DENVER'S TORNADO TEST ALARM ON WEDNESDAY AT 9:15 AM

 



                                                                         
 
Severe Weather News Release
 
 
                     Contact:          Robert Glancy, WFO Denver Warning Coordination Meteorologist
                                                               Robert.Glancy@noaa.gov  
                                                                                   
                                              Marilyn Hogan, President and CEO CBA
                                                       cobroadcasters@earthlink.net
                                                                                   

                                                 For Immediate Release

  
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN COLORADO
APRIL 11 - 17, 2010
                                                                               

 
 

Colorado  Governor Bill Ritter has proclaimed April 11 through 17 as:

SEVERE WEATHER  AWARENESS WEEK IN COLORADO

On Wednesday morning, April 14th, test warnings will be transmitted between 9am and 11am by NOAA National Weather Service offices serving Colorado. A test tornado warning will be issued by each area office of the National Weather Service including Boulder, Pueblo, Grand Junction and Goodland, Kansas.  The Denver Office will be sending out its TORNADO TEST WARNING Wednesday morning around 9:15 AM.   This will only be a test tornado warning.

 This will be an excellent time for businesses, schools, hospitals, members of the media and emergency management agencies to participate in the drill and test their communications plans and procedures. During the test times, or anytime during the week, everyone should exercise their emergency response procedures, such as tornado drills in schools and businesses. This will test the readiness of all in dealing with the dangers of severe weather.
 
 
In 2009, 44 tornados were reported to officials across the state, with near 700 reports of hail, severe wind and flash floods. In 2008 a large and damaging tornado raced through Weld County and the town of Windsor.  For thunderstorm hazards including tornadoes, flash floods, large hail and damaging winds, the National Weather Service offices will post warning information on their websites and alarm NOAA Weather All Hazards Radio with new warnings. 
 
There are over two dozen NOAA Weather Radio transmitters broadcasting weather forecast and warning information in Colorado. In addition, warnings will be transmitted from Weather Radio via the Emergency Alert System to commercial radio, television and cable television. 
 
 
The National Weather Service has a website with a map showing all watches, warnings and advisories in the United States at http://www.weather.gov   One click on the map will take you to a local National Weather Service website, where warnings and local forecasts are available. Public information statements issued during Severe Weather Awareness Week will  also be posted.   
 
 
To learn more about Colorado thunderstorms, tornadoes, watches and warnings, attend a National Weather Service Skywarn spotter training. The schedules for the training are located on the National Weather Service websites at:
 
 
 

http://www.crh.noaa.gov/gjt/?n=spottertraining for western Colorado. 



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