Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
600 AM MDT SUN APR 12 2015

THUNDERSTORM SEASON IS APPROACHING...ARE YOU READY?

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WANTS EVERYONE TO BE PART OF A WEATHER
READY NATION. COLORADO IS AN ANNUAL HOST FOR TORNADOES...FLASH
FLOODS... TORNADOES...DAMAGING HAIL...KILLER LIGHTNING...AND WIND
DAMAGE. ARE YOU WEATHER READY...NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE SURE YOU
KNOW HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN SEVERE WEATHER THREATENS. THIS
WEEK...APRIL 12TH TO 18TH IS COLORADO SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS
WEEK.

EACH YEAR FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS THERE HAVE BEEN AN AVERAGE OF 50
TORNADOES IN COLORADO...3 PEOPLE ARE KILLED BY LIGHTNING...AND OTHER
13 PEOPLE ARE INJURED BY LIGHTNING. SOME OF THE BIGGEST INSURANCE
LOSSES EACH YEAR ARE DUE TO LARGE HAIL.

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...FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD SAFETY
...ON THURSDAY DOWNBURST WIND AND HAIL
...ON FRIDAY LIGHTNING AND LIGHTNING SAFETY
...ON SATURDAY...A REVIEW OF THE WEEK

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 WEATHER RADIOS ARE ANOTHER
GREAT WAY TO MONITOR THE WEATHER AND RECEIVE WARNINGS...AND THEY CAN
BE FOUND AND MOST HARDWARE OR ELECTRONICS STORES.

SAFETY INFORMATION...WATCHES...WARNINGS...FORECASTS...CURRENT
CONDITIONS...RADAR...AND MUCH MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT YOUR
LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEB SITES:

WWW.WEATHER.GOV/BOULDER NWS BOULDER 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

GLANCY...WFO BOULDER



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