Irony comes in many forms, for Gov. Jeff Colyer it comes in the form of a severe weather cancellation.

The governor's office issued a short statement that Colyer stating that a "proclamation signing for today has been canceled due to weather."

Colyer was due to sign a proclamation marking the week of March 5-9 as "Severe Weather Awareness Week in Kansas."

The delay was forced after a winter storm dumped snow and ice throughout the state overnight.

The proclamation is designed to highlight the need for awareness of approaching severe weather and the value of emergency preparedness. Although there were 60 documented tornadoes in the state last year, no deaths were attributed to those events and credits early warning, spotter and preparedness systems helping to contribute to fewer lives lost and fewer injuries.