Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
1100 AM CDT WED JUL 15 2015

...RECENT SEVERE SUMMER STORMS AND SOME REMINDERS...

THERE HAS BEEN A FLURRY OF SEVERE SUMMER STORM ACTIVITY SO FAR THIS
WEEK...AND ITS LIKELY TO CONTINUE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
WEEK.

SO YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU THAT:

- WE ISSUE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNINGS WHEN THE THE PRIMARY THREAT
IS FOR LARGE HAIL AND/OR DAMAGING WINDS ALONG A STORMS PATH.

- WE ISSUE TORNADO WARNINGS WHEN THE PRIMARY THREAT INCLUDES A
STRONG POSSIBILITY FOR A FUNNEL TO FORM AND TO IMPACT THE GROUND AS
A TORNADO...SOMEWHERE ALONG THAT STORMS PATH.

- AND...BY THE WAY...WE DONT ACTUALLY SOUND SIRENS IN YOUR
COMMUNITIES. THAT IS DONE BY YOUR LOCAL PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICIALS IN
RESPONSE TO OUR WARNINGS OR THE ACTUAL SIGHTING OF A WEATHER RELATED
THREAT NEAR YOUR AREA.

WHEREAS LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS ARE QUITE DESTRUCTIVE...AND
THEY PRODUCE THE MOST OVERALL ECONOMIC DAMAGE TO OUR AREA EACH
SUMMER...THE TORNADO IS TYPICALLY MUCH MORE DEADLY.

WHEN SUCH SEVERE STORMS ARE IN YOUR AREA WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO SEEK A
STUDY SHELTER FOR PROTECTION FROM THE ELEMENTS...ESPECIALLY IF STORM
SIRENS ARE ACTIVATED OR STORM WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT FOR YOUR
IMMEDIATE AREA.

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GUST



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