Prepare for Fall Weather Hazards

Oct 16, 2015
Public Domain

Autumn on the High Plains means time with family, a return to school, and a crisp chill in the air as the sun sets over rippling fields. But it can also mean winds, droughts, and floods. As fall descends and winter approaches, here is a friendly reminder from NOAA that now is the time to prepare for upcoming inclement weather and hazards. Here’s what High Plains residents can do to prepare for the season:

1. Know Your Risk

PECAN in a Nutshell

Apr 16, 2015
NSF, NOAA, NASA & U.S. Department of Energy

If you’ve spent any time in Southern United States, then one would expect you to be very well acquainted with the Pecan. However this rendition may be something completely new to you. The Plains Elevated Convection at Night, aka PECAN is a study aimed at understanding severe thunderstorms at night over the High Plains.

High Plains Drought Outlook

Jul 24, 2013

Recent rains across the High Plains gave hope that the drought’s grip may be lessening.  However, that was quickly extinguished by the extended forecast released by National Weather Service

At a glance, the forecast map shows drought conditions will persist or intensify across the listening region.  The only exception is the extreme western portion of the Texas Panhandle.  The seasonal drought outlook is valid through October 18.