TS FLOSSIE takes aim at Hawaii: Why is it so invulnerable to hurricanes?

Surfs up! Flossie is about to begin lashing Hawaii's big island with strong winds, heavy rain, and some big waves. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for all but the northernmost islands, which are still under watches. It seems the tropical storm season is beginning to wake up, and its chose an unusual place to …

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Two Articles that caught my eye this week; glass rain and weather balloons

Good evening, First of all I'd like to say "Thank you" and "Welcome" Wildcard Weather's new followers. Don't forget to also follow on Twitter @wildcardweather and e-mail me any question at wildcardweather@gmail.com. Two short bits of news from this week. The first I saw on BBC News' Twitter feed under the title Glass rain may …

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Is “Sharknado” the best weather movie ever? and Tornadoes in Hurricanes

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. And when the high-speed winds form tornadoes in the desert, nature’s deadliest killer rules water, land, and air. Hello everyone, Sounds like Oscar gold doesn't it? Well, like it or not, the world is abuzz over Syfy's newest hit Sharknado. Yes, …

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Tropical Storm Andrea and steering

Good afternoon everyone, Before I begin talking about one of my favorite subjects in all of meteorology, let's check on Andrea. Andrea is still a tropical storm (somehow, it's gone over a lot of land). It's over North Carolina and is moving northeast. It's created a few tornadoes and some flash flooding, but overall it's …

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The coming storm: Isaac takes aim at Hispanola, Cuba, Florida

Good evening all, Sorry for the gap in posts, I'll try to solve that in the next few days. If you've been following the Twitter feed (@wildcardweather) today it was mostly Isaac-related retweets. It's late August and the tropics are really getting active. Statistically, late August into September is the most active time for tropical …

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