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    When severe weather keeps you inside your home with your children, there are things you can do to keep kids entertained while you keep your sanity. >> Read more trending news If you're home for the day, or a few days, here are a few things you can do to stay entertained without going crazy or running up your data plans. If you still have power: Do some family-friendly baking: One way to keep kids occupied is with a slew of simple cooking tasks (cracking eggs, manning the mixing bowl) and the promise of sweets. Cooking Light has a roundup of “kid-friendly desserts,” including gluten-free s'more bars, chewy caramel apple cookies and more. If you run through that list, the Food Network has another. And not having kids is no reason not to bake in bad weather: for company, just sub in the closet available roommates, family, friends or pets. (This advice applies to the rest of the list.) Check out these party games: Jackbox's Drawful is a bizarre twist on Pictionary: players score points not just for drawing the best possible version of, say, 'angry ants'; but also for getting other players to guess their answer for a given drawing instead of the correct one. Drawful comes packaged as part of the Jackbox Party Pack and is available to buy and download here, and is compatible with the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Amazon Fire TV and others. All you need to play is a phone, tablet or controller.  But if you're feeling more competitive and less artistic, consider QuizUp. Available for both iPhone and Android. This competitive trivia app pits two players against each other in seven rounds of questions in one of several hundred different categories, including pop culture and academia. And it's free.  Get crafty: Create a crafting area in your home. Fill it with crafting materials like tape, paper and boxes. When inspiration strikes your child, they can create fun things in their own “workshop.” Without power: Get clever: When the house goes dark, kids’ imaginations light up. A trip to the bathroom with a flashlight can become an adventure, and reading stories by candlelight will stick with them more than just another movie night.  Get ahead of a power outage: Stock up on glow sticks. Kids can really have fun with these simple light sticks. Once you crack them, they provide a bright light for up to 12 hours and a dim light for as long as 36 hours. They come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and colors, and can provide hours of fun for children. Build a fort: Kids love building forts just for fun anyway. So if you find yourself in the dark without power, gather up pillows and blankets, and plan on moving some furniture around to help your little ones build the perfect fortress. You can even make it more like an adventure. Plan to snuggle in for the night, and maybe tell a few ghost stories, too.
  • The 'Buresh Bottom Line': Always be prepared!.....First Alert Hurricane Survival Guide... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide.   STAY INFORMED: Get the (free) First Alert Weather app FREE NEWS UPDATES, ALERTS: Action News Jax app for Apple | For Android Historical hurricane Michael - post storm photos & video ** here **...... 'Buresh Blog': Forecasting a Monster ** here **..... 2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks: No areas of concern across the Atlantic Basin on the last day of the hurricane season.  A season review will be fortcoming soon. Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear: 0 The Atlantic Basin..... 1 Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): Deep oceanic heat content: Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:  
  • The 'Buresh Bottom Line': Always be prepared!.....First Alert Hurricane Survival Guide... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide.   STAY INFORMED: Get the (free) First Alert Weather app FREE NEWS UPDATES, ALERTS: Action News Jax app for Apple | For Android Historical hurricane Michael - post storm photos & video ** here **...... 'Buresh Blog': Forecasting a Monster ** here **..... 2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far: The approach of the end of the '18 Atlantic hurricane season!..... An intense midlatitude nontropical cyclone is winding up over the NW Atlantic.  This low is helping to draw cold air deep into the SE U.S. - no tropical development. Scattered disorganized showers & t'storms are occurring over the far Eastern Atlantic at a pretty low latitude - no tropical development expected here. In fact.... the globe is void of any tropical cyclones. Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear: 0 The Atlantic Basin..... 1 Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): Deep oceanic heat content is still high over the N. Central & NW Caribbean.... Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:  
  • The 'Buresh Bottom Line': Always be prepared!.....First Alert Hurricane Survival Guide... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide.   STAY INFORMED: Get the (free) First Alert Weather app FREE NEWS UPDATES, ALERTS: Action News Jax app for Apple | For Android Historical hurricane Michael - post storm photos & video ** here **...... 'Buresh Blog': Forecasting a Monster ** here **..... 2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far: The final days of the '18 Atlantic hurricane season!..... Heavy convection has developed over the North & Central Atlantic in association with a nontropical low pressure system associated with a strong upper level trough that is ejecting to the northeast (which has provided Jacksonville the first freeze of the season).  This low is not expected to become tropical. Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear: The Atlantic Basin..... Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): 0 Deep oceanic heat content is still high over the N. Central & NW Caribbean.... 1 Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:  
