Storm Track Severe Weather Guide |

Storm Track Severe Weather Guide

Severe weather can happen at any time across the Northland.  Severe weather can pop up quickly in the summertime. Knowing the correct terminology the WDIO Storm Track meteorologists use during times of severe weather can help keep you and your family safe. It is important to always keep a close eye on the forecast when heading out to enjoy your day.

Severe Thunderstorm Terminology

Severe Thunderstorm Terminology

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You can get the latest forecast on WDIO News, or by downloading the WDIO news app for iPhone or Android. You can also Like WDIO News and weather on Facebook as well as follow WDIO Storm Track and News on Twitter.

WDIO Storm Track Weather can help keep you and your family stay safe and it all starts with a safety plan.


In the event of severe weather, having a safety plan is important. If you don’t have a safety plan, here’s what one should consist of.
Fresh batteries as well as a battery operated radio/TV or internet enabled device to get the latest weather information from WDIO Storm Track Weather, online or through the WDIO mobile app.

  • An emergency kit, which should include fresh water, non-perishable food and important medication.
  • Identify the safest in your home:
  • Go to a basement or a small room on the lowest level of the building (bathroom, closet or center hallway).
  • Avoid windows and rooms with exterior walls.
  • Get under something sturdy and protect your head and neck.
  • DO NOT stay in a mobile home.
  • Seek shelter in a designated Storm Shelter or another sturdy structure.
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