Category: Tornadoes

Stay Informed: How Scales Help Us Describe Disasters

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Last year’s Atlantic hurricane season was record-breaking. There were 30 named storms during the 2020 season. Thirteen of those became hurricanes (top winds of 74 mph or greater). Six of those reached Category 3 or higher.(1) Hurricanes are categorized using the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Other scales are used by experts to explain and describe Read More >

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An Unpredictable Spring

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“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” – Mark Twain While spring officially sprung in late March, it’s only been in the last few weeks that we’ve seen the characteristically unpredictable weather that ushers in the fun-in-the-sun summer.  Read More >

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