Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Wilmington, NC

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000 NOUS42 KILM 211433 PNSILM NCZ087-096-099-105>110-SCZ017-023-024-032-033-039-053>056-301730- PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILMINGTON NC 1030 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014 TO: FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ CUSTOMERS...OTHER NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ CUSTOMERS...NWS EMPLOYEES FROM: STEVEN PFAFF WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST...NWS WILMINGTON NC SUBJECT: CHANGES TO WIND CHILL ADVISORY AND WARNING CRITERIA FOR NWS WILMINGTON NC AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 1 2014 BEGINNING MONDAY DECEMBER 1 2014...THE CRITERIA BY WHICH NWS WILMINGTON NC ISSUES WIND CHILL ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS WILL CHANGE FOR ITS ENTIRE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. THE CURRENT CRITERIA ARE 0 DEGREES FOR ADVISORIES...AND 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO FOR WIND CHILL WARNINGS. ON DECEMBER 1ST...THOSE CRITERIA WILL BE RAISED BY 5 DEGREES TO 5 DEGREES AND MINUS 10 DEGREES RESPECTIVELY. ANALYSIS OF HOURLY WIND CHILL VALUES INDICATES THE CURRENT ADVISORY AND WARNING CRITERIA ARE TOO LOW FOR THE AREA. THE NORTH CAROLINA COUNTIES AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE ARE: BLADEN...BRUNSWICK...COLUMBUS...NEW HANOVER...PENDER...AND ROBESON. THE SOUTH CAROLINA COUNTIES AFFECTED BY THIS CHANGE ARE: DARLINGTON...DILLON...FLORENCE...GEORGETOWN...HORRY...MARION... MARLBORO...AND WILLIAMSBURG. TO REPEAT...ON DECEMBER 1 2014...THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WEATHER FORECAST OFFICE IN WILMINGTON NC WILL CHANGE THE WIND CHILL ADVISORY AND WARNING CRITERIA ACROSS ITS ENTIRE AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS...PLEASE CONTACT: STEVEN PFAFF WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST OR MICHAEL CAROPOLO METEOROLOGIST IN CHARGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE 2015 GARDNER DR. WILMINGTON NC 28405 PHONE: 910-762-0524 X223 OR 910763-8331 EMAIL: STEVEN.PFAFF@NOAA.GOV OR MICHAEL.CAROPOLO@NOAA.GOV $$ SRP

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