Winter Weather Preparedness Week 2013

The week of October 20th through the 26th is Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado.  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:

 Introduction
 Winter Travel
 Watches, Warnings, and Advisories
 Winter Winds
 Wind Chill
 Avalanches in Colorado
 Wrap up for Winter Weather Preparedness Week

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!


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