WEATHER – NATURAL DISASTER

Natural Threats & Relevant Preparedness

Ice Storm Forecast – Be Prepared

Ice Storm Forecast – Be Prepared

The most important thing to do before an ice storm is to get home first. Expect no travel. Expect power outage – longer than you may think…

Safe Ice Thickness | When Is Ice Safe?

Safe Ice Thickness | When Is Ice Safe?

A list of guidelines for safe ice thickness, data sourced from the Department of Natural Resources. Also – advice and caveats for ice thickness safety.

Hurricane Preparedness List & Tips

Hurricane Preparedness List & Tips

A hurricane preparedness list and tips for your own customized checklist. This will give you lots of ideas of what to do and how to prepare.

Tornado Season – When Exactly Is It?

Tornado Season – When Exactly Is It?

Have you ever wondered when exactly is 'tornado season'? Tornado season doesn't span an "exact" time frame. It occurs at different times for different regions of the United States. The season typically shifts northward from early spring into the mid summer months. The...

Grand Solar Minimum – Research Astrophysicist Dr. Zharkova Warns…

Grand Solar Minimum – Research Astrophysicist Dr. Zharkova Warns…

Baby, It’s Gonna Be Cold Outside - Guest post by "Anony Mee" - It’s an exciting time to be a research astrophysicist. Our ability to see deep into the galaxy and closely at our celestial neighbors improves every year. AI has exponentially increased computational...

Weather Hype – Quick, Send A News Crew!

Weather Hype – Quick, Send A News Crew!

In my opinion, the mainstream (fake) news has cried wolf WAY too often. It doesn't affect me anymore. They overuse their fear mongering and dramatically descriptive adjectives so, so much. Every year during particular seasons there are weather events that regularly...

Snow On The Roof May Literally Weigh Tons – Here’s How Much

Snow On The Roof May Literally Weigh Tons – Here’s How Much

You might be very surprised to discover how much snow weighs up on your roof! Heavy snowfall accumulation will stress your roof and may potentially become a danger to roof collapse (design dependent!).   A cubic foot of snow can weigh about 7 pounds if it's dry...

How NOT to get a Heart Attack while Shoveling Snow

How NOT to get a Heart Attack while Shoveling Snow

It's true. Shoveling snow can trigger a heart attack. Are there things you can do to lower the risk of heart attack while shoveling snow? Yes, there are. Especially for the middle aged and older, take these precautions... What Causes a Heart Attack while Shoveling...

Preparing For A Hurricane – Wind Damage, Storm Surge, Flooding

Preparing For A Hurricane – Wind Damage, Storm Surge, Flooding

If you need motivation, check out (below) the Category 1 - 5 saffir-simpson hurricane wind scale damage descriptions! Hurricane "Spaghetti" Forecast Models Know the forecast. The #1 recommendation while preparing for a hurricane is to keep up to date the forecast...

Severe Thunderstorm, My Radar App, and a Weather Alert Radio

Severe Thunderstorm, My Radar App, and a Weather Alert Radio

So, late yesterday afternoon we got clobbered with a severe thunderstorm. The kind with frequent lightning, torrential rain, and very strong wind. I'm writing about it because it taught me a new lesson (something I already knew, but didn't take action due to normalcy...

Wicked Cold! It’s So Cold That…

Wicked Cold! It’s So Cold That…

It's so cold that you have to break the smoke off your chimney. It's so cold that when I put on my coat to take out the garbage it didn't want to go. It's so cold that your eyes freeze shut when you blink. It's so cold that we had to chisel the dog off a lamp-post....

California Fires Are Wakeup Call For Preparedness

California Fires Are Wakeup Call For Preparedness

California fires are burning down everything in their path. Towns, neighborhoods and businesses have been burnt to the ground. While looking at images of the devastation it looks like a war zone. As of this posting 3,500 structures have been destroyed, 23 people have...

Tornado Alley, Tornado Facts, And How They Form

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...

Stunning Simulation Video Of Asteroid Belt

Stunning Simulation Video Of Asteroid Belt

The following asteroid belt visualization shows just how surrounded we are on planet Earth -- in the middle of an asteroid shooting gallery... Most asteroids come from a region in space between the planets Mars and Jupiter called the asteroid belt - a place loaded...

Tornado Preparedness – What You Should Do If…

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 4 Phases of Preparing For Disaster

The 4 Phases of Preparing For Disaster

'Disaster' is a word that really has a broad meaning. Just exactly what is disaster? We tend to use the word very loosely and we fit it in to a variety of contexts. For your overall preparedness for 'disaster' you might consider breaking its meaning down into four...