Weekly Weather: Hurricane and Lightning

This post has last week’s and this week’s submissions for the Weekly Weather Challenge. Last week’s topic was: Hurricane (a type of storm called a tropical cyclone, which forms over tropical or subtropical waters) and this week’s topic is: Lightning (the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder).



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Weekly Weather: Hurricane

For this round of Weekly Weather collages I decided to do another atlas as my base. However, the pages/signatures came apart from the binding so I’ll be doing each two page spread separately and when I come to the end of the year or when we start repeating the weather topics, I’ll bind them all together.

This weeks topic is Hurricane (is a rapidly rotating storm system characterized by a low-pressure center, a closed low-level atmospheric circulation, strong winds, and a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce heavy rain. Depending on its location and strength, a tropical cyclone is referred to by names such as hurricane , typhoon, tropical storm, cyclonic storm, tropical depression, and simply cyclone. A hurricane is a storm that occurs in the Atlantic Ocean and northeastern Pacific Ocean, a typhoon occurs in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, and a cyclone occurs in the south Pacific or Indian Ocean.)

Because hurricanes happen primarily in the tropics, I chose a lot of palm tree scenes – with a few stormy seas thrown into the mix. A couple of upside-down sailboats and waves crashing over some birdhouses remind me that even as I live in a coastal area, every year without a hurricane means another sigh of relief of not having to evacuate and/or worry about flooding. Not so with my sister whose house has been flooded due to a storm. 


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Weekly Weather: Hurricane

Here’s my submission for Jennifer Nichole Well’s Weekly Weather Challenge! This week’s theme is Hurricane. Please consider joining her challenge – she accepts all types of submissions, from photos to art to writing!!! Click on the badge below to go to her blog and submit your art!!

Hurricane, full 2-page spread, appropriately over Cuba and other Caribbean islands.hurricane-full


Left page close up; the hurricane symbol is over an area in the Caribbean Sea known as ‘Hurricane Flats’.hurricane-left


Right page close up, complete with plastic ships trying to ride out the ocean’s gianormous waves. They’re cut in half and held on with glue and metal brads.hurricane-right