Severe Weather Awareness Week kicks off Monday April 21st

By: Meteorologist Bill Rentschler Email
By: Meteorologist Bill Rentschler Email

Cheyenne, WY (KGWN) - With April nearly done, our severe weather season is right around the corner in Wyoming. The National Weather Service offices across the state are sponsoring severe weather awareness week this week. There are 5 different offices that serve the state, including an office here in Cheyenne, as well as those in Riverton, WY, Billings, MT, Rapid City, SD and Salt Lake City, UT.

You can visit the NWS homepage to find some very useful information about Wyoming's severe weather including information about the watch/warning program, thunderstorm climatology, severe weather and lightning safety, as well as weather sources.

The NWS office here in Cheyenne is getting ready for the upcoming season and hosted a severe weather seminar for its employees to refresh their skills on severe weather forecasting and for the public to see what NWS meteorologist do and how they do it. The week will culminate with a statewide tornado drill on Friday at 10:30 AM. This is only a test though, but a good opportunity to familiarize yourself with your home or workplaces severe weather safety information. There will also be storm spotter training classes on Wednesday of this week at LCCC at 6:30 PM for those interested in becoming trained weather spotters.

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