When I explained to my neighbor that the cone represented a 67 percent probability zone for where the center of the storm might track, I could see his eyes go blank.
Stop, Look, Pay Attention, Have a Plan Hurricanes are synonymous with flooding, and the National Weather Service tracks them from when they form to their final dissipation, so why are we constantly surprised by the flooding? Ida blew in off the Gulf of Mexico as a Category 4 storm, and news warnings accompanied it for Read More…
The only real threat we face is the inability of society to collectively rise to the challenge. Such a defeat is a failure of reason and planning, not a failure of courage.
Rapid intensification drove Hurricane Laura from Category 2 to Category 4 in less than 24 hours.
Storms and flooding, its all about heat
Warmer oceans drive a possible doubling of Atlantic hurricanes
Hurricane Harvey was the guest that wouldn’t leave, and a great example of pluvial flooding.
Storm surges are killer events driven by low atmospheric pressure and strong winds.
Rising sea levels threaten natural storm barriers like mangroves and coral reefs.
Heat is the enabler for a variety of weather conditions ranging from the unusual to the dangerous.