Greetings to everyone! Happy meteorological spring to folks in the northern hemisphere, and autumn in the southern hemisphere! I hope this weeks post finds all of you healthy and your week is going well. With the arrival of spring across North America, the change in seasons means an increase in severe weather activity. We’ll start off this week with a series of severe weather safety infographics to help you prepare for the coming storms. There are many other topics to cover this week, so let’s get started.
- The Mars Curiosity rover rolled up to a rock on the ‘red planet’ that has a bizarre shape reminiscent of a plant.
- Unfortunately, this was inevitable. “Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Strains International Space Station Partnership.”
- The stress on the human body isn’t limited to physical health. “Psychologists Urge Peers to Take Climate Action.”
- The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report coveys a very sobering message.
- The IPCC report, which contains data from hundreds of other research reports, also has a message that both rich and poor countries will suffer from climate change.
- Our next step in dealing with climate change is to focus on solutions that will stave off immediate threats to economies, standard of living, et al. even if they aren’t what some would consider glamorous or important.
- Parts of Australia have been getting pounded by relentless heavy rainfall. “Record flooding in Australia driven by La Niña & climate change.”
- On the other end of the precipitation spectrum is the western USA which is in the grips of a long term drought. Cloud seeding, though not an old technique, is being considered as a way of bringing badly needed rains to parched regions.
- Here’s some very important information on how to receive potentially life saving severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service on your cell phone. Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) may save your life.
SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY
The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, OK is responsible for severe weather forecasts and issuing severe weather watches for the USA. This infographic explains the risk categories and the expected hazards.
Please keep in mind that ONLY your local National Weather Service office, NOAA Weather Radio, or reliable broadcast media are the BEST sources of important, timely, and potentially life-saving, information on winter storm watches, warnings, and other related weather advisories! None of the links on this website should be used for life-&-death decisions or the protection of property!
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