A Hurricane Warning is now in effect for the big island of Hawaii. Interestingly, only four tropical systems have made landfall on Hawaii since 1959: two hurricanes and two tropical storms. The strongest was Hurricane Iniki in 1992. One of the most enduring images of Iniki was when it tore the roof this house. The […]
As of August 30, 2015, three separate hurricanes were spinning in the central and Eastern Pacific, all of which were classified as major hurricanes due to their sustained wind speeds in excess of 110 mph. But they aren’t simply garden-variety major hurricanes: each of the three storms were particularly intense, carrying ratings of 4 (wind […]
Before Hurricane Sandy even makes landfall, fake photographs are already spreading like wildfire across the internet. These are just a few of the photos that are sure to spread in the coming days.
On Saturday, the Storm Prediction Center recorded just a single report of a tornado. That tornado, it turns out, is one for the record books.
Several devastating tornadoes swept through the Dallas Fort Worth area today, bringing about a rare “tornado emergency” designation from the local National Weather Service office. The storms went on to cause millions of dollars in property damage that will take weeks to fully assess.
A spectacular, though fleeting, display of low-level cloud streets were visible over the Kansas City metro area Wednesday morning as strong low- and mid-level southerly flow usured in moisture from the south. Cloud streets generally orient themselves parallel to the low-level flow, with a slight slant of 10-20 degrees to the left. This orientation was […]
The barrier island coast from Cape Lookout to Cape Hatteras was impacted directly by the Hurricane Irene’s strongest winds when the Category 1 Hurricane made landfall on August 27, 2011.
A spectacular dust storm blanketed Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday evening, reducing visibility to a quarter-mile or less in some areas. Even the interior of the airport was shrouded in dust.