Summer Weather Safety Provided by: Fort Rucker Weather Operations (FRWXOPS)Slide 2
Overview Climatology Spring/Summer Weather Heat Disorders/Safety Tips Thunderstorms/Safety Tips Tornadoes/Safety Tips Hurricanes/Safety TipsSlide 3
Climatology Tmax Tmin Tmean WindD WindS Precip JAN 59 39 49 N 6 4.8 FEB 63 42 52 N 6 5.1 MAR 70 48 59 S 6 5.8 APR 78 55 66 S 6 4.2 MAY 84 63 74 S 5 3.8 JUN 89 70 79 SSW 5 4.9 JUL 90 72 81 W 4 5.3 AUG 90 72 81 ENE 4 4.4 SEP 86 68 77 NE 5 4.0 OCT 78 56 67 N 4 2.8 NOV 69 47 58 N 6 3.4 DEC 62 41 51 N 6 4.2Slide 4
Spring/Summer Weather Hazards Heat Disorders Thunderstorms/Lightning Tornadoes HurricanesSlide 5
Heat Disorders When the body gets overheated, it tries to cool itself by Sweating cools the body by vanishing If the temperature and mugginess are high, the dissipation procedure is impeded or halted inside and out This outcomes in warmth issue Heat issues Heat fatigue Heat stroke/Sun strokeSlide 6
Heat Disorders Heat Cramps Heavy sweating Painful muscle fits in legs and stomachSlide 7
Heat Disorders First Aid for Heat Cramps Apply firm weight on cramping muscles Massage cramping muscles to soothe fits Give tastes of water If sickness happens, suspendSlide 8
Heat Disorders Heat Exhaustion Heavy sweating Weakness Cold, pale, and moist skin Thready heartbeat Fainting and regurgitatingSlide 9
Heat Disorders First Aid for Heat Exhaustion Get casualty out of sun Lay down and slacken dress Apply cool, wet materials Fan or move casualty to aerated and cooled room Give tastes of water If queasiness happens, cease If spewing proceeds with, look for prompt restorative considerationSlide 10
Heat Disorders Heat Stroke/Sun Stroke High body temperature (106â° or higher) Hot, dry skin Rapid or solid heartbeat Possible obviousnessSlide 11
Heat Disorders First Aid for Heat Stroke/Sun Stroke Call 911 quickly! Deferral can be lethal Move casualty to a cooler situation Remove garments Give chilly shower or utilization icy wipes/towels Do NOT give liquidsSlide 12
Heat Index ScaleSlide 13
Heat Safety Tips Slow down Dress in light-weight, light-shaded apparel Drink a lot of water and non-alcoholic liquids Avoid sun introduction amid the day\'s warmth Stay inside however much as could reasonably be expected Stay caution to conceivable warmth issueSlide 14
Thunderstorms 3 fixings Moisture Instability LiftSlide 15
Summer Patterns Bermuda High structures off Bermuda CW stream implies inland stream HSlide 16
Summer Patterns Sea Breeze - Land warms up - Pressure falls - Onshore streamSlide 17
Thunderstorm Facts At any given minute, there are 1800 electrical storms happening on the planet A normal rainstorm keeps going 30 minutes The NWS characterizes a serious storm as having winds â¥ 58 mph and/or hail â¥ 1âSlide 18
Lightning Facts Lightning can strike 10-20 miles far from the real storm by and large, there are 66 passings and 300 wounds every year Your possibilities of lightning so as to be struck are 1 in 600,000 The temperature of a lightning screw is 50,000Â°FSlide 19
Thunderstorm Safety If you are inside: Stay inside! Avoid windows Do not utilize an area telephone or electrical apparatuses Do not wash up Unplug PC, TV, and other electrical machines to shield from lightningSlide 20
Thunderstorm Safety If you are outside: Seek cover in a building if conceivable Get far from tall items, metal protests, and water Squat in a low-lying zone, for example, a trenchSlide 21
Thunderstorm Safety If you are driving: Slow down! Search for a spot to draw over, far from trees and electrical cables if conceivable Turn on your crisis flashers Remain in your auto until the tempest passes Never drive on a street secured by waterSlide 22
AL Tornadoes By MonthSlide 24
AL Tornadoes By HourSlide 25
AL Tornadoes By CountySlide 26
Tornado Facts 23 tornadoes every year by and large in AL 7 individuals are killed and 104 harmed by and large in AL 11 tornado days for every year overall in AL Average length of tornado way is 5 miles Average width of tornado way is 160 yards Classified utilizing Enhanced Fujita (EF) ScaleSlide 27
