Blooming meadows, babbling brooks, croaking frogs and severe weather. As we transition from mukluks to flip-flops, the tranquility of Spring beauty is often shattered by periods of Mother Nature’s wrath. The Arkansas Weather Watchers Storm Team is resolute to provide citizens of Arkansas accurate and timely information as storms develop.
We at Arkansas Weather Watchers endeavor to answer your questions in a timely and accurate manner. However, during severe weather events, we receive thousands of questions. During those times it is impossible to reply to each individual question. There are times we must choose the most relevant questions to answer, primarily questions related to areas under the greatest risk, where lives and property are in immediate jeopardy. Prior to and during each severe event, we will post maps and radar frequently outlining the areas of volatile, life threatening weather to assist your severe weather protocol.
* Do not wait for someone to tell you to seek shelter! Deadly weather can erupt without warning! Stay vigilant to your local weather conditions. If the weather makes you feel threatened, seek shelter immediately! Remember, ACT first, ASK later. It could save your life.
* Seek shelter in a basement, storm cellar or an interior room on the lowest floor of your home. Have as many walls as possible between you and the weather. Stay well away from exterior windows and doors.
* If in a mobile home, choose a safe place in a nearby sturdy building. If your mobile home park has a designated shelter, make it your safe place. A mobile is NEVER a safe place to shelter from high winds or a tornado.
* Most public buildings have designated storm safe areas. Follow instructions provided by property officials.
A tornado WATCH means tornado and severe weather is possible. Stay alert to conditions and monitor your local news outlets and Arkansas Weather Watchers for additional information as conditions warrant.
A tornado WARNING means a tornado is occurring or will occur soon. TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION! GO TO YOUR SAFE PLACE IMMEDIATELY!
A severe thunderstorm WATCH means severe thunderstorms are possible. Stay alert to conditions and monitor your local news outlets and Arkansas Weather Watchers for additional information as conditions warrant.
A severe thunderstorm WARNING means a severe thunderstorm is occurring or will occur soon. TAKE IMMEDIATE ACTION! High winds, large hail, blinding rain can be expected. Remember, severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes, rapidly and without warning. PREPARE TO SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY