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Tornado Quest Top Ten Science Links For December 10 – 17, 2018

Greetings to one and all! If you’re celebrating the holidays, I hope your season is going well. Here in much of the Northern Hemisphere, we’d all like a white Christmas, but that’s actually the exception to the rule for most areas. Speaking of winter weather, I’ve also included the Winter Weather Safety links again this week. There’s plenty of other topics to cover, so let’s get started.

 

WINTER WEATHER SAFETY

With the onset of winter weather events in full swing across much of the Northern Hemisphere, it’s never too late to review winter weather safety information. These links will help you get started.

National Weather Service Homepage

Winter Weather Safety and Awareness

Winter Storms: The Deceptive Killers

National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart

National Weather Service Printable PDF Wind Chill Chart

NOAA Weather Radio

Interactive NOAA Weather Radio Coverage Map

Ready.gov Basic Disaster Supply Kit Info

Preparing Your Pets For Disasters And Emergencies

This nice NOAA infographic explains all the different types of winter weather precipitation and how it forms.

Infographic courtesy NOAA/NSSL

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That’s a wrap for this post! If you’re celebrating the holiday season, I hope it’s going well. I’d like to send a warm “Welcome” to my new followers in social media and a “Thank You” for my long-time followers! It’s great fun having all of you along! If you’re on the social media sites listed below, pay me a visit!

Cheers!

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Tornado Quest Top Ten Science Links For November 26 – December 3, 2018

Greetings everyone! Here’s some good news…the Atlantic hurricane season for 2018 has officially ended. This will be a year that won’t be forgotten soon with Hurricane Michael devastating a vast area of Florida and Georgia. Winter weather has made quite a showing across much of North America with more to come…hence the inclusion this week of a few winter weather safety links. There are plenty of other topics to go over, so let’s get started.

WINTER WEATHER SAFETY

With the onset of several substantial winter weather events across North America, it’s never too late to review winter weather safety information. These links will help you get started.

National Weather Service Homepage

Winter Weather Safety and Awareness

Winter Storms: The Deceptive Killers

National Weather Service Wind Chill Chart

National Weather Service Printable PDF Wind Chill Chart

NOAA Weather Radio

Interactive NOAA Weather Radio Coverage Map

Ready.gov Basic Disaster Supply Kit Info

Preparing Your Pets For Disasters And Emergencies

Infographic courtesy NOAA

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That’s a wrap for this post! We’ll have more entertaining links next Monday. I’d like to send a “Welcome” to my new followers in social media and a “Thank You” for my long-time followers! It’s great fun having all of you along! If you’re on the social media sites listed below, pay me a visit!

Cheers!

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Tornado Quest Top Ten Science Links For November 5 – 12, 2018

Greetings everyone! I hope the weather has been to your liking regardless of where you live. It’s been a tranquil November in the tropical Atlantic, but there’s still a possibility for development until late November and early December. The big news is the ongoing wildfires in California which, as of this post, have killed over two dozen people. We’ll look at those fires, plus many other topics. Let’s get started.

Photo credit: NASA

Last but not least, I’m continuing to share the Hurricane Preparedness link. Regardless of the month, it’s never to early or late to prepare. There is an area of interest as of 11 November 2018 in the Caribbean that bears watching. Tropical or subtropical cyclones in November are not unheard of…so best be prepared even if there’s a bit of a chill in the wind at your location.

A Hurricane Preparedness Primer

For those of you who live in hurricane prone regions, this page will give you a starting point on preparedness. This link will be posted each week until the end of the Atlantic tropical cyclone season. If you’ve not prepared for a tropical cyclone, it’s not too late in the season. You an also prepare for next year any month of the year. We’ve a few more weeks left for tropical cyclone formation. Substantial hurricanes and tropical storms have occurred in November…and will occur again. Also, here’s a reminder on how to manage the plethora of social media outlets during the tropical cyclone season. This is also applicable to any weather event year round; winter weather, severe weather, etc.

Infographic courtesy NWS Wakefield, Virginia, USA

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That’s a wrap for this post! I’d like to send a “Welcome” to my new followers in social media and a “Thank You” for my long-time followers! It’s great fun having all of you along! If you’re on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook, so am I…let’s connect!

