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Virginia’s Severe Weather Awareness Week

Published: Mar. 3, 2022 at 9:01 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 7, 2022 at 7:48 PM EST
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(WHSV) - Virginia’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is a reminder of severe weather that can occur and to educate the public in the event that this happens. Our area does not see as much severe weather as some other parts of the state but it still happens in our area.

During the week of March 7th, each day we will focus on a new topic:

WATCHES AND WARNINGS, WHAT THEY MEAN

Ways to receive important, life saving alerts

Where you can sign up or recieve alerts and the importance of a NOAA weather radio

Weather radios are very reliable in warning you of severe weather
Watches and warnings, what they mean

All about the types of severe weather alerts

What to know

ALL ABOUT TORNADOES

Everything to know about tornadoes, and how they happen here

Learn about how dangerous tornadoes are and what to do if you may be in the path of one

This tornado was from Shenandoah County in 2002

TYPES OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WINDS

Did you know there are multiple ways severe thunderstorm winds can happen?

There are different types of winds severe thunderstorms produce.

All are local photos from severe thunderstorm wind damage. NOT from a tornado

TYPES OF FLOODING AND HOW THEY HAPPEN

Flooding in one of the biggest weather threats in our region

There are various types of flooding that can occur

Flooding on Quicksburg Road, submitted to WHSV by Kelsey

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT LIGHTNING

Hear from one local man who was struck by lightning

Lightning strikes can happen anywhere at any time, even if it doesn't look stormy outside.

Lightning illuminates Bridgewater College from a storm in Staunton on Tuesday night
Do you know how hot lightning is? Myths and facts on lightning explained.

Learn some of the dangers and facts about lightning

Severe Weather Awareness Week: Lightning

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