Saturday, October 8, 2011
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Well, over the years, many folks have asked where exactly is Woonsocket. Now, the National Hurricane Center has made that answer quite easy: Woonsocket is right under the top "black dot" in the 5 day projected path of Hurricane Irene ( The 2AM Monday spot):
Monday, August 22, 2011
Always too short, it seems especially that way this season after the horrid Winter. But the fact remains the the longer days and hot temps are surely waning. We enjoyed our camping vacation last week on Cape Cod, although Monday was trying with a good 5 inches of rain falling !!! Now thoughts are focused on "Back to School", house chores to button things up for the Winter and the ending of the garden harvest. Springtime brings thoughts of all the Summer potential, a tad sad that these days are winding down !!!
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Andy’s emergency kit
1. Shake & Standard Flashlights, large and small
2. Crank Radio, Grundig,
3. Light Sticks
4. Lightning Detector
5. SAME Weather Radio
6. LED Lantern
7. Fluorescent lantern
8. Butane Backpacking stove
9. Extra Butane cylinders
10. Propane Camping Stove
11. Extra Propane cylinders
12. 12 v cell phone charger
13. Various 12 volt adaptors & AC inverter
14. 3 day supply of meds (refresh every 6 months)
15. Notepads and pencils
16. 2 meter Ham Radio portable
17. Supply of extra AA, AAA, C and D cells as needed
18. Cribbage Board and cards
19. First Aid Kit
20. Supply of Bottled Water on hand
21. 12 volt mini cooler
22. Quick-Grab Bag for items if quick evacuation necessary
23. Supply of candles
24. Matches and butane lighters
25. Several days supply of prescription medications
26. Fuel vehicles
= 3 days before a storm, make as much ice as possible in your freezer, use plastic “Tupperware” containers, Zip Lock Bags,
etc. to fill every empty spot. If there is an extended failure, take ice from freezer and place in lower cold foods compartment.
= Charge all rechargeable items such as cell phones, radios, lamps, etc.
= Stay aware of current conditions from Weather Radio, TV, AM/FM, etc.
= Check Gas Grill Propane Supply, REMEMBER: NEVER use outdoor cooking applicances indoors, such as gas grills, charcoal, generators etc. CARBON MONOXIDE CAN KILL
= USE CAUTION WITH CANDLES, NEVER PLACE NEAR A WINDOW WHERE CURTAINS CAN CATCH FIRE OR NEAR PAPER OR OTHER FLAMMABLES OR NEAR CHILDREN
= It is also important to KNOW where all these items are located; A few times a
year check to see if you can find everything, make a list, store them in a box, a Rubbermaid container, etc for easy retrieval.
= LEARN local shelter locations, evacuation routes, etc. for your area.
=Copies of homeowners Insurance, Auto insurance and other important documents in a sturdy water proof container.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Word is Joe Bastardi has resigned from them sometime last evening from
Found his profile gone this AM on the site.
Joe was “upgraded” to the pricey, or rather very very pricey Accuweather
“pro” site a few years ago.
Rather than having his somewhat uncanningly correct long range prognostications
Available to the millions, he was relegated to a select few subscribers.
I was lucky to be able to get the occasional tweet from his fan club.
Never the household name with his limited role, perhaps that led to
Or perhaps AW had something else in store.
Whether we really ever find the actual events is a mystery.
I believe he will eventually form his own company, perhaps for the stock and
Futures market type crowd.
FYI, there is an ongoing conflict in the weather world. The private companies
Sort of believe disseminating weather info should be a “private” company function and
That the NWS should be relegated to gathering and presenting information such as
Radar and satellite and data observations. This will continue for the coming decades.
And with the Obama Administration trying to cut vital funding to the NWS, it is not
Hard to envision a slow evolution toward a more limited NWS role
as the next several years pass. That will be a sad, sad day.
OK, off the soapbox !!!
In any event,
Best of Luck Joe
Thursday, January 20, 2011
I remember that day well. Remember the disagreement with my mother about shoveling the driveway as we had almost a foot of snow.
At the same time, going to a Catholic Grammar School, Assumption in Bellingham, MA, the nun's made it clear to us that we HAD to listen to the speech by JFK !!!
Such a dilemma at such a young age, LOL
Another Storm Tuesday or Wednesday.
When will it end ???
Not soon enought.
Between La Nina and the storm pattern coming in from the Pacific then the energy mingling along the east coast, looks like the cold along with a couple of storms per week will be with us for most of February into March.