...THUNDERSTORM SEASON IS UPON US...ARE YOU READY?...

COLORADO GOVERNOR JOHN HICKENLOOPER HAS PROCLAIMED
April 14 through April 20
as:
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN COLORADO

EVERY YEAR IN COLORADO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE TORNADOES... FLASH FLOODS...HAIL...KILLER LIGHTNING...AND WIND DAMAGE. ARE YOU READY? DO YOU KNOW HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN SEVERE WEATHER THREATENS? NOW IS THE TIME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER IN COLORADO AND DEVELOP SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS PLANS.

CAN WE LEARN LESSONS FROM THE PAST SEVERE WEATHER EVENTS? EACH YEAR FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN AN AVERAGE OF 50 TORNADOES IN COLORADO...3 PEOPLE KILLED BY LIGHTNING...AND ANOTHER 15 INJURED BY LIGHTNING.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES WHICH COVER COLORADO WILL ISSUE A SERIES OF PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS DURING THE WEEK COVERING THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

...ON MONDAY...WATCHES AND WARNINGS
...ON TUESDAY... FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD SAFETY
...ON WEDNESDAY...TORNADOES AND TORNADO SAFETY
...ON THURSDAY...DOWNBURST WIND AND HAIL
...ON FRIDAY...LIGHTNING AND WILDFIRES
...ON SATURDAY...A REVIEW OF THE WEEK

SAFETY INFORMATION...WATCHES...WARNINGS...FORECASTS...PAST WEATHER AND MUCH MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEB SITES:

NWS DENVER/BOULDER WEB SITE.............. www.weather.gov/den
NWS PUEBLO WEB SITE.............................. www.weather.gov/pub
NWS GOODLAND WEB SITE......................... www.weather.gov/gld
NWS GRAND JUNCTION WEB SITE............... www.weather.gov/gjt

DOWNLOADABLE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BROCHURES ARE AVAILABLE...INCLUDING SEVERE WEATHER INFORMATION AND SAFETY BROCHURES BY CLICKING HERE.


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