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000 NOUS42 KCHS 191043 PNSCHS GAZ087-088-099>101-114>119-137>141-SCZ040-042>045-047>052-301800- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON SC 643 AM EDT SUN OCT 19 2014 TO: SUBSCRIBERS: -FAMILY OF SERVICES -NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE -EMERGENCY MANAGERS WEATHER INFORMATION NETWORK -NOAAPORT OTHER NWS PARTNERS AND NWS EMPLOYEES FROM: RON MORALES WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST NWS CHARLESTON SC SUBJECT: CHANGES TO WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WATCH AND WARNING CRITERIA FOR NWS CHARLESTON SC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1 2014 ON MONDAY DECEMBER 1 2014...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN CHARLESTON SC WILL CHANGE THE CRITERIA FOR WIND CHILL ADVISORIES...WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR ITS ENTIRE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. THE CURRENT CRITERIA ARE 5 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO FOR ADVISORIES...AND 10 DEGREES BELOW ZERO FOR WIND CHILL WATCHES AND WARNINGS. ON DECEMBER 1ST...THOSE CRITERIA WILL BE RAISED BASED ON AN ANALYSIS OF HISTORICAL HOURLY WIND CHILL VALUES WHICH INDICATES THE CURRENT ADVISORY...WATCH AND WARNING CRITERIA ARE TOO LOW. THE NEW WIND CHILL CRITERIA ARE AS FOLLOWS... 10 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO FOR WIND CHILL ADVISORIES AND 5 DEGREES BELOW ZERO FOR WIND CHILL WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA... ALLENDALE...INLAND BERKELEY...INLAND COLLETON...DORCHESTER...HAMPTON AND INLAND JASPER. IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA... BULLOCH...CANDLER...EFFINGHAM...EVANS...JENKINS...SCREVEN AND TATTNALL. 15 DEGREES ABOVE ZERO FOR WIND CHILL ADVISORIES AND 0 DEGREES FOR WIND CHILL WATCHES AND WARNINGS FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: IN SOUTHEAST SOUTH CAROLINA... BEAUFORT...TIDAL BERKELEY...CHARLESTON...COASTAL COLLETON AND COASTAL JASPER. IN SOUTHEAST GEORGIA...COASTAL BRYAN...INLAND BRYAN...COASTAL CHATHAM...INLAND CHATHAM...COASTAL LIBERTY...INLAND LIBERTY... LONG...COASTAL MCINTOSH AND INLAND MCINTOSH. TO REPEAT...ON DECEMBER 1 2014...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN CHARLESTON SC WILL CHANGE THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY...WATCH AND WARNING CRITERIA ACROSS ITS ENTIRE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: RON MORALES WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST OR MICHAEL EMLAW METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 5777 SOUTH AVIATION AVENUE NORTH CHARLESTON SC 29406-6162 PHONE: 843-744-0303 E-MAIL: RON.MORALES@NOAA.GOV OR MICHAEL.EMLAW@NOAA.GOV $$ ST

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