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Weather Guides - Cold Weather: Protecting Your Plants Cold Weather: Protecting Your Plants
MULCHING:
This is one of the best ways to protect plant roots. Bark, straw, sawdust, peat moss, leaves and even grass  clippings are the most common mulching materials. Remove the weeds (if possible) before applying the  mulch. As a rule the mulch should be about 2 inches in depth.

However, ...
Weather Guides - Cold Weather: Protecting Your Pipes Cold Weather: Protecting Your Pipes
Before Freezing Weather
Wrap all exposed pipes located outside or in unheated areas of the home.Remove garden hoses from outside faucets. Insulate outside faucets with Styrofoam cover, rags or paper.Cover vents around the foundation of your home.Know where ...
Weather Guides - Cold Weather: Protecting Your Pets Cold Weather: Protecting Your Pets
When temperatures drop, the furry family members will usually need a little special attention. The city of Austin Health and Human Services Department offers these tips for keeping dogs and cats safe during chilly weather.

The department advises that all cats should be brought inside and most ...
Weather Guides - Winter Driving Information Winter Driving Information
Freezing temperatures and rain combined with high-rise bridges and overpasses are a recipe for disaster on Austins roads.

How do you avoid a skid? What do you do if you find yourself spinning out on ice?  Longhorn Driving School owner Hector Benavides has some tips for driving in ice.

Benavides ...
Weather Guides - Winter Heating Safety Tips Winter Heating Safety Tips

As the temperature drops, there is an increase in the use of space heaters and heat lamps as people take steps to warm their homes.  Safety must be a top consideration when using these appliances.

The Travis County Fire Marshal suggests the following tips for safe heating:

Keep ...
Weather Guides - All About Tornadoes All About Tornadoes
Our Spring weather season got off to a slow start across much of the country with 75 confirmed tornadoes in January, 39 confirmed in February, 18 confirmed in March, and 62 confirmed in April.

However, now that our classic severe weather set-up is in place, with cold and dry air from the northwest ...
Weather Guides - Preventing Hypothermia Preventing Hypothermia
When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure to cold will eventually use up your bodys stored energy. The result is hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature. Body temperature that is too low affects the brain, making the victim ...
Weather Guides - Protecting Yourself and Your Pets from the Heat Protecting Yourself and Your Pets from the Heat
Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States.  Here in Central Texas, especially in the summertime, we need to make sure we are taking the correct steps to keep ourselves, family and friends safe in the heat.

The National Weather Service will issue heat advisories, watches, ...
Weather Guides - Drought and Wildfires Drought and Wildfires
Drought and wildfires seem to go hand in hand across Texas. Over the years, wildfires have claimed millions of acres across the Lone Star State.

Not all wildfires are the same. As a matter of fact, the weather largely dictates fire behavior, controlling how quickly a fire spreads, how hot and ...
Weather Guides - Ozone: What Is It and What You Can Do To Prevent It Ozone: What Is It and What You Can Do To Prevent It
Ozone is a colorless and odorless gas which is found both in the Earth's atmosphere and close to the ground. When at altitude, ozone is beneficial by protecting the planet from the effects of the sun's harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays.

However, when at ground level, ozone is an air pollutant that ...
Weather Guides - Lightning Lightning
There are an estimated 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes each year. While lightning can be fascinating to watch, it is also extremely dangerous.

During the past 30 years, lightning has killed an average of 66 Americans and injured another 300. The number of Americans killed by lightning ...
Weather Guides - Flash Flooding Flash Flooding
Flash flooding is the number one storm related killer in the United States and Texas. Why? Most people fail to realize the power of water, and they think they can make it through the flooding.

Of these drownings, many are preventable simply by not driving or walking onto flooded roads. Most vehicles ...
Weather Guides - Hurricanes Hurricanes
Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Hurricane season is from June 1 to Nov. 30. Here in Texas, the peak time is from mid-August to late October.

Scientists can now predict hurricanes. But ...
Weather Guides - Thunderstorms Thunderstorms
Texas is affected by thousands of thunderstorms every single year. However, the most dangerous thunderstorms are classified as severe and occur mainly in the spring and fall.

Severe thunderstorms can produce damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes. A thunderstorm is defined as severe when it ...
Weather Guides - Tornadoes Tornadoes
Tornadoes are one of nature's most violent storms. In an average year, about 1,000 tornadoes are reported across the United States, resulting in 85 deaths and more than 1,500 injuries.

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent ...
 
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Weather Guides - Cold Weather: Protecting Your Plants Cold Weather: Protecting Your Plants
MULCHING:
This is one of the best ways to protect plant roots. Bark, straw, sawdust, peat moss, leaves and ...
Weather Guides - Cold Weather: Protecting Your Pipes Cold Weather: Protecting Your Pipes
Before Freezing Weather
Wrap all exposed pipes located outside or in unheated areas of the home.Remove ...
Weather Guides - Cold Weather: Protecting Your Pets Cold Weather: Protecting Your Pets
When temperatures drop, the furry family members will usually need a little special attention. The city of Austin ...
Weather Guides - Winter Driving Information Winter Driving Information
Freezing temperatures and rain combined with high-rise bridges and overpasses are a recipe for disaster on Austins ...
Weather Guides - Winter Heating Safety Tips Winter Heating Safety Tips

As the temperature drops, there is an increase in the use of space heaters and heat lamps as people take steps ...

Weather Guides - All About Tornadoes All About Tornadoes
Our Spring weather season got off to a slow start across much of the country with 75 confirmed tornadoes in January, ...
Weather Guides - Preventing Hypothermia Preventing Hypothermia
When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced. Prolonged exposure ...
Weather Guides - Protecting Yourself and Your Pets from the Heat Protecting Yourself and Your Pets from the Heat
Heat is the number one weather-related killer in the United States.  Here in Central Texas, especially in ...
Weather Guides - Drought and Wildfires Drought and Wildfires
Drought and wildfires seem to go hand in hand across Texas. Over the years, wildfires have claimed millions of ...
Weather Guides - Ozone: What Is It and What You Can Do To Prevent It Ozone: What Is It and What You Can Do To Prevent It
Ozone is a colorless and odorless gas which is found both in the Earth's atmosphere and close to the ground. When ...
Weather Guides - Lightning Lightning
There are an estimated 25 million cloud-to-ground lightning flashes each year. While lightning can be fascinating ...
Weather Guides - Flash Flooding Flash Flooding
Flash flooding is the number one storm related killer in the United States and Texas. Why? Most people fail to ...
Weather Guides - Hurricanes Hurricanes
Hurricanes are severe tropical storms that form in the southern Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico ...
Weather Guides - Thunderstorms Thunderstorms
Texas is affected by thousands of thunderstorms every single year. However, the most dangerous thunderstorms are ...
Weather Guides - Tornadoes Tornadoes
Tornadoes are one of nature's most violent storms. In an average year, about 1,000 tornadoes are reported across ...
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