A PICTURE MUCH LARGER THAN WHAT MOST WOULD BELIEVE – by Lewis O’leary

On July 9, 2017 the News & Observer (N&O), a Raleigh, NC based newspaper, published a front page article entitled “Nearly 200,000 N. C. homes at risk from tropical winds”.  It explains that nearly all “manufactured” (aka mobile) homes will go to pieces if they are exposed to a “strong” Hurricane.  In an attempt to […]

Why major hail storms commonly turn out to be more wind than hail. by Lewis O’leary

In researching the Weather Data for the June 14, 2017 hail storm in the Midland/Odessa Area, I shocked a veteran contractor that worked in storm clean up by telling him that I’m finding that the little noticed “wind element” of storms was likely the most damaging element, as opposed to the hail that almost everyone […]