March 2012 is Severe Weather Awareness Month in Kentucky


The Kentucky Weather Preparedness Committee, made up of members from the National Weather Service, state and local emergency management, and the private sector, continuously strive to help the residents of Kentucky prepare for and become aware of the threat of severe weather in the Commonwealth.  As part of this effort, Kentcuky Governor Steve Beshear has declared March 2012 as Severe Weather Awareness Month.  Now is the time for all Kentuckians to prepare themselves and their homes for severe convective weather, including tornadoes, flash floods, and severe thunderstorms. 

Use the links on this page to educate yourself on the various weather threats that affect Kentucky each year.  If you're interested in finding our more about severe weather, and what you can do to help the National Weather Service in our mission to protect lives and property, attend a storm spotter training class at a location near you. 

Just as important as learning about severe weather threats is learning how to increase your awareness level before and during severe weather episodes.  The Kentucky Emergency Manager Briefing Page is an excellent site for everyone - not just emergency managers - to monitor for this purpose.  

Tornadoes                                         Lightning                                           Flash Flooding                                   Safety/Preparedness

 Radar                                                  Watches/Warnings                         Storm-based Warnings                KY Governor's Proclamation     KY Governor's Proclamation

Related Information and web sites

Surviving severe weather is a team effort

Kentucky Emergency Management Agency

Severe Storm Spotter Training Calendar is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.