Weather Safety

Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 18, 2013 0 Comments
Flood Safety Awareness Week

          March 18th through the 22nd is Flood Safety Awareness Week in the U.S.  Flooding is one of those sneaky things.  It doesn’t seem as dramatic or frightening perhaps as a tornado or blizzard.   However it certainly is one of the main causes of property damage, personal injury, and weather […]

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Weather Holiday Gift Idea

December 5, 2012 2 Comments
Weather Holiday Gift Idea

  Perhaps you are struggling with what gift to get for somebody in your life that already seems to have everything.  Hey I’ve got a good one for you.  It’s very possible they don’t have this very useful, safety providing gift…..a NOAA weather radio.  In case you haven’t looked into them before, there have been […]

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Winter Weather Awareness Week

November 5, 2012 0 Comments
Winter Weather Awareness Week

  Like it or not, winter is almost here.  Snow, ice, cold, wind and the accompanying dangers are sure to come.  With this in mind, it’s a great idea to freshen up on winter weather terms and safety tips.  The National Weather Service has put together some very thorough information regarding winter weather.   Please take […]

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Superstorm Risks

November 5, 2012 0 Comments
Superstorm Risks

Before getting into the heart of this blog post, I need to mention that there is an increasing likelihood that tomorrow could be the winning date for the First Snowfall Contest. The latest weather data indicates that an “inch or so” is likely in much of the area tomorrow. Earlier this morning I was forecasting […]

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Burning Wood Wisely

October 22, 2012 0 Comments
Burning Wood Wisely

    Even though we have unseasonably warm air in our area through mid-week we are no doubt heading into the season of cold weather.  If you haven’t fired up your fireplace or wood stove yet, you will be soon.  Can you hear the crackle of the flames and smell the rich wood odor just thinking […]

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Tornadoes strike northeast US

September 9, 2012 0 Comments
Tornadoes strike northeast US

Tornadoes are not unheard of in the northeastern United States, but they are rare.  And in September, they are extremely rare.  Nonetheless on Saturday, Sept. 5th a powerful cold front moving from the Great Lakes through New England spawned areas of torrential rain, strong wind, hail and isolated tornadoes in some unlikely places.    Confirmed […]

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Western wildfires seen from space

June 28, 2012 0 Comments
Western wildfires seen from space

The National Weather Service has released some incredible photos of the wildfires impacting the western United States.  In the included photo you can see what six wildfires in Montana and Wyoming look like from space.  The photos are from the MODIS satellite that snaps photos of our planet as it orbits Earth. In the photo […]

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Time For Lightning Safety

June 27, 2012 0 Comments
Time For Lightning Safety

This week is lightning safety awareness week in the United States and people must be more aware of the danger because lightning deaths have been decreasing in recent years. Back in the 1990s, if I recall correctly, about 80 or 90 people per year were killed by lightning. Now the average is down to 54. […]

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Photos of Colorado tornadoes

April 28, 2012 0 Comments
Photos of Colorado tornadoes

  Five tornadoes tore through parts of southeast Colorado yesterday, leaving several injured and causing considerable damage to farming communities.  According to the National Weather Service two tornadoes hit Prowers County, two tore through Kiowa County,  and one went through parts of Bent County in the early morning hours of April 27th. According to the Denver office of the National […]

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Tornadoes and Vehicles

April 18, 2012 0 Comments
Tornadoes and Vehicles

There are numerous shows on TV, like on Discover Channel or the Weather Channel, that glorify storm chasing.  They make it look so fun and cool to be out racing down the highway trying to get right up next to a monster tornado.   Despite being pelted with hail stones, flying branches, torrential rain, and lighting, […]

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