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This Week: Winter Weather Preparedness Week

The week of October 20th through October 26th is 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 dangerously low 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
     Friday…………..Avalanche Safety

Click here each day to learn about the topics.

Digital Content Manager for KBCR, KSNO and KZYR. Colorado College grad and fiddle player with mountain music on my mind!

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