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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOULDER CO
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
400 PM MDT SUN OCT 15 2017

...WINTER WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN COLORADO...

Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed the week of October 15th
through October 21st as Winter Weather Preparedness 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,
bitter cold air, 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 PREPAREDNESS WEEK IN REVIEW

Anyone who needs information on winter storms in Colorado should
contact their nearest National Weather Service office.

Pringle
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service
Grand Junction CO


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