Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2007 - 303 頁

The ultimate weather book for the weather enthusiast or anyone interested in the oddities and extremes of nature.

Is the climate really becoming more extreme as a result of climate change? We often hear on the news that the day was the hottest, coldest, wettest, or snowiest on record. Recent evidence suggests that aspects of the climate are indeed becoming more extreme. Will the extraordinary hurricane season of 2005 and the record heat waves of 2006 become more common? The facts are in this book, including a detailed analysis of extreme weather trends in the United States going back to the nineteenth century.

Also included are historical examples of some of the more bizarre weather events observed: heat bursts, electrified dust storms, snow rollers, pink snowstorms, luminous tornadoes, falls of fish and toads, ball lighting, super bolts, and other strange meteorological events. 110 color photographs.

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THUNDERSTORMS HAIL 134
9
INTRODUCTION
11
Locations
16
Highest Recorded Temp by State
22
Locations With the Most Extreme Range of Temp
35
DROUGHTS DUST STORMS
38
Global Warming Trends
42
COLD
45
Selected Record Point Snowfalls
80
RAIN FLOODS
103
Wettest and Driest Locations by State
110
U S Record Point Rainfalls
116
FLOODS
123
STORMIEST PLACES
135
TORNADOES
165
HURRICANES AND THEIR INTENSITY
201

December 1961
50
Worlds Coldest Places by Country 5658
56
19351936
64
SNOW ICE
71
Maps
73
EXTRATROPICAL STORMS
233
APPENDICES
262
BIBLIOGRAPHY
293
INDEX
299
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Christopher C. Burt was co-founder and publisher of the acclaimed Compass American Guides series. His articles have appeared in the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among others. He lives in Oakland, California.

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