3/17/2012 — Severe weather forming out west — preparations should be made now
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Today was a somewhat heavy day for the midwest — damaging winds, nickel sized hail , excessive lightning … Missouri, Illinois, Indiana have received the brunt of this first SMALL system.
Coming out west — a very large low pressure system — pushing its way south near the Border of Mexico/California — pressing eastward eventually.. then northeast ..College of Dupage GOES infrared satellite – northern hemisphere view :
This will draw the southern flow of warm moist air up from the south — mixing the cold air from the north — cold enough to produce a large winter weather advisory out west in CA, OR, WA, ID, NV, UT, CO.
When the system finally heads east (after the above mentioned western states).. it will give us extreme severe weather in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, (possibly nebraska), Lousiana, Mississippi , Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Ohio …. eventually the east coast and south east as well…
Expect severe damaging winds.. large hail.. and tornadoes in several of the above mentioned states.. if not ALL the above mentioned states. Only a few may be spared some kind of severe weather. Most will get the hail and damaging winds for sure — lets HOPE few get tornadoes.
Time for preparation is now… in case of loss of home, property, or in case of injury — make these plans and know them well… make sure your friends/family/loved ones also know the plan.
Power outage, loss of shelter, loss of transportation, water cut off etc.. these are all common results of severe weather.. sometimes entire communities are wiped out (as was the case 3 weeks ago in the midwest).
FEMA turned DOWN disaster coverage for the people of Illinois (who lost entire towns)… so if youre looking for help AFTER a storm.. the only help you’ll be getting will be from local government, family, or friends….. so have insurance if you can afford it.. if you rent.. get that renters insurance.. make sure it covers severe weather and earthquakes !!!
much love, be safe, and heed the warnings if they are issued for your area— but don’t RELY on the warnings.. if you see these storms forming… best to look for yourself to find out whats going on.. I’ve assembled several links you can use to monitor this current and coming outbreak personally…