The arrival of spring means severe storm season. Depending
on your region, this means severe thunderstorm development is right around the
corner, or already underway. Please take a minute to look through some
resources to help keep your family and friends safe this spring and summer.
Because severe weather generally affects different regions
at different times of the year, the National Weather Service (NWS) relies on
the local NWS offices to plan and schedule their local severe weather
preparedness week. Please visit the NWS preparedness events calendar so
you know when to expect it for your area. The Spring Safety page and the
Safety presentation from the NWS are also great resources to check often.
Regardless of the season, stay safe year-round with these Safety Tips from the NWS.
Learn About Storm
By educating ourselves on thunderstorm development, we can
start to learn how to identify potentially dangerous weather conditions to get
ourselves and our loved ones to safety. Another
benefit is that by learning, we start to eliminate the fear of the unknown. A
towering cumulus cloud may look beautiful, but if it’s growing rapidly, then be
aware! Learn more on Thunderstorm
Development, and Tornado
Alley so you can be prepared.
Weather with an AcuRite Weather Station
Stay ahead of dangerous weather by setting up an AcuRite Altas in your
backyard or on your roof. Make sure to get the additional lightning sensor to
be warned of developing thunderstorms. By connecting your weather station to
website and app, you have the added bonus of monitoring the conditions while
you are away from home. And you can have fun with setting up alerts pushed
directly to your mobile device to be notified of developing severe weather. For
example, set an alert for lightning strike detection, high wind gusts, or increasing
rainfall rate to stay ahead of the storm!
Safeguard your home!
weather can do a number on your house or apartment, so think about linking some
AcuRite environmental sensors to your monitoring
system. Even if thunderstorms are rattling roofs, you can keep track of your
home with water leak sensors, humidity sensors, mold detectors, and even home
security that will tell you if a door or window blows open!
Want to be even more
Maybe you’re interested in becoming an official Storm Spotter.