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Posted on: February 27, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week March 5 - 9, 2018


Jefferson County Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Topeka National Weather Service, is promoting Kansas Severe Weather Awareness the week of March 4, 2018.

Every year, the National Weather Service (NWS) in Topeka presents a Severe Weather Safety and Spotter Talk which is open to the general public.

The talk is presented by meteorologists from the NWS office in Topeka; the 2018 show will focus on severe storm safety, preparedness, and awareness. Storm structure and accurate identification of important cloud features associated with supercell and squall line thunderstorms are also touched on.

For Jefferson County, Kansas: 

The talk is free and will take place on Wednesday evening February 28, 2018 at 7pm in the Jefferson West High School Commons Area, located at 619 Condray St., Meriden, Kansas 66512.   Please plan to arrive by 6:30 to sign in and get a seat before the talk begins. 

On Tuesday morning March 6, 2018, Jefferson County Emergency Management will sound the Outdoor Warning Sirens for the Annual Statewide Drill at 10 a.m.  In the event of inclement weather the back up date for the Statewide Drill will be on March 8 at 10 a.m.

The Outdoor Warning Sirens will also be activated on the regular test day on Wednesday, March 7 at 11 a.m., weather permitting. 

Throughout the week, Jefferson County Emergency Management will provide a new topic of weather and preparedness information each day on our social media sites and on the County Website. 



Please visit the Jefferson County Emergency Management website at for more information related to Severe Weather Awareness.

If you have any questions please contact Emergency Manager Keith Jeffers at the Jefferson County Department of Emergency Management 785-403-0699.

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