The U.S. National Weather Service is holding it’s annual “Severe Weather Awareness Week” for Kansas from March 1 to 5.
All week long the U.S. National Weather Service will be posting on social media information to help people prepare for the upcoming severe weather predictions for the spring season, where events such as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes likely to occur.
“We’ve done Severe Weather Week for the last twenty-five years and we always set aside a week, usually early March, to help prepare people for severe weather,” said Jeff Hutton, Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the U.S. National Weather Service-Dodge City. “We just try to get as many people involved as we can.
Monday covered General Preparedness.
Tuesday covered Tornado Safety.
Wednesday will cover Lightning Safety.
Thursday will cover Hail and Wind Safety.
Friday will cover Flood Safety.
Additionally, as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, on Tuesday, Kansas participated in state-wide tornado drill at 10 a.m.