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Meteorology: Menaces and Marvels

cloud-mike138.jpgWe had a lot of fun (OK, maybe that's not exactly the right word, but it was a fascinating process) creating a new page on "Notorious U.S. Storms" for the 2007 Almanac; our tables of notable floods, earthquakes, and other disasters throughout history are perennial favorites among Almanac devotees, and we thought that this year we should delve a little deeper into the major meteorological events in U.S. history--from the Blizzard of 1988, to the Super Tornado Outbreak of 1974, to (of course) the devastation of Katrina in 2005.

After reading about all those disasters, however, I recommend a palate-cleansing visit to the Cloud Appreciation Society for a look at some happier, but still dramatic, meteorological events. (Also see another great gallery of clouds here, courtesy of the Athanasius Kircher Society.)

Cloud Appreciation Society

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