Posted January 31, 2019 by Ebony Porter
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.
Posted September 18, 2018 by Josh Crank
Tornadoes can fling trucks, flatten houses and drive toothpicks into two-by-fours. If a tornado is heading your way, you must take immediate action for your safety. And to help us know when to act, the National Weather Service issues two types of alerts: tornado watches and tornado warnings.
Posted July 24, 2018 by Josh Crank
There’s one big difference between climate and weather: time.
Posted July 12, 2018 by Josh Crank
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.
Posted February 22, 2018 by Vernon Trollinger
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.
Posted December 4, 2017 by Vernon Trollinger
Possibly the biggest factor effecting your electric bill is the weather. It not only directly influences how much you use to heat or cool your home but also affects the demand, supply, and ultimately the price of energy on the wholesale markets. In our What’s the Weather? series, we’ll track weather forecasts and events to see how they impact your energy bills and how that information can help you save.