...SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK...
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN COOPERATION WITH EMERGENCY
MANAGEMENT AND THE MEDIA ARE PARTICIPATING IN SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK ACROSS TENNESSEE FROM SUNDAY FEBRUARY 19TH
THROUGH SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25TH.
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 IN TENNESSEE.
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
In addition to re-distributing information on topics above from the NWS, MWN will also include additional information on each topic that will be helpful to our fans, followers, and visitors, including highlighting parts of the MemphisWeather.net website or other services we offer that fit the topic for that day. Be sure to follow along on the blog throughout the week as we highlight various aspects of severe weather as we strive to inform and educate Mid-Southerners!
For more information on Severe Weather Awareness Week in Tennessee, visit this NWS website or download the 11-page severe weather awareness book (PDF) for TN (front cover above).
For weather information for Memphis and the Mid-South, where and when you need it, visit MemphisWeather.net on the web, m.memphisweather.net on your mobile phone, download our iPhone or Android apps, or visit us on Facebook or Twitter.