Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Colorado

Introduction

GOVERNOR BILL OWENS HAS PROCLAIMED THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 30TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 5TH AS WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS 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.

HEAVY SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS IS IMPORTANT FOR THE SKI INDUSTRY AND FOR FILLING UP RESERVOIRS. HOWEVER...WINTER STORMS ALSO CAUSE TRAVEL PROBLEMS AND CAN RESULT IN LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENTS THROUGHOUT THE WEEK TO DISCUSS...

  • WINTER TRAVEL SAFETY ON MONDAY
  • DEFINITIONS OF WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES ON TUESDAY
  • HIGH WINDS AND BLIZZARDS ON WEDNESDAY
  • WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES AND HYPOTHERMIA ON THURSDAY
  • AVALANCHE SAFETY ON FRIDAY
  • WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN REVIEW ON SATURDAY

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