Thursday, May 23, 2013

Keeping Up with the Weather

Do you remember the Chiffon margarine commercial on television back in the 1970s that cautioned, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature”?   
Mother Nature, as we’ve seen throughout history, can wreak all kinds of havoc on people and places and things. And that’s not even when we’re trying to fool her. 
After what happened when a monster tornado roared through Moore, Okla., the past week, I’ve purchased a weather radio. I’ve generally been one to ride out a storm, but not anymore. And where I live in Kentucky, we have our share of tornadoes and straight line wind.
I’ve survived tornadoes, hurricanes, ice storms, blizzards, floods, lightning storms and other weather-related events, but the weather seems to be a bit haywire now with climate change thrown into the mix.
The radio will alert me to other dangers such as chemical spills, explosions, and other manmade disasters as well as earthquakes and volcanoes (something I don't want to experience). And even terrorist attacks.

I try to keep posted on changing weather conditions through the National Weather Service,  Weather Channel, Weather Bug, and local TV and radio newscasts. The radio will provide me with additional alerts from the National Weather Service, especially when I'm asleep or when the power goes out (the radio has battery backup). 

Here are come other interesting sites about weather radios:

Why buy a weather radio?

How to select the best weather radio for your needs

Weather radio

The Tornado Project

Here's hoping you have a nice day!

Until the next time...


  1. I do have the Weather Channel and Associated Press on my smart phone, so hopefully I will get any needed updates even if we lose power. Hope you don't get any of these storms and that you have a pleasant holiday weekend.

  2. You sound prepared, Sandie. I hope you have a great holiday weekend as well!