Greetings everyone. I hope this week’s post finds everyone doing well. March is a very transitional month across the Northern Hemisphere as winter begins give way to brief warm spells and severe weather events. This week I will continue with severe weather safety infographics. There are many other interesting science links to check out, so let’s get started.
- If you’re looking for a way to get involved in citizen science and weather, I can’t recommend CoCoRaHS highly enough. I’ve been an observer for well over a decade and find it tremendously rewarding.
- This is a very good read on the irrevocable link between your health and climate with a look at the link between seasonal allergies and climate change.
- Here’s some good news for a change. “Potent greenhouse gas declines in the US, confirming success of control efforts.“
- You’ve probably heard the term “atmospheric rivers” a great deal as of late. Here’s a very concise explanation of what these rivers in the sky exactly are.
- Take a listen to this informative piece on the Sierra Nevada’s forests and climate change.
- Here is this week’s update on the USA Drought Monitor. Conditions east of the Mississippi river have seen dramatic improvement. Extreme or exceptional drought conditions exist for much of the central and southern plains states. Substantial improvements have shown up this week in the west but, for California in particular, at the cost of devastating floods.
SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS AND SAFETY
- As spring settles in across the Northern Hemisphere, severe weather events become more frequent. With knowledge being pow, here’s some great information to help keep you safe. This 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.” Next, we’ll take a look look at Tornado Sheltering Guidelines, the Storm Prediction Center’s severe thunderstorm risk categories, and then a great checklist to help you prepare an emergency kit. 2023 has gotten off to an early start in many areas of the plains and south with numerous significant severe weather events. By some accounts, the rest of 2023 could be a very active severe weather and tornado season. Regardless of what transpires, being prepared is imperative.
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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