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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Saint Louis MO
1031 AM CST Wed Nov 16 2016

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1031 AM CST Wed Nov 16 2016

...Illinois Winter Weather Preparedness Week...
...Missouri Winter Weather Awareness Day...

The weather sure isn`t winter-like. High temperatures today will
be in the 60s and 70s with possible record high temperatures for
Thursday. Remember though, you are in the Midwest and the weather
can do a complete turn in 24 hours or less. Winter will arrive so
why not make some preparations now.

Travel in winter weather can be a huge problem. The best advice:
Don`t go if you don`t have too. If you do have to travel, be
prepared and take precautions.

1. Plan ahead. Know the forecast along your route. Try to travel
in convoy with other vehicles. Make sure other people know your
travel plans.
2. Make sure your vehicle is in good working condition. Check the
windshield wipers, cooling system, and heater. Make sure the tires
are in good shape and not severely worn.
3. Keep a survival kit in your vehicle. It should include non-
perishable food, water, blankets or extra clothes, a small shovel,
sand, battery powered radio, and flashlight.
4. If stranded, unless you can see a shelter nearby, stay in your
vehicle. Run the engine occasionally for heat. Make sure you keep
the exhaust pipe clear otherwise carbon monoxide can build up in
the vehicle. Tie a bright colored cloth to the antenna so rescuers
can see the vehicle.

$$

JPK



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