We are fewer than two weeks before the start of Spring, on March 20, which means the beginning of severe weather preparedness month. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.
On the heels of a deadly tornado that killed at least seven people in Iowa on Sunday, today is the second day of the National Weather Service’s Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Each day, the NWS highlights topics related to severe weather, including lightning, wind and hall, and flooding. Today is dedicated to tornado preparedness, and this morning at ten states across the country will take part in the National Weather Service Statewide Tornado Drill.
The NWS also highlights the six severe weather outlooks from just thunderstorms to enhanced risk, where an area encounters multiple storms at once. And high risk, the combination of high-intensity storms that persist over a long duration. Visit weather.gov and click on safety for more information. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro