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Archive for the ‘Tornadoes’ Category

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

It may be November, but don’t let your guard down. Read about yesterday’s tornadoes in Midwest and the snow in the Pacific Northwest: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AM0O020101123.

October 26, 2010

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Yesterday was a very active weather day across the Midwest, South, and Southeast. Numerous tornadoes were reported and wind damage was wide spread. Here’s a NOAA Storm Prediction Center map of yesterday’s storm reports. You can see this dynamic map anytime by clicking on Yesterday’s Storm Reports in the left column of the Toolkit.

Severe Weather Day 10/26/10

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

As a line of severe weather moves across the Midwest, spawning tornadoes as it goes, it is important for us all to take a look at our tornado procedures. If you are in the line of storms, are you listening for tornado watches and warnings? Do you have a way to notify staff and patrons if a tornado warning is issued? Have you identified areas in your building that can be used to shelter in should a tornado strike?

And here’s a nice little tornado preparedness video:

2010 Tornado Reports

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Click on this link, http://www.spc.noaa.gov/climo/online/monthly/2010_annual_summary.html, to see locations of tornado reports from January through October 18th. Note the high number of reports in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. To enlarge map below, click on image.