Early forecasting system detailed 35 hurricane
A U.S. Weather Bureau map details the path of the 1953 hurricane and its destruction. (Photo courtesy of Jerry Wilkinson/Upper Keys Historical Preservation Society)
The roots of weather forecasting in the United States date back to 1849 and stem from an overture by the Smithsonian Institute when the instrumentation used to measure and record weather was provided to telegraph companies around the country.
Posted - Thursday, May 23, 2013 04:32 PM EDT
100 years ago, aviation history is made
Albert Pauls Rosillo discusses the historical and cultural links between Key West and Cuba on Friday at Key West International Airport. Rosillo's father, Domingo Rosillo del Toro, to whom a bust was dedicated, completed the first 90-mile flight connecting Key West and Cuba on May 17, 1913.
The fuel was running perilously low, and the lubricating oil was nearly exhausted, but pioneering pilot Domingo Rosillo del Toro could see land ahead.
While three guns were fired from the Havana fortress to announce his arrival, Rosillo coaxed his one-seat, bright yellow plane with an overheating engine past a flotilla of boats, over the heads of 50,000 cheering countrymen, onto the grounds of Camp Columbia -- and into history.
Posted - Monday, May 20, 2013 01:16 PM EDT
You can find mix-and-match bikinis in bright hues and on-trend styles at the Lion's Lair.
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For most women, the start of swimsuit season elicits all sorts of anxiety and dread about how we feel about ourselves in our swimsuits.
If you ask a woman whether she's ready for swimsuit season, her responses will likely sound something like: I don't like how my (fill in the blank) looks in a swimsuit; I'm really pale right now; I haven't gotten a pedicure or wax in awhile.
Posted - Friday, May 17, 2013 11:00 AM EDT