This week in Alabama is Severe Weather Awareness Week with the National Weather Service in Birmingham. During this week, the NWS will share information about preparedness, safety, various hazards, why there are concerns about manufactured homes, and insight into our resiliency when it comes to severe weather.

Are You the Unofficial Weather Expert in Your Living Room?

A fun way to enjoy a serious topic of severe weather is testing your knowledge with the “Weather Trivia Night” hosted by the National Weather Service in Birmingham.  According to their Facebook Page, the NWS wants to know, “Who in your family has the weather know-how?”

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Severe Weather Awareness Week will feature a fun and educational trivia night focused on weather myths, facts, and interesting tidbits.

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The NWS encourages you to grab your virtual game chair this Thursday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. and join their Facebook page as Meteorologists will go live.  Of course, you can comment with your answers; there might be time for some questions, too.

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