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Severe Weather Awareness: When is *your* severe weather awareness week?

21 Apr 2014, 10:33 am

Scanning through the various National Weather Service websites prior to writing this blog, I came across the Minneapolis/St. Paul office’s site – and they are announcing that today is the first day of Severe Weather Awareness Week for Minnesota & South Dakota.

 

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The goal with these weeks is to draw attention to the upcoming severe weather season, and hopefully provide people with safety insights and the idea to keep an eye on things in the sky.

A quote from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety sums it up well: “Are you ready for severe weather? The week of April 21-25 is a great time to make and practice your emergency plan and build an emergency kit.”

So when is YOUR severe weather awareness week?  Southern regions tend to do them earlier, closer to the end of winter, because they get big severe weather events earlier – while northern states can do them closer to spring.

National Severe Weather Preparedness Week: March 2-8 2014 (earlier this year)

 

 

 

Alabama

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Flood Awareness Week

Hurricane Awareness Week

Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Feb
16-21, 2014*

Mar 16-22, 2014

May 25-May 31, 2014

Oct 16, 2013

Nov 17-22, 2013

Alaska

Tsunami
Preparedness Week

Flood Awareness Week

Winter Weather Preparedness Week

Mar
23-29, 2014

April 14-18 in 2014

TBD

American
Samoa

National
Tsunami Awareness Week American Samoa Hurricane Preparedness Week

Mar
23-29, 2014

TBD

Arkansas

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Flood Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar
2-8, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

Nov 11-15, 2013

Arizona

Flood Awareness Week

Monsoon Awareness Week

Wildfire Awareness Week:

Lightning Awareness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

June 8-13, 2014

Mar 30-Apr 4, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

California

Lightning Awareness Week

Flood Preparedness Week

Tsunami Awareness Day

Jun
22-28, 2014

Nov 4-9, 2013

March 26, 2014

Colorado

Flood and
Wildfire Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Preparedness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

March
16 -22, 2013

Apr 13-19, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Oct 19-25, 2014

Connecticut

Flood Preparedness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Break the Grip of the Rip Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar
17-21, 2014

Apr 28-May 2, 2014

May 17-23, 2014

Jun 1-7, 2014

Jun 23-27, 2014

July 14-18, 2014

Nov 3-7, 2014

Delaware

no
events

 

Florida

Severe
Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

Feb
24-28, 2014

Feb 27, 2014: 10:10 am

Georgia

 

Flood
Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Feb 3-7 2014

Feb 5 2013

Dec 2-6, 2013

Guam/N.
Marianas

no
events

 

Hawaii

Tsunami
Awareness Month

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Ocean Awareness Week

April
2014

May 25-31, 2014

Oct 20-24, 2014

Idaho

Flood/Flash Flood Awareness Week

Pacific NW Severe Wx Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

PacNW Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

Apr 27-May 3, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Oct 19-25, 2014

Illinois

Severe Weather Prep Week

Tornado Drill Day

Flood Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

Tornado Drill Day

Winter Weather Prep Week

Mar 2-8, 2014

Mar 4, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Mar 4, 2013, 10 am

Nov 16-22, 2014

Indiana

Flood Awareness Week

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Tornado Drill

Lightning Awareness Week

Winter Weather Week

Mar 16-22, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

March 20, 2014.10:15 am EDT and 7:35 PM EDT.

Jun 22-28, 2014

Nov 16-22, 2014

Iowa

Flood Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

Heat Awareness Day

Lightning Awareness Week

Winter Weather Day

Mar 16-22,
2014

Mar 24-28, 2014

Mar 26, 2014

June 12, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Nov 6, 2014

Kansas

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

Flood Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Day

Mar
3-7, 2014

Mar 4, 1:30 pm

Mar 16-22, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Kentucky

Severe Weather Awareness Month

Tornado Drill

Flood Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Preparedness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

March
2-8, 2014

Mar 5, 9:07 am

Mar 16-22, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

TBD

Louisiana

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Flood Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Feb
16-22, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

TBD

Maine

Flood Preparedness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Break the Grip of the Rip Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

Apr 28-May 2

May 17-23, 2014

Jun 1-7, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Jul 14-18, 2014

Nov 3-7, 2014

Maryland

Severe
Storms Awareness Week

Statewide Tornado Drill

TBD

Massachusetts

Flood Preparedness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Break the Grip of the Rip Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar
17-21, 2014

Apr 28-May 2, 2014

May 17-23, 2014

Jun 1-7, 2014

Jun 23-27, 2014

July 14-18, 2014

Nov 3-7, 2014

Michigan

Weather Radio Awareness

Flood Safety Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Air Quality Week

Safe Boating Week

Heat Safety Day

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

February 5,
2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

Apr 6-12, 2014

Apr 28-May 2, 2014

May 17-23, 2014

May 23, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Nov 2-8, 2014

Minnesota

Flood Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

Lightning Safety Week

Winter Hazard Awareness Week

Mar 16-22, 2014

Apr 21-25, 2014

Apr 14, 2013, 1:45 pm

Jun 22-28, 2014

Nov 10-14, 2014

Mississippi

Flood
Safety Awareness Week

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

Feb 4-8, 2013

Missouri

Severe Weather
Awareness Week

Statewide Drill

Winter Weather Awareness Day

Summer Weather Safety Week

Mar 2-8, 2014

Mar 4, 2014, 1:30 pm

Nov 20, 2013

June 22-28, 2014

Montana

Ice Jam
Awareness Day

Flood Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Jan 9, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Apr 21-25, 2014

Oct 20-24, 2014

Nebraska

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

Lightning Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Day

Mar
24-28, 2014

Mar 26, 2014, 10 am

Jun 22-28, 2014

TBD

Nevada

Flood
Awareness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

New Hampshire

Flood Preparedness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Break the Grip of the Rip Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

