Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
1000 AM CDT MON OCT 6 2014 /0900 AM MDT MON OCT 6 2014/

...CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS OFFICES REEVALUATE WIND HAZARD THRESHOLDS...

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2014 AT 0000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME (UTC),
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES IN DODGE CITY AND
GOODLAND, KANSAS AND HASTINGS AND NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA WILL CEASE
ISSUING WIND ADVISORIES. WIND ADVISORIES ARE NORMALLY ISSUED FOR
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH AND WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH.

THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES
SOLICITED INPUT FROM USERS IN A PUBLIC ONLINE SURVEY FROM APRIL 28TH
TO JULY 29TH TO EVALUATE THE IMPACTS OF WINDS MEETING ADVISORY
CRITERIA. INPUT GAINED FROM USERS REVEALED THAT FEW TAKE ACTION TO
MITIGATE THE  EFFECT OF SUCH WINDS, SINCE THEY ARE SO COMMON IN THE
HIGH PLAINS. ADVISORIES SHOULD BE ISSUED ONLY FOR METEOROLOGICAL
EVENTS THAT ARE RARE AND POSE A THREAT TO SAFETY OR HAVE AN ECONOMIC
IMPACT, AND USER INPUT SHOWED THAT WIND ADVISORIES DO NOT MEET THIS
STANDARD ON THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS.

HIGH WIND WARNINGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED FOR EVENTS WHEN
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH OR MORE AND/OR WIND GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR
MORE ARE EXPECTED. BLOWING DUST ADVISORIES FOR WIDESPREAD BLOWING
DUST WITH LOCAL VISIBILITIES NEAR A QUARTER OF A MILE AND DUST STORM
WARNINGS FOR WIDESPREAD VISIBILITIES LESS THAN A QUARTER OF A MILE
ALSO WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED.

FORECASTS OF SURFACE WINDS AND WIND GUSTS FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS
ARE AVAILABLE OVER ALL HAZARDS NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND IN GRAPHICAL
OR TEXT FORMAT ONLINE AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/LBF. WINDS MEETING WARNING
CRITERIA ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN THE HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR EASY
REFERENCE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

      JOHN STOPPKOTTE
      ACTING METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE
      JOHN.STOPPKOTTE@NOAA.GOV
      308-532-4936

      TERESA KECK
      WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
      TERESA.KECK@NOAA.GOV
      308-532-4936











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