EF ScaleSlide 28
Tornado Safety A tornado watch implies that there is potential for tornadoes to create. Watch out. A tornado cautioning means a tornado has been located or shown on radar. Take cover instantly. The tornado siren is sounded when a tornado will affect Ft Rucker. In the event that you hear the siren, take cover promptly!Slide 29
Tornado Safety If you are inside: Get into an inside room, storage room, or cellar far from windows With your options run out, cover your head and neck with your hands Wait for the all-reasonable before leaving your protected roomSlide 30
Tornado Safety If you are outside or in a fabricated house: Seek cover in a building if conceivable Lie in a low-lying territory, for example, a trench and ensure yourself however much as could be expectedSlide 31
Tornado Safety If you are driving: Pull over and look for safe house quickly If no sanctuary is accessible, locate a low-lying spot in which to lie and secure yourself however much as could reasonably be expectedSlide 32
Hurricanes 01 June â 30 November Tropical Depression: Winds of 38 mph Tropical Storm: Winds 39-73 mph Hurricanes: Winds â¥ 74 mph Measured on the Saffir-Simpson Scale 2010 estimate to be âabove averageâ season 11-16 named tempests 6-8 sea tempests 3-5 noteworthy typhoons (Cat 3 or higher)Slide 33
Saffir-Simpson ScaleSlide 34
Hurricanes Hurricane Conditions Governed by Fort Rucker RMOPS Vol V HURCON Definitions: HURCON 5: 01 June - 30 November HURCON 4: 72 Hours preceding 50 Knot Winds HURCON 3: 48 Hours preceding 50 Knot Winds HURCON 2: 24 Hours before 50 Knot Winds HURCON 1: 12 Hours before 50 Knot Winds Note: Conditions in light of maintained wind speed, not winds blasts.Slide 35
Before the Hurricane Develop a family debacle arrangement Assemble a fiasco supply pack Know how to respond to climate watches and noticesSlide 36
Family Disaster Plan Know the risks to your range (winds, blaze flooding, tornadoes) Plan two departure courses Locate a sheltered room inside of your home to ride out the tempest Establish nearby and out-of-state crisis contacts Donât neglect to get ready for your textured companionsSlide 37
Disaster Supply Kit Water (1 gal for every individual every day for 7 days) Non-perishable sustenance (7 days) Blankets and changes of attire Flashlight/batteries Candles/matches, lights/oil First guide unitSlide 38
Disaster Supply Kit Medications and toiletries Land telephone (does not oblige power) Battery controlled radio and batteries NOAA climate radio and batteries Pet supplies (nourishment, water, drugs, bearer) Special things for infants and the elderly Cash, Mastercard, IDSlide 39
Hurricane Watch Hurricane conditions may happen inside 48 hours Make beyond any doubt your calamity supply unit is loaded Review your departure arrangement Stay tuned to neighborhood TV or radio for redesignsSlide 40
Hurricane Warning Hurricane conditions are required to happen inside 36 hours Fill up your vehicle/gas jars/generators with gas Charge mobile phones Secure outside articles Be arranged to actuate your family catastrophe arrangementSlide 41
During the Hurricane Remain in your protected room Stay tuned to nearby TV or radio for upgrades Be ready for tornadoes Stay quietSlide 42
After the Hurricane If you emptied, hold up until nearby authorities clear you to return home Watch for garbage, especially brought down electrical cables Check your gas, sewer, and water lines If the power was out, check your icy/solidified nourishment for decaySlide 43
Internet Products http://www.rucker.army.mil/6weather/index.htmSlide 44
Internet Products http://www.rucker.army.mil/6weather/hurr.htmSlide 45
Conclusion Numerous dangers exist amid the spring and summer months With a couple of basic safety measures now, you can ensure yourself, your family, and your property an ideal opportunity to get ready is NOWSlide 46
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