April 16-20 is Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week!

The week of April 16 through 20 has been proclaimed Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wyoming. This is an excellent time for all individuals, families, businesses, schools, radio and television stations to review their spring and summer preparedness plans. This is the time to learn more about severe weather, develop severe weather preparedness plans, and test vital communications.


Tornado Near Ten Sleep

As part of this awareness week, a test Tornado Warning will be issued at 1030 am on Wednesday April 18 for the entire state of Wyoming.  Businesses, schools and local, state and federal government agencies should use this as a drill of their own procedures for what they do when severe weather threatens.

 It’s springtime in Wyoming and that means our thunderstorm season and the chances for severe weather and flooding will be increasing in the weeks to come. Don’t get caught off guard with the dangers of thunderstorms. Become aware of upcoming hazardous weather by using the theme, “Ready, Set, Go.”

 Ready - Monitor National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlooks 7 days in advance. The potential for hazardous weather will be outlined along with any uncertainty in the forecast.    

Set -  As confidence increases, watches will be issued to give you a heads up that you need to be prepared for the possibility of severe weather within the next 8 hours.

Go -  Warnings will be issued when the National Weather Service is confident that a storm is producing severe weather. Seek shelter now if you are in the path of the storm.


The following will be the themes for each day:


NWS Watch and Warning Program
Tuesday Severe Weather Climatology

Severe Weather Safety

10:30am TEST Tornado Warning

Thursday Lightning Safety
Friday Your Weather Information Sources


For more information on Wyoming Severe Weather Awareness Week, click here.

For a schedule of upcoming severe weather spotter training sessions, click here.



On the Web:

NOAA: http://www.noaa.gov

NOAA’s National Weather Service: http://www.weather.gov

NOAA’s National Weather Service in Riverton: http://www.weather.gov/riverton


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