November 30 marked the end of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season, one that produced 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes and one became a major hurricane.

November 30 marked the end of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane season, one that produced 19 named storms, of which 10 became hurricanes and one became a major hurricane.

10 Places With Strange Names ~~ (and How They Got Them) appeared last month on the Mental_Floss blog. That post explored “the stories, legends and theories” behind ten American towns with quirky names. Here we display a reference to each of those locales from the digitized pages of newspapers published during the past century, all of which are available in American Newspaper Archives. A few of these items focus on the place names themselves; others mention these locations only in passing—in…

10 Places With Strange Names ~~ (and How They Got Them) appeared last month on the Mental_Floss blog. That post explored “the stories, legends and theories” behind ten American towns with quirky names. Here we display a reference to each of those locales from the digitized pages of newspapers published during the past century, all of which are available in American Newspaper Archives. A few of these items focus on the place names themselves; others mention these locations only in passing—in…

North Atlantic hurricane forecast predicts above-average season

North Atlantic hurricane forecast predicts above-average season

Atlantic Hurricane Season 2014: Two US Landfalls Predicted; East Coast at Risk | TheSurvivalPlaceBlog

Atlantic Hurricane Season 2014: Two US Landfalls Predicted; East Coast at Risk | TheSurvivalPlaceBlog

Weather Underground presents "Hurricane Formation" in the North Atlantic. Forecasts predicted that the 2013 hurricane season would be an active one, b

Weather Underground presents "Hurricane Formation" in the North Atlantic. Forecasts predicted that the 2013 hurricane season would be an active one, b

Meet Alex, the First Atlantic Hurricane to Form in January Since 1938 - The Atlantic

Meet Alex, the First Atlantic Hurricane to Form in January Since 1938 - The Atlantic

Active or extremely active Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2013. Story reprinted from materials provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Image: Hurricane Sandy as seen from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on October 28, 2012. (Credit: NOAA/NASA). http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130524144951.htm

Active or extremely active Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2013. Story reprinted from materials provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Image: Hurricane Sandy as seen from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite on October 28, 2012. (Credit: NOAA/NASA). http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130524144951.htm

Alex becomes first Atlantic hurricane to form in January since 1938

Alex becomes first Atlantic hurricane to form in January since 1938

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