Harvey Aims For Texas

Residents of southern Texas need to start getting ready now for a major impact from Harvey. The storm fell apart in the western Caribbean last weekend, but wary weather watchers know this time of year not to count out any storm wafting over warm waters. Harvey re-emerged over Mexico's Yucatan peninsula Wednesday morning and will likely strengthen and head for Texas, as a bevy of computer models analyzing the system for the past few days have hinted. Very warm water in the southern Gulf of Mexico and weak upper-level winds will help Harvey strengthen rapidly. The current track from the ...
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Ready for the Great Eclipse of 2017?

A once-in-a-lifetime Total Solar Eclipse happens Monday, August 21, 2017. For the first time in almost 100 years, the path of the eclipse will cross the U.S. from coast to coast and could be seen by millions. For some, day will literally become night as the moon crosses the sun's path, casting a shadow on the Earth. This FREE NASA 3-D simulation lets you track the eclipse and shows you what it will look like where you are. CAUTION: DO NOT LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN! Many public libraries will have free special solar glasses, so check with them as ...
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Surprise storm?

Over the last few days, thunderstorms blossomed over two very different parts of the country resulting in tornadoes and subsequent damage. While there were injuries, fortunately, there were no fatalities. You may have seen the dramatic images from Tulsa, Oklahoma from storms as several tornadoes struck, including an EF2 (estimated winds 130 mph) just after 1 am local time (images courtesy @BostonHeath); That was followed two days later by an EF1 tornado (estimated winds 110) in Salisbury, Maryland (images courtesy @mcmanus_tommy): In the aftermath, some people in the affected areas expressed concern that there was "no warning". Is that true? ...
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A new season begins!

Yes, its that time of year - June 1 marks the start of the Atlantic Hurricane season, as well as the beginning of meteorological summer. The projections for the season are to be slightly more active than normal. Interestingly enough, there has already been one named tropical storm - Arlene, which formed well outside the season in April. Fortunately, it was in them middle of the Atlantic, with no threat to land. According to the National Weather Service, we could expect another 10 to 16 more tropical storms, of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes and between 2 and ...
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A Great Graduation Gift!

Congrats To The Graduates! This is an exciting time of year for many - high school graduation. A teenager transitions to a young adult marking the end of one era and the beginning of another. Festive ceremonies are followed by parties and plans for the fall. The future seems bright for many and there's usually a mix of emotions. Some will leave home for the first time to attend college. In some cases, they will attend college in a place where the weather is dramatically different from what they're accustomed. If you know a graduate, give them and their family ...
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BEFORE The Siren

This is the time of year when the day can start out with sunshine, but quickly, skies grow dark in the late afternoon. It's a common this time of year, especially in the central U.S. The rumble of thunder and crackle of lightning might be more than just a disruption to an outdoor activity - it could portend serious danger. When it comes to taking safety action when storms are near, the first step is having an awareness of the threat. Some rely on their local news station, others trust a weather radio or the outdoor siren. There are pros ...
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Didn’t Answer The Call?

How many times have you not answered the phone because you didn’t recognize the number? Remember, all calls from WeatherCall come from the same number: 866-479-9906. So, its important  to save this number in your phone’s contact manager  as “WeatherCall”. If you or someone benefiting  from your WeatherCall subscription doesn’t know how to properly save this number as ‘WeatherCall’, please contact us.  We’ll assist them setting this up properly. Believe it or not, some people have missed our important call, thinking is was a robo-call or a solicitaiton for something they don’t want. Remember, WeatherCall is monitoring your location 24/7 ...
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Who’s Number 1?

You may not realize it, but as of this writing, Georgia leads the U.S. in 2017 with 104 tornadoes! Typically, the Peach State only averages about 26 per year. In fact, the pace of twisters this Spring is the fastest in decades. Did you know that so far, there have been over 100 tornadoes in each month this year, nationwide? Recently, some of those storms threats caused undue panic in metro Atlanta, but not for customers of our business service, WeatherCall Enterprise. On April 5, the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning indicated by the red box. The box is located ...
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A Grateful Attitude

We all have a lot for which to be Thankful this season. Hopefully, you'll be able to spend time with friends, family and of course, enjoy some good food. While many in the southeast would like rain, no one wants to see destructive storms. But when the rumbling starts, one WeatherCall client is grateful to be getting the information he needs that ultimately saves his company money. Doug, a plant manager in Athens, Georgia, was introduced to WeatherCall's lightning notification last year and gladly renewed (which made me grateful). He depends on timely lightning notifications to let him know if ...
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