Greetings everyone! I hope this week’s post finds all of you well. With the first day of December, meteorological winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere and summer is starting south of the equator. This week, I’ll continue winter weather safety information 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 other essential science reads this week, so let’s get started.
- Let’s start with some very good news. By the end of 2022, USA renewable energy sources will surpass nuclear and coal in the percentage of energy created!
- Take a look at these spectacular images from the new James Webb Space Telescope.
- This is a new and very important study on how living in areas with high amounts of air pollution is likely to result in a myriad of long term health conditions. The number of participants were not small. This study involved more than 364,000 participants.
- Here are several amazing ice formations to be on the lookout for this winter. In just the right winter weather conditions, nature can make some incredible artistic ice sculptures.
- Here is this week’s update on the USA Drought Monitor. Dry or drought conditions continue to persist across much of the contiguous USA with moderate to severe drought spreading from the Great Lakes region to the deep south.
- 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
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