Tag: Hurricane Harvey

Storms of August 28

August 28, 2018–Thunderstorms are moving through the Chicago area this afternoon and evening. Still, the cicadas are singing in the rain. Here’s what was happening on this day in weather history– August 28, 2017–Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey is the second most damaging storm, after Hurricane Katrina, to hit the mainland United States.  Hurricane Harvey made landfall on August 25, 2017 as... Read more »

So far, 2017 has been an active hurricane season

So far, 2017 has been an active hurricane season
Approaching the autumn equinox, we are just about halfway through the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June to December. Pictured above is what Hurricane Alice looked like to meteorologists in  December, 1954.  This black-and white radar image, so stark compared to today’s computer models and satellite imagery, still  shows the swirling pattern and the eye of... Read more »

Hurricane Harvey was not caused by climate change

This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced. Follow orders from officials to ensure safety. #Harvey pic.twitter.com/IjpWLey1h8 — NWS (@NWS) August 27, 2017 Hurricane Harvey was not caused by climate change, but the situation  has been made much worse because of a changing climate. The extremely warm Gulf waters have contributed to... Read more »
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