Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week

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

 

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS IN 2008 WILL PRODUCE TORNADOES...FLASH FLOODS...HAIL...KILLER LIGHTNING...AND WIND DAMAGE.  DO YOU KNOW HOW TO STAY SAFE DURING THUNDERSTORM SEASON.  GOVERNOR RITTER

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...DEVELOP SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS PLANS...AND TEST VITAL COMMUNICATIONS. 

 

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.  ONE YEAR AGO...ON MARCH 28 2007 THE TOWN OF HOLLY WAS STRUCK BY A VIOLENT TORNADO...CAUSING DAMAGE IN THE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, MULTIPLE INJURIES AND TWO FATALITIES.  THESE WERE THE FIRST TORNADO FATALITIES SINCE 1960 IN COLORADO.     

 

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... TORNADOES AND TORNADO SAFETY

 

...ON WEDNESDAY...WIND AND HAIL HAZARDS

 

...ON THURSDAY...FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD SAFETY

 

...ON FRIDAY...LIGHTNING AND LIGHTNING SAFETY

 

...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:

 

     WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DENVER      NWS DENVER WEB SITE

     WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PUEBLO      NWS PUEBLO WEB SITE

     WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GOODLAND    NWS GOODLAND WEB SITE

     WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GJT         NWS GRAND JUNCTION WEB SITE



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