More on Tropical/HurricanesHurricane Strike! Update
Hurricane Strike!, our award-winning module for kids on hurricane science and safety, has recently been updated and is available in three versions:
- Standard Multimedia Version
- Audio Captioned/Keyboard Navigation Multimedia Version for hearing and mobility impaired students
- Text Version for visually impaired students or students with low bandwidth (contains no audio and requires no plug-ins). This version is also available in Spanish.
- For answers to common questions about hurricanes, typhoons, and tropical cyclones, visit the NOAA Hurricane Research Division FAQ.
- For links to the latest hurricane forecasts, satellite images, and aircraft reconnaissance visit the National Hurricane Center.
- For more detailed information on reconnaissance and dropsonde observations, see Descriptions of NHC Forecast Products.
- For real-time infrared and visible imagery of tropical and hurricane-generating regions, see the NOAA Geostationary Satellite Server.
- For archived hurricane images and movies, visit the NOAA Images/Movies of Hurricanes and Special Events.
- For the details on the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, visit theHurricane Hunters site.
- Finally, for yet mor hurricane articles, images, and activities, see theNASA Hurricane Resources Page.
The University of Hawaii and the NWS office in Honolulu collaborated on a project to study an unusual period when the State of Hawaii underwent 22 days with flash flood warnings, one damaging tornado, and three severe thunderstorms. They also examined the conditions that lead to a heavy rainfall event over Oahu during the next month. Their findings are described in the report, "Analysis of an unusually heavy rainfall period over the Hawaiian Islands.”
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