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 …

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. (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 …