Archive for category: Weather

Deadliest Hurricanes

History, Weather

With hurricane season being in full swing, and having recently passed the 5 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, I thought I would look at some of the deadliest hurricanes in recorded history.  First, a few disclaimers:  these are the deadliest hurricanes – not looking at property damage.  These are all Atlantic hurricanes – sorry Pacific […]

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The Top 5 Biggest East Coast Earthquakes

featured, Weather

Talk about a topical post – hardy har.  The east coast of the United States was all shook up by a 5.9 magnitude earthquake, and it made us wonder – was that a “big one,” or not?  Luckily, there’s a little something called the internet to help us answer that question.  Here are the 5 […]

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The Energy of Natural Disasters

Weather

Energy is a hot topic these days, usually in the context of human energy consumption and its effects on nature. But nature has some spectacular energy displays of its own. Recent disasters such as the tsunami in Japan, earthquakes in Haiti and Chile, major storms in North America, and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina […]

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Deadliest Pacific Hurricanes

Weather

So some time ago (actually it was a month ago to the day), I did a piece on the Deadliest Atlantic Hurricanes in history.  I figured it was time to do the deadliest Pacific hurricanes of all time.  A few disclaimers again:  these hurricanes are all based around the western border of North America.  If […]

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Amazing Lightning Strikes

Pictures, Weather

So it’s been raining outside for more hours than I’d care to count, and while doing my typical random pokings about the the internet, I found myself looking at an increasing number of images of lightning striking.  So here are some of the more amazing lightning strike images I found.  Enjoy. A picture of some […]

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