Now is the time to learn more about Severe weather in Colorado and develop severe weather preparedness plans.
Each year for the past 20 years there have been an average of 50 tornadoes in Colorado, three people killed by lightning and another 13 injured by lightning.
The National Weather Service offices which cover Colorado will issue a series of public information statements during the week covering the following topics:
- Monday: Watches and Warnings
- Tuesday: Tornadoes and Tornadoe Safety
- Wednesday: Flood and Flash Flood Safety
- Thursday: Downburst Wind and Hail
- Friday: Lighting and Lightning Safety
- Saturday: A Reivew of the Week
Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service for a variety of thunderstorm hazards. Make sure you have a way to receive warnings. If you live in a community with a siren understand the protocol for sounding those sirens. If you have a relatively new cell phone you will receive tornado and flash flood warnings on your phone if you are in the area of the warning. NOAA Weather Radios are a great way to monitor the weather and receive warnings and they can be found and most hardware or electronics stores.
Safety information, watches, warnings, forecasts, past weather and much more information is available at your local National Weather Service websites:
- WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DENVER NWS DENVER WEB SITE
- WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PUEBLO NWS PUEBLO WEB SITE
- WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GOODLAND NWS GOODLAND WEB SITE
- WWW.WEATHER.GOV/GJT NWS GRAND JUNCTION WEB SITE