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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
400 PM MDT SUN JUN 21 2015

THIS WEEK IS COLORADO LIGHTNING SAFETY WEEK.  LIGHTNING STRIKES THE
GROUND IN OUR STATE OVER A HALF MILLION TIMES EACH YEAR AND WITH
MANY OF US PARTICIPATING IN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES...WE NEED TO LEARN
HOW TO PROTECT OURSELVES FROM LIGHTNING HAZARDS.

LIGHTNING IS ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR ABOUT HALF OF THE WILDFIRES IN
COLORADO EACH YEAR. WHEN LIGHTNING OR OTHER CONDITIONS ARE CONDUCIVE
TO A HIGH WILDFIRE THREAT...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL ISSUE
FIRE WEATHER WATCHES OR RED FLAG WARNINGS.

DURING THIS WEEK A SERIES OF STATEMENTS WILL COVER A VARIETY OF
TOPICS RELATED TO LIGHTNING AND WILDFIRES.

MONDAY......LIGHTNING OVERVIEW FOR COLORADO
TUESDAY.....THE SCIENCE OF LIGHTNING
WEDNESDAY...OUTDOOR LIGHTNING RISK REDUCTION
THURSDAY....INDOOR LIGHTNING SAFETY
FRIDAY......LIGHTNING MEDICAL ISSUES FOR SURVIVORS
SATURDAY....LIGHTNING AND WILDFIRES

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF WEB SITES THAT CONTAIN ADDITIONAL LIGHTNING
INFORMATION.

NOAAS LIGHTNING WEBSITE WHICH CONTAINS ABUNDANT INFORMATION ON
LIGHTNING SAFETY CAN BE FOUND AT...

LIGHTNINGSAFETY.NOAA.GOV

LIGHTNING INFORMATION SPECIFIC FOR THE STATE OF COLORADO CAN BE FOUND AT...

WEATHER.GOV/PUB/LIGHTNING


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