Hey bloggers! What a nice day it was today. Partly cloudy skies across the area and a high in Lafayette, of 61.4* degrees! Woooo Hoooooo! ;) hahaha It just doesn't get any better then that! I spent the day outside helping my family do some spring cleaning. I also had to replace some wood on one of our decks. The wood rotted out over the winter. Good news is I had a nice day to get out there and get the job done! And it looks much better now. Just take a look at the satellite image taken at 5:45pm EDT this evening.
Now bloggers this week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week! Which means I'm gonna talk to you all a little bit about severe weather safety. So lets get to it!
Tornado And Severe Weather Safety
Before a watch or warning is issued, National Weather Service meteorologists may issue special outlooks and/or place wording within forecasts to alert you to possible severe weather ahead. The intent is to keep people informed and aware.
Stay away from doors, windows, and outside walls. Protect your head!
A severe thunderstorm is defined as having wind of at least 58 mph and/or hail ¾ of an inch in diameter or larger. Severe thunderstorm winds can gust to more than 100 mph, overturning trailers, un-roofing homes, and toppling trees and power lines. While dime size hail denotes a severe thunderstorm, hail as large as grapefruit has occurred. The danger to serious injury from hail is not hard to imagine when you consider that a good-sized hailstone may fall at speeds near 110 mph.
Lightning - The Underrated Killer