Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
600 AM CST WED NOV 19 2014

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS IN THE MID SOUTH...

TODAY WE WILL FOCUS ON WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL TIPS AND SAFETY RULES.

THANKSGIVING IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER AND OTHER HOLIDAY TRAVEL IS
COMING SOON. NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO FOCUS ON WINTER TRAVEL.

ABOUT 70 PERCENT OF DEATHS LINKED TO WINTRY WEATHER HAPPEN IN
AUTOMOBILES. HERE ARE SOME TIPS TO HELP FROM BEING PART OF THAT
WOEFUL STATISTIC...

MAKE CHECKING THE LATEST WEATHER REPORTS PART OF YOUR TRAVEL
PLANS SO YOU CAN AVOID STORMS.

CARRY A NOAA WEATHER RADIO ALONG TO TUNE INTO LOCAL WEATHER
INFORMATION 24 HOURS A DAY.

FULLY CHECK AND WINTERIZE YOUR VEHICLE BEFORE THE WINTER SEASON
BEGINS.

CARRY A WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT IN YOUR CAR. THE KIT SHOULD
INCLUDE ...

1.  BLANKETS OR SLEEPING BAGS
2.  A FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES
3.  A FIRST AID KIT
4.  A KNIFE
5.  SOME HIGH-CALORIE, NON-PERISHABLE FOOD
6.  EXTRA CLOTHING TO KEEP DRY
7.  A LARGE EMPTY CAN AND PLASTIC COVER WITH TISSUES AND PAPER TOWELS
    FOR SANITARY PURPOSES
8.  A SMALLER CAN AND WATER-PROOF MATCHES TO MELT SNOW FOR DRINKING
    WATER
9.  A SACK OF SAND OR CAT LITTER FOR TRACTION
10. A SHOVEL
11. A WINDSHIELD SCRAPER AND BRUSH
12. A TOOL KIT FOR EMERGENCY REPAIRS
13. A TOW ROPE
14. BATTERY BOOSTER CABLES
15. A CLEAN WATER CONTAINER
16. A COMPASS AND ROAD MAPS.

KEEP YOUR GAS TANK NEAR FULL TO AVOID ICE IN THE TANK AND FUEL LINES.
TRY NOT TO TRAVEL ALONE. LET SOMEONE KNOW YOUR TIMETABLE AND
PRIMARY AND ALTERNATE ROUTES.

A LAST REMINDER...A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT WINTER WEATHER
IS POSSIBLE...A WINTER STORM WARNING IS WHEN WINTER WEATHER HAS
BEGUN OR IS ABOUT TO BEGIN. START YOUR PREPARATIONS NOW FOR THE
SAFEST WINTER SEASON POSSIBLE AND STAY TUNED TO THE FORECAST.

WE WANT THIS AND ALL WINTER SEASONS TO BE THE SAFEST POSSIBLE. IF
YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS OR ANY WEATHER RELATED QUESTIONS...FEEL
FREE TO CONTACT YOUR THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN MEMPHIS.

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