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  • Texas Panhandle Winter Weather Awareness Week – November 16-20

    The Texas Panhandle region is prone to winter weather impacts.  Amarillo receives an average of 17.9 inches of snow annually during winter months.  In addition, the Texas Panhandle can experience extreme cold temperatures, especially associated with the passage of cold fronts that move through the region from the northern Rocky Mountains and Plains states.

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recently issued the U.S. Winter Outlook that indicates a cooler and wetter winter across the southern U.S. due to a strong El Niño phenomenon in the Tropical Pacific.  While this is simply an indication of what winter may hold, it serves as a reminder of the importance of preparing in advance for winter weather.

    The Office of Emergency Management has prepared a series of winter weather preparedness bulletins to outline winter preparedness actions.  Whether you live in the Amarillo area or are simply travelling through the region, resolve to be ready: Be Informed; Make a Plan; Build a Kit; and Get Involved!