NEWSLETTER APRIL 2010
issue of the WEATHERFUN Newsletter
|Greetings fellow Weatherfun members and welcome to the April Weatherfun Newsletter and Jerry's words.|
Due to current weather conditions up here in the north east I will not elaborate on the current conditions. I know that we have been sending out several sites to keep you well informed of the current conditions. We still have some roads closed even here in the town of Warren. You can go down any street and see water flowing in the street from the homes and them pumping out basements.
Here is the channel 12 web site again that has a lot of good information on the flooding and good reading material.
T.F.G. Green airport is open but residents are having problems getting to it because of roads that are still closed.
REUNION: The 2010 Weatherfun Family Reunion is now scheduled for the dates of July 8 to the 11th. Of course you are welcomed to come a little earlier if you wish.
Full information will be sent out within the next couple of days. All you need to do is set aside the dates head northeast to the Rhode Island area and have a grand time. Same rates as last year apply.
Till next month I hope the weather in your area is warming up, flowers are coming out and the grass turning green.
Remember this is your newsletter and if you would like to see a weather related article here please send it to Bill or me.
Till next month enjoy your weather.
An Introduction to Weather
A little history
The first official tornado forecast (and tornado warning) was made by United States Air Force Capt. (later Col.) Robert C. Miller and Major Ernest Fawbush, on March 25, 1948. The USAF pioneered tornado forecasting and tornado warnings, mainly due to the Weather Bureau's strong discouragement/ban on the use of the word "tornado" in forecasts or statements, fearing that it would cause the public to panic if they predicted tornadoes. In 1950, the Weather Bureau revoked their ban on the word "tornado", thus allowing public tornado warnings.
February 27, 2010, a tornado 15 miles northeast of Taft, California occurred. The tornado was weak and was rated as EF0 (on the Enhanced Fujita Scale). This was the only tornado in the month of February. The last calendar month without a tornado was January 2003.
You can learn about tornadoes by reading
Later in May, the WEATHERFUN Hurricane Contest will begin. This is always one of our most popular contest. So watch your inbox for the start date. Remember, to win the Hurricane Palque, you have to be in it to win it.
|We hope that you enjoyed this month's Newsletter. See you next month, and be sure to visit the WEATHERFUN Website, but most of all have fun with your weather.|
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Jerry or Bill
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