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The National Weather Service wants to build a Weather-Ready Nation where all are prepared for a variety of weather-related hazards. All thunderstorms share a dangerous threat: lightning. Lightning is unpredictable, occurring at any time and striking up to 10-15 miles away from the storm. Are you weather-ready? Now is the time to make sure you know how to stay safe when severe weather threatens. This year, the week of June 19th to 25th has been designated National Lightning Safety Awareness Week.

This page has been created to raise lightning awareness for the High Plains. Storms can pop up almost any day during the warm season, so stay aware and please prepare!

Anytime the threat for severe weather exists, stay updated on the latest weather information by going to the National Weather Service Website, or, by tuning in to NOAA Weather Radio, or your local television and radio stations.