A period of relatively tranquil weather on tap for many of the plains states over the next several days. While it’s tempting to delay preparing for the severe weather season, this is actually an ideal time to get ready for spring storms. Checking your NOAA weather radio is always a good first step. Make sure it’s in proper working order, the batteries are fresh and you have spares on hand, and it’s programmed properly for your location. An emergency kit is also a must. The Red Cross has some useful information to help you get started. As the old saying goes, better to prepare and not need it than to need it and not have it.
As far as weather patterns go, it’s impossible to tell what the coming spring storm season will be like. Mother nature will always have the ace up her sleeve and it’s up to us to be prepared for whatever she throws at us. I’ve received numerous inquiries and emails about what the upcoming severe weather season will be like. All I can say is this…prepare now…and take things one day at a time.