Hurricane Readiness

Hurricane Survival: Supplies and a Plan of Action

Hurricane season starts on June 1st and runs through November 30.  This time frame was created based on long-term statistics, but hurricanes can certainly occur outside of this range.  In January 2016, for example, Hurricane Alex became the strongest Atlantic hurricane to occur during the northern hemispheric winter. So, irrespective of the date, take some […]

Disaster Loans for Weather Disaster Recovery

The United States government is working in collaboration with local communities to provide expeditious financial assistance to victims of weather disasters in support of damage recovery.  Financial aid is provided through a variety of means including disaster loans, grants, and casualty tax deductions for losses resulting from the destruction of property or unexpected calamities, such […]

Beware of weather hype this winter. Know your weather source.

Beware of Snow Hype & Weather Hoaxes on Social Media

It’s that time of year… Winter. The season when those unrealistic snow and ice accumulation maps, for an unlikely event 10 days into the future, that often go viral on social media. So, I wanted to briefly discuss the nature of internet weather hype and how you can learn to recognize it. As the National […]

Tips for Hurricane Safety & Preparedness

We recently reviewed ways to receive hazardous weather alerts via NOAA Weather Radio and were reminded by recent catastrophic flooding in Louisiana that it does not take a named storm system to cause catastrophic destruction (life and property). Now, we want to help you review ways to help you prepare for the next tropical event, […]

DFW Heat Index & the Heat Advisory Criteria for North Texas

 How many days until fall? It’s pretty much a given that summertime in North Texas will be hot. However, there is a fine line between “hot” and dangerously hot. In other words, “only” a few degrees can take an enormous toll on the human body if you happen to be outdoors for an extended period […]

The Five Year Anniversary of the April 27th, 2011, Tornado Super Outbreak

April 27th, 2016, will be the five year anniversary of the April 27th, 2011, Super Outbreak of tornadoes that occurred across Dixie Alley in the southeastern United States. Between April 26th and April 28th, 2011, there were 363 total tornadoes. On April 27th alone, there were 219 tornadoes. This outbreak surpassed the 1974 Tornado Outbreak that […]

What is the Weather-Ready Nation Initiative?

The United States is also home to the most frequent occurrence and the largest variety of extreme weather events of any other country in the world.  These events include, but are not limited to, extreme heat/cold, snowstorms, tropical storms and hurricanes, droughts, areal and flash floods, hail storms, and tornadoes.  While none of this is […]

Winter Storm Watch, Advisory, and Warning Criteria for North Texas

When it comes to winter weather, there is no shortage of advisory types.  This page is devoted to the four main winter weather products: Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory, and Ice Storm Warning.  More specifically, I want to discuss the criteria used by the National Weather Service Office in Fort Worth, […]

Weather Myths: Too Warm for the Snow to Stick?

Before I begin this piece, I want to present a challenge.  The following chart shows the actual high and low temperatures for a full month in Atlanta, Georgia. *A condensed version of this writeup was also featured in the Douglas County Sentinel. Challenge: Can you spot the day with a historic snowstorm? During this particular […]

Birmingham’s Winter Storm Watch, Warning, & Advisory Criteria for Alabama

The National Weather Service has sole responsibility for issuing weather watches and warnings.  When it comes to winter weather, there are numerous advisory types ranging from Wind Chill Advisories to Ice Storm and Blizzard Warnings.  This page is devoted to the four main winter weather products:  Winter Storm Watches, Winter Storm Warnings, Winter Weather Advisories, […]

Atlanta’s Winter Storm Watch, Advisory, and Warning Criteria for Georgia

As a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, iWeatherNet strives to create educational content to help you be prepared for any type of severe weather; this includes winter weather. I wanted to take the opportunity to briefly review the various winter weather products issued by the Atlanta National Weather Service in Peachtree City. Other States Central Alabama: […]