On our latest edition of AccuWeather LIVE, we be discussed the upcoming peak of hurricane season and what you can do to prepare for it.
Leslie Chapman-Henderson, president and CEO of the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, joined us with Dr. Rick Knabb, director of NOAA's National Hurricane Center, to discuss what homeowners should do to prepare themselves for evacuation when a storm approaches. They emphasized the importance of planning ahead before a storm comes through to make sure that all emergency kits, evacuation routes and insurance policies are ready when the time comes for a hurricane or tropical storm to hit.
Adrienne Green also gave the latest update on activity in the tropics, and Justin Povick gave the general forecast for the nation.
We also took another look at the fall forecast and at what our long-range forecasting team is expecting the country to see in terms of patterns for the fall season.
As always, we answered the questions and comments that our viewers sent in, as well as took a look at their submitted photos. To ask or send us something you'd like to see on air next week, visit us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+, and be sure to tune in again next week on Thursday at 4 p.m. EDT to see if your content made it onto the show.
Thunderstorms may threaten outdoor activities each day through Saturday
Due to a cable line issue, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather radios are currently out of service throughout Oklahoma.
Lifeguards along the East and Gulf coasts are preparing to deal with one of the greatest beach dangers: rip currents.
A dangerous and life-threatening flooding situation will continue into Memorial Day, across portions of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.
Showers and thunderstorms threaten to interfere with Memorial Day festivities across more than half of the United States.
Newton, NJ (1925)
96 degrees on the 23rd; 39 degrees on the morning of the 24th.
West Coast (1982)
Heat wave: San Francisco, CA 91 degrees, (new record; previous record 79 in 1975) San Jose, CA 84 degrees Portland, OR 85 degrees (tied record)
North Texas (1986)
Severe thunderstorms produced 95 mph wind gusts and widespread damage. More than 3" of rain fell in less than an hour. A 29 year old women and 6 year old daughter drowned when the underpass they were driving into was flooded out.