Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed the week of October 15-21 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, 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 Preparedness Week in Review
KiowaCountyPress.net will be publishing articles each day with safety and preparedness tips.
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
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.