Don’t Wait. Communicate.
Events like the recent flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Hermine approaching Florida, and Hurricane Lester in the Gulf remind us that weather can change at a moment’s notice.
Disasters don’t always occur when we are together with our family and friends, and so it’s important to take time now to plan what you will do in an emergency. It only takes a few minutes to talk through the greatest risks that can affect where you live, work or go to school.
This September and throughout the year here are few actions you can take to get started:
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Mid-August through mid-October represents the peak of hurricane season in the Atlantic basin. When there is tropical cyclone activity, please visit our Central Carolina SKYWARN Facebook for updates. We post frequently! During other times, you’ll find other items of interest. That website URL is https://www.facebook.com/CentralCarolinaSKYWARN/
As the days get shorter and temperatures fall, a new round of weather hazards are on the rise. This transitional season often features weather hazards seen during both warm and cold months, including hurricanes, wildfires, intense winds, flooding, droughts, early season snow and more.
Here’s what you need to know to stay safe this fall! Get ready for fall weather with preparedness tips from the National Weather Service. www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/fall_safety.html
Central Carolina SKYWARN is now a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador! WRN Ambassadors are formally recognized by NOAA as organizations committed to collaborating with NOAA, sharing preparedness messaging in outreach to the public, and serving as examples themselves by implementing resilience best practices. For more information as Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors, please visit http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/
We will be posting WRN safety messages from time to time to help folks prepare for extreme weather!
Please join us on the Central Carolina SKYWARN Information Net every Tuesday night on the 146.88 repeater at 9:15 pm. Hear the weekly weather impact briefing delivered by a staff member of the Raleigh National Weather Service. The pdf of the briefing can be downloaded from www.centralcarolinaskywarn.net. Folks may also listen via www.broadcastify.net; visit that website and click in sequence on LIve > North Carolina > Wake County. Central Carolina SKYWARN.
Get your calendars out! The Advanced SKYWARN class is offered only once-per-year in the NWS Raleigh/Central Carolina SKYWARN coverage area and has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 7:30pm-9pm at North Carolina State University, Jordan Hall room 1216. The street address is 2800 Faucette Dr, Raleigh, NC 27695.
A Basic SKYWARN Spotter class will be offered earlier on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 6:00pm-7:30pm, at the same location.
These SKYWARN Spotter Classes are sponsored by the NCSU Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society
There is no cost to attend. Pre-registration is not required. Simply show up.
Hope to see you there!