Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Mostly sunny, breezy and cool across the Mid-South this afternoon.  Highs will climb into the upper 50s, but north winds will keep a chill in the air.  Clear skies and calm winds tonight, overnight lows will fall into the mid 30s, and there’s a chance for patchy frost by daybreak.  Sunny, warmer Wednesday with highs in the mid 60s.  May be a cool start to your day, but our dry and stable weather pattern will linger through Friday.  Near 60 today, mid 60s tomorrow and lower 70s for Thursday and Friday.  Rain chances pick up for Friday night and especially for Saturday.  Slightly cooler behind our next cold front, with temps falling into early next week.

 

For National Weather Podcast Month, consider a listen to our new Tornado Alert: Emotional Terror podcast.

“People are depending on us,” Tim says. “Their lives depend on what we say and how we warn them. And that’s something we take seriously here at News Channel 3.”

That’s one of the severe weather stories you’ll find in “Tornado Alert: Emotional Terror,” a new podcast debuting today on iTunes, Spotify and WREG.com.

“Tornado Alert: Emotional Terror” brings WREG’s Weather Experts together with colleagues from Oklahoma City, Fort. Smith and Birmingham to recount their scariest moments on the air.

You’ll find it here on WREG.com, as well as iTunes and Spotify — we urge you to download it, rate it and then share it with your friends.”


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#SEVEREWEATHER? WE’LL CALL YOU

The WeatherCall® system continuously monitors the National Weather Service’s NOAA weatherwire. Using computerized mapping (GIS) the system compares a subscriber’s specific location to the location of the warning area. When a severe weather warning includes your location, you will receive a phone call from Chief Meteorologist Tim Simpson, 24 hours a day. You can also receive the warning by email with a detailed map of the threat or by SMS text messaging


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UPCOMING SKYWARN MEETINGS IN THE #WREG VIEWING AREA AND BEYOND

Via @NWSMemphis —
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Spotter classes are not usually held during the summer months. Additional spotter classes may not be shown in the table below when scheduled for specific groups such as law enforcement training classes.
Dates, times and locations of spotter training classes are subject to change.


#SAFEPLACESELFIE DAY IS COMING SOON 

If there was one extreme weather preparedness action you want your loved ones to take, what would it be? For many, that one action is to know ahead of time where their safe place is located. On April 3rd, 2019, at 11:11am local time, please join the National Weather Service and its Weather-Ready Nation Ambassadors to take a “selfie” and post with the hashtag #SafePlaceSelfie.

Here are some helpful suggestions:

  • Think about the hazards in your area where you would need to know where safe places or evacuation routes are located.
  • Get creative! Storm shelters, safe rooms, and basements are all good safe places from tornadoes and strong winds, but think of other scenarios or hazards that may require other safe places.
  • What other preparedness actions make your safe place even safer? Having a NOAA Weather Radio? Emergency Kit? Family Communications Plan?
  • Encourage family, friends, and your social media network to post their #SafePlaceSelfie. Tag someone on your post and ask them, “Where is your safe place from extreme weather?”

Feel free to ask questions and engage in dialog with the larger #SafePlaceSelfie social media community.


FOR THE WEEK OF SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019: #WREG  @3onyourside  #YOURENVIRONMENT VLOG — 

WREG Meteorologist Austen Onek takes a look at things environmental and all about preserving our home in space.

In this week’s edition:
* #EARTHHOUR is this coming Saturday evening. More importantly, it’s YOUR opportunity to learn about saving money by conserving energy and natural resources. Some basic mathematics about the need to stop leaving the light switch on “just because it’s easier than not turning it off and on all the time”.
* Also, a look at this week’s rain forest space saved at http://www.therainforestsite.com
* Thanks to WolfRiver.org for the Wolf River Harbor clean up this past Saturday, and looking forward to new events celebrating ecology and keeping our local environment clean.

All that and much more at http://www.wreg.com/weather/environment/ or http://via.wreg.com/jrx2m

Got local environmental, recycling or other Earth-related events? Drop me a line at austen.onek@wreg.com


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