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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
945 AM EDT SAT MAR 21 2015

...NEXT WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA...

EACH SPRING BEFORE THE ONSET OF THE THUNDERSTORM AND FLASH FLOOD
SEASON...THE PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY...COUNTY
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCIES...AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
SPONSOR ONE WEEK OF SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS.

THIS YEAR...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES THAT SERVE
PENNSYLVANIA AND THE PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY HAVE
DECLARED THE WEEK OF MARCH 23RD THROUGH MARCH 27TH AS SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS EMBARKED ON A VISION...TO BECOME A
WEATHER READY NATION WHICH MEANS THAT EVERYONE IS PREPARED BEFORE THE
STORM HITS...RECEIVES THE WARNINGS AND KNOWS WHAT TO DO TO KEEP
SAFE. THIS IS JUST PART OF THE WEATHER READY NATION VISION. FOR MORE
INFORMATION ON WEATHER READY NATION SEE:
HTTP://WWW.NWS.NOAA.GOV/COM/WEATHERREADYNATION/ (ALL LOWER CASE)

AS A PART OF THE WEATHER READY VISION...ALL PENNSYLVANIA NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE OFFICES WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK WITH THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. SEVERE WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK IS A TIME TO LEARN MORE ABOUT
THUNDERSTORMS...TORNADOES...LIGHTNING...FLASH FLOODING AND RIVER
FLOODING AND PREPARE FOR THE DANGERS THEY BRING TO PENNSYLVANIA
DURING THE WARMER PART OF THE YEAR.

EACH DAY NEXT WEEK THE FOCUS WILL BE ON A DIFFERENT TOPIC...WITH AN
EMPHASIS ON WEATHER SAFETY AND PREPAREDNESS. BELOW ARE THE TOPICS
THAT WILL BE COVERED.

ON MONDAY MARCH 23...THE TOPIC WILL BE TORNADOES.

ON TUESDAY MARCH 24...THE TOPIC WILL BE SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.

ON WEDNESDAY MARCH 25...THE TOPIC WILL BE FLASH FLOODING.

ON THURSDAY MARCH 26...THE TOPIC WILL BE RIVER FLOODING.

ON FRIDAY MARCH 27...THE TOPIC WILL BE SKYWARN SPOTTERS.

PLAN AHEAD FOR THE HAZARDS THAT THUNDERSTORMS CREATE.  HELP US MAKE
SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK A SUCCESS...BY BEING PREPARED.
IT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE.

$$

DAVID J. NICOSIA
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NOAA`S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY





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