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Weather Tour DVD




Be sure to stop by any of our Weather Tour locations (see dates below) and pick up your copy of our "Severe Weather Awareness" DVD!

KSN Meteorologist Gary Bandy will take you through what constitutes a tornado watch and warning. They will offer you tornado safety tips, and bring you a story of surviving an EF5 tornado.

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3/27 Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce
Meadowbrook Mall
Pittsburg, KS

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3950 Newman Road
Joplin, MO

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1300 W Harmony Street
Neosho, MO

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North Park Mall
Joplin, MO

4/24 Car Credit
3203 N Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO

5/1 The Stables Casino
530 H St SE
Miami, OK

5/8 Sirloin Stockade
1027 W Central Ave
Carthage, MO

5/15 Loretta Bailey Insurance
1531 E 32nd St #4
Joplin, MO

5/22 Roper Kia
400 N Rangeline
Joplin, MO

5/29 Car Credit
3203 N Range Line Rd
Joplin, MO

6/5 City of Galena
TBD
Galena, KS

6/12 Jay Hatfield Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
1021 N Hwy 69
Frontenac, KS

6/19 S & H Farm Supply
4060 Coyote Drive
Joplin, MO

KSN's Weather Tour

Natures Most Violent Storms


Lightning
  • Causes an average of 55-60 fatalities and 400 injuries each year
  • Occurs with all thunderstorms
  • Costs more than $1 billion in insured losses each year

Tornadoes
  • Cause an average of 60-65 fatalities and 1,500 injuries each year
  • Can produce wind speeds in excess of 200 mph
  • Can be 1 mile wide and stay on the ground over 50 miles

Straight-line Winds
  • Can exceed 125 mph
  • Can cause destruction equal to a tornado
  • Are extremely dangerous to aviation

Flash Floods and Floods
  • Are the #1 cause of deaths associated with thunderstorms, more than 90 fatalities each year

Hail
  • Can be larger than a softball (5 inches in diameter)
  • Causes more than $1 billion in crop and property damage each year

CLICK HERE to download the entire brochure on Nature's Most Violent Storms - Thunderstorms, Tornadoes, and Lightning

Weather Resources and Links


Weather Stop Locations 2014

Severe Weather Driving Tips


KSNF, KODE, Fourstateshomepage.com, and Fourstateshomepage.mobi would like to remind four-states motorists of a few driving safety tips:
  • Tune in to your local radio station or weather radio to stay informed of approaching storms
  • Turn on your headlights (low beams) and slow down
  • Allow extra distance for braking
  • Avoid downed power lines
  • Avoid flooded roadways, (Even if the water appears shallow enough to cross, don't try it. Two feet of rushing water can sweep away most vehicles- including SUV's and pick ups.)
  • Do not drive during tornado conditions
  • Never try to out drive a tornado in a vehicle. Tornadoes can change direction quickly and can lift a car or truck and toss it through the air.
When the storm has passed and there is possible damage, please stay in their homes and off the roadways so that emergency personnel can assist with any and all emergency situations.

Disaster Supply Kit


Help protect your family against potential weather disasters and emergency situations by compiling an emergency supply kit. The kit can be assembled over a five-month period on a weekly basis. Perishable items should be changed or replaced every six months. Click any item listed for more details:

What is a NOAA Weather Radio


NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office . NWR broadcasts official Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Working with the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) Emergency Alert System , NWR is an "All Hazards" radio network, making it your single source for comprehensive weather and emergency information. In conjunction with Federal, State, and Local Emergency Managers and other public officials, NWR also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards - including natural (such as earthquakes or avalanches), environmental (such as chemical releases or oil spills), and public safety (such as AMBER alerts or 911 Telephone outages).

Known as the "Voice of NOAA's National Weather Service," NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 1000 transmitters , covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):

162.400
162.425
162.450
162.475
162.500
162.525
162.550
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Stations and Listing Coverage


Broadcast frequencies and listing of more than 1000 stations.
(Station Listing is grouped by state.)

County by county coverage , including codes you will need to program your Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) capable NWR receiver.

List of NWR stations with Online Audio available. Links to the actual audio files can be found through the NWR web site's station listing .

Computer projected signal reception maps.

Weatheradio Canada station listing.