Severe Weather Awareness Week...April 13th through 19th

 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...large 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. Governor Hickenlooper 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 and develop severe weather preparedness plans.     

Each year for the past 20 years there have been an average of 50 tornadoes in Colorado...3 people killed by lightning...and another 13 injured by lightning. 

The National Weather Service offices which cover Colorado will issue a series of public information statements during the week covering the following topics...

Downloadable National Weather Service brochures are available...including severe weather information and safety brochures by clicking HERE.

The Southern Colorado Guide to Frequently Used NWS Terms is available on our web site...click the other useful links section in the left blue menu...on the left side of each page...then...in the education column...click on Media Guide.  Or, click HERE.  

 

Sunday...Introduction (this web page is the introduction)
Monday..........Watches and Warnings

Tuesday.........Tornados and Tornado Safety

Wednesday...Floods and Flash Floods
Thursday........Damaging Wind and Hail
Friday.............Lightning and Wildfires
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/Boulder
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PUEBLO         NWS Pueblo
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GOODLAND   NWS Goodland
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GJT                  NWS Grand Junction

 


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