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000 NOUS41 KOKX 302002 PNSOKX NYZ067>075-078>081-176>179-311000- Public Information Statement National Weather Service New York NY 402 PM EDT Mon Oct 30 2017 ...THIS WEEK IS WINTER WEATHER AWARENESS WEEK IN NEW YORK STATE... The topic for today is winter weather preparedness. Long term seasonal outlooks are issued by the NWS Climate Prediction Center. The latest winter outlook indicates a higher probability of above normal temperatures. There are equal chances for above, below, and near normal precipitation. This means that there is not a strong enough signal to shift the probability in one direction. Shorter term climate factors that are difficult to predict more than 1 to 2 weeks in advance will have greater influence on the weather. National Weather Service field offices issue... Hazardous Weather Outlooks...3 to 7 days before the onset of potential hazardous weather... Watches...usually 24 to 36 hours before the potential onset of Hazardous weather... Warnings and Advisories...usually up to 24 hours before the onset of hazardous weather. New streamlined services starting this season include... Only one Winter Weather Watch...Winter Storm. There are three types of Winter Weather Warnings...Blizzard...Winter Storm and Wind Chill. There are two types of Winter Weather Advisories...Winter Weather and wind chill. Winter storms bring snow, freezing rain, sleet, flooding and high winds. Be prepared before a storm strikes. Do you have adequate supplies at home, at work and in your vehicle? Dress properly for the season. Do you know what to do if you become caught in a winter storm whether you are outside or inside a vehicle, or inside your home? Does your family have a disaster plan? The next statement around 6 am Tuesday will cover heavy snow. $$ is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.