Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Memphis, TN

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
600 AM CST MON NOV 17 2014

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

THIS WEEK...WE WILL BRING UP A FEW WINTER WEATHER ISSUES AND WAYS
TO AVOID DANGEROUS SITUATIONS. DURING EACH WEEKDAY...A DIFFERENT
WINTER WEATHER TOPIC WILL BE COVERED...

    TODAY...WINTER WEATHER WATCHES...AND WARNINGS
    TUESDAY...FROSTBITE...AND HYPOTHERMIA
    WEDNESDAY...WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL TIPS AND SAFETY RULES
    THURSDAY...WINTER PRECIPITATION TYPES
    FRIDAY...WINTER SAFETY FOR YOUR HOME

HERE ARE A FEW TERMS THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE USES WITH WINTER
WEATHER.

WINTER STORM WATCH...
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THAT DANGEROUS WINTER WEATHER IS
POSSIBLE AND YOU NEED TO BE ALERT TO CHANGING WEATHER CONDITIONS
AND AVOID UNNECESSARY TRAVEL.

WINTER STORM WARNING...
A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER HAS BEGUN OR
ARE ABOUT TO BEGIN IN YOUR AREA. STAY INDOORS DURING THE STORM.  IF
YOU MUST GO OUTDOORS...SEVERAL LAYERS OF LIGHTWEIGHT CLOTHING WILL
KEEP YOU WARMER THAN A SINGLE HEAVY COAT. WEARING GLOVES AND A
HAT WILL PREVENT LOSS OF BODY HEAT. COVER YOUR MOUTH TO PROTECT
YOUR LUNGS.  UNDERSTAND THE HAZARDS OF WINDCHILL. WALK CAREFULLY
ON SNOWY...ICY SIDEWALKS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE REMINDS YOU TO BE PREPARED BEFORE
WINTER STORMS STRIKE. HAVE EXTRA BATTERIES FOR FLASHLIGHTS...FOOD
AND WATER...EXTRA MEDICATION...FIRST-AID SUPPLIES...AND BLANKETS FOR
ADDITIONAL WARMTH AVAILABLE IN CASE OF EMERGENCIES. BE READY FOR
WINTER STORMS BY LISTENING TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO OR YOUR LOCAL
NEWS STATION.

DURING WINTER STORMS...STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER RADIO FOR
INFORMATION AND EMERGENCY INSTRUCTIONS. POST EMERGENCY
TELEPHONE NUMBERS BY THE PHONE AND KEEP ENOUGH SUPPLIES IN YOUR
HOME TO MEET YOUR NEEDS FOR AT LEAST THREE DAYS. PREPARE FOR
WINTER WEATHER BEFORE IT ARRIVES.

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