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Seasonal danger spots when traveling?


A quick update - full-timer now since July in my Airstream, just made the 5,000 mile New Jersey-California trip.  Currently in Solano County.

The Florida hurricanes here in October got me thinking about desert flooding and Stevie Ray Vaughn "Floodin' Down in Texas" and getting snowed in in Idaho or Colorado, so...

For the full-timers, is there a seasonal calendar of "don't go there this time of year" general guideline? 

My 2019 plans are to generally do a sine-wave journey from San Diego to Orlando then up the coast to New England for the fall, then back down for the winter.  



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Don’t go up the east coast in the spring. We did one year and were dodging thunderstorms clear into June. Do West Coast north in the spring, across the Midwest in the summer down the East Coast, following the colors, in the fall and I-10 or south of it after Halloween.

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Flooding in the California deserts is very rare.

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Tornado season in the Kansas City area, and west of here, is in May/June I'd say. So maybe you could call that mid-spring. Heavy rains in May are not uncommon.

Mark from Kansas City

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LarryW21 wrote:

Flooding in the California deserts is very rare.


 Actually, the rains are infrequent, but this year, the washes in the desert have flooded in Arizona and eastern California as the storms have come up the Gulf of California.  Have a weather alert radio/use alerts on your smartphone for weather and when told to stay out of low places (washes, highway underpasses) do it even if it hasn't rain where you are.  The flooding can be very quick with little warning and people die every year.



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Tornado season in central Oklahoma (down I-44 or across I-40) is generally in April and May.  That can vary, however.  If in Oklahoma City during a storm period, find your location on a map program like Google Maps and watch TV channel 9 (KWTV-9) and compare where they say events are occurring in relationship to where you are.  If within a mile or two and headed towards your location, find a shelter.

In spite of what you may hear, never take shelter under an interstate overpass.

In heavy rainfalls, regardless of where you are, watch for flooding, even if only a few inches.  One can see an area and think that it would NEVER flood there, but it doesn't take much water to cause hydroplaning.

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If in the path of a tornado and you have no time to get out of the way, and it's not raining get to the lowest spot you can find and lay face down shielding your face as much as possible!

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