Severe Weather Awareness Week

(Photo Ron Richter ©)
(Photo Ron Richter ©)

The National Weather Service has proclaimed this week as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wyoming. Warning Coordination Meteorologist Tom Frieders with the National Weather Service in Billings says we can’t prevent severe thunderstorms or severe weather from occurring, but we can plan now and know what to do when the next round of severe weather threatens.

Frieders said last year in Wyoming there were 8 confirmed tornadoes, over 70 high wind and damaging wind events, almost 200 large hail reports and 30 flash floods. He said as part of this awareness week, a test Tornado Warning will be issued at 10:30 Wednesday morning for the entire state of Wyoming.

Frieders said that businesses, schools, and local, state and federal government agencies should use this as a drill of their own procedures for what they do when severe weather occurs.

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