Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
600 AM MDT SUN APR 11 2021

SEVERE WEATHER SEASON IS COMING...ARE YOU PREPARED?

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 11 to 17 has been
designated Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week.

Each year, for the past 20 years, there has been an average of 40
tornadoes in Colorado.  Each year, on average, three people have
been killed by lightning and another 12 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 serve 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

Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service for a variety
of thunderstorm hazards. Make sure you have a way to receive
warnings.

Safety information, watches, warnings, forecasts, current
conditions, radar, and much more information is available at your
local National Weather Service website.


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