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The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Little Rock Announces Arkansas’ Severe Weather Awareness Week

[LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS, February 24, 2023] – The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Little Rock is pleased to announce that the week of February 26th – March 4th has been designated as Arkansas’ Severe Weather Awareness Week. This annual event is aimed at  increasing public awarenes about the dangers of severe weather and encouraging people to take steps to protect themselves and their property.
During the week-long event, the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Little Rock will be covering various aspects of thunderstorm hazards that can cause property damage or place people in danger. Each day will focus on a different topic, including:
Sunday, February 26, 2023: Introduction to Severe Weather Awareness Week
Monday, February 27, 2023: Flooding
Tuesday, February 28, 2023: Lightning
Wednesday, March 1, 2023: Tornadoes
Thursday, March 2, 2023: Severe Thunderstorms
Friday, March 3, 2023: Watches and Warnings
Saturday, March 4, 2023: Storm Reports
“We are excited to bring back Arkansas’ Severe Weather Awareness Week for the 2023 season,” said Dennis Cavanaugh, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from the National Weather Service Office in Little Rock. “Our goal is to educate and inform the public about the dangers of severe weather and to encourage them to take the necessary steps to prepare and protect themselves and their property.”
The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Little Rock will be providing daily updates and tips on their website and social media channels throughout the week.
For more information on Arkansas’ Severe Weather Awareness Week and how to prepare for severe weather, please visit the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Little Rock website at www.weather.gov/LZK or follow them on social media @NWSLittleRock on Facebook and Twitter

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