Archive for the 'Weather' Category

The Climate of Germany

By Waqar Awan The country of Germany is located in Central Europe and has the typical climate of warm summers and cool winters. The climate of Germany is a beautiful blend of the maritime climate of United Kingdom and Northern France and continental climate of Austria and the countries farther east. It is well placed […]

Hurricane Vince The Worlds Most Unusual Storm

By Mark Boardman Vince was the 12th named hurricane of a very busy season that spawned hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Vince formed over part of the Atlantic ocean that was cooler than 24 °C (75 °F), compared to the temperature of  26.5 °C (80 °F) usually required for the development of a tropical storm. It […]

Hurricane Ike Hes Coming!

By Richard A Davis I am working today. And because a big nasty hurricane is moving straight towards Texas, and I work for the fire department, I am very busy. Not too busy, however to write this article! We have upped our manning by hiring extra overtime. People are evacuating the coast, which means they […]

Hurricane Ike Give the Caribbean a Break

By Mark Boardman The northern coast of Cuba has now been hit by Ike and once again a mass evacuation has been implemented. Wind speeds in excess of 120 mph are battering the area with storm surge and torrential rain causing widespread flooding. Nearly 50 people are reported dead on Haiti and Hurricane Ike has […]

The Number of Category 4 and 5 Hurricanes Occurring Has Nearly Doubled During the Last Three Decades

By Lily Wilson The last thirty years have seen a huge increase in the number of hurricanes worldwide. Back in the 1970’s there were an average of 10 category 4 and 5 storms each year. Today there are an average of 18 category 4 and 5 hurricanes annually. Not only is the increase in hurricanes […]