Jack looks at hurricanes from several angles
Jack Williams believes you can’t say too much about hurricanes—but don’t try to say it all at the same time. Below are links to hurricane-related stories Jack has done for the Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang blog with the latest stories first.
Hurricane hunting began in 1947 with Army Air Forces WB 25s flying into the Great Atlantic Hurricane.
Hurricanes can be dangerous to those in upper floors of high rises. Jack’s Oct. 23, 2013 Washington Post Capital Weather Gang story on Sandy spared NewYork’s skyscrapers describes these dangers and explains why Superstorm Sandy in October 2012 didn’t do any serious damage to the City’s tall buildings.
In 1969 the big project to try to weaken hurricanes with cloud seeding almost snarled the forecast for Hurricane Camille –Aug. 27, 2013.
Over the years storm surge has been the big hurricane killer. Jack discusses improvements in surge forecasting the National Hurricane Center is making for the 2013 and future seasons–Aug. 21, 2013
Until the 1940s almost all hurricanes that hit the U.S. arrived with virtually no warning or no warning at all. Jack takes a brief look at these bad old days. –Aug. 16, 2013
Tropical Storm Flossie, which hit Hawaii on July 30, 2013 prompted Jack to write a Washington Post Weather Gang blog story, brief look at Hawaii’s hurricane history. If you’ve wondered about the differences between hurricanes and typhoons, this story will clear up your confusion. –July 23, 2013.