Weather Safety

Tornado & Severe Weather Safety Week

April 12, 2015 0 Comments
Tornado & Severe Weather Safety Week

Hopefully you have heard already that April 13 – 17, 2015 is Tornado and Severe Weather Safety Week in Wisconsin.  I think we all have been impacted by dangerous storms or tornadoes.  Perhaps a tornado has never directly hit your house, but maybe you have a relative, friend, or neighbor who has gone through that.  […]

Continue Reading »

Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day

Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Thursday, November 20 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin. The Governor’s proclamation highlights the important role snowplow operators play in keeping people and commerce moving throughout Wisconsin during the winter season. The proclamation also asks motorists to be cautious when they encounter snowplows and to limit driving during severe […]

Continue Reading »

Winter Weather Awareness Week

November 11, 2014 0 Comments
Winter Weather Awareness Week

  November 10th – 14th is Winter Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin.  We have already had to brush up on our winter skills the hard way this November with several snow, freezing rain, sleet, wind, and cold events visiting.  In case you still feel a bit shaky about how to handle the adverse conditions winter […]

Continue Reading »

Lightning Fatalities So Far This Year

July 22, 2014 0 Comments
Lightning Fatalities So Far This Year

There is some good news when it comes to lightning danger this year in the United States.  So far there have been just 14 lightning fatalities.   Normal for an entire year in our country is 51.  Seeing that the year is just over half over, we are on a pace to come in well under […]

Continue Reading »

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

June 23, 2014 0 Comments
Lightning Safety Awareness Week

    June 22 – 28, 2014 is Lightning Safety Awareness Week in the United States.  Lightning no doubt is one of the most spectacular looking atmospheric phenomenon.  Who doesn’t like to gaze upon the jagged bolts that cut through the sky.  With colors of white, blue, orange, and light purple depending on the time […]

Continue Reading »

Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

    As you may know, April 21 -25 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness week in Wisconsin.  Because of the relatively cool spring, severe thunderstorms have not had much chance to form yet in central or northern Wisconsin.  That usually changes rapidly as we head into May and June.  As the warm and humid […]

Continue Reading »

Heat Wave Safety

July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Heat Wave Safety

            We are entering the period of the highest heat index values of the season so far across Wisconsin.   The heat index could approach 100 degrees F.   As such the heat and humidity could feel oppressive to some of you and make life difficult, especially if you have […]

Continue Reading »

Lightning Safety Week

June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Lightning Safety Week

        June 23 – 29 is National Lightning Safety Week.  Lightning is easy to admire with its dazzling brightness and quickness and unique patterns it makes in the sky.  Some marvel at the different colors it turns the sky depending on the time of day.  Regardless it is very powerful and capable […]

Continue Reading »

New Tornado Safety Rules for Cars

April 18, 2013 0 Comments
New Tornado Safety Rules for Cars

          Years ago the standard line for what you should do if you were in an automobile and a tornado was approaching was to get out of the car and go crouch down in a ditch or ravine and cover your head.  A second train of thought told people to drive […]

Continue Reading »

Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 16, 2013 0 Comments
Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

        Despite the continued chilly conditions and even a chance of snow later in the week, this is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week across Wisconsin.  Our main severe weather season in Wisconsin runs from April through September, with the peak typically in June and July.  While last summer had very few […]

Continue Reading »