Severe Weather Awareness Week 2010

This is post #1 in a series published for Severe Weather Awareness Week 2010. Today’s post provides an overview of the week’s activities.

…SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN THE MID-SOUTH…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COOPERATION WITH EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AND THE MEDIA ARE PARTICIPATING IN SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK ACROSS TENNESSEE…ARKANSAS…AND MISSISSIPPI FROM
MONDAY…FEBRUARY 22ND THROUGH FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26TH.

EACH DAY DURING AWARENESS WEEK WILL FOCUS ON A DIFFERENT ASPECT OF
SEVERE WEATHER. DURING THE WEEK…THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN
MEMPHIS WILL ISSUE SAFETY MESSAGES ON THE FOLLOWING TOPICS.

MONDAY…WE WILL FOCUS ON SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

TUESDAY…THE TOPIC WILL BE LIGHTNING.

WEDNESDAY IS TORNADO AWARENESS AND WILL SERVE AS TORNADO DRILL DAY.

THURSDAY…WE WILL LOOK AT FLOODING AND FLASH FLOODS.

FRIDAY IS WEATHER RADIO DAY AND THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM DAY.

SATURDAY WILL CONCLUDE SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK WITH A
DISCUSSION ABOUT THE SKYWARN STORM SPOTTER PROGRAM.

THE PURPOSE OF SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS TO DRAW ATTENTION
TO THE MANY ASPECTS OF SEVERE WEATHER WHICH AFFECT ALL OF US… TO
FOCUS ON SAFETY… AND TO LEARN WHAT TO DO WHEN HAZARDOUS
WEATHER THREATENS.

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