Hurricane season 2019 hasn’t even begun yet and we’ve already had our first official named storm: Andrea. Sure, she came and went pretty quickly, but it was a reminder that these storms are unpredictable and they appear and disappear according to their own timetable. And yet, we must continue to try and predict when the next weather event is going to affect us. We need to know when, where and how bad is it going to be. Technological advances in meteorology have made it possible for us to look into the future and predict with more precise accuracy than our ancestors could have imagined. But for all of our fancy tech, we haven’t forgotten the importance of our past. In the blog post, KIDS’ BLOG: Rain, Rain Go Away: Ancient Weather, Modern, we explore how scientists continue to use information about our ancient weather past to learn about and better predict the storms of the future. And, because it’s a Kids’ Blog, we’ve got an awesome activity built right in to the post!
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Throwback Thursday! KIDS’ BLOG: Rain, Rain Go Away: Ancient Weather, Modern Predictions
Bon Appetit Wednesday! Ancient Hurricane Party
It may seem crazy to most people, but when true Floridians see a tropical storm or hurricane coming, they break out the chips and dip and throw a Hurricane Party! Of course, you don’t have to live in Florida to throw a good old fashioned Hurricane Party and we’re going to help you put an ancient spin on it. First, read our post about ancient storms and then check out the Recipes With a Past below to create your first Hurricane Party With a Past!
Bon Appetit Wednesday! Imperial Roman Honey-Spiced Wine
Bon Appetit Wednesday! Ancient Bitters, Modern Cocktails
Bon Appetit Wednesday! Savory Strawberry Soup
Bon Appetit Wednesday! Watermelon and Feta Salad: Celebrate an Ancient Summer Fruit
Bon Appetit Wednesday! Babka à la Française
Bon Appetit Wednesday! Globuli, Ancient Fried Cheese Curds
Bon Appetit Wednesday! Popping Up Some Ancient Amaranth
Bon Appetit Wednesday! Almond Brittle with the Ancient Anise
Bon Appetit Wednesday! Dulcia Domestica, Ancient Date Candies
Fact or Fiction? Ancient Hurricanes
This hurricane season in the Atlantic has been unusually quiet so far. In fact, Florida is currently experiencing the longest stretch ever without a hurricane making landfall along its coast. It has been nine and a half years since one of these massive storms pummeled the Florida coast. Meanwhile, the Pacific Hurricane Season has been blowing strong.
Weather patterns change over time, but sometimes what we think of as a modern weather catastrophe is not so unique after all. In fact, Native Americans living along the Atlantic coast during the Middle Ages may even have experienced a historic storm like Hurricane Katrina.
Fact or Fiction?
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Click here to read more about ancient storms and the history of weather prediction. And click here to read our Kids’ Blog version!