Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
607 AM CDT THU MAY 21 2015

...PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT...

THE FOLLOWING IS A SAFE BOATING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL SAFE
BOATING COUNCIL AND THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE A MARINER`S WORST NIGHTMARE. THEY CAN DEVELOP
QUICKLY AND CREATE DANGEROUS WIND AND WAVE CONDITIONS. THUNDERSTORMS
CAN BRING SHIFTING AND GUSTY WINDS...LIGHTNING...WATERSPOUTS...AND
TORRENTIAL DOWNPOURS WHICH CAN TURN A DAY`S PLEASURE INTO A
NIGHTMARE OF DISTRESS.

THERE ARE NO SPECIFIC WARNINGS OR ADVISORIES FOR LIGHTNING BUT ALL
THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCE LIGHTNING. A LIGHTNING STRIKE TO A VESSEL CAN
BE CATASTROPHIC...ESPECIALLY IF IT RESULTS IN A FIRE OR LOSS OF
ELECTRONICS. IF YOUR BOAT HAS A CABIN...THEN STAY INSIDE AND AVOID
TOUCHING METAL OR ELECTRICAL DEVICES. IF YOUR BOAT DOESN`T HAVE A
CABIN...STAY AS LOW AS YOU CAN IN THE BOAT.

BOATERS SHOULD USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN THUNDERSTORM CONDITIONS EXIST
AND HAVE A PLAN OF ESCAPE. MARINERS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE AS AT
TIMES THEY MAY UNABLE TO REACH PORT QUICKLY. IT IS THEREFORE
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED YOU DO NOT VENTURE OUT IF THUNDERSTORMS ARE A
POSSIBILITY. IF YOU DO VENTURE OUT AND RECOGNIZE THUNDERSTORMS
NEARBY...HEAD TO PORT OR SAFE SHELTER AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.
ULTIMATELY...BOATING SAFETY BEGINS ASHORE WITH PLANNING AND
TRAINING. KEEP IN MIND THAT THUNDERSTORMS ARE USUALLY BRIEF SO
WAITING IT OUT IS BETTER THAN RIDING IT OUT.

THIS MESSAGE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AND
THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING COUNCIL. VISIT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE ON THE WEB AT WWW.WEATHER.GOVAND THE NATIONAL SAFE BOATING
COUNCIL AT WWW.SAFEBOATINGCOUNCIL.ORG.

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