In our digital world I honestly thought paper hurricane tracking maps were a thing of the past. When I found this one in my grocery bag yesterday, I was quite surprised and had a quick memory rush. Hurricanes are intertwined through the years of my life and have always fascinated me. Watching them form and … Continue reading Tracking the Tropics
Thursday Then and Now: Hurricane Prediction
Hurricane prediction has come a long way in the past few years as evidenced by this map published on September 22, 1920, showing the "probable" path of a tropical storm that had intensified into a hurricane in the Gulf of Mexico. Just a map with an arrow pointing to the area where it was thought … Continue reading Thursday Then and Now: Hurricane Prediction
Watching the track
If you live in close proximity of the Atlantic Ocean or the Gulf of Mexico (within several hundred miles at least) then you know that each year from late May until the end of November you are living through hurricane season. Storms develop and some will quickly disappear while others gain strength and take aim … Continue reading Watching the track
Harvey, where are you going?
This is not a post that I intended to do, it's just happening. We're waiting on Hurricane Harvey to arrive, but we're not sure where he's going. I don' think he is either! With each update the path seems to change. Regardless, South Texas is ready and we are waiting. I just had a flashback … Continue reading Harvey, where are you going?