Hello to one and all. I’m glad you stopped by. Starting with this post, the Tornado Quest Top Science Links update will now be every Friday afternoon, central USA time. The website has been reworked into a more streamlined, cleaner format that will make it easier for you to find the information and updates you need. I will continue this week with more severe weather safety infographics for you with a look at lightning safety this week. Amongst other interesting reads, we’ll take our weekly look at the latest US Drought Monitor, so let’s get started.
- Let’s start this week with a fascinating astronomy read. Some of the largest galaxies in the universe may be larger than astronomers initially realized.
- It’s easy to get drawn into the spiral of spreading misinformation especially when emotions run high and critical thinking is no where to be seen. This is an excellent video about how to avoid being part of the problem.
- Here’s some very encouraging news on the renewable energy front. “The future of wind energy in the US is floating turbines as tall as 30 Rock.”
- According to new data from the World Meteorological Organization, extreme weather in the past 50 years has been responsible for 2 million deaths and at least 4 trillion in damages.
- I suppose it’s done with good intentions, but civilized diplomacy will always win out. Clownish behavior & vandalism never accomplished anything worthwhile. Let scientists lead the way.
- By some accounts and taking global statistics into mind, heat is the leading weather killer worldwide. With climate change now a major factor, heat waves the world over are breaking records. Here’s some very important information that you need to know on handling this dangerous weather phenomenon.
- Here is this weeks update on the USA Drought Monitor. Conditions east of the Mississippi river have improved a great deal. Extreme or exceptional drought conditions continue for much of the central and southern plains states. Recent thunderstorms have helped greatly across Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas, but overall those states still have the worst conditions as of this update.
SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY
- The severe weather season in 2023 has been active with all hazards having done a great deal of damage. This week, we’ll take a look at lightning safety. In addition, here is an essential read on severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, and related hazards in an excellent 20 page PDF file from the National Weather Service…”Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Lightning. Nature’s Most Violent Storms.”
This important infographic focuses on winter weather and social media. However, it also applies to ANY weather conditions that occur years round regardless of where you live. Remember that your NOAA weather radio, local NWS Office, and the broadcast meteorologists of your choice are always the best choices for all types of weather…from clement to life threatening situations.
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