Apr 28-May 2

May 17-23, 2014

Jun 1-7, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Jul 14-18, 2014

Nov 3-7, 2014

New Jersey

No
Events

 

New Mexico

Severe
Weather Awareness Week

Monsoon Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Wildfire Awareness Week

Mar 30-Apr 4,
2014

Jun 8-14, 2014*

Oct 27-31, 2014

Mar 30-Apr 4, 2014

New York

Flood Awareness Week

heat Safety Day

Hurricane Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar 16-22, 2014

May 23, 2014

May 25-May 31, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Apr 28 – May 2, 2014

Nov 3-7, 2014

North Carolina

 

Severe
Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

Air Quality Awareness Week

Flood Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Heat Awareness Day

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Rip Current Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

March 2-8, 2014

Mar 5, 2014

Apr 28-May 2, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

May 17-23, 2014

May 23, 2014

May 25-May 31, 2014

Jun 1-7, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Dec 8-14, 2013

North Dakota

Severe
Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Apr
28-May 2, 2014

Apr 30:11:15 AM to 11:30

TBD

Oklahoma

Severe
Weather Awareness Week

Flood Awareness Week

Air Quality Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Day

March
2-8, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

Apr 28-May 2, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Nov 13, 2013

Ohio

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Flood Awareness Week

Lightning and Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar 2-8, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

November 17-23,. 2013

Oregon

 

Flood/Flash Flood Awareness Week

Pacific NW Severe Wx Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

PacNW Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

Apr 27-May 3, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Oct 19-25, 2014

Pennsylvania

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Flash Floods and Flood Safety

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Winter Awareness Week

Mar 3-7, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Nov 10-15, 2013

Puerto Rico

Flood
Preparedness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Break the Grip of the Rip Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Preparedness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

Mar 2-8, 2014

May 17-23, 2014

May 25-May 31, 2014

Jun 1-7, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Rhode
Island

 

Flood Preparedness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Break the Grip of the Rip Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Preparedness Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar
17-21, 2014

Apr 28-May 2, 2014

May 17-23, 2014

Jun 1-7, 2014

Jun 23-27, 2014

July 14-18, 2014

Nov 3-7, 2014

South
Carolina

Flood Safety Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

Safe Boating Week

Heat Awareness Day

Hurricane Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar 16-22, 2014

Mar 2-8, 2014

Mar 4, 2014

May 17-23, 2014

May 23, 2014

Jun 1-7, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Dec 2-6, 2013

South
Dakota

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Day

Apr 21-25, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Oct 22, 2014

Tennessee

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Flood Awareness Week

Hurricane Awareness Week

Fall Severe Weather Awareness Day

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Feb
15-22

Mar 16-22, 2014

May 25-May 31, 2014

Oct 15, 2014

Nov 17-22, 2013

Texas

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Flood Safety Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Heat Awareness Day

Hurricane Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

Texas Winter Weather Awareness Day

Mar 2-8, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

May 17-23, 2014

May 23, 2014

May 25-May 31, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Nov 13, 2013

Utah

Severe Weather Preparedness Week

Flood Safety Awareness Week

Air Quality Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Heat Awareness Day

Break the Grip of the Rip Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Winter Weather Preparedness Week

March 2-8, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

Apr 28-May 2, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

May 23, 2014

Jun 1-7, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Oct 19-25, 2014

Vermont

 

Flood Preparedness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Heat Safety Awareness Day

Hurricane Flooding Awareness Day

Lightning Safety Preparedness Week

Winter Weather Preparedness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

Apr 28-May 2, 2013

May 23, 2014

May 23, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

July 16, 2014

Nov 3-7, 2014

Virginia

Tornado Preparedness Day and Drill

Flood Preparedness Week

Break the Grip of the Rip Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Preparedness Week

Hurricane Dangers-Inland Flooding

Winter Weather Preparedness Week

Mar 11, 2014,
Drill: 9:45 am

Mar 16-22, 2014

Jun 1-7, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

May 25-May 31, 2014

December 1-7, 2013

Washington

Flood/Flash Flood Awareness Week

Pacific NW Severe Wx Awareness Week

Lightning Awareness Week

PacNW Winter Weather Awareness Week

Mar
16-22, 2014

Apr 27-May 3, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Oct 19-25, 2014

West
Virginia

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Flood Awareness Week

Air Quality Awareness Week

Safe Boating Week

Heat Awareness Day

Lightning Awareness Week

Winter Weather Awareness Week

Dec 1-7, 2013

Mar 2-8, 2014

Mar 16-22, 2014

Apr 28-May 2, 2014

May 17-23, 2014

May 23, 2014

Jun 22-28, 2014

Nov 9-15, 2014

Wisconsin

 

Flood Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

NOAA All Hazard Radio Awareness

Heat Awareness Day

Winter Weather Week

Mar 16-22, 2014

Apr 21-25, 2014

Apr 24

May 7, 2014

June 12, 2014

Nov.10-14, 2014

Wyoming

Flood
Awareness Week

Severe Weather Awareness Week

Tornado Drill

Winter Weather Awareness Day

Mar 16-22, 2014

Apr 21-25, 2014

Apr 23, 2014

Oct 8, 2014

 

 

One of the big themes of all severe weather awareness weeks?  Buying a weather radio!  If you don’t have one, now is the time to get one so you can rest easier knowing you’ll be awoken if severe weather takes place.Stay tuned & stay safe this season!  We have severe weather coming to Texas today, and more spots in the Midwest/Central Plains/South Wednesday.WeatherNation Meteorologist Aaron Shaffer @ashafferWNTVAaron Out web2

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