The Week of October 20 through October 26 is 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.
Snow in Colorado is important to the farmers, the ski areas, and for filling up reservoirs. However, winter storms often bring heavy snow, bitterly cold temperatures, 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:
Monday: Winter Travel Safety
Tuesday: Watches, Warnings, and Advisories
Wednesday: High Winds
Thursday: Wind Chill Temperatures and Hypothermia
Friday: Avalanche Safety
Saturday: Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Review
Anyone who needs information on winter storms in Colorado 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: 719-473-6846
If you live near Alamosa Call: 719-589-3232
This guest blog written by Pringle, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, National Weather Service, Grand Junction.