Encyclopedia of Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones (Facts on by David Longshore

By David Longshore

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The first North Atlantic tropical cyclone identified as Arthur appeared on August 28, 1984, to the east of the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands. Of tropical storm intensity only, Arthur spent the next week tracking to the northwest along the Atlantic side of the Leeward Islands, but never made landfall. 64 inches (1,004 mb) and 52 MPH (84 km/h). The 2002 North Atlantic hurricane season began with the development of Tropical Storm Arthur off the coast of North Carolina on July 14. 44 inches (997 mb) and sustained winds of 58 MPH (93 km/h).

An enormous cyclonic system that spanned nearly 700 miles (1,127 km) across, Luis’s 60-mile-wide (97-km) eye passed directly over the island, uprooting trees, severing power lines, buckling radio and television transmission towers, demolishing two beachfront hotels, and tearing the 26 Antje’s Hurricane roof from the country’s only hospital. More than 32,000 Antiguans were rendered homeless by the 12-hour tempest, while sporadic looting forced the government to cordon off shopping districts in downtown St.

These arms were in turn connected to a hub atop a spinning vertical shaft. The shaft itself was attached to a calibrated gear box that operated a small dial from which wind speed could be read with an accuracy never before possible. While the Robinson-type anemometer remains standard equipment for weather bureaus across the world, numerous design modifications over the years have vastly improved its basic workings. There are now two-and three-cup models in use, and the geared dial has been replaced by digital readouts and sophisticated graphing systems like those used for measuring earthquakes.

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