WEDNESDAY MARCH 21 - HAZARDOUS WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK


Though we can't completely rule out wintry-type weather over the next couple weeks, it's not too early to start thinking about the severe weather hazards of the coming months. In fact, this week is Hazardous Weather Awareness Week in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a collaborative effort between the National Weather Service and various emergency management agencies.

As part of the week, the National Weather Service tomorrow morning will issue one simulated Tornado Warning and one simulated Flash Flood Warning for each county in southeastern Pennsylvania and central and southern New Jersey. This will allow emergency management officials, schools, hospitals, and media outlets to test their communication systems and update their safety procedures. And if you own a NOAA weather radio, it's a chance to check that its alarm works.

For more on Hazardous Weather Awareness week, visit the local National Weather Service web site at

www.nws.noaa.gov/er/phi/

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