Weather Prep

How to Prepare for a Hurricane with Children and Babies: What to Pack

How to Prepare for a Hurricane with Children and Babies | Direct Energy Blog

Thanks to modern meteorological technology, residents of coastal areas often have well over 24 hours warning before the landfall of a hurricane or tropical storm. But that time can disappear quickly, especially if you need to reinforce your home or expect to get stuck in an evacuation traffic jam. Don’t waste even more time making last-minute runs for basic supplies like batteries, canned goods and bottled water, which are frequently in short supply in the run-up to a major storm. Learn what to pack for a hurricane and build a kit today so that you’ll be ready for the first day of hurricane season.   READ MORE

2018 Autumn Forecast

2018 Autumn Forecast | Direct Energy Blog

If you’re eager for the return of cool weather, crisp air and falling leaves, it’ll get here… eventually. READ MORE

What’s the Difference Between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning?

What's the Difference Between a Hurricane Watch and a Hurricane Warning? | Direct Energy Blog

Hurricane season comes every year, bringing with it special responsibilities for people who live near the East and Gulf Coasts. There are practical tasks like stocking up on bottled water and batteries, but if you’re unfamiliar with hurricane preparedness, the most fundamental way to prepare is to heed hurricane watches and warnings. READ MORE

Weather Forecast for Spring 2018

Weather Forecast for Spring 2018 | Direct Energy

Will Spring Ever Arrive?

The winter weather of 2017-2018 has followed something of the classic La Niña effects on North America. Warm ridges over the North Pacific and in the southwestern U.S. contributed to the Polar Jet pushing low temperatures and storm tracks flowing from western Canada eastwards. The exception, however, is that colder air for the most part was pushed further east and south from November through January (ironically looking more like an ENSO-Neutral pattern as opposed to hanging out over the northern plains. Some folks in the Mid Atlantic states say they’ve had enough winter and they’re more than ready for some nice weather. READ MORE