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A Stormy Summer in the Northern Hemisphere

A Stormy Summer in the Northern Hemisphere

Touring the world through storm watchers


Hurricane Genevieve seen from space.

Hurricane Genevieve viewed from the ISS.

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Monday, August 31, 2020 - 17:00

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

(Inside Science) -- Hurricane season is upon us. Storm after storm, some of unusual intensity, have made landfall across the world. This month, we examine five storms that have affected people across the Northern Hemisphere during this season of meteorological unrest.


A U.S. Army Sergeant carries a dog across a debris-filled yard.
On August 4, Hurricane Isaias hit landfall in North Carolina. Unlike more typical tropical storms, the hurricane was able to maintain its strength on land and spawn tornados in its wake. Two people were killed as a result of one of the tornados tearing apart a community of mobile homes in Windsor, North Carolina. Here, a U.S. Army Sergeant helps a resident gather his dog as part of the National Guard’s assistance to Windsor civilians affected by the storm. (North Carolina National Guard)

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Abigail Malate is a graphic designer at the American Institute of Physics, which produces the editorially independent news service Inside Science.