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Severe Weather Awareness Week (March 2-8, 2014)
 
Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has joined the National Weather Service (NWS) and the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) to urge the citizens of Arkansas to prepare for the severe weather season. The Governor has proclaimed March 2-8, 2014 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Arkansas.

Governor Beebe is encouraging citizens to use the week to review severe weather safety rules...and to understand the hazards associated with severe thunderstorms.

 

Important!!!

For those who wish to hold a tornado drill, you may want to time your drill to coincide with the weekly NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards test. During Severe Weather Awareness Week, a test will occur between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.**

 

The NWS will broadcast safety information on NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) and will transmit Public Information Statements (PNS) on news and weather wires.  

 

Information Sent During the Week
 
Sunday, March 2, 2014...Introduction to Severe Weather Awareness Week...click here.
Monday, March 3, 2014...Thunderstorms...click here.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014...Methods of Receiving Severe Weather Information...click here.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014...Tornadoes...click here.
Thursday, March 6, 2014...Lightning...click here.
Friday, March 7, 2014...Flash Floods...click here.

 

Much of the bathhouse at the Fordyce (Dallas County) Country Club was blown into the pool by a tornado (rated EF3) on 01/22/2012. This special week follows a year (2013) with 34 tornadoes (thirty three is normal). Fourteen of these were spawned on May 30th/31st.
In the picture: A tornado was witnessed near Oden (Montgomery County) during the afternoon of 05/30/2013. The photo is courtesy of Barbara Klutts. Click to enlarge.

 

March 2-8, 2014 is also National Severe Weather Preparedness Week. During this week, you are asked to be a force of nature – Know your risk, take action, and be an example by sharing what you have done with your friends, family, coworkers, and others. Be a force of nature
In the picture: Be a force of nature.

 

 

Severe Weather in Arkansas To help people understand the hazards associated with thunderstorms, and what to do when severe weather approaches, a local guide is available on-line.

 

Link of Interest
Local Severe Weather Guide

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