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    When your children are stuck inside all day, there are things you can do to keep kids entertained while you keep your sanity. 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. 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: 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.' Get clever: At night, kids’ imaginations can 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. 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 WATCH 'Surviving the Storm' READ the First Alert Hurricane Center 'Survival Guide' RECAP 'Hurricane Dorian: A True Tropical Beast' ** No areas of concern across the Atlantic that would affect the U.S. or any other land areas  **  'Talking the Tropics With Mike' will resume with daily updates on June 1st. Some 'disturbed' weather is over the Eastern Atlantic about midway between the Caribbean & Africa.  Shear is strong & no significant development is expected.     Quiet Caribbean & SE Gulf this season: Atlantic dust: 2019 names..... 'Tanya' is next on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year) & Dorian is almost certain to be next:   East Atlantic: Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment: The Atlantic Basin: Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): Deep oceanic heat content is extreme over the NW Caribbean: Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:   Global tropical activity: Typhoon Kammuri will affect the Philippines early next week:
  • 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 WATCH 'Surviving the Storm' READ the First Alert Hurricane Center 'Survival Guide' RECAP 'Hurricane Dorian: A True Tropical Beast' ** No areas of concern across the Atlantic that would affect the U.S. or any other land areas  ** A big ocean storm - nontropical low pressure - is over the Northwest Atlantic while a sheared tropical wave is over the East Atlantic.  Neither will develop into anything tropical.     Quiet Caribbean & SE Gulf this season: Atlantic dust: 2019 names..... 'Tanya' is next on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year) & Dorian is almost certain to be next:   East Atlantic: Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment: The Atlantic Basin: Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): Deep oceanic heat content is extreme over the NW Caribbean: Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:   Global tropical activity: Typhoon Kammuri will affect the Philippines early next week:
  • 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 WATCH 'Surviving the Storm' READ the First Alert Hurricane Center 'Survival Guide' RECAP 'Hurricane Dorian: A True Tropical Beast' **No areas of concern across the Atlantic that would affect the U.S. or any other land areas during the last  few days of the hurricane season **     Quiet Caribbean & SE Gulf this season: Atlantic dust: 2019 names..... 'Tanya' is next on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year) & Dorian is almost certain to be next:   East Atlantic: Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment: The Atlantic Basin: Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): Deep oceanic heat content is extreme over the NW Caribbean: Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:   Global tropical activity:
  • 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 WATCH 'Surviving the Storm' READ the First Alert Hurricane Center 'Survival Guide' RECAP 'Hurricane Dorian: A True Tropical Beast' **No areas of concern across the Atlantic that would affect the U.S. or any other land areas during the last  few days of the hurricane season **     Atlantic dust: 2019 names..... 'Tanya' is next on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year) & Dorian is almost certain to be next:   East Atlantic: Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment: The Atlantic Basin: Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): Deep oceanic heat content is extreme over the NW Caribbean: Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:   Global tropical activity:
  • 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 WATCH 'Surviving the Storm' READ the First Alert Hurricane Center 'Survival Guide' RECAP 'Hurricane Dorian: A True Tropical Beast' **No areas of concern across the Atlantic that would affect the U.S. or any other land areas during the last  week of the hurricane season ** A tropical wave is at a low latitude approaching the Southeast Caribbean.  Little development is expected.     Atlantic dust: 2019 names..... 'Tanya' is next on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year) & Dorian is almost certain to be next:   East Atlantic: Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment: The Atlantic Basin: Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): Deep oceanic heat content is extreme over the NW Caribbean: Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:   Global tropical activity:
  • 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 WATCH 'Surviving the Storm' READ the First Alert Hurricane Center 'Survival Guide' RECAP 'Hurricane Dorian: A True Tropical Beast' **No areas of concern across the Atlantic that would affect the U.S. or any other land areas during the last  week of the hurricane season ** Sebastien lost its tropical characteristics & became a post-tropical low pressure area while moving near the Azores over the Northeast Atlantic. A tropical wave is east/southeast of the Lesser Antilles.  Little development is expected.     Atlantic dust: 2019 names..... 'Tanya' is next on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year) & Dorian is almost certain to be next:   East Atlantic: 0 1 Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment: The Atlantic Basin: Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): Deep oceanic heat content is extreme over the NW Caribbean: Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:   Global tropical activity:
  • 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 WATCH 'Surviving the Storm' READ the First Alert Hurricane Center 'Survival Guide' RECAP 'Hurricane Dorian: A True Tropical Beast' **No areas of concern across the Atlantic that would affect the U.S. or any other land areas during the l ast week of the hurricane season ** However, tropical storm Sebastien continues to accelerate moving from the Central into the North/Northeast Atlantic.  Sebastien is undergoing a transition to extra-tropical or perhaps even an o pen trough as the system speed to the northeast at more than 30 mph. Some heavy rain & gusty winds will impact the Azores into Monday as Sebastien loses whatever tropical characteristics remain.     Atlantic dust: 2019 names..... 'Tanya' is next on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year) & Dorian is almost certain to be next:   East Atlantic: Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment: The Atlantic Basin: Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): Deep oceanic heat content is extreme over the NW Caribbean: Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:   Global tropical activity:
  • 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 WATCH 'Surviving the Storm' READ the First Alert Hurricane Center 'Survival Guide' RECAP 'Hurricane Dorian: A True Tropical Beast' **No areas of concern across the Atlantic that would affect the U.S. or any other land areas during the l ast week of the hurricane season ** However, tropical storm Sebastien continues over the Central Atlantic.  Sebastien is being impacted by a strong nearby upper level trough helping to create a good deal of shear as well as some dry air entrainment now.  So the tropical storm will slowly weaken as the storm turns more east possibly never truly 'hooking up' with the cold front.  No impact on the U.S., & the tropical cyclone will stay well south & east of Bermuda.  Some heavy rain & gusty winds will impact the Azores Sunday into Monday as Sebastien loses its tropical characteristics.     Atlantic dust: 2019 names..... 'Tanya' is next on the Atlantic list (names are picked at random... repeat every 6 years... historic storms are retired (Florence & Michael last year) & Dorian is almost certain to be next:   East Atlantic: Mid & upper level wind shear (enemy of tropical cyclones) analysis (CIMMS). The red lines indicate strong shear of which there is plenty across the Atlantic at the moment: The Atlantic Basin: Water vapor imagery (dark blue indicates dry air): Deep oceanic heat content is extreme over the NW Caribbean: Sea surface temp. anomalies: SE U.S. surface map: Surface analysis centered on the tropical Atlantic: Surface analysis of the Gulf: Caribbean:   Global tropical activity: