For the handful of hurricane geeks out there

Selections from lost NHC discussion bulletins: HURRICANE HUMBERTO DISCUSSION NUMBER 5 NWS TPC/NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL 500 AM EDT THU SEP 13 2007 THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER HAS DETERMINED…BASED ON RECON AND MODEL GUIDANCE…THAT “HUMBERTO” IS A RIDICULOUS NAME FOR A HURRICANE. THIS WILL BE THE LAST ADVISORY ISSUED CONCERNING THIS STORM…UNTIL A MORE SERIOUS NAME […]

Earthquakes

As many people have pointed out, my comic about tweets outrunning seismic waves seems to have been widely verified in yesterday’s earthquake: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/earthquake-twitter-users-learned-tremors-226481 It’s always nice to see real-life confirmation of your calculations! The quake started in Virginia at 13:51:04 EST, where most of my family lives.  Texts from my brother in Charlottesville (25 miles […]