Freaks of the Storm: From Flying Cows to Stealing Thunder: The World's Strangest True Weather Stories

Cerveny, Randy
Thunder's Mouth 2006
ISBN 1-56025-801-2
341pp
Date finished: 2011-02-08

An entertaining collection of weather-related anecdotes and stories. There are chapters on tornadoes and hurricanes, rain and snow, wind, and weather extremes. There's a strong flavor of the Fortean here, though Cerveny is not a pseudoscientist like Fort and seeks natural explanations of ball lightning and rains of fish. Many of the citations are to newspaper articles or to other books on weather, so I wonder how many of the stories are actually urban legends and completely fictional, but for the purpose of some diverting reading that doesn't matter very much.

Tagged: meteorology

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%T Freaks of the Storm
%S From Flying Cows to Stealing Thunder: The World's Strangest True Weather Stories
%A Cerveny, Randy
%W http://www.public.asu.edu/~atrsc/
%G ISBN 1-56025-801-2
%P 341pp
%I Thunder's Mouth
%C New York
%@ 2011-02-08
%K meteorology
%D 2006

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