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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
655 AM MDT SUNDAY APRIL 16 2017

  Severe Weather Awareness Week April 16-22

Each year, for the past 20 years, there has been an average of 50
tornadoes in Colorado. On average, three people have been killed by
lightning and another 13 people have been injured by lightning. Some
of the biggest insurance losses each year are due to large hail. 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

The National Weather Service wants everyone to be part of a Weather-
Ready Nation. Colorado is an annual host for tornadoes, flash
floods, damaging hail, killer lightning and wind damage.

Are you weather-ready? Now is the time to make sure you know how to
stay safe when severe weather threatens. Therefore, the week of
April 16th to 22nd has been designated Colorado Severe Weather
Awareness Week.

For all the topics and safety guidelines, go to this
webpage...http://weather.gov/boulder and in the news headlines
section, click onthe Severe Weather Awareness Week link.

Kari Bowen
Meteorologist
NWS Boulder

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