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6/26/2015

"The First is Often the Worst"

"The First is Often the Worst"

Posted 6:08 PM 6/25/2015 by Pat Shingleton

From history books to stories that were passed down from parents and grandparents, some will remember June 27, 1957. Back then, access to radio and television were limited to a few stations in each market. Technology was limited in determining the strength of an approaching storm and on-shore (More)

6/25/2015

"An Interesting Date..."

"An Interesting Date..."

Posted 5:24 PM 6/24/2015 by Pat Shingleton

For two days in a row, Tangipahoa Parish has been bopped with strong storms that ultimately made their way to Baton Rouge. In other severe weather episodes, tornadoes rarely hit mountainous areas but on June 25, 1960, a twister hit Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, cutting a 100 yard path for (More)

6/24/2015

"Refreshing..."

"Refreshing..."

Posted 9:44 PM 6/23/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Summer started Saturday and the stands are up. Whether they're snowball or ice cream, they provide lots of flavors and an occasional "ice-cream headache." I visited a lemonade stand in our neighborhood with proceeds assisting St. Jude Children's Research Center. When we were kids, lemons were (More)

6/23/2015

Pat Shingleton: Lightning alerts

Pat Shingleton: Lightning alerts

Posted 8:55 PM 6/22/2015 by Pat Shingleton

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration designates June 22nd through the 28th as Lightning Safety Awareness Week. Lightning is the second leading atmospheric killer behind heat exhaustion. Additional factoids note that 82% of those killed are male and 70% of all lightning fatalities (More)

6/22/2015

Pat Shingleton: "We'll Keep A Light On For you..."

Pat Shingleton: "We'll Keep A Light On For you..."

Posted 11:11 PM 6/16/2015 by Pat Shingleton

Before electricity, the keeper of the lighthouse kept the lamps lit using kerosene. The lighthouseman donned a pair of colored goggles, preventing blurred vision from the ignition flash. From the coast of the Pacific Northwest to California, the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic seaboard; more than (More)

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