Current Radar or Satellite Image - Central Florida Hurricane CenterHurricanes Without the Hype! Since 1995

The Atlantic is mostly quiet
Days since last H. Landfall - US: Any 250 (Michael) , Major: 250 (Michael) Florida - Any: 250 (Michael) Major: 250 (Michael)
Login to remove ads


General Discussion >> Hurricane History

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1

Reged: Wed
Posts: 1710
An old definition for a hurricane
      #64439 - Fri Jan 06 2006 12:41 AM

I came across the following while taking part in a brief scavenger hunt online. It is from a collection maintained by the Univ. of Oklahoma out of a book entitled "TORNADOES: What they are and how to observe them; with practical suggestions for the protection of life and property" written by someone in the Signal Corps of the US Army in 1877. There is a brief section on hurricanes inside the book on pages 13 and 14, linked below. Needless to say, their definition of a hurricane matches ours today in just one fashion -- high wind speeds. Just another example of how things sometimes do change in this field...

Page 13:
Page 14:

Current Tropical Model Output Plots
(or view them on the main page for any active Atlantic storms!)

Post Extras: Print Post   Remind Me!   Notify Moderator  
Pages: 1

Extra information
0 registered and 4 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  CFHC, Ed Dunham, Colleen A., danielw, Clark, RedingtonBeachGuy, Bloodstar, tpratch, typhoon_tip, cieldumort 

Print Topic

Forum Permissions
      You cannot start new topics
      You cannot reply to topics
      HTML is disabled
      UBBCode is enabled

Topic views: 3959

Rate this topic

Jump to

Note: This is NOT an official page. It is run by weather hobbyists and should not be used as a replacement for official sources. 
CFHC's main servers are currently located at in Orlando, FL.
Image Server Network thanks to Mike Potts and Amazon Web Services. If you have static file hosting space that allows dns aliasing contact us to help out! Some Maps Provided by:
Great thanks to all who donated and everyone who uses the site as well. Site designed for 800x600+ resolution
When in doubt, take the word of the National Hurricane Center