Now Late Tuesday night we will be watching things closely here on the blog for we will see some stronger storms move in in the late night of Tuesday into early morning Wednesday. This is the system we are watching. The rain and storms will be going through much of the day Wednesday as we will be seeing High winds Heavy rainfall and strong storms. Rainfall is looking to be around an inch maybe an inch and a quarter. The good news is the most of the heavy rain should stay to our north as the Low keeps tracking north. Still High winds will be a problem. I do look for the SPC to put us in a risk for severe weather here before long. And we also could very well see some Thunderstorm watches and warnings out by the time things get closer. The only thing we can do for now is keep watching things closely and keep everybody posted.
Now with the storms in the forecast I thought of something! In every thunderstorm there is Lightning! So now is the best time to post some lightning safety tips. This is because lightning is 45,000 degrees F* which is Six times hotter the the surface of the sun and kills more people a year then Tornado's and Hurricane's together! And can strike when it is not even raining which means it can strike several miles away from the storm cloud. Here is a few tips below.
Avoid using the telephone (except for emergencies) or other electrical appliances.
Do not take a bath or shower.
IF CAUGHT OUTDOORS:
Go to a safe shelter immediately! such as inside a sturdy building. A hard top automobile with the windows up can also offer fair protection.
If you are boating or swimming, get out of the water immediately and move to a safe shelter away from the water!
If you are in a wooded area, seek shelter under a thick growth of relatively small trees.
If you feel your hair standing on end, squat with your head between your knees. Do not lie flat!
Avoid: isolated trees or other tall objects, bodies of water, sheds, fences, convertible automobiles, tractors, and motorcycles.
Following these tips can help you be more aware and ready for the upcoming storms. I just want all to be safe and ready. With this being the first severe weather of the year it is best to remember the safety tips and also check through your weather radios and other weather ready stuff like your back up radio TV safety kit. it is best to have it ready to go just in case.
Today we will go out and have a good day and I will see you here later tonight with another update on our wild weather on the way! Have a good one and remember your weather safety tips!! ;-)