Hurricane Hanna And Covid-19

It is hurricane season for the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Seaboard region of the USA. Locales such as Houston, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas are no exception to this rule. This was proven to be so when Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area in August 2017. Hurricane Hanna has made landfall on South Padre Island,…

What Makes Hurricane Douglas Unusual.

As of Saturday, July 25, 2020, the state of Hawaii is under a hurricane warning. Hurricane Douglas continues to make its path towards the Hawaiian archipelago. It is predicted to make landfall on Saturday night. What makes this something of note is that Hawaii rarely gets hit by hurricanes. Considering Hawaii’s location in the northern…

World’s Coldest Capital City

Cities located in the higher latitudes are obviously going to be colder relative to cities at lower latitudes. However, that is not the only factor. Elevation is a factor. The higher up one goes in altitude, the colder it will be. This is why Quito, Ecuador, located along the Equator, has a cooler climate than…

Hurricane, Typhoon, Cyclone: What’s The Difference?

Yes, we hear these terms on weather forecasts, those tropical storms that we see causing much havoc. Hurricanes, typhoons, cyclones. Three different weather terms. What is the difference between these three? Well, not much, except where they take place. Such storms in the Indian Ocean are known as cyclones. Such storms occurring in North America…

World Meteorological Day 2017.

23 March is World Meteorological Day. This is a day to reflect on weather and the physical processes involved. This entry’s theme is this: Meteorologists are geographers. How are meteorologists geographers? Weather, climate, and geography are connected. Geography determines weather and climate. This is why we have phenomena like El Nino, orographic lift, chinook/foehn winds,…

The South USA’s Winter Struggles

The southern USA is not known as a region of cold winters. That reputation is reserved for places like Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, Minneapolis, etc. This is a region known for relatively mild winters. Many southern cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, and Birmingham seem to struggle with dealing with snow. The typical theme. One inch of…