50th Anniversary of Hurricane Debbie seeding

Hurricane Debbie’s eye as seen from ESSA DC-6 On August 18th and 20th, 1969, Hurricane Debbie was subjected to a seeding experiment as part of Project STORMFURY.  STORMFURY was a joint Navy and Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA, the predecessor of NOAA) project to test the hypothesis that seeding hurricanes with silver iodide would disrupt … Continue reading 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Debbie seeding

50th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille

On the night of August 17-18th, 1969, Hurricane Camille came howling into Waveland, MS, with estimated sustained winds of 175 mph (280 km/hr) and a storm surge of 24 feet (7.3 m) to become the second strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the United States (after the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935).  Camille also … Continue reading 50th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille

55th Anniversary of Hurricane Carla

  On September 11, 1961, Hurricane Carla made landfall at Port O'Connor, Texas, bringing storm surge, torrential rains, high wind gusts and tornadoes to northern Texas and Louisiana.  Carla was the first tropical cyclone to have its entire life history recorded by research flights. Carla formed from a persistent area of disturbed weather in the … Continue reading 55th Anniversary of Hurricane Carla

45th Anniversary of Hurricane Debbie seeding

Hurricane Debbie's eye as seen from ESSA DC-6On August 18th and 20th, 1969 Hurricane Debbie was subjected to a seeding experiment as part of Project STORMFURY.  STORMFURY was a joint Navy and Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA was the predecessor of NOAA) project to test the hypothesis that seeding hurricanes with silver iodide would disrupt … Continue reading 45th Anniversary of Hurricane Debbie seeding

45th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille

On the night of August 17-18th, 1969, Hurricane Camille came howling into Waveland, MS with estimated sustained winds of 175 mph (280 km/hr) and a storm surge of 24 feet (7.3 m) to become the second strongest hurricane on record to make landfall in the United States (after the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935).  Camille also … Continue reading 45th Anniversary of Hurricane Camille