NWS launches Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The National Weather Service is launching Colorado Severe Weather Awareness Week on the week of April 15 through April 21.

During the spring and summer, parts of Colorado see much more rain, hail, flooding and thunderstorms than any other time of year.

The NWS wants to educate the public on threats caused by severe weather in the state, and what people can do to stay safe during severe weather.

The Western Slope has its own weather patterns to look out for.

“We have a lot of flash flooding in dry stream beds and arroyos, where a lot of trails run around the Grand Junction area and surrounding areas. And lightning is definitely a big concern," said NWS Meteorologist Julie Malingowski.

This week, the National Weather Service offices around Colorado will post several public information statements on their website and social media pages to promote safety and awareness if the severe weather ever strikes.

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