Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Cheyenne, WY

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHEYENNE WY
947 AM MDT MON MAR 24 2014

...2014 SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK FOR NEBRASKA...

MONDAY MARCH 24TH THROUGH FRIDAY MARCH 28TH HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK FOR THE STATE OF NEBRASKA. THIS WEEK
PROVIDES THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO TEST
COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND TO GET POTENTIALLY LIFESAVING
INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC.

NOW IS THE TIME FOR EVERYONE TO REVIEW THEIR SAFETY PLANS AND BE
PREPARED FOR THE SEVERE WEATHER SEASON.

BEFORE SEVERE WEATHER STRIKES, DEVELOP A PLAN OF ACTION. IDENTIFY
A PLACE FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO TAKE SHELTER IN THE EVENT OF
SEVERE WEATHER. ONCE YOU HAVE A PLAN OF ACTION, CONDUCT FREQUENT
DRILLS TO ENSURE EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT TO DO AT ALL TIMES. MAKE SURE
YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE AT HOME...WORK...SCHOOL OR OUTDOORS
WHEN SEVERE WEATHER STRIKES.

EACH DAY DURING SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN CHEYENNE WILL COVER SEVERE WEATHER TOPICS AND HAVE THIS
INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBPAGE AS WELL AS ON NOAA WEATHER
RADIO ALL HAZARDS.

TOPICS WHICH WILL BE COVERED INCLUDE...

SEVERE WEATHER TERMINOLOGY
THUNDERSTORMS
TORNADOES
LIGHTNING
FLOODING
SAFETY TIPS

IF NO SEVERE WEATHER IS OCCURRING OR EXPECTED...THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE IN CHEYENNE WILL BE CONDUCTING A TORNADO DRILL ON
WEDNESDAY MARCH 26TH...BETWEEN 900 AM AND 1000 AM MDT. THE PURPOSE
OF THIS DRILL IS TO ENSURE THAT NEBRASKANS CAN ADEQUATELY RECEIVE
A TORNADO WARNING AND CAN PRACTICE ANY ACTIONS THAT WOULD BE TAKEN
IN THE EVENT OF A REAL TORNADO. THE TEST WARNING WILL BE SENT
THROUGH ALL COMMUNICATION CHANNELS NORMALLY USED FOR SEVERE
WEATHER DISSEMINATION.

ANYTIME THE THREAT FOR SEVERE WEATHER EXISTS...STAY UPDATED ON THE
LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION BY GOING TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE WEBSITE AT HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV...OR BY TUNING IN TO
NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALL HAZARDS OR YOUR LOCAL TELEVISION AND RADIO
STATION. MAKE SURE TO WATCH FOR SIGNS FOR APPROACHING STORMS SUCH
AS DARKENING SKIES...INCREASING WINDS...FLASHES OF LIGHTNING AND
THUNDER.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CAN BE FOUND
AT...HTTP://WWW.WEATHER.GOV/CHEYENNE.

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