What exactly is "severe weather" to you? Chances are those words mean thunderstorms, lightning and maybe a tornado. And you would be correct. But "severe weather" also can mean some of the stuff we've seen since around Christmastime, like heavy snow, ice and strong winds causing power outages and hazardous conditions.

The Michigan Committee For Severe Weather Awareness is always encouraging you to "be prepared and be safe" no matter the time of year.  And again for 2014, they are asking for your child to enter a submission for the Severe Weather Awareness poster contest!

It's open to any 4th or 5th grade student in Michigan.  First place prize is $200, second place is $100, third place is $75 and honorable mention gets $50.  Posters must be mailed by February 15, 2014 to the National Weather Service Office at 9200 White Lake Road, White Lake, Michigan 48386.

You can see all the rules by clicking HERE.  Seriously, make sure you read them before you begin.

 

 

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