Severe Weather Awareness Week
On average three people die and 13 are injured each year in Colorado due to this weather hazard.
While lightning and tornadoes are obvious hazards, strong wind and large hail can be just as dangerous and life-threatening.
Colorado is prone to many weather hazards in the spring and summer including life-threatening floods.
When someone talks about weather in Colorado, snow probably comes to mind before tornadoes.
Spring and summer in Colorado mean plenty of long sunny days that are perfect for being outside, but it also means strong to severe thunderstorms.
While tornadoes are extremely dangerous and can be killers, more people die each year in Colorado when the thunder roars.
Tornadoes are costly, but these two acts of nature can cause millions of dollars in damage each year.
A flash flood develops rapidly, sometimes in as little as a few minutes.
The threat of tornadoes increases rapidly during the month of May and lasts through August.
It’s hard to believe that severe weather season is literally around the corner, especially since it was just in the teens and low 20s with snow!