As we move into the Spring, many of our thoughts turn to enjoying the outdoors. It is important for us to remember that we need to know what to do when threatened by adverse weather while enjoying these outdoor activities, including camping. It doesn't always have to be a tornado that should concern us, it could be lightning, hail or even strong winds.
One way all of us can stay informed of the weather situation is by listening to NOAA Weather Radio or even commercial radio. It is important to have a battery-operated radio at your campsite at all times, so you know what is moving in your direction. You can also be an amateur weather forecaster by watching the sky.
All of us can tell that storms are approaching if the sky is dark or if you hear thunder or see lightning. But even before that, you can begin to prepare for storms if you see clouds rapidly developing vertically. This can serve as your first "clue" of what may be possible later. The most important thing to have is a plan of action that everyone knows and understands!
The KEY to your safety is staying informed no matter where you are!!