Why don't we nuke hurricanes? Apparently the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration gets asked this question often enough that it has produced an official response, explaining in no uncertain terms why launching a nuclear missile into the eye of a storm "would not be an effective hurricane modification…
Has Hurricane Sandy sent your running for bottled water and bread? Find yourself mesmerized by the Weather Channel during tropical storm season? You can put your weather fetish to work with Cyclone Center, a new citizen scientist project.
I know, fall seems like when you think about raking leaves and shopping for platform boots (just me?). But a nasty hurricane could still strike, so don't let down your guard.
All week, two giant storms, dubbed Enrique and Felicia, have been hanging out over the Pacific Ocean. Just yesterday, the NASA Earth Observatory caught this great image of them going out for a nice stroll.