Weather Wise: Weather Apps
Montana sees all sorts of weather ranging from rain, snow, thunder, lightning and even tornados. In this week's Weather Wise, Beartooth NBC's Kelley Smith shows ways to stay update on the dynamic weather we see in our area.
Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator, Paul Spangler says, "Always stay tuned to the weather.”
With the way severe weather can hit our area at a moments notice, Spengler says people need to make sure they stay up to date on the forecast, especially this month in particular.
"Thunderstorms are prevalent especially during this month, the month of July."
He says since people plan to get out and enjoy the summer sun and break from the cold, snowy weather, he says residents in the area need to know when a storm is coming so they can be ready to take all necessary precautions.
"When you hear thunder you're safest inside. Stay away from metal. Get away from water."
There are several apps residents can download straight to their phone so they can access weather reports and track storms at the click of a button. Many of the weather apps are free. MyRadar allows the user to see storm cells and which direction they're moving, with the ability to zoom in and out to pin point exact locations. AccuWeather's app allows people to use maps to track weather and recommends what kinds of activities are appropriate for the day's weather.
"When September rolls around we still expect that it’s going to be hot so be prepared for a hot summer.”
So Spengler says to plan ahead to have a fun, safe summer. And now you're a little more Weather Wise.
Story by Kelley Smith, Beartooth NBC.
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