  • The 'Buresh Bottom Line': Always be prepared!.....First Alert Hurricane Survival Guide... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide.   STAY INFORMED: Get the (free) First Alert Weather app FREE NEWS UPDATES, ALERTS: Action News Jax app for Apple | For Android Historical hurricane Michael - post storm photos & video ** here **...... 'Buresh Blog': Forecasting a Monster ** here **..... 2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far: The final days of the '18 Atlantic hurricane season!..... The Atlantic Basin looks like it 'should' in late Nov. - full of strong cold fronts penetrating deep to the south & east.  No tropical development expected this week. Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear: The Atlantic Basin..... Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): 0 Deep oceanic heat content is still high over the N. Central & NW Caribbean.... 1 Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:  
  • The 'Buresh Bottom Line': Always be prepared!.....First Alert Hurricane Survival Guide... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide.   STAY INFORMED: Get the (free) First Alert Weather app FREE NEWS UPDATES, ALERTS: Action News Jax app for Apple | For Android Historical hurricane Michael - post storm photos & video ** here **...... 'Buresh Blog': Forecasting a Monster ** here **..... 2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far: The final days of the '18 Atlantic hurricane season!..... Intense low pressure is moving across the N. Atlantic with a classic coma head on IR satellite imagery. Though not tropical, the cyclone will produce wind gusts up to hurricane strength in the low pressure's vicinity over the open Atlantic. Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear: The Atlantic Basin..... Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): 0 Deep oceanic heat content is still high over the N. Central & NW Caribbean.... 1 Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:  
  • The 'Buresh Bottom Line': Always be prepared!.....First Alert Hurricane Survival Guide... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide.   STAY INFORMED: Get the (free) First Alert Weather app FREE NEWS UPDATES, ALERTS: Action News Jax app for Apple | For Android Historical hurricane Michael - post storm photos & video ** here **...... 'Buresh Blog': Forecasting a Monster ** here **..... 2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far: Less than a week left in the Atlantic hurricane season!..... Intense low pressure is developing while moving into the Central Atlantic a little south of Bermuda.  Strong winds & rough seas/surf will affect Bermuda into Monday.  Tropical or subtropical development looks unlikely but the cyclone will produce wind gusts up to hurricane strength over the Central & Eastern Atlantic while the low speeds east/northeast. Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear: The Atlantic Basin..... Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): 0 Deep oceanic heat content is still high over the N. Central & NW Caribbean.... 1 Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:  
  • The 'Buresh Bottom Line': Always be prepared!.....First Alert Hurricane Survival Guide... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide.   STAY INFORMED: Get the (free) First Alert Weather app FREE NEWS UPDATES, ALERTS: Action News Jax app for Apple | For Android Historical hurricane Michael - post storm photos & video ** here **...... 'Buresh Blog': Forecasting a Monster ** here **..... 2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far: Less than a week left in the Atlantic hurricane season!..... A strong upper level trough moving into the Eastern U.S. is helping to induce low pressure development over the Western Atlantic.  This low will move east/northeast south of Bermuda by Sun./Mon. with some subtropical development possible.  The system will stay well east of the U.S. but will bring gusty winds & rough surf to Bermuda. Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear: The Atlantic Basin..... Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): 0 Deep oceanic heat content is still high over the N. Central & NW Caribbean.... 1 Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:  
  • The 'Buresh Bottom Line': Always be prepared!.....First Alert Hurricane Survival Guide... City of Jacksonville Preparedness Guide... Georgia Hurricane Guide.   STAY INFORMED: Get the (free) First Alert Weather app FREE NEWS UPDATES, ALERTS: Action News Jax app for Apple | For Android Historical hurricane Michael - post storm photos & video ** here **...... 'Buresh Blog': Forecasting a Monster ** here **..... 2018 Atlantic tropical depression/storm/hurricane tracks so far: One week left in the Atlantic hurricane season!..... A strong upper level trough moving into the Eastern U.S. through the weekend will induce low pressure development over the Western Atlantic.  This low will move northeast close to Bermuda by Sun./Mon. with some subtropical development possible.  The system will stay well east of the U.S. but could bring some gusty winds, heavy rain & rough surf to Bermuda. An areas of 'disturbed' weather is over the far E. Atlantic at a pretty low latitude.  Some gradual development is possible, but this disturbance will not be 'trans-Atlantic'. Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear: The Atlantic Basin..... Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): 0 Deep oceanic heat content is still high over the N. Central & NW Caribbean.... 1 Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean: