Saturday, April 1, 2017

Serious Risk of Tornadoes and Severe Thunderstorms Sunday

While the forecast may change significantly between now and this time tomorrow, for now there is a serious risk of tornadoes, some violent, and severe thunderstorms with hail and high winds. This includes Lake Charles, Alexandria, Houston and College Station.

There is a significant risk of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in San Antonio and Dallas-Ft Worth.

If you live in the red and yellow areas, here are my suggestions:
  • Make sure you have at least two, independent, sources for tornado warnings. I recommend the AccuWeather smartphone app and WeatherCall. They will give you the warnings for your home (or other selected location) with a few false alarms as possible. The red link will get you a free test for tomorrow. 
  • Have a system for your children and infirm friends and relatives to get the warning quickly and get to shelter in seconds. 
  • If infirm people need help getting sheltered, go pick them up before thunderstorms approach. Do NOT try to get to them after a tornado warning is issued. 
  • Make sure your phone and laptop are fully charged.
  • Won't hurt to make sure you have some extra cast and a full fuel tank for your car.
  • Make sure your generator is full of fuel and working properly.
Reminder: I provide real-time storm information -- based on good science and without hype -- on Twitter @usweatherexpert .

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