Cheers!

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Tornado Quest Top Ten Science Links For October 22 – 29, 2018

Greetings everyone! I hope the weather is to your liking wherever you are. Across much of North America, foliage is at its peak for the autumn season and that’s a very welcome sight especially in the wake of devastation left behind by Hurricane Michael. There are several weeks left in the Atlantic hurricane season and that’s plenty of time for more storms to form. Many other topics to go over, so let’s get started.

Once again this week, I’m sharing the Hurricane Preparedness link. Regardless of the month, it’s never to early or late to prepare.

A Hurricane Preparedness Primer

For those of you who live in hurricane prone regions, this page will give you a starting point on preparedness. This link will be posted each week until the end of the Atlantic tropical cyclone season. If you’ve not prepared for a tropical cyclone, it’s not too late in the season. We’ve several more weeks left for tropical cyclone formation. Substantial hurricanes and tropical storms have occurred in October and November…and will occur again. Also, here’s a reminder on how to manage the plethora of social media outlets during the tropical cyclone season. This is also applicable to any weather event year round; winter weather, severe weather, etc.

Infographic courtesy National Weather Service, Wakefield, Virginia, USA

That’s a wrap for this post! Here’s a warm “Welcome” to my new followers in social media and a “Thank You” for my long-time followers! It’s great to have all of you along for the fun! If you’re on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook, so am I…let’s connect!

Cheers!

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Tornado Quest Top Ten Science Links For October 15 – 22, 2018

Greetings to one and all! For much of North America, the weather has been quite tranquil in recent days, which is a badly needed respite after Hurricane Michael devastated vast areas of several southeastern USA states. The true scope of damage and death toll is still unknown and months, if not years, of recovery are ahead. There’s plenty of other topics to cover, so let’s get started.

Image courtesy NOAA

A Hurricane Preparedness Primer

For those of you who live in hurricane prone regions, this page will give you a starting point on preparedness. This link will be posted each week until the end of the Atlantic tropical cyclone season. If you’ve not prepared for a tropical cyclone, it’s not too late in the season. We’ve several more weeks left for tropical cyclone formation. Substantial hurricanes and tropical storms have occurred in October and November…and will occur again. Also, here’s a reminder on how to manage the plethora of social media outlets during the tropical cyclone season. This is also applicable to any weather event year round; winter weather, severe weather, etc.

Infographic courtesty National Weather Service, Wakefield, Virginia, USA

That’s a wrap for this post! Here’s a warm “Welcome” to my new followers in social media and a “Thank You” for my long-time followers! It’s great to have all of you along for the fun! If you’re on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook, so am I…let’s connect!

Cheers!

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Tornado Quest Top Ten Science Links For October 8 – 15, 2018

Greetings to one and all! This has been an exceptional weather and climate week in every way. Hurricane Michael proved to be a devastating event in terms of damage…the scope of which we are just beginning to grasp the extent of less than a week after it is 10 October 2018 landfall on the Florida panhandle. In meteorological terms, it will rank as one of the top ten most powerful hurricanes to affect the USA. From very modest beginnings as a diffuse low pressure center on 2 October 2018, it grew into a cluster of thunderstorms east of Central America. Hurricane Michael then took advantage of optimal atmospheric conditions and unseasonably warm Gulf of Mexico water temperatures to intensify to a hurricane that was a high-end Category 4 storm. The latest IPCC UN climate report also got a considerable amount of attention and is certainly a subject that needs to be addressed immediately.

Hurricane Michael as a high-end Category 4 storm shortly before landfall on the Florida panhandle on 10 October 2018.

Hurricane Michael’s Eye Viewed From The International Space Station By NASA Goddard Space Flight Center From Greenbelt, MD, USA

A Hurricane Preparedness Primer

For those of you who live in hurricane prone regions, this page will give you a starting point on preparedness. This link will be posted each week until the end of the Atlantic tropical cyclone season. If you’ve not prepared for a tropical cyclone, it’s not too late in the season. We’ve several more weeks left for tropical cyclone formation. Major hurricanes have occurred in October and November…and will occur again. Also, here’s a reminder on how to manage the plethora of social media outlets during the tropical cyclone season.

