Winter Weather Awareness Week in Colorado
The week of October 19th through October 25th is Winter Weather Awareness Week in Colorado. This is an excellent time for all individuals, families, businesses, schools, and media outlets to review their winter storm preparedness plans. It is especially important for all new arrivals to the state to become familiar with the National Weather Service watch and warning definitions, as well as winter safety procedures.
Snow in Colorado is important to the farmers and ranchers, the ski areas, and for filling up reservoirs. However, winter storms often bring heavy snow, bitterly cold weather, high winds, low visibilities and slick roads. This can lead to dangerous travel conditions and other life-threatening situations such as avalanches and very frigid wind chill temperatures.
To help you prepare for these hazards this coming winter, the National Weather Service will issue statements throughout the week to discuss...
- Winter travel safety...Monday
- Watches, warnings, and advisories...Tuesday
- High winds...Wednesday
- Wind chill temperatures and hypothermia...Thursday
- Avalanche safety...Friday
- Winter Weather Awareness Week in review...Saturday
If you need information on winter storms in Colorado, you should contact their nearest National Weather Service office.
Boulder office 303.494.3210
Grand Junction office 970.243.7007
Goodland Kansas office 785.899.7119
if you live near Pueblo call 719.948.3371
if you live near Colorado Springs call 719.573.6846
if you live near Alamosa call 719.589.3232