Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
913 AM CST THU NOV 6 2014 /813 AM MST THU NOV 6 2014/

...TODAY IS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS DAY IN NEBRASKA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALONG WITH THE NEBRASKA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
AGENCY AND THE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIVISION DECLARED THURSDAY...NOVEMBER
6TH AS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS DAY IN NEBRASKA.

THIS DAY PROVIDES ALL THE ABILITY TO PLAN AHEAD AND BE PREPARED
FOR THE HAZARDS AND IMPACTS THAT WINTER STORMS CAN PRODUCE. WINTER
STORMS ARE CONSIDERED DECEPTIVE KILLERS. MOST DEATHS ARE
INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE STORM....WHERE FATALITIES EACH YEAR ARISE FROM
TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS ON ICY ROADS...IN SHOVELING HEAVY SNOW AND FROM
THE EXTREME COLD THAT CAN CAUSE HYPOTHERMIA.

WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS DAY PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW
AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH SAFETY RULES AND MAKE PLANS. THOSE PLANS
CAN FOCUS ON THE HOME OR AT WORK TO PROTECT YOURSELF...YOUR FAMILY OR
EMPLOYEES BEFORE WINTER STORMS STRIKE.

WINTER STORMS CAN INCLUDE HEAVY SNOW...ICE...STRONG WINDS THAT
CREATE BLIZZARDS OR A COMBINATION OF HAZARDS...SO KNOW THE
WORDS...WATCH...WARNING AND ADVISORY. A WINTER STORM WATCH
PROVIDES ADVANCE NOTICE THAT WINTER STORM CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE
BUT EXACT DETAILS MAY BE UNCERTAIN...AND THE TIME TO PREPARE. A
WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT WINTER HAZARDS AND IMPACTS
ARE AN IMMINENT THREAT TO LIFE OR PROPERTY. A WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORY IS ISSUED WHEN A WINTER WEATHER EVENT MAY CAUSE A LOCAL
INCONVENIENCE OR CREATE A DANGER IF CAUTION IS NOT USED.

FOR MORE WINTER WEATHER INFORMATION...THIS YEAR`S WINTER WEATHER
AWARENESS DAY PACKET CAN BE FOUND AT: HTTP://GOO.GL/M6X7YJ (ALL
LOWERCASE- EXCEPT THE "X" AND "Y" ARE CAPITALIZED. ONLY THE 6 AND
7 ARE THE ONLY NUMBERS).

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

TERESA KECK
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTH PLATTE NE
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/NORTHPLATTE
308-532-4936 X 726

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