Winter Weather Preparedness Week 2012
The week of October 21st through the 27th has been designated as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado by Governor John Hickenlooperr. The four National Weather Service offices responsible for collecting weather data and issuing forecasts, outlooks, watches, warnings, and advisories for Colorado encourages the media and public to heighten their awareness of winter weather hazards across the Centennial State. One means to accomplish this goal is the issuance of public information statements (PNS) which the media (newspapers, radio stations, television stations) can pass along to the public. The National Weather Service's direct link to its users, NOAA All Hazards Weather Radio, is also used in this campaign.
All these efforts help us to build a Weather-ready Nation...which will make America safer by saving more lives and protecting livelihoods.
Here are the public information statements disseminated to the media and public:
Downloadable National Weather Service brochures are available, including a Winter Weather Safety brochure by clicking HERE and scrolling to the bottom of the web page.
The Southern Colorado Guide to Frequently Used NWS Terms is available on this Web site. In the left-hand side blue bar, under the Additional Info section, select Other Useful Links. Then, under the Educational section, select Media Guide, or simply click HERE.
Have a safe and enjoyable winter season in Colorado!