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The tropics remain quiet as the t'storm clusters that have been relatively active this week continue to show no signs of organization or of having any staying power.
Long range forecast models have recently backed off some on possible tropical development next week in the Caribbean &/or Western Gulf. Models still show plenty of convection but are trending weaker with any organization. However, it's not uncommon -- especially about a week out or so -- for models to latch onto something (development)....back off....then bring it back "to the table". But no concerns through at least the weekend.
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And these tips from Energizer:
A preparedness kit should include:
1. Radio – Stay connected to news and weather reports
2. Headlight – A headlight can do everything a flashlight can, while also offering hands-free use, which is useful in emergency situations
3. First Aid Kit – Plus don’t forget to include medications
4. Flameless Candles – Offers the light of a traditional flamed candle but with the added benefit of safety
5. Batteries –Batteries that hold power for up to 10 years when not in use, like Energizer’s MAX batteries, offer assurance you will have power when you need it most. Also be sure to pack batteries for any medical devices, like glucose readers
6. Bottled water – An essential, as you know
7. Blankets – Nights get cold, even in the summer so blankets are good for keeping warm and protecting yourself from falling debris
8. Whistle –A whistle is a great way to signal first responders of your location
9. Car USB Charger – When the power goes out, convert the DC power in your car to a USB port, to charge cellphones and tell family and friends you are safe.