Monday, August 30, 2010


This week, the Atlantic Hurricane season kicked into gear with three named storms: Danielle, Earl & Fiona. If you're not located in an area prone to hurricanes, today's post will mean little to you. But, from the looks of the Earl's cone, you may be in his path if you live anywhere from the Outer Banks of North Carolina to the Canadian Maritimes. At this point, no one is really sure where Earl will go and whether or not Fiona will become a hurricane. From experience, I say check the cone on Wednesday. In any case, here's a look at the storms and some info about hurricanes.

1. Hurricane preparedness. [Ready America]
2. Hurricane preparedness for pet owners. [National Hurricane Center]
3. Atlantic Basin hurricane tracking chart (PDF). [National Hurricane Center]
4. Hurricane FAQs. [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]

5. Worldwide Tropical Cyclone Names (2010-2015). [National Weather Service]
6. Danielle loses hurricane status. [UPI]
7. Coast keeps eye on Earl: Storm threatens holiday weekend. [The Wall Street Journal]
8. Hurricane Earl path may cross Long Island, Cape Cod before Labor Day. [The Christian Science Monitor]

9. Heat and hurricanes, riptides and erosion. [Bostonist]
10. New Tropical Storm Fiona enters, stage right. [The Baltimore Sun]
11. What will Tropical Storm Fiona do? [AOL News]
12. Hurricane Earl's path to skirt U.S. No Hurricane Fiona? [National Geographic]

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