Daily Archives: March 30, 2010

Twisters Visit the Bahamas

As a young meteorologist stationed at Homestead Air Force Base in southern Florida, I’m familiar with the tropical weather of the region. Morning funnel clouds just off the coast were nearly as common as the sound of jet turbines spooling up at the first hint of daylight. Viewed from the control tower, distant waterspouts were […]

Mongolian Herders Hit Hard by Harsh Winter

Over 90% of Mongolia has been experiencing an extremely snowy winter resulting in livestock being unable to find fodder through the snow cover, and a large number of animals have died due to starvation and cold. A Mongolian term used to describe severe winter weather such as this is zud or dzud. Image: wkyc.com   […]