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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
553 AM CST SUN FEB 14 2016

...THIS WEEK IS SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN ALABAMA...

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN PROCLAIMED SEVERE WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN
ALABAMA BY GOVERNOR ROBERT BENTLEY.  DURING THIS SPECIAL WEEK,
ALABAMIANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO LEARN AND OR REVIEW THE PROPER SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS NECESSARY FOR PROTECTING THEIR LIVES DURING SEVERE
WEATHER. ADVANCE PLANNING AND INCREASED AWARENESS WILL HELP
ALABAMA RESIDENTS SURVIVE THESE POTENTIALLY DEADLY STORMS.

SEVERE WEATHER HAS OCCURRED IN ALABAMA EVERY MONTH OF THE YEAR AND
AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY OR NIGHT. BUT THE SPRING SEVERE WEATHER
SEASON TYPICALLY IS THE MOST ACTIVE OF THE YEAR. THE SPRING SEVERE
WEATHER SEASON RUNS FROM MARCH THROUGH MAY. WE ALSO ENDURE A FALL
SEVERE WEATHER SEASON WHERE ANOTHER PEAK IN ACTIVITY OCCURS. THIS
SEASON TYPICALLY RUNS FROM NOVEMBER THROUGH MID DECEMBER.

WE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING VARIOUS SEVERE WEATHER SAFETY INFORMATION
THROUGHOUT THE WEEK. HERE ARE THE TOPICS WE WILL BE COVERING EACH
DAY.

MONDAY...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS.
TUESDAY...LIGHTNING.
WEDNESDAY...TORNADOES.
THURSDAY...FLOODING AND FLASH FLOODING.
FRIDAY...RECEIVING WEATHER ALERTS.

GRAPHICS RELATING TO THESE TOPICS WILL BE POSTED TO THE WEB AND
SOCIAL MEDIA EACH DAY OF THE WEEK. YOU CAN VIEW THESE SPECIAL
EDUCATIONAL GRAPHICS BY VISITING OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV
AND THEN CLICKING ON CENTRAL ALABAMA, OR LIKE US ON FACEBOOK BY
SEARCHING FOR NWS BIRMINGHAM AND FOLLOW US ON TWITTER
@NWSBIRMINGHAM.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, YOU MAY CONTACT JIM STEFKOVICH,
METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE, NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM,
AT 205-664-3010, EXTENSION 222, OR JOHN DE BLOCK, WARNING
COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST, AT EXTENSION 223.

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