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August 15, 2018

I recently visited with Fred Gwyn and the lightning that accompanied a thunderstorm last Sunday evening. The average lightning bolt is five times hotter than the surface of the sun, lasting less than 200 milliseconds. Cloud to ground lightning forms when a bolt of ener...

July 31, 2018

The steamship, “Mohican” was piloted by Captain Urquhart from Romania. While directing the craft to the Delaware Breakwater and on July 31, 1904, he was surrounded by a luminescent fog.  The fog was so thick that the vessel came to a complete stop.  According to the Ha...

July 13, 2018

July is the month where the most lightning strikes erupt in the United States, June remains the month when the most hailstorms occur in the United States and the afternoon or early evening hours designate the times when they are most numerous. "White Plague" is how man...

June 13, 2018


Louisiana ranks second to the number of lightning hits on a yearly basis with Florida leading the list. The Old Farmer’s Almanac-Acts of God notes an excerpt from one of Benjamin Franklin’s journals which may have placed the famed statesman and inventor as one of the...

April 14, 2018

Saturday afternoon and evening could pose hearing problems for our pets.  Claps of thunder are produced when the intense heat and lightning causes the air to expand.  This sends a vibrating pressure or shock wave outward at the speed of sound.  When a person, or a dog,...

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A few flocks of geese are evident in the area as I often hear the honking over our house. This prompts our guard and attack dog to sprint through the...

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November 13, 2018

Our forefathers selected early November as Election Day because the weather in November is moderate - most of the time. In days of old, transportation...

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November 6, 2018

During idle time as an ambulance driver in World War I, Lewis Richardson would perform numerical weather experiments. He would catalog sky conditions,...

Early Calculations and Fronts

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