Two weeks ago, we began talking about Isaac. The storm has caused many problems during its life. Here are some of the most impressive statistics from the storm.
Excessive Rainfall Amounts
Vero Beach: 16.60 inches
Royal Palm Beach: 16.29 inches
Boynton Beach: 14.41 inches
New Orleans: 20.08 inches
Reserve: 13.46 inches
Livingston: 13.16 inches
Kiln: 17.04 inches
Marion: 15.02 inches
Saucier: 12.78 inches
Grand Bay: 11.07 inches
Mobile: 9.67 inches
Wilmer: 8.75 inches
Storm Surge Heights
Shell Beach: Between 9 and 11 feet
Lake Pontchartrain at New Orleans: Around 6 feet
Grand Isle: Around 5 feet
Pascagoula: Around 4 feet
Mobile Bay: Around 3-5 feet
A warmer weather pattern is forecast for much of the Central and Eastern states, while temperatures should throttle back in the Northwest during the middle of August.
Japan and South Korea face tropical floods into this weekend; the danger of a typhoon looms for next week.
“Sharknado” fans who live in fear of a shark-filled tornado can rest easy, the idea still remains completely implausible. However, the weather has been known to cause several head-scratching events, ranging from seemingly apocalyptic to downright bizarre.
We asked our fans what worries them most about the beach in the summer. Here are the results.
Dubai recently announced plans to develop the "Mall of the World,” the world’s first temperature-controlled pedestrian city to keep tourism alive during blistering summer heat.
A wildfire that has already destroyed more than 60 structures is threatening more in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Plymouth, California, according to state fire officials.
Kanata, Ontario, Canada (1996)
A severe thunderstorm downed electrical wires and trapped people in their cars and a bus for 1-2 hours. Amazingly, nobody was injured.
Scituate, MA (1769)
Hail fell 12" deep and remained on the ground for 30 hours.
Cherrapunji, India (1861)
A total of 366.14" of rain fell during July (world record for 1 month). Cherrapunji also holds world record rainfall for a 12-month period: 1,041.78" from August 1, 1860 to July 31, 1861.