Tornado Quest Top Science Links For November 19 – 26, 2022

Greetings everyone! I hope this week’s post finds all of you well. If you celebrated the American thanksgiving holiday, I hope it was a pleasant day for all. Winter is making its presence known across much of North America. A recent record breaking snowstorm in New York state is one example. Therefore, I’ll continue posting winter weather safety information this week with helpful tips on understanding winter weather forecasts and preparing an emergency kit that will be useful in any winter storm or severe weather scenario. There are many essential science reads this week including important information on the conclusion of the COP27 climate summit, so let’s get started.

Infographic courtesy NOAA/NDMC/USDA
  • Across the Northern Hemisphere, winter is setting in. If you’re looking for winter weather preparedness and safety information, here’s your one stop website for everything you need to know for before and after the storm. This all inclusive website from NOAA will help you prepare for the storm and tell you how to stay safe afterwards. The infographics below will also help you prepare an emergency kit and advise discretion when encountering questionable weather information/forecasts/hyperbole while visiting websites and using social media. Furthermore, forecasting winter weather is one of the most daunting challenges that even the most seasoned meteorologist will face. With that in mind, it would behoove us all to stay flexible and prepare to change plans at short notice.

WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY

Infographic courtesy NOAA/NWS
Infographic courtesy FEMA/Ready.gov/Red Cross
Infographic courtesy NOAA/NWS

That’s a wrap for this post! Thanks to everyone for stopping by. A big ‘Thank You’ to all of you who pay this website a visit and my followers in social media. If you’re on Twitter, Tumblr, Mastodon, Instagram, or Facebook, let’s connect!

See you next Saturday!

Tornado Quest Micro-podcast for November 19 – 26 2022

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The Social Media Conundrum: Version 2022…And Beyond

It’s no secret that social media is in quite a tizzy as of late with special attention on Twitter. Depending on the source, you’ll get vacillating views on the future of one of the most popular platforms of this landscape.

You’ll find articles like this one.

Then read another with this viewpoint.

And somewhere else, you’ll find a finger pointing at you.

And then there’s this article which appeared on the morning of 21 November 2022.

A wide spectrum of opinions that are obviously informed, but no clear directions as to what steps to take. It’s not as if we’re dealing with nature or weather forecasting where we, as humans, are at the whims of the laws of physics and the forces of the natural world. In social media, we vote and exert our control with app downloads, posts, new accounts, et al.

As I’ve stated before, I’m taking a wait-and-see stance regarding Twitter. The proclamations of an imminent demise are too histrionic for my taste. In the same regard, overly optimistic views are perhaps giving certain powerful individuals too much credit far too early in this ‘game.’ Neither do I blame the users, but we often become our own worst enemies when the road gets bumpy & our limbic system suddenly overrides our rational cortex. In the meantime, I’ve enjoyed having a blog on Tumblr since 2009 and have thoroughly enjoyed the community there. I highly recommend it! My presence there is strictly apolitical and exists as a diversion from the daily grind. It’s the music that soothes the savage beast. I feel somewhat the same for my Instagram account which I’ve not fully delved into as of late. I post once a week on Facebook, but from listening to the experiences of others, have found it will not meet my needs on a daily basis however, in the weeks to come, I’ll be expanding my involvement in Instagram and Facebook. Links to all of these, including Twitter, can be found at the icons below. I’m far from giving up on Twitter because I feel that WE are the foundation for it’s success and it’s fate is in the hands of the users, not a handful of persons who exist in ivory towers. These are simply my own subjective opinions, but they are what work for me. I hope that all of you out there find your own beneficial solutions in this time of ‘technical Twilight Zone.’ It certainly brings to mind the old saying of ‘may you live in interesting times.’ We certainly do.

Audio Message Regarding Tornado Quest And Social Media

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Tornado Quest Top Science Links For November 12 – 19, 2022

Greetings everyone! I hope this week’s post finds all of you well. For the eastern Pacific and Atlantic, the hurricane season is wrapping up. Simultaneously, there have been some substantial early winter weather events across parts of North America. Therefore, I’ll start posting winter weather safety information this week with helpful tips on preparing an emergency kit that will be useful in any winter storm or severe weather scenario. There are many essential science reads this week including important information on the COP27 summit, but first, a quick note regarding the ongoing situation with Twitter. I will have a separate post regarding that matter with information on how you can keep in touch with Tornado Quest and our other social media platforms.

Infographic courtesy NOAA/NDMC/USDA
  • Across the Northern Hemisphere, winter is setting in. If you’re looking for winter weather preparedness and safety information, here’s your one stop website for everything you need to know for before and after the storm. This all inclusive website from NOAA will help you prepare for the storm and tell you how to stay safe afterwards. The infographics below will also help you prepare an emergency kit and advise discretion when encountering questionable weather information/forecasts/hyperbole while visiting websites and using social media.

WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY

Infographic courtesy NOAA/NWS
Infographic courtesy FEMA/Ready.gov/Red Cross
Infographic courtesy NOAA/NWS

That’s a wrap for this post! Thanks to everyone for stopping by. A big ‘Thank You’ to my followers in social media. If you’re on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or Facebook, a follow is appreciated! And remember, prepare ahead for the storm you hope never happens!

See you next Saturday!

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Tornado Quest Top Science Links For October 29 – November 5 – 12, 2022

Greetings everyone! I hope this week’s post finds all of you well. For the eastern Pacific and Atlantic, the hurricane season is wrapping up soon but there is still potential for development. Hurricane Nicole, the first November hurricane to make landfall in the USA in over forty years is proof positive that events can still occur well into the autumn. Therefore, I’ll continue sharing helpful information on preparing an emergency kit that will be helpful in a hurricane, severe weather, or winter storm scenario. There are many essential science reads this week including important information on the COP27 summit, so let’s get started.

Infographic courtesy NOAA/NWS
Infographic courtesy NOAA/NWS
  • I’m reposting this due to the fact that hyperbole, sensationalism, misinformation, and disinformation are pervasive in severe weather, hurricane, and winter storm scenarios. Who do you trust when it comes to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, etc? The simple and most sane answer is to stay with official resources. This is the best and safety way to avoid the misinformation and disinformation that is so pervasive in social media.
  • Here’s a look at the latest US Drought Monitor. Drought conditions still plague much of the contiguous USA with many midwestern and southern states now experiencing moderate to severe drought.
Infographic courtesy NOAA/NDMC/USDA
  • Last but certainly not least, if you’re looking for hurricane preparedness information, here’s your one stop website for everything you need to know for before, and after the storm. This all inclusive website from NOAA will help you prepare for the storm and tell you how to stay safe afterwards. The infographics below will help you prepare an emergency kit and use discretion when you come across questionable weather information/forecasts/hyperbole when online or using social media.

HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

Infographic courtesy NOAA/NWS
Infographic courtesy FEMA/Ready.gov/Red Cross
Infographic courtesy NOAA/NWS

That’s a wrap for this post! Thanks to everyone for stopping by. A big ‘Thank You’ to my followers in social media. If you’re on Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, or Facebook, a follow is appreciated! And remember, prepare ahead for the storm you hope never happens!

See you next Saturday!

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Please note: queries regarding marketing, promotions, sales schemes, prizes, or papers/research that have not been under & approved by scientific peer review will not be accepted.

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