Good Friday Service at Alvo Methodist Church - 7:00 pm Friday, April 18th
The 15th marks a year since the Boston Marathon bombing - please take a moment to remember those who died.
There is snow place like Nebraska
Monday morning - here's the "rain" predicted by the weather folks on the radio and television - I wish I could get paid that much to be wrong that often.
Hey folks, it's that time of year again - severe weather events are likely. If the National Weather Service issues a Severe Weather Watch, that information will be broadcast on local television and radio stations and if you have a weather alert radio, it will make some really annoying sounds and you can listen to the alert information.
If severe high winds, large hail or a tornado is threatening this part of the world, a Severe Weather Warning will be issued, again through broadcast media (you can also get apps for your smart phone to get alerts and warnings if you are out and about). Also the warning siren will be activated here in Alvo. The Cass County Sheriff's Department will send a radio signal to the system and a 3 to 5 minute steady tone will sound. The Alvo Fire Chief and Assistant Chief are able to activate the siren from their hand held radios. The Rescue Squad ambulances carry radios that can also activate the siren.
The horn rotates, causing a pitch change in the tone.
The siren has a backup battery system, so it will function even if we lose electrical power.
What to do if you hear the siren other than on the first Saturday of every month at 11:00 am:
1. Take cover immediately in a basement in the southwest corner away from windows - if you don't have a basement, go to an interior room without windows, if possible - a bathroom with a metal tub provides more protection.
2. Turn on your weather radio and take it with you - THERE IS NO SIREN ALL CLEAR SIGNAL! The siren will be reactivated for the 3-5 minute steady tone as long as the severe weather is an immediate threat.
3. Do NOT grab a six-pack and your lawn chair to watch the excitement from your deck.
Tornado triviia: February is the only month that has never had a tornado in Nebraska. (And that may change next year.)
If your life insurance is up to date, follow the guidelines below - NOT!
|Date||Sunrise||Sunset||Sun hours||Days until Summer|
|Wednesday, April 16, 2014||06:45 AM||08:06 PM||13:21||66|
|Thursday, April 17, 2014||06:43 AM||08:07 PM||13:24||65|
|Friday, April 18, 2014||06:42 AM||08:08 PM||13:26||64|
|Saturday, April 19, 2014||06:40 AM||08:09 PM||13:29||63|
|Sunday, April 20, 2014||06:39 AM||08:10 PM||13:31||62|
|Monday, April 21, 2014||06:38 AM||08:12 PM||13:34||61|
|Tuesday, April 22, 2014||06:36 AM||08:13 PM||13:37||60|
"Climate is what we expect, weather is what we get." - Mark Twain