Here in New York state, we pretty much get a taste of all kinds of weather especially this time of year.

We get the hotness of summer and the winter brutality. Heavy rains, winds and even tornadoes. When it comes to sever weather it's always better to be safe than sorry. So why not brush up on sever weather terminology?

Governor Andrew Cuomo has declared April 28th through May 4th as Severe Weather Awareness Week according to the National Weather Service.

They say "Severe Weather Awareness Week is a time to learn more about thunderstorms, tornadoes, lightning and flooding and prepare for the dangers they bring to New York state during the spring and summer seasons."

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On Thursday May 2nd, the National Weather Service office in New York will run a severe weather drill at 11:15am. These drills are "meant to provide emergency management agencies, schools, hospitals, nursing facilities, the media and the public an opportunity to test communications systems, practice and update safety procedures."

By visiting the National Weather Service website you can get a crash course in:

  •  Severe Weather Terms and Definitions
  •  Severe Thunderstorms
  •  Severe Weather Preparedness and Safety
  • Tornadoes
  • Flooding
  • Weather Ready Nation

You can also follow along on social media through Twitter and Facebook. 

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