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Issued by NWS Dodge City, KS

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DODGE CITY KS
248 PM CDT THU SEP 25 2014

...CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS OFFICES REEVALUATE WIND HAZARD THRESHOLDS...

EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1, 2014 AT 0000 COORDINATED UNIVERSAL TIME
(UTC), THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES IN DODGE CITY
AND GOODLAND, KANSAS AND HASTINGS AND NORTH PLATTE, NEBRASKA WILL
CEASE ISSUING WIND ADVISORIES. WIND ADVISORIES NORMALLY ARE ISSUED
FOR SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH AND WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND
57 MPH.

THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICES
SOLICITED INPUT FROM USERS IN A PUBLIC ONLINE SURVEY FROM APRIL
28TH TO JULY 29TH TO EVALUATE THE IMPACTS OF WINDS MEETING
ADVISORY CRITERIA. INPUT GAINED FROM USERS REVEALED THAT FEW TAKE
ACTION TO MITIGATE THE EFFECTS OF SUCH WINDS SINCE THEY ARE SO
COMMON IN THE HIGH PLAINS. ADVISORIES SHOULD BE ISSUED ONLY FOR
METEOROLOGICAL EVENTS THAT POSE A THREAT TO SAFETY OR HAVE AN
ECONOMIC IMPACT, AND USER INPUT SHOWED THAT WIND ADVISORIES DO NOT
MEET THIS STANDARD ON THE CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS.

HIGH WIND WARNINGS WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED FOR EVENTS WHEN
SUSTAINED WINDS OF 40 MPH OR MORE AND/OR WIND GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR
MORE ARE EXPECTED. BLOWING DUST ADVISORIES FOR WIDESPREAD BLOWING
DUST WITH LOCAL VISIBILITIES NEAR A QUARTER OF A MILE AND DUST
STORM WARNINGS FOR WIDESPREAD VISIBILITIES LESS THAN A QUARTER OF
A MILE ALSO WILL CONTINUE TO BE ISSUED. FORECASTS OF SURFACE
WINDS AND WIND GUSTS FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS ARE AVAILABLE ON ALL
HAZARDS NOAA WEATHER RADIO AND IN GRAPHICAL OR TEXT FORMAT ONLINE
AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/DDC. WINDS MEETING ADVISORY AND WARNING
CRITERIA ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN THE GRAPHICAL HAZARDOUS WEATHER
OUTLOOK AT WWW.CRH.NOAA.GOV/DDC/?N=HWO FOR EASY REFERENCE.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

LARRY RUTHI
METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE
LARRY.RUTHI@NOAA.GOV
620-225-6514

JEFFERY HUTTON
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
JEFF.HUTTON@NOAA.GOV
620-225-6514

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