Category Archives: Meteorology

How much does a hurricane weigh? Is that in elephants or whales?

Robert Krulwich has one of the best jobs in the world. He’s a science reporter for NPR (National Public Radio). His specialty is taking complicated information and explaining it in simple terms that almost anyone can understand.

Today, on his NPR “sciencey” blog, he answers the question, “How much does a hurricane weigh?” The answers come in new units of weight – elephants and blue whales!