Tropical Storm Hanna Intensifying En Route To Texas, May Become A Hurricane By Saturday

In my forecast update yesterday, I discussed a few reasons why Tropical Storm Hanna (then Tropical Depression Eight) might end up stronger than originally anticipated. Factors contributing to that forecast included the large upper-level anticyclone located above the storm and very warm waters in the western Gulf of Mexico, over which Hanna is travelling. So […]

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A Virus Walks Into a Bar …

As communities open up, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the indoor bar scene is uniquely suited to transmission of Covid-19. Everything you love about your neighborhood bar — the ambience, the crowds, the music, the free-flowing alcohol — makes it the ideal place to catch Covid-19. Around the country, bars are becoming a common source of coronavirus […]

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Why bars are hot spots for COVID-19 transmission

Recent reopenings and hasty reclosings of bars in Arizona, Florida and Texas and other states raise the question of whether bars are hot spots for COVID-19. Scientists and doctors offer reasons why drinking in a bar can be dangerous. Social distancing for COVID-19 is often forgotten at bars When you drink, you’re more likely to forget about the virus and social distancing standards. “Alcohol lowers your inhibition and judgment, and […]

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