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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Albany NY
800 AM EDT Sun Oct 29 2017

...Winter Weather Awareness Week Begins Today...

October 29 to November 4 is Winter Weather Awareness
Week in New York and New England.

Winter in our area can bring some of natures most severe
conditions. The December 2008 ice storm, the October
snowstorm of 2011 and the blizzard of March 2017 are
recent examples of the crippling effects of winter
weather. The National Weather Service urges everyone
to be prepared for the upcoming winter season. Each
day this week we will explore actions you can take to
reduce the impact of winter weather.

Monday we will feature a review of winter weather
preparedness activities designed to mitigate adverse
impacts on your safety and health.

Tuesday we will review the meteorology of winter weather
with an emphasis on heavy snowfall, lake effect snow,
noreasters, and blizzards.

Wednesday we will continue our study of winter meteorology as
we look at ice storms.

Thursday we turn our attention to winter flooding with a focus
n ice jams.

Friday we investigate the criteria for the issuance of winter
weather watches, warnings, and advisories and what actions you
should take when a watch, warning or advisory is issued.

Finally on Saturday, we review Winter Weather Awareness Week with
an emphasis on preparedness. Taking steps now to prepare for winter
weather will allow you to keep safe this winter and enjoy the season.

When you need timely weather information, you can get it on NOAA
Weather Radio All Hazards. Weather radios are inexpensive and alert
you when severe winter weather is forecast. We are broadcasting
twenty four hours a day from stations in New York and western New England.

Your Albany National Weather Service Forecast Office 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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