Virginia’s Severe Weather Awareness Week
(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
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
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.
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
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.
Do you know how hot lightning is? Myths and facts on lightning explained.
Learn some of the dangers and facts about lightning
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