Weather Preparedness

Arma offers residents, visitors and businesses a clean, friendly, small town environment with a moderate climate. Being located geographically where we are, if you don't like the weather just wait a bit, it will change.
While our summers have a few hot days, and our winters have a few cold snaps. The weather is exceptionally great, but like most areas, you need to pay attention and be prepared for our changing display of seasons.
TORNADO ALERTS:

TORNADO ALERTS:

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TORNADO WATCH

BE READY

Be Ready to move to a safe place as conditions are favorable for tornadoes to occur.

When issued a tornado watch, residents should take a moment to organize and prepare for what they need to do in the event of a warning.

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Nikolas Noonan - Windsor, Colorado

tornado on ground

TORNADO WARNING

TAKE ACTION

Take Action and get to a safe place now! A tornado has been spotted or indicated on weather radar.

When issued a tornado warning, residents should be already prepared and actively taking shelter in a pre-determined safe area.

Community Shelter Locations:

Arma High School.

SUMMER HEAT ALERTS:

SUMMER HEAT ALERTS:

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HEAT EXHAUSTION

Act Fast

Heat exhaustion if not dealt with, will lead to heat stroke. Know the signs that take place:

  • dizziness, light headed
  • thirst, extensive sweating,
  • nausea and weakness

If you believe you or someone maybe experiencing the onset of heat exhaustion, be sure to:

  • move to a cooler area,
  • loosen tight clothing,
  • sip cool water

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Markus Winkler - Germany

tornado on ground

HEAT STROKE

Act Immediately

Heat stroke can cause death or permanent injury. Know the signs that take place:

  • confusion, unclear responses,
  • dizziness, stumbling,
  • unconsciousness

To protect yourself and others you believe are experiencing heat stroke, be sure to:

  • move individual from the heat,
  • cool with water and or ice,
  • seek medical help.

WINTER COLD ALERTS:

WINTER COLD ALERTS:

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WATCHES

Winter Storm Watch:

  • conditions favorable for a winter storm event which is a threat to life or property.

Blizzard Watch:

  • conditions favorable for blizzard event,
  • low visibility < 1/4 mile,
  • winds at least 35 mph

ADVISORIES

Winter Weather Advisory:

  • snow of 3-5" in 12 hrs,
  • sleet < 1/2 inch,
  • freezing rain with sleet/snow
  • blowing snow

Freezing Rain Advisory:

  • ice accumulation < 1/4"

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Joshua Fuller - London

tornado on ground

WARNINGS

Winter Storm Warning:

  • heavy snow of 6" in 12 hrs,
  • heavy snow of 8" in 24 hrs,
  • sleet of 1/2" or more.

Ice Storm Warning:

  • ice accumulation 1/4" or more.

Blizzard Warning:

  • blizzard conditions for at least 3 hours.