Severe Weather Awareness Week: How do you get notified about severe weather?

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On Monday, Local 5 focused on the definition of severe thunderstorms and how you should prepare for them.

One of the issues our team of meteorologists hears every year is that Iowans can often have hard time finding reliable weather information out there.

So how do you know who to trust during stormy times? 

First off, trust Local 5! For 12 years in a row, our team of meteorologists has been certified as Iowa’s “Most Accurate” forecast. Brad, Taylor, and Brandon are each fully invested in keeping Iowans safe and informed during times of active weather.

A great way to stay “in the know” is to download our WeAreIowa app. You can get customized forecasts for your specific area and even receive notifications or alerts when severe weather is impacting your area. You can also check out our interactive radar and get full in-depth videos and analysis of any severe weather or winter weather threats. Here’s how to download the app.

You can also follow us on social media here: 

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Still want more ways to stay informed? You can check out the National Weather Service in Des Moines for a more scientific break-down of the forecast. 

**IMPORTANT: Be careful of what weather information you trust on social media! There are many “weather fanatics” on Facebook and Twitter who share unreliable or incorrect weather information. Be sure to check the date on any weather posts you share, and only follow trusted meteorologists or government agencies about the forecasts. 

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