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Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco Skyline as seen from the Marin Headlands - California

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Full Time RV Travel–How Do You Plan Ahead for Bad Weather?

What do you do if you are in a state that is susceptible to hurricanes and/or tornadoes? I know you can handle snow and some rain in your RV but what about the scary stuff...what do you do? I guess a hurricane gives a lot more warning but tornadoes don't.
Another great question from our Ready To Go Full Time RVing FaceBook Page. . .

Because we travel full time, and have a fairly flexible schedule,
we make every effort to NOT be in severe weather areas
during high season. . .hurricanes on the coast late summer, early fall . . .
tornadoes in the middle of the country, late spring, early summer. . .

however. . . we were in Houston when Hurricane Ike decided to head our direction. . .
we packed up and left for Austin. . .which is about four hours inland,
and although Austin anticipated some outer storm effects,
fortunately that ended up being far enough away.

Using Weather Underground to research our planned route, we have completely rerouted. . .

In early summer 2009, we were headed to Yellowstone to work camp. . .
by way of Mt Rushmore in South Dakota. 
Our anticipated route was through Oklahoma, Kansas, and up. . .
after checking forecasts, we ended up going through
Missouri and up through Iowa. . .which allowed us to skirt the predicted
thunderstorm activity. . .and thus, the possible tornados. . .

We also have a NOAA radio. . .haven’t used it yet. . .but we do have it!

At Weather.gov you can also plug in an area, and see any anticipated weather events. . .

What precautions do you take. . .and what resources do you use to avoid severe weather?

Stay safe out there,
Janice