Summer Awareness in Newton Wellesley
Did you know that June is the month for summer awareness? It seems like an easy no brainer idea. However, there is a lot to consider.
The National Weather Service (NWS) recognizes many safety hazards during the summertime including air quality, floods, heat, hurricanes, lightning, rip currents, tornadoes, and wildfires. Here are a few summer safety storm warning tips:
Watch the Clouds: A severe storm with the potential of developing deadly weather will often look very dark or even have a green tint.
Pay Attention to the Temperature: For severe storms and tornadoes to form, a mixture of warm, moist air at low levels has to collide with dry cold air above.
Sudden Wind Changes: Be prepared if it suddenly gets very windy or if there is an abrupt calm during or right after a thunderstorm.
Precipitation Changes: Be aware of hail or heavy rain followed by either calm or a fast, intense wind shift.
Listen Intently: If you hear a loud roar that is similar to a freight train, take shelter right away; a tornado has more than likely spawned.
Check the Radar: You don’t have to be a meteorologist to interpret the radar. When observing storms on the radar, look for large lines of red.
SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley is available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.”