On April 26, 2016 the Storm Prediction Center issued a PDS Tornado Watch that included a large portion of the North Texas area. This is a special kind of watch issued only in a Particularly Dangerous Situation. That is to say when computer models are predicting the possibility of extraordinarily severe weather events, including strong, […]
EMP or Electromagnetic Pulse seems to be a pretty hot topic among disaster preparedness enthusiasts these days. For those who don’t know, EMP happens when a powerful electrical disturbance in the upper atmosphere races towards ground (more precisely, THE ground), causing massive power surges in electrical lines and devices, effectively burning them all out. The […]
Tornado sirens, civil defense sirens, outdoor warning sirens, call them what you will. What to the sirens mean when they sound? What’s going on? What should I do when I hear them? Editor’s Note: If you’re reading this while hearing an Outdoor Warning Siren going off… STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND SEEK SHELTER RIGHT NOW! […]
The National Weather Service seems to believe there is a way to fix stupid. According to this article by the AP: In a test that starts Monday, five weather service offices in Kansas and Missouri will use words such as “mass devastation,” ”unsurvivable” and “catastrophic” in a new kind of warning that’s based on the […]
I’m watching the weather today since severe storms are in the forecast. TornadoVideos.Net’s Dominator is currently in Fort Worth, getting into position as are quite a few other storm chasers. I got a good laugh looking at imap.tv, seeing the storm chasers all lined up along I-35 like Rockettes!