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Checking the Predictions for the 2014 Hurricane Season

Back in May, the NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center (along with three other prediction centers) delivered a forecast for a “below normal” season. All told, NOAA expected 8-13 named tropical storms, 3-6 hurricanes, and 1-2 of which could be category 3 or above. The reasoning for so few storms was because of cold water in the […]

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Winter Safety Tips for Home, Travel, and More

This past November and early December have seen some of the most widespread cold weather on record across North America. While the rest of this winter’s forecast is expected to be be warmer, much of the rest of North America will probably have what the National Weather Service calls “equal chances” for above or below conditions. […]

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Your Home Preparedness Checklist for Real Winter Weather

You’ve already felt the cold and seen the snow falling, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late for preparing your home for real winter weather. Luckily, there are two phases for effective winterizing: air sealing and insulation - and this handy home preparedness checklist will assist you with those efforts. Air Sealing: Basically, you want to […]