Welcome to the Spring 2006
edition of our online newsletter
In this edition, topics will vary from:
How timely severe weather reports can save lives, the summary of the 2005-2006 winter,
an enhanced tornado rating scale, the 2005 tropical season and the 2006 outlook,
aviation weather, and severe weather and summer safety tips.
We hope you enjoy this issue of
Winter 2005-2006 Revisited and Other Climate Aspects
by Robert Stonefield, Jan Jackson and David Lawrence
The winter that was and the summer to come
SEVERE WEATHER AND FLOODING HIGHLIGHTS
OF THE FALL/WINTER 2005/2006
By: William Perry
November Floods to a tornado in February...check out what significant weather
impacted our area this past fall and winter
The Lifesaving Value of a Timely Severe Weather Report
By Dave Wert, Meteorologist-in-Charge
As a trained weather spotter, you may end up saving a life or two!
Stay Safe This Severe Weather and Summer Season! By Phil Hysell
Photo courtesy of John Ogren, NWS
While severe weather can occur any time of year, the peak severe weather season runs from late spring through summer. So, as we fast approach this potentially dangerous time of year, now is a good time to review some weather safety rules.
NOAA’S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IMPROVING TORNADO RATING SYSTEM By Phil Hysell
NOAA’s National Weather Service will implement the Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale
to rate tornadoes to replace the original Fujita (F) Scale.
TROPICAL SEASON ENCORE FOR 2006?
By Jim Hudgins
After a record setting tropical cyclone season in 2005 that finally ended the first week of January 2006, the early prognosis is for another busy tropical summer, but with fewer storms than last year.
Summertime Aviation Weather By Kenneth Kostura
Thunderstorms pose the greatest threat to aircraft operations.
By Peter Corrigan
Guía de Seguridad para Tiempo Severo
Guide of Security for Severe Weather