Snow Storms Made to Order
By Prof. S. L. Bastyamov
of the Artificial Climate Laboratory
THE heat of the Turkmenian sun blazes a few feet from biting Siberian frost. Balmy Caucasian weather is separated by a thin partition from a crisp Arctic day. All seasons of the year, summer and winter temperatures, calm weather and winds, humidity and drought are reproduced in the same place, in the same building—the Moscow Laboratory of Climate.
While they are great for tornadoes, storm cellars are about the worst place you can hide during a hurricane like the one that’s hitting now since they fill up with water and you’ll drown. Unless you’ve built your own diving gear that is.
Construction of Storm Caves Is a Profitable Profession
LOOKING around for a standardized construction job on which he could specialize, a Nebraska mason hit upon the idea of building underground storm caves for the protection of school children in his section of the Mid-West, where tornadoes are frequent.
Freak Weather Caused by Sunlight
RECENT abnormal weather in Europe and North America has been matched in the Southern Hemisphere by record rains and floods in South Africa and unprecedented heat in Australia. Weather experts claim the experiences of both continents are related to the same fundamental cause, which is the excess of heat from the sun four to six years ago. This was stored, it is believed, in tropical waters, resulting in unusual currents of hot and moist air.
Micro-Wave Radio Robot Reports Weather
FAR above the heights reached by Settle and Piccard, “sounding balloons” rise into the stratosphere, unmanned, but with delicate apparatus to report the atmospheric conditions they encounter.