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.
Archive for the ‘Tornadoes’ Category
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.
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:
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.