weather seasons

Storm Witch Tip:

A storm is likely to come when:

  • deciduous trees flip their leaves due to wind direction
  • birds fly low in the sky, and go quiet
  • there’s a southerly wind (in the US)
  • there’s a red dawn in the east
  • layers of nimbus clouds move in opposite directions
  • the morning grass is dry of dew
  • an earthy scent rises from the soil and flowers
  • pine cones remain closed
  • a halo rings the moon at night
  • nights are warm in winter (cloud cover insulation)
  • smoke swirls and descends, instead of a steady rise

Remember, low pressure brings wet weather.

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It’s hurricane season, and the agencies that protect us from deadly storms don’t have leaders yet

  • It’s officially hurricane season along the Atlantic coast of America — but you wouldn’t necessarily know that from looking at our government.
  • According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2017’s hurricane season, which began on June 1 and ends November 30, will most likely yield a higher-than-normal frequency of big storms along the Eastern Seaboard.
  • NOAA forecasters predict a 70% chance of up to 17 named storms and up to four major hurricanes — compared to the seasonal average of 12 named storms and three major hurricanes.
  • But despite the warning from scientists, residents of those areas along the East Coast most susceptible to serious damage from big storms will enter 2017’s hurricane season — the time of year during which Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast — without leadership of FEMA and NOAA, the government agencies instituted to protect them from environmental disasters. Read more (6/6/17)

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