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.
Know the Risks
Understand the types of emergencies you might encounter through-out the year. Educate yourself about the situations you might face.
Make a Plan
If you should get seperated from your family, have a plan on where or how to make contact with each other.
Have a Kit
You should have a kit available to assist you in getting all your necessary items together quickly. This includes medications, maybe a change of clothes, or simply power for lights and cell phones.
Winter Cold Alerts
Winter Storm WatchBe Prepared
Winter Storm Watch:
- conditions favorable for a winter storm event which is a threat to life or property.
- conditions favor a blizzard event,
- low visibility less than 1/4 mile,
- winds of at least 35 mph or more.
Winter Weather Advisory:
- snow of 3-5" within 12 hrs,
- sleet up to 1/2 inch,
- freezing rain of sleet/snow mix
- reduced visibility blowing snow
Freezing Rain Advisory:
- ice accumulation less than 1/4"
Winter Storm WarningAct Immediately
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 conditions for at least 3 hours.
Summer Heat Alerts
HEAT EXHAUSTIONAct Soon
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
HEAT STROKEAct Immediately
Heat stroke can cause death or permanent injury. Know the signs that take place:
- confusion, unclear responses,
- dizziness, stumbling,
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.
Tornado WATCHBe 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.
Tornado WARNINGTake 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:
Shelter 1: Arma High School