Severe Weather Awareness Week

For Colorado

4-15-12 to 4-21-12

 Colorado  Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed 
April 15 through 21, 2012

SEVERE WEATHER  AWARENESS WEEK 
IN COLORADO

 

...THUNDERSTORM SEASON IS APPROACHING...ARE YOU READY ?...

 

The National Weather Service wants everyone to be part of a Weather-Ready Nation. (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/

Colorado is an annual host for tornadoes...flash floods...hail...killer lightning...and wind damage. Are you “weather ready”...do you know how to stay safe when severe weather threatens? Governor Hickenlooper has proclaimed this week...April 15th to April 21st as Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week.   Now is the time to learn more about severe weather in Colorado and develop severe weather preparedness plans.     

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 Sunday............Introduction 
...on Monday……...Watches and Warnings
...on Tuesday……..Tornadoes and Tornado Safety 
...on Wednesday....Flood and Flash Flood Safety 
...on Thursday…....Downburst Wind and Hail  
...on Friday………...Lightning and Lightning Safety
...on Saturday…......Severe Weather Awareness Week in Review

 We will be testing the communications systems in Colorado with test tornado warnings between the hours of 9 AM MDT and 11 AM MDT on Tuesday April 17th. That would be an excellent time to conduct a drill for your school or business and see if you are “weather ready”. 

 

Safety information...watches...warnings...forecasts...past weather and much more information is available at your local National Weather Service web sites...

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOU      NWS DENVER
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PUB      NWS PUEBLO
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GLD      NWS GOODLAND
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GJT       NWS GRAND JUNCTION

 


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