Entries by Adam Prell

Santa Ana Conditions This Week for Southern California

Red Flag Warning Possible through Saturday The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for Southern California beginning in the early AM hours on Monday through (at least) Friday 1200 PDT. The areas will experience a significant Santa Ana conditions with the strongest winds expected Monday night and Thursday night into Friday. Offshore […]

Tropical Storm Nate Sets Sights On Gulf Coast

Tropical Storm Nate Facts: Location: Eastern coast of Honduras, 1,200 miles south of New Orleans Max sustained wind: 40 mph Movement: NNW at 10 mph Storm Behavior: Strong low pressure, heavy wind sheer forecasted to diminish leaving this storm the ability to intensify once it’s over water. Tropical Storm Nate Overview:  Tropical Storm Nate is […]

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma batter Southern US

Hurricane Harvey (August 26-31st) On August 17th,  the National Hurricane Center identified Tropical Storm (TS) Harvey just before it passed through the Lesser Antilles, the islands that form the eastern boundary of the Caribbean Sea with the Atlantic Ocean. Over the next two days TS Harvey moved swiftly to the west into the Caribbean under […]

Wildfire 101: Modern Warning Systems

In the United States, effective systems are in place to help us plan for, respond to, evacuate from, and cope with dangerous and difficult emergency events.  Traditionally in the late twentieth century, mass media (television and radio) were relied upon to inform the general public of impending or ongoing dangerous situations. Previously, older technology like sirens were utilized for warning […]

Mias Fire Burns 540 Acres in Riverside County

UPDATE 8/20/17 @ 4:49 p.m. – The fire is now 100% contained at 545 acres. UPDATE 8/19/17 @ 6:47 p.m. – The fire remains 545 acres and is now 98% contained. UPDATE 8/18/17 @ 6:05 p.m. – The fire remains at 545 acres and is now 97% contained. UPDATE 8/18/18 @ 8:22 a.m. – The […]