Tag Archives: NOAA

Winter Weather Awareness Day

With early November marking by the first onslaught of winter weather in most parts of the US, many states proclaim a Winter Weather Awareness Day. This offers a good opportunity to think about and prepare for adverse winter weather. Each … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared for This Year’s Hurricane Season?

A major problem is most everyone—yes, including many RVers—thinks they can ride out a hurricane or that it’s not going to be all that severe, or more commonly, like thousands of others, wait until the last minute then find themselves … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways to Survive a Dust Storm

A dust storm usually arrives suddenly in the form of an advancing wall of dust and debris which may be miles long and several thousand feet high. Dust storms that turn day into night are a hazard to drivers. Dust … Continue reading

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Why Snowbirds Should Go West This Winter

Earlier this year, weather forecasts suggested an early formation of El Niño would result in a slightly warmer and wetter weather for the United States. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center there’s a catch … Continue reading

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Why Worry About Thunderstorms?

A thunderstorm affects a relatively small area when compared to a hurricane or a winter storm. The typical thunderstorm is 15 miles in diameter and lasts an average of 30 minutes. Despite their small size, ALL thunderstorms are dangerous! Every … Continue reading

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Lightning: What You Need to Know

Before heading out in your recreational vehicle, ensure you have a plan and know what to do if you encounter severe weather. Summer is the peak season for one of the nation’s deadliest weather phenomena— lightning. But don’t be fooled, … Continue reading

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NOAA Predicts Near-Normal 2012 Hurricane Season

Conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a near-normal hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin this season, NOAA announced from Miami at its Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, and home to the Hurricane Research Division. For the entire six-month … Continue reading

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Be Prepared with Road Trip Planner

You and your family are packed into your recreational vehicle, heading out of town for a much-needed vacation to kick off the summer. The skies were clear when you left home, but several hours out the skies turn dark and … Continue reading

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Hurricane Preparedness for RVers

If you RV on the East Coast, through the southern Gulf States to Texas, you’re already aware that Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico hurricanes and tropical storms are a fact of life from June 1 through November 30 and … Continue reading

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Tornadoes: Emergency Preparation

Tornadoes are nature’s most violent storms. All types of vehicles can be blown over, rolled, crushed, lifted, or otherwise destroyed by even a weak tornado. People have been hurt or killed when large trees crushed their recreational vehicle. NOAA Weather … Continue reading

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