Severe Weather Awareness Week

For Colorado

4-13-13 to 4-19-13

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed
April 13 through 19, 2013

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 13th to April 19th 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 13 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

Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service for a variety of thunderstorm hazards. Make sure you have a way to receive warnings. If you live in a community with a siren…understand the protocol for sounding those sirens. If you have a relatively new cell phone you will receive tornado and flash flood warnings on your phone if you are in the area of the warning. NOAA All Hazards Weather Radios are a great resource for monitoring the weather and receiving warnings…and they can be found at most hardware or electronics stores.  

 

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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