weather station 880x425 - Of Science and Weather: Why Is Further Research Always Needed?

In the field of weather, everything is reliant upon research. The thing is, people tend to roll their eyes at the concept of FRIN (further research is needed). Today, we wanted to tackle this and clear a bit of the air. In the past few years, there have been significant changes in our weather.

Winters have been longer, summers have been a lot warmer, rainy season suddenly comes and goes, and most of all, the storms have been unnaturally stronger. A lot of experts tend to point towards global warming as the reason for all this abnormal weather that we have been having. However, there are still—to many—no definitive proof regarding this issue.

So in order to clear this up, there is one that that is truly needed: further research.

circle - Of Science and Weather: Why Is Further Research Always Needed?

In light of this, we wanted to talk about why further research is always needed for anything that pertains to meteorological events. Here are a few good reasons:

Proof

In the realms of both science and weather, proof is often important. This tends to come in the form of experiments and logs that are both written and in video form. In the world of today, the idea of “pictures or it didn’t happen” is quite strong.

If any scientist wants to make some sort of headway in proving their theories and conjectures, they will need to have proof for it. In order to obtain that proof, further research is quite important. Doing more readings, consulting with other experts or researchers, is always a good way to get closer toward the proof that you need.

Definitive Conclusion

All research and experiments are conducted to reach a desired ending: a definitive conclusion. As there are always a lot of critics and those that try to present an alternative theory to counteract what you’ve been trying to prove. This is something that is innately great and rather frustrating about the field of science and weather.

Everything is generally great until you’re trying to publish a study that goes against someone else’s. In order to present a pretty airtight argument and support your definitive conclusion, it is always good to go through considerable more research.

More research is always good when you’re trying to provide information that can potentially save lives. Think about Twister and the whole point that the meteorologists were trying to achieve. They wanted to find both proof and a definitive conclusion towards twisters and help save lives. People in the fields of science and weather can affect lives with the conclusion of their additional research.

We want to know what you think about it! Why do you think further research is often needed and is completely necessary?

storm1 880x425 - Storm Season: What Should You Prep Before It Hits

Our weather has continuously been strange and highly unpredictable. Now, more than ever, storms have been larger and more frequent. That being said, it is highly important to be prepared. Today, we wanted to give some important tips regarding what you should prepare before a storm hits your area.

Shore Up Windows and Doors

Storms and hurricanes tend to have monstrous wind speed and torrential rain. If you leave your doors and windows unprotected, they can easily shatter or can be hit by projectiles that used to be regular old things that were picked up by the storm.

Before the storm hits, it’s important that you protect your windows and your doors. You can do so by getting plywood or storm shutters to help bolster it.

Prep Supplies

Before the storm hits, it is crucial that you have enough of the following:

  • Food (which can be eaten without preparation like crackers or canned tuna)
  • Clean drinking water
  • Clean water for your bathroom and your kitchen
  • Flashlights with fresh batteries
  • Medicine for everyone in your home
  • Warm clothing stack to last up to 4 days or so
  • Fully charged mobile devices and fully charged power banks
  • Reusable utensils and a utility knife
  • Candles and matches

These are important as they can help keep you in comfort should the power or water go out.

firstaid - Storm Season: What Should You Prep Before It Hits

Build a First Aid Kit

You must never let a storm roll over you without having a first aid kit in your home. You never really know what can happen and first-aid kits can be bought at your local hardware store. If you’re not quite sold on the kits that are sold to the public, you can build your own. Just make sure it has:

  • Scissors
  • Gauze
  • Antiseptic sprays or solutions
  • Bandages
  • Emergency medicine
  • First-aid manual
  • Soap
  • Tweezers
  • Medical tape

You can always check out posts online and medical magazines for their suggestions on what should be part of your first-aid kit. A first-aid kit can make the difference between your personal well-being and being in danger. When it comes to a storm that can last for days, you should never put your safety and well-being at risk for anything.

Bug Out Bag

A bug out bag is generally a bag that is often just set aside that is comprised of important documentation, 3 days worth of clothes, a small first-aid kit, a small tool kit, money, and a few other things.

A bug out bag comes in handy if you’ll need to suddenly leave your home because you’ve been ordered to evacuate the area. Even if there is no storm, having a bug out bag is a generally good idea. At least, even if you have to leave you home, you’ll have essentials and you know that you have things that can help keep you safe.

We hope that the points and tips that we shared today can help you better prepare for any storm that’s heading your way! Always keep an eagle eye out for any advisory about oncoming storms and determine if it would be best to ride it out or to evacuate to safety. What do you prep before a storm comes in?