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  • Weather Myths

    Weather Myths

    Here are a few common myths to keep in mind when severe weather approaches. Windows:  Stay away from windows!  It was once thought that differences in pressure caused homes to explode when a tornado was
    Here are a few common myths to keep in mind when severe weather approaches.
  • Where Do I Go in Case of Severe Weather?

    Where Do I Go in Case of Severe Weather?

    If you find yourself in the path of a tornado, the most important decision you can make is where to take shelter.  The best option is underground, or in a basement or storm cellar.  A plan of action is
    If you find yourself in the path of a tornado, the most important decision you can make is where to take shelter.
  • Why Do We Have More Severe Weather in the Spring?

    Why Do We Have More Severe Weather in the Spring?

    In the Spring in Texoma, warm clear days, can turn stormy and violent in a matter of hours. Sunshine can be replaced by thunder and lightning, hail, high wind, or tornadoes. Why is March through June
    In the Spring in Texoma, warm clear days, can turn stormy and violent in a matter of hours. Sunshine can be replaced by thunder and lightning, hail, high wind, or tornadoes.
  • Watch or Warning, What's the Difference?

    Watch or Warning, What's the Difference?

    In the spring we see so many weather alerts. We're bombarded by watches and warnings. It's hard to keep it all straight. But there is a difference between the time to be cautious and the time to act.
    In the spring we see so many weather alerts. We're bombarded by watches and warnings. It's hard to keep it all straight. But there is a difference between the time to be cautious and the time to act.
  • How Do Thunderstorms Form?

    How Do Thunderstorms Form?

    Here in Texoma the springtime weather provides all the elements needed for thunderstorms. Gusty south winds in the spring bring in moisture from the gulf of Mexico. Moisture is needed for clouds and rain.
    Here in Texoma the springtime weather provides all the elements needed for thunderstorms. Gusty south winds in the spring bring in moisture from the gulf of Mexico. Moisture is needed for clouds and rain. Temperatures at the surface of the earth get nice and warm, while a little cold winter air still lingers above us.
  • How Do Tornadoes Form?

    How Do Tornadoes Form?

    Some days everything is just right for tornadoes. All of the elements can be in place for thunderstorms to form, but one very important ingredient must be added for tornadoes to form.  That ingredient
    Some days everything is just right for tornadoes. All of the elements can be in place for thunderstorms to form, but one very important ingredient must be added for tornadoes to form.  That ingredient is wind shear.
  • How Does Hail Form?

    How Does Hail Form?

    Tornados aren't the only hazards associated with thunderstorms. Hail, flash floods and lightning can all be deadly. Hail forms as small objects like ice pellets, water droplets or even insects are circulated
    Tornados aren't the only hazards associated with thunderstorms. Hail, flash floods and lightning can all be deadly.
  • What is Flash Flooding?

    What is Flash Flooding?

    While hail can cause lots of damage, one of the most deadly products of thunderstorms is flash flooding. In fact, flash floods are now the number one weather-related killer in the United States. Rainfall
    While hail can cause lots of damage, one of the most deadly products of thunderstorms is flash flooding. In fact, flash floods are now the number one weather-related killer in the United States.
  • What is Lightning?

    What is Lightning?

    Lightning is probably the most common element of a thunderstorm. After all, you can't have thunder without lightning.  Electricity is all around us, and a thundercloud, like a battery, has positive and
    Lightning is probably the most common element of a thunderstorm. After all, you can't have thunder without lightning.