Will Your Family be Ready for a Winter Weather Emergency? {Interview}



  Forecasters Predict Colder, Wetter Winter, and “La Nina” May Play a Role[1]


Every year, the forecasters at NOAA – the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – release seasonal outlooks to help communities prepare for the weather in the months ahead. This year, NOAA predicts “La Nina” may bring colder than average conditions, and above average precipitation for most of the northern U.S., from the northern Rockies, the eastern Great Lakes, and the Ohio Valley.[2] Cold and snow are also expected in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.[3]

No one can control Mother Nature, and sometimes, the right conditions come together to create the “perfect storm” – heavy accumulations of snowfall or thick layers of ice that can paralyze entire communities and knock out power. That’s why it’s so critical to prepare for weather emergencies

Join me in a recent interview with Certified Consulting Meteorologist Mark McGinnis as  he discusses what to expect from Old Man Winter:

  • What lessons can be learned from previous disasters that will help us prepare for the next big storm?
  • What are some of the dangers homeowners face in a winter weather emergency?
  • What tips do you have to help homeowners prepare their homes for a weather-related disaster?
  • What are some things people should consider doing when the forecast calls for dangerous conditions?

For the entire interview, go to https://youtu.be/45zfMJ8KcA8

For more information, go to www.generac.com or http://www.ready.gov.

Bio Mark McGinnis:

With more than 20 years of severe weather forecasting and communications experience, Mark McGinnis is a true authority in forensic meteorology. As the founder and owner of Fair Skies Consulting, LLC, McGinnis provides his customized services as a Certified Consulting Meteorologist. His work with weather forecasting and meteorology is backed by his membership in a number of professional meteorology organizations, including the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the National Weather Association (NWA), the National Council of Industrial Meteorologists (NCIM), and the Southeastern Wisconsin Homeland Security Partnership (SWHSP).

Mark McGinnis is one of the few meteorologists to earn the prestigious Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM) and Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) certifications through the AMS. He works to supply his clients with customized weather hazard planning and weather analysis – committed to helping his clients understand the importance of weather preparedness when it comes to increasing safety and reducing associated losses.

Interview is courtesy of Generac Power Systems 

[1] http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/us-winter-outlook-noaa-forecasters-predict-cooler-wetter-north-and-warmer-drier-south

[1] http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/us-winter-outlook-noaa-forecasters-predict-cooler-wetter-north-and-warmer-drier-south

[1] https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/2017-2018-us-winter-forecast/70002894

*Photo courtesy of Generac

Cynthia Tait

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