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Severe Weather Awareness Week (February 24-March 2, 2019)
 

The National Weather Service (NWS), in cooperation with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM), has proclaimed February 24 through March 2, 2019 as Severe Weather Awareness Week in Arkansas. Citizens of the state are urged to prepare for the severe weather season. People are encouraged to use the week to review severe weather safety rules, and to understand the hazards associated with severe thunderstorms.

 

 

The year began with a weak tornado (rated EF1) about 7.5 miles south-southeast of Yellville (Marion County) during the early morning hours of February 7th. There has been an awful lot of rain lately as cold and warm air masses collide over the region (departure of winter and the emergence of spring). Several rounds of severe storms are almost certain to follow. It it gets active again this year, we need to be ready!

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 Severe Weather Awareness Week, 2019
 
Sunday, February 24, 2019...Introduction to Severe Weather Awareness Week...click here.
Monday, February 25, 2019...Flooding...click here.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019...Lightning...click here.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019...Tornadoes...click here.
Thursday, February 28, 2019...Severe Thunderstorms...click here.
Friday, March 1, 2019...Watches and Warnings...click here.
Saturday, March 2, 2019...Social Media Communication...click here.

 

Severe Weather Awareness Week Slides
These are the topics (plus some extras) covered during Severe Weather Awareness Week, 2019.
Introduction  |  Flooding  |  Lightning  |  Tornadoes
Severe Thunderstorms  |  Watches/Warnings  |  Receiving Severe Weather Info
Social Media Communication
In the pictures: These are the topics (plus some extras) covered during Severe Weather Awareness Week, 2019.

 

This is the cover of the "Severe Weather in Arkansas" guide featuring a lot of trees mowed down by powerful wind gusts at least 90 mph at the Shady Lake Recreation Area (Polk County) on 04/13/2018. This special week follows a year (2018) with 34 tornadoes (33 is normal).
In the picture: This is the cover of the "Severe Weather in Arkansas" guide featuring a lot of trees mowed down by powerful wind gusts at least 90 mph at the Shady Lake Recreation Area (Polk County) on 04/13/2018.

 

The busiest month of the year was April with 13 tornadoes. This was during the spring, which is generally the most active time of year locally. The strongest tornado (rated EF2/maximum winds around 120 mph) tracked almost 12 miles from near Rudy to southeast of Chester (both in Crawford County) on April 13th.

 

Link of Interestem>
Severe Weather in Arkansas
Note: This includes a question/answer guide, tornado statistics since 1950, and severe weather terminology.

 

When severe weather threatens, don't forget to follow the National Weather Service through social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

The National Weather Service in Little Rock uses social media on a daily basis for to raise awareness of life-threatening weather, and distributing forecast and climate information, education, and outreach.
In the picture: The National Weather Service in Little Rock uses social media on a daily basis for to raise awareness of life-threatening weather, and distributing forecast and climate information, education, and outreach.

 

Links of Interest
Facebook: Little Rock | Tulsa | Shreveport | Memphis | Jackson
Twitter: Little Rock | Tulsa | Shreveport | Memphis | Jackson
Note: These are social media accounts for National Weather Service offices that servce Arkansas.

 

This is the Weather Safety Spring logo, and is a reminder to prepare now for severe weather. When spring unleashes monster storms, are you ready? Make a plan with just a few simple steps: Know Your Risk, Take Action and Be a Force of Nature.
In the picture: This is the Weather Safety Spring logo, and is a reminder to prepare now for severe weather.