Emergency Management News

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Thanks to @OKMesonet for this information for #AltusOK

Shown as June 2014
1T Avgs: 88/62
Sig Prcp Freq: 24%
High T111 (1998)
Low T48 (1964)
Precip2.87 (1963)
2T Avgs: 88/62
Sig Prcp Freq: 26%
High T111 (1998)
Low T45 (1917)
Precip5.87 (1991)
3T Avgs: 87/63
Sig Prcp Freq: 22%
High T103 (1998)
Low T44 (1919)
Precip3.40 (1949)
4T Avgs: 88/63
Sig Prcp Freq: 21%
High T107 (2008)
Low T49 (1919)
Precip3.38 (1995)
5T Avgs: 89/63
Sig Prcp Freq: 19%
High T106* (1966)
Low T47 (1928)
Precip4.60 (1985)
6T Avgs: 89/63
Sig Prcp Freq: 25%
High T104 (1948)
Low T49 (1998)
Precip3.60 (1941)
7T Avgs: 91/64
Sig Prcp Freq: 17%
High T104 (1984)
Low T48 (1983)
Precip2.00 (1989)
8T Avgs: 92/65
Sig Prcp Freq: 18%
High T110 (1988)
Low T51 (1915)
Precip2.70 (1937)
9T Avgs: 91/65
Sig Prcp Freq: 20%
High T108 (1988)
Low T54 (1996)
Precip3.30 (1979)
10T Avgs: 91/65
Sig Prcp Freq: 18%
High T111 (1958)
Low T51 (1955)
Precip3.15 (1995)
11T Avgs: 91/65
Sig Prcp Freq: 21%
High T108 (1958)
Low T48 (1955)
Precip1.18 (1995)
12T Avgs: 91/66
Sig Prcp Freq: 20%
High T108 (1917)
Low T51 (1903)
Precip1.72 (1982)
13T Avgs: 92/66
Sig Prcp Freq: 18%
High T109 (1998)
Low T50 (1941)
Precip1.95 (1978)
14T Avgs: 92/65
Sig Prcp Freq: 18%
High T113 (1953)
Low T48 (1947)
Precip2.17 (1944)
15T Avgs: 92/66
Sig Prcp Freq: 18%
High T111 (1924)
Low T53* (1947)
Precip1.93 (1928)
16T Avgs: 93/66
Sig Prcp Freq: 16%
High T107 (1925)
Low T50 (1917)
Precip1.26 (1972)
17T Avgs: 93/67
Sig Prcp Freq: 17%
High T111 (1924)
Low T55 (1981)
Precip1.49 (2000)
18T Avgs: 94/68
Sig Prcp Freq: 8%
High T113 (1924)
Low T54 (1945)
Precip0.90 (1982)
19T Avgs: 95/68
Sig Prcp Freq: 16%
High T109 (1998)
Low T58* (1945)
Precip1.56 (2008)
20T Avgs: 95/68
Sig Prcp Freq: 15%
High T109 (1998)
Low T51 (1973)
Precip2.03 (1939)
21T Avgs: 95/68
Sig Prcp Freq: 15%
High T111 (1998)
Low T53 (1903)
Precip2.32 (1958)
22T Avgs: 94/68
Sig Prcp Freq: 17%
High T107 (1969)
Low T56 (1903)
Precip4.17 (1975)
23T Avgs: 94/68
Sig Prcp Freq: 14%
High T105* (1953)
Low T52 (1903)
Precip1.45 (1948)
24T Avgs: 95/68
Sig Prcp Freq: 14%
High T111 (1980)
Low T58* (1957)
Precip2.13 (1946)
25T Avgs: 95/68
Sig Prcp Freq: 12%
High T111 (1980)
Low T52 (1974)
Precip2.21 (1999)
26T Avgs: 95/68
Sig Prcp Freq: 13%
High T111 (1918)
Low T53 (1974)
Precip2.11 (1938)
27T Avgs: 96/69
Sig Prcp Freq: 15%
High T115* (1980)
Low T56* (1958)
Precip1.90 (1997)
28T Avgs: 97/69
Sig Prcp Freq: 14%
High T113 (1980)
Low T55* (1903)
Precip1.86 (2010)
29T Avgs: 95/70
Sig Prcp Freq: 13%
High T110 (1980)
Low T58 (1948)
Precip2.55 (2004)
30T Avgs: 95/70
Sig Prcp Freq: 6%
High T108 (1980)
Low T58* (1924)
Precip3.15 (1987)
Periods of Record
# - large gaps in record
* - Record since tied
Highlight = Jun record
All Temps in deg F
All Precip in inches
Sig Prcp Freq = Pct of
days with >= 0.1" precip
Jun. Averages
High Temp93 F
Low Temp67 F
Avg Temp80 F

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Here is a review of the Governor's Burn Ban #AltusOK

If you live in the Red-Shaded Area, the Governor has a burn ban in place.
Information can be found at Forestry.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Are you #WRN up for Hurricane Preparedness Week, #AltusOK?

Yes, it's that time of year.  It's Hurricane Preparedness Week all over America.

Why prepare for hurricanes in Oklahoma?  Remember Tropical Storm Erin?

That storm produced flooding near here, along with wind damage.

  • Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Check your disaster supplies. Replace or restock as needed.
  • Bring in anything that can be picked up by the wind (bicycles, lawn furniture).
  • Close your windows, doors and hurricane shutters. If you do not have hurricane shutters, close and board up all windows and doors with plywood.
  • Turn your refrigerator and freezer to the coldest setting. Keep them closed as much as possible so that food will last longer if the power goes out.
  • Turn off propane tank.
  • Unplug small appliances.
  • Fill your car’s gas tank.
  • Create a hurricane evacuation plan with members of your household. Planning and practicing your evacuation plan minimizes confusion and fear during the event.
  • Find out about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs and make plans for your pets to be cared for.
  • Obey evacuation orders. Avoid flooded roads and washed out bridges.

Standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. It’s important to have protection from the floods associated with hurricanes, tropical storms, heavy rains and other conditions that impact the U.S. For more information on flood insurance, please visit the National Flood Insurance Program Web site at www.FloodSmart.gov.

What are you doing to prepare for Hurricanes in #AltusOK?  

Friday, May 23, 2014

This is Heat Awareness Day #WRN #AltusOK #Skywarn

"Heat is one of the leading weather-related killer in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year."

The American Red Cross offers:

  • Listen to a NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio for critical updates from the National Weather Service (NWS).
  • Never leave children or pets alone in enclosed vehicles.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids even if you do not feel thirsty. Avoid drinks with caffeine or alcohol.
  • Eat small meals and eat more often.
  • Avoid extreme temperature changes.
  • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing. Avoid dark colors because they absorb the sun’s rays.
  • Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day.
  • Postpone outdoor games and activities.
  • Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
  • Take frequent breaks if you must work outdoors.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning, who spend much of their time alone or who are more likely to be affected by the heat.
  • Check on your animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering from the heat.

  • What are you doing to prepare for heat?

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    NOAA names Altus Emergency Management as ambassador for #WRN #Skywarn

    Welcome to the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™  initiative. Your organization has been accepted as a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador.
    The Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador initiative is an effort to formally recognize NOAA partners who are improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events. As a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador, your organization is committing to work with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen national resilience against extreme weather.
    Weather-Ready Nation Logo
    Attached please find the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation logo. You may use it on the web and in print, subject to the terms in the 
    Terms of Use. If you use it on your organization’s website, include a link to the NOAA Weather-Ready Nation website athttp://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/
    What’s NextA NOAA point of contact will reach out to you shortly to answer questions you may have and explore collaboration opportunities.
    In the meantime, please take the time to learn more about Weather-Ready Nation on these websites:

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Free web-based exercises for #OKready folks around #AltusOK

    Points of Light and the HandsOn Network are offering free web-based exercises in May to help with your disaster volunteer and preparedness needs.  The “Operation Volunteer Placement” exercise will be held on May 21, 2014, and is intended for local agencies and organizations tasked with volunteer coordination during an emergency. Exercise participants will work through different scenarios dealing with the numerous challenges associated screening and placing spontaneous volunteers with various response agencies and organizations.  For more information and to register, visit http://www.drc-group.com/project/vrc.html
    The “Resilient Response” exercise is a disaster readiness and response activity discussing different scenarios related to natural disasters and how to respond.  The next exercise is scheduled for May 30, 2014. For additional information and to register yourself or your organization to participate, visit http://www.resilientresponseexercise.org/

    ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, USA is hosting a webinar entitled “Mitigate, Prepare, Respond: Emergency Managers as Partners in Climate Adaptation Webinar.”  Gwen Camp, Director of Individual and Community Preparedness Division at FEMA, will present during this ICLEI webinar to discuss America’s PrepareAthon!
    We hope that you can join us for the webinar.  For questions, please contact PrepareAthon@fema.dhs.gov
    For more information about ICLEI USA, please visit: http://www.icleiusa.org.