Re: [genpcncfir] Camp Lejeune, Hadnot Point, and Hurricanes
- In a message dated 9/5/2005 11:15:01 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Faye - I did a little research based on your comments below, and found it
was actually the summer of 1816 when the weather was strangely cold in the
eastern US and most of the northern hemisphere for that matter, due to a
massive volcano called Tamboro having erupted in 1815. Thought to be one of
the worst volcanic eruptions in 10,000 years, it emitted an estimated 150
million tons of volcanic dust into the atmosphere to be carried around the
globe by jet streams, as you mentioned. This is what I meant by how human
activities pale in comparison to what Mother Nature throws at us. All that
dust blocking the sun wreaked havoc on weather patterns a year later,
creating big snowstorms in June that destroyed crops up and down the eastern
seaboard. And as you said, the result was that many people just up and
headed west. Whether that moved improved their plight is hard to say, for
the midwest US is home to some of the most severe weather on the planet!
Thanks for the year, I was reciting from memory, and that's not always the
best. I lived in the midwest for a while, Kansas, and that piece of information
came for a Kansas historical society newsletter.
It has always stuck in my mind because people talk about the strange weather
we are having, but I believe the weather has always had cycles of change, not
only just now.
I know some of the biggest snowstorms in my memory were in April, can't
remember one in May although there could have been one; but I know I do not recall
a June snowstorm ever!
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