A view from inside the eye of Hurricane Katrina, as Hurricane Hunter instrumentation collects meteorological readings. This eye features a strong “stadium effect”, with the eyewall resembling bleachers. The Hurricane Hunters flew into Katrina from the moment she was born all the way until she made landfall – gathering data about strength and path that allowed people along the coast to take precautions and prepare for the powerful inbound storm
A squall line is a line of severe thunderstorms that can form along or ahead of a cold front. In the early 20th century, the term was used as a synonym for cold front. It contains heavy precipitation, hail, frequent lightning, strong straight-line winds, and possibly tornadoes and waterspouts.
Virga. Visible streaks of precipitation that evaporate before reaching the ground. Sort of look like cloud commas.
1954 | A passerby holds on to a tree for support as hurricane swept waves hammer the sea wall adjacent to the Belt Parkway near 72nd Street in Brooklyn. The New York area and the New Jersey coastline were battered by Hurricane Carol as heavy rains and fierce winds disrupted power lines, felled trees and tangled air and highway traffic.
"A heat related phenomenon, pyrocumulus clouds form from the fast and intense heating of an area to create convecture, which in turn creates a cumulous cloud."
"Hurricane Katrina caused 75$ billion in estimated physical damages, the most costly hurricane in history, but it is estimated that the total economic impact in Louisiana and Mississippi may exceed 150$ billion...More than 70 countries pledged monetary donations or other assistance. Kuwait made the largest single pledge of 500$ million, but Qatar, India, China, Pakistan and Bangladesh made very large donations as well."