Weather report: News 19’s forecast for severe storm season
As spring rolls around, so do the risks of severe weather. News 19’s forecast for the upcoming severe storm season warns of potential threats such as tornadoes, thunderstorms, and heavy rainfall.
According to meteorologists at News 19, the severe storm season can vary each year. However, this year, the forecast predicts an active spring and summer season. With a La Niña pattern in the Pacific Ocean, it can cause a stronger and more frequent outbreak of severe weather in the Southeast of the United States.
Among the processes that cause severe weather, some of the most common include the instability of hot and humid air masses that provide the energy for thunderstorms, fronts where these air masses collide, and fuel for thunderstorms.
The forecast also advises residents to prepare for power outages and damage to trees and structures as a result of the severe weather. As always, citizens are reminded to stay informed and stay safe during these events.
The team advises keeping a close eye on the weather and the NOAA Weather Radio for updates and warnings in case of severe weather. Those who own smartphones can also download news apps to get up-to-date alerts about any severe weather in their area.
To stay safe, it is important to take precautions. For example, when a tornado is on the forecast, local authorities will issue a tornado warning for that area, it’s important to take shelter immediately. Get to the lowest level of your home or business, away from windows, and head for a bathroom or closet, where walls and doors can add extra protection.
As we move deeper into spring and summer, News 19 will continue to provide updates on the severe storm season as well as practical advice and important tips for staying safe when severe weather strikes.…