Category Archives: weather

THE EYE OF THE STORM by Peter Nolan Smith

In early September of 1960 Hurricane Donna struck New England as a category 2/3 storm. The radio station WBZ announced numerous school closing led by Beaver County Day School and closely followed by my primary school on the South Shore, Our Lady of the Foothills. My older brother and I were happy to stay home. […]

18-Foot Waves

In 2009 Hurricane Bill aimed its fury at the East Coast. Weatherologists predicted a massive tidal surge from the possible category 4 storm and warned of 15-18 foot waves along the coast. Surfers were ecstatic with this possibility of big-time swells, but I recalled the ‘Perfect Storm’ of October 1991, when the wind-driven tides pushed […]

Category 6 Hurricane

The first hurricane of the season gathered strength during the storm’s slow progress across the Atlantic. Florence had one point has classed a category 4 storm and the Carolinas prepared for the worst, however the tempest weakened in the shallow continental shelf and struck Cape Hatteras as a Category 1 hurricane. A category 1 is […]

Radical Weather 2018

Fires are burning the West of the USA. Fires also torched Greece, Spain, and France. Hot weather has torched America, Europe, and Asia. Rivers are dry across the globe. Drought has parched fertile farmlands. Summer has another month to run until autumn. The weather will be cooler unless it gets hotter and the world is […]

COLD AS IT GETS by Peter Nolan Smith

Mount Washington is far from the tallest mountain on the face of the Earth, however in 1934 the summit observatory recorded the strongest wind on the planet at 231 mph or 372 km/hr. Winter temperatures on Agiocochook, or “Home of the Great Spirit” regularly dropped as low as -50F. Death from hypothermia can occur within […]