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Turning Stormy in the Northwest

An active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rain and high elevation snow. Northern California will benefit from rainfall this week that will aid firefighters given the recent large wildfires. Read More >

Lightning Kills!

In the U. S. Lightning kills an average of 47 people in the United States each year, and hundreds more are severely injured.

The National Weather Service urges you to seek indoor shelter when storms are approaching. This is the best advice:

When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

The safest place to be during a thunderstorm is indoors and away from windows. You want four walls surrounding you- that means no open garages, porches, covered decks, or picnic shelters. The next best place to be is in a hard-topped vehicle with windows rolled up.


This website:

has loads of information for everyone, including coloring pages, games, videos and graphics.


The National Lightning Safety Council's website has lots of great lightning safety tips.