Category: weather-preparedness

How Prepared Are 20-30 Somethings?

Following a widespread power outage resulting from a wind storm that ripped through western Washington, several news reports read as follows: “A lot of people ventured out from their own dark apartments in search of food only to find that so many of the local restaurants were closed too.” “Gone …

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 …

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. (Download your own windchill chart below) The Windchill Chart also includes a frostbite indicator which reveals the temperatures at …

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 …

The Best Weather Alert Radio (2018)

What is the best weather alert radio? (‘Best’ refers to the subjective majority opinion of those who have reviewed weather alert radios with criteria ranging from quality, features, price, and ease of use.) Note: When minutes count, a weather alert radio may save your life! Especially important at night while …