Editor’s Note: Cheryl Nelson is a disaster preparedness expert, a certified broadcast meteorologist and a Weather & Preparedness Advisor for Cummins. We’ve partnered with Cheryl to help you plan and prepare seasonally, so you can avoid being left without power.
Thankfully, Spring is finally here! Our landscape will gradually change from brown to green and will fill with pops of color from various flowers blooming once again. We’ll open our windows to let in fresh air and go out on walks to overload our senses with all that comes with Spring. However, as the snow melts and temperatures climb, we have to remember that Spring also brings severe storms.
In the spring, the clash of air masses creates a ‘weather battleground.’ This happens when cold, dry air from Canada clashes with warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. A frontal boundary divides the two air masses and acts as a focal point for thunderstorms. With the right ingredients, some storms become severe.
Here are some easy ways to ensure the safety of you and your family before the next storm:
Preparedness is power. Don’t be left in the dark during the next severe storm.
About the Author: Cheryl Nelson is an Emmy-nominated and AP award-winning TV host, seasoned public speaker and certified broadcast meteorologist with over a decade of experience. Cheryl is currently a lifestyle TV show Co-Host for “Coast LIVE” on WTKR-TV in Norfolk, VA.
Cheryl has appeared nationally on “The Real” daytime talk-show, The Weather Channel, The AccuWeather Channel, Fox News Channel, CNBC and locally in markets such as WAVY-TV Norfolk (2007-2010), WTVR-TV Richmond and WSYR-TV Syracuse. You can visit Cheryl’s website at www.CherylNelson.net and follow her on Twitter and Facebook @CherylNelsonTV.
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