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Pat Shingleton: "Your Data, This Storm..."

Pat Shingleton: "Your Data, This Storm..."

Posted 3:42 PM 9/15/2014 by Pat Shingleton

The Gulf water temperature is at its highest, conducive for tropical storm development. Researchers at the University of Miami have joined forces to achieve dual goals. Atmospheric scientists and marine biologists are predicting the severity of tropical storms and evaluating fish migration. Since (More)

Yesterday

Pat Shingleton: "Thirsty Grapes"

Pat Shingleton: "Thirsty Grapes"

Posted 7:18 AM 9/14/2014 by Pat Shingleton

California feeds the nation in a variety of agricultural products. Typically and on average they receive around 30 inches of rainfall. As they await their rainy season, that begins in October, last February there had only been 3.5 inches of rain. Recent rain events have caused flooding in some (More)

9/14/2014

Pat Shingoeton: "Just One Pane"

Pat Shingoeton: "Just One Pane"

Posted 6:47 AM 9/14/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Saturday's column shared the events of The Cathedral of the Nativity in Biloxi. Erected 26 feet above sea-level, it endured 145 m.p.h. winds that rattled its beautiful stained glass windows during Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. Father Tony Arguelles road out the storm inside the Cathedral (More)

9/13/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Looking Back Nine Years..."

Pat Shingleton: "Looking Back Nine Years..."

Posted 4:03 PM 9/12/2014 by Pat Shingleton

This morning's column looks back to 2005. Catholics recognized the birth of the Blessed Mother this past week. At Noon Mass on Sept. 7, 2005, Father Vic Messina incorporated his homily into the Hurricane Katrina's landfall. He referenced The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in (More)

9/12/2014

Pat Shingleton: "No Beets, No Cola..."

Pat Shingleton: "No Beets, No Cola..."

Posted 3:59 PM 9/11/2014 by Pat Shingleton

A refreshment expert recently suggested that climate change may be impacting popular refreshments. Extreme weather affects Coco-Cola's supply of sugar cane, sugar beets and citrus fruits. On a related note, Nike shuttered factories in Thailand due to flooding. The New York Times reports that (More)

9/11/2014

Pat Shingleton: "September Remembers"

Pat Shingleton: "September Remembers"

Posted 4:01 PM 9/10/2014 by Pat Shingleton

This is the first time since 1992 without a tropical storm in September as we watch a low in the Bahamas that could slide into the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. Statistically 37% of named storms, 47% of hurricanes and 55% of major hurricanes occur in September. Before "naming" hurricanes (More)

9/10/2014

Pat Shingleton: "Less Water Means Rationing..."

Pat Shingleton: "Less Water Means Rationing..."

Posted 3:37 PM 9/9/2014 by Pat Shingleton

The current drought in the west took many by surprise and has now revealed the inadequacies of programs designed to distribute Colorado River water. The New York Times reports that this drought is now into its second decade and has shrunk the river and the reservoirs it feeds. Last June (More)

9/9/2014

Pat Shingleton: "The Shell Game"

Pat Shingleton: "The Shell Game"

Posted 4:25 PM 9/8/2014 by Pat Shingleton

Love bugs are back and another sound hints at the end of summer and the early beginnings of autumn. We when were kids, we'd collect what we called "locust" shells from a variety of tree trunks. These insects weren't locusts but Cicadas and the sound they make comes only from the male. Tymbals (More)

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