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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NASHVILLE TN
857 AM CST SUN NOV 16 2014

...WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IS NOVEMBER 16-22 2014...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IS HIGHLIGHTING WINTER WEATHER
AWARENESS WEEK ACROSS TENNESSEE FROM NOVEMBER 16 TO 22 2014.
PREPARATION AND AWARENESS OF WINTER STORMS ARE KEY TO LESSENING THE
DANGERS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH WINTER WEATHER OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL MONTHS.

BE PREPARED BEFORE WINTER STORMS STRIKE WITH THE FOLLOWING WINTER
PREPAREDNESS TIPS.

* STOCK UP ON FOOD...WATER...AND MEDICATION WELL AHEAD OF A WINTER
STORM
* HAVE EXTRA BATTERIES FOR FLASHLIGHTS...MOBILE PHONES...AND NOAA
WEATHER RADIOS
* MAKE A WINTER PREPAREDNESS KIT FOR YOUR VEHICLE WITH AN ICE
SCRAPER...BLANKETS...FIRST AID KIT...JUMPER CABLES...AND ROAD MAPS
* KEEP EXTRA BLANKETS AND CLOTHING FOR WARMTH
* WEAR LAYERS OF CLOTHING...HATS AND GLOVES TO PROTECT FROM COLD
* AVOID OVER EXPOSURE TO COLD AS FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA CAN
RESULT IN INJURY OR EVEN DEATH

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN NASHVILLE USES THE FOLLOWING
PRODUCTS AND CRITERIA FOR WINTER WEATHER.

* WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY...ISSUED FOR MINOR ACCUMULATIONS OF SNOW
UP TO 3 INCHES...OR ICE UP TO ONE QUARTER INCH. IMPACTS TO TRAVEL
ARE POSSIBLE.

* WINTER STORM WATCH...ISSUED FOR POTENTIAL OF SIGNIFICANT
ACCUMULATION OF SNOW OVER 3 INCHES...OR ICE OVER ONE QUARTER INCH.
MAJOR IMPACTS TO TRAVEL OR DAMAGE TO TREES AND POWER LINES ARE
POSSIBLE.

* WINTER STORM WARNING...ISSUED WHEN A MAJOR WINTER STORM IS
EXPECTED WITH SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATION OF SNOW OVER 3 INCHES...OR
ICE OVER ONE QUARTER INCH. MAJOR IMPACTS TO TRAVEL...TREES...AND
POWER LINES ARE ANTICIPATED.

WHEN WINTER STORMS THREATEN...STAY TUNED TO NOAA WEATHER
RADIO...YOUR LOCAL MEDIA...AND THE INTERNET TO KEEP UP TO DATE WITH
THE LATEST INFORMATION.

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