Saturday, March 12, 2011

18 Years Ago Tonight! + Japan Earthquake Update!

18 years ago tonight the "Superstorm" was getting its act together! This storm made weather a passion for me! I remember measuring a pressure of 28.53" at my house in Arlington, VA on March 13th, 1993...

The 1993 "Superstorm" produced 12 foot storm surges in western Florida (Apalachee Bay), including 11 tornadoes (3 at F2 strength)! Also, it produced a derecho in Cuba (gusts to 130mph)! It was a beast of a storm, one of the strongest mid-latitude traveling cyclones ever! Plus, I'm not even talking about the record snowfalls/pressure readings it produced in the Deep South and all along the East Coast... I'm pretty sure I'm right about this, but at one point, every county in Alabama was under a blizzard warning. That won't happen again for a long long time! Here are two great videos from the weather channel... Enjoy!

*Here is a quick update from the great Japan earthquake!

The USGS just officially upped it to a 9.0 magnitude earthquake: CLICK HERE FOR LINK

That would tie it as the 4th strongest earthquake since 1900: CLICK HERE FOR LINK

ALSO, here are some stunning/jaw dropping before & after photos from the Japan Tsunami: CLICK HER FOR LINK

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