Infographic courtesty National Weather Service, Wakefield, Virginia, USA

That’s a wrap for this post! I’d like to send a welcome to my new followers in social media and thank everyone who follows me! I’m glad you’re along for the fun! Also, a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for my long-time followers. I appreciate all of you. If you’re on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook, you’ll find links to my accounts on those social media outlets below.

Until next time…stay safe and keep and eye on the weather.

Cheers!

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Tornado Quest Top Ten Science Links For October 1 – 8, 2018

Greetings everyone! Big news week with the #IPCC report on climate change. Hurricane #Michael is also front and center with landfall forecast as a dangerous #hurricane on Wednesday 10 October 2018 somewhere on the Florida panhandle. I’ve included the link to hurricane preparedness info for those in its path…so let’s get started.

Image Credit: Lyndon State College from VORTEX2

The latest US Drought Monitor is out. Across the contiguous USA, the southwest is currently the region with the most widespread dry/drought conditions. Overall, approximately 55.4 million of the USA population is experiencing some degree of drought conditions as of 2 October 2018.

U.S. Drought Monitor

With Hurricane Michael now forecast to reach Category 3 hurricane intensity before making landfall in the USA’s eastern Gulf coast region on Wednesday 10 October 2018, here is the link to the hurricane preparedness info. Even without Michael in the scenario, we have several more weeks that could potentially be active for much of the Atlantic and Central/Eastern North Pacific.

A Hurricane Preparedness Primer

For those of you who are preparing for Hurricane Michael and/or live in hurricane prone regions, this page will give you a starting point on preparedness. This link will be with each week’s post until the end of the Atlantic tropical cyclone season. If you’ve not prepared for Michael, there’s still time but it’s running out fast. There’s also still time for many dangerous tropical cyclones to form and impact the Atlantic basin for several more weeks. Last but not least, here’s a reminder on how to manage your social media as a hurricane approaches.

Infographic courtesy National Weather Service, Wakefield, Virginia

That’s a wrap for this post! I’d like to thank my new followers in social media! I’m glad you’re along for the fun! Also, a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for my long-time followers. I appreciate all of you. If you’re on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook, you’ll find links to my accounts on those social media outlets below.

Until next time…Cheers!

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Tornado Quest Top Ten Science Links For September 24 – October 1, 2018

Greetings everyone! For much of North America, autumn has finally settled in with cooler temperatures and some color beginning to show in foliage. Both the Atlantic and eastern north Pacific have been very busy with numerous tropical cyclones…and several more weeks to go before the season begins to wind down. As usual, plenty of other topics to cover, so let’s get started.

Atlantic Hurricane Florence as viewed from the International Space Station as it approached the eastern USA coast.

The map below is a preliminary summary of the eastern north Pacific activity as of 1 October 2018. As you can tell, it’s been a very busy season.

Graphics courtesy NOAA’s National Hurricane Center

A Hurricane Preparedness Primer

For those of you who live in hurricane prone regions, this page will give you a starting point on preparedness. This link will be with each week’s post until the end of the Atlantic tropical cyclone season. If you’ve not prepared, there’s still time. There’s also still time for many dangerous tropical cyclones to form and impact the Atlantic basin for several more weeks.

That’s a wrap for this post! I’d like to thank my new followers in social media! I’m glad you’re along for the fun! Also, a heartfelt ‘thank you’ for my long-time followers. I appreciate all of you. If you’re on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, or Facebook, you’ll find links to my accounts on those social media outlets below.

Until next time…Cheers!

Tornado Quest on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tornadoquest

Tornado Quest on Instagram: https://instagram.com/tornadoquest

Tornado Quest on Tumblr: http://tornadoquest.tumblr.com

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Tornado Quest Top Ten Science Links For September 10 – 17, 2018

Greetings everyone! The big story this past week has been the tropical cyclone activity with Hurricane Florence taking center stage in North America. The flooding from Florence will be ongoing for some time. In addition to this week’s links, I’ve also included the Hurricane Preparedness Primer link. For the duration of the Atlantic and Pacific tropical cyclone season, that will be available in each weekly post. Several other topics to cover this week, so let’s get started.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The USA’s EPA certainly isn’t what it used to be. “EPA Admits Scrapping Regulations Will Put More Methane Into Atmosphere.”

It will be interesting to see how well this ocean plastic cleanup project works. Perhaps the best solution to the environmental disaster of cleaning up plastic in our oceans is making sure it doesn’t get there in the first place.

While on the topic of ocean plastic cleanup, here’s a sobering read on just how lethal plastic is to the ocean’s sea turtles.

With North Carolina in the news due to Hurricane Florence, it can’t be helped that the state’s natural hurricane defenses were observed closely. Unfortunately, they’re disappearing.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

While published before Hurricane Florence made landfall in the USA, here’s a fascinating read on the challenges of gathering data on one of the atmosphere’s most violent storms.

Image courtesy NASA

Now that Florence has passed, it’s time to look over data collected at all phases of its life cycle. It’s also important to examine the role climate change took place with Florence and other tropical cyclones around the world. “A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster.”

The debate on the connection of climate change to hurricane frequency and/or intensity isn’t new, but is important to examine. Many facets of Hurricane Florence and other tropical cyclones can give us answers as to the threat level. By some accounts, Florence was a climatologically-amplified triple threat.

One of the monumental challenges of preparing for a hurricane is evacuating large numbers of people within the path. Here’s an interesting read on the task of getting people out of harm’s way.

When fully operational, this new NASA satellite that was just launched will give us an incredible amount of priceless data on ice sheet loss which not only affects sea level, but weather patterns.

Graphic source: NASA

Each season of the year has its own weather hazards…and autumn is no exception.

HURRICANE SAFETY

The tropical Atlantic may be much quieter than in the few days, but the possibility of future development will exist for many weeks. I’ve included the link to some infographics and links that are a good source of basic information. Storms like Florence should be a wake-up call for anyone who has not prepared for the possibility of being in the path of a very dangerous tropical cyclone.

A Hurricane Preparedness Primer

This page is not all-inclusive, but will give those in hurricane prone regions a starting point on preparedness.

That’s a wrap for this post! I’d like to thank my new followers in social media, I’m glad you’re along for the fun! If you’re on Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr, you’ll find links to my accounts on those social media outlets below. 🙂

Cheers!

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Tornado Quest Science And Hurricane Prep Links For September 3 – 10, 2018 #Florence #Isaac #Olivia

Greetings everyone. This week’s post will have a few science links, but with Hurricanes Florence, Isaac, and Olivia in the picture, that changes everything. First and foremost, I’d like to share a post I’ve put together for hurricane preparedness.

A Hurricane Preparedness Primer

The forecast for all current tropical cyclones will change several times a day as they are modified and more weather data is gathered. It’s prudent that anyone within the areas that could be affected stay on top of local National Weather Service forecasts and outlooks from the National Hurricane Center. As the situation evolves, the information on the Hurricane Preparedness post will be subject to change.

SOCIAL SCIENCE AND SCIENCE EDUCATION

Here’s a fascinating long-read. “Science Curiosity And Political Information Processing.” Bottom line…”science curiosity counteracts politically biased information processing.” To put it more succinctly, curiosity, critical thinking, the scientific method, and rationale overrule subjective, emotionally based reactions.

Libraries are an essential part of a high quality of life. Here’s an interesting essay on the difficulties libraries are facing in our digital age.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

Unlike humans, CO2 doesn’t recognize political borders…and various countries across our planet are shipping carbon that contributes to climate change round the world.

This is a disconcerting issue that could happen across much of the USA. “As Climate Warms, Algae Blooms In Drinking Water Supplies.”

On positive note, here is some really good renewable energy news. The world’s largest offshore wind farm has just opened off the coast of northern England.

ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE

Here’s a look at the latest USA Drought Monitor which contains a summary of current dry and drought conditions across all fifty states.

By running from the anxiety associated with climate change, we’re not doing ourselves any favors. “How Can We Avoid Climate Avoidance?”

That’s a wrap for this post. If you’re in the forecast path of Hurricane Florence or any other active tropical cyclone, take as many hurricane preparedness steps you can take. Time is running out and if you are ordered to evacuate, please do. The life of your loved ones and you may depend on it. Stay safe!

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