: Hurricanes

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

If  you live along the U.S. Gulf or Atlantic coasts, or just want to keep up with hurricanes or other kinds of tropical cyclones elsewhere in the world, the links below will take you directly to information you need or want. Atlantic Basin Forecasts and Outlooks To learn whether a tropical depression, tropical storm, or hurricane has formed over the Atlantic, Caribbean... »

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Almanac Forecasts: Mostly Hot Air

Sunday, May 3rd, 2009

If you want to see steam come from the ears of someone who cares about the science of meteorology, ask him or her something like: “What does the Farmer’s Almanac say December is going to be like?” One good answer from the meteorologist could be: “I’ll toss a coin; heads December will be cold, tails it will be warm.” The... »

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