Houston Chronicle’s SciGuy’s blog, by Eric Berger, is who I trust the most when it comes to reporting (and educating us) about hurricanes in the Gulf. In almost every hurricane related post, he teaches us something else about how hurricanes are formed, or how they’re tracked by advanced technology.

Here’s a recent article about Hurricane Umberto, which almost popped up out of the blue after forming in less than one day somewhat close to shore: “No tropical cyclone in the historical record has ever reached this intensity at a faster rate near landfall.”

SciGuy: The remarkable and rapid strengthening of Humberto. Why?

PS: It was nice that the TV media didn’t totally freak out over Humberto, and was still able to provide good coverage. NBC’s Frank Billingsley did a great job, even with his voice all froggy.

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