Illinois Severe Weather Awareness Week Begins Monday

This Monday marks the beginning of Severe Weather Awareness Week in Illinois. Meteorologist Jim Kramper with the National Weather Service told us this week is used to spread awareness and encourage preparation for severe weather.

“The Illinois Severe Weather Awareness Week is an annual campaign to try to remind everybody and get everybody’s attention that springtime is almost here and spring and early summer is the most active time in terms of severe weather from thunderstorms,” Kramper said.  “So we want to get people thinking about it, start making preparations if necessary, start planning ahead, have a good source of information, and be ready in case it does happen.”

Kramper will share tips on how to prepare for severe weather throughout the week on WGEL.