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Hazardous Weather Awareness Week
Pennsylvania and New Jersey
March 6th thru March 12th 2005
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Hazardous Weather Awareness week is a time to plan for thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning and flash floods. This page provides important information regarding how to prepare for severe weather so that you can respond properly when it arrives. Click here to out what actions to take to protect yourself, family, pets and property against severe weather. Read the rest of the page to find out what is planned for the week. Weather statistics are provided to put severe weather in our area into historical perspective.
Schedule of Events
MondayMar 7Tornadoes
TuesdayMar 8Severe Thunderstorms
WednesdayMar 9Flash Floods
ThursdayMar 10River Floods
FridayMar 11Skywarn Spotters
On Thu March 10th, we will be issuing a TEST Severe Thunderstorm Warning at 11 AM. This test will be valid for 15 minutes, and will be issued under the RWT (Routine Weekly Test) EAS code. This Test Warning will be issued in all our PA and NJ counties.
WFO State College, Pennsylvania Hazardous Weather Week web page.
Weather Statistics
annual average number of tornadoes 1950 to 1995
number of tornadoes by state 2002
Tornado FAQ (from Storm Prediction Center)
Record 24 hour precipitation by state
WFO Mount Holly, NJ Climate-Past Weather Page
For Schools
A GUIDE TO DEVELOPING A SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCY PLAN FOR SCHOOLS provides a template that was designed for schools to develop an action plan for severe weather events. It may also be applied to any facility that is used by people including businesses, shopping malls, depots, hotels and hospitals.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's FEMA for Kids web site teaches children how to be prepared for disasters, what causes disasters and how to limit damage.
All drill warnings during the Weather Awareness week will be aired on NOAA Weather Radio (NWR), the voice of the National Weather Service.  NWR is an "all hazards" radio network, making it the single source for the most comprehensive weather and emergency information available to the public. NOAA Weather Radio also broadcasts warning and post-event information for all types of hazards - both natural (such as earthquakes and volcano activity) and technological (such as chemical releases or oil spills). NWRs are cheaply priced and can be purchased at a variety of locations such as your local electronics store or over the Internet.
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Additional information can be obtained from your local Weather Forecast Office or from your state's Emergancy Management Agency
  WFO State College, PA     WFO Mount Holly, NJ  
Pennsylvania Emergency
Management Agency
New Jersey Office of
Emergency Management