FEBRUARY 6–10, 2023

National Weather Preparedness Week 2023

This year (2023), Georgia will recognize the week of February 6-10, 2023, as Severe Weather Preparedness Week.

Severe weather is no stranger to our area. The past few years have brought a number of higher-impact severe weather events to our region, and we need to be vigilant knowing that it could happen here at any time.

As we approach what is typically the most active part of the year for severe weather, Severe Weather Preparedness Week provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about the dangers of severe weather, as well as knowing how and when to take proper actions when severe weather is expected and hits.

Please take the time now to review your home, school, or businesses preparedness plans.

Each day is dedicated to a different topic that addresses severe weather preparedness.

Throughout the week, the topics to be covered include:

It is important to note that severe weather, including tornadoes, can happen year-round in Georgia, even in the winter.

1950-2021 Tornadeos through All of Georgia

The graph below shows that despite a clear peak in the Spring, tornadoes are also quite common in the Fall and Winter months as well!

1950-2021 Tornadoes through All of Georgia

An important aspect of severe weather warnings includes the information received from the public and spotters. Not only do timely and accurate storm reports help the National Weather Service to verify warnings, but they also help meteorologists better relate radar data with corresponding observed weather. If you observe hail (quarter sized or larger), strong/damaging winds, or a funnel cloud/tornado anywhere across north and central Georgia, please report it to the National Weather Service (Peachtree City/Atlanta Office) at 1-866-763-4466.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates and more emergency preparedness information: @EMcolumbusga

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