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Pat Shingleton: "A Flight and A Cone"
Pat Shingleton: "Hurricane Father and The Tempest"
As we enter the third month of Hurricane Season ’09, here’s an anniversary item. For the first time in aviation and meteorological history, Col. Joe Duckworth and Lt. Ralph O'Hair... More >>
9 hours ago July 26, 2016 Jul 26, 2016 Tuesday, July 26 2016 Tuesday, July 26, 2016 6:58:04 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
Canis Major or Sirius was designated the “Dog Star” by ancient astronomers. Romans believed that Sirius rose before or at sunrise, convinced this star was the cause of hot, sultry... More >>
1 day ago July 25, 2016 Jul 25, 2016 Monday, July 25 2016 Monday, July 25, 2016 10:57:19 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
On July 23, 1893, Father Benito Vines died in Havana, Cuba. Father Vines is regarded as the preeminent hurricane scholar of the 19th century. As director of the observatory at... More >>
4 days ago July 22, 2016 Jul 22, 2016 Friday, July 22 2016 Friday, July 22, 2016 6:59:29 PM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column

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In the 1800s, a Chinese-American gardener found a sapling near an orchard brush pile. The slow, patient propagation of the... More >>
2 weeks ago July 13, 2016 Jul 13, 2016 Wednesday, July 13 2016 Wednesday, July 13, 2016 4:10:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
Yesterday I reviewed hurricane seasons of the past and am "re-running" a column that I posted in 2009. "The Japanese... More >>
2 weeks ago July 09, 2016 Jul 9, 2016 Saturday, July 09 2016 Saturday, July 09, 2016 4:15:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
As we tolerate the heat with recent advisories and possibly more to come, let's also keep the number "76' in... More >>
2 weeks ago July 08, 2016 Jul 8, 2016 Friday, July 08 2016 Friday, July 08, 2016 4:15:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
In 1776, a systematic network of weather observations only included amateur weather observers that were scattered throughout the colonies.... More >>
2 weeks ago July 07, 2016 Jul 7, 2016 Thursday, July 07 2016 Thursday, July 07, 2016 4:15:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column
In the old days, French peasants would carry "thunderstones," or pierres de tonnerre, in their pockets to ward off lightning.... More >>
3 weeks ago July 06, 2016 Jul 6, 2016 Wednesday, July 06 2016 Wednesday, July 06, 2016 4:20:00 AM CDT in Pat Shingleton Column

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