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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBANY NY
800 AM EST SAT NOV 8 2014

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK CONCLUDED YESTERDAY...

WINTER IN NEW YORK CAN BRING SOME OF NATURES MOST SEVERE CONDITIONS.
THIS WEEK WE REVIEWED THE METEOROLOGY OF HEAVY SNOWFALL...LAKE
EFFECT SNOW...NOREASTERS... BLIZZARDS...ICE STORMS...AND WINTER
FLOODING.

PREPARATION IS THE KEY TO KEEP SAFE THIS WINTER. ABOUT 70 PERCENT OF
INJURIES DUE TO ICE AND SNOW OCCUR FROM VEHICLE ACCIDENTS AND ABOUT
25 PERCENT OCCUR TO PEOPLE CAUGHT OUT IN THE STORM.

KEEP INFORMED...PAY ATTENTION TO THE LASTEST FORECASTS. WINTER STORM
OUTLOOKS ARE ISSUED TO GIVE YOU A HEADS UP FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF
SEVERE WINTER CONDITIONS IN THE NEXT 3 TO 7 DAYS. WINTER STORM WATCHES
ARE ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT DAY
OR TWO. WHILE...WINTER STORM WARNINGS ARE ISSUED WHEN SEVERE WEATHER
CONDITIONS HAVE BEGUN OR WILL BEGIN WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED BEFORE A WINTER STORM STARTS. BY TAKING A FEW
STEPS NOW...YOU CAN BE READY WHEN SEVERE WINTER WEATHER THREATENS.

FULLY CHECK AND WINTERIZE YOUR CAR OR TRUCK. CHECK YOUR
TIRES...BRAKES...WINDSHIELD WIPERS...WINDSHIELD FLUID...BATTERY...AND
ANTIFREEZE. PUT TOGETHER A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT FOR YOUR CAR WHICH
INCLUDES A FIRST AID KIT...CELL PHONE CHARGER...BLANKET OR SLEEPING
BAG...FLASHLIGHT WITH FRESH BATTERIES...SHOVEL...A SACK OF SAND OR
CAT LITTER...BOOSTER CABLES...TOW ROPE...ICE SCRAPER...BRUSH...ROAD
MAPS...HIGH ENERGY NON PERISHABLE FOOD...AND TISSUES OR BABY WIPES.

AT HOME YOU SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE POSSIBILITY YOU MAY LOSE
YOUR POWER AND HEAT. HAVE FLASHLIGHTS...BATTERY POWERED RADIO...EXTRA
BATTERIES...HIGH ENERGY FOODS THAT REQUIRE NO COOKING OR
REFRIGERATION...EXTRA MEDICINE AND BABY ITEMS...AND FIRST AID
SUPPLIES ON HAND. EMERGENCY HEAT SOURCES SUCH AS FIREPLACES...WOOD
STOVES AND SPACE HEATERS NEED TO BE USED PROPERLY TO PREVENT FIRE
AND VENTILATED PROPERLY TO PREVENT CARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. ALWAYS
MAKE SURE YOUR SMOKE ALARMS...FIRE EXTINGUISHERS AND CARBON MONOXIDE
DETECTORS ARE IN WORKING ORDER.

DO NOT FORGET ABOUT YOUR PETS. MAKE SURE THEY HAVE PLENTY OF
FOOD...WATER AND SHELTER. MOST ANIMAL DEATHS DURING WINTER STORMS
OCCUR FROM DEHYDRATION.


WHEN YOU NEED TIMELY INFORMATION...YOU CAN GET IT ON NOAA WEATHER
RADIO ALL HAZARDS. WEATHER RADIOS ARE INEXPENSIVE AND ALERT YOU OF
THE LATEST HAZARDS. MANY LOCAL TELEVISION AND RADIO STATIONS ALSO
BROADCAST WEATHER ALERTS.

WE ISSUE FREQUENT UPDATES FOR WINTER WEATHER...THAT SERVE TO GIVE
YOU THE MOST UP TO THE MINUTE...AND DETAILED...WEATHER INFORMATION
AVAILABLE. IN ADDITION...WE ISSUE STATEMENTS THAT FOLLOW UP THE
ISSUANCE OF WATCHES...WARNINGS...AND ADVISORIES.

YOUR ALBANY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST INFORMATION IS ALSO
AVAILABLE ONLINE AND ON SOCIAL MEDIA. YOU CAN REACH US AT
WEATHER.GOV/ALBANY...LIKE US ON FACEBOOK...AND TWEET ALONG ON
TWITTER @NWSALBANY. FOR WEATHER AND HYDROLOGIC INFORMATION ON
THE GO...SIMPLY GO TO MOBILE.WEATHER.GOV AND PROVIDE YOUR
LOCATION OR ZIP CODE.

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DIRIENZO



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