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…

Steam Fog Geography: From Sea To Pond.

Consider walking by a large body of water on a cold day. The water itself might not be frozen. However, there is a steam coming up from the water. It might look like the perfect backdrop to a horror movie. Steam coming up from the water on a cold day, whether it’s Lake Erie, the…

Greenland’s Banana Coast.

Sineriak Bananeqarfik is Greenlandic for “Banana Coast”. That is the nickname of Greeland’s southern coast. Greenland has an ironic name, considering that most of Greenland’s 2,166,086 km2 (836,330 sq mi) of land consists of ice cap, the largest outside of Antarctica. However, the southern coast of Greenland truly has green vegetation and even trees. Being the southernmost part…

Houston, We Have Indoor Baseball

  Take some time to imagine this. Playing baseball where the sun doesn’t shine. Now imagine playing baseball in a place where no kind of weather takes place, only that which HVAC controls. Mom always said don’t play ball in the house. But imagine that your house is wider than a baseball field and 18…

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…

Paris Agreement, Geographic Perspective

After U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the USA out of the Paris Agreement, an immense amount of controversy has taken place. For a long time, issues such as climate change and global warming have proven to be polarizing subjects, at least when put into the political arena. First, the Paris Climate Agreement needs to be…

The Normandy Landings

June 6, 1944. The largest seaborne military operation would come into fruition. It would be a military operation that would alter the course of WWII, the Western Front. The Normandy region of France was under Nazi occupation at the time.  Allied forced landed on the beaches of Normandy. What would becoming known as D-Day would…

Peachless in Georgia

If you go to Georgia, one thing you will quickly figure out is that it’s called “The Peach State”. It isn’t just a nickname. It is a big part of the state.  Georgia isn’t the biggest producer of peaches, but it’s among the top 4 states. California – 620,000 tons South Carolina – 60,800 tons…

World Meteorological Day. Fog vs Mist

In honor of World Meteorological Day, the 2017 theme is about clouds. This entry will discuss fog vs mist. Why? Fog can be described as a cloud that touches the ground. It is not like what you would see in the sky. Fog is comprised of cloud water droplets. Those droplets are suspended very close…