RV Advice

RV 101: Severe Weather Tips


It’s easy to keep track of the weather forecast when you’re at home, but when you travel three or four hundred miles in a day in your RV the weather can change several times in one trip. At the end of the day all you want to do is get some rest; weather is the last thing on your mind. The problem with this is severe weather can occur without much warning, and if you’re caught in it the results could be disastrous.

What can I do to avoid severe weather?

You should keep a portable, battery operated radio receiver in your RV at all times. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, a nationwide network of radio stations that broadcast continuous weather information directly from a nearby National Weather Service Office. They broadcast National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day. Weather alerts inform you if you need to take some type of action in order to protect yourself, such as “seeking shelter” or to “evacuate an area immediately!”

Keep a weather radio receiver with you and you can monitor weather conditions no matter where you are!

Happy RV Learning!
Mark Polk

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