Category: weather-preparedness

A Hurricane Preparedness List

A hurricane preparedness checklist will provide reassurance that you will have thought of all the essentials (provided that they are on the list) and will greatly reduce the likelihood that you will forget something during the stressful time immediately before a potential hurricane disaster. Note: No list is a perfect …

Tornado Alley, Tornado Facts, And How They Form

Full Size image   Tornadoes occur mostly in the United States. On average, 1,200 tornadoes cause 1,500 injuries and 65 fatalities per year in the U.S. (source: spc.noaa.gov) Here’s more about “tornado alley”, tornado facts, and how they form:   Also, a question for you… For those who live with …

Lightning Facts and Fiction

Thunderstorm cloud, central Kansas   Observing the lightning within a thunderstorm, especially a severe thunderstorm is an awesome site to behold. A few nights ago while staying in central Kansas I had the opportunity to view several simultaneous severe thunderstorms which were producing stunning lightning in a continuous non-stop light …

Windchill Frostbite Chart

Source: National Weather Service Windchill Chart The Windchill Chart shown above (from the National Weather Service) is a temperature index which accurately indicates how cold the air feels on human skin. The Windchill Chart also includes a frostbite indicator which reveals the temperatures at which wind speed coupled with skin …

Preparing For A Hurricane

How To Prepare For A Hurricane Beyond Just Flashlights And Batteries   How often have you heard this ‘typical’ recommendation (from ‘.gov’)? For emergency preparedness keep a disaster supply kit containing 72 hours of food & water, a flashlight with extra batteries, a battery powered radio, and a First Aid …

Tornado Preparedness – What You Should Do If…

Preparedness for a tornado. During many months of the year, a large portion of the United States is at risk for tornadoes – as evidenced in the map above which shows tornado tracks from 1950 through 2011. Given the potentially massive destructive power of a tornado, the best preparedness is …

The Best Weather Alert Radio 2016

In this instance, ‘the best’ refers to the majority opinion of those who have reviewed various weather alert radios with their own varying set of criteria ranging from quality, features, price, and ease of use. Although I have written about weather radios a number of times over the years, I …