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Dangerous Wind Chills in the Northeast; High Winds in the High Plains; Heavy Snow Coming to the Sierras

Dangerously cold wind chill temperatures will continue to impact the Northeast U.S. through Saturday evening along with blizzard conditions in northern Maine. High winds may bring power outages, tree and property damage, and difficult travel over the northern Rocky Mountain Front and adjacent High Plains through Saturday afternoon. Heavy snow will move into the Sierras of California Saturday. Read More >

Severe Weather Awareness Week 2022
Be Prepared and Stay Safe during Severe Weather!

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The Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA), The University of Delaware and the National Weather Service (NWS) are sponsoring Severe Weather Awareness and Preparedness Week in Delaware from February 28th through March 4th, 2022. We are also proud to partner with DNREC, DelDOT, Delaware Sea Grant, and Delaware RASCL in this collaborative effort!

 Severe Weather Awareness Week is a time to plan ahead for flash flooding, thunderstorms, tornadoes, and lightning as peak severe weather season approaches.

Each day during this week will emphasize a different weather hazard and provide you with associated safety tips:

On Monday, February 28th - the topic will be Flood Hazards   

On Tuesday, March 1st - the topic will be Tornadoes and Tornado Safety

On Wednesday, March 2nd - the topic will be Severe Thunderstorms and Hail

On Thursday, March 3rd - the topic will be Lightning Safety           

On Friday, March 4th - the topic will be Preparing for Severe Weather                 


The past three years have been among the most active on record for severe weather in Delaware and the surrounding area! Planning ahead now will help keep you safe later. By understanding the risks and knowing how to respond, we can work to ensure the safety of everyone this severe weather season!