The National Weather Service wants you to know this is Severe Weather Awareness Week. Last week got your attention with heavy thunderstorms and hail pounding south central Kansas. Serious spring weather arrived in February.
Most folks seem to fear tornadoes the most, but experts say flooding and lightning kill more people than twisters on average. We saw last year what big hail stones can do to cars and houses’ roofs.
Our flat terrain and frequency of spring and summer storms offer people lots of opportunities to watch as the clouds roll in and the show begins. Usually we have terrific thunder heads with frequent lightning strikes. Fun to watch, but you’d better be in a safe place.
We cover severe weather extensively during Operation Stormwatch on K-N-S-S. It’s not our intention to frighten you, but to give you the most accurate information possible so you can take whatever precautions you deem appropriate.
Here’s wishing all of us in “tornado alley” a safe storm season.
Our thought for today is from Kin Hubbard:
“Don’t knock the weather. If it didn’t change once in a while, nine out of ten people couldn’t start a conversation.”