Public Information Statement
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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
201 PM MDT SUN APR 13 2014

THUNDERSTORM SEASON IS APPROACHING. THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
WANTS EVERYONE TO BE PART OF A WEATHER READY NATION.  COLORADO IS AN
ANNUAL HOST FOR TORNADOES, FLASH FLOODS, HAIL, KILLER LIGHTNING, AND
WIND DAMAGE. GOVERNOR HICKEN LOOPER HAS PROCLAIMED THIS WEEK, APRIL,
13TH, TO APRIL 19TH, AS COLORADO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK. 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, 3 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.

ON MONDAY, WATCHES AND WARNINGS.
ON TUESDAY, TORNADOES AND TORNADO SAFETY.
ON WEDNESDAY, FLOOD AND FLASH FLOOD SAFETY.
ON THURSDAY, DOWNBURST WIND AND HAIL.
ON FRIDAY, LIGHTNING AND LIGHTNING SAFETY.
ON SATURDAY, A REVIEW 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 WEB SITES.

COLORADO SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONTINUES THROUGH THIS
SATURDAY.

SAFETY INFORMATION, WATCHES, WARNINGS, FORECASTS, PAST WEATHER AND
MUCH MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE WEB SITES.

FOR LISTENERS IN THE NORTHEAST COLORADO AREA, VISIT W W W, DOT,
WEATHER, DOT, GOV, FORWARD SLASH, DENVER



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