A Very Happy New Year

http://kathysfamilychildcare.com/hello-world/ From the staff at Tropical Storm Research Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama, please accept our best wishes for a very happy and safe New Year.

We hope that the 2011 Tropical Storm season will be as mild as in the past two seasons. Our Hurricane Preparedness postings will start in May 2011 and if any local weather conditions develop locally before May that have the potential to cause damage, we will place announcements in this blog.

Special Weather Statement – South Central US

useful site For the states of southeastern Missouri, southern Illinois, most of Tennessee, most of Kentucky, northern Alabama, northern Mississippi, and northeastern Arkansas –

The National Weather Service is announcing that an ICE STORM may affect the areas mentioned starting late Tuesday night, December 14, and into Wednesday, December 15. This ice storm has the potential to cover roads with up to 3/4 inch or more of ice in these areas. Travel will be nearly impossible where the rain freezes on contact. This also has the potential to knock down power lines and trees. Please use the interactive map in the link below for up to the minute regional details for your area:

http://www.nws.noaa.gov/largemap.php

Take care and be safe…

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“THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL ADVISORY. These updates and advisories are based upon information from our own computer models, NOAA, Local Weather Data Centers, deep water Buoy Data, and other publicly available sources. FOR THE SAFETY OF YOUR PROPERTY AND PERSON, please refer to your Local, State, and Federal Authority updates for Official Advisories and Orders. For up to the minute advisories and official updates, it is essential that you monitor your local Emergency Government, NOAA and Local Media Broadcasts. Please do not make personal safety decisions based upon information presented here in this Unofficial Advisory.”

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Holiday Season Wishes

From the staff at the Tropical Storm Research Center in Gulf Shores, Alabama, please accept our best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season, a Merry Christmas and a very Happy and Safe New Year.

We will be back to go over 2011Tropical Storm Season preparedness details in early May. If we see an unusually bad inland storm situation develop that may affect Baldwin, Mobile or Escambia Counties (AL and FL), we will post in this blog as needed. Thank you… Take care and Be Safe.