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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPRINGFIELD MO
500 AM CDT THU NOV 20 2014

WINTER`S APPROACHING AND YOUR NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WOULD LIKE TO
SHARE THIS WINTER INFORMATION WITH YOU.

WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES ARE WHAT THE ACTUAL
TEMPERATURES...FEELS...LIKE WHEN COMBINED WITH WIND. FOR EXAMPLE...A
TEMPERATURE OF 15 DEGREES COMBINED WITH A 15 MPH WIND WILL MAKE IT
SEEM MORE LIKE ZERO.  IF YOU DROP THE ACTUAL TEMPERATURE TO ZERO AND
KEEP THE WIND AT 15 MPH?WIND CHILLS DROP TO MINUS 19 AND FROST BITE
WILL OCCUR WITHIN A HALF HOUR.

THE NWS ISSUES WIND CHILL WARNINGS WHEN THE WIND CHILL TEMPERATURES
ARE FORECAST TO BE MINUS 25 DEGREES OR LOWER.  WIND CHILL ADVISORIES
ARE ISSUED FOR WIND CHILLS BETWEEN MINUS 10 AND MINUS 24 DEGREES.
FROST BITE IS A CERTAINTY...SO BE SURE TO COVER ALL EXPOSED SKIN.

EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT SNOW IS, BUT DO YOU KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN.  SLEET OR ICE PELLETS ARE FROZEN RAIN DROPS
OR REFROZEN SNOWFLAKES WHICH BOUNCE WHEN HITTING A HARD SURFACE.
THEY HAVE A TRANSPARENT APPEARANCE AND A DIAMETER OF ABOUT TWO
TENTHS OF AN INCH. SLEET DOES NOT STICK TO TREES OR POWER LINES.

ICE THAT FORMS ON TREES AND POWER LINES CAN MAKE TRAVEL EXTREMELY
DANGEROUS AND IS THE RESULT OF FREEZING RAIN OR DRIZZLE. THE
PRECIPITATION FALLS IN LIQUID FORM BUT FREEZES UPON IMPACT WHEN
TEMPERATURES ARE BELOW FREEZING...RESULTING IN A COATING OF ICE ON
ALL EXPOSED SURFACES. THE THICKNESS OF ICE GENERALLY RANGES FROM A
THIN GLAZE TO A COATING ABOUT 1 INCH THICK.  THIS EXTRA WEIGHT CAN
RESULT IN DOWNING OF TREES AND POWER LINES AND WIDESPREAD POWER LOSS.

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