Spring/Summer Storms

dog with umbrellaSpring and summer weather can be unpredictable. When severe weather hits unexpectedly, the risk of injury and death increases, so planning ahead makes sense. Prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as if you know in advance they are coming, because in the spring, they very likely will.

Spring, especially is the time of year when many things change—including the weather. Temperatures can swing back and forth between balmy and frigid. Sunny days may be followed by a week of stormy weather. Sometimes extreme weather changes can occur even within the same day.

Summer weather brings more lightning, hail, flash floods, and tornadoes. Knowing what to do when one of these spring/summer storms occurs will allow everyone to enjoy outdoor activities more and may save your life. Know the difference between a weather watch and a weather warning. 

Weather Watch: Severe weather is possible within the designated watch area. Be alert!

Weather Warning: Severe weather has been reported or is imminent. Take necessary precautions immediately.


Print your own tornado watch/warning poster.

tornado safety poster


NOAA Weather Radios
A NOAA weather radio will notify you when a Severe Summer Storm Warning has been issued. These warnings include hail, heavy thunderstorms, flash flooding, and tornadoes. When activated, the radio will emit a siren-like wail to notify you that important weather information is about to be broadcast. The wail is loud enough to wake most persons from a sound sleep and may be the only method of notification when sleeping. The information broadcast is direct from the National Weather Service, is current, and will usually include steps you can take to protect yourself from the impending storm.
Print the Spring/Summer Storms brochure or request copies via our contact form.
Spring/Summer Storms brochure