Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
609 AM MDT SUN OCT 19 2014

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN COLORADO...

GOVERNOR JOHN HICKENLOOPER HAS PROCLAIMED THE WEEK OF OCTOBER
19TH THROUGH OCTOBER 25TH AS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS 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 AWARENESS 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
PUEBLO OFFICE...
IF YOU LIVE NEAR PUEBLO CALL.............719-948-3371
IF YOU LIVE NEAR COLORADO SPRINGS CALL...719-573-6846
IF YOU LIVE NEAR ALAMOSA CALL............719-589-3232

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PRINGLE
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
GRAND JUNCTION


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