First person to fly into a hurricane on purpose did it for a bet

The first Hurricane Hunter flight took place July 27, 1943 near Galveston, TX. The flight was the result of a bet between Lt Col Joseph Duckworth and British pilots who were students of his at his instrument school at Bryan, TX. As a result of the bet, Lt Col Duckworth and his navigator Lt Ralph O’Hair deliberately… » 7/10/13 8:41am 7/10/13 8:41am

A Bentley Owner Picked A Terrible Place To Park For Hurricane Isaac

The Bentley Arnage is the last of the truly old school Bentleys. But that also means it's old school British, with a penchant for faulty electronics and leaks whenever it rains. » 8/30/12 12:30pm 8/30/12 12:30pm

Hurricanes Suck: A Mental Preparation Guide

With Tropical Storm Isaac forecast to probably become a hurricane and rearrange parts of our coastline, if you're on the Gulf Coast you'll be reading a lot of preparation guides that'll get you ready for physically surviving the storm. Read them. A hurricane can mess your stuff up. » 8/24/12 12:00pm 8/24/12 12:00pm

TV Reporter Gives Hurricane Irene Update While Covered in Toxic Waste

Below is a video of WTTG's Tucker Barnes casually giving a live report on Hurricane Irene today from Ocean City, Maryland while drenched in what he described as "organic matter" that "doesn't taste great." I wonder why it didn't taste great? » 8/28/11 12:52am 8/28/11 12:52am

Hurricane Irene Approaches: Live Coverage

Hurricane Irene is churning up the East Coast like an angry 17th-century dairy maid. Obama has canceled his vacation to make us feel safe and evacuations are underway in New York City. Here's the latest news, with updates below. » 8/26/11 5:40pm 8/26/11 5:40pm

How to Prepare for a Hurricane

Did you hear? Hurricane Irene is going to slam into New York City like Lindsay Lohan slamming into the sidewalk in front of a nightclub. It's going to be horrible! But we're sure you can make it through if you prepare adequately. Here's how. » 8/26/11 9:30am 8/26/11 9:30am

Hurricane Earl As Seen From The Space Station

The astronauts in the International Space Station have the best (and safest) view of Hurricane Earl as its 125 mph winds spin toward the Outer Banks of North Carolina and onward to New England. Photo Credit: NASA/Douglas Wheelock » 9/01/10 2:00pm 9/01/10 2:00pm

Air Traffic Delays Now More Costly For America Than Hurricanes

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently announced that, from 2000 to 2008, airline flight delays took more from America's pocketbook than the combined cost of every hurricane in the country. Thanks, air travel. We love you, too. » 1/22/10 4:00pm 1/22/10 4:00pm