Weather Safety

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Storm Spotter Training

March 27, 2013 0 Comments
Storm Spotter Training

          The Skywarn Spotter training program is in high gear right now as we prepare for the severe thunderstorm season.   The National Weather Service is holding numerous sessions around the area for those interested in learning about severe weather and how to report on it.    They include: April 2nd:  Wood County […